Into Every Generation....
Disclaimer: see chapter one
AN: Just for the sake of my mental health,lets just say that when Willow and Dawn told Giles about Daniel, Teal’c and the SGC, they told the rest of the Scoobies as well. Thanks.
AN2: Thanks for all the reviews, especially the ones that gave constructive criticism, it really helped. Still looking for a beta if anyone’s interested.
Timeline: Set during season 7 of Stargate. For the story to work, 'Chosen' had to have taken place in 1996. This is because Dawn is about 17 then. In this fic she is 24.
Dawn just stared at Daniel as he finished his explanation. To be honest, it wasn’t that far of a stretch, considering what they dealt with on a day to day basis, but she was still a little shocked.
Faith was the first to recover. “Well I’ll be damned, guess that explains muscles over there.”
Dawn looked at Faith, she swore if shoes started to run around by themselves and dancing everywhere she wouldn’t bat an eye.
‘Well that was a weird thought, even for you Dawnie’ Willow’s voice echoed in her head.
‘What have I told you about knocking’ Dawn thought back.
‘Sorry no time, so what do you think?’
‘They ain’t lying I can tell. I reckon we should take ‘em back with us, like planned.’ Faith’s voice cut in.
‘I agree with Faith, Will. They’ve been honest, so might as well see what Giles has to say about it’
Willow paused for a moment. If they took them back no doubt would they have to explain what goes bump in the night to them? But they could be valuable contacts in the future.
“Ok come on then, no doubt you have questions and Giles is much more qualified to answer them for you.” Willow announced, speaking out loud.
With a wave of her hand the bubble burst. The airport that was at a stand still came back into life.
“That’s still cool every time you do that, Red.” Faith chuckled.
Dawn ignored Faith, more interested in what Daniel had said earlier. She loved the Scoobies with all her heart, but sometimes she wished she could start somewhere new, where she wasn’t ‘Buffy’s little sister’. She would talk to the Archaeologist later, in private.
Daniel and Teal’c walked in silence as the dark brunette; Faith escorted them to see Mr. Giles.
“So…what’s it like having a baby snake in your belly?” Faith asked.
Teal’c eyebrows rose at the question. “It is most satisfactory.”
Faith just nodded, her eyes twinkling and looked over at Daniel. “Not much of a talker is he?”
Daniel smiled back, agreeing with the woman.
They stopped outside of a old looking door. Faith turned round to the two visitors.
“It’s just through there, be warned its research central at the moment, you can barely move.”
With that, Faith opened the door. She was right it was absolute chaos, but it was Daniel’s type of chaos.
There were five people sprawled all over the library, piles of books surround every one of them. Daniels eyes went wide as he saw just how many books the library contained. He would have to ask Mr. Giles if he could look at a few of the texts.
Faith leaned over to Teal’c, chuckling at Daniel’s reaction. “Looks like Doc is about to get his happy on.”
Teal’c looked at the tiny brunette. “I do not understand the context in which you are speaking.”
Faith just chuckled more. “The things I could teach you muscles.”
Faith turned back to Daniel. “Come on I’ll take you to my leader.”
Daniel smiled at her cliché. “By all means.”
“Yo, G Man your Doc’s here, guess Dawn and Red spoken to you?”
An middle aged man with glasses popped his had over the book he was reading.
“Good Lord, is it that late already?” Giles frowned, looking at his watch. “Yes Dawn and Willow did manage to explain the situation, in between their babbling.”
“Good, maybe I can patrol before you send me back to Hell?”
Giles glared at her. “Must I explain the importance of what we are doing again?”
“Please don’t. But c’mon G Man, you really got let a girl kick some ass every once and a while.”
He sighed. If he didn’t let Faith go, she would anyway. “Ok, tell Buffy that you and her can patrol later on tonight.”
“You rock, G Man.”
“Stop calling me that.” Giles murmured irritably.
Faith lazily saluted to the three men and made her to the back of the library.
“Right, shall we retreat to my office?” Giles asked the two visitors.
“Okay, I have a few questions if you don’t mind.”
“Well that was expected.” Giles said leading them into his private office. “Willow’s little show was bound to leave you a tad curious.”
He opened the door to a quaint little office, perfect for a book lover to hide himself away from the world. The desk was new, but old fashioned. The walls were a rusty red color and were covered with stacks of books. Giles pointed to two over-stuffed chairs.
“Please make yourselves at home; we may be I here for a while.”
He waited for his guests to get comfortable, before continuing.
“Well, I guess we should start with the basics. ‘Into every generation a Slayer is born…’”
Dawn looked over at the office where Giles was explaining their wacky world to them. She didn’t even notice Faith saunter over.
Faith watched Dawn for a while before finally speaking,
“So, you gonna ask Giles if you can take the job?”
Dawn looked at Faith, her blue eyes widening to a point it wasn’t natural.
“What do you mean?” She asked innocently.
“Don’t give me that crap, how many times have you bitched about being ‘the baby’ of the group.
Dawn sighed. “Okay, I would love to go, but Buffy wouldn’t let me anywhere near the military.”
“I love Buffy as much as the next.”
Dawn snorted. “You love Buffy as much as you love unrevealing clothes.”
“Hey, we haven’t tried to kill each other yet, that’s a record for us. That’s not the point, the point is that Buffy loves you, and she can’t complain if you gotta a Slayer with you.” Faith grinned.
Dawn’s wide eyes looked at Faith. “You would really do that?”
“Hell yeah, besides can’t resist a man in uniform.” Faith said, winking.
Dawn smiled. No matter how much progress Faith made, she would never be comfortable with showing emotions.
“Don’t you have books to be reading?”
Faith groaned. “Please don’t remind me, least I get to patrol later, you in?”
“Hell yeah. I’ve read so many books in Sumerian my brain’s going implody.”
Faith raised an eyebrow. “”’Implody’?”
“I think the English language needs an upgrade once and a while, live with it.”
Faith laughed as she made her way back to her own personal hell.
“Wow” Was all Daniel was able to say as Giles finished his very long explanation. He looked over to Teal’c, his eyebrow was raised, but other than that he was his usual stoic self.
“I know this is a lot to take in Dr Jackson, but it is all true.”
Daniel still didn’t say anything. He had been to a lot of planets that believed magic were real, but it always ended up to be some sort of advanced technology.
Giles saw he wasn’t taking this well, maybe he would need a bit of proof to convince him.
“Perhaps you would like to go on patrol with Buffy and Faith later on. I’m sure that Willow and Dawn would be willing to go as well.”
Daniel thought for a moment. If these people weren’t crazy, it would be exciting to see these ‘Slayers’ in action.
“Okay. That all aside there was actually something I came here to talk to you about.”
“Oh yes of course. Please continue.”
“Well Mr. Giles…”
“Giles, please I insist.”
“Giles, we are in desperate need for a translator to go to a research station off world, I don’t have anyone that would really be useful. From what I remember you have a pretty extensive research team…”
“You wish to hire one of our team.”
Daniel nodded; relieved he didn’t have to say it out loud. It seemed strange asking an employer if he could poach one of their staff, but things were never normal around him.
“I have someone in mind; I just have to talk to a few people before I confirm it. Doing otherwise might risk my health.”
Daniel smiled; thankful he had something good to tell Jack. Somehow he didn’t think he was going to take the whole magic thing well.
Giles sighed as he called Buffy, Faith and Dawn into his office. Giles had sent Willow to show their two visitors to their rooms. There were still a few hours until the patrol, but before he thought about that, he had to survive this meeting.
“So what’s the deal, Giles?” Buffy asked.
“Dr Jackson is in need of a translator for one of the research stations off world. I said we would be more than happy to help him.”
Buffy looked at him, not understanding what this had to do with any of them.
Giles could see the glint in Dawn’s eyes; at least he knew she was already thinking about the position.
“I was hoping Dawn would agree to go.”
“Absolutely not.” Buffy said firmly, as if that would be the end of it.
And all hell broke loose.
“Dawn, how can you even be thinking about this? It’s too dangerous.”
“I’m 24, Buffy you can’t stop me.” Dawn voice was getting dangerously low.
Faith cut in before Buffy made an already pissed Dawn even worse.
“She’ll be safe, B, because I’m gonna go with her.”
Buffy stared at her in shock. “No if anyone’s going with her, it’s me.”
“B, you can’t, your Queen Slayer. You can’t leave the babies on their own.”
Giles finally spoke. “I agree with Faith, Buffy. It’s simply not plausible for you to go. Faith, on the other hand, I think it’s a brilliant idea.”
“I don’t like it.” Buffy whispered.
“I’ll be okay Buffy, I promise.”
Buffy paused, before finally relenting. “Okay, but you die, and I swear I’ll bring you back just to kill you myself.”
Dawn smiled. “Come on, you know nothing can keep us Summers down for long.”
“We’ll see about that.”
Giles smiled, glad Buffy was agreeing to this. Dawn obviously wanted to go, and Faith would protect her.
“Now that’s out of the way, I would like you three and Willow to take our guests on patrol tonight. They are naturally a bit skeptic, so I think a bit of show and tell is in order.”
“You got it, as long as I get to kill something.” Faith grinned.
“Okay, give the guests a while to settle down, then you can kill as many vampires as you like.” Giles replied.
Daniel looked at the room Willow had showed him to. It was nice, nicer than the SGC guest rooms. It actually had color for one, and it had a more homely feel to it than the cold, concrete walls he was used to. He collapsed on the double bed, hoping to get a few hours sleep before they went on this ‘patrol’.. He fell asleep quickly, dreaming of the things that go bump in the night.