The Phone's Really Red?
I'm not completely happy with this chapter, but I wanted to get something out and this was the best I could do without my muse, lets hope she finds her way back to me soon!!
They arrived in Colorado a few hours later, the trip was fairly normal. Daniel seemed shocked that the girls knew someone who could have their own private jet. The girls had laughed and told him that they had their own, but one of the Slayers had asked to borrow it.
At the airport there was a blonde woman waiting for them. When she saw Daniel and Teal’c she waved and motioned them over.
“Daniel, Teal’c, it’s good to have you back.” She said as she hugged both of them.
Daniel pulled back from the blonde girl and introduced her to the three brunettes.
“Colonel Samantha Carter, this is Dawn Summers, Faith Lehane and Natalie Lehane.”
They all shook hands.
“It nice to meet you, but I thought you were going for one person, Daniel?”
“Yeah...about that... I think it would be best that I explain it when we are at the base... and Jack’s there.”
“Ah, how much is he going to hate you?”
“A lot probably.” Daniel admitted.
Sam laughed. It was always the same with those two, Daniel would do something and Jack would complain, or vice versa. They almost had a sibling relationship.
“C’Mon, there’s a car waiting to take us back to base.”
They made their way to the car, all quiet, getting used to being in each other presences.
When Dawn saw the car she snorted. Carter looked at her in confusion, not understanding what she had found funny. At the blonde's look, Dawn explained herself.
“You military types are all the same. By trying to be inconspicuous with your black, unmarked SUV, you scream military; I tell ya there isn’t a bigger cliche.”
Sam smiled at Dawn amusement; she wondered what she would think about cliches when she met the Asgard.
“I’ll be sure to pass that on to the General, Ms. Summers.”
Dawn shuddered. “Do me a favor Colonel, never call me be my last name, it makes me think I am in trouble. Dawn is fine.”
Sam nodded.”Okay Dawn. You must have got in a lot of trouble then?”
Dawn’s smiled. “Well, compared to Faith, I’m an angel. See that’s a scary thought.”
“Hey” Faith protested. “My corruption of you has come a long way I’ll have you know. Give me some time and I’ll have you calling Buffy B.” She smirked.
“Uh, Faith the difference between us is that Buffy doesn’t pound on you for calling her that because she knows you can take her, me not so much. I would be the forgotten Summers sister.”
Sam grinned at the twos banter. At least the base wasn’t going to be as dull with this lot around.
“Okay we need to get going, the General wants to be briefed as soon as you get in.” She said, looking at Teal’c and Daniel.
“Danny, what the hell happened?” General Jack O’Neill asked his very own pain in the ass.
Daniel and Teal’c had gotten back about an hour ago with the guests, who were now being shown quarter by Carter. Jack was now trying to deal with the 3 women who were meant to be one language expert.
“Jack, the company she works for set conditions, Dawn is highly valued at the Council and they wanted to make sure she was safe, and Natalie is the military liaison between Atlantis and us and the Council.”
“Looks like Danny here got it in one.” A voice said by the door.
Jack looked up to see a tall brunette with big blue eyes, who was very young.
“If this is the bodyguard I’m an Asgard.” Jack declared.
“No, I’m not the bodyguard, I’m the language expert.” The young woman said as she walked in to the room, a spring in her step and plopped in to the chair next to Daniel.
Jack wanted to cry at this moment in time, he was finally beginning to realize just how much of a pain in the ass Jack must have been to General Hammond.
“That would be me, Gramps.” A husky voice announced as she too entered the room.
This woman was slightly older and shorter, but more curvaceous and if Jack was right, an even bigger pain in the ass.
“Oh great Wonder Woman and Bat Girl to the rescue.”
“Hey” The first brunette protested. “Neither of us are in spandex, not now anyway, depends what we’re doing, normally we wear them we are stealing something.” She said looking thoughtful.
Great they steal stuff, this was just fantastic.
“So where’s my other guest?”
“She with Sam in her lab seems Natz got a degree in astro-psychics. Sam’s explaining how the Stargate works.” The second brunette explained.
“Okay, names then, because I’m tired of calling you Brunette one and two.” He sighed.
“I’m Dawn.” Number one piped up.
“Faith.” Number two said with a nod. “And the liaison is called Natalie.”
“Okay, now that’s sorted, wanna tell why you lot know about the Stargate?”
“Oh, I have that answer.” Looking down at her hand, remembering she actually had something in them.
“My boss asked me to give you these; he said that they would explain everything.”
He snatched them out of her hand, getting more and more frustrated by the minute.
“Someone’s not had their coffee today.” Dawn sing-songed.
Jack ignored her and opened the folders. The rest of them sat quietly while the General’s face became more and more red.
“Yo, Dawn what’s in the folders?”
“I don’t know, I never thought to look.” Dawn said thoughtfully.
Faith looked at her amazed. “You, who used to sit on the stairs and eavesdrop on big sis.”
“What, I can mature you know.”
“I’ll believe it when I see it.”
A bang interrupted their conversation. The both looked towards the General to see him banging his head against the table saying. “Why me?”
Dawn couldn’t help it; the site of a high ranking military officer acting like Xander sent her in to a fit of laughter.
Jack raised his head and realized he wasn’t alone. He sat up straight and glared at the giggling girl.
“Jack?” Daniel asked.
“Seems these girlies you have brought back have higher clearance than me.”
“Huh?” Said a gob smacked Daniel.
“Something to do to with this Council of yours, it even more wrapped up in red tape than that big thing down there.” Jack explained pointing down to the Stargate.
“Gotta love Giles.” Faith murmured, smirking.
“Okey-Dokes, now that’s settled, when do we get to go to Atlantis?” Dawn asked, having recovered from her giggle fit.
“As soon as I talk to this Major Lehane.” Jack said snorting on the word Major.
“Gotta problem with her?” Faith asked her voice having a slight hint of a warning in.
“Let’s just say she is the first 25 year old major I’ve met, and I have been in the military a long time.”
The way he was talking about her sister was not sitting well with Faith, it was only Dawn’s voice in her head that stopped her from throttling the General.
‘Faith, he has a point. Think about it, Riley has only just made Colonel.’
As much as Faith wanted to argue that pint, she couldn’t, Dawn was right, something wasn’t adding up.
‘So what do you wanna do?’
‘Nothing yet, I need to talk to Giles, I gotta feeling he will know how Natalie is so young with a high rank.’
Faith nodded and looked back to the General who was looking back and forth at the girl, looking suspicious.
“What were you two just doing?”
“What do you mean?” Dawn asked looking a little too innocent.
“Like I said I have been in the military for a long time, and I know what silent communication looks like.”
Dawn and Faith looked at each other, not sure what to do now, and the General was still glaring intensely at them.
And that was how Natalie and Sam found them.
“OK, what’d I miss?”
“I think we have been found out, this General is way too observant” Dawn explained.
“So, just tell him, they are going to have to find out sooner or later.” Natalie replied.
“You both okay with that?” Dawn asked the two slayers.
Before they could reply the General interrupted them. “Will you people stop that, and just tell me what the hell is going on.” He exclaimed.
Dawn quickly glanced at the two sisters and when they both gave her a slight nod she looked at the General.
“Okay, everyone better sit down.” She said, gesturing Sam and Natalie.
They obliged and Dawn looked around the room to make sure everyone was comfy then quickly looked at Daniel and Teal’c. The look she gave them asked whether or not these people could be trusted, and with a subtle nod from both she began her story, Dawn style.
“Magic’s real” She declared.
All was silent until Jack spoke up. “Daniel, would like to tell me why you brought crazy people to my base?”
“Jack, just listen to them.”
He shut up and Dawn continued. “As I was saying, magic is real and I guess you could call Natalie and Faith magical creatures. They are slayers.”
“And what might that be?” Jack asked, laying the sarcasm on thickly.
“A slayer is a girl who has the strength and skill to fight the vampires, to stop the swell of their number and the forces of darkness, she is a slayer.” Dawn gave the updated speech, she couldn’t be bothered to go in to the fact that they had changed a pretty big clause in that contract a few years back.
“Vampires? Next you’re gonna tell me that witches are real too.”
Dawn grinned mischievously. “Well...” She didn’t finish her sentence, she didn’t have to, Teal’c floating above his chair was enough.
“Gah!” Jack exclaimed. “Carter, please tell me this is some kind of technology.”
“I’m afraid I can’t Sir, they were tested for any energy readings before they came in to the base, there was nothing.”
“I’m telling you, it’s magic. I’m a witch and Faith and Natalie are Slayers, process it, then accept it, because it’s the truth.”
“Oh, and I am just meant to take our word for it, am I?”
“No, but how about the words of two of your front line team?” Faith asked, looking over to the now grounded Teal’c and Daniel.
Jack followed her stare and looked at the two questioningly. “So?”
“Dawn Summers tells you the truth O’Neill, I have seen these creatures called vampires for my very self.” Teal’c confirmed. “I have also engaged Slayer Faith in battle, she is worthy adversary, one that I am yet to beat.”
Faith smiled at the friendly challenge, only she could manage to make an alien friend from kicking their ass.
“You telling me that tiny girl over their kicked your ass?”
Teal’c bowed his head. “I am.”
“Jack, that’s what the Council is, they are the slayers resources, and Dawn was part of the Council, before she agreed to go to Atlantis.”
“Okay...you know what, I think I might just have to pick up that big red phone and confirm all this, excuse me for a moment.”
Dawn watched as the General darted in to his office in amusement.
“The phones really red?”