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This story is No. 2 in the series "Scoobies & Stargates". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: When Willow joins the SGC, you might think they'd ease her in a little. But no, she's pushed into the deep end with an Atanik bracelet. And it's not until after that that things start getting really strange.

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Stargate > Willow-CenteredEnergyBeingFR133964,81428546,0192 Sep 123 Feb 13Yes

Chapter Ten

"We refuse to enter into the custody of that man." said not-Willow perfectly calmly.

Kinsey replied "You don't have a choice." at the same time Hammond asked "Why?"

"Because his entire voting campaign is built on him being a fanatic Christian, he is astoundingly intolerant of other beliefs, and we were raised Jewish and are now leaning towards Paganism. He is also rabidly against homosexuality, and we have some bisexual tendencies. Finally, although too young to vote at the last election, we supported the opposition." not-Willow said, categorically stating her reasons for not wanting to go with Kinsey. Then, taking in the gawping faces, finished "We told you we shared Willow's opinions."

"Excuse me for a moment." said Jack in a strangled voice. He didn't quite make it out of the room before he burst out into peals of laughter.

"But, according to my sources, you're an alien entity." said a red faced Kinsey, although whether from embarrassment or anger, no one could tell.

"What sources are these, Kinsey? We only found ourselves that Willow was host to an alien mere minutes ago." Daniel said, a little more harshly than he had intended to. He knew that Kinsey, with his numerous links to the NID, could insure that Willow would never see the light of day again, whether as an alien or a magic user. And Daniel would do his utmost to stop Kinsey from getting her.

"Oh, come on, Jackson! You can't really believe that magic exists, after all you've seen? She has to be some kind of highly evolved alien." Kinsey replied, trying to save some face.

"Actually, sir, she is human. She's been living in Sunnydale, California for her entire life - there are detailed records of her life there - and we've seen some things that couldn't be explained in any other way." Sam said. She saw a faint glimmer of hope for stopping Kinsey from taking Willow, possessed by alien or no. If she could get Kinsey to admit that Willow was human (or, at any rate, had been) then, legally, Kinsey couldn't hold her against her will, as she hadn't committed any crimes.

Kinsey looked as though he was going to burst out with something, or go striding off with not-Willow in tow, but then something Sam just said worked his way through to him. "Did you say Sunnydale?" he asked Sam, as politely as he could. Sam nodded, bemused by the sudden turn this conversation was taking. Kinsey, satisfied, levelled a finger, quivering with righteousness, at not-Willow (who quirked an eyebrow and stared at it coolly). "She's a demon!" he declared, triumphantly.

Not-Willow spun to look at the only people she knew about the demons in Sunnydale. "We didn't tell him." said Sam and Daniel in unison. Jack, poking his head back around the door (apparently he'd recovered from his fit of giggles by now) said "I didn't tell him either." Teal'c said "I did not inform the Senator of such matters either."

However, unbeknownst to all of them, General Hammond had known of the existence of demons, vampires and the like long before SG-1 had discovered them. With security clearance as high as his, he was one of the few privileged to know about the Initiative. However, even they weren't aware of the existence of magic, which was why he'd leapt at the chance to have someone with magic as part of the SGC.

He might not have liked what the Initiative were doing, but there was nothing he could do about it. "I should've known you were involved with the Initiative, Kinsey." he said, coldly. Kinsey shrugged, as though to say "Who, me?"

"We must talk to Buffy about this!" said not-Willow urgently.

Kinsey returned to the business in hand. "No, you don't. You need to come with me. There are numerous tests we need to run, to see how you work. So, no, you won't be seeing this Buffy any time soon."

Not-Willow didn't have magic - the transference had raised Willow's magical temperature to that of every other living thing - and she couldn't manipulate this dimension as she could in her home realm. She could, however, affect very little things.

Like light photons. Kinsey suddenly saw not-Willow waver like a mirage, then vanish, appearing several feet to the left of where she had been. Then she wavered again, and three of her were standing side by side, identical.

"Stop it." he said, imperiously. Everyone looked at him curiously - as far as they could see, nothing was happening.

Not-Willow experimented a little more. It was useful having the memories of someone well versed in the physics of this universe, it allowed her to know more precisely how to do what she wanted to do. For instance, vibrating the air to create sound waves.

To Kinsey, it looked as though not-Willow suddenly vanished. He spun around, everyone looking at him like he had gone crazy. Not-Willow's voice floated to him, unheard by anyone else. "Poor Robert. Losing our mind, are we? We're right..." the voice trailed off "...behind you!" the voice suddenly boomed.

Kinsey darted this way and that, trying to see everything, trying to see what was causing the footsteps behind him, that were getting closer, closer... "Stop it, stop it, stop it!" he gibbered in a panic.

Suddenly there was a hand on his shoulder, and he hit back at it with all his might. The room wavered, and Kinsey saw that he'd just crushed the nose of an Airman. Two others rushed from the sides of the room to pin his arms to his sides. "Take Kinsey and Sergeant Williams to the infirmary." Hammond ordered.

Standing in exactly the same place she had been standing the entire time, not-Willow smiled faintly to herself. "We told you we wouldn't go with him"

"Airmen, escort her to the cells." commanded Hammond. Two Airmen flanked her, and she went with them without a word of protest.

Daniel followed them. He wanted the ask not-Willow some questions about her home dimension - he thought, the more he knew about it, the more chance he had of being able to bring Willow back. And, whilst everyone was fussing over what looked like Kinsey having a mental break down, it looked like this was going to be the best chance Daniel would get for a while.

The Airmen took her to the cells - which, since Caelus had broken a squad of Jaffa out of, had been substantially reinforced and no longer had the security camera within reach of the occupant - and once she was safely deposited inside, stood immobile on either side of the door.

Daniel walked up to them, and lied, saying "The General wants me to question her." Fortunately, despite having been given the order to imprison not-Willow, the Airmen were good soldiers, and followed the order, fake though it was.

Upon his entrance to the cell, Daniel asked without preamble "Your dimension, where is it? Is it on another plane, like the Ancients, is there any way to get there and bring Willow back, without forcing you to return and risk death?"

Not-Willow looked at him in surprise. "You've been there, Daniel, hundreds of times."

"What? I'm sure I would've noticed." Daniel replied drily, forgetting for a moment that he wasn't speaking to the real Willow.

"You cut through our dimension every time you use a Stargate. We come from the dimension your wormholes cut through to travel across the galaxy."


Author’s note: according to the Stargate wiki, Kinsey is Senator of Indiana. I changed it so he's from California. As for the fanatic Christian bit, has no one ever noticed how he mentions God every chance he gets? The rest of it just followed for comedic effect.

Oh yes, about Willow being bisexual. Despite later on being exclusively lesbian, Willow's first crush and first relationship were both male. Anyway, I always considered her as bi.
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