When Daniel and I got back to the hotel everyone was in their respective rooms. I walked into the one that Carter and I were sharing and set a bag I got from my house down. I got a few things that I wanted that I had to leave behind when I left.
“Things go alright?” Carter asked.
“Sorry,” I said. “Didn’t mean to wake you.”
“I was already up, and don’t dodge the question Lieutenant,” Carter smiled.
“I knew that asking for things to go well would be a lot, but this was way more than expected,” I said then shrugged, “but I asked for it so.”
“You didn’t ask for it,” Carter said. “You just made a choice that they didn’t agree with. From what I’ve noticed, you’re happier than you were here.”
“Colorado has a bigger mall, and I was banned from the one here,” I said.
“Why?” Carter asked with a laugh.
I sat on my bed and looked at her, “We stole a rocket launcher from the army and blew up a demon in the mall. Plus I scuffed my shoes on the cosmetics counter. Or maybe we missed a piece of the demon when cleaning up.”
Carter laughed, “I don’t believe it.”
“Blew up the high school too,” I said and Carter’s eyes widened as I told the tale.
“Where’s Buffy?” Daniel asked as Carter walked downstairs in casual clothes.
“She left a note saying she’ll meet us at a place called the Espresso Pump at noon,” Carter said.
“So we’re on our own today,” O’Neill said.
“Where should we go?” Carter asked.
“Look around town?” Teal’c suggested.
The members of SG-1 got a map of the town and were taking a short cut through the graveyard when they saw me. I was visiting my mom’s grave….and looking at mine.
“Buffy?” Daniel asked and I stood from the ground looking at them with a small smile.
“Hello all,” I said with a small smile I walked over by them. “You’re up pretty late.”
“It’s 12:30,” O’Neill said and I smirked.
“Hour behind you,” I smiled. “Coffee?”
“Sure,” Carter said and we all went to the Espresso Pump and sat down.
“So I heard you two laughing last night,” Daniel smirked to Carter and I, well I guess I can call her Sam now cos we’re pretty good friends.
“One of those cheesy late night TV movies,” Sam said.
“Not gonna work,” O’Neill said. “I tried looking and there was nothing on besides ‘paid programming’.”
“Okay so we were talking about embarrassing fight stories,” I said standing to get our orders down. “What am I getting?”
I took their order and went and got our drinks before I sat again.
“So what’s the plan?” Teal’c asked.
“We’re going to meet up with the gang in 20 minutes down the street,” I said. “Magic Box.”
“Great,” Daniel said then about 5 minutes later we were heading towards the Magic Box when O’Neill’s phone rang.
“Hey General,” O’Neill said and we all stopped listening. “Yeah we’re in Good old Sunnyhell now…… yeah…really…okay then. We’ll be there tomorrow.”
“What’s going on?” Sam asked.
“Goa`uld attacked the Tok’ra. We have to be back tomorrow with the full explanation,” O’Neill said.
“Well I guess I’m gonna get kicked out of the SGC,” I said rolling my eyes. “Let’s go get the info we need, get Willow, then get outta here.”
“Sounds good,” Daniel said and we walked into the Magic Box to a hilarious sight.
“Anya!” Willow said.
“What? I’m sure with Tara you’ve both-” Anya started and my eyes widened
“Anya!” Willow and I said cutting her off again, and earning me looks from my team. “Quiet.”
Anya turned to me, “You know if I still were an ex-vengeance demon I would grant Dawn a wish or two because of you.”
“Be my guest,” I said, “Cos I can imagine a few of my own.”
“What’s going on?” Giles asked walking in from the back entrance.
“We’re on limited time. We have to get back to the base by tomorrow,” I said.
“Who said?” Xander asked.
Daniel silenced O’Neill as he was about to talk before muttering something about letting me be the one to talk.
“General Hammond,” I said. “So Wills you up for a trip to LA then Colorado?”
“I have classes,” Willow said.
“Classes or hell on Earth, that’s a hard one,” O’Neill said and I looked at him. “What? Think about it. Hell on Earth with a snake in your head, or peaceful feuds between you all?”
“Or staying in Colorado and hiding,” Xander said and I threw my arms in the air.
“Xan, Hakuna Matata,” I said. “Chill out before I get medieval on your ass and let me tell you I am more in the mood right now then even last night. So watch it. Plus I think that the Colonel here is willing to show off his pretty gun.”
“Oh yeah,” O’Neill said and I smiled.
“You had to say that,” Sam groaned.
“Hakuna Matata?” Teal’c asked me.
“It means no worries,” Daniel answered.
“What language is that?” Teal’c asked.
“Lion King,” Sam said. “Timon and Pumbaa.”
Teal’c raised an eyebrow.
“Later guys,” O’Neill said. “Lieutenant, get the info we need, the people we need so we can get out of here and get back to the base, that’s an Order.”
I almost glared at him, “You had to make that an order?”
“Carter, you’re dad’s being treated in the Infirmary so I’m sure you want to return promptly.”
“Alright I get it,” I said. “Willow, please just come. All we know is that you need to a spell to set back the First a few years until the other guys get their ass kicked.”
“Can’t I just do the spell from here?” Willow asked.
“Possibly,” Daniel said.
“Danny, we can’t go on Possibilities this time. We need assurances. The General sounded pretty pissed off so,” O’Neill said.
“If we did it precisely in 15 minutes, at noon, I’d say yes,” Daniel said.
“Alright then,” Giles said. “Willow, Xander set up.”
“Sir-” Sam started to O’Neill.
“Go ahead and call base. You’re dad’s awake just getting treated,” O’Neill said and Sam stepped outside.
While the Gang was getting the spell set up.
“What’s going to happen when we get back to the base sir?” I asked. “We still have to fight off the other aspect.”
“Well, Lieutenant, we’ve done this many times over, and usually it involves going on a Goa’uld ship, almost get murdered, come close to life on Earth ending, have us get presumed dead, then we advert troubles, look foreword to our death when usually the Asguard come in and save our asses so we can live a happy 7 hours of Hammond bitching,” O’Neill said.
Daniel smirked and Teal’c had an amused look on his face.
“And you thought I was a smart ass,” I said to Daniel.
“Yes, but now I think it’d be best to call you O’Neill Junior. Scary resemblance between you two,” Daniel said and O’Neill & I gaped.
“I concur, Dr. Jackson,” Teal’c said.
“They do have a point,” Sam said walking in.
“Hey!” We both said getting the attention of the Scoobies.
“Quit picking on us thank you,” I said.
“Well let’s compare,” Daniel smirked. “Both Smart-Asses, love off roading and danger, both seem to like the Jeep Rubicon.”
“Don’t make fun of my car,” I said. “I love my Rubicon so watch what you say.”
“Both are defensive,” Daniel smirked getting a snort from Sam, “And both of you are witty.”
“Not a bad thing,” O’Neill said.
“We’re ready,” Willow said.
“Let’s get this party started,” I said.
AN: I'm not sure how to write this whole spell scene. So if you review comment if you want me to go into details of the spell or if I can just breeze past it. Thanx a bunch~RebornPhoenix