Return of a Father
Disclaimer: As much as I wish I did, I don't own Stargate or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A.N. This is an idea that has been running around in my head for a while. It’s a Xander as Odin story, but instead of being the avatar for the Norse God Odin, he’s the reincarnation of the Asgard know as Odin.
“So let me get this straight,” Jack sighed. “Your father, Odin, not only refused to be cloned when your race starting the whole cloning bit, but when he died, he said that he would be reborn on a distant planet. More specifically, on the planet of what he called the fifth race, the race that would help bring down not only the Goa’uld, but an enemy that would nearly destroy you, as well as an enemy that had returned from the here after?”
“That is indeed correct O’Neill” Thor replied.
“So why do you think that he’s here?” Daniel asked.
“Because this is the Tau'ri home world, is it not. Your people did help bring about the downfall of several system lords. As well as, the Replicators, and most recently Anubis, did they not? In addition, Lord Odin said that the fifth race would be decedents of the Ancients. Your scientist's own research has hinted this as well have they not?”
“Well, yes,” Daniel responded, “but that still doesn’t mean anything. Plus even if he is here, how would we know. There are billions of people living on Earth. It’s going to be impossible to find them.”
“Yes, but we must try,” Thor responded.
“Why are you so interested in finding him,” Samantha asked. “After all, you’ve known of us for a very long time, have even called us the fifth race before, but have never shown any interest in finding this supposed reincarnation.”
“That is indeed correct, Samantha Carter“, Thor responded. “However, until the fall of the Goa’uld, the defeat of the Replicators, and the defeat of Anubis, I had thought all of this as the ramblings of a dying Asgard. Even upon you accidental discovery of our home world, I had not thought of my fathers dying words. Since these events have come to pass, even the discovery of you being descendents of the ancients I have begun looking at his words more carefully. Especially with the current decline of our race. Odin was a brilliant scientist in his day. His reincarnation could very well have the key to our races continued survival. As well as the fact that Odin had a much better understanding of Ancient technology than any of the rest of us had.”
“You really think that he could be on Earth”, Samantha asked?
“I am not sure”, Thor responded, “but it does not hurt to look.”
“Okay”, Jack responded. “Is there anything in particular we can look for? Something that can at least lower the amount of area that we are going to have to cover?”
“Yes, there are.” Thor responded. “First will be the loss of any eye. Specifically his left eye, which would have been lost while protecting someone. Second would be the fact that he would almost always be surrounded by female warriors. Father always did feel more comfortable around such women. Finally, he would most likely feel drawn to the seat of Ra’s power here on Earth.”
“So he will most likely be in Egypt?” Daniel asked.
“Yes, or at least in some part of what used to be what you call Egypt” Thor replied.
“Well, at least that does narrow it down some” Jack replied. “Now all we need is just go to every one-eyed man in Africa and ask if he lost their eye protecting someone, and if he’s the reincarnation of Odin. Piece of cake. Really. No problem.”
“Jack,” Daniel quickly responded, “that’s not helping us any. Is there anything else that we could look at? Something else that might help us find him, is he really exists?”
“No, I am afraid not. I am hoping that he would be able to find some way of contacting us on his own, but with the moving of the Stargate here he might not be able to.” Thor responded.
“If he feels drawn towards the Stargate, why would he go to Egypt, and not here. Or even Antarctica?” Samantha asked.
“I said that he would be drawn towards Ra’s seat of power here on Earth, not the Stargate. He would feel drawn to there to eliminate some remnant of Ra more than anything else.” Thor responded.
“Is it possible that what he would be drawn to be near where the Stargate was buried?” Teal’c asked.
“Yes, it is quite possible” responded Thor.
“What if we stationed a few people near where the Stargate was found” Samantha asked. “That way if they see anyone with one eye nosing around, they could approach them discreetly and find out if there is a chance of them being Odin or not.”
“Yes,” responded Jack “but we would have to be careful who we assigned there, since we don’t want to let just anyone know that aliens exist.”
“Indeed” responded Teal’c.
“How about if I go, with a few of the members of the archeological department.” Daniel asked. “We could say that it’s part of a field study.”
“Agreed,” Jack responded, “But only if Teal’c goes with you. Last time you went somewhere on your own, I ended up having to come save you, and I just don’t have the time for that anymore. I also want Sam to go with you with a scanning crew to see if they can find something that maybe was missed.”
“Fine,” Daniel responded. “And for the record that really wasn’t my fault.”
“That would be most helpful O’Neil,” Thor responded. “In fact it is more than I had actually hoped for. I am glad that you and your race are proving to be worthy allies. I would like to stay here in orbit, to lend any support that I might be able to as well as providing any other assistance that I may be able to.”
While the members of Stargate Command and Thor made plans to try and find the reincarnation of Odin, a man woke with a start from dreaming about leading aliens into battle to fight demons under the mental control of another, more vicious Snake demon.
‘That’s the fifth time this week that I’ve had that strange dream’, Xander thought. 'I wonder what it could all mean.'