Friday Afternoon in the Universe: An Alias/Stargate SG-1 Crossover
by: Sam Lincoln
Summary: Ruins found off-world land SG-1 in the middle of a secret war on Earth.
Disclaimer: Characters from Alias and Stargate SG-1 are not my intellectual property and are used without permission. No beatings, please
Friday Afternoon in the Universe: Prologue
The world around Colonel Jack O'Neill coalesced and he found himself standing in front of a Stargate on yet another distant world. He looked around to confirm that the rest of his team had successfully made the journey from Earth with him. He breathed a small sight of relief when he saw that Major Carter, Daniel and Teal'c were all standing there waiting for him. "Ok people, let's see what this rock has to offer," he told the rest of the team.
They nodded and SG-1 fanned out from the Stargate. The world they were on, known only by the designation PX1121 was temperate and forested. So far as any of their intelligence sources could determine the planet was uninhabited and the goa'uld had never bothered to visit.
"Hey carter," O'Neill asked as they walked through the forest. "Why exactly are we visiting this rock?"
"Don't tell me you weren't paying attention to General Hammond during the briefing this morning," Carter said disapprovingly.
"Of course I was," O'Neill defensively replied, "but hypothetically speaking, if I wasn't, what did I miss?"
"Hypothetically sir?" Carter asked with a smile.
"Hypothetically Major," O'Neill confirmed.
"Well sir, if you hypothetically weren't paying attention you would have missed General Hammond explaining that we're here to investigate the viability of this world as a farming colony to help relieve some of the stress on the Earth's agricultural industry, hypothetically."
"Sierra Club is going to love us for that," O'Neill noted.
"What they don't know won't hurt them I guess," Carter observed.
"Still, it would be sort of funny to see a bunch of protestors chained to the gate of the SGC, in a not really funny at all sort of way."
Carter looked around the forest, "I can see their point, it would be a shame to destroy this forest, some of these trees must be centuries old."
"I wonder why the goa'uld left this place alone," Jack said.
Carter shook her head, "I don't know, maybe they came and didn't see anything they could use."
"Or maybe something scared them off," Jack hefted the P-80 cradled in his arms to reassure himself the gun was still there.
"If that was the case then Teal'c would have known something."
"Unless it's a deep, dark goa'uld secret that they didn't share with the jaffa."
"Now you're just being pessimistic," Carter chided.
"Uh Jack Sam, you'd better come over here," Daniel shouted.
The two officers broke into a run. Based on the tone of Daniel's voice the archaeologist had found something unexpected. The forest abruptly ended and the pair found themselves in a large clearing, and no Daniel in sight.
"Daniel?" O'Neill shouted, "Where the hell are you?"
"Uh colonel?" Carter said, "You have a radio you know."
O'Neill drew in a breath then stopped, "Yeah, I knew that," he told Carter. "Daniel, Teal'c report in." O'Neill's request was met with silence.
"Colonel, look," Carter said, "footprints leading off this way." She pointed towards the opposite end of the field.
"Are you sure it's them?" O'Neill asked.
"Do you see any other humans around sir?" Carter replied.
"Good point, lead on Major," O'Neill ordered Carter. As they followed the footprints O'Neill noticed that the path they were on had gradually widened and was now a distinct trail carved into the field. "Uninhabited huh?"
"You never know sir, it might be the work of large animals," Carter pointed out. "Just because we found a trail is no reason to think..." Carter's voice trailed off as they crested a small ridge and a large stone building came into view.
"And I assume you're going to say large animals made that?" O'Neill asked, gently mocking his junior officer.
"Oh no sir, humans aren't large animals."
"At least we know where Daniel and Teal'c are," O'Neill noted. "Daniel, Teal'c, you guys there?" He asked his radio as they walked up to the building.
"Colonel O'Neill, is that you?" Teal'c called out.
"Of course it is Teal'c, now where the hell are you?" O'Neill hollered.
The Jaffa stepped out from his hiding spot in the stone building's entryway. "My apologies, but I felt it best to stand watch hidden while Daniel Jackson investigates this structure."
"Didn't you hear me on the radio?"
Teal'c shook his head, "No O'Neill, I did not. And before you ask, my radio was functioning normally when we entered the Stargate."
"It is possible that this building has some sort of field around it that jams radio transmissions," Carter theorized.
"Does anyone else smell a trap?" O'Neill asked.
"I do not believe so Colonel," Teal'c replied. This building has been abandoned for a long time."
"How can you be so sure of that?"
Teal'c arched an eyebrow, "A hunch."
"Ok fine, nobody's home, can we collect our wayward archaeologist and continue on our mission?"
"I'd say this place has become our mission sir," Carter said.
"I know that major," O'Neill replied, "but every time we find mysterious ruins something bad happens. I was thinking maybe this one time we let things slide."
"Teal'c!" Daniel shouted as he rushed into view. "Call Jack and Sam...oh you're already here. Isn't this place unbelievable? I've never seen anything like it."
"That's great Daniel, what is it?" O'Neill asked.
"That's just it, I've never seen anything like it..." Daniel held up his hands, "I know, it's a big stone building, probably a fort or a temple of some sort. But the language, there are runes carved into the walls that look like nothing I've ever seen. This is a major find."
"Wonderful Daniel, have you accidentally activated any super-weapons or released any trapped evils yet?"
"Well, I...I don't think so," Daniel admitted.
"Ok, that's it, we're leaving," O'Neill declared.
"So you want to explain to General Hammond that we didn't complete our survey because you got the heebie-jeebies?" Daniel asked.
"I do not have the heebie-jeebies, something in this place is jamming our radios. That in and of itself has my Spider-sense tingling."
"Daniel, does it look like the goa'uld?" Carter asked.
Daniel shook his head, "No, in fact it doesn't look like anyone has been here in years, maybe even centuries."
Jack sighed, "Ok fine we can stay, but I reserve the right to say I told you so when it all goes to hell."
"Look at it this way O'Neill, whatever defenses this facility might harbor have undoubtedly already been activated by our arrival."
"You really know how to cheer a guy up don't you Teal'c?" O'Neill groused.
"And actually I'm going to have to go back to Earth. Examining this site is going to take more people and equipment than we have," Daniel said.
"Ok, here's the plan, we go back to Earth, report what we've found and move on to the next planet. General Hammond will then send a scientific team in to check this place out, does that work for everyone?" The team nodded. "Good, now lets head back to the gate."
"Say Daniel," Carter said, "do you have any idea what that is?" She pointed at a large symbol carved into the archway of the main entrance.
"I don't know, but it's all over the place. It probably represents the people who built the structure."
Carter stared at the circle enclosed by what looked like less than and greater than signs. "Seems a little abstract to be somebody's flag."
"And what would you say if you saw an American flag without any context for what it was?" Daniel rhetorically asked. "All we need to find is the context that underlies the construction of this building."
"Which won't be easy," Carter noted.
"Which won't be easy," Daniel confirmed. He reached
into his pocket for a camera and took a picture of the symbol.
"But I'm sure we can figure it out." He put the camera
back into his pocket and trotted off after the rest of the team.
-to be continued-