Sg1 stepped through the gate into the ruins of an ancient temple which was just down the hill

1st part of my new fic based on the wizard of Oz stargate style

I know its not beta'd because I couldn't get onto that part of the site it kept crashing. All grammatical and spelling errors are mine I apologise English is my weak point.

Please enjoy


I yawned I have been up all night and although I had tried to get to bed I really had this time but the results had to be in tomorrow by General Hammond's orders, and I was on a mission till past the deadline. I could ask for an extension but never in my life had I and I wouldn't here so I had done it, just.

Colonel O'Neill stepped into my lab, he looked at me critically. I knew what he was thinking he wanted me to sleep and had ordered me last night, but General Hammond wanted the results this morning. It had been a catch 22 situation so I had stayed up hoping I could get some sleep but it hadn't worked.

"Carter you look like crap" he informed me. I rolled my eyes at him knowing he was right on the mark but not liking being told as such, after all who liked being told that.

"Thank you Sir you really know how to flatter a girl" I told him with a slight smile knowing I could joke around slightly with him unlike some previous CO's I had had.

"I work on it" he replied with a smirk of his own then more seriously the jokes over, genuine concern replacing it as he added,

"Carter did you sleep at all last night?" I winced knowing he wouldn't be happy with my answer but knowing he would hate being lied to more and he would know if I was lying giving me only 1 choice.

"No" he wasn't happy with me, but seemed more concerned his hand rested on my arm as I fought to keep my mind on the task not that lovely hand.

"Why not?" he questioned, I could tell he was worried about me

"I had results I needed to calibrate" I explained rubbing my eyes to get rid of the sleep from my eyes in a desperate attempt to try to make myself look slightly better.

"Carter they are other scientist that can do it" I smiled taking a deep breath to explain it even though I wasn't sure I understood it any better, it was a system that had come about somehow and I had no idea if it made sense.

"Each team has a minimum of 2 scientists attached to it; Sg1 is a first contact team not a science team so we only have 1 other and me. With all the other work I do around base being the only one who seems to be able to reboot the computer and do the diagnostics as well as supervising all the other teams' data. My assistant is really stretched especially as we do more missions than everyone else, which means we have double the work load and half the time" I explained the stress coming to the forefront of my situation as I found myself lowering my voice which seemed to get louder as I vented some of my stress. Jack sensed I was close to losing it

"Carter breath" he told me I obeyed instinctively taking in a deep breath using it to calm me.

"What you are really saying is you need another lab assistant" he summarised, I nodded holding my head to keep it upright the effort seeming to tire me out quickly, he shook my arm to keep me awake. His eyes now showing more concern, I decided against telling him the last time I had more than 4 hours of consecutive sleep was in the infirmary about 3 months ago luckily I was one of those people that didn't need a lot of sleep but even I needed some.

"Carter go and sleep, the mission isn't for 3 hours get a nap I'll get your stuff" he ordered, it sounded like a good idea. I nodded, trudging off to bed hoping I didn't fall asleep on the way.

It didn't seem like any time at all when my alarm went off, I grabbed a chocolate bar and a coffee from my private kitchen area getting quickly washed and changed. Then went to the gate room and as promised my stuff was ready and waiting with my team. I smiled at their thoughtfulness, Colonel O'Neill stepped forwards

"Feeling better" he asked, I nodded despite still feeling like crap, but hoping I looked slightly better than I did before.

"Carter, don't lie to a superior officer" he said gently not angry more concerned still, I smiled after being caught in the act. General Hammond walked into the room making a beeline to me; I stood at attention it coming automatically from all the years in the military

"Relax Captain" he ordered I did slightly still tense wondering what he wanted. He rarely came to see us off, even less coming over specifically to me I tensed up at that thought.

"Carter chill" Jack ordered behind me, I turned to roll my eyes at him feeling really embarrassed that he had ordered me to chill. I was chilled wasn't I? I knew the answer to that but chose to ignore that,

"Captain it has been brought to my attention your working hours," I blushed slightly knowing my hours were very excessive, I was one of those people that could live off very little sleep and seemed to spend the rest working not that I minded but it was more the lack of free time to go to the gym or eat, and I was expected to always be on duty. I was a workaholic admittedly but sometimes even I wanted a break.

"They are excessive to say the least" he commented, I winced was that a reprimand? I asked myself, it was said in more of a gentle fatherly tone.

"So I have advertised for a lab assistant and a computer expert to relieve your workload" he said, I looked at him gob smacked, trying to work out if he was joking as it was the wrong tone and place for a joke. Realising I hadn't said anything in a while I spoke.

"What?" I finally stuttered out, only now noting the amused looks on my team's face, and that of the control room staff and everyone in fact

"The proper response is thank you" Jack reminded me mocking me with a smile I glared at him still stunned,

"Thank you Sir" I said sincerely still shocked. Jack clapped me on the back

"I think it says something when we are looking for 2 people to take on only part of your daily workload" he said. I nodded wondering what I was going to do with all my free time.

"Dial it up" he ordered as I put on all my equipment, the gate whooshed out and we stepped through, I went first energised by the thought of assistants. People I could train to take some of the work others to come in at 2am or 3am or whenever. Thank you God I said not religious but suddenly feeling the need to become religious.

The MALP had showed the gate in the centre of a small community in the size of the people living their and houses which were all red and white mushroom shaped houses with chimneys and red wooden doors, we had seen no sign of the people so far the paving was also intriguing with yellow bricks lined the floor, causing Colonel O'Neill to remark

"It's off to see the wizard" I rolled my eyes in sync with Daniel while Teal'c raised an eyebrow. I knew Dnaiel had never seen the film and neither had Teal'c. I think I had vaguely once in my youth whereas Colonel I guessed must have seen it a lot to be able to remember all the quotes. I led the way up the ramp desperate to avoid any other wizard of Oz quotes I knew would follow, stepped out the other side I could smell burning, taking another breath it was burning flesh I looked down seeing the burnt mangled flesh of someone's ankles in a pair of black pointed shoes nearby was a amber amulet with a gold chain, I don't know what it was but something drew me to it I went over picking it up as the others came through slipping it into my pocket for now.

"Carter what happened?" Jack asked me just arriving, I looked round

"I think the Whoosh killed somebody" I said pointing to the shoes, Jack looked round assessing the situation, while I looked suspiciously around as some of the bushes seemed to be moving.

"The whoosh" he asked looking to me with an amused look

"It's a technical term" I defended to tired to argue properly, he smiled I knew he was about to call me on it but we were interrupted.

"O'Neill" Teal'c said urgently we looked where he pointed swinging my weapon to point seeing a woman dressed from head to toe in black, flying on a broom towards me,

"Sir" I asked a note of warning in my voice indicating that I wanted to make a run for it while aiming my gun, hearing no reply I spun round seeing no team there after a full 360º I heard a cackle and looked back at the black witch with green skin and warts,

"You killed my sister" the woman said approaching me. I backed away instinctively not trusting the new comer especially not with my team missing.

"Who are you?" I asked,

"Why my dear I am the wicked witch of the west and that was my sister the wicked witch of the east and she is dead because of you" the witch yelled coming closer to me, I backed away.

"Where are my friends?" I asked

"Paying for it as will you with your life" the witch raised her arms a green glow emerging and with out warning flinging it at me, I braced ready for it to hit and was amazed when it split and went round me. Was it meant to do that? What was it energy some kind of weapon? I asked myself as I tried to get a good look at her hands.

"What?" the witch yelled, while I decide this was enough of a threat to shoot fired hundreds of round all of them dropping to the floor the witch laughing before raising her hand trying again with the same result and again it separated and went around me all I got was a slight breeze as it passed.

"She has the amulet it will not work" A voice from a golden figure to my right said stepping forwards, she was blond hairs and wore a gold and red dress, very attractive.

"Hello child I am Glinda the good witch of the north" The good witch introduced herself, I looking between them trying to decide what was going on and who to trust, the fact that the white one hadn't attacked me whereas the black had made a big impact on my descion.

"She killed my sister" the wicked witch of the west screamed pointing at me, nervously I looked to the other witch hoping that she would be on my side,

"Then that is good," Glinda said,

"Your place is not here be gone" She clapped and the evil witch got on her broomstick but not before taking the control crystal out of the DHD. My hopes if escaping to get back up dropped, now I was without my team and a way home.

"No" I yelled running over to check it for myself but it was useless it was gone; a hand on my shoulder distracted me from my pessimistic thoughts.

"Child do not fret the wizard can help." Glinda reassured me, but it didn't work, how could a wizard help by creating a control crystal, she came over placing the amulet around my neck tying it tightly.

"This will protect you on your travels" She told me smiling,

"And my friends" I asked wondering if he would magic them back to not that I believed in magic but something funky was going on.

"Your journey will be long you should leave" Glinda said looking at the dimming light and with that disappearing into a glowing ball and floating away leaving me alone in a deserted village.

"But how?" I yelled to the sky channelling the inner Colonel O'Neill inside me, I surveyed my surroundings again seeing movement all around me little dwarf like people emerged from everywhere, the bushes and the houses.

"Hello" I said bending down to talk to them looking at him eye level. They had child like bodies but with adult faces making them very strange to look at,

"You killed her" one said his voice containing joy.

"Yes" I replied wincing, worrying about there reactions, I wasn't expecting one to jump on a lamppost waving his arms around.

"Ding dong the witch is dead" he sat dangling off the top others gathered near all of them began dancing and signing, briefly I wondered if this was a new form of torture by the Gould but quickly dismissed it they weren't this cruel. It not that I didn't like singing and dancing but there was a time and a place for it, and in my opinion this wasn't the time or the place but it seemed in their opinion it seemed perfect.

"Ding-dong the witch is dead
Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead
Wake up you sleepyhead
Rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up the wicked witch is dead
She's gone where the goblins go
Below - below - below
Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low
Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead"

They sang dancing around, I was amused yet slightly scared of these people, one with a hat and purple waist coat and a big gold watching dangling off his jacket looked important, he took my hand leading me through the crowd of people.

"As mayor of the Munchkin City
In the county of the land of Oz
I welcome you most regally"

He let go off my hand and another that looked like a miniature stereotypical British judge took the mayor hand as the danced around.

"But we've got to verify it legally, to see..."

"To see..." the Mayor asked still singing

"If she..." the judge replied

"If she..." the Mayor echoed again

"Is morally, ethically" the judge said

"Spiritually, physically" another one who came from nowhere sang but looked like a vicar with a dog collar

"Positively, absolutely" one from behind yelled, making me jump, and I couldn't help wonder if they always sang this much,

"Undeniably and reliably dead" they all finished I tried to use the distraction to escape but there were too many surrounding me, I backed away now very scared of these people as another stepped forwards holding a scroll. He had a white coat and a stethoscope.

"As Coroner, I thoroughly examined her
and she's not only merely dead
she's really most sincerely dead"

He said, I thought it was obvious the 2 sizzling feet on the floor by the gate giving it away but they seemed to need further confirmation as I backed from the middle having the distinct height disadvantage for sneaking.

"Then this is a day of independence for all the munchkins
And their descendants
Yes, let the joyous news be spread
The wicked old witch at last is dead" the mayor announced again coming over to me drawing all the attention back to me. Internally I groaned I had been so close to the edge, so close to escape.

"Ding-dong the witch is dead
Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead
Wake up you sleepyhead
Rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up the wicked witch is dead
She's gone where the goblins go
Below - below - below
Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low
Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead"

They all sang dancing around me in circles, trapping me in them middle with no hope of escape. Little munchkins dressed like babies approached me as I desperately looked for an exit wondering if I was going crazy of mad, or whether to just go along with it. 3 ballerinas danced up, I had to reluctantly admit they were good but there voices were almost painfully high.

"We represent the Lullaby League
The Lullaby League, the Lullaby League
And in the name of the Lullaby League
We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land" they said presenting me with a bunch of flowers I smiled and took it shaking it slightly in appreciation desperately looking for an exit this was more Daniels field not mine

"Thank you" I said being polite before I could leave 2 tapping dancing munchkins come up to me. They were wearing stripy shirts and green dungarees.

"We represent the Lollipop Guild
The Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild
And in the name of the Lollipop Guild
We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land" I took the lollipop and nodded my thanks

"We welcome you to Munchkin Land
Tra la la la la la la la la la la la"

"From now on you'll be history" one helpfully pointed out

"You'll be his..." another sang jumping in front of him with his arms spreading open

"You'll be his..." the little munchkin sang copying the move

"You'll be history" they all sang together

"And we will glorify your name" They finished, after a brief silence…

"What is you name?" The Mayor asked sounding puzzled

"Major Samantha Carter" I informed him as one of them wrote it down I paused taking in the silence I was never one for wasting time by singing, and I dreaded the answer to my next question as they seemed prone to singing and dancing but needed to ask it anyway.

"How would I find the wizard?"

"Follow the yellow brick road" one said

"Follow the yellow brick road" another said as they all started singing and dancing again, I hid the groan as I was lead away from the village. Only when we hit the edge did I see the famed yellow bricks that led over the hill. As they finished there song I waved goodbye walking up the road hoping this wizard would be able to help me in some way. I walked comparing this place to the Wizard of Oz the munchkins and now the yellow brick road it was too weird not to be a co-incidence.