Episode 1: Recruits Part 1
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Somewhere in the dark and remote desert landscape of Nevada, three men in dark gray suits stand just inches away from the ruined remains of an old, wooden farmhouse. A slight breeze whispers through small cracks and holes from the ancient structure. Sounds of a crying coyote echo from the distant mountains as it sweeps through the barren wasteland. A full moon slightly brightens the chilly night. One of the waiting men, with a full, thin beard and short brown hair, stands in front of the group with a black briefcase in one hand. He stares down a long, windy dirt road as if he was expecting someone to arrive at their location.
A large, black van in the distance speeds towards the group, throwing clouds of dust and sand into the air. The bearded man smiles as the van, eventually, slows down and pulls up nearby them. The doors open and Wesker, along with two men dressed in black suits and armed with MP-5 submachine guns, steps out of the vehicle and walks towards the waiting group carrying a large steel briefcase. His guards follow close to him.
"Good evening, gentlemen," spoke the bearded man. "My name is Richard Hopkins and I work for The Trust. We're a very secret organization so we try our best to keep things as discreetly as possible. You must be Albert Wesker."
"Yes. Umbrella was becoming weak after many world governments learned about the corporation's experiments and research on bio-organic weapons. I work for another similar organization now. So what do you have for me?"
"In this briefcase that I'm holding, contains files on many top secret U.S. government projects. Some of them are on the SGC."
"I've heard about that military base in Colorado. There have been rumours about an alien device called the Stargate hidden in the mountain," said Wesker, taking interest in the files.
"It's true," said Richard. "It's a portal that allows instant travel to other worlds in the galaxy. Anyway, did you bring what we've requested?"
"Right here," answered Wesker. The two men exchanged briefcases. Richard opens up the one received from Wesker and finds several large metal vials inside. He picks one out and observes it with amazement."Careful. That stuff is very infectous."
"So this is the infamous T-virus. The bioweapon that can turn a person into the walking dead. I think we have a deal," said Richard. Wesker looks around at The Trust members only to see them and the old farmhouse.
"How did you guys get here in the first place?" asked Wesker. "I don't see any vehicles nearby besides ours." Richard places the T-virus sample back into its briefcase and shuts it.
"Oh, we have better means of transportation," answered Richard. "It's been a pleasure trading with you, Wesker. Perhaps we may meet again someday." He pulls an odd, circulur small device out of his suit pocket and presses a button in the center. Suddenly, the light seemed to shift around The Trust members as a bright flash erupted from where they stood. Then, they were nowhere to be found. Wesker and his guards look around their surroundings in confusion.
"What the hell was that?" said one of the guards, still confused. "They were there and now they're gone." Wesker opens the briefcase he received, revealing a large bundle of government files. He smiles.
"That, my friend, was an example of what we have yet to discover ...and, eventually, claim."
Two months later at Stargate Command, Brig. Genernal Jack O'Neill and SG-1 are gathered around the long table in the Briefing Room for a short meeting. Beyond a set of three large glass windows, the Stargate rests in the middle of a much larger room. A steel-grated ramp leads up to the gate.
"According to intelligence gathered by the Tok'ra," said Colonal Samantha Carter, "the Goa'uld System Lords have been fighting a losing war against Baal's forces." O'Neill interrupts Carter.
"Well I guess that's alright. Saves us the time and need to bring down those snakeheads."
"I have more, sir," said Carter. "It seems that Baal is no longer the main leader of his empire. One undercover Tok'ra agent found Baal talking to who appears to be Anubis."
"What!" said O'Neill, slightly raising his voice.
"Wait a minute," said Dr. Daniel Jackson. "Anubis found himself isolated on a freezing planet. He cannot ascend to a higher plane of existance without having the other Ascended intervene."
"Yeah. He should still be freezing his butt off on that planet. Why would Baal want to pick up Anubis anyway?" asked O'Neill.
"We don't know yet, sir," responded Carter. "Maybe Baal hoped to gather knowledge on Ancient weapons from Anubis, but his plan didn't turn out the way he wanted it to."
"Anubis now lives as a form of dark energy," said Daniel, "He'll be needing new hosts all of the time since each host would start to decay." The coversation turns to silence. After a very short while, O'Neill turns to Teal'c, who was sitting opposite from him.
"So Teal'c, how are your buddies doing in the Jaffa Rebellion?" asked O'Neill.
"We are growing in numbers. More Jaffa are throwing down their past beliefs and are learning what it is like to be free," said Teal'c.
The base's alarm goes off and the red warning lights dim on and off. Walter's voice is heard from the PA speakers. "Warning. Unscheduled offworld activation."
Outside the Briefing Room through the windows, the red chevrons on the Stargate start to light up and the symbols rotate. O'Neill and the others stand up and they head out of the room. They reach the Control Room, which was located just under the Briefing Room, and to where Walter was waiting for them. All seven chevrons on the Stargate have been activated and a loud blast is heard from behind the closed iris. Walter turns to look at O'Neill.
"I'm receiving a GDO transmission from the wormhole, sir," said Walter, turning back to the gate controls. "It's Bra'tac."
"You know what to do. Open the iris," ordered O'Neill. Walter activates the iris controls and the titanium iris quickly slides open. Bra'tac, in his Jaffa suit, emerges from the glowing portal. O'Neill and SG-1 make their way from the Control Room down to the Gate Room. The main blast door opens and they walk in to greet Bra'tac. A shocked and worried look is present on his face. Teal'c walks up to him.
"Master Bra'tac. Is there something that troubles you?" asks Teal'c.
"I am afraid I bring some very bad and disturbing news," answered Bra'tac, "Anubis has attacked one of our large encampments with a very terrible and new weapon. Many of our brothers have turned insane and savagely attacked others like mindless beasts. They too, later joined the bloodthristy ones and continued to attack the Jaffa. This does not fair well for us with Anubis back in power." The whole group looks at each other with shocked looks after hearing Bra'tac's news.
Later, back in the Briefing Room, Teal'c sits at the table beside Bra'tac while Daniel and O'Neill are seated on the opposite site. They all watch Carter as she stands next to a blank screen. A projected image of an enlarged microscopic virus fills the screen and Carter explains her presentation to the group.
"This is called the T-virus. It's a biological toxin created by the Umbrella Corporation for use in bioweapons. According to their research, the virus is capable of turning a normal human being into something like the walking dead."
"You mean like a zombie?" asked O'Neill.
"Yes sir," answered Carter. "Umbrella was eventually shutdown by several governments, including ours, from around the world several months ago after the Raccoon City and Antarctic incidents. Some competitors have been trying to obtain the virus for either research or selling purposes."
"Maybe The Trust might have been involved with one of those organization," said Daniel.
"Yes, but how did Anubis manage to obtain the T-virus?" interrupted O'Neill.
"The Trust have access to an Al'kesh left behind from Osiris," explained Daniel. "They've probably left our solar system and were captured by Anubis' forces."
"This weapon poses a great threat to all who oppose Anubis, including the Free Jaffa," said Bra'tac. "Some of our warriors have left our cause to rejoin their false gods, thinking this is punishment for betraying them."
"We cannot allow this to destroy our freedom," said Teal'c. "Anubis must be stopped at all costs and this virus must be eliminated."
"Well, I guess all we have to do is find his base of operations and destroy all of his bioweapons before he could use them," said O'Neill.
"I don't think it's that simple, sir," said Carter. "We need more intelligence and, maybe, some people who have dealt with Umbrella and its creations in the past." O'Neill thinks to himself for a bit and, then, he speaks.
"I guess we could use a few more recruits around here. Carter, do you know anyone who has fought these zombies and monsters before and where they are?"
"I only know one in the U.S. government, but he might be able to contact others," answered Carter.
"Alright, you try to call him and tell him to get here sometime tomorrow afternoon," ordered O'Neill. "I might want to talk to him when he gets here."
"Yes sir," responded Carter. She walks over to the projector to shut it off. Then, she heads out of the room. O'Neill looks at Bra'tac.
"Bra'tac, you are welcome to stay here if you wish," O'Neill offered.
"I think I'll be needed by my people during this dark time, but I thank you for your offer," said Bra'tac. "I should probably return to Chulak fairly soon."
Next day, O'Neill sits at his desk in his office and sorts through various files and paperwork. All is silent until a young guard in uniform marches in and salutes. He looks up to see the guard standing right in front of him.
"General O'Neill, you have a visitor from the government, sir," said the guard. O'Neill starts to look confused as if he wasn't expecting anyone.
"Huh?...Ohhhh, right. Please send him in," said O'Neill. The guard salutes again and walks out of the office. Leon, in a government agent suit and tie, walks in and stands before O'Neill. He introduces himself.
"Good afternoon, General O'Neill. I'm Agent Leon S. Kennedy from the United States government," said Leon.
"Oh, please. Have a seat," said O'Neill, pointing to a small leather chair which was facing his desk. Leon sits down in the chair and both him and O'Neill are silent as they face each other, waiting for a word to be spoken.
"Uhhh...you wanted to see me, General?" asked Leon.
"Uhhh..yes. Are you familiar with our Stargate program?" asked O'Neill.
"From what I've read in some files, it's very interesting," said Leon. "Is it true that you have a device here that can take you to alien worlds?"
"This is the one and only place that has that kind of travel," answered O'Neill. "Anyway, the reason why I had Col. Carter call you here was because a strong and powerful enemy in our galaxy has somehow obtained the T-virus and is using it in weapons on some allies of ours. According to some files I've looked up, it says that you and some others have fought Umbrella and its monsters in the past. We could probably use someone like you to help us know what we're dealing with. Are you willing to?"
"Sure...Do I get to travel through the Stargate, sir?" asked Leon.
"You would be a member of an SG team soooo...yeah," said O'Neill.
"Great," said Leon, smiling.
"Oh, and one more thing," reminded O'Neill. "Do you think you could try to get recruits that might want to join the SGC?"
"Yes sir," answered Leon. "As a matter of fact, I know many people who I could contact. I'll bring some more recruits next week."
"Good. I guess I'll be seeing you next week," said O'Neill.
"Thank you, sir," said Leon. Both him and O'Neill shake hands and he walks out of the General's Office. O'Neill goes back to sorting through the paperwork on his desk.
A week later in the Briefing Room, Carter, Daniel, Teal'c, Claire, and Barry are seated on one side of the briefing table. Chris, Jill and Rebecca had found seats on the other side. Rebecca curiously stares at Teal'c, mainly at the golden serpent mark on his forehead, while the others carried on miscellanious conversations amongst each other. Leon stood right beside the door leading to the General's Office. The windows that once revealed the Gate Room were blocked by a metal shutter on the other side. The door opens and O'Neill walks in to find, to his surprise, the new recruits still in civilian fashion. The coversations turn to silence as they all turned to look at the general and Leon speaks to him.
"Ah, good to see you General," said Leon. "I've been able to assemble a small team here for the SGC. I think they would be fit enough to travel through the Stargate, sir. Allow me to introduce them." He begins to introduce each recruit, starting with Rebecca. "This is Rebecca Chambers, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Barry Burton, and Claire Redfield." O'Neill carefully observes the group, trying to think of something to say to them. He expresses a small smile.
"Hi," said O'Neill, quietly. He looks at Leon. "...uh, Leon. Can I have a small talk with you in my office?"
"Yes sir," replied Leon. He follows O'Neill into the office and closes the door. Noticing Rebecca, who was still staring at him curiously, Teal'c smiles and he speaks to her.
"I am a Jaffa," responded Teal'c.
"Oh," said Rebeeca. "...What's a Jaffa?" Teal'c doesn't answer and just stares at her, raising one eyebrow.
Meanwhile in O'Neill's office, O'Neill speaks to Leon as he was a little upset about Leon's choice of recruits.
"When I said new recruits, I was hoping for military personel who were experienced in dealing with Umbrella," said O'Neill, furiously yet quiet. "Those people out there are civilians. They shouldn't even be here on the base."
"But sir," replied Leon, "these people have played a key role in the Umbrella Corporation's downfall. Some of them are former S.T.A.R.S members and they were responsible for exposing Umbrella's experiments in bioweapons. Not just that, but all of them have helped bring down several key faculities. They've also had experience in various types of firearms."
"Yes, but out there in the galaxy is a completely different scenario," said O'Neill. "There are enemies far worse and far more dangerous than Umbrella, especially the Goa'uld. I hope you've learned a bit about them already."
"I've read a file on the Goa'uld and I have an idea on how evil and treacherous they can be," said Leon. "The recruits I've picked out have battled creatures created by the T-virus and other bioweapons. Please, I know we can count on them and they really want to see the end of the T-virus because of all the terrible things it has done to the people of Raccoon City." Thinking of a proper decision, O'Neill hesitates and, then, he finally makes up his mind.
"Okay," replied O'Neill. "I'll let them help us out, but I hope they know the risks."
"I think they're willing to take many risks, sir," said Leon.
Both O'Neill and Leon step out of the office and back into the Briefing Room, where the others were waiting for them. O'Neill starts to give out a short speech.
"Uh, good day everyone," started O'Neill. "I'm Brigader General Jack O'Neill and I'm in command of the SGC." He points to the members of SG-1. "Those three personel, who are at this table with us today, are Colonel Samantha Carter, Dr. Daniel Jackson, and Teal'c. They make up the team SG-1, our exploration and spearhead team. I used to be in command of SG-1 until my promotion to General so now Col. Carter is in command of the team. Before we get into details about stuff like assigning and arranging new teams, I would like to first show all of you the Stargate...Carter?"
"Yes sir," replied Carter. She stands up and walks towards a small button on the right side of the blocked windows. After she pushes the button, the shutters slowly open up and the Gate Room is revealed. The new recruits get up out of their seats in order to get a closer look at the Stargate through the windows. All of them observe it with amazement and astounishment.
"...Wow," said Chris, almost speechless.
"Before actually seeing it myself, I thought it was just a myth. It really does exist," said Barry.
"How does it actually work?" asked Jill.
"What we do first is dial in an address which is really six points focusing on a point of origin," explained Daniel. "Then the..."
"Daniel," interrupted O'Neill.
"Oh, sorry," said Daniel.
"All we do is dial in some chevrons and it creates a wormhole to travel to another planet," explained O'Neill, making the explanation more simpliar than Daniel's well-detailed method. The recruits continued to stare at the gate, still amazed. Then Carter speaks.
"So, are you all ready for your first trip?" asked Carter.
Later, the Stargate starts up and the symbols rotate. The symbols stop and one of the chevrons lights up.
"Chevron one locked," announced Walter, speaking into the microphone from the Control Room. As the gate symbols resume their rotation and more chevrons continue to light up, SG-1 and the recruits stand and wait just outside the open main blast door to the Gate Room.
"So which planet are we going to, Carter?" asked Claire.
"We're going to take a short tour of the Alpha Site," replied Carter. "It's an offworld base of ours."
"You guys have an offworld base? Boy, this is getting better and better," said Barry.
"I guess I have much more to find out what the government's been hiding over the past several years," said Leon.
"This is so unbelievable," said Chris. "I feel like I'm in a science fiction flick."
"Chevron seven locked," shouted Walter, still speaking into the microphone. The last chevron lights up on the point of origin symbol. A violent blue explosion erupts from the gate and the recruits quickly jumped back. The explosion, finally, collapses inward and the portal is created. Everyone in the Gate Room stares and gazes at the shiny portal except SG-1. In the Control Room, O'Neill enters and he borrows the microphone from Walter.
"Carter, you and the others have a go," said O'Neill. Carter turns to the other members of her tour group.
"Alright, let's go," ordered Carter.
"Indeed," replied Teal'c.
Everyone else follows Carter towards the gate and up the steel ramp. Carter enters through the portal first with Teal'c. Leon follows through first, along with Claire, Daniel, Jill, and Chris. Rebecca and Barry stop just inches from the portal and Rebecca smiles as she takes the time to gaze at the shining energy.
"Wow. It looks so beautiful," commented Rebecca.
"I know. It's amazing. Now please step through," said Barry, growing impatient.
"It almost looks like shining water," continued Rebecca. "Kind of reminds me of..." Finally, Barry pushes her through the portal and, then, he walks through himself.
On the other side, Barry emerges from the portal. The Stargate powers down and the portal disperses. He meets up with the rest of the recruits, who were taking the time to breathe again since it was their first trip through the wormhole and, therefore, had never been used to the fast motion and being dematerialized. The Alpha Site Gate Room had similarities to the one at the SGC, except for it's small size and the lack of blast doors. A hallway led away from the room and into several doorways.
"That was one hell of a rush," said Jill. Claire looks around the room.
"This Gate Room looks almost like the one back on Earth, except smaller," said Claire. "Is this place also underground?"
"The Alpha Site is also built inside a mountain as well," explained Carter. "Our first Alpha Site was attacked by Anubis so we took more safety and security measures when we relocated it here."
"It feels like I'm still back on Earth, but I'm not," said Claire.
"I know," said Leon. "This is awesome. We're actually on a different planet somewhere in the galaxy."
"This base has many of the same vital faculities as the SGC, plus an airstrip," continued Carter.
"Airstrip? You guys keep aircraft here?" asked Chris.
"Yes," replied Carter. "We keep at least two or three fighters in the hanger and one outside on stand by. Come on, I'll show you." After everyone had recovered from the wormhole trip, the group follows Carter down the long hallway.
Outside, a X-302 fighter stands out in front of a large, metal hanger door. The fighter rests on a concrete airstrip which leads out from the hanger and ends at the mouth of a dense forest. The tour group exits out of a doorway in the face of the rocky mountain. They spot the fighter and are surprised to see such futuristic-looking aircraft.
"What the hell is that?" asked Barry.
"That is the X-302," replied Carter. "It's an advanced craft that was developed at Area 51 for both air and space travel. The design is based on a Goa'uld death glider and it consists of both alien technology and our technology."
"Cool," said Rebecca.
"I flew harriers when I was still back in the Air Force, but this is completely different," said Chris.
"Really?" said Carter. "I never knew you were in the Air Force before. Would you like to go for a test flight?"
"Yeah, I'd really love to," replied Chris, becoming more excited. Carter looks at Daniel.
"Daniel, do you think you could continue on with the tour for me, please?" asked Carter.
"Uhhhh sure. No problem," replied Daniel. He points to the doorway where they first came from. "Right this way." The rest of the tour group follows Daniel through the doorway back into the mountain. Carter and Chris proceed towards the fighter.
Later, above a heavily forested and mountainous landscape, the X-302 soars through the air. The craft engages in tight turns and sudden descents and ascents. Inside the cockpit, Carter pilots the fighter while Chris sits in the backseat, enjoying every bit of the thrilling flight.
"This thing's awesome!" shouted Chris. "This fighter is really manuveorable. A lot more manuveorable than any military jet I've ever came across."
"The X-302 is capable of flying through many tight spots," explained Carter. "It can also dodge many incoming projectiles. I'm about to turn the controls over to you for a while. Are you ready?"
"Oh yeah!" replied Chris excitedly. He readys his hands on the controls in the backseat. Carter activates a code and he gains control of the X-302. Not being used to the fighter at first, Chris only performs basic manuveors in order to get a feel of the controls. A few minutes later, he is pulling off barrel rolls, flips, and other sharp and wild actions. Carter notices Teal'c's voice coming from the communications radio inside the cockpit.
"Col. Carter. Are you there?" asked Teal'c, speaking through the radio.
"I'm here, Teal'c," replied Carter. "What's up?"
"Gen. O'Neill has sent us an urgent message from Earth," said Teal'c. "We should all return back through the Stargate immediately."
"Copy that, Teal'c. Over and out," said Carter. She looks back to see Chris, who was still piloting the fighter. "Sorry we couldn't stay out here for much longer, Chris, but we need head back to the base now."
"No problem," replied Chris. "At least I got a chance to test flight this badass machine. You can fly us back." Carter resumes control of the X-302 and she proceeds to fly back to the Alpha Site.
Back in the SGC Gate Room, the Stargate blasts opens. One of the blast doors opens and O'Neill and Bra'tac walk into the room. Again, a shocked and worried is on Bra'tac's face as he watches the glittering portal and waits beside O'Neill. SG-1 and the rest of the group emerges from the gate. The portal disperses and Teal'c quickly walks over to Bra'tac.
"Master Bra'tac," said Teal'c. "Has something happened again?"
"The situation is getting much worse," replied Bra'tac. "Anubis has attacked one of our main encampments again with the T-virus. This time, most of our warriors on Kel'tesh have succumbed to its evil effects. We tried to prevent it from spreading, but we were too late and outnumbered by the plagued ones. Some Jaffa are still trapped on the planet and I don't know if they're still alive."
The Gate Room is full of silence. Everyone looks at each other as if surprised by the resurfacing of the T-virus.
"We are in desperate need of your help," said Bra'tac.
To Be Continued.
End of Episode.
This is more of an introduction chapter to start a mini-series. There will be a lot more action in upcoming chapters. Please submit a review and tell me what you've thought of it and how I could improve. This is my first attempt at a fanfic. It will be awhile before new chapters are posted.