Disclaimer: I don't own the Stargate or Guyver franchises.
Timeline notation: For Stargate; this fic begins before the Season 7 episode, "Heroes," thus before the death of Janet Fraiser. For Guyver; if you've read the English released manga or seen the 2005 anime let it be known that this fic branches of into total non cannon AU from the point when Sho and Agito activate the "Creator Relic Spaceship."
This story is STILL a crossover challenge! I have no intention of expanding it onward into a fully developed story. Why, you may ask. It's because I have no idea where to go after the two groups meet. I can't fathom how to advance the plot any further. I'm updating and expanding it into two chapters in an attempt to attract more readers who then might choose to adopt this fic as their own. If you like this story or the idea behind it then PLEASE feel free to write it out to something complete. Copy this page word for word or rewrite it to something completely different.
I'm posting this challenge in both the Stargate: SG1 and Guyver sections.
Author Note: -'these means the speaker is using a foreign/alien language that the POV doesn't understand'-
Chapter One; First Meetings
The life of Samantha Carter flashed before her eyes. She sat in the dirt, crotched up against a tree for support, a miner flesh wound in her stomach, her P-90 broken in two and discarded beside her. She watched as if in slow motion as the Anubis Kull Warrior lifted its arm to fire its wrist-mounted energy blaster at her.
It's surreal, amazing really, how time seems to stop in the face of death. This is where Sam was, at deaths door. No last minuet rescue, no heroic inspirational last actions. Samantha Carter was going to die, and she knew it.
How did it come to this? She asked herself in the eternal long second before death. It was supposed to be a routine mission to explore an uninhabited world. Their MALP had detected a strange energy on the planet and they went to investigate. Soon SG1 found themselves in a Kull ambush. In the chaos Sam was separated from Col. O'Neill, Daniel, and Teal'c. The sounds of distant gun fire her only clue that they were alive and still fighting.
Death was here. Sam watched in that surreal, almost eternal, slow motion as the Kull fired at her. She closed her eyes at the flash of light and expected to see all her friends and comrades who had given their lives these past six years of SGC service. But to her shock death did not come for her. Curious, Sam opened her eyes to see a strange humanoid blue alien standing in-between her and the Kull.
The alien appeared to be naked; its skin looked almost like leather plated armor. There where spicks on its elbows and some kind of tentacle arching up from his forehead. Because she only had a view of it's backside she could not see his full appearance.
This is not what shocked her though, it was the fact that the alien had taken a direct hit from a Kull blaster and was still standing. With a loud 'snikt' sound the two elbow spikes grow about two feet. A Major Samantha Carter stared in wonder the alien suddenly vanished from sight only to appear behind the Kull Warrior. The Air Force major blinked several times, her brain struggling to understand what she had just witnessed. During this moment of confusion however, Sam's shock was doubled as the Kull fell apart into four parts, as though he had been severed in half both vertically and horizontally.
"Oh my god" she whispers.
The blue alien must have heard her because he turned to face her and approached slowly.
-'Hello, who are you, are you hurt?'- The alien said. Its voice sounded like that of a young male, but distorted electronically, almost as if he was speaking through a speaker or intercom.
He's voice wasn't what surprised Samantha the most though. No, it was the fact that he was speaking Chinese. Where could he have possibly learned an Earth language? She wondered. (AN: actually he's speaking Japanese, but not all Americans can recognize the difference based on the pronunciation of the two languages, Sam is just one of them.)
Damn, I knew I should have taken English last semester! Sho thought as he looked at the women on the ground before him. He wished he could transform to reassure her, but this was still a danger zone, and what if she wasn't trustworthy.
By the look of the flag on her uniform she's American Military. But how the hell did she get to this planet? That thing that attacked me was after her too; maybe she crashed here like we did?
Sho racked his brain for all the English words he new.
"M-me Sho... -who y-you?"
The women blinked a few times in understanding. "Major Samantha Carter United States Air Force."
Is 'Major' her name, or is it a rank? Sho thought, although he did understand what 'United States Air Force' meant.
-'How did...'- Samantha was cut of by blaster fire. A group of the black armored aliens where advancing towards them. Dashing forward Sho gently picked Samantha up and dodged the enemy fire.
As he evaded the enemy he fired at them with his 'head beam.' Their armor protected them so Sho, using deceptive evasion, herded them in a close grouped target. When he was ready Sho gently put Samantha down and fired three 'Pressure Cannon' blasts at the group causing the advancing enemy to implode on each other.
-'Holy shi...'- again Samantha's comment was cut off as Sho grabbed her and began running through the forest. The Guyver's advanced sensors detected more combat not far from where Sho and Samantha where. Reasoning that it could be more Americans and the strange aliens Sho headed towards that area.
His hunch correct, they arrived to find three Americans pinned down behind some ancient ruins while a horde of bad guys approached. Careful to avoid enemy fire Sho dashed in and dropped Samantha off to where her comrades where before jumping over the American's makeshift barricade.
It happened so fast that all Colonel O'Neill new was that one second they where pinned down and then suddenly Major Carter appeared, seemingly out of thin air. Before he could form the words to ask her 'what the hell?' the enemy fire stopped. Looking over their barricade Jack was amazed to see a blue alien standing admits the fallen Kull, who where now a mess of detached body parts scattered all over the battle field.
"Who is this guy?" Jack asked no one in particular.
"I don't know sir." Major Carter said, while wincing as Dr. Jackson wrapped her flesh wound. "But he saved my life before coming here and he seems to speak Chinese."
"Really, Chinese? That's interesting." Dr. Jackson said. Teal'c, stoic as ever, merely raised an eyebrow.
-'Hello, you're all Americans right? How did you get to this planet?'- The alien asked them as he approached
"Oh..." Jackson said, "He's speaking Japanese, Sam, not Chinese."
"My mistake," Sam said rolling her eyes.
-'Is something the matter?'- The alien asked.
-'No nothing.'- Daniel said in perfect Japanese, -'Major Carter simple misunderstood your language and thought were speaking another one called Chinese.'-
-'You Americans, how typical'- The alien said humorously.
-'My name is Daniel Jackson, this is Colonel Jack O'Neill, you've met Major Carter, and this is Teal'c he...'-
The alien locked eyes with the Jaffa and his head twitched. In a burst of speed he charged forward to strike at Teal'c.
"STOP!" Sam yelled, trying to get up. Jack lifted his P-90 ready to fire, and Daniel placed himself in-between Teal'c and the alien.
The alien stopped in mid attack, his elbow blade a centimeter from Daniel's face.
-'He's one of those things that attacked me the other day; they are the ones who called in those armored guys!'- The alien yelled.
-'Those guys who attacked you are Jaffa, and yes, Teal'c is also a Jaffa. But Teal'c has allied himself with us in order to defeat the Goa'uld.'-
-'The who?'- The alien said while not backing down.
Daniel was surprised that he didn't know what the Goa'uld where, but decides to explain anyway.
-'The Goa'uld are an evil race who use advanced technology to pose as gods and enslave less advanced races. The Jaffa have been slaves for the Goa'uld for over 10,000 years. They are forced to fight as expendable soldiers and they don't even know that their masters are false gods. Teal'c realized the truth and joined us in the hopes of defeating the Goa'uld and freeing his people. He. Is. Not. Your. Enemy.'-
-'Very well, I apologize.'- the alien said as he stepped back and the elbow blade was sucked back into his arm. -'Now please tell me, how three Americans teamed up with an alien get so far from Earth? And, more importantly, do you have a way of getting back there?'-
Daniel relayed the question and SG1 discussed it. "The fact that he mentioned 'Earth' and called us American rather then the Tau'ri is proof that he knows more about our planet then any other race we've ever encountered." Daniel said.
"He also seems to be ignorant of the Goa'uld." Major Carter added her two cents.
"I don't like this, it doesn't add up." Colonel O'Neill said in a grated tone.
"It's seems improbable that such a powerful race can exist without the Goa'uld trying to enslave them. To remain hidden they must have advanced technology such as the Asgurd or Nox." Teal'c said.
"Yeah, but that would mean they have to know about the snakes, right?" Colonel O'Neill said sarcastically. "So this guy's lying to us."
"Not necessarily, remember Nafrayu, the Nox child? He had never heard of the Goa'uld because he was too young. This alien's voice does sound young." Sam said, "His race my be aware of the Goa'uld and still he personally may not."
Sho was beginning to become annoyed. The four strangers had been chatting amongst themselves, completely ignoring his question, for what felt like hours, although only a minuet or two.
"Oy!" he yelled. "You gonna' answer me or what?" the four looked at him and then Daniel stepped forward.
"Sorry," he said, "It's really complicated."
"You mean you don't know if you can trust me or not." Sho said.
Daniel sagged a little as if he'd just been caught in a lie.
"I'm sorry, it's just the situation doesn't add up. You're obviously part of an advanced race, yet you claim to know nothing of the Goa'uld. Your words, and very language, suggest you know things about our planet that should be impossible for you to know. How exactly did you learn to speak Japanese and come to know of Earth anyway?"
Sho looked at him confused. Why do they think I'm... but then it hit him like a blast from ZX-Tole's hyper-laser. Of course, with my armor on they think I'm some kind of alien. Sho still didn't know if they were trustworthy or not, but their actions so for would suggest, logically, that they knew nothing about Guyver's, Zoaloads, and Creators. Taking a chance Sho made a decision.
"The answer to your question, Dr. Jackson, is rather simple." Stepping back Sho let the Guyver armor disengage, breaking apart and sucking itself into the organisms on his back, revealing his true, human, form. "My name is Sho Fukamachi, and I was born in Minakami, Gunma Japan."
Sho smirked snidely as he viewed the shocked and amazed faces of the four strangers.
"What the hell is going on?" Jack demanded, forcing Daniel to politely translate.
"He says that it's like our story 'really complicated'" Daniel translated Sho's answer. "He realizes that we've got questions and he has many of his own. But before we delve into all that there is something he must know first."
"And what's that?" an annoyed Jack asks.
-'Do you have any food?'- Daniel blinked several times before translating for the Colonel and asked Sho to elaborate. -'My friends and I have been stranded here for several months. There's nothing on this planet for me to hunt and our food reserves are running low.'-
"Daniel, ask him how he got to this planet." Sam asked
-'By ship, how else?'- Sho explained.
"Where are his friends now?" Jack asked impatiently.
-'In our ship, about a days walk to the North'- Sho said once the request was translated.
"Tell him that we need to get Sam back to base for medical attention, but don't mention the Stargate. I'll take her back; meanwhile I want you and Teal'c to stay here with him. Try and get him to take you to his ship. Once back at the SGC I'll return with backup and a jeep. Keep your tracker on so I can follow you. Tell the kid I'll bring back some military rations. That should feed his friends without making them suspicious about where it came from."
"Very well O'Neill." Teal'c responded while Daniel translated. Carter looked seriously sour at missing out on exploring a new ship.
(AN: in this fictitious AU the Stargate Ring is just big enough to fit small vehicles like a jeep but nothing bigger. Considering how huge Earth is the SGC would need vehicles to cover large ground when exploring other worlds.)
Just under an hour later Sho Fukamachi was guiding the two SG1 members through the dense forest, trying to make small take with the one who spoke Japanese, Daniel Jackson.
"So, you came here by ship, but why did you decide to land here? Is there something on this planet you where looking for?" Daniel asked
"No, we crashed. We never intended to leave Earth." Sho said.
"You mean you left from Earth?"
"Yes, the ship was buried under a volcano and I accidentally activated its auto-pilot. Next thing I new we were crash landing. The ship won't launch now, it's broken, and even if we could, I don't know how to find Earth."
"Where did it come from? More over what is that armor thing you've got?"
"It's called the Guyver and it is connected to the ship. The full details of my story will have to wait until your friends return and I'm reunited with mine."
"I understand..." at that time Jack pulled up in his promised jeep with SG3 dragged along for the ride.
-'Hay kids, how's the hick going?'-
"How did you get a car? Where did those guys come from? And Major Carter, what are you doing back here? Shouldn't you be resting?" Sho asked though his shock.
"SG3 and the Jeep came with us when we arrived on the planet." Daniel translated Jack's response. "As for Sam's injury, it was miner enough to allow for her to return. And trust me, nothing can keep her from explore new and exiting forms of alien tech." I can't believe Hammond or Dr. Frasier let her return so soon. She must have been really stubborn.
An hour, and very quite car ride, later they pulled up to what looked like a giant blue egg. Although the egg looked to be simply sitting on the ground pointing up the dirt around it suggested that there was more to the ship buried underground. The ship was at the end of a long trench of burnt earth. From its position, and the tree logs propped up on one side, it looked as if it had crashed on it's side and was propelled by momentum some distance from it's original touchdown sight. After the crash the crew most of propped it up to stand upright and dug a hole to act as an indented launch pad.
Jumping from the jeep Sho approached the ship and placed his hand on the side. A circular doorway simply appeared there.
"Hey guys it's me!" Sho yelled into the hole. "I've brought some people with me, their humans from Earth, but their also American!" Sho tried to make the statement sound as if it was no big deal, but Daniel knew he was telling his companions to be cautious.
The first to exit was Tetsuro, "Sho, how did they get here?" he asked suspiciously.
"I don't know, but I don't think they're from Chronos. They didn't recognize the Guyve..." Sho was silenced by Mizuki dashing out of the ship and tackling him into a bear huge.
"I was so afraid Sho, you where gone so long I..." she said on the verge of tears.
"Sorry about that Mizuki-chan. But you know how tough I am." He said while flexing his muscles. Mizuki rolled her eyes at him and muttered something about 'boys...'
"I see we have guests, Fukamachi-san." Dr. Hayami said.
"Yes, where are Yohei-san, Shizu-san and Odagiri-shi?"
"Yohei-san collapsed an hour ago, Shizu-san hasn't left her grandfather's side. Dr. Odagiri is checking on Murakami-shi's stasis." There was a pause and one of the Americans took the opportunity to step in and introduce the new arrivals to this desolate planet.
"Hello, my name is Dr. Daniel Jackson..." Daniel then introduced the SG personnel. "We've brought you some of our military rations; sorry we don't have anything better."
"That's quite alright. I am Dr. Toshiaki Hayami." he said and then introduced everyone gathered, skipping Sho because the Americans had already met him.
"So why don't you tell us how the hell you got here? Earth doesn't have faster then light travel yet so what's the deal?" Tetsuro demanded rather rudely.
"Tetsuro..." Sho said softly, disapproving his friend's attitude.
Daniel remained calm. "It is a rather long and complicated story. Incidentally I would like to ask you the same questions."
Tetsuro didn't know how to respond to the polite way that Daniel had rebuffed him. Sho decided to take charge.
"With all due respect Dr. Jackson-shi, I did save all your lives today. Also, we are sort of in my territory. Perhaps you could tell us your story. Then I will tell you ours. Afterwards we can begin to openly question each other. Is that satisfactory?"
After translating Sho's proposal... -'Well, what do you want to do?'- Daniel asked Jack
-'This Guyver technology could be very useful in our fight with the Goa'uld. If what they have told us so for is true there is a good chance that such technology is already on Earth.'- Teal'c said.
-'I agree with Teal'c. Also there are mostly kids here, so it's possible that the Japanese government isn't in on this.'- Sam said.
-'Okay, okay... Tell them about the 'gate. But keep it to the basics, minimum disclosure. Worst case scenario we could leave them here.'-
Daniel frowned at Jack's idea, but didn't say anything. Instead he took a deep breath and began his story.