We Stand United (Stargate AU)
This is an AU stargate from the start of season eight onwards. It focuses on the combined efforts of many races of the milky way in an attempt to over through the Goa’uld, though I do have other arcs planned...
(that may or may not include the Aschen....)
Atlantis will only see the changes at the end of the first ‘season’
Two days post New Order part 2
The halls of the SGC were for once quiet, the all too often felt fear of world ending peril was absent today and the base was quiet – no experiments had exploded in the last month! The only exiting thing going on was a large group of people on a trip through the stargate to the Beta site for a not so classified weapons test/demonstration; depending on who you asked. Among the scientists was Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter and beside her was Brigadier General Jack O’Neill who was chatting quietly with his former teammate about jello and how he hoped the beta sites was as good as the SGCs since they might be there a while. Behind the pair were Dr. Daniel Jackson and Teal’c, former First Prime of Apophis and now one of the leaders of the Jaffa rebellion. Sam, Daniel and Teal’c were the current SG-1, Stargate commands finest SG team and the most decorated military unit in recorded history, and Jack had been their leader since the beginning now however he was promoted to a one star general and given command of the SGC after the previous commander, Dr. Elizabeth Weir, had left to go on the Atlantis mission. The larger group that SG-1 and Jack were moving with was a large group of scientists, diplomats escorted by four SG teams: SG-3, SG-117, SG-74 and SG-1. All the SG teams besides SG-1 were teams of four muscular and decidedly male marines. All of the SG teams that were selected to go were equipped with what was to become the standard issue weapon for all SG teams expected to see combat – a futuristic looking, medium length rifle that contained a railgun that fired ‘smart’ bullets of a sort that were many time smaller than a normal bullet, these bullets were designed to penetrate deep into their target and explode a microscopic naqudah/potassium warhead that exploded the target into a fine red mist.
These deadly devices were going to be demonstrated by SG-3 with a talk by Sam beforehand to try and explain, in somewhat simple terms, how they worked. The pretence of them still being experimental was a publicity stunt by the IOA, they had already handed out hundreds to the Atlantis expedition, this event was aimed boost confidence and the whole thing would be broadcast live to millions; from another world. TV channels had jumped at the chance to broadcast live from a different planet and so the journalists outnumbered everyone else by at least three to one. Jack was sharply reminded that the whole world knew about the SGC now, thanks to Anubis’s failed attack on Earth.
Henry Hayes was referred to by some as the most powerful man in the world others believed that some of the men looking to him for leadership over secure subspace communications. At the present moment Henry Hayes felt as powerful as a child waiting to be rescued by its parent’s .He was the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth and he could only wait for his country to be rescued by a band of soldiers, scientists and rebels. It all came down to SG-1. Again. The Henry Hayes of his campaing days would have laughed at you if you’d told him that he would know about a job harder than being president of the United States but now he was constantly in awe of that team of four who had saved Earth form total destruction so many times he’d lost count. Hayes saw the British Prime Minster slowly steeled himself as his mouth opend “ I think we should launch all of them Henry. There’s no point hiding the stargate program after today and SG-1 may not get back in time.” The Russian president looked at them all with a knowing glance while his French and Chinese counterparts looked bewildered.
“The enhanced surface to orbit missiles are our last resort David. You know that as well as I-” Hayes was cut off by an angry British Prime Minister “Goddammit Hayes! THIS A ****ING LAST RESORT! We are up against the wall and we have exactly ONE ship that’s not even a quarter of the size of a Goa’uld mothership! We need those missiles! Sure we may not kill all of them but I for one am not going to take this jumped up parasite with delusions of godhood trying to take over my world lying down! We need to launch those missiles and soon or else everyone left on this rock will be speaking Goa’uld!” The British Prime Minister had never been one to shout or even get angry at his political opponents; he had always projected an aura of clam a sort of unbreakable patience.
“I.. You’ve convinced me David” The president of the United Sates drew a deep breath and calmed himself before he ordered for the first time in over fifty years the launch of a nuclear weapon in anger on his planet. All across the world silos opened, submarines surfaced and flooded the silos and the nations of Earth launched over a thousand nuclear missiles enhanced to well over a thousand time their original strength. It was glorious in a morbid way; streaks of flame and smoke showed the missiles ascent into the atmosphere and out into to space where they headed towards their targets and impacted against the shields of the Goa’uld motherships and from the surface it seemed as a second sun had momentarily illuminated the world in its destructive light but then it was snuffed out and the people of Earth could see destruction wrought upon Anubis’s fleet.
Over half of his motherships were destroyed and several others were damaged beyond repair yet his command ship and a good portion of his fleet were intact. They had failed and Anubis had almost won. Now their only hope was SG-1 and whatever Jack O’Neill had led them off to found.
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Jack had heard that from the President after the ceremony for SG-1 and Bra’tac held a week after the ceremony for the dead – they did not have names or numbers yet but it was looking bad; while Anubis had not started bombarding cites until just before the Ancient weapon fired but he had nearly wiped Beijing off the map.
The group that was to attend the demonstration came to the active Stargate and stood quietly for a moment, gazing up at the event horizon of the wormhole the sheer impossibility of it all stunning them into silence – they had read briefings and such but never anything like this. They overcame their wonder and steeped forward onto another world. Just as Jack O’Neill was to step through the gate he and SG-1 disappeared in a flash of light.