Pairing/Charecter(s): Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter; Sam/Jack
Warnings/Spoliers: takes place immediately after part 1, because I needed a transiton between parts, and this didn't fit with part 2. With a warning for what my seven year old self might consider bad language.
Disclaimer: All characters, situations, quotes et al are properties of their respective owners and I am merely using them under Title 17 of the US Code, § 107, aka the Fair Use Doctrine, without intents to infringe upon or defame anyone's legal rights.
Summary: After 16 years, the Stargate Program is finally revealed. Partially.
Notes: A transitional peice, like I said, with the promise SGA cast will appear in part 2. And, also, because people really wanted more of this. I spent more time than I should trying to figure out just who would be the 2dozen on the dias, and, yes, realize I've given both France and Russia a president and prime minister - done so because both posts are important in their respective goverments, and it seemed appropriate.
1 March 2012
Patefacti [Part 1.5]
An Ancient!John Story
a TRANSCRIPT of the
DEPARTMENT OF HOMEWORLD SECURITY
address to the UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
and the PEOPLE OF EARTH
[with annotations by the transcriber]
01 March 2012 – 0833 EST
UN General Assembly Hall
[The room erupts with noise. Shouts from every corner, in every language imaginable, fill the air.]
[The security personnel for the various heads of state are starting to grow visibly anxious, their hands going reflexively to both their guns and their earwigs, ready to shoot or call in reinforcements if need be. The fact that their 'targets' are a combination of UN ambassadors and member nations' heads of state seem to matter very little to them at the moment – though, given the slightly mobish air to the room, it's an understandable oversight.]
[The two dozen heads of state on the dais – to include the PRESIDENTS OF BRAZIL, FRANCE, INDONESIA, MEXICO, RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA, and the UNITED STATES; the PRIME MINISTERS OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, CANADA, EGYPT, FRANCE, GERMANY, INDIA, ISRAEL, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA, TURKEY, the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, and the UNITED KINGDOM; and the PREMIER OF CHINA – are starting to become, if not outwardly anxious, than decidedly uncomfortable with the way the briefing has progressed thus far. It is clear that more than one of them had expected the announcement that not only was humanity not alone in the universe, but they had been engaging with it for almost two decades now, to have gone much smoother than it so far has.]
[The speakers at the podiums – JACKSON, O'NEILL, and CARTER – watch with varying degrees of toleration, trepidation, and annoyance, until, at last, from downstage centre-]
O'NEILL: Everybody. [He scolds less than shouts.] Shut. The hell. Up.
[It is also more than clear that the various high-ranking officials in the room are decidedly not used to being spoken to in this matter, but it gets O'NEILL the result he was undoubtedly wanting.]
O'NEILL: Try to remember you're on television. [He gestures towards one of the camera set-ups just to the left of the stage.] Live, probably, too. So try to act like you're actually worthy of your peoples' votes, at least until the cameras are turned off.
[CARTER snorts at this, the noise loud enough to be picked up her microphone.]
[O'NEILL waggles his eyebrows at her.]
JACKSON: [Pointedly clearing his throat.] Yes, well, it appears that this is not going to be the appropriate forum for a Q & A... So why don't we let everyone take a look at the briefing packet and we'll have some sort of panel or something set up by, oh, noon or so for those of you who want it. And, for those of you who don't, I know that several members of the group behind me are planning on giving an address at five tonight, so...
[The room erupts into noise again as those on dais are ushered out by members of security.]