A/N: AKA Jacob continues to have a Bad Day.
“Ambassador Carter, this is Captain Joseph Sha, Son Goku… and Cho Hakkai.”
:I heard it as well.: Selmak was equally stunned. :Did she truly say that-:
The han’you’s supposed to be their missing Air Force captain? Jacob finished. Yeah. Which is crazy. George has to have noticed-
:Perhaps not. They can pass as human, for short periods of time,: Selmak said thoughtfully. :Combine that with relief in finding one who was lost – any being’s judgment could be clouded.:
Not George, Jacob thought firmly. And not Jack. You know O’Neill; he’s paranoid about things even a little off standard human. He wouldn’t leave Janet down here with a threat.
:That he knew about,: Selmak reminded him. :We will have to tell the SGC more of youkai.:
Yeah. Because obviously Dr. Genjyo hadn’t. “So you and Dr. Genjyo both made it back?” Jacob said neutrally. “I’m kind of surprised he’s not here….”
“He’s talking things over with Colonel O’Neill and Dr. Jackson,” Sha said dryly. “Which is a nice excuse for keeping the doc sitting on his hands instead of strangling you. He’ll probably be civil after you get Gonou out. But right now? We’ve had a bad week, on top of a bad month, on top of a couple bad years-”
“And I don’t think we want blood all over Dr. Janet’s nice clean floors,” Goku smirked, hands curling as if to grip empty air.
:It’s not air he means to grasp!:
Jacob reined in Selmak’s panic, trying not to stare at the glints of gold in brown hair. Is that–
:A limiter. Mother of us all, there are two of them!:
George, Jacob decided, was definitely in over his head.
“You can’t hold my father responsible for what Gonou-” Sam was saying.
“No offense, Major,” Sha snarled, “but somebody better be fucking responsible!”
“Gojyo. Goku,” Hakkai said quietly. “We should solve the problem first.” He looked at Jacob. “What do we do?”
Jacob produced his healing device. “With a Goa’uld,” which you might still be, hell if I believe Gonou would take someone against their will, “this wouldn’t work. But we’ve… encouraged our people to leave unsuitable hosts before. Usually because they were booby-trapped by a System Lord, but- I should be able to coax him out.”
Sha pointed at the device. “So. That needs to get through, unfiltered?” He glanced at Hakkai. “Damn. They’re going to have to come off.”
“I’m afraid you’re right,” Hakkai acknowledged. “That’s not really safe….”
Sha rolled his eyes. “Come on, Hakkai. When’s the last time you lost it without them? We’ll keep people back, and nobody’ll make any sudden moves. And if all else fails, Goku can knock you out.”
Wait a minute, Jacob thought uneasily. Is he saying….
“That’s true,” Hakkai said, slightly more cheerful. And looked at Janet. “Please don’t be afraid.”