Jack looked at the angel, sighing a little before he allowed himself to be pulled against the other. He was thankful that it was him and not one of his men that had been, he felt, threatened.
He pushed the angel away after a moment, clearing his throat and putting his macho stance back on. “Right, we need to talk to Hammond. ” he said rubbing his face again to help him thing straight.
"We have a piece of machinery by the gate, we can use it to talk to my boss, come on" he stood up and walked out and back towards the gate.
The MALP was still there, and he dialed the gate, sending through the transmission. Jack moved Sam to stand in front of the camera. “Hello General ” he said and waved.
Sam blinked, being pushed in front of the machine, he honestly felt terrified, locking up as he stared, yelping, wings flaring wide when the machine moved and spoke.
'What in gods name… Forgive me for frightening you.'
Sam’s voice fell into that unknown language before he smoothed down his tunic and took a deep breath. “I have not seen human… You called this a machine?” Sam looked to Jack for a second before back to the machine. “The last thing similar that I had seen was the Trojan horse but this?” Sam shook his head weakly before he paused. “Forgive me, my name is Samuel.” Sam said, awkward as he stared at the robot, wings folded in now as he peered closer at it with something akin to child-like wonder.
Jack chuckled “It’s not going to hurt you, there a human on the other side of the gate who can see us with this camera” he pointed at it, “He can hear us too”
"General, I would like to propose an alliance between our world and this one. This is their leader." Jack smiled encouragingly at Sam. "Go on, tell him about here"
Sam looked to Jack before eyeing the machine and straightening. “My brother Dean and myself had fled earth eons ago when your kind had taken to hunting my people. We reached here, but as of yet have been unsuccessful on returning home. We built a life here with the inhabitants, teaching them the healing skills we knew and learnt from the terrain. Whilst the humans here are less advanced with machines, they are better in other areas. Magic I believe you called it.” Sam said, wings tucked in close.
"We ask you aid us in medical supplies, and perhaps finding a way to grow the healing forests easier than tiring my brother and I out. In exchange, we offer our help and knowledge in a world, time and species that you don’t know." Sam said, swallowing hard as the machine moved slightly. "Forgive me, but I can’t talk to this… Thing, for much longer." He mumbled to Jack.
"Basically General, ya mind if he comes through to talk to your face. I think he’s bricking it here" Jack chuckled as the General agreed to let them through.
He keyed his IDC into the MALP “Come on then if you’re coming” he said offering his hand to encourage him to step through. “Just be yourself” he reassured him.
Sam took a deep breath before taking the hand, gripping tight before letting the other pull him through. When he came out the other side he looked round, eyes wide, wings twitching against us back, before shifting closer to Jack in fear.
Jack rubbed the top of his back, it helped that the guard weren’t pointing guns at them. “It’s okay” he muttered “I promise everything is fine, shall we step off the ramp?” all thisbwas said softly. Not wanting to have him freak out. “Welcome back to earth, you’re two hundred feet below the surface “
Sam looked up as if he’ dose the sky before curling wings in close and shrinking against Jack in terror. “I want to go home.” He whimpered, seeing all the soldiers and feeling surrounded and out numbered.
And without Dean, he was terrified, like a fledgling that had once run from this world.
Wings fluttered against his back, quivering and displaying his fear more than his body as he flinched when a soldier moved, eyes wide and fearful.
There was too many people.
His skin begun to glow, markings forming as his power rippled and built, breaths coming short as fear clutched his very core, legs shaking now as he struggled for air that seemed too clogged with pollution.
He couldn’t do this.
Jack put his arm around Sam “Hey, hey” he said softly, “It’s took a lot of paperwork to get you here, at least we try, yeah?” he tilted the other face to look into his eyes.
"These men can’t do anything without my say so and they have to obey every order I give them" he explained. "Nobody is even going to breath near you unless they have permission from both of us" he paused.
"We can’t go to the surface yet, you haven’t been cleared and you know what humans are like with new things" Jack’s voice was still calm. "So, why don’t you come with me, imagine it’s just me and come to my office? " his forehead rested against the other "You’re freaking them out as much as you are scared right now, okay?"
Sam’s breath hitched, eyes zeroing in on Jack, ignoring the world. He swallowed hard at the closeness before forcing himself to take a deep breath.
"Just as scared of me as I am them. An old tale told to children about animals." Sam whispered before nodding shakily. "But if any touch my wings without my consent, even if my accident, instinct will have me react negatively. So no one beyond you can touch my wings. That is all I have to say." He breathed and his wings twitched.
"As long as they don’t touch, I… I think I’ll be okay." He knew he looked anything but okay, but damnit he was going to try for the kind human trying to talk him down from losing his mind.
He wanted fresh air, but he will endure the claustrophobic environment down here for the sake of this alliance, but mostly for the enigma of human before him, almost cradling his neck to keep their heads together like he was precious.
This was safe. He was safe with Jack.
Jack smiled at him “Bare in mind people haven’t seen anything like you before” he muttered and took his hand again. “Nobody will touch you, other than me it seems”
There was a pause then before he explained what was going to happen. “We are going to go to the board room, there will be four other than me, my boss and the three members of my team you met earlier. Is that okay?” he wanted to make sure the other was fine.
"Let’s go then" he said encouraging him, taking a few steps down the ramp through the small group of people.
"Four…. I can handle four." Sam said and he held his breath, letting Jack’s gentle grip guide him through the people who, thankfuly, had the right idea and gave him a wide path.
Sam stayed close to Jack, tightening his grip when he saw easily a dozen faces at the end of the somehow tight hall and he curled his free arm around Jack’s arm, pressing close like a child.
"Why do some of them stare? I understand not seeing my kind for eons, but…" Sam frowned as he followed Jack up the stairs to the board room.
Pausing he rallied himself up, with only the two guards watching him now, he calmed, feeling the rest of the team trailing slowly behind them with Teal’c in the front followed by Samantha and Daniel.
"Okay." Sam released Jack’s hand, puffed up his wings and settled his nerves behind the somewhat strong mask of a leader. "I can do this." It was surely no different to visiting another village on his new home.
"Think.of it this way, you’ve been told from being a baby about God and angels, you start to work here and so many people die and you start to lose hope. Then an angel turns up, proving that what you were told at a baby was true. What would you do?"
Jack waited until the other had his brave face on before pushing open the door to where the General was sat at the head of the table. Jack saluted and took a seat, offering Sam the one next to him.
"This is where we talk business " Jack explained "We tell each other what he have to offer, formally. We are recording this, and negotiate an agreement."