posted on Sep, 26 2004 @ 10:31 AM
Five minutes later we all met up at the Stargate and made sure we were all properly attired and in the ranks of society that Jacob had informed us of.
As we waited on the co-ordinates being punched up on the DHD, Tolgarn did some last minute checkin and made sure we were comfortable and all prepared;
the gate opened and off we went. Walking through the event horizon we walked off the small platform the stargate was embedded in and we all gasped at
the size of the palace.
"Wow!! Think were gonna need maps Jacob!" O'Neill remarked.
"Dont worry Colonel, the reception area is smaller and well guarded, you'll find your way around with ease. Now, we had better move out before
someone suspects something." Selmak replied.
He nodded and off we headed down the long well worn track towards the palace.
After about a miles walking we stopped for a second and made sure we were all organised again and got into formation so the Jaffa could not suspect us
in any foulplay or suspicious acts. Teal'c took the lead with the men on the outside and Carter and me in the inside, takin a deep breath i took the
lead and we headed into the main complex.
"Kree!! Who goes there?" shouted a loud voice.
We all stood very still as a Jaffa in ceremonial dress came towards us, glancing at O'Neill he nodded at Teal'c and signalled us to be ready.
" I am Nat'lyan, First Prime to the daughters of Hathor. We have passes to enter the celebration of your masters wedding feast," he said handing
the man a special data pad.
The Jaffa looked at it and scanned all the information before looking at us and agreeing to let us pass peacefully, He pointed in the correct
direction and we all moved forward as one unit until we came onto the enterance of the main banquet hall. We all stayed in the formation and glanced
around at what we were seeing, the place was huge and everyone noticed the large garden maze down the valley slightly. Taking a deep breath we all
moved again and suddenly were stopped again by more Jaffa.
"Only the daughters of Hathor may pass now, for they are pure and no danger."
" I cannot allow my mistresses to go without an escort, what if danger?" Teal'c replied, his strong voice unwavering.
"They will be well protected. The daughters only!" the Jaffa replied.
Looking at the Colonel he blinked signalling they would be in the gardens, nodding we followed the Jaffa into the large banquet hall.
The hall was so large that even the whole of the bottom level of the SGC couldnt have filled the place up, hundeds of people could easily fit in here
and still have space free for a couple of dancefloors. The Jaffa led us to a pile of cushions on the floor beside a low table where food and wine were
laid out for us beside other tokens of allegience. Looking at Sam, she took a quick sip of water and nodded saying it was fine to drink it.
For the next half an hour or so we took in as much details as we could then suddenly a huge horn was sounded and everyone around us bowed to the floor
as people came into the hall from behind some silk curtains. Looking up i saw Carter gasp as she saw the woman and man.
"Sam, whats wrong? Carter!!" i whispered harshly.
She looked at me and shook her head signalling we had to get back to the others to report ASAP. Nodding we went through the ceremony and around an
hour later we managed to leave the banquet hall and find the others in the maze down the gardens.
"Major, Captain. Anything to report?" Tolgarn inquired.
"Yeah, we have a problem!" she replied.
For the next few minutes we explained to them what happened after we seperated at the door and what other details we had taken in of the layout and
possible guard details. Sam then began explaining about the wedding.
"So Kartaya married Her'ure..whats the problem?" asked a puzzled O'Neill.
" Kartaya wasnt the bride...Ammonet was, she married Her'ure."
Danials head snapped up and O'Neill just gave that look to Jacob and Tolgarn saying 'and you tell us our intel is bad!!'
"That woman was Ammonet? I thought she was Apophis' wife?" i inquired.
"We killed Apophis last year, she must have made the allegience to keep herself and her Jaffa safe and within the ranks of the lower system lords."
"So now what do we do? Since the Intel was wrong, what can we do?"
"We can go in and get Ammonet! This is a great oppertunity to get her!"
" Danial im not going down this road again with you! Even if we could capture her there is a possibility we cant remove the symbiote." Jack said
"Jack please! You have to let us try!" Danial begged.
"NO! And im not having anything more to do with this conversation. Lt. Jackson, get back to the recon point and head to the Tel'tac, inform the
General of the recent details and then stay there until we come back tomorrow."
"Yes Sir," i replied heading off.
" Royan wait! Jack, let me go too, better in pairs incase anything goes wrong," replied Danial.
"Alright but Royan is in charge." he replied.
Nodding we walked off towards the stargate and unknowing to me, Danial had a little plan at work which would change both of our lives forever.