Series: Search and Rescue. Title: HeroicsSequel to: Instinct.Author:laney_1974 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://realitiescollide.comDisclaimer: I own nothing. Buffy and Angel people belong to Joss and Mutant Enemy. I'm just playing. Don't sue. The Stargate people belong to Gekko Productions, Double Secret Productions, MGM/UA, Showtime/Viacom.. a hell of a lot of people, if you ask me! Rating:18 – Just to be safe. Warnings/Authors Note: Set three months after Instinct. AU. Same as the other fics. Previous fics in the series and chapters of this fic can be found hereThey had to be freaking kidding! "You're not serious, are you?" Faith demanded, glaring at Kawalsky. Her angry tone was enough to stop Gunn on his way to letting the soldiers inside Caritas. Which was a good thing, as far as Faith was concerned, because what Kawalsky had just said was insane. "She's being called back to Colorado?" Faith dragged her eyes away from the major to Red, who looked like some vamp just drained all the blood out of her. "O'Neill wants her there ASAP." ASAP? "No way! No freaking way!" Faith snapped. She honestly didn't know how Red could stand it, being told what to do, when to do it, and having no say whatsoever. She could tell, just from the look on Red's face, that she wasn't going to say a damn thing about the order. Red was going to pack her bags and fly back to Colorado… because they needed the military's help, especially now that aliens were involved. Christ! Faith sighed. As much as Red believed they needed the military (and as much as Faith was beginning to believe she might have a point), her going back to Colorado screwed things up… big time. "We don't have time for this shit! I'm not sure if you remembered, but we've got a cult of demons wanting to end the world and they're not going to wait until Red has a chat with your good friend the general." "Faith has a point," Giles, to her relief, agreed. "Without some sort of physical evidence proving the existence of supernatural beings, Willow's task of convincing your general she's not insane will take time we don't have." "Shit, they're right," Hayes conceded. "Think about it, sir, you all thought I was crazy when I first told you vampires were real. O'Neill trusts Rosenberg, but I don't think his trust in her is that unwavering that he's going to believe her without proof." "Not to mention the fact that Rosenberg will have to try to explain this on base," Grogan added, "more than likely in the briefing room." "Why would that make any difference?" Cordy wanted to know. "Surveillance cameras." "Looks like Red's got her work of keeping us a secret cut out for her." Faith groaned. "We're screwed." "Maybe not." All eyes turned to Red. "Maybe not?" Faith repeated, the thoughtful look on Red's face made Faith almost hopeful. "Do you have a plan, lieutenant?" Kawalsky asked. Red turned to the major and nodded. "It's not much of one, but it might be enough to convince the general, and any teams with him, that I'm not insane… and it should protect my friends.""I think I know of a way you can get around the camera problem," Giles added."Is it something magical?" Red asked.Giles nodded. "It's a crystal that contains a powerful glamour. In fact, it's one of the most powerful glamours I've ever encountered. Nothing, not even magic, can break through it." "What about surveillance cameras?" Hayes asked. "From what I understand of it, the power released from the crystal alters reality, for lack of a better description, which enables it to work against both technology and magic." Kawalsky looked worried. "It alters reality?" "Temporarily," Giles assured him. "The glamour will only last six minutes." "Six minutes," Red repeated. "How does it work? We, ah, don't need a witch to work it, do we?" "The power of glamour is in the crystal and it is released by a simple incantation. The glamour can be released by a non-magical person, it has nothing to do with the person releasing. All you need to do is say the incantation." Non-magical person… that was exactly what Red was now. It made Faith wonder how she really felt about it. Red nodded. "Sounds like a plan. Will it take long to organise? I don't want to keep the general waiting too long." "Yeah, the last thing we need is for the two lieutenants standing outside the door to burst in and arrest Rosenberg," Grogan agreed.Cordy's eyes widened. "Arrest? They can't do that!" "Actually, they can," Red told her. "I've been given a direct order. If I take too much time returning to base, O'Neill may interpret that as my disobeying his order. Given the fact that his two of his closest friends are now missing and the fact that I'm obviously involved in some way, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he had me arrested. It's not likely, but it's possible." Faith swore. "So let's stop screwing around," Kawalsky said, looking to Red. "What do you need for this plan of yours?" Faith raised her eyebrows at the question. She would have thought the major would want to know what the plan was before going along with it."Sir, I need you, Faith, Angel and as many cells phone capable of recording video as possible."