Keshet Be'anan (Willow/Karolina Dean)
Title: Keshet Be'ananAuthor:
Right, I actually went and checked to be sure this time… Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, Angel: the Series
, and all associated characters belong to Fran and Kaz Kuzui. With a myriad of writers, artists, and editors, actual rights are a nightmare when you go near a comic book universe. Suffice it to say that Marvel Entertainment LLC owns all of the property printed in their comics, along with the television and movie adaptations of said same property. Not mine, don't sue, and so forth and so on.Summary:
"I can turn into a rainbow and fly and shoot energy out of my hands and I'm not sure if it's part of the change or just really ironic timing, but I think I'm kinda gay now too."Joe's Note:
Continuing with my streak of 'I reject your specifics and substitute my own' this week… I saw FemXanderForever's Runaway Xander
challenge but thought… you can't even really pull off something like I did with turning Xander into Mayday Parker instead of Ben Reilly through costume misidentification because Karolina doesn't have a costume. And I've already done a few 'Xander is blackmailed into crossdressing' stories that have in turn inspired even more stories with that premise, but even that's difficult because of the problem mentioned above. So I decided to offload the power set onto someone else. Buffy would be too obvious, Faith just became a Majesdanian in another project of mine
, and so that leaves…
"I can turn into a rainbow and fly and shoot energy out of my hands and I'm not sure if it's part of the change or just really ironic timing, but I think I'm kinda gay now too."
Willow Rosenberg nibbled on her lower lip nervously as her friends stared at her in disbelief, Giles taking off his glasses and muttering to himself as he polished the lenses. Not that she could blame them for their reaction; compared to what Buffy and Xander had claimed were left behind from Lady Useless and Private Harris, the changes bestowed upon her by her Halloween costume were decidedly extreme. Finally, when it became obvious that nobody else was going to say anything, Xander spoke up. "So… does this mean you'll want to come check out girls with me at the mall after school?" That redirected all attention onto him, and Xander shrugged uncomfortably. "What? Was I supposed to ditch my best friend over something like that? Besides, I'm a hormonal teenage male. I am so supportive of Willow's lifestyle that I will be there to listen to each and every detail she's willing to share."
Ducking her head, Willow let her newly blond locks fall forward to hide the smile on her face. While she appreciated the sentiment and privately found Xander's joke amusing, the last thing she needed to do was encourage Xander. That could lead to things like him trying to get her to kiss Buffy or something, which would probably freak out the Slayer and would definitely annoy her potential girlfriend. Speaking of which… "Not many details I can share yet. Although I do have a date this afternoon, which means no cruising for chicks at the mall with you."
"Hmm. Getting blown off because you have a girldate. Not sure whether I'm annoyed or turned on."
"Wait, why is it a girldate and not just, you know, a date?"
"Because you're gay now? So that means you have girldates, which are kinda like mandates but for lesbians."
"Xander, that's not what mandate means. That's not what it means at all." Willow sighed at the confused look on Xander's face, waving her hand dismissively. "Never mind. But yeah, I didn't really think ahead when I decided to fly to school this morning. Couldn't find a place to land without getting caught." Dipping her fingers into the neckline of her tank top, she pulled out a piece of paper. While it had been a heck of a shock to shift from her energy form back into flesh last night and find out that she'd inherited Karolina's larger bust, she was starting to get used to it… and make use of it. "In related news, though? It turns out that Gwen Ditchik likes rainbows. And reads Runaways
Eyes widening, Xander dove forward and snatched the paper out of her hand, flopping onto his stomach on the library table. "Get out!" Giles cleared his throat loudly and Xander used his hands to push himself back across the table, dropping into his seat. "I mean… no, I'm sticking with my original 'get out'. They make geeky Cordettes? Even stranger… they make pleasant Cordettes?"
Willow shrugged helplessly. "Believe me, I was as surprised as you. But yeah, I tried landing behind the equipment shed for the track and she was back there smoking. It took me a few minutes to convince her that yes, the rainbow girl was real and no, nobody had spiked the tobacco she rolls her cigarettes from. Then we ended up talking. Well, more like she flirted and I blushed and stammered, but evidently she liked that enough to ask me out. We're going to the movies tonight." As Xander tried to process that, Willow turned her attention to her sole female friend. "Buffy? You're kinda quiet."
"Hmm?" Buffy shook her head, pulling herself away from whatever random spot over Willow's shoulder she'd been staring at. "Sorry. Just… not quite what I was expecting. The liking girls part or the rainbow Supergirl part. I mean, all I remember is a bit of French and some formal dining etiquette. That's just… wow. You're happy and stuff, though, right? The rainbow thing doesn't hurt or anything, and… well, if you're already dating, I'm guessing that you're fine with the lesbian thing."
"Actually, I'm pretty sure I'm bisexual. Or maybe pansexual, since I think I'm a full-on Majesdanian now and that means that I'm doing something weird from a species standpoint by hooking up with a human period." Willow thought about that for a moment before shrugging. "Eh, whatever. Gwen's cute and interested, and I'm single and a 'Majesdaaaaamnian' according to her. She's nice enough when away from her friends, and we have common interests. So if she wants to ask me out, who am I to say no?" Her phone vibrated in her pocket and she fished it out, grimacing as she saw who was texting her. "Although speaking of cute and interested… evidently Karolina had some fun getting to know the local superheroes last night." Another text from a second sender popped up, and then a third. "A bunch of them."