Rebirth of a Legend
After Wesley and Cordelia Recovered, Cordelia asked, “I understand why you told Wesley, but why have you me; I’m just the prom queen ex-girlfriend of the man you love?”
Then the watcher added his own question, “Thank You for trusting us with your story, Tahiri was it, but how long till our Xander recovers?”
“To the point as always Wes, my Anakin will awaken before this night is out. As for the reason I asked you both to come this night, it’s a little more complicated. We need you both. Wesley you have been our watcher, our friend, and we will need you more than ever now. Cordelia, you have the potential to be a Jedi. Anakin and I are soldiers; we are not ready to lead. Cordelia you and Wesley are the other half of the equation, Wesley will lead us, you will be our first Padawan (Jedi Apprentice).”
After that the friends talked, discussing what would come next. When Xander/Anakin awoke they brought him up to speed on the developments. Decisions were made, plans were laid, and a course of action was envisioned. The Next day the four friends went in mass to inform the Scoobies about their decisions.
ELSEWHERE: General Hammond of the SGC was being briefed by an ally, Thor Supreme Commander of the Asgard Fleet. The General was asking, “You found what in orbit of the Earth?”
“A Furling Interstellar Hyperspace Sled, it has been there less than a year,” said Thor.
“And where is the rest of it, the ship?” asked General Hammond.
With a Mournful Sigh Thor explained, “We are looking, of course, but Furling Technology is far more advanced then are own, but as I said we are looking, and will continue to do so.”
“Can we study the sled?”
“No, Furling technology will destroy itself, when tapered with.”
“Thank You Thor for letting us know. Can I count on you to let us know if the situation changes?”
“Yes, we will do so,” said Thor.
Back in Sunnydale: Wesley was laying down the law. “Here is how it will be,” Wesley said, as he laid out his plans at a Scooby meeting.
1. We have two slayers, two watchers, supporters of various skills, and rift threatening to undermine the team.
2. This Situation dictates a division of forces at least for the time being and also to cover more ground.
3. The A-Team will consist of myself, Faith, Cordelia, and Xander. We will be taking care of the big stuff. We will let you know if we need your B-Team as backup.
After the young watcher’s got there attention he continued, “Mr. Giles you the distinction of having trained one of the longest living slayers in counsel history. Obviously you have had some success in training your slayer. Although in my opinion is that this success can also be attributed to the quality of support that Miss Summers has received from her friends. Never the less, you will lead the B-Team. The B-Team will consist of Buffy, Willow, Angel, and Oz.”
Then when Wesley and the A-Team turned to leave, Buffy stopped him saying, “What if we don’t want to do that, you can’t force us to do as you want us to do.”
With some regret, Wesley answered Buffy’s challenge, “You are correct Miss Summers. However the continued presence of Mr. Giles in the U.S. is dependent on the Counsel’s largess. Should the reason arise, Mr. Giles could find himself deported back to England. I am not trying to step on anyone’s toes, but considering that there has developed a rift within the group. I felt that the team needed to be split, and I need everyone’s co-operation in for my plan to work. So the choice is up you,” Wesley informed them.
“Can you at least tell us; 1. Why you only have three people on your team? & 2. Why of all the Scoobies did you choose the ones with the least power to backup your slayer?” Giles asked in response in the circumstance.
The last thing Wesley said as he took his A-Team out was, “That Assumption is faulty, and in any case not your concern. Now if you will excuse me I have charges to train. I will be back to check on things, but for now farewell.” Then Wesley and the A-Team was gone, before Buffy and her sycophants knew what had happened.
NEXT:Some tools from the past are reclaimed and others passed on to new heirs.