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Summary: Representing the New Watcher’s Council, Buffy and Dawn meet with Oliver Queen in Metropolis.
Author’s Note: This chapter takes place after The Green Who?
- my response to the Buffy/Oliver Queen Fic-For-All challenge. This is a response to Jinni’s 20 Minutes in Metropolis
Spoilers: Post Chosen for Buffy. This is set during season 6 for Smallville.
Start time: 11 p.m.
Queen of the Arrow
Despite the fact that Buffy had gotten in only a few hours earlier, she found herself unable to sleep. She blamed it on the fact that Slayers don’t need as much sleep as normal humans do. Unlike normal people, Slayers only needed a couple of hours to “regenerate.” And much as she wanted to sleep well into the morning, she couldn’t. With a sigh of regret, Buffy got off the bed and proceeded to get ready.
By the time she entered the common (or sitting) room that she shared with her sister, Dawn, Dawn was already sitting at the round table- hard at work on her laptop.
“Whatchya doing?” Buffy asked, heading for the coffeepot. After seeing that there was still coffee in the pot, she poured herself a cup.
“Looking up our mysterious green friend,” Dawn replied, her eyes never leaving the screen. When Buffy returned after patrol, she found that Dawn had just finished a movie on TV. So, since she was still up, Buffy told Dawn about her encounter with the Green Arrow.
“Mmm,” Buffy said as she drank from her cup. “Find anything?”
“Actually, yes,” Dawn said, finally looking up. “The first article I could find in Metropolis was written by a Lois Lane for the Inquisitor.” Dawn informed her sister. “She called it The Green Arrow Bandit.”
Buffy snorted. “The Green Arrow Bandit? She actually called it that?”
Dawn nodded. “Yep. Apparently, the Green Arrow stole a necklace from Martha Kent at a party.”
Buffy frowned. “Martha Kent. Martha Kent. I know that name.” She muttered. She knew she had heard the name Martha Kent from somewhere, she just couldn’t place it.
“Martha Kent is the new Senator of Kansas,” Dawn informed her sister.
“Oh, yeah,” Buffy said. “I remember now.”
“Anyway,” Dawn continued, clearing her throat, “When the Green Arrow stole Senator Kent’s necklace, Lois followed him, and got the necklace back. However, a short time later, when she and her journalistic cousin, Chloe Sullivan—who works for the Daily Planet, by the way—were looking at it, they were gassed and it was stolen from them. Three guesses by whom.”
“The Green Arrow,” Buffy replied instantly.
“Yep! Right in one,” Dawn said, nodding. “Lois wrote that as she and her cousin were studying the necklace, they heard a sound, looked up and saw a green arrow. The next thing she remembers is waking up sometime after and the necklace is gone.”
Buffy frowned in thought. “But why the necklace?” She asked. “What’s so important about it?”
“That’s what I asked myself,” Dawn said. “So, I did some more hunting, and found some very interesting stuff. There have been other valuable jewelry stolen from other cities, and all recently. I looked around a bit, and found that all of the jewelry that he’s stolen—from rich people—were bought on the black market.”
“Really?” Buffy asked, surprised.
Dawn nodded again. “Yeah, that surprised me, too.”
“So,” Buffy said, thoughtfully, “the Green Arrow’s stealing from the rich and, then giving it to-”
“Charity,” Dawn put in helpfully.
Buffy nodded her thanks. “And giving it to charity,” she finished. “Doesn’t that make him a good guy?”
“Well, his intentions are good,” Dawn said, not fully answering Buffy’s questions. Buffy sighed.
“So we don’t know if he’s a really a good guy or not,” Buffy summarized.
“Not really,” Dawn agreed. She looked at the time on her computer. “So, you want to grab some breakfast before our meeting? ‘Cause we have just enough time to.”
Buffy nodded. “Sure. Sounds like a plan.” Both she and Dawn went to their rooms to get ready before they headed out.
End time: 11:22 p.m.
This is the only first chapter of this story. There will be another 20-minute chapter to follow soon (and Oliver Queen will be in the next chapter). Please review!