NOW I’VE SEEN EVERYTHING
DISCLAIMER: I don’t own the characters from BTVS or the movie.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: The further adventures of Faith and Xander (Picks up after I Thought I Taw a Putty Tat). As usual, if you have any comments or preferences, please don’t be shy. RandR.
“I thought that portal was supposed to take us home?”
“That’s what the putty tat said,” Faith shrugged looking around. “You know those higher powers. Maybe he meant ‘eventually.’”
“Great,” Xander scowled. “So where are we? Some hell dimension?” They emerged from the shadows under the trees they’d been walking through and looked down the hill at the neat rows of houses. “Looks like the ‘burbs.”
“Close enough,” Faith opined. “Wonder why we’re here?”
A roaring crashing sound answered the question. It seemed to be growing closer. “Never mind.” They set off at a run down one of the pleasant tree-lined streets but skidded to a halt barely a block later and stared. At the bottom of the hill, only three blocks away, two boys and a girl, none older than 12, were running for their lives from a house.
“What the-?” Faith stared in disbelief as the animated structure stomped by on broken chunks of foundation, smoke belching from the chimney, second floor windows glowing fiercely. A hall carpet shot out the front door and attempted to wrap itself around the slower of the two boys. He barely dodged aside. Faith’s paralysis broke and she was in motion. While he moved slower, Xander still made good time and caught up with her at the construction site that was apparently the kids’ destination.
One of the boys was sitting in the cab of a construction machine taking clumsy swipes at the thing. He didn’t see the other two until a scream drew his eyes upwards. They were on the boom of the site’s crane, clinging to the boom. He couldn’t tell what they were doing, but got a hint a moment later when the house blew apart, raining flaming debris all over the site.
Xander came to a stop beside Faith. “Guess we’re not needed after all.”
“Guess not,” she agreed. “What was that anyway?”
“Hell if I know. Lets see if we can find that portal again, huh?” Faith eyed the settling debris with a critical eye, then nodded.
“Yeah. Lets do that.”