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This story is No. 2 in the series "Misprints and Misunderstanding". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: When Xander's headaches turn out to be something less than mundane, the dynamics of the Scoobies shift. New friends and a new prophecy keep things interesting. Oz/Xander pairing, Spike/OC, Greg/OC. Buffy bashing included THIS IS ABANDONED

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Multiple Crossings > Xander-Centered > Pairing: Other Slash
Multiple Crossings > Spike-Centered
slytherinwithwingsFR183443,24417270183,30912 Jul 078 Apr 09No

NOTE: This chapter is rated FR15

Chapter One: In which the book is wrong.

Sadly, they don't belong to me. Not those who live on the hellmouth (btvs), not those who live forever(Highlander), nor those who solve the crimes in Las Vegas(CSI). This means I'm only borrowing them for the sake of my own twisted delusions. Please don't sue me. Also, this story will contain SLASH. That mean boy on boy action eventually. You have been warned.

"I'm telling you, it said that silver would kill it!" Xander declared, not budging an inch despite Buffy's accusations.

"Clearly, silver didn't kill it, otherwise, it would have died when I stabbed it through the heart with the silver dagger." Buffy tossed her hair back, her clearly-I'm-right face firmly in place. Willow remained silent behind Buffy.

"It's not my fault that the stupid watchery book was wrong." Xander threw his hands up in disgust. Well, it wasn't his fault.

"Obviously, you read it wrong," Buffy replied. "God, Xander, it's bad enough that you only get in the way on patrol, now you can't even research right." Behind her, Willow winced, thinking that was a little harsh, but part of her couldn't help but agree.

"Fine," Xander snarled after a few tense seconds. "Do your own damn research from now on! If you can still read after years of us doing it for you. You can start with the Watcher's Guide that stated in mostly plain English that quote, "only by silver may the Baltazo demon die, even as the wolf-man" unquote. You said Baltazo demon, so either you were wrong or the book was wrong. If it was you, admit it. If it was the book, then you can blame the book for the fact that the almighty slayer bitch of the hellmouth has one less peon. Do it without me from now on."

With that, the one that kept them all together walked away, firmly ignoring the slayers increasingly high-pitched shrieks, thinking that his migraine was caused by Buffy's voice. Willow just watched him go in shock. Buffy had come down hard on him before, but he usually just shrugged it off. She decided to call him later when he calmed down, ask him to come back and make Buffy apologize once she calmed down. It's not like she didn't kill the demon, it was just a bit harder than it should have been. She'd had to saw it's head of with the dagger and ruined her new pants; that was the real reason she was mad.

"Let's go tell Giles what happened," Willow suggested tentatively to her blond friend. "Then we can go study."

"Fine," Buffy snapped, angrily leading the way. "I don't know what his problem is. He clearly read it wrong; he should be able to handle be told so."

"You were a little mean about it, not that you weren't probably right," Willow added hurriedly at the dark look the slayer shot her. "When we get to Giles's, we can look it up so we can show Xander what he did wrong and he can say sorry, and you can say you won't be so mean next time. I mean, everyone makes mistakes, right?"

"Alright," Buffy grumbled, admitting the witch had a point. It's just that it was hard being patient with Xander some times when he wasn't really all that useful. He wouldn't even date Anya to keep her out of everyone's way. The ex-vengeance demon had shown up announcing that she missed the orgasms, but Xander had apparently told her that he was through with her. Anya had been hanging around Giles's making a pest of herself ever since. Then Buffy winced, listening to her own thoughts. She did sound like a bitch. Maybe Xander was right.


An hour later, the girls exchanged a very guilty look. The demon slain that night was definitely a Baltazo. The book was right about everything...except the part about the silver.

AN: I did warn that chapters will be short, but I will try to post often. This is my first time publishing a fic so be gentle and advice will be welcome. The crossovery stuff will begin in the next chapter, I promise.
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