Title: Potential What now?
Author: Blue Gold
Pairings: Clark/Lex, Chloe/Justin,
Summary: A certain group makes a detour to Kansas on their way to the rest of the world.
Disclaimer: I *sniff* do not any of the characters in this story
Spoilers: General All Episodes,
Authors Notes: Same universe as Rain, takes place the summer after Rain and the Xmen visit. A BTVS/ Smallville crossover. Post chosen by a few months.
Chloe ran through the mansion in a near panic. Ian, both of him were off taking college classes at Met U for the summer. Lex had arranged for Justin to visit a specialist to deal with what that first fool of a doctor had done to his hand.
Dick had finally accepted one of Bruce’s invitations and had left the night before. The others were scattered around, some still in Smallville some not but she didn’t know who else to turn to. Her only other choice, Alicia was in Spain this week with her father. She had mastered long distance teleportation and was using it to take him on a vacation through Europe returning some nights to Smallville others they just enjoyed in the country.
Come August they were all heading to Egypt for an expedition on something Lex had found that may help Clark understand his past though he wasn’t all that interested in the aliens that had dumped him. She had to admit Clark was much happier and more open than he used to be. Though he still hadn’t told his parents about Lex and his relationship they knew everything else.
Slowing down she thought for a moment and headed for the logical place. The media room. Approaching the door she heard laughter and felt almost bad for interrupting them.
“Lex!” Clark laughed and Chloe could just make out the subdued tones of Lex though not the words. Pushing the doors open she stepped in and froze. Lex’s head was thrown back on the couch the screen forgotten as Clark’s head bobbed between Lex’s legs.
“Chloe!” Lex gasped looking up startling Clark who peddled rapidly backwards falling onto his butt in an almost perfect debauched image, swollen lips, tousled hair, erection straining in his jeans, legs splayed wide.
She backed quickly out of the room and went to hide in Lex’s office, trying very hard not to think of what she saw or how good it looked. She didn’t even realize she had gotten a bottle of water out of Lex’s fridge and was using it to cool herself when the boys entered the room. Clark still pink, Lex as if nothing happened.
“Did you need something Chloe?” Lex asked calmly.
“The door of my car…it came off.”
“Fell off? Really? I would have expected better of Toyota. Even in their mass produced assembly line process they are usually up to some standards.”
“No Lex, I opened the door and it always jams a little so I pulled really hard and it just came off! I ripped the door off Clark style.”
“Was it heavy?” Clark asked.
“It…I don’t know I was so shocked I dropped it,” Chloe admitted. Clark walked over to the fireplace and pulled out a poker.
“I can’t bend that; I’m the normal one remember?”
“No Chloe Clark is right if you can bend the poker you have enhanced strength. If not well Toyota is getting a lawsuit.”
Chloe frowned but took the poker, holding it out in front of her she attempted to bend it and gasped when the material folded in on itself.
“Any exposure to meteor rock you want to tell me about?” Clark asked with a grin as Lex took a paper weight and threw it at the back of her head. Chloe spun and caught it staring at Lex.
“Lex!” Clark exclaimed.
“Any fire from your eyes?” Lex asked calmly.
“No! And no meteor rock exposure! You think I’m a mutant mutant? You think that stupid Jean would come back?”
“I doubt it, when I talked to Charles he said it was puberty and stress that usually brought on the change. You would have been a mutant a dozen times over already.” Lex said. “Do you want to stay? Clark and I were going to watch a movie.”
“That’s what you wacky kids are calling it?” Chloe asked just to watch the blush spread on Clark’s face and wasn’t disappointed. Though she was shocked to see a small splash of color on Lex’s face. “Clark is really good for you. You’re acting your age.”
Lex smirked but said nothing. Clark blushed again, though he walked over to Chloe and tossed an arm around her shoulders. “Really, we were going to watch a movie, Lex had other ideas.”
“I’m sure he did.”
Before they could move there was a flash of light and three people appeared in the office. One sitting on the floor, the other two standing.
“Willow I thought you said this was a locate spell not a teleportation spell,” the only male of the group whined, tossing his black hair out of his eye, one eye covered in a patch.
“Yeah Wills, somehow I don’t think we’re in Cleveland anymore.”
“Uh guys,” Xander said pointing to the trio staring at them.
“Uh hi,” Willow said standing with a hand from Xander. “At least I was working on the map for the United States,” Willow said softly looking at her friends.
“What are you doing here?” Clark asked.
“Buffy I can feel it its her,” Willow said pointing to Chloe.
“Okay, well I guess we can wing it, Hi I’m Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Xander laughed and Willow giggled. “Guys!”
“Sorry its just…” Xander laughed.
“It does sound really bad doesn’t it,” Buffy admitted with a grin. “Okay do over. Hi I’m Buffy, this is Xander, and our friend Willow. Okay, so a couple of weeks ago Willow went super witchy and activated all the slayers on the planet. She was supposed to be casting a spell to light up all the slayers on a magical map that would anyway seems even being all goddess like doesn’t stop the occasional Willow snafu. So like where are we anyway?”
“We’re in Kansas!” Willow exclaimed bouncing. “You think we could see a farm? You think there are demons in Kansas?”
“Willow,” Xander said with a small smile tossing an arm around the witch. “Let Buffy finish.”
“Okay, anyway, yeah so the spell, basically every girl that would be a slayer is now a slayer. Instant upgrade for all potentials.”
“So I’m a potential?”
“Well slayer now,” Buffy said with a smile. “One girl in all the world…yada yada…”
“Buffy! Giles wanted you to memorize that!” Willow exclaimed.
“Wills you’re the only one who ever liked homework besides we changed the rules, one gang in all the world just doesn’t have the same ring. It hasn’t been one girl since we were 15.”
“Yep that us, breakers of prophecies and rules and all that. First rule we decided to break was the whole destiny crap. We’ll teach you to be a slayer, fight, handle your strength yada, but if you totally want to stay in mini town Kansas, go to college and be like an on call slayer for just like the major apocalypse and only if we need like every single slayer. Willow’s also working on a spell to turn people back into potentials. But yeah work in progress but we can put you on the power down list if that is what you want too.”
“Did she breathe when saying that?” Chloe asked Clark and Lex who shook their heads.
“Sorry, this is all my fault. We were gonna have speeches and we weren’t even supposed to start going out until the next week. But then the spell went all crappy,” Willow huffed blowing some hair out of her face.
“So what exactly is a slayer?” Lex asked finally able to make his way through some of Buffy’s babble.
“Short blond girls?” Clark asked with a grin and Chloe whacked his arm.
“Hey! That hurt!” Clark exclaimed.
“Stop being a baby, I can’t hurt you.”
“Actually you could probably break his arm. If you were trying,” Xander said with a shrug. “Slayer strength and all that, some old guys a long time ago thought it was a good idea to give one girl some extra strength, some bad dreams and a six month life span, because really one girl and all the demons on the planet? Are they stupid? Well yeah I guess they were, anyway, Wills here, super witch, changed the rules, one girl to every girl. We’re building a compound and everything. One here in Cleveland one in Merry ol’ England.”
“Okay he made sense,” Chloe said.
“Buff’s picked up the Willow babble, it comes and goes with me. Besides, I’m the one going to Africa. I know the speech more or less in a couple different languages.”
“So We’re Buffy, Willow, and Xander, who are you guys?” Buffy asked eyeing Clark in a way that had Lex step between Clark and Buffy.
“Lex.” Clark sighed.
“Oh! Oh!” Willow said grinning. “Buffy he’s taken.”
“Oh sorry,” she said turning to Chloe who laughed.
“Nope, not mine. I like my life thanks,” Chloe said with a smile.
“Lex wouldn’t hurt you.”
“No Clark he would pay someone a lot of money to do it for him.”
“So I’m gonna guess, Clark, Chloe, Lex?” Xander deadpanned.
“Yeah sorry,” Clark said with a shrug.
“So, your rich huh?” Buffy said eyeing Lex.
“Yes?” He asked eyes going hard.
“Ooo he’s glaring. Come on, wouldn’t you want to fund your own girl superhero, world saving team?”
“Buffy, just because the new council didn’t approve your shopping budget,” Willow sighed.
“Why? I need slay clothes, you got your witchy stuff and computers, Xander got all his weapons.”
“Well if you didn’t insist on wearing all your nice stuff to slay,” Willow started.
“If I didn’t wear nice stuff to slay when would I dress nice? We can’t all be like Faith does she even take those leather pants off?”
“I think she was wearing jeans,” Xander offered. “Take it up with the new council. Its only one guy,” he added with a smirk.
“Giles won’t listen to me! He told me to shop at Kmart! Kmart!”
“Buff, I thought your inner Cordelia had died? Use your paycheck. As the longest living, senior and last of the called slayers you are getting a pretty chunk.”
“But I’ll be in Italy! Italy! The clothes!” Buffy whined.
Chloe, Lex, and Clark exchanged a look watching the trio. “How long til they remember us?” Chloe asked with a grin.
“I’ll make popcorn,” Clark said disappearing in a flash and returning with the foil pan Lex had purchased to help him better focus the heat vision, after an embarrassing moment in Lex’s bed room.
They trio was getting the first bit of popcorn when Xander noticed. “Food!” He exclaimed rushing over.
“Xander you just ate!”
“Not much you try fighting twenty teen slayers for dinner.”
“Xander...” Willow started.
“That’s an interesting name. Where’d it come from?” Chloe asked.
“Willow, Alexander was just too hard for her. No idea why Alex didn’t happen but hey Xander works.”
“So does Lex for some people,” Chloe said with a grin. “What does this slayer thing mean really?”
“Nothing too bad anymore, I died twice, its about time someone had a choice. But even if you don’t want to save the world, or want the power down how about some training so accidents don’t happen and you don’t do anything unexplainable or hurt the cute but squishy human.”
“Chloe can’t hurt me,” Clark piped up.
“Clark, I ripped the door off my car.”
“That’s not too bad,” Clark said easily.
“Easy for you to say, Mr. I’ve been strong forever. I give you my peanut butter jars.”
“I give them to Buffy, or the nearest slayer,” Xander piped in.
“What would this training entail?”
“Well we were thinking, like a summer boot camp thing for part timers. On location for girls after school if they are too far away from the school and need training right away. We’d send a senior slayer and a watcher trainee for something like that,” Xander explained.
“Well I don’t know, we’re going to Egypt in August, and I can handle the strength thing, I have help here. I wouldn’t mind saving the world, but I really don’t want to move in with a bunch of girls.”
“Well we could stay a couple days?” Willow questioned her friends.
“Wills, and ditch all the scary planning? All the crazy slayers? Just the scoobies? Count me in!” Xander grinned.
“Is there a mall?” Buffy asked and her friends chuckled.