Disclaimer: I don't own anything from Buffy or Gundam WingColony L2: Xander Harris
PrologueIn the year After Colony 020…
Log entree 00On entering the colony construction program I have decided to keep a log. Last week, May 30th 020, we beat back a hoard of vampires that had something called the Gem of Darious. Who is Darious?… beats me. Anyway we shouldn’t have won that fight. None of us got there in time to stop the gem from getting into position. When we did get there all of us, including the vampires, stared in shock as the dawning sun shone through the gem and nothing happened. After that it was the first time in history that vampires and the council worked together to figure out why something happened or in this case didn’t.
We came up with nothing.
Anyway that was last week today, June 6th 020, I head out to space…
Xander stood at the last check point before entering the shuttle. An air port in America had been refitted to suit the needs of those traveling to space. So everything was as if he was going to another state or country only the destination was in space rather then on earth. Before him were a pregnant Buffy, a crying Willow, and a teary eyed Giles. The others had already said their goodbyes to him because only so many people would be allowed in this section to see him off. At any rate this moment was special for the four of them as it would be the last time the saw each other face to face for six months.
“Take care of yourself.”
“Yeah, no funny stuff mister. Be safe… a-and no picking up strange girls. We can’t help you out there.”
“Will… I’ll be fine. Besides with the work schedules I doubt I’ll have much time for demonic dating anyhow.” Xander smiled and winked at his two best friends before turning to Giles who had tears in his eyes and a warm smile on his face.
“Xander… I-I don’t know what to say. We’ll miss you and I’m proud of you.”
“Thanks Giles that means a lot to me.” Xander glanced down at his watch and then looked back up at his friends.
“Looks like its nearing the time. I still can’t believe I’m going into space to build a colony…” His voice trailed off and he looked in the direction of the boarding line.
“I still can’t believe you’ll be working along side hardened criminals.” Was Buffy’s snide remark, though she had a slight smile on her face.
“Come on Buffy. I know you don’t like it…
“They could revolt!”
“And where would that get them… I’ll be fine… we’ll be fine. Now group hug.”
“Xander…” Buffy complained but joined the hug with Willow and Xander all three of them all looked at Giles and reached out to him in silent question to join them. After a bit of protesting he sighed and said;
“All right, but only because Xander will be gone six months.” As they hugged people walked around them laughing or smiling sweetly at their display of affection.
“Shuttle flight to Lagrange point 1 now boarding… shuttle flight to Lagrange point 1 now boarding.”
“Well, that’s me!” With one last squeeze he backed away from his friends and started toward the gate. When he got to the gate he stopped looking at them and turned the corner for the tunnel to the shuttle. His stomach flopped and he looked over his shoulder …I don’t know what’s going to happen out there but I know its going to be different...