Disclaimer: I don't own anything. Batman belongs to DC and Buffy and the gang belong to Joss Whedon.
I wake up slowly in a bright room. Somehow I can sense someone's in the room with me. Smell them too for that matter. Somwhere between aniseptic and aftershave, I can feel their stealthy movement. I sense one male and two females. Which come to think about it, sense? "Forgive me for the triteness but ... Where am I?" I croak.
"How are you feeling?" a strong male voice asked.
'Why is he concerned about me? Is he a doctor or something?'. If I wasn't a little dizzy I would have taken the time to think before saying the first thing that popped in my into my head. "I'm a little dizzy. Where am I?" I asked again.
"You're in the hospital Dick. Again!" a soft sexy voice answered.
"Who's Dick?" I said looking around.
'Woah, that is one sexy redhead! Too bad she's in a wheelchair. What did she call me? Wait she called me Dick. Snap out of it Xander. Let's have a little focus here. Let's see; One sexy redhead in a wheelchair, check; One big and strong male type in a power suit, check; and finally a cute sexy Asian girl, who---did she just grin at me? Yep she did. Oh God I'm in a coma. Its the only explanation.'
"What do you mean, who's Dick?" the redhead asked. She wheeled her chair closer and looked me straight in the eyes. "Dick Grayson if you think for one moment that pretending to have amnesia is getting you out of this engagement, then think again mister!" she said, poking me in the chest with a sharp and pointy finger.
"He's right. That's not Dick." the young Asian girl said giggling. She looked at me with those great big eyes and she asked "Did you and Xander merge together like I did with Dawn?"
"Dawny? Did you--and I'm guessing--Cassie? Merge?" I asked, I looked her in the eyes. It's starting to make some kind of sense. Her answer was a nod, just a shy nod of her head, just like Dawn's.
"Xander? What do you mean Xander? Cassandra are you telling me that the nightmare we went through a week ago was real? Cassie why didn't you tell me about the changes?" Barbara Gordon rounded on her young charge.
'Aw man, that just clinches that. That's Barbara Gordon herself! Which by my calculations makes 'Mister strong and silent, Bruce Wayne." The BAT! The man who started the whole Bat clan thing. The most dangerous human in existence. Last but not least Cassandra/Dawn Summers the current Batgirl. She of the sexy tights. Ahhrrrg. No! No! No! Get that thought out of your head right now or you are a dead man walking! If Buffy finds out that the words 'sexy' and 'sister' were in the same sentence? It is just too horrible to think about. Even if it is just a thought, she will find out. Oh yes she will!'
End Chapter 1.