I don't own the X-Men, those belong to Marvel Comics and were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Emma Frost was created by Chris Claremont and John Bryne.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was created By Joss Whedon and all the characters with the BTVS TV series are his as well.
The Thundercats were created by Ted Wolf and currently belong to Warner Brothers, at one point in time Marvel comics did do a run of the them in comics form, although DC comics do them now.
Moira MacTaggert looked up from the quarterly journal that she'd been reading. The gate bell was ringing. “Is anyone going to get that?” She said aloud.
/You're the closest/ Xavier said into her mind.
Moira could have sworn he was chuckling as she got up to open the gate and let the visitors in. She opened the front door and watched the two redheads lug their luggage up the drive towards the house. “Wonder what this is about?” She mused.
Sean and Theresa Cassidy walked slowly up the drive. “Looks like the lady of the house is waiting.” Sean said.
“Lets not keep her waiting then.” Theresa said. “Race you.” she called as she began running.
“My knees aren't like they used to be.” Sean grinned before taking off after his daughter.
“Can I help you?” Moira asked the two slightly out of breath people as they stopped at the front porch.
“Um.... Sanctuary?” Sean said.
“Get in the house.” Moira sighed.
“Everybody loaded up?” Xander asked the occupants of his van.
“Ready.” The other three people chorused.
/Hang on, we've gotten a few more hits/ Xavier called.
Xander sighed. “Bathroom break everybody. Looks like the list of people we're visiting just got bigger.” He told them before teleporting to the Professor's location.
Just as he teleported in he experienced one of the most painful things he'd ever felt in his life.
He felt his eardrums heal back over and stared at the redheaded girl who was trying to apologize. “I swear you do this on purpose sometimes Chuck.” Xander said to the professor.
“Perhaps.” Charles said with a soft smile. “I'd like to introduce you to two new people who'll be staying here, Sean and Theresa Cassidy, or Banshee and Siryn.”
“That's great. Bone induction as well as outright sonics?” He asked. “That felt terrible.”
“Sorry, you startled me.” Theresa said softly as her father chuckled.
“I tend to do that.” Xander told her. “About those files?” He said as he turned to Xavier.
“Robert Drake and Samuel Guthrie.” The Professor said handing him two folders which Xander looked through.
“The Drake kid is pretty local, couldn't someone else recruit him?” Xander asked.
“Scott's sales pitch isn't the best.” Xavier told him. “Not with his brother arriving soon.”
Xander sighed. “All right. Long Island first then. We'll have him shipped over as soon as we can okay?”
“That's all I can ask.” Xavier agreed. “Thanks again Xander.”
“You owe me Chuckles.” Xander told him.
“I let you call me such terrible names don't I?” Charles told him.
“Point.” Xander said before teleporting back to the garage only to find the van was empty. “We're never getting out of here are we?” He asked himself before going to find the rest of his traveling companions.
Xander found the three teens sitting at the kitchen and Cordelia was holding out the phone for him.
“Who is it?” Xander asked.
“That Parker kid.” Cordelia told him. “Seems they could use a ride up here. The Aunt gets lost easy and the kid doesn't have his license yet.”
Xander pinched the bridge of his nose before trading the phone for the two new files he'd been given. “Hello? Petey! Yeah I can get you guys here. No, it's not a problem. Be over in two shakes. I'll be in your back yard. Uh-huh, that's fine.” He said before hanging up the phone. “I'll be back in a few minutes.” He told them. “We're going to Long Island first.” He said before vanishing from sight once again.
“What's up with him?” Anna asked.
“Don't know, but was that dried blood on his ears?” Forge mused.
“I think it's got something to do with the newcomers.” Cordelia said as she perused the file on the Guthrie child. “That many brothers and sisters? Might have more than one X-Gene in the bunch. Any way we can test it?”
“I can cook something up in the next half hour.” Forge told her.
“Get to it. I'll cover for you when he gets back.” She told him.
“On it.” Forge said before he and Anna headed towards the elevator.
“What's this?” Anna asked as she stared at the large vat of yellow... stuff.
“Breathable second skin I've been working on. It's composed of nanoparticles.” He told her as he sat down at his workbench.
“What's it for?” She asked.
“You.” He said as he got to work on a portable X-Gene detector.
Anna didn't know what to say after that.
“Oh my.” May Parker said as she was teleported into the kitchen of the X-Mansion.
“Well hello to you too.” Todd said from where he was crouching on the wall. “A little old for a new recruit aren't you?”
“Can it Todd.” Xander grinned. “Sorry about him Mrs. Parker. He's like a fly on the wall sometimes.”
“Hey, I eat flies.” Todd huffed. “Call me a fly will you?”
“Behave. I'm going to go get her nephew and his friend. I'll be right back.” Xander told him before vanishing.
“So what is it you do?” May asked the teen.
“My name's Todd, but people call me Toad.” He said with a grin as he hopped down off the wall. “What brings you to Bayville?” He asked.
“I do.” A voice said as Xander reappeared with a brown haired teen and a hot redhead in tow.
“Oh. Two smoking hot redheads in one day, awesome!” Todd said with a grin. “What's your power pretty lady?”
“Knowing a jerk when I see one.” Mary Jane Watson snorted.
“Aww, I'm hurt.” Todd said. “Maybe I'll have better luck with the other one.” He said before hopping off.
“What other one?” Mary Jane asked.
“She calls herself Siryn.” Xander said. “Irish lass, a real screamer.” He said as he scratched one of his ears. “Startles kind of easy.”
There was a loud screech from somewhere else in the Mansion.
“I see.” Peter said with a nod. “I take it this Todd guy doesn't have much luck with girls.”
“You could say that.” Xander said. “You'd be right too.”
“Huh.” Peter grinned. “I just might like it here.”
“That's the spirit. Let me give you guys a tour and show you your rooms. After that I need to be going. I've got quite the road trip planned and we're already late.” Xander grinned before showing the trio of new arrivals around the mansion.
“So will it work?” Anna asked Forge as she stared at the bubbling brew.
“It should, might feel weird at first since it'll coat not only your skin but other... orifices as well.” Forge said with a blush. “I wanted to be thorough.”
“I get that. Thanks.” Anna told him. “Is it ready?”
“Yeah. Should be anyways.” Forge said. “Want to give it a try?”
“How long will it last?”
“Provided you're not exposed to high levels of electrical energy, about a year.” Forge told her. “You really want this?”
“What do I need to do?” Anna asked him.
“Okay, is everybody loaded up?” Xander asked the three other occupants of his van.
“Yes.” The three teens said in unison.
“Good, now buckle up. We're leaving this time.” Xander said with a growl.
“But..” Forge said.
“We're leaving.” Xander gritted out as he started the van.
Doom stared at the now adult clone as it remained in stasis. It had taken three rounds of plastic surgery to get the face how he wanted it, but it was enough. He sighed as he began removing his armor. Parts of the complex suit clung to his heavily scarred skin as he removed them. He wouldn't miss this... shell that was his body.
He grasped the Draconian Katra in his palm and keyed open the stasis chamber. He touched the clone and there was a bright flash of light.
A moment later a hand reached out of the tank and snapped Doom's neck, killing him instantly.
Doom stared at the shaking hand of his new body. It would take a little time to get the muscles back to where they should be. Doom would rise from this stronger than ever. Such was the life of Doom. He flipped up out of the tube and clung to the ceiling. Yes. The power of the arachnid was a suitable choice. He dropped down from the ceiling and stared at his old body and the armor. Some retooling would have to be done.
Yes. Changes must be made.
Long Island NY
“We're lost.” Cordelia told him.
“We are not lost.” Xander growled as he stopped the van.
“Actually we're here.” Anna said.
“How do you know?” Cordelia asked her sister.
Anna pointed at the snowman in the front yard of the house they parked at.
“Oh.” Xander muttered.
“That went well.” Forge said as he took off his shoes and socks before ringing out the latter.
“Mmmmffff mfffff!” Came from the bag Xander was carrying.
“Parents couldn't be happier to get him out for the summer.” Xander said with a grin. “Guess they aren't adjusting well.”
“MMFFFF” came a scream as the zipper tried to open on the bag.
“Quiet kid, we'll let you out in a second.” Cordelia said. “Little terror.”
“I hope the others aren't this... exciting.” Anna said quietly.
“Way to jinx us sis.” Cordelia sighed.
“Just get in the van.” Xander snarled.
“This trip is just going to be super.” Forge sighed.
Back at the Ranch later that day....
“Whoa!” Bobby Drake said as he stared at the large mansion. “I'm going to be living here?”
“Yep.” Xander said with a sigh. This kid reminded him of himself at the age of twelve. He'd be lucky if half the place would remain standing by the end of the week.
“Let's go!” Bobby said as he ran up the drive and into the house.
“He'll fit in here just fine.” Forge grinned. “If not, Logan can discipline him while we're gone.”
“Oh that'll go over well in his letters home.” Cordelia snorted. “Bathroom break than we go to the next stop.”
“Right.” Anna and Forge said before heading off.
The Girls side
Peter knocked on the door to Mary Jane's room. He was surprised when another redhead poked her head out.
“Yes?” The girl asked with a Scottish accent.
“I'm looking for Mary Jane.” Peter said
The door opened wider and another redhead poked her head out over the other one. “Good, you're not that Toad guy.” the second girl said with an Irish accent.
The door opened the whole way. “Peter, I see you've met my roommates.” Mary Jane said with a giggle.
“Yeah... that's a little strange isn't it?” He asked.
“I'm not going to ask why, Xavier just assigned the room this way.” Rahne said. “I'm Rahne, I'm a lycanthrope.”
“Nice to meet you. I'm Peter Parker, Totem for the spider.” He said with a grin.
“You're Spider-Man?” Theresa asked with a snort. “I thought you'd be taller.”
“He's a lot more impressive in the suit.” Mary Jane told them with a grin. “Peter while you're here, Rahne has some posters she wants to hang up.”
Peter sighed. He was a sucker for redheads and now he was out numbered. He just couldn't win.
Back in the van....
“Okay, next stop is....” Xander paused as he got a mental message. “Dammit. Laguardia airport. Alex Summers just landed and needs someone to pick him and his girlfriend up.”
“He's got a girlfriend? That's new.” Anna said.
“Something about a trip to visit his grandparents in Kansas and there was a thing....” Xander said. “Her name's Lorna Dane.”
“This day just gets better.” Anna sighed.
“It's not over yet.” Forge warned. “Don't jinx us.”
“Just hang on.” Xander said as he teleported the van to a decent place he knew that was close to the airport.
“Xander!” Alex Summers called as he came out of the arrival area.
“Alex! Good to see you. You've gotten taller.” Xander said with a grin.
“Who is your friend?” The girl he was with asked. Her hair was cut very short, nearly shaved to the scalp and was a deep emerald green.
“I'm Xander Creed. A friend of Alex's brother. I'll be your ride this afternoon.” He said with a bow.
“Lorna Dane.” She said with a nod. “Is he?”
“It's cool. We can talk in his van.” Alex told her with a grin. “I really want to see this van of yours.” He said to Xander.
“Yeah. It'll be the last time you can for a while. I'm supposed to be on a road trip but I keep getting sidetracked.” Xander told them as they headed to the luggage carousel.
“Oh, don't mean to bum you out.” Alex said softly.
“It's fine. Let's just get this taken care of.” Xander said with a sigh.
On the Road ….. Again.
“So what do you do?” Anna asked Lorna.
“Magnekinesis.” Lorna said. “I have the power of magnetism.”
“Really? I know a guy who can do that.” Xander said as he found a discreet place to park the van so they could move it back to the institute.
“Really? Do mutations run in families?” Lorna asked.
“Sometimes. I have a brother who's normal.” Xander said. “Anna and Cordelia are sisters and only Anna's a mutant. Why?”
“I'm adopted. It's part of why I left.” Lorna said. “My folks won't tell me who my real parents are.”
“I know how that is.” Xander said softly. “In fact the only one in this van that wasn't adopted is Forge.”
“We should form a club.” Alex said with a grin.
“Heh.” Xander said as he teleported the van back to the institute.
“Okay, everybody ready to go?” Xander asked the group in the van.
“Actually it's kind of late. Can we try and leave tomorrow?” Anna asked.
Xander just stared at her.
“Or not.” Anna said quietly.
Xander's Cell phone rang. “What now?” He asked the sky before answering it. “Victor. No, I'm not busy.” He said in the phone. “You did what? Aside from it being against nature and an abomination before god, I'm glad. Uh-huh. Press conference in a week? I'll be there I guess. Yeah. See you then.”
“What was that about?” Cordelia asked.
“Doom just grew himself a new body. Says he got the DNA from a member of the press that he found aesthetically pleasing. Weird guy.” Xander said with a shrug. “He's going to show his face to the world in a week.”
“Great.” Cordelia sighed. “This guy is a major wackjob.”
“And we aren't?” Xander countered.
“Hmm?” Forge asked as he looked up from his souped up Palm Pilot.
“Point.” Cordelia agreed. “So where are we headed next?”
“ Virginia before we go to Kentucky.” Xander said. “Troubled teen and a Coal miner's son.”
“Super.” Anna sighed. “Let's get this thing on the road.”
Xander started the van again and they were on their way.
On the road... Finally
Forge looked up from Palm Pilot. “I have to go to the bathroom.” He announced.
“Really?” Xander said. “We've been on the road for a half hour.”
“But we're in Virginia already.” Forge countered. “Road trip wise that's pretty good.”
“Only cause we're cheatin'” Anna said. “It's almost dinner time anyways.”
“There's a Denny's on the next exit.” Cordelia said as she saw the billboard.
“Denny's it is.” Xander said as he switched lanes.
Cordelia looked up from her menu and stared at the girl that was sitting at the counter and drinking coffee.
“Xander isn't that?” She asked her boyfriend.
“Yeah. It's Tabitha Smith.” Xander agreed. “Small freakin' world.” he muttered.