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.
New York City.....
“Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height...” Cheshire sang as he coasted around the skyline of the city on his board. Today had been unusually quiet and he was enjoying the peace at the moment. Cordelia was currently dozing in one of their basement apartments and he was enjoying the day, pollution and all. It would take many years before the fuel efficient cars that Doom was putting out took over the roads. Still, the cabs were already being replaced. That was a start.
Things were quiet. He wondered what Doctor Strange was up to.
There was an explosion off in the distance. “I guess I'll have to check with him later.” Cheshire said as he went off to go see what the ruckus was all about.
“Hold Knave!” A large blond haired man bellowed as he swung a hammer at the green and yellow clad opponent. “Thou shallst not inflict your chaos upon these innocents.”
“I was going for a burger.” The man in green and yellow stated as he dodged the hammer blow. “How is that wrong?”
“You broke father's edicts by descending to the mortal plane!” The man shouted.
“That's great.” Came a voice. “Let him have his burger, then you can take him home. I know this great little place that makes a burger that's nearly divine!” Cheshire said as he appeared off to the side of the fight.
“You tread on things, thou dost not understand Mortal!” The Blond man half yelled.
“Tone it down. I think I get the gist of it. How long has it been since you were last on Midgard Thor Odinson?” Cheshire asked.
“Thou dost know me?” Thor asked.
“Big, winged helmet, swings a mean hammer.” Cheshire said. “Kind of obvious with all the talk you do.”
The figure in yellow and green chuckled. “I like him.” He said.
“Chaos typically does.” Cheshire said. “Loki, I take it?”
The man bowed with a devil may care grin. “You have me at a disadvantage child of the atom.”
“Cheshire.” He said. “Let's go get that burger. I'll even chip in for a few pitchers of beer for your blond friend.”
Loki grinned. “First let what has been done, be undone.” Loki said as the damage to the street flowed backwards until all was repaired.
“I disagree with this.” Thor stated.
“You're such a worrywart.” Loki sighed. “Burgers and beer. He's paying.” He said as he pointed at Cheshire. “If the All Father was really peeved, He'd be down here himself.”
“So, how is it being reunited with a long lost daughter?” Mary Jane asked Sean Cassidy.
“It's a living nightmare.” Sean said as his daughter elbowed him in the ribs. “She's great, except that nearly everything she does reminds me of her mother. Her temper, her passion for terrible music, the way she yells at me when she's mad.” Sean grinned. “I wouldn't have it any other way.”
“So you've been a mutant for over half your life now. You've had a long career in law enforcement. Did your mutation give you any advantages?” Mary Jane asked him as she took notes.
“Well, aside from being able to hear people talking at greater distances and being able to knock people out by shouting.... not really. What I hear can't be backed up in court without a recording so most of it labeled as 'hunches'. My superiors always suspected I was... different. I had to work harder and do more my entire career because I was an Irishman in Interpol. At the time because of the IRA.... I wasn't trusted for a long time. Years later, I'm a detective over in Hell's Kitchen and I find out that I have a daughter that'd been hidden from me. I was pissed. Royally so. I got better, and got her. Simple as that. We came here for a fresh start among others like us.”
“Is being a parent of a mutant any different than being the parent of a normal human?” Mary Jane asked.
“I'm not the best person to ask that since for as long as I've known her, she's been a mutant. The most I can do is ask her to speak quietly and that's about it. Our powers don't affect each other, so it's a more even parent/child relationship.” Sean said.
Mary Jane grinned and kept taking notes.
“Your dad kept giving me the evil eye.” Ben said to Jennifer as they pulled up to the hotel.
“You did corrupt me.” Jennifer grinned. “With your wicked and lustful ways. That and I paid off his mortgage.”
“No wonder he was so grouchy.” Ben sighed. “Everybody ready?” He asked the group in the van.
“As we'll ever be.” Calvin said from the back. “What's the history on this place?”
“One of tragedy.” Jennifer said. “It was part of what drew me to it. A lot happened here.”
“Wait, have you checked this place out yet?” Ben asked.
“Just the exterior and the lobby.” Jennifer said. “Haven't explored the entire thing yet.”
“This might end up costing more than you have.” Ben told her.
“Well....” She trailed off. “I figured this would be a place to open up a law practice after I get my degree and pass the bar exam. In the meantime, I can rent out the lower floors as an office space or something.”
“Once it gets fixed up.” Ben said. “Which would cost a fair amount depending on the condition inside.”
“Let's check it out.” Adrienne said. “This place has a history. Calvin and I are going to see it.”
“The Psychometry right?” Jennifer asked. “Have you two considered doing histories of landmark buildings?”
“It's not always reliable, but we're getting there.” Calvin said. “She sees more than I do, but I have better control.”
“Let's just go inside.” Cordelia Frost said. “I have to pee. Is the water on?”
“Got turned on this morning.” Jennifer told her.
“Let's go then.” Vance said. “The sooner we get an assessment, the better right?”
Five minutes later....
“Everyone, we need to leave.” Adrienne announced. “There's something here.”
“Something as in what?” Jennifer asked.
“It's a... Thesulac demon?” Calvin said as he touched the counter. “Paranoia demon. That's why so much went wrong here. It's... hungry. The last... meal died a few weeks ago.”
“All, right.” Ben said. “To the van and the closest Occult shop that's worth it's salt. We need to make this thing corporeal before we do anything else.”
“How do you know that?” Felicia asked.
“Believe or not, Demon hunting used to be something I was good at.” Ben told them. “LA's a city I haven't tried to clean up. Too many things are tied into something I shouldn't touch.”
“What's that?” Jennifer asked.
“Wolfram and Hart.” Ben said.
“The law firm?” Jennifer said in disbelief. “Really?”
“Evil lawyers, is that so hard to believe?” Ben asked her.
“No, it's just that... I turned down an internship with them because of who they usually represent.” She shuddered. “Let's get this place cleaned.”
They all headed back to the van.
New York City...
“Now that was a burger.” Loki sighed as he swallowed the last bite of his meal. “Totally worth the trip.”
“The beer is no mead, but it is palatable.” Thor agreed. “These so called burgers are satisfactory.”
“I didn't think the God of Thunder would be such a critic.” Cheshire grinned as he signaled a waiter. “One more to go please.”
“Hate to tell you this, but I'm full.” Loki said while Thor nodded after finishing his pitcher of beer.
“It isn't for you.” Ben grinned. “It's for your dad.”
“Why didn't I think of that?” Loki mused while Thor laughed loudly before belching hard enough to shake the bottles on the bar.
Mild applause rang throughout the restaurant.
They Hyperion Hotel, an hour and a half after the last scene.
“If I had a hammer. I'd swing it in the morning. I'd swing it in the evening, all over this land...” Ben sang as he chased the Thesulac before finally catching up with it. It's head exploded with a magnificent squishing sound once he nailed it.
He stared at the hole in the floor. “Oh, sweet! I found a pool!” He called to the others.
“Indoor swimming pool? This place is definitely a keeper.” Jennifer said as she popped her head into the room. She grimaced. “After we clean this place... he splattered everywhere didn't he?”
“Mostly” Ben agreed. “I've gotten pretty good at predicting demon splatter so I don't get hit half as often as I once did.”
“So we're good to get started on this place?” Jennifer asked.
“Let's check with our psychometrics first.” Ben cautioned. “Who knows what else is here.”
Outside the hotel....
“Why'd we stop here Fang?” Faith asked Angel as he parked the car.
“Hmm?” Angel said. “Sorry. I know this place.” He said as he got out of the car. “I wonder.....” He trailed off.
“This place has been bought.” Doyle pointed out as he spotted the 'SOLD' sign. “We'll be trespassing if we go inside.”
“When has that stopped us before?” Faith said.
Her watcher snorted.
“Fine, one time it stopped us.” Faith said as she rolled her eyes. “Not like that's going to happen again.”
“We should find the owner and warn them. This place is... occupied.” Angel said, lost in his memories.
“By what?” The watcher asked.
“Thesulac Demon.” Angel said.
“You know this how exactly?” Faith asked.
“I walked away from it once.” Angel shrugged. “I wasn't really a happy guy.”
“Thank god for that.” Doyle muttered. “Last thing we need is you happy.”
Angel glared at the half demon. “Quiet you.”
“You know Charles, I think we could all use a vacation soon.” Ororo said to Professor Xavier that night at dinner.
“Any ideas?” Charles asked once the hubbub died down.
“A cruise.” Ororo said much to the agreement of the children. “Something away from Bayville might be best.”
“Provided everyone behaves in the meantime, I'll look into it.” Charles agreed.
The table was quiet after that.
The Hyperion Hotel...
“Son of a bitch. This is the second fucking time!” Faith swore.
“Last time we didn't have to worry about being picked up by a kid who glows blue.” Doyle said. “This is new.”
“This is because I was busy.” Ben said as he walked into the Lobby. “Good job Vance. You doing okay?”
“I'd be better if the girl didn't struggle so much.” Vance grinned. “She's a fighter.”
“I'll show you who's a fighter once I get down from here.” Faith snarled as she struggled some more.
She suddenly dropped several feet before being caught again. “I said you shouldn't struggle so much.”
Faith's swearing increased as she rejoined the others.
“Can you set us down Harris?” Angel asked. “We'll be leaving.”
“What about the demon?” Doyle asked. “You can't leave them here with it.”
“Oh, it's dead.” Ben grinned. “Funny that you know about it.”
“Angel here did.” Doyle said.
“He was here.” Adrienne said. “He left them to die.”
“That does it, I'm killing him.” Ben said as he gripped his hammer.
New York streets....
“This probably won't be the last you'll see of us.... son of Creed.” Loki said to Cheshire as they left the tavern.
“Somehow, I'm not surprised.” Cheshire grinned as he handed Loki the doggie bag. “Make sure Odin gets that would you? No tricks?”
Loki nodded while Thor frowned slightly. “Be cautious in befriending my brother, mortal. He is a trickster by nature.”
“I know. We're not friends, but we're not enemies either. Neutrality is about the best I can expect right?” Cheshire asked Loki.
Loki nodded. “Maybe a favor here and there, but yes. Neutrality.” He said with glittering eyes. “For now.”
“Farewell Mortal. May our paths cross in times of adventure.” Thor said as he started swinging his hammer and launching himself skywards.
Loki sighed. “He's such a drama queen. By the way, Janus says hi.” He said before vanishing from sight.
Cheshire repressed the urge to shudder as he mounted his board and flew closer to home himself.
“I can't let you kill him.” A man who wasn't a man said as he appeared in front of Angel.
“And you are?” Jennifer asked.
“I'm Whistler. A balance demon.” the latest arrival explained.
“I'm killing him too.” Ben stated as he lifted his hammer up again. “Balance is a shitty pipe dream.”
“He's worse than ever.” Angel said as he tried to move.
“He's not Harris. He's a clone.” Whistler said. “But yes, he is worse.”
“Can we just go?” Faith asked. “We can leave Fang here. He hasn't been that big of a help.”
Whistler pinched the bridge of his nose. “It wasn't supposed to be like this.”
“Plans seldom survive first contact with the enemy.” Ben said. “Five seconds.”
The group was gone before Ben got to three.
“You know, I'm pretty certain there's quite a story here.” Jennifer said as she sat on the counter.
“You're not wrong.” Felicia said as she joined her on the counter. “Start talking Benjy.”
Extra Disclaimer.....“Let's Go Fly a Kite” was composed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman for Mary Poppins the movie....
“If I had a Hammer” Was written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays, it was originally on the Warner Bros. Record Label.