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Summary: A collection of ficlets and miscellaneous works centring around Xander.

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Multiple Crossings > Xander-Centered > Ficlet CollectionsMidknightJFR153027,215112762,73526 Nov 0823 Oct 10No

(BtVS/Ender’s Game) Dragon Slayer

Disclaimer: I'm poor. I own nothing





Notes: To be honest I forgot about this little drabble. I wrote it
after finishing the novel 'Ender's Game' a few months back. I highly
recommend it, by the way, it's a great read.





(BtVS/Ender's Game)
Dragon Slayer



“What has captured your interest so brother?” the woman asked as she appeared next to a viewing pool. It wasn’t teleportation exactly; more like one moment she wasn’t there and the next she simply was.

If the man was surprised by her sudden appearance he didn’t show it. “A child.”

“What could be so interesting about a single mortal child?” She asked as she peered into the pool. An image played on the waters. A newborn baby boy being placed into his mother’s arms for the first time.

“Look closer.”

Curious the woman fixed her gaze upon the boy and concentrated. In an instant she saw his past, present, and future. From the moment of conception to his death she saw it all. For the first time in millennia her eyes widened with surprise. “How could we not have foreseen this?”

Finally the man turned from the pool. “You know as well as I that an occasional mortal slips through the grasp of destiny.”

“But to influence so many important players…”

“Unprecedented but still possible.”

“In nearly every possible future he affects them.”

“Yes, it is troublesome.” The man agreed.

“Our plans-”

The man interrupted. “Everything shall still be as divined.”

The woman turned her gaze to the man. She was used to knowing everything, but even she didn’t know how this could be true. This not knowing was troublesome. “How?”

“Sometimes you do not go around obstacles. You remove them.”

“We cannot kill the child.” She told the man pointedly. “That is an edict we cannot break. Not even to pressure the threads of fate.”

The man shook his head in response. “We can, however, remove the boy. Simply sending him away from our spiral of reality should suffice.”

“Would this not upset our brother and sister governing that reality?”

The man shrugged. “Who cares? At least the child will no longer be our problem.”

-Ten years Later-

“Ender is succeeding beyond expectation.”

“Yes. No matter how much we stack the deck against him he keeps winning the games.”

“We still need to push him farther.”

“How? We’ve pretty much broken every rule already.”

“… That boy he befriended when he was a launchie.”

“Alexander?”

“A stubborn boy that one. The more we try to isolate Ender the more determined Alexander is to befriend him.”

“Yes, he’s a defender by nature. Doesn’t much care when it happens to himself but when he perceives someone else as mistreated he feels compelled to do something.”

“I suppose in that respect he lives up to his name. Defender of man.”

“I honestly don’t see where you’re going with this.””

“Promote him.”

“He’s already a toon leader -- You want me to make him a commander?”

“The boy scores almost as high as Ender, on the unofficial tests at least, and has a habit of thinking outside the box. Sometimes in a seemingly idiotic and random manner, but effective nonetheless. He may be the only one of the kids who can give Ender a real challenge.”

“As much as I agree with you on that there are no armies with commander slots available. We made sure we had an unused army with Dragon for when Ender was ready for the next step. There aren’t any more left.”

“So make a new army.”

“Can we do that?”

“What’s one more rule.”

“True. What should we call it?”

“Hmmm… I got it. Slayer.”

“Dragon Slayer? I didn’t know you had a sense of humour.”

“Shut up and give Harris the ‘good’ news.”
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