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This story is No. 2 in the series "Zeppoverse". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Story 2 in Zeppoverse. Sequel to Only Human. Xander discovers an old friend of his is in danger. Now, with help from friends, Xander must come to things he never dealt with. Chapter 3 up.

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Multiple Crossings > Xander-Centered > Theme: Heroic XanderJonathanFR1833,910096,46217 Feb 0916 Mar 09No

Chapter Three

Title: Blood Driven
Chapter: 3
Author: Jonathan
Rating: M
Category: Xander/?
Summery: Xander discovers an old friend of his is in danger. Now, with help from friends, Xander must come to things he never dealt with.
Disclaimer: Buffy is owned by Whedon, Fox, Mutant Enemy. Other crossings are surprises. I don’t own anything.
Time line: The year is 1999. This picks up where Only Human left. The name of the universe is known as Zeppoverse. The reason being all crossovers here will maintain the human element.
Author Notes: There is no planned shipping right now, but do know that I am a BX fan at heart and that still remains a possibility.
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The door slammed open as a hand hit the door hard.

“Careful Ash.”

He smirked. “Don’t blame me kid, blame the hand.”

His metal gauntlet replacement yanked the door further. “It’s not my fault evil corrupted my hand.”

Xander grinned, “Just be glad that was your only appendage corrupted.”

His friend looked down to where Xander was staring. “Never thought of that.”

Harris smirked, “Stranger things have happened.”

“No shit.” Williams retorted.

"You could be cursed and become a girl whenever you chose." Xander grinned at the comment.

Ash glared at the young man. “Don’t get any ideas.”

Xander glanced at him. “My ideas center on the female persuasion.”

He sat in the seat within moments. “Keep it that way.” Ash closed the door behind him. “Just away from me.”

Xander smirked. “You are so not my type anyway.” He roared the car to life after he turned it on….he placed his hand behind Ash’s seat and started to pull out. “Traci isn’t that far from here.”

Ash asked, “When’s the last time you’ve seen her?”

“A few months after Jesse died.” He replied. Xander shook his head, “His parents took it hard.” Harris let out a breath. “They didn’t know he was a vampire though. Traci on the other hand…”

“She knew, huh?”

“Seeing her brother as a vampire didn’t help any.”

“That sucks, kid.”

“Yeah….it does.” Xander replied sadly. “She didn’t want her parents to know the truth so she never told them. Her parents believed he died in a fire later on.”

“This life never gets easy, kid.” He glanced back to the parking lot they were still in. Ash understood why he stopped the car when he started this little chat. “You do realize that the only reason I’m not snarking at you is because I had a rough day at S-Mart. I got interrupted by a snot-nosed kid who kept bragging on about Twinkies.”

Xander smirked, “You’re an ass, you know that?”

“Just drive.”

Xander shook his head as he put the car in drive and drove off.

High above S-Mart sat someone watching the two of them talk. He gave a sly grin. These 23 days have been interesting…

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A young brunette woman turned off the facet after her pan was filled. She took the pan and went to a stove and started to boil water.

Her day had been busy. All with the reporting and interviewing people whom have heard stories about the deaths found under an abandoned church. It really pained people to hear about the truth and even some still didn’t believe it as fact.

It was the same back home. Allot of the people never believed the truth. And what happened when they didn’t? They ended up paying for it with their life.

A sorrow breath escaped her lips.

It always hurt when she thought about her past and the life she left behind.

But….she had to when she knew the truth.

And now?

She was a reporter for The Miami Metro. Her job started not that long ago. She successfully got the job when her internship finished. Between the job and Universe of Miami …her progression from academia to real life was simple.

The doorbell suddenly rang.

She turned the temp of the pot down and went to the door. Placing her hand on the knob, she opened it within seconds.

“Hi…”

Her eyes widened.

“Xander!”

“Hi, Traci.” He answered back.

She immediately pulled him into a hug. “It’s been so long.”

He smiled as he felt her arms around him. Xander hugged her back. “Yeah…it has.”

She let him go after a few seconds and noted the taller man behind him. “Xand?”

“Traci, this is Ash.”

Within the next few minutes, pleasantries were exchanged. Together they entered the living room.

Traci waited for her friend and his friend to sit down on the couch that bordered the carpet. She followed suit in the armchair to the right.

“You should’ve called, Xand. I would’ve picked you up.” She turned to Ash, “Both of you even.”

Xander smiled slightly at Jesse’s sister. He looked to Ash who nodded in understanding. Harris looked back at his Californian friend. “I know you would of.” He rubbed his arm with his right hand.

Ash added, “And anyway…we didn’t come to Miami together.”

She looked at him, and then back at Xander, “Then how did you two meet?”

Harris admitted, “That’s actually an interesting story…”

FLASHBACK

Xander Harris walked down the aisles. His eyes scanning down the rolls of Downy. He picked up a pack and threw it in his cart.

Rolling the cart down, he couldn’t help but hear a ruckus that was going on in the main part of the store. Xander quickly left his cart and went in pursuit of the noise.

“I’ll swallow your soul!”

What?

Xander soon saw what he could assume was an employee fighting off a floating woman.

Great.

Sunnydale wasn’t bad enough.

He reached within his pocket to pull out a knife but soon found himself being flown across the aisle. Xander hit the shelves hard.

“You shall never leave!”

Xander shook his head to clear the pain. “Why would I want to leave you?” He started to get to his feet, but was soon lifted into the air. “Ok, this is new.”

The woman went to Xander and hefted him higher. “I’ll swallow your soul!”

Xander turned his head to his side and spotted a hatchet. He reached for it and flung it at her forehead. She raised her head upon impact. Then she snarled and went for him again.

Xander raised his feet and kicked her in the chest. He managed to push her off of him and fling her to the other side of the aisle. Xander leapt forward and pinned her to the shelf. His force pushed the aisle over to the ground.

He took the hatchet from her forehead and continually chopped her over and over again in the forehead.

“Hey, who do you think you are?”

Xander looked down at the woman he managed to kill and then back to the center of the store where he saw a scarred man with a metal hand approaching him.

END OF FLASHBACK

Ash smirked, "Flash forward three months, and Jr here still hasn’t paid for what happened."

Xander glanced at him, “Don’t hold your breath, Ash.”

He shot back, “Fine, then you explain the bill to corporate.”

“That’s an interesting story, Xander.” Traci bring them back to the conversation at hand, “But why are you in Miami then?”

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Dexter opened the door to his laboratory and closed it behind him. He went to his computer and took his finger and went for the monitor.

“Oh Dex.”

He turned around in his seat to see his sister coming through the door. “You wanted me to give you this file?”

He smiled, “Thanks, Deb.”

“But why Kevin Lynch?”

Dexter returned, “He made Rita uncomfortable.” He turned around and looked at Kevin’s face plastered on the screen.

And in truth? Rita wasn’t comfortable by the young man from earlier.

Deb smiled, “I think its cute your concerned about Rita.”

“Just call me the boyfriend.”

She sat down next to him. “But how can it be Lynch? He was received a speeding ticket this morning in DC.”

Dexter sighed as he looked back at the screen.

“Then who are you?”

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TBC

The End?

You have reached the end of "Blood Driven" – so far. This story is incomplete and the last chapter was posted on 16 Mar 09.

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