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Summary: An unexpected reunion between the Scoobies and the Fang gang reveals something wrong with Xander.

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Chapter 12

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An Unnatural Scent - Chapter 12

Wesley was driving the car, he wasn't about to let the others do it. Buffy and Spike both terrified him with how they drove, and he didn't trust Illyria's driving skills enough for her to try. Though he was relieved that Willow's glamour spell made her look human but not like Fred. The time they'd spent in San Francisco had been more successful than they'd realized at first. They'd run into three sister witches while they had been there and helped them get rid of a couple of demons. They had given them the contact information for the new LA branch of the Watcher's Council, they'd been a bit relieved that they could get more back up if they ever needed it.

One of the witches had psychic abilities and when they'd said goodbye had had a vision. She'd shared all the details she could before heading inside her home with her sisters muttering about how she better not have to start fighting aliens too. Her love life was already too much of a roller coaster for her without more distractions and enemies.

Still, it had been useful knowledge for them. They'd been at a loss of where to go next, they'd already traveled to the east coast and back to California during the first 3 months of their search and hadn't found any signs of aliens at all, although they had stopped two apocalypses on the way. Now they knew where to go, Area 51.

"I didn't even think Area 51 was real," Buffy said softly into the silent car. Buffy's head rested on Spike's shoulder. His arm wrapped around her. Buffy ignored the glances from Angel who sat on the other side of her. With the lack of radio music due to Illyria's various snub comments about it, they five people in the car had no choice but to talk.

"I thought it was real," Spike said pulling Buffy closer. "I just didn't think they were really dealing with aliens, thought for sure they were hoaxes."

"I didn't even think to look for that while we were in Roswell," shrugged Buffy before snuggling closer to Spike.

"I called Willow," Wesley said as he changed lanes. "She said she'd see if she could hack into their computer system. She said she'd also call the president if necessary. I'm not sure if that's if she can't hack into it or if she finds something in there that's really good or bad."

Angel and Illyria just kind of huffed grunted, only they did it at the same time causing the rest of the car to laugh. Though they stopped quickly, Illyria's glare was very effective. Angel's not so much.

"Probably if it's about what she finds, I don't think there is anything she can't hack, especially now that she's got more control of her witch self," Buffy was pretty happy about that.

"Did Willow have any updates on anything else?" Angel asked.

"Connor is fine Angel," Wesley rolled his eyes for a moment before quickly returning them to the road. "He and Dawn are officially dating. Willow gave me a lot of details on that which I'm not passing on. I'm trying to forget them. If you want details on your son's relationship with your ex's little sister you'll have to call her yourself. I have enough trouble trying to understand when she babbles as it is. For that matter I'd prefer it if you called her in the future Buffy. We were on the phone for over and hour and all the things we actually needed to discuss took about 5 minutes."

Buffy giggled, "Alright." All this time traveling together had caused them to get over any troubles that still existed between them from his failed time as her watcher. Buffy sighed softly, "How's Xander 2.0?"

"He's fine. Erin's been able to get a lot of work done, she thinks she'll be able to turn off anything in his DNA that's making him do things he might not really want to do soon. She and Oz are engaged, Willow has been asked to be 'Best Woman' when they get married. We're all going to be invited, but they want to wait until the original Xander can attend. Apparently the proposal was very romantic and Willow thinks Kennedy might propose soon too. … Xander 2.0 is doing a lot of work on the building, the renovations are well on their way, the LA branch should open soon."

Buffy held back giggles as Wesley started to go on about the 'office' romances occurring before coming to his senses and returning to the correct topic. Spike smirked as he felt her shaking against him. Spike was very tempted to make Angel make any further calls for official updates with Willow just to see how he'd respond to the Willow babble.

Spike probably knew more about what was going on from his unofficial phone calls with Xander 2.0 than Wesley did. Spike knew Buffy was calling him too, she'd probably only asked about him so she could see how Wesley was taking to him. Willow still seemed very disappointed with herself about not realizing that Xander 2.0 wasn't the original. Just because she knew him the longest, yet none of them had suspected anything was wrong. And the search for Xander had united them all a lot. Spike was pretty sure they were all closer now than they'd ever been before. It was really the first time that Wesley was really one of them. Oz had returned. Angel was working with them again. Gunn was working well with Xander 2.0 and the council. It was like the Scoobies and Angel's group had truly come together.

End – Chapter 12


It's been awhile since I worked on this story. I had no internet for almost 2 weeks and thought I'd work on some of my older stories. I've got a couple new stories I want to start but I want to finish several stories, including this one, first.
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