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An Unnatural Scent

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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 16

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An Unnatural Scent - Chapter 16

Jack paused as he took in the three people waiting for him and frowned. "Who are you?" he asked looking at Illyria. This was not because he could see her in her more demonic form or something, but rather because the others she was traveling with had gotten used to the glamour she wore to fit in.. i.e. She didn't look like the file photo of Winifred Burkle.

'$#^' was all Wesley could think as he realized almost instantly what had happened. It took a moment longer for Buffy to realize, having spent no time with Fred and little with Illyria prior to the road trip that had EVENTUALLY led them there.

Wesley thought fast, "Fred wasn't feeling well, but," pausing ever so shortly as he mentally struggled with a name for Illyria.

"Lia didn't want just the two of us coming here," Buffy finished, with barely a pause. Hanging with Faith had cause Buffy to develop the habit of shortening names on the fly very quickly.

"She's not authorized for anything beyond this point," Jack explained. He didn't believe for a moment the explanation he'd been given but knowing what he did knew he didn't really want to know. Although Jack was going to talk to someone about letting unauthorized people into the building at all. Sam gave him a weird look before turning a suspicious eye back on the visitors. She knew weird behavior when she saw it, without knowing why Jack was turning a blind eye to it she'd settle for just paying attention to see if they revealed anything. Her scientist curiosity was near unending and she really wanted to know what was going on.

"I'll stay here," Wesley said.

Buffy's eyes flew to him in surprise. However Wesley didn't really have a choice. He couldn't trust Illyria alone or with just Buffy who had shown no ability in calming her down even if they did have some weird sort of mutual respect for each other. Besides Buffy had shown that she had grown up a lot since he'd known her in high school, this was something that he knew was important to her.

"I trust you," he said softly, resting his arm on her shoulder for a moment. "We'll remain here in case you need us."

Buffy nodded swiftly before turning back to the government guys, "Lead the way."

If Sam had known Buffy thought of her and Jack as just government guys she probably would not have been so polite as she quickly led Buffy through the parts of Area 51 that the public wouldn't panic about knowing, in other words nothing of aliens were mentioned, Jack following silently behind them. This continued on for several excruciating hours for Buffy, it was really more like half an hour, but knowing she was so close to finding what she had spent a lot of the last few months looking for and that Dr. Lieutenant whatever Samantha Carter, as she had been introduced, was avoiding any talk of aliens was very frustrating.

Buffy made a snap decision; she knew that they knew she knew about aliens. "I appreciate the tour, sort of, but I'm here for a reason and I think you realize that. I don't care about what you're doing here as long as no one is being harmed, and I have no reason to believe that is happening." Buffy sighed gently. Both Jack and Sam were watching her silently, waiting for her to continue. "The Asgard took something that we want back."

"The Asgard aren't thieves. What did they take?" Jack asked ignoring the look of surprise that Sam sent his way. He spared a moment to appreciate seeing Sam being the one who didn't know what was going on, it was a good expression on her.

"One of them is. He took Xander."

"Loki?"

"Yes."

"He returns the people he kidnapped."

"Normally," Buffy closed her eyes briefly as she allowed herself to lean against the grey wall behind her. Buffy didn't really like revealing so much to the government but although she wished she could handle this without them she knew if Xander was to be brought back anytime soon she'd have to be straightforward. "A… being told Loki that Xander was the key to solving their cloning problem. We don't know if that's true or not, but Xander was never returned to us. His clone has been living his life, although a part of him knew he wasn't the original. Stupid subliminal messaging. Look. We just want to contact the Asgard and get our friend back. We're even willing to trade some old junk we don't need and the government wants for your help. Will you help us?"

End – Chapter 16

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