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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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Stargate > GeneralMegKFFR152219,9211211131,20120 Feb 0929 Mar 14No

Chapter 9

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An Unnatural Scent - Chapter 9

Angel frowned as he watched Spike and Buffy planning their trip. They’d decided that the three of them would travel around with Wesley and Illyria searching for the Asgard. Angel wouldn’t have minded their planning so much if they didn’t take the chance to kiss in between decisions and Spike knew how much it was annoying him. Every time Angel tried to leave Spike would speak to him and Angel wouldn’t leave when he knew it would make Buffy realize how uncomfortable he was.

He wasn’t sure how they were going to find the Asgard, but they had hope. Spike and Buffy had sung a duet for Lorne to see if he could help them figure out where they needed to go. Angel found it annoying how well they sang together. Buffy had never heard him sing and if he had his way she never would.

Lorne had been able to help a little. He was able to narrow down their search to the United States and to the east of them, not that that was much help since most of the U.S. was to their east since they were in California after all. Lorne had been a bit surprised that he’d been able to get that much. He had been more than willing to offer to listen to any of the slayers coming to L.A. too. Turns out most slayers could sing well and had interesting things in their future.

Just as Angel was going to make another attempt to escape the couple, the doors to the study they were in burst open and in rushed Willow, Kennedy, Oz, Erin and Xander 2.0. Angel looked back and forth between them as several of them spoke to him at once. He raised up an arm and shouted, “Quiet!” As Erin took a step back in surprise the others, embarrassed about how loud they’d been, fell silent. Well, except Oz, who hadn’t said anything in the first place, he simply put a protective arm around Erin’s shoulders, pulling her close.

“One at a time, Willow, please?” Angel asked Willow directly. For all her babbling habits she was the one he knew best to explain anything.

“Xander, I mean Xander 2.0, he said that you have his blood, the original Xander's I mean. Erin needs it to figure out what’s different with the Xander's.”

“Hey! You were holding out on me! You never said you had the whelps blood!” Spike called out as he walked up next to Angel, his arm around Buffy.

“Why would you have Xander’s blood?” Buffy asked softly, her forehead furrowed.

“Xander gave it to him as payment for help a couple of years ago,” Willow explained to Buffy. “Xander 2.0 told us about it.”

“You did!?” Angel turned an accusing eye onto Xander 2.0. “Xander didn’t want them to know about that unless he died or it actually came up in conversation! And that wasn’t going to come up in conversation. How could you tell them about something like that? Xander was so embarrassed about it he wouldn’t have told anyone if he hadn’t had to.”

“What did he do?” asked Buffy.

“He donated sperm for you all if you wanted children later,” Angel said bluntly.

“He did?” came Buffy and Willow’s voices, shocked.

Xander 2.0 reached his arm out quickly and hit Angel, “I didn’t tell them what he did! He was really embarrassed about it, and then with his later problems with doubt about himself he decided not to tell them unless they asked! I was trying NOT to tell them!”

“Talk NOW,” Buffy said angrily at Xander 2.0. She didn’t like secrets.

“After you died… The second time. Xander came to L.A. to do this… for all of you. If anything happened to him… He was feeling so very mortal then… If you died Buffy, with you being the strongest person he knew, then how long would he have? He got Angel to help him set up an account with a sperm bank,” Xander 2.0 reached his left hand back to scratch the back of his neck nervously. He turned slightly and continued, “If you had asked, Willow, he would have told you, but he never really thought you would.”

“Why would he…?” Willow asked softly, her eyes wide and staring at Xander 2.0.

“He wanted this to be an option for you, for you and Tara if you decided you wanted children. For Anya if he died and she wanted to ‘spawn.’ He added Buffy to the list when she came back, what with her taste in men who don’t normally have kids…” Here Xander 2.0. glanced at Angel and Spike. “He just wanted you to have this choice someday. He even added Kennedy to the list after you two got together, Willow. It was his way of being there for you.”

“Oh…” Willow’s voice trailed off, she didn’t know what to think about this. Kennedy reached over and took Willow’s hand into a gentle hold, their fingers interlacing. Kennedy was still pretty young, she didn’t currently have any plans for kids, and she wasn’t sure she ever wanted them, but it was nice that if she ever wanted them she had the choice.

Buffy looked at Xander 2.0 for a moment as she thought about this. She’d never thought about having kids since she was so busy being the slayer, but now that there were more slayers maybe she could. She looked up at Spike who was still looking at Xander 2.0. Buffy reached her arm around Spike and pulled him close against her. He turned slightly to look down at her. Maybe, someday, after they got Xander back, she’d take him up on his offer.

“Um… This is sort of sweet and all,” Erin interrupted gently. “But this doesn’t change the initial question. Angel, do you still have Xander’s blood?”

“Yes. … I’ve only used one bag, so the other bags should still be in the cooler.”

End – Chapter 9

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