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This story is No. 1 in the series "Phoenixverse". You may wish to read the series introduction first.

Summary: (Complete.) After Buffy leaves Sunnydale, Xander decides to go looking for her. On the other side of the universe, Ninedinna wants the book she created…the Necronomicon Ex Mortis: the Book of the Dead. (B/X, Daniel/Sam, Gabrielle/Joxer) Enjoy. R/R

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Multiple Crossings > Xander-Centered > Pairing: BuffyJonathanFR18830,4960913,90126 Oct 0330 Nov 03Yes

Chapter 8

Title: Phoenix Risings
Rating: PG-13/R
Chapter Number: 8
Author: White Werewolf
Category: Buffy/Xander, Sam/Daniel, Gabrielle/Joxer
Spoilers/Timeframe: All I know for sure it is after "Becoming Part 2."
Disclaimer: I don't own anything but the ideas and my computer.
Summery: After Buffy leaves Sunnydale, Xander decides to go looking for her. On the other side of the universe, Ninedinna wants the book she created...the Necronomicon Ex Mortis: the Book of the Dead.
Special Thanks: Danii, Tenhawk, Teri, Silent Bob Foley, BMT, and X-Lander

Crossovers Planned:
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
Hercules: the Legendary Journeys
Evil Dead
Stargate SG-1
Xena: Warrior Princess
Three's Company

Cameo Crossovers are sudden to appear. See if you can spot any.
Xander answered, "Long story short. I'm visiting a friend from work for dinner and met his niece. She easily ripped the door off its hinges."

"That necessarily doesn't mean that she has super strength. The house itself could not be as strong as it was back in the day.

The teenager nodded, "True, Giles. It's just that I want to keep an eye on Faith. I still can't forget that she did rip the door off its hinges. She could very well be the next slayer."

"Right you are, Xander. Only tell her what she needs to know. Make sure she actually is a slayer before you tell her. You don't want to subject her world to vampires."

"Uh, Giles..."

"Tell me you didn't."

He chuckled, "I did. It turns out her uncle has fought worse things than vampires."

"Worse things than vampires?"

Xander answered, "Ever hear of deadites?"

The boy could hear his older friend sitting down with a plop. "You mean to tell me that you're friend is Ashley Williams?"

He gulped, "How do you know about Ash, Giles?"

"Well, when I was part of the Watchers' Academy, we learned a great deal of ancient books. The Necronomicon had a picture inside its pages and there was one where a 20th century man stood in the middle of nowhere with people of medieval Europe around him. His name was Ashley Williams. He is the promised one."

Xander sighed, "Just be careful around him. That book really messed up his life, and he doesn't want to deal with it ever again. I don't blame him. But I still believe Faith may be the next slayer. And I'm going to keep an eye on her. That and of course find Buffy."

"I certainly believe that you'll find Buffy. We know you, Xander, and we know that you will not rest until you find someone you care about."

He nodded, "Damn straight. Damn straight. So, if Ash and Faith know about deadites and vampires, is it alright that I tell them about the possibility of her slayerness."

"That's your call, Xander. But, be warned. If you tell her, and she isn't the slayer, she might want to fight still. And a person with no ability is likely to survive."

He couldn't help but chuckle slightly, "Um, Giles? What do you think I am?"

This time Giles chuckled, "Yes, of course. I know that you're the perfect example to contradict my hypothesis on normal people, and for that I apologize. Tell Faith what you think is right. If you need any more help on slayers, don't hesitate to call."

Xander smiled, "Thanks, Giles."

"Not a problem, Xander. I'll tell Joyce you called."

The boy nodded, "I'll call her later when I get back to the apartment tonight. I'll definitely call you if anything comes up."

"Alright, Xander. Talk to you later."

Then he hung up, as well as Xander.

Xander sat back in the couch and waited for his two friends to come out of the kitchen. He didn't want to tell Faith she was a slayer yet. Not until he was completely sure.

But part of him disagreed. Knowing she was a slayer might help Ash give her an excuse to help. And plus, knowing now will help Faith in the long run. This way she could be more prepared for the trouble that awaits her. She already knew about deadites and vampires, so she wouldn't freak out about that.

He nodded. Xander was going to tell her. The boy just hoped Faith and Ash would take it well.


Ash placed a dish in the dishwasher and looked at his niece who was busy clearing the plates.

Faith was extremely important to him. Ash just found out about more things that went 'bump in the night' then he ever suspected. Deadites were something that he knew about too damn well.

Vampires were new to him, but they seemed easier then deadites. They were strong and powerful. But with a stake, they could easily be treated. His chainsaw wouldn't be able to take them down, unless he decapitated them.

Xander told him and his niece a lot about them during dinner, and it was weird. Ash always knew that this world had its problems. Deadites only being a minor part, but now there were vampires, werewolves, witches, mummies, and a ton of demons.

Then he learned that all demons weren't bad. Lorne was a perfect example. He may be annoying, but he certainly was friendly. But why did he have to call Ash, Ashy Boy? That name was something he would like to forget.

One thing Faith wanted to talk about through dinner was her trying to help fight the undead. Ash already lost his sister and girlfriend. He didn't want to lose his niece too.

But, she did care about him-a great deal in fact. And she wanted to help. Ash could understand why she wanted too. She also wanted to try and make the world safe, to try and make people live longer and have more happier lives rather than worrying during the night that when would a vampire would jump.

"Uncle Ash?"

Her words cut him off from his inner musings. He turned around and asked, "Yeah?"

She approached him, "What do you think of Xander? He really seemed a little distant during dinner?"

He agreed, "Yeah, he did, didn't he? I wonder what's going on in that crazy head of his."

The teenager shrugged, "Don't know. But this Buffy character really has him worried. I really hope he finds her."

Ash put another plate in the dishwasher, "I hope he does too. Other than that, he reminds me of me when I was his age."

Faith nodded, "I can understand. You two both lost a lot, and you both have that sense of humor thing going."

He smiled, "I guess we do."

Changing the subject a little, she asked, "Who do you think he's talking to?"

"It could be anyone, Faith. It could be Mike, RF, Kevin, or someone else."

Nothing was said for the new few minutes, until Ash interrupted the silence, "So, how do you feel? Any better?"

She answered, "Nothing new has happened if you're asking about the door thing. Maybe Xander was right-weak hinges."

He nodded, "Make sense. You're probably right."

The door opened, and Xander's head poked in, "Ash, Faith. We need to talk."

Faith looked at her new friend, "What's the what, X?"

Ash asked, "What do you want to tell us?"

Xander took a deep breath and said, "Let's just go into the other room."

With that said, the three of them left the kitchen and entered the living room. Xander sat in one chair while Faith and Ash sat on the couch.

Faith looked at Xander's face and could see that he had something on his mind, "You're scaring me, Xander. What's up?"

He answered, "I just called Giles."

They showed a confused look.

Xander laughed slightly, "Sorry. Giles is Buffy's watcher. Anyway, I told him about meeting you two. And I discovered something that can explain Faith's sudden power surge."

This caught their attention. "What did he say, Kid?"

Xander took a deep breath, "I told you about Kendra, right?"

Ash nodded, "Yeah, somewhat. You said Kendra died and Buffy ran away."

He said, "Right. But when a slayer dies, a new one is called. And I have reason to believe that Faith might be the next vampire slayer."

His eyes widened, "She's a slayer?! Faith's going to be a fucking vampire slayer!?"

Faith looked at both of them and stated, "Cool. So, I get slayer abilities? Wicked!"

He shook his head, "No, not wicked! Faith, you could be the vampire slayer! I've been through the 'chosen one' bit, and it ain't fun."

Xander showed a confusing look, "Don't you mean 'promised one'?"

Ash gave him a look, "Right. Promised one. Doesn't change a thing. I don't want Faith to have that destiny crap!"

Xander sighed, "I went through this with Buffy, Ash. Yes, you and her both went through that, and it's not fun. But there's a difference."

He stood up from the couch and glared at him, "What kinda difference, Xander? Tell me!"

Xander stood up and stared at him, "Buffy has her friends working with her. And Faith will too. She has you, the rest, and me in Sunnydale. We can become a family. Believe, it's a family that means a lot to me. Trust me on that, but Faith is going to have the best slaying life any other slayer has had, and you and I'll make sure of that!"

Ash knew Xander was right. True, being the promised one was shit. But Faith will be better off. She'll have her uncle and Xander. Two people who obviously care about her. He said calmly, "I know you're right. It's just that I don't want Faith to through what I went through."

Faith stood next to him, "I won't Uncle Ash. X and you can train me. I mean, who's not better than you to train me. You're time fighting deadites will come in handy."

He smiled, "Yeah, you got that right, Faith. I won't let anything happen to you. So, I guess being a vampire slayer won't be that bad."

Xander grinned, "And there's also a chance that Faith might not be a slayer. But, Faith will be in better hands with the both of us."

Ash slumped down on his couch, "How do we know that Faith is the slayer?"

Xander shrugged, "Dunno."

All of a sudden, a sound came from the door.

"One second." Ash said as he went to the door. He opened it, and saw a man standing in a suit.

"Hello?" Ash asked.

The man smiled, "Ah, Mr. Williams. I hope that your niece, Faith Williams is in."

The scarred man asked, "Who wants to know?"

The man answered, "I'm sorry. My name is Wesley Wyndam-Pryce. I'm Faith's watcher."

Xander grinned, "That answer your question, Ash?"



I know that there should be more to this fic, but after talking to a friend I realized that the first fic in this series should be divided into parts. So this was the first part. Tomorrow or later tonight, I'll start Phoenix Risings: Ghost Busting. This will be the second part of this trilogy.

I want to thank a ton of people. The main people being Silent Bob Foley, BMT, X-Lander, and Tenhawk.

Honorable mentions are Canadian Satan, Teri, Greywizard, Boxerman, Hatten, Pointer, Gerber, Bill, Sonic, Chorlton, and the others who left reviews. Thanks a lot. It means a lot to me.

I hope you enjoy part 2. Be on the look out.

Here's a list of crossover characters used thus far.

Phoenixverse Crossover Character List
In order of Appearance
* Xander Harris Main Character
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Willow Rosenberg
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Rupert Giles
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Daniel Osbourne
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Cordelia Chase
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Buffy Summers Main Character
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Angel/Angelus
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Ralph Furely
Three's Company-Phoenix Risings
* Chrissy Snow
Three's Company-Phoenix Risings
* Jack Tripper
Three's Company-Phoenix Risings
* Janet Wood
Three's Company-Phoenix Risings
* Ash Williams
Evil Dead/Army of Darkness-Phoenix Risings
* Joyce Summers
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Lorne
Angel: the Series-Phoenix Risings
* Hercules
Hercules: the Legendary Journeys-Phoenix Risings
* Eric Matthews
Boy Meets World-Phoenix Risings
* Faith
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings
* Eric Matthews
Boy Meets World-Phoenix Risings
* Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer-Phoenix Risings

Hope you enjoyed this fic. I know, I did.

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