Disclaimer: I do not own either BtVS series or the Twilight movie or any other crossovers I will put in. But I do own the clan name Drac’Thar and any OC’s I have created.
The Vampire rushed through Sunnydale, if the info reaching his ears was true; the Master was going to escape his prison thanks to The Harvest. Clan Drac’Thar had a duty to stop Aurelius again.
He watched The Harvest continue. He saw, to his surprise, the slayer, ‘hmm,’ he thought, ‘if she was here then I might not be needed.’ But what got his attention was the brown haired boy; he had staked his friend and no one seemed to care much for the pain that must have put him through.
Xander was walking home after The Harvest, his head slumped in defeat; he had staked his friend and now it was just him and Willow when he heard a voice behind him, “I saw what you did there.”
“Who are you?” Xander screamed, looking at the man before him.
Xander saw a young, good looking red headed man with violet eyes looking at him with a gentle smile.
“My name is Joshua. I was watching the Slayer take down the other vampires there and I saw you stake your friend,” he said.
“That was an accident,” Xander said, “I didn’t mean to stake Jesse.”
“Yet you did,” Joshua said, “that was impressive, so I will let you know now that I am a vampire too.”
Xander backed away with fear in his eyes, he had been cornered and he couldn’t get away in time.
“There is no reason to fear me, I am not like the others you have met this night,” Joshua said.
“So what, your a good vampire then?” Xander asked.
“Drac’Thar are peacekeepers, we protect the innocents of both the demonic and human worlds from the evil of both,” Joshua said.
“Drac’Thar?” Xander asked
“It means Blood of the Dragon, when we are turned we generally take on aspects of dragons,” Joshua said
“So why are you here then?” Xander asked.
“I am here because Sunnydale is home to Aurelius and that is reason enough,” Joshua said.
“Aurelius? Does that mean they are a clan or something like that?” Xander asked.
“They were at one time but they were exiled from the council because of the evil they did,” Joshua said.
“But vampires drink blood; doesn’t that make all vampires bad?” Xander asked.
“Not all vampires drink blood. Other clans feed off psychic energies and animal blood is good for most for most of us,” Joshua said, “and also it doesn’t make vampires automatically evil.”
“Why?” Xander asked.
“Is the lion that kills a zebra evil?” Joshua asked.
“Umm, no,” Xander said, “but lions are animals.”
“True but anyways, I want to offer you a job Xander and membership in my clan,” Joshua said.
“I want to keep my soul,” Xander said.
“Xander with our clan you get to keep your soul and are able to walk in sunlight,” Joshua said.
“What about the blood drinking?” Xander asked.
“We do drink blood but we don’t need it every day and I might say, we usually get our blood from bags,” Joshua said.
“So does that make it better?” Xander asked.
“I like to think so and, I might mention, that you won’t be turned right away you have to grow up a bit and study our laws Joshua said
”Really? I have to study your laws before I get turned?” Xander asked.
“Yes, we don’t turn people on a whim. We make sure they are trained and are capable of handling the responsibility of being in our clan,” Joshua said.
Xander said, “Wow that is actually pretty honourable of you.”
“Honour is everything Xander and remember; not all humans are good and not all demons are evil,” Joshua said.
“Hey, how do I get in contact with you Josh?” Xander asked.
“Xander I am going to be staying in town. The Master is a threat to the whole world but for now I will let the Slayer handle it” Joshua said.
“Why let Buffy handle it?” Xander asked.
“Because, I believe in letting people stand on their own two feet, if she can’t handle it I will step in,” Joshua said.
“Okay,” Xander said.
A year and half later Xander was still studying the laws that the vampire had given him and Joshua had begun to train him. One day, as Xander was changing into his training clothes, the vampire had noticed bruises and scars on him.
“Xander, where did these come from?” Joshua asked.
“Umm, nowhere,” Xander said quickly.
“Xander, I don’t tolerate lies. Where did they come from?” Joshua said.
“It’s from my parents okay?” Xander said.
“No Xander, it’s not okay. It is neither acceptable nor okay,” Joshua said.
“Do you have any other family you can stay with?” Joshua asked.
“Not really, the only other person that I know is my uncle Rory,” Xander said.
“Does not your mother have family?” Joshua asked.
“Not sure really, I think they disowned her after she married dad so I don’t know anything about them,” Xander said.
“Well, we know they have good taste if they hate your father. I will look this up for you Xander,” Joshua said.
“NO!!!” Xander screamed.
“What’s wrong Xander with at least knowing your family?” Joshua said.
“Because I remember mom saying that if I did that, they would take me away and I wouldn’t see my friends again,” Xander said.
“Xander, your mom is being a manipulative bitch, any decent person would allow you to see your friends,” Joshua said.
“Well, it’s alright if you don’t talk to them I guess,” Xander said.
“I make no such promises Xander, if they are better for you, then live with them you shall,” Joshua said.
Xander paled but he had learned to trust this vampire, after all he never hid what he was from him.
“Alright, but can you least tell me what you find out?” Xander asked.
“Yes, I will promise that at least Xander,” Joshua said.
Later that week Joshua was studying Jessica Harris’s family tree and he found out about Charlie Swan and as he studied Charlie Swan he felt that Mr Swan would be a suitable caregiver to Xander, he even had a child close to Xander’s age, perfect.
Xander saw Joshua come to the training arena and smile.
“So Josh, what’s going on?” Xander asked.
“Its better then I thought; you have an uncle, he lives in Forks, Washington and he is a police officer.”
Xander said, “So, what’s going to be going on then?”
“We shall be moving you there, where your training shall continue,” Joshua said.
“Uhh, when are we going to be going?” Xander asked.
“It’s the summer holidays and I want you to leave before the New Year begins.”
“So what am I going to do? Just go to his door and say; ‘hi, I’m your nephew‘?” Xander said.
“Of course not, I will begin to correspond with him and find out if he would be willing to accept custody of you,” Joshua said.
“That’s good, I guess,” Xander said.
“Also, I think it would be good to distance you from your friends Xander,” Joshua said.
“Why?” Xander asked.
“For one: Angel is Aurelius and Aurelius was kicked out of the vampire nations for a reason Xander and if you studied the history books you know what that reason was right?” Joshua said.
“He started to betray the other lines to the hunters among other things.”
“And Aurelius’s actions marked all of his line turning them into the creatures they are today,” Joshua said.
“Are all Aureliun vampires’ evil?” Xander asked.
“No, not all of them but too many of their actions have tainted all of their reputations,” Joshua said.
“What about Angel then, he has done at least some good, right?” Xander asked.
“Yes, but the choice was not his Xander; a soul was forced into him using the darkest of magics, twice I might add and that makes the difference,” Joshua said.
“So, it has to be free will?” Xander asked.
“Yep, free will is pretty powerful. You proved that when you defied that prophecy,” Joshua said.
Xander said, “And I still didn’t get thanked by Buffy.”
Joshua smiled and said, “It should be done because it was the right thing to do, not because you wanted her to be grateful.”
“Your right of course,” Xander grumbled.
Joshua sat down next to Xander and pulled him into his arms and said, “Xander, it’s alright. I corrected you because you have to learn that the world is not always back and white, rather its shades of grey.”
“Thanks,” Xander said, “so do you have problems with my other friends?”
“Yes I do actually, not Buffy really; all she needs is some decent training and she will become a great fighter.”
Xander sighed, “what about Willow?”
“Willow’s biggest problem is her arrogance, she preformed a very powerful spell and re-ensouled Angel and because of that, she seems to think magic should be hers and hers alone.”
“So, she’s dangerous?” Xander asked.
“Yes, until she gets training,” Joshua said.
“Are you going to be the one to stop her if she gets too bad?” Xander asked.
“No, magic users have their own versions of law keepers and they will handle Willow, if and when, she becomes dangerous,” Joshua said. “Xander I might add, because of my influence, you have become more mature and I am sure the others in your group have noticed.”
“Do you think they like the changes?” Xander asked.
“Most likely most of them do; probably Angel and the watchers like it Xander, not so sure about the girls,” Joshua said.
Xander sighed, “Maybe I played the fool a little too well.”
Joshua smiled and said, “Not sure if you did that, anyone who looked at you closely would have notice the changes.”
“So, when do we leave?” Xander asked.
Joshua said, “Soon Xander, I must get into contact with Mr Swan.”
Xander said, “I also will want to say goodbye to my friends.”
“Hey, what do we do if Uncle Charlie doesn’t want me?” Xander asked.
“Oh, then I will take custody of you and we will leave Sunnydale,” Joshua said.
“And then turn me?” Xander asked.
“No, you must be ready to face life as one of us first and it still will be your choice Xander.”
A/N not sure how this story will turn out, it was an old one I wrote some time ago and then updated when I saw Twilight the movie.
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