Chapter 1: A Big Metal Box
Title: A Summer of Demons, Myths, and Sunshine
Summary: When Sirius moves to America, after being cleared of all charges, Harry, Ron, and Hermione go and stay with him for their summer holidays. When they arrive they meet and interesting women and her gang of friends, who challenge their beliefs, and throw all their lives into chaos. Buffy and Harry Potter X-over, with characters from Angel the series popping in.
Pairings: all will be revealed.
HP: Set after OOTP, except Sirius isn't dead. Everything else happened though.
BTVS: Seta year after Season six of Buffy. Season 7 never happened. Tara isn't dead,but Willow did go evil. Xander and Anya are married. Spike didn't try to rape Buffy and they are just friends (for now). Faith is living with the Summers.
Disclaimer: I do not own Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Harry Potter. Buffy belongs to the amazing genius Joss Whedon, and Harry Potter belongs to another amazing genius, J.K. Rowling.
AN: This is my first fanfic ever, so please, please review. Comments, Questions, Constructive Criticism, Kudos, anything really are welcome. Also, if you have any ideas for the story, tell me and I'll try to put them in.
Chapter One: A Big Metal Box
“Harry, wake up!” Hermione whispered. Harry grunted and blearily opened his eyes.
“What?” he grumbled.
“We're landing soon,” Hermione said poking, Ron. Ron woke up and looked around in shock.
“What's going on?” he yelled. “Have we been kidnapped?”
Harry laughed, as Hermione suppressed a sigh.
“We're on a plane Ronald, going to see Sirius. Remember?” she said, sounding exasperated.
“Oh right,” Ron said. “Why did you wake me up?”
“Because the plane is landing soon,” Hermione answered, rolling her eyes.
“So we get to be back on non moving ground then?” Ron asked.
“Yes Ron,” Hermione responded, looking very annoyed with Ron's stupidity.
Harry laughed again. It had been very hard to convince Ron and the Weasleys that planes weren't dangerous.
In the battle at the Ministry all of them had barely escaped with their lives, including Sirius. A couple of good things had come out of the fight however. For one, the Ministry had been forced to admit that Voldemort had returned. Also, Peter Pettigrew had been captured, tried, and given a life sentence in Azkaban, while Sirius had been cleared of all charges.
Exhilarated with his new found freedom Sirius had moved to California. In America. The Order had been shocked, but Dumbledore didn't mind (actually he was rather amused), so the rest if the Order didn't say anything. At the beginning of the school holidays Sirius had invited Harry, Ron, and Hermione to stay with him for the vacation. The Trio were originally going to take a Portkey to Sirius's, but Dumbledore had decided it was too dangerous. Sirius's house was in a place of hell of a lot mystical energy, which caused port keys to go wonky, and dump the people it was carrying in the middle of nowhere. Since none of them could apparate, and it was too far to fly on a broomstick or Thestral, the only option left was Muggle transportation. Airplanes.
The Dursleys hadn't given any inclination that they cared (Harry suspected they hoped the plane would crash), and Mr. and Mrs. Granger, being Muggles had no problem with it. Mr. Weasley was delighted at Ron flying on a Muggle invention and had asked Ron to give him full details when Ron landed. Mrs. Weasley however highly objected to her youngest son traveling on “a idiotic, dangerous, Muggle contraption.” Ron had also been rather scared about it. Finally Harry, Hermione, Dumbledore, and Mr. Weasley, had been able to convince Mrs. Weasley, Ron, and the rest of the Weasleys, that Ron really would been fine and not die a horrible death in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
On the second week of the school holidays Harry, Ron and Hermione were dropped of at Heathrow Airport in London, having said goodbye to everyone. Ron had been fascinated by everything from the metal detectors and moving walkways to the Muggle sweets and magazines.
The plane made its incredibly bumpy landing. By the time they got off, Ron was looking positively green. They got their bags of the baggage claim which delighted Ron. He attempted to run around on the carousel before being yelled at by a fat security guard, causing Harry to burst into loud guffaws, and Hermione to mutter “boys”, and pull Ron of the baggage claim. As they walked toward the greeting area, numerous Muggles were being met by their families. Harry panicked, not seeing his godfather, until Hermione nudged him pointing towards a sign, which Harry realized read Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger in Sirius's messy scrawl. The Trio reached the sign, and the person behind the sign lowered it. An unrecognizable man grinned at them.
“Hello you three,” he said smiling.
“Sirius?” Harry asked.