Disclaimer: I do not own the characters used in or associated by Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This story is done without malice and without profit from it. It is simply for the enjoyment of the readers.
Xander had it. Another girl lost to too little protection, and he was going to do something about it. His current duties gave him a good idea of what to do, and with that he went straight to Giles office.
When he got there, he dumped a piece of paper on the desk. "Either I go back into the field, or we come up with a new way to do this."
Giles took the papers, gave it a look and sighed, "Xander, I know how you feel, but you are the best tactical person we have. Your place is here to tell the teams what to do."
Xander grunted then reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a sheef of paper. "In that case, I want this. We can afford it now, and I never want to tell another parent that their child is not coming back. It won't happen, but I can at least reduce the number of times I have to say that."
Giles took up this new pile of papers and after reading for a moment, adjusted his glasses and continued to read halfway through. "Are you sure this will reduce casulties?"
"Yes. Also given what happened with that bastard American general, if we go to the Royals, they can set us up as an official security organization, which means we can get more watchers and support personnel."
Giles coughed, "I can see that. Very well. I will approve the new uniforms, as you have them designed here, but I have to ask if you really want them to have guns."
"They're useful in the field, at least with some demons, and this way our people can be seen in public, in uniform, and cause less of a panic than young girls with swords, stakes, and battleaxes."
Giles thought about that, and agreed it would give an official cover for some, if not all, of their activities. "Very well, and I will talk to Willow and Andrew about creating a better situation room as you have outlined."
"Thanks G-man. I knew I could count on you." Xander said as he left the office. "I just need to head into town for a little while, I should be back in a few hours."
Giles frowned, "What are you going to do?"
Just before he closed the door, Xander stated, "I need a name change, and the name of the organization should be on the last page."
Giles went to the last page and read, "Shield? Well, I do guess we are a shield for humanity, so that is as good a name as any."