I promised a crossover of this type once and I've finally got some idea of where I'm going with this one. I do hope all you Xander-philes will enjoy this crazy and obviously drug influenced crossover. (Not really, I don't need no drugs to cook up something like this. MWAHAHAHAH!)
Set at the end of Season Five for BtVS. Set after My Little Pony (AKA Rescue from Midnight Castle).Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. Joss and co. own all things Buffy while they almighty Hasbro owns anything and everything My Little Pony. This is a work of fan-fiction not for profit and totally free, so please don't sue this wierd male fan who yes likes MLP.
It was the year 2009 and Alexander Harris had emerged from Africa a changed man. His friends couldn’t stand him anymore, they hated his guts, they hated everything about him.
It was the year 2009 and Alexander Harris had emerged from Africa a broken man. His friends tried to help heal his scars, but it wasn’t so easy. It was next to impossible.
It was the year 2009 and Alexander Harris had died in Africa. His friends attended a very elegant and heart wrenching funeral put on by ‘his’ girls. The Slayers he’d helped to save.
It was the year 2009 and Alexander Harris had disappeared in Africa. His friends tried everything to find him, but nothing seemed to work. Not even a locator spell.
It was the year 2009 and Alexander Harris had emerged from Africa a new woman. A shaman tricked him into casting a certain spell changing him from male to female with all the girly bits. He was currently dating his best friend Willow and Kennedy who were interested in pursuing a threesome.
It was the year 2009 and Alexandra Harris had emerged from Africa a changed woman.
It was the year 2009 and Alexander Harris began to note a very unusual pattern here.
It was the year 2009.
It was the year 2009.
It was the year…
“I am detecting somewhat of a problem dear brother.” The female power dispelled her viewing globe.
“Indeed. Alexander Harris continues to go to this Africa continent in numerous realities. Why precisely is he so eager to embrace the wilds?” her male sibling wondered.
“I suspect it has everything to do with the Alpha.” She glared at the image of the Hyena Spirit visible within Xander’s aura.
“Ah.” Her brother nodded sagely.
“We could rectify this development. Change the fortune of our own Alexander Harris to suit a higher calling.” She smiled softly as she turned to regard her brother with a cunning gaze.
“He’s been turned into a Ninja, captured by Cobra, targeted by Unicron, in two separate realities I might add. Transformed into a pack hunting humanoid mutation, forcibly married to a Jedi girl, forcibly married to two Super Villainesses, discovered he’s the grandson of Discord, need I go on?” her brother pointed out with a shake of his head.
“True, but there’s still so much more we can do with our little Xander.” She giggled at the thought of more fun and greater opportunities to toy with Alexander Harris.
“Very well.” He sighed – his body shifting from nothingness to existence becoming a shimmering sea of stars. “What do you want to try this time?” he asked her.
“I’ve always had a soft spot for the… unique settings we’ve managed to pull off in the past,” she informed.
“I see, ah yes, I see indeed. Very well… then he shall be sent from the Earth to the Stars.” Her brother prepared to enact the plan.
“No! Not them, not yet. I was thinking, more down to Earth.” She giggled. “More cute and cuddly, or rather playful?”
“Oh very well, I do so despise your taste in girly stuff,” he admitted.
His sister laughed as she too shimmered into a sea of stars and she cast out a wave of her hand.
It was the year 2001 and Alexander Harris is watching Buffy prepare to sacrifice herself to save the world, again. He can’t let her do it, he just can’t. Charging towards the ladder despite Anya’s shouts for him to stop he begins to run up the tower knowing instinctively he’ll be too late. In the blink of an eye he suddenly finds himself standing in front of Buffy who was just turning to run off the edge.
“Xander, how did you?” she asked.
“Damned if I know,” he replied with a lopsided grin. “So, what’s the deal here? Just going to shuffle off this mortal coil without even saying goodbye?” he demanded choking back tears.
“It’s not like that! See I figured it out. Death is my gift,” Buffy explained as though talking about some holy thing.
Dawn reached out for her grabbing her shoulder. “No! You’re just selfish,” she snapped. “You can’t live without mom, so you’re going to leave me to go be with her.”
“That’s not it!” Buffy argued.
“Yeah, well either way I can’t let you jump off this tower, Buffy.” Xander shook his head.
“Xander,” Buffy started to say only for her friend to grab her by the shoulders and force her to look into his eyes.
“Damn you, I didn’t bring you back after the Master drowned you just to let you throw your life away,” he hissed tears of anger and grief mixing on his face.
“But the portal.” Buffy knew she could have broken from his grip easily, but if she did she might send him tumbling off the edge.
“That thing?” Xander asked indicating the glowing vortex of doom hovering fifty feet down. “That’s nothing, Buffy, there’s a simpler solution, you just have to stop and think.”
“Only when the blood stops flowing will it close,” Buffy snapped. “I’m not killing Dawn.”
“Oh come on, Buffy, what is it with you and killing everything?” Xander demanded rolling his eyes. “Maybe all you really need to do is this.” And with that Xander tore off a few strips of his shirt and made a few bandages for Dawn who was having trouble standing because of the injury in her stomach. Buffy started to shake her head in denial when strangely enough the wind died down. “See,” Xander told his friend with a chuckle.
“It can’t be that simple,” Buffy argued. Of course she was right, in a blinding flash of intense light the portal seemed to expand. She and Dawn fell backwards onto the tower, of Xander there was no sign – and then the portal imploded. “What happened to Xander?” Buffy demanded in a panic rushing to the edge. It was then that she noticed the edge of the platform seemed to have been blasted off by a lightning strike or something. “Oh God no!”
“Xander?” Dawn asked inching over to her sister and staring down.
“We have to get down there!” Buffy cried rushing Dawn to her feet and forcing her to the stairs.
“Where’s my boyfriend!” Anya demanded bluntly once Buffy reached the bottom.
“He,” Buffy tried to reply but she couldn’t get the words out.
“Oh dear lord,” Giles exclaimed turning quickly to where the fallen piece of metal from the tower had landed.
“But…” Willow trailed off numbly.
Tara squeezed her hand.
“No body,” Dawn said pointing out the obvious. “Buffy why isn’t there a body? What happened to Xander?”
“I, I don’t know, Dawnie,” Buffy replied shivering despite the summer heat. “I just don’t know.”
Voices whispered all around the edges of his consciousness – Xander didn’t want to wake up – he knew if he woke up he wasn’t going to like what he saw. That being said he was forced to wake up when something nuzzled against his chest.
“His heart is beating anyway,” the voice said. It sounded like a woman or maybe a girl – it was hard to make out due to the odd variation of the pitch.
“What do we do, Firefly?” another female voice asked.
“How should I know, Applejack?”
Xander slowly began to open his eyes and let out a tiny moan the sun nearly blinded him so he brought his hand up to shield it. What he saw caused his mind to wake up. His hand was a little smaller than it should be. “What the?” He sat up fast ignoring the people beside him and looked down. His clothes were a few sizes smaller than he remembered. In fact – he was a few sizes smaller too – it was almost as if he were. “I’m twelve years old,” he blurted.
“Well of course you are silly,” one of the people said and a colorful looking horse stuck her head into his frame of vision, “how did you get here?” she demanded suspiciously.
“Firefly, that is not nice,” another horse said.
Xander gaped at the two talking horses – actually they looked more like ponies they were that short. The more aggressive of the two was a bright pink color with blue hair for her mane and tail, she had wings on her back and was actually hovering a few inches off the ground.
Xander noticed two little lightning bolt symbols on her flank. The other pony was a shade of orange that made his Hawaiian shirts look tame by comparison with blonde hair in her mane and tail and little apples on her flank.
“Are you ok?” she asked.
“Talking ponies,” Xander said his tongue reacting without his brain’s approval.
“Boys,” Firefly said shaking her tail out and turning to eye Applejack. “Megan is right, they can be a pain.”
“Oh hush, it’s not everyday he meets talking ponies,” Applejack defended.
“Yeah well, I still want to know how he got here. I know Medley wouldn’t have brought him here without telling anybody.”
“Time out, how can you talk?” Xander asked.
“We just do alright?” Firefly replied with a huff.
“Uh, alright,” Xander said and he blinked. “The last thing I remember I was standing on this rickety tower and a huge portal was underneath me. I think it was closing, but then… I have no idea how I got here or where here even is.”
“This is Dream Valley,” Applejack replied with a giggle.
“Humans don’t typically live in Dream Valley,” Firefly added with a shake of her mane. “Come on – we can take you to Dream Castle. We can figure out how you got here there.”
“Take me to Dream Castle?” Xander repeated. “Ok, sure I guess, I don’t have anything better to suggest.”
“Applejack! Firefly!” a new voice started shouting in a panic.
Both ponies glanced up and Xander followed their lead in some surprise, what he saw was something he hadn’t been expecting. A short baby dragon with stubby legs came rushing over the grassy meadow. He was breathing hard, and he was pink.
“A pink dragon?” he muttered to himself.
“Spike, what’s wrong?”
“Spike?” Xander repeated staring at the dragon and picturing him wearing a certain leather coat. He started to laugh it was just too funny for words.
“Where’d you find the human?” Spike asked.
“In the grass,” Applejack replied sincerely.
“Oh… right! Mr. Moochick sent a message to Dream Castle. Something really, really bad is happening and he needs us to go somewhere,” Spike explained.
“Something really, really bad?” Applejack repeated nervously.
“Where do we need to go?” Firefly asked eagerly.
“Megan’s farm,” Spike answered.
“Megan’s farm!?” Firefly and Applejack both shared concerned looks.
“Megan’s farm is in the human world?” Applejack reminded.
“Yeah, only the Pegasus Ponies can get there,” Firefly said.
“Mr. Moochick said he has a way to get there, but we have to go now. Come on you two hurry up! The others are already gathering – Megan’s in trouble and we gotta help!” Spike exclaimed turning and starting to dash off.
“I guess we have to go then,” Applejack said. “Should we take him?”
“Sure why not? Maybe Megan will know how he got here,” Firefly said with a shrug.
“Uh, I do have a name you know, Firefly,” Xander said. “It’s Xander.”
“Xander?” Firefly repeated. “Funny name for a weird boy.”
“That’s not nice,” Applejack said.
“No time to waste… Megan’s in trouble, hop on, Xander, we’ve got to go fast,” Firefly said landing next to Xander and indicating her back.
Xander stared at her uncomfortably. “You want me to ride you?”
“Well it’s either me or Applejack here,” Firefly said with a whiny.
“Ok, but I’m not sure about this,” Xander muttered as he climbed up onto Firefly’s back, “I’ve never ridden a horse before let alone bareback.”
“Aw it’s easy,” Firefly bragged, “just hold on tight cause we’re goin’ to be really flyin’.”
“Flying!” Firefly took off with Applejack racing after them on the ground below. Xander let out a silent scream and snapped his eyes tightly shut. “How do I get into these things?”
“Toughen up, Xander,” Firefly said rolling her eyes.
“Easy for you to say, you’re used to flying!” Xander shot back nervously eyeing the ground far below them.
“Stop being a baby,” Firefly scolded. “Honestly you’re worse than Megan was when I got her to help us out,” she added with a snort.
Xander didn’t bother to respond to the bait. All he thought to himself was that he really hoped he didn’t have to ride Firefly everywhere because flying on a pony that was barely large enough to support him comfortably wasn’t his idea of fun. “The others are never going to believe this,” he muttered beginning to worry about his friends. And more importantly the very real gap in his memories concerning what had been going on in his life before waking up in Dream Valley.
My Little Pony, My Little Pony. Isn't the world a lovely place?My Little Pony, My Little Pony. Everywhere you go, a smiling face.Running and skipping; merrily tripping watching the morning unfoldMy Little Pony, My Little Pony. What does the future hold?No sign of trouble in sightMy Little Pony, My Little Pony. May all your days be bright.May all your days be bright.
Arriving at the Mushromp – Firefly landed quickly and galloped a few feet before coming to a complete stop and allowing Xander to climb off her back. Applejack had galloped the entire way and managed to reach their destination a few minutes earlier.
Shaking her mane – Firefly shot a look at the human boy. “You were holding on too tight,” she complained.
The boy glowered at her. “Excuse me, Firefly, it’s my first time riding an enchanted pony,” he shot back in an aggravated tone.
“Stop arguing, Megan’s in real trouble,” Applejack interrupted flicking her tail and marching up to the large home of the Moochick.
“Yeah, yeah, don’t worry, Applejack,” Firefly said. “After handling Tirac and his Rainbow of Darkness anything in the human world should be a piece of cake.”
Xander was still a white knight – even if he didn’t know when he’d developed the complex precisely. Going to help these ponies and this Megan person in the human world was just something that seemed natural to him. But still – running into a group of enchanted talking ponies all the colors of the rainbow took some getting used to. Especially when he followed Firefly and Applejack into the hut – which suspiciously looked like a very large mushroom – and was greeted by a large group of ponies.
“Who’s he?” the blue pony with pink hair asked curiously.
Firefly shrugged. “Some boy Applejack met,” she stated indifferently.
“My name is Xander Harris,” Xander said frustratedly.
“Harris?” a yellow pony with blue hair repeated curiously. “That’s Megan’s last name.”
“You never mentioned that to us before!” Firefly accused. “What are you related to Megan then?” she wondered.
“I don’t know… Maybe, I’ve got a lot of relatives out there I’ve never even met before,” Xander replied with a shrug. “Now that I’ve introduced myself. Maybe you could, uh, introduce yourselves?” he suggested eyeing all of the ponies and noticing that some of them looked like little unicorns, but there was only one other pegasus aside from Firefly. A green one with green hair.
“I’m Bow-Tie,” the blue pony with the pink hair introduced with a friendly smile.
“My name’s Bubbles,” the yellow one with blue hair said.
“Cotton Candy,” a pink pony with pink hair said softly.
“Moondancer,” a white unicorn with dark red hair greeted flicking her tail.
“Twilight,” the pink unicorn with white and dark purple hair said.
“You can call me Medley,” the green pegasus greeted eyeing Firefly pointedly.
“You already met me,” Spike chimed in with a broad smile. The little pink dragon pushed a younger looking lavender pony forward. “This is Ember,” he said.
The last of the unicorns pushed past her peers – she had dark purple and blue hair and a comet symbol on her flank. “I’m Glory,” she stated matter of factly. “It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
Xander reacted very strangely to the name Glory – he took three steps back from the pony and his face literally turned white. “Oh no,” he blurted.
“What’s wrong?” Firefly asked.
“I don’t know!” Xander admitted. “But Glory is a name that instinctively fills me with fear,” he blurted. No sense telling them the real reason why he was jumpy, it had no real bearing and he was probably just being paranoid… How could Glory have survived and gotten here before him to take on the guise of a talking pony?
Glory frowned and backed away from the human. She turned away. “I’m sorry,” she muttered almost wanting to take off. A white pony with rainbow hair moved to stop her.
“It’s ok, Glory, don’t let him upset you,” she said.
“Uh, I didn’t mean anything by it,” Xander said trying to undo whatever it was he’d done.
“It’s nothing personal, Xander,” the rainbow haired pony said. “Glory is just naturally cheerful and empathetic to other’s emotions, she tends to feel bad when someone isn’t happy or at ease,” she explained.
“What’s your name?” Xander asked trying not to make a big fuss out of what had just happened.
“Oh it’s…” the pony started to say only to be interrupted by a loud crash from inside the closet.
A rabbit dressed in overalls came running out followed by a gnome – if Xander had to guess at what kind of creature it was.
“I can’t seem to find that thing,” the gnome complained. “I know I had it here yesterday. A way to get all you ponies to Megan’s ranch so you could help her, I had to have put it somewhere…. It just couldn’t have got up and walked away,” the gnome stated. His gaze finally noticed Xander standing amongst the ponies. “Oh there it is!” he announced with a broad smile.
Xander glanced behind him at the large shelf – thinking maybe something there had been what caught the attention of the gnome. “I don’t see anything special,” he said.
“Not there, my boy, around your neck!” the gnome explained hopping up onto a stool and holding up a small greenish silver chain.
Xander stared at the odd piece of jewelry that he hadn’t even known was there. “How did that get there?”
“That must be how he got here,” Applejack said positively.
“Oh of course, I must have given it to Megan and she gave it to you,” the gnome said as though that explanation was the only possible one.
“I’ve never seen this before in my life!” Xander declared holding up the piece of jewelry. It was a small green and silver pendant in the shape of a lock and key.
“Fine, fine, whatever you say, my boy,” the gnome dismissed hopping down from the stool. “Now if you’re going to activate it you’ll need… uh… you’ll need… oh dear I had it a moment ago.”
The rabbit tapped the gnome’s shoulder.
“Yes, yes, what is it?”
The rabbit held up a small rainbow hued key which was glowing.
“Oh of course! Thank you, Habbit,” the gnome said taking the key. “Now you’ll have to place this in the lock and turn it a quarter to the left, no further or you’ll risk winding up who knows where!” he warned.
Xander – being the only one with fingers – took the key and eyed it warily. “This is supposed to get us to my possible cousin Megan’s farm?” he asked skeptically.
“Quite right, my boy,” the gnome replied. “Now you haven’t got much time, this method of travel will only allow you and the ponies to reach the human world for exactly five hours. After that if you haven’t returned to Dream Valley you’ll have to wait seven days for the window of opportunity to arise again,” he informed ushering Xander hastily outside of the hut.
“Five hours!” Firefly blurted.
“What are you worrying about, Firefly?” Twilight asked. “You and Medley can just fly back to Dream Valley, the rest of us can’t,” she reminded.
“Well! Come on, Xander, open up that doorway and let’s get going!” Firefly ordered nudging into Xander’s side with her muzzle.
“Alright, alright! Yeesh. Can’t you just be patient?” he asked in a slightly nervous tone. “Now that’s a quarter to the left,” he muttered to himself taking the key and inserting it into the lock shape of the pendant.
“Oh!” the gnome blurted just as Xander turned the key. “I almost forgot,” he said digging into his pocket. “You’ll need this key to get home,” he finished revealing a second key.
“Wait? What?” Xander shouted over the sudden hurricane force gale that had sprung up.
“Here! Catch it, lad!” the gnome shouted tossing the other key at Xander.
“I got it, I got it!” Spike cried trying to be helpful. The little pink dragon caught the key and rushed towards the ponies to give it to them when in a brilliant flash all of them just vanished. “Uh-oh,” Spike said looking down at the key still in his hand.
“Oh dear, now I wish I’d remembered about that before I let them leave,” the Moochick said with a shake of his head.
“How are the Ponies going to get home now, Mr. Moochick?” Spike asked nervously.
“That’s a very good question,” the Moochick remarked stroking his beard thoughtfully. “Aren’t there more Pegasus Ponies at Dream Castle? Surely one of them could fly the key to Megan’s ranch,” he suggested.
Spike frowned. “I haven’t seen any other Ponies at the castle… But there have to be others,” he mused. “Maybe they live somewhere else in Dream Valley.” Spike wrapped the key’s chain around his neck. “Guess I gotta find another Pony in order to help save my friends,” he stated determinedly. “Wish me luck, Mr. Moochick,” he called over his shoulder.
“Good luck,” the Moochick said waving at Spike as the baby dragon took off.
Megan was very upset. Her parents were really sick, but it wasn’t any ordinary kind of sickness – something strange had happened to them while they were out working on the ranch and now they were suffering.
Megan was doing her best to put on a brave face for her siblings, but it wasn’t easy when she didn’t know how to help her parents. Even the doctor couldn’t tell what was wrong – he’d tried to take them to the hospital, but as soon as they set one foot off the ranch property they began to suffer even more. Something on this ranch was preventing the symptoms from worsening.
Clutching the small heart shaped pendant around her neck Megan had a suspicion as to what that was.
“Megan, are mommy and daddy going to get better?” Molly asked as she entered the kitchen where Megan was currently preparing a lunch for them.
“I don’t know, Molly. I hope so,” she replied.
“Megan, Molly! You’d better get out here!” Danny shouted from the front yard.
Afraid that something bad was happening Megan rushed out the front door and stopped short causing Molly to tumble backwards onto her backside. A glowing green portal had appeared in the driveway – spotting Danny slowly drawing up to the portal Megan rushed after her brother and snatched him away from the strange phenomena.
“Don’t touch that!” she shouted.
“Hey!” Danny cried frustratedly. “Come on, Megan, it’s cool!”
“You could get hurt,” Megan scolded.
With a brilliant flash the portal burst open depositing an assortment of brightly colored ponies and one pre-teen misplaced Scooby. Landing with a crash Firefly let out a groan.
“Wow! That could have gone so much worse,” the boy with the dark hair remarked rubbing at his temple. “Would you mind, Bow-Tie, moving your hoof from my eye?” he requested politely.
“Sorry,” Bow-Tie apologized pulling her leg out of Xander’s vision.
“Holy cow! That horse talked,” Danny blurted.
Giggling with delight Molly rushed up to Ember. “They’re so cute!” she exclaimed. “And not scary neither,” she added reaching out to touch Ember’s mane.
“Alex?” Megan blurted as Xander climbed to his feet for the first time and she got a real good look at him. “Alex Harris?!” she added loudly.
“Uh, do I know you?” Xander asked nervously.
“Of course you do silly, it’s me! Your cousin Megan. I thought you and Aunt Jessica moved to England when Uncle Tony died in that car accident?” she said curiously. “How’d you get to Dream Valley and the Ponies?”
“I haven’t the foggiest,” Xander replied deciding to play it by ear. “But this little gnome guy said there was trouble here and you needed our help,” he elaborated.
“Yeah!” Firefly said dashing into Megan’s personal space. “What’s wrong, Megan? Where’s the trouble?”
Megan’s face fell slightly. “Mister Moochick was right, you’d better come inside.” She turned to go back into the house.
“Wait a minute!” Danny said frustrated at his sister. “How do you know all these weird looking ponies?” he demanded. “And where did they come from?”
“Yeah, Megan, where did they come from? And can we keep them?” Molly asked softly.
Megan sighed. “I’ll explain everything later, right now we’ve got to show them mom and dad,” she said urgently.
“Your parents?” Xander stated an unfamiliar expression on his face. “What’s wrong with them?”
“Nobody knows,” Megan admitted hurrying them into the house. “The doctor can’t find a single reason for what happened… They just got sick and collapsed, they look terrible, Xander.”
“Sick, but how can we help with a sickness?” Applejack wondered confused.
“Maybe it’s not the kind of sickness humans can fix,” Twilight suggested.
“You mean… a magical sickness?” Bow-Tie asked with a sharp intake of breath.
“I think Twilight is right,” Megan admitted. “When the doctor tried to take them to the hospital the sickness got worse, but when he brought them back they got a little better again, I think it’s because of the rainbow Mister Moochick gave me,” Megan said holding up her locket.
“Oh is that what he’s called?” Xander asked.
“Weren’t you paying attention, Xander?” Firefly demanded with a snort.
“Well excuse me! That little dragon only said his name twice and I was kind of still getting over waking up to meeting talking ponies!” he stated sarcastically.
“Where is Spike?” Ember asked.
“Spike,” Xander said again with a chuckle.
“What’s so funny about Spike?” Ember demanded angrily. “He’s my best friend.”
“Sorry, I just know a Spike…” Xander explained trailing off when they finally reached Mister and Missus Harris’ bedroom. Everybody gasped when they saw the two adults lying in bed. They were covered in a strange grey pallor and didn’t look too good, almost as though they were fading away.
“Oh wow!” Firefly blurted marching up to the bedside of Missus Harris. “You weren’t kidding, Megan,” she stated.
“How are we supposed to help them?” Medley asked.
“Maybe we all need to be here for Megan to use the rainbow of light,” Bubbles suggested.
“Or maybe we’re the only ones that can go in search of whatever caused this,” Xander said sagely. “Since Megan can’t leave her parents side otherwise they’ll get worse,” he added.
The ponies all nodded agreeing with that insight.
Firefly turned to regarded her first human friend. “If we can help then we’ve gotta try,” she said. “And we will,” she promised. “After all you helped us when we were in trouble.”
“But where do we even start?” Medley asked.
“And what about that other key Mister Moochick forgot to give us?” Applejack added nervously. “We can’t go home without it.”
“I’m sure Spike will find a way to get it to us,” Ember said bravely.
“Well, we’ve got to eat something before we go off with your friends, Megan,” Danny reminded her sister.
“Oh no you don’t, Danny!” Megan argued. “Alex will go with them.” She crossed her arms over her chest signifying that she wasn’t about to budge on that.
“But they don’t know the area,” Danny protested.
“I wanna play with the ponies,” Molly chimed in.
Megan shook her head refusing to allow her younger siblings to go charging off with the ponies. “Whatever happened to mom and dad might happen to you too. I could never forgive myself if anything like that happened,” she stated.
Xander sighed. “I know how you feel, Megan, but Danny’s right. I don’t know my way around here and your friends definitely don’t know how to get anywhere in this world,” he stated.
“But…” Megan said trailing off as she bit her bottom lip.
“Why don’t we just take Danny?” Firefly volunteered. “Ember and some of the others could play with Molly in the backyard, just in case Spike get’s here while we’re still out,” she added.
“Alright, but you’d better make sure nothing bad happens to him, Alex,” Megan ordered her cousin.
Xander was starting to feel really frustrated that he didn’t even know this girl the way she seemed to know him. But then again if there was an Alexander Harris in this world and he really was their cousin he couldn’t exactly turn away from them… Family was family no matter what kind of wiggy Hellmouth thing had happened to send him from his dimension here. And de-aged him to boot.
Still, that didn’t mean he had to steal everything about the real Alexander Harris’ life. “Would you mind calling me Xander?” he requested. “I kind of prefer it these days,” he added.
“Oh sure!” Megan agreed with a smile. “Now promise,” she said giving her version of the resolve face – at least in Xander’s eyes.
“You got it, Megan, I promise that nothing bad will happen to Danny,” he said pulling the younger boy into a half-embrace. “I’ll treat him as if we were my own little brother.”
“That’s really encouraging,” Danny grumbled under his breath. “I don’t need a babysitter, I’m ten years old,” he complained.
“You’ll do as Xander says,” Megan snapped. “Now come on. Let’s all eat and then you and Xander and half the ponies can start trying to help cure mom and dad,” she stated ushering everyone out of the room.
In the silence of the room a dark and echoing laugh began to issue from the shadows. And two glowing red eyes appeared on the wall above Mister and Missus’ Harris’ heads.To Be ContinuedAuthor's Post-Note:
Please don't kill me for this... I hope you'll like it.