SEE WHAT YOU STARTED?
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Xander and Faith make another stop on the whirlwind tour of the multiverse and see some more familiar faces. Thanks to Storyseeker for his help in reviewing this. As usual, if you have any comments or preferences, please don’t be shy. RandR. .
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“It’s been a pleasure actually meeting you two,” Xander smiled ignoring the discomfiture of the two ‘locals’. Faith rolled her eyes and gave them an apologetic look.
“Yeah,” the man said. “That’s still weirder than the portal behind you.”
Xander glanced at the hole in the air that was their transport to wherever their unknown, and heartily detested, tour guide decided to dump them next. “Yeah,” he said, a bit sheepishly. “Sorry about that. I didn’t actually intend you to find out about the TV show. Things just got a bit, uh…, out of hand.”
The two locals shared a look full of subtext that long viewing of the pair had almost allowed Xander to read, and the man gave a slight shudder. “We noticed. Well, no harm done. Good luck to you both. I hope that takes you home.” He nodded at the portal. His partner nodded.
“Good luck. It’s been interesting.”
The two travelers turned toward the portal and started forward. “You know, Faith, she had a point. Not everything we run into is magic and demons.”
“Nah, just most of it,” she answered, not glancing back at their long-suffering hosts of the past week.
“Still, it wouldn’t do us any harm not to jump to conclusions. There have been cases that didn’t involve magic, demons, or monsters.”
“So…We should be more skeptical?”
Xander shrugged. “Yeah.”
Faith gave a light slap to the back of his head as they approached the portal. “Don’t Scully me, Xander.”
The portal faded out of existence after they had passed through. The redheaded woman reached up gave her partner a somewhat harder slap to the side of the head. He jumped and looked at her annoyed expression in confusion. “What was that for?”
“See what you started?”