Hercules and associated characters are Greek and roman myths that were reinterpreted by Christian Williams into Hercules: The Legendary Journeys which had the Magic 'Rami Touch' added to it. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was created by Joss Whedon. This is a work of fan-fiction so sit back and enjoy the odd ride.
“Well that was different.” Buffy said as she and Willow got out of Oz's van after bailing him out of jail.
“Think he was telling the truth?” Willow asked worriedly. “
“They found him naked and asleep in the children's wing of the Sunnydale Public Library. During the daytime. The full moon is some time away.” Buffy said. “You never know what he and his bandmates get up to.”
“So Xander isn't really a god?” Willow asked.
“Pfft!” Buffy said. “Even if that was possible, not that I'm saying it is, it's just too improbable.”
“So, we wait for postcards.” Willow said.
“Yep. He'd better send them too.” Buffy said with a nod. “Or else we're going to be very cross with him when he gets back.”
“If he gets back.” Willow said worriedly.
“Don't worry Wills.” Buffy sighed. “He's going to be fine.”
“To quote one of Xander's favorite movies... 'Pshaw and monkeys might fly out of my butt.'” Willow said.
Both teens paused as they heard a screech they'd only heard a few times before at the local zoo.
“Nah.” Buffy said.
“Than why does my butt itch?” Willow asked fearfully.
“Let's... not go crazy here.” Buffy told her friend. “It's just a little itch right?”
“Yes.” Willow said. “But...”
“No butts.” Buffy said. “Let's just carefully walk back to my house.”
“Okay.” Willow said with a nod.
“Nicely done.” Xander said. “Subtle, but with a hint of terror.”
“I try.” The being next to him said.
“Teach me.” Xander pleaded.
The being laughed. “Oh young Godling... you've so much to learn.”
“I know. That's why I've reached out to another Pantheon.” Xander said. “I may be the new Strife and some stuff is coming naturally, but I could use some help. Please, Loki.”
“Okay, but you're going to be the dealer at my next Poker Night.” Loki said with a grin. “You also have to make sure Sun Wu Kong stays away from the liquor.”
“Deal.” Xander grinned.
“Good luck.” Loki said. “That tail of his really is prehensile.”
“Dammit.” Xander sighed.
“You really need to meet one of the latest ascended, Murphy.” Loki told his new acquaintance.
“He's real?” Xander asked wide-eyed.
“Yeah, but most of his power is focused on his own little world where he's the captain of an underwater laboratory.” Loki said.
“That's insane.” Xander said.
“Well, he kind of is.” Loki grinned. “Man the things he gets up to down there.”
“Like what?” Xander asked.
“Well, one time he got himself trapped underneath a soda machine. Then things got weird.” Loki said with a laugh.
Xander nodded. He could see how this Murphy guy could be entertaining.
Later at the table....
“And then I gave him peanuts!” Murphy said causing the rest of the table to laugh.
“Bad Monkey King.” Xander said as he whacked the Deity's tail as it was reaching for the bar.
“Dude, I just want a beer.” Sun Wu Kong said.
“Loki said no. House rules.” Xander shrugged.
“Spoilsport.” Sun Wu Kong muttered.
Xander shrugged. “Next time we play poker, you can drink. If it's at your place.”
“My wife doesn't let me drink.” The Monkey King said.
“Well there you go then.” Xander grinned.