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Summary: In honor of Dogbertcarroll's 'Flickering Lights', a bunch of mostly Xander centered one-shots.

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Multiple Crossings > GeneralCrazyDanFR186770,02439884538,17216 Feb 1217 Jun 14No

Holy mega crossover batman!

AN: This is a continuation of my Warehouse 13 crossover with a whole bunch of other stuff thrown in. This one is for Michaelsuave since he asked for something to poke his muse.

Disclaimer: I own none of these wonderful characters and don't work for ABC, TNT, SyFy, Top Cow, Disney, Or the late great Stephen J. Cannell.

If anyone wants to possibly expand or take over this idea on their own, feel free.



Warehouse 13.....

“Let's see.... a touch of Houdini's Wallet, a fragment of the Stone holding the Sword and just a little bit of both sides of the scales of justice....” Xander said as he carefully put the shavings from each of the various artifacts into the mason jar holding something he called 'mimetic mercury'.

“What are you doing?” Claudia Donovan demanded as she found Xander after doing a thorough search of the security systems. He'd managed to fool most of them save for the weight sensors on the shelves she'd installed recently.

“Shh.... not while I'm pouring.” Xander said with a grin as he poured the liquid metal concoction into the mold he'd already set out

“Wait... you didn't add anything from Urkel's glasses to that did you?” Claudia asked as she watched the eye-patched man take out a softly glowing orange gem from his pocket and toss it into the mold before he closed the lid on the whole case and shook it rapidly.

“Nah. I'm not that stupid.” Xander grinned as the case suddenly flashed a bright gold and he set it down.

“What is it?” Claudia asked as she tried to peek over his shoulder.

“Something for a friend of mine in New York.” Xander said with a smile as he opened the case.

“Wait... this was a gauntlet mold. What's a bracelet doing in there?” Claudia asked as Xander held up the new artifact to inspect it.

“If you don't know, I won't tell you Research Girl.” Xander grinned before whispering something to the bracelet causing it to crumble to dust in his hand and the powder to drift rather quickly in an eastward direction.

“Wait... it's going to New York, like right now?” Claudia said. “Are we going to have to hunt this one down?”

“Nah. I already sent an instruction manual.” Xander told her. “Trust me, this is one artifact that needs to be in the world.”

“The Regents might not like that.” Claudia muttered.

“The Regents have no say over Makers.” Xander countered as he suddenly seemed to have an aura of authority as he stared at the young Warehouse Agent. “Trust me, they wouldn't like me when I'm angry.” He ground out as a soft blue light came out from under the edges of his eye-patch.

“What is that?” Claudia said as she grabbed for the man's eye-patch.

“That, is one of my first artifacts.” Xander said as he batter her hand away. “Something a man once said to me gave me the idea.”

“What is it?” Claudia asked.

“Something useful.” Xander told her. “It lets me identify artifacts much easier than the way I did before.”

“How did you do it before?” Claudia asked.

“By licking them.” Xander grinned.

“Ew....” Claudia said with a scrunched up face. “Seriously, where did the artifact go?”

“Not telling.” Xander told her.



12th Precinct New York City....

“Beckett.... you got a package.” Esposito said as he tossed a boxed wrapped in brown paper to her.

“Huh.” Castle said with a grin. “You've got mail.”

“I do.” Kate agreed. “This already go through inspection?”

“Of course.” Esposito said with a nod.

“Good.” Kate said before pulling a knife from her pocket and cutting open the package with casual ease. “Huh.” she said before grinning.

“What is it?” Castle asked. “Something from an informant? Something secret?”

“No.” Kate said with a shake of her head as she took out a small photo from the box before putting on the jeweled bracelet that was inside the box on her right wrist.

“Jewelry?” Castle asked with a raised brow as he snatched the photo off her desk. “From a pirate?”

“He's no pirate.” Kate said as she rolled her eyes. “He's someone I met a while back before you barged into my life. I met him at a bar.”

“Was the eye-patch a pick-up line?” Castle asked.

“No.” Kate said with a shake of her head. “Though it was International Talk Like A Pirate Day.” She said as she paused in thought. “Huh.”

“Beckett, you're bleeding.” Esposito said as he grabbed Kate's wrist. “This thing cut you?”

“I don't think so.” Kate said as she took the bracelet off and looked at her wrist. There weren't any cuts. “Weird.”

“Rigged prop?” Castle asked as he started to frown a little.

“No.” Kate said. “I don't think so.” She grabbed some tissue from her desk and wiped off both her wrist and the bracelet before putting it back on. “No blood. Strange.”

“Strange usually happen around this guy?” Castle asked

“That would be a definite yeah.” Kate said with a nod and a small grin before she received a text from the dispatcher. “We've got a case over in Central Park. Let's go.”

“I swear I know that bracelet from somewhere.” Castle said as he stared at the piece of jewelry on Kate's wrist. For the briefest moment he could have sworn he saw the red stone glow a little.

“Admire later Castle, we've got a homicide to solve.” Beckett told him.

Castle nodded and followed Kate and the others out of the squad room.



Later..... at Kate's apartment....

“What.... was that?” Epsosito demanded as he pointed at Beckett. “That thing.... it turned into... I don't know what that was.”

“I do.” Castle said as he poured himself a drink from Kate's stash. “It's the Witchblade. But that's not real.”

“It is now.” Kate said as she stared at the jeweled bracelet on her wrist. It shifted into a gauntlet with a wicked looking dagger coming from the knuckles and then back into the bracelet with a thought.

“Beckett.....” Ryan said as he looked through the mail Kate had dumped on the counter. “You've got another package.” He said before holding up another plain brown paper wrapped package up. “Same handwriting.”

“Xander.” Kate muttered. “What the hell have you gotten me into now?”

“A life of adventure and excitement.” Castle said as he opened the package and read the introduction. “Congratulations Witchblade bearer. You know... this might actually explain why I received the costume from 'Greatest American Hero' the other day. I thought it was joke, but then again, I haven't taken the time to try it on or read the manual that came with it yet.”

“You guys get anything in the mail lately?” Kate asked Esposito and Ryan.

“Not really.” Ryan said while Esposito shook his head.

“Well... that's some measure of comfort.” Kate said with a nod. “Not a word of this to anyone.”

“Of course.” Esposito said. “I remember the show when it was on TNT. You were already handling the weird cases before. This means they might get weirder.”

“How weird are we talking here?” Ryan asked.

“The lead singer of the Who in drag weird.” Castle said as he got a far off look in his eye before shuddering a little. “I'm going to head home. I've got a book I need to read.”

“And I have one myself.” Kate nodded. “See you guys tomorrow. I have a feeling it's going to be a weird one.”

The guys nodded and had to escort Castle out of the apartment as he was humming the theme song to 'Greatest American Hero'.

“As if my life can't get any weirder.” Kate muttered.

“I wouldn't be so sure about that sweetie.” A voice said softly from the kitchen.

“Mom?” Kate gasped as she turned around.


TBC......?
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