I don't own BtVS, Andromeda, Stargate, Star Wars or any other property mentioned herein.
though this is technically part of my rebirth series, it won't really be cannon. this is meant to be an aside, it won't affect the main story.
you don't need to know the story of rebirth to get into this. this is really just a teaser, I wanted to see what reactions i would get before writing more. if you like this please review to get more, thanks.
Xander walks through the costume shop. His gaze passes over a half dozen costumes he dismisses out of hand. But then his gaze settles on a plastic replica of something familiar. Picking out the long cylindrical object. He can't help but grin. This has possibilities, he thinks.
He is holding a force-lance.
Xander makes his way to the register and pays the odd man who seems to own the store. He makes his way over to Willow and Buffy.
He doesn't know that his decision will change the fate of his reality. In every reality in which Xander Harris and the rest of the Scoobies exist there is some version of the events of that fateful Halloween, but this one will be different. Xander doesn't realize that his use of a force-lance in combination with the military fatigues he would wear that night, wouldn't simply connect him to a Commonwealth officer. He doesn't realize that he is about to become an escaped prisoner, a warrior.
The first thing he realizes is that he isn't wearing his uniform. It is a minor shock to look down and see old fatigues rather than the armored flight suit, which had become like a second skin over the past years. The second thing he realizes is that he should be waking in bed next to Thena, not fighting off unknown, but familiar hostiles with his force-lance; the same force-lance he'd lost fighting on a trade guild ship twenty years ago.
That's when first officer Alexander Harris, of the Flame of Athena finally takes in the town around him. He's in Sunnydale, he's home.
Willow stumbles into the street. Whatever had just happened had seriously shaken her up. Casting about she spots Xander. He has an odd look on his face. Shrugging off the thought she rushes to him. Reaching out to touch his arm, Willow finds her arm passing through her.
"Oh my god" she says. Xander barely seems to notice.
"Yeah, I'm Willow, you’re Xander."
"Haven't been that Xander for a looong time. God, it's good to see you Wills," he says with emotion. Xander tries to hug her before remembering he can't at the moment. A shriek sounds in the night. Both Xander and Willow turn and see Buffy being chased by several short monsters. Without hesitation Xander draws his force-lance and fires. Willow isn't sure weather she's more surprised by the weapon working or Xanders reactions. His rapid fire quickly scatters the transformed children, though it also seems to send Buffy deeper into hysterics