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Stark Tower, Rooftop.
"Thank you, Phil." Tony took one of Pepper's spare outfits and gave it to Sharon. "Maybe these fine ladies could help you change?" He looked at the Slayers, when Rona dipped her chin in agreement, "Excellent. I won't forget this. Your next vacation is on me. I have this place right on the beach in Monaco. You'll love it."
Blade groaned, "Great more fun in the freakin' sun."
"You shush. Don't listen to him. Thank you. We'd love to take you up on it, but can we stagger it for like three separate vacations, of two girls each?"
"Sure why not. Mind if I ask why?"
"It's Apocalypse season and we can't be undermanned. I need all my girls together for when the shit comes down."
"I keep hearing about this Apocalypse season. That can't be right. There's no way we're in danger of extinction so damn often."
"Don't worry about it. We're still here, ain't we? I let the big wigs like Xander and Willow worry about it." She shrugged, it wasn't her problem. Her jurisdiction was the New York state area and most of the crap came from the Big Apple itself. Hell even Aliens seemed to prefer to take a chunk out of the ol’ Apple.
"Seriously. Xander is a big wig?" Tony knew from what he'd seen that Xander had some serious pull behind him. You just don't tease someone like Nick Fury without something to back you up, but still, a big wig.
"He's an original Scooby. They don't get much bigger than that. C’mon, honey, let's get you changed. Are you even wearing anything under that coat...say, that looks like Xander's coat...he doing his knight thing again..." Rona and the girls took Sharon away for some privacy, she didn't want to let go of Steve, but Rona told her not to give out any shows for free.
Xander and Willow re-joined the party. Xander noticed that Julie was just about surgically attached to the Spiderman kid at this point. Looked like a shovel speech was in the kid's future. He sighed. 'When the hell did I become the parent?' he wanted to know.
"Julie, who's your friend?"
"Hi, Willow. This is Spidey. I'm trying to get him to join me when it my turn to go on vacation at Mr. Stark's Monaco retreat."
"Hi, Spidey..." Willow giggled as she shook the masked adventurer’s hand. She could see that he was struggling to get away from Julie's clutches. She giggled again silently. 'Good luck with that.' She took a good look at Spiderman and scanned his aura just to be sure. 'Oh. My. Goddess! Another Primal like Xander, only with Spiders. Wonder how that happened. There's none of the usual side effects. He still looks like he's the one in control. Maybe I can get Julie to bring him by for a closer look later...'
"Nice to meet you, ma’am." Spidey had been keeping an eye on this woman ever since she appeared. She was pinging off his Spidey-sense big time. She didn't feel like she was a danger to himself or anyone really, and she was friends with Xander, who was okay, and Julie who was, well he didn't know what Julie was at this point. Maybe he could introduce her to M.J. And just let the two of them hash it out. Anyway when she and Strange were in a stare down contest, he didn't think that Strange was the winner. Which was crazy, when you knew Strange. And he so knew Strange and wished to god he didn't sometimes. Then the Ancient One shows up and it looked like he was making nice with the red head. Very respectful from the body language he could read and then Xander goes over and he almost jumped when he pulled out that big assed black sword of his. Where was he keeping it anyway and where did he put it? Whatever. When he didn't attack right away he stopped himself, and clinging Julie would have made it difficult to intervene even if he did want to do something, but it looked like Xander was just showing them the sword, which was weird in itself and then they just took off. With friends, and maybe overprotective relatives, like these did he really want to hang out with Julie and her Models Combat Inc. friends?
His spider sense tingled as Willow shook his hand, but again it was like warning him of the potential danger and nothing immediate. It's like a mouse sleeping next to an elephant thing. It was the mouse's job to be careful, 'cause hello...Elephant!
He relaxed when she moved on and directed her attentions to someone else. He almost sighed in relief, but kept it in. There was still Julie and he didn't want to give her the wrong impression, now if he only knew which impression he wanted to give.
Again Xander was making like old buddies with gramps and Captain A. Xander didn't act like old people, what's up with that? "Hey, uh Julie..."
"Yes, Spidey?" By this time Julie was already planning the wedding, she just needed to check and see what was under the torn mask. What she saw was okay, brown hair, strong jaw and stuff, but a better picture wouldn't hurt.
"How old is Xander? I mean he acts like he looks and even younger. Heck he almost clowns around as much as me, but he also hangs around my gramps. Is he like some kind of immortal or something?"
"Nah. He's just Xander. What you see is what you get." She gave it a bit of thought and shrugged. He was Xander. All the girls looked up to him like a big brother, or even father figure to some of the younger girls. He was someone safe. They sought his approval and went away happy when they got it. 'Hey Spidey's a lot like Xander. Maybe I'm trying to get someone like him...nah! Spidey's way more fun. I can just feel it. No hang-ups whatsoever.'
Peter just couldn't let it go something wasn't right with this picture. It didn't make sense, but since it wasn't a danger or even a bad thing as far as he could see, all he could do was just keep an eye out. He hated dealing with these kinds of situations that looked like they could crossover into his private life. He just knew that Julie would make that crossover. There was just no shakin' the girl.
While Peter brooded, the rest of the heroes got on with the clean-up.
"Will this new Teseract provide the power needed to travel to Asgard?" Thor asked. He held Loki by the pink manacles. He frowned. "May I ask, lady Sam, why this color?"
"Don't look at me. It was a wedding anniversary gift from her." she pointed at Willow.
"You don't like it?" Willow became upset that they took the gag gift the wrong way. She did give several other gifts.
Thor raised an eye towards, "Lady Avatar?"
"It was for spicing things up. You know, in the bedroom."
Steve turned beat red, and Tony looked interested. JARVIS was taking notes.
"Hold it, buster. Who said you can take away my child?" Dawn challenged the Thunder God. "No one is taking my baby away. Do you understand?" she growled.
"How is it your baby? It's a cube." Tony asked.
"It was a cube, until the bitch raped me..."
"Dawn Marie Summers! That is quite enough! I know you don't like this, hell I don't like this...this crappy situation we're in, but that woman is your genetic daughter. You don't like her, I get that, but this hits too close to home. Have you ever thought about Buffy and what she went through? It looks like a Summers tradition, it's a crappy tradition I know, but don't take it out on her like that, she is still a child. Talk to her like the adult I know you are. I know Joyce raised you right. Why don't you take your cues from her? The girl is a Summers after all...Hey I just thought of something, does this mean that Buffy's a grandmother now?"
"BWAHAHAHAHA!" Faith fell on her ass laughing at the mental picture that just popped into her head. She could just imagine it. Xander doing the intro thing and Buffy denying it and shit and going like 'No, I'm too you young to be a Granny.'
"What's with her?" asked Natasha, her eyebrow nearly reaching her hairline.
"It's a chosen thing. Ignore it. We do." Xander went back to Dawn and tried to get her to see the positives and get past the negatives. It was crappy, but they've had to deal with crappy all their lives. This wouldn't be any different.
"Hey, X. Does that mean you're the father, or better yet the step-daddy. BWAHAHAHAHA!" Faith lost it again as all these thoughts just kept popping into her head. God she hadn't laughed liked this in like forever.
"Father..." Steve asked hesitantly.
"Yes, my son?" Xander was still Xander and the situation wasn't entirely lost on him. Why should Faith have all the fun?
"Say. Are you any relations to a Scott and Alex Summers?" Logan asked out of left field.
"What" The question caught Dawn by surprise. "Why do you want to know?"
"Slim's a team mate and he never seemed to have a family worth mentioning. Just wondering where you guys were when he was left at the orphanage. That is if you are related and stuff..."
"You mean they're alive? We were told they, the whole family died in the plane crash. You know where they are?"
"This just got complicated. You Summers always do complicated."
"Jimmy. I'd appreciate it if you could get word..."
"Yeah, sure, no problem, Harris. It's family..."
"Like you said, family," Xander agreed.
"That means that Carter is really a Summers and whatever's in there is one also. Man you Summers’ really do the weird in a big way don't you. First the Phoenix and now this. Gimme a minute to get in touch will you?" Logan pulls out a communicator and dialed home.
"Uh oh! My spider-sense is tingling."
"Then take something for it." a gruff voice told him. Logan went back to talking with Chuck. "Yeah Chuck. Tell them they've got relatives just as weird, if not weirder."
"I think he means his danger sense. You hear that?" Xander asked Logan.
"Gunfire. Sounds like a mad minute. I don't think it's over." was Logan's gruff reply.
"Shit! It's my fault. I should have realized that it wasn't over. An advanced civilization would have a backup. when the broadcast power shut down so abruptly, it must have thrown their systems into shock. The backups are bringing them back online so to speak. C'mon I'm getting reports from all over. It looks like the Fat Lady isn't singing just yet." Tony called for JARVIS to send another Mark VII. This one was the worse for wear.
While Stark was getting suited up the rest of the heroes got ready to rejoin the marine units on the ground.
"C'mon Wills. It looks like you get to stomp on some alien butt after all." Xander gave her a mad grin.
"How is that a good thing. Violence never solves anything."
Xander gave her a long look and she relented.
"Okay, okay. It solves some things. But not everything. Dawnie you want to do the honors?" Willow wiggled her fingers.
"Ooh this is so exciting. Stick with me Spidey. I'll keep you safe from the big bad aliens."
'That's nice, but who's going to keep me safe from her?'
Peter decided to just jump off the roof. These guys were taking too long to respond for his liking.
"No. We should stick together." Steve yelled trying to get the impulsive kids back, but he was ignored. He looked around and saw that the SHIELD unit was boarding the Transport, and the Slayers along with Sharon were going with them. 'Just great. No one listens. If this team ever takes off the ground, the first thing I'm pounding into their heads is teamwork and following the chain of command.'