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Finally Part V
As the future avengers broke up Xander finally had the opportunity he’d been waiting for. He saw Stark drag Bruce off to some lab and Steve Rogers went down a different corridor.
He signaled Bobbi to follow Captain America discreetly. And sent Faith after Tony Stark, to keep an eye out, and if what Bruce said was correct, to keep the Hulk from making an appearance they could ill afford at this time.
All these commands were transmitted via a type of slayer silent battle code developed by Xander himself. He discovered it by accident while in Africa. He found that he could better communicate with the new slayers when he stopped trying to use the translation books Andrew loaded him up with every time he went to the Dark Continent.
This code was something that worked for only the core Scoobies and slayers. No other watcher was able to fully grasp it. A simpler version had to be developed for when watchers that weren’t in Sunnydale at the time of the casting of Willow’s empowerment spell, had to work with the slayers in the field on mainly combat heavy missions.
Xander had insisted that all team members, both watchers and slayers go through a version of the Special Forces training programs, to keep the new council up to date with the rapidly changing nature of modern combat they frequently had to go up against. When you gave a Slayer body armor and modern weapons, she became a truly frightening creature of precision destruction. On her own or in teams trained for these new missions.
The new code when employed by a Scooby, like Xander or Dawn along with a Slayer team, it can be nearly undetectable. The only one to notice that something was odd in the meeting was the Black Widow, but that was to be expected. A super soldier as old as the Widow didn’t live as long as she did with development a truly frightening set of survival skills.
All it took for a message to be transmitted with this new code were body language facial expressions, which most new watcher could learn, and an under lying connection between the Slayers and the core Scooby members themselves.
Therefore during the meeting Xander was able to give his team their assignments, without a single word being said. That unfortunately had set off the Black Widows paranoia senses. She knew that ‘THEY’ were out to get her. She just didn’t know what the hell they were saying and it was driving her to distraction.
“Hey Nat. Wanna come with...” Faith asked the Natasha to tag along with the guys.
Natasha had no choice but to do that, if she was going to keep an eye on their two of their most important assets.
As the ladies strolled along Xander couldn't hep but look at two of the most beautiful and deadly views known to mankind.
Dawn slugged him, and it hurt. Over the years she had stronger and faster, almost a mini slayer in her own right. But it was her other skills that earned her the right to be on Xander's team.
Xander sighed, "I deserved that, didn't I. Don't hold back, tell me?"
"Dawn slugged him again and walked away. Xander hung his head in shame as he followed along like a whipped puppy.
Phil Coulson snorted. He wasn't buying the act. He stayed as far as he could from them, to give the impression of privacy, but he tagged along to keep them out of trouble. He knew trouble and Xander Harris spelled trouble with a capital 'T'.
SHIELD Gamma Lab
Faith walked in, Followed by Natasha. The boys were in the middle of one of their tiresome discussions. "Hi boys. Miss me?" she gave them her best come hither smile.
Surprisingly enough Bruce was the first one to react. He went to Faith and took a deep breath. "Oh God."
"You like?" Faith teased.
"Hey. What about me?" Tony was feeling left out. He turned to the other drop dead gorgeous creature in the room and stopped in his tracks. He was absolutely certain from the look the Widow gave him that if he took another step he was a dead man.
To be continued.
Short I know, but I was planing on adding a couple of more parts, but it's been a long day and it got worse when I found out that my uncle in West Virginia had passed away. I'll be back tomorrow.