Setting: AU Pre-Buffy, before Buffy moves to Sunnydale. AU from Batman.
Summary: Bruce’s sister moves back to Gotham with her young son, setting off a chain of events.
Disclaimer: I own nothing but the plot and a few OCs. DC owns the rest.
Author’s Note: I’m screwing with the timelines, so please bear with me. Sara Essen and Gordon haven’t met yet.
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne
Lauren Graham as Jessica Harries nee Wayne
Nicholas Brendon as Alexander ‘Xander’ Harries
Taylor Lautner as Richard ‘Dick’ Grayson
Holly Marie Combs as Selina Kyle
Eliza Dushku as Faith Kyle nee Lehane
Isla Fisher as Sara Essen
Alyson Hannigan as Willow Essen nee Rosenberg
Mark Harmon as James Gordon
Bonnie Wright as Barbara Gordon
Eric Balfour as Jesse Gordon nee McNally
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Montoya nee Chase
Roselyn Sanchez as Renee Montoya
Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers
Michelle Trachtenberg as Dawn Summers
Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles
Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth
October 12, 1977
Jessica Wayne was crying as she watched her Mom and Dad’s caskets lower into the ground, here she was thirteen years old, holding her nine year old brothers hand, while Alfred stood behind them both stoic as ever.
Alfred watched the two kids that have been in his charge since they were born, and felt his heart break for the both of them, especially for Bruce who had witnessed the event. While he had watched Jessica, who had been grounded, for having pot in her room.
May 20, 1982
Jessica had just finished packing her car when Alfred spoke, “Miss Jessica, I could drive you to the airport and have the plane fly you to Los Angeles.”
Jessica laughed as she turned and looked at Alfred, “Thanks for the offer Al, but I want to do this by myself, I want to become a doctor like Dad, but I can’t do it here in Gotham.”
Jessica hugged Alfred goodbye, “I’ll call you when I get to L.A. Alfred.”
“You better,” Alfred said as he watched Jessica get in her car and leave for Los Angeles.
June 4, 1984
Jessica smiled as she looked down at her son Alexander; she looked over at Tony and his brother Rory and smiled at them both, who smiled back, when someone spoke up.
“I was standing in this exact spot in this hospital, when I was entrusted with the Wayne’s most special gift, you Miss Jessica,” Alfred said as he looked into the room at the happy family.
Jessica’s smile widened as she looked over and saw Alfred standing at the door, “Alfred! Tony, Rory this is Alfred Pennyworth he raised me and Bruce after my parents were killed, Alfred this is Tony Harris and his brother Rory.”
Tony went over to the man and held out a hand it’s nice to meet you sir, Tony Harris.”
Alfred studied the man in front of him, and took his hand feeling the calluses on his hand, “Nice to meet you Mr. Harris.”
September 14, 1990
Jessica drove up the driveway of Wayne Manor with Alex sitting in his ‘special’ seat as he and his friends called it, it had been four months since Tony was killed in a car crash, she had settled her’s and Tony’s affairs before contacting Alfred to let him know that she and Alex would be moving back to the manor.
September 25, 1990
Sara sighed as she stood at the door of her sister and husbands house, after getting a call from them, to come see them.
Sheila opened the door and let Sara in and leads her to the living room, “Thank you for coming on such short notice Sara, with you moving to Metropolis.”
“Well, you said it was a family matter so I let my captain know and he let me have four days,” Sara said as she looked from Sheila to Ira, “what’s the matter?”
Ira leaned toward Sara, out of all of Sheila’s family he liked Sara the most, “Sheila and I were asked to attend a series of lectures in England and Eastern Europe, so we were wondering if you could have Willow stay with you while we’re gone?”
Sara blinked, “What happened to the family that she usually stayed with?”
Ira sighed and lowered his head, so Sheila answered, “Ira’s friend Tony Harris was killed in a car crash, so Jessica and her son Alex moved back to Gotham.”
Sara nodded, “Okay, yeah, I can have Willow live me while you two are gone.”
Ira nodded his head, “Thank you Sara.”
November 3, 1990
Jessie sighed as he waited to board the plane, he then looked up at his uncle on his moms side, “Why do I have to stay with you and Aunt Barbara?”
Jim sighed as he looked down at his nephew, “Your Dad and Mom are going through a rough patch in their lives, so your Mom asked me to come and get you so that you could come live with us in Chicago for awhile.”
Jessie sighed and hung his head, “Mom and Dad are getting a divorce huh?”
Jim shook his head, “I don’t know Jessie, I just don’t know.”
January 11, 1991
Cordelia Chase was angry, CPS was here because Daddy had cheated on his taxes and him and Mommy left for some South American country.
So CPS was here to take her to her Aunt Renee who lived in Gotham, they where now driving through Gotham heading towards her new home.
April 7, 1991
Selina looked down at her sister and her current boyfriend, both a little bit bloody from Selina knocking them around, in disgust, “I’ll be taking Faith with me.” Selina left the living room and went and got Faith then left the apartment. Heading towards the airport to go to San Francisco.
May 28, 1991
Alex ran through the manor to get away from his Mom as she chased him around. Alfred smiled as he watched Miss Jessica and Master Alex playing the same game that his mom and grandfather played. Though underneath it all he was getting worried about Master Bruce, after the trial of Joseph Chill he had disappeared.