Disclaimer: I don't own the characters of BTVS or Sanctuary. They are the property of Joss and SyFy.
The summer holidays of 1999 started normally. A week ago Xander and his friends had defeated the mayor, preventing him from eating the graduation class and destroying the world. Angel left that night to Los Angeles and a few days later Cordelia left too, chasing her dream about becoming an actress. But that was not all that changed that night, something else did too. Xander didn’t know what, but something was different since then. At the beginning it was just a strange feeling and he thought that it was because of victory against the mayor. But the feeling didn’t stop. On the contrary it began to get worse or maybe not worse but different. He noticed that he was becoming stronger.
He found out about his strength when he was attacked one night, while walking home. The vampire came from behind, but somehow he sensed it and turned around in time to stop him from biting him. The vampire than tried to overpower him, but Xander, without too much effort, staked him. Not knowing what was wrong with him or maybe not wrong, but different, because nothing was wrong with being stronger and staking a vampire, he decided to go ask Giles about it the next day.
It was early in the morning and Giles had just risen up. He was making himself some breakfast and a tea when he heard the doorbell. He was a little annoyed, after all it was just 8 am, but he went to open the door anyway.
Outside his door, stood a very sleepy Xander. He couldn’t sleep all night, worrying about himself and his new-found powers. The door opened and annoying looking Giles stood before him. “Hi G-man” said Xander, while walking into Giles’s apartment.
“Did you come here just to pester me or do you need something? And why are you so early? Don’t teenagers usually sleep as late as possible during holidays?” grumbled Giles and closed the door. He followed Xander to the living room.
“You know G-man I would stop calling you that, but you just make it so funny with your complaints. And you should see the face you make when I don’t call you Giles, it’s hilarious. And to answer your second question I couldn’t sleep. Anyway I have something I would like to discuss with you.” answered Xander and sat on the chair.
“As you wish, but first I am going to finish preparing my breakfast and then we can talk. Would you like something to eat?” asked Giles on his way to the kitchen.
“No thanks! Lately I haven’t been very hungry,” called Xander. He decided to wait for Giles in the living room and was thinking how he would present his problem to the watcher.
“So, what do you want to talk about?” asked Giles. He set a cup of tea in front of Xander and another in front of himself and then sat in the chair.
“Ammm, I have been experiencing some strange things lately,” mumbled Xander and looked at the wall, while playing with the cup before him.
“Strange how?” asked Giles and took a sip of his tea. “You will have to be more specific if you want me to help you.”
“Since graduation I have been feeling strange. Than last night I staked a vampire without even trying. And I think I sensed it before it attacked me,” elaborated Xander.
Giles thought for a few moments “I don’t know what could be causing it. I will have to look into it. Have you come into contact with anything strange lately?”
Thinking Xander said “No, I don’t think so. I think it might have something to do with mayor’s ascension. That’s when the strange feelings started.”
“It might have something to do with that, but I don’t know why it would have affected just you,” said Giles and started cleaning his glasses “Unless…”
“Unless what?” asked Xander.
“The ascension was a big magical ceremony. Maybe you were exposed to it more than the others and that could have somehow affected you. Or maybe it is just that you are more receptible to magic and when the mayor ascended, the spell somehow affected you too. It might have caused something to change inside you. I will have to look into it. For now try to figure out if there are any other changes happening to you.” suggested the watcher.
Xander said “Ok, but what do you mean other changes. Do you think I could be turning into something? Something not human?”
“I don’t know. As I said I will have to look into it. Just pay attention if anything strange happens,” elaborated Giles.
“Ok, I’ll try,” said Xander.
“Oh and something else. Your parents… did you noticed any changes in them to?” asked Giles.
“Not that I know off. But I don’t actually spent so much time with them. Why?” wondered Xander.
Giles elaborated “If something is changing within you, than it could be changing in them to. After all they are your parents. You should watch out for any changes in them or ask them about it.”
Xander answered “Ok, I’ll see what I can find out.”