To Honor the Ambassador by Harry
That evening, after the cricket match, those present at JFB Hogwarts returned to the stadium, but this time for a more serious matter. The wedding of Spock and Fleur was to happen this evening. But first, was going to be a demonstration of the Challenge between those involved, should one be issued before the wedding took place.
Among those present for this were Jedi Padawan/General Buffy Summers, General Faith LeHane, Dawn Summers, as well as other dignitaries, such as Admiral James T. Kirk, Admiral Leonard McCoy, Stringfellow Hawke, Sinjin Hawke, Caitlyn Hawke, as well as the new Ambassador to Earth from Vulcan, Sarek. For Sarek, his presence here was twofold. First, he was the Ambassador to Earth from Vulcan: he was here to represent the United Federation of Planets. He had seen the beginnings of the UFP here at Hogwarts with groups such as elves, dwarves, humans, living machines and above all else, Slayers. These were the ones that truly had him wishing to know more about. Upon arriving on this earth, he had heard of them, but had yet to see them in action. And from what he had heard, they were quite the interesting young ladies.
The second reason that Sarek was here was more personal. He had learned that his son had taken a mater here on this Earth, one who was called a 'Medwitch' one who was both a healer as well as what was called a witch. While Sarek did not believe in magic per se, he knew that there were things that could not be explained by science. And, with the way that they young lady came across, both with her calm demeanor and her way of supporting Spock, impressed the Ambassador, in a manner that while he approved, he could not show it, due to the repression of emotions that was installed into Vulcans from a very young age.
Also present in the crowd was Anderson, the watcher for the Wolfpack Black Ops team. He had been seeing how his girls, as he referred to the members of Team Athena, had been doing since the call to Hogtie the Sith Lord had come down to them. And it was with pride that he looked upon them. Working with Airwolf, the 'Orca of the Skies' had been a pleasure for all, but especially for Jeanette Louise-Santini. Spending time with Stringfellow, his brother St. John, and Stringfellow's wife Caitlin, since the call had gone out, and they had hooked up with them, had healed a lot of issues that had been unsaid since Dominic Santini's death years ago. And while he was getting settled down in the stands, he felt a tap on his shoulder. "Hello Henry. It's a pleasure to finally meet you in person" came a British voice. Anderson turned around and was pleasantly surprised to see none other than Rupert Giles!
"Rupert! It's a pleasure to see you in person for a change" Anderson said, as he stood up to shake the older man's hand. The two watchers had talked many a time over the phone, but this was the first time that the two had actually met face to face.
"Henry, if I might have a word with you and your slayers, in private?" Giles asked the former TI and military Sergeant. The fact that the request came from the head of the ISWC made it something worth following through on.
"I'll call them" Anderson told Giles, as he picked up a cell phone that was on his hip, and pressed a pair of numbers. "Report to the dressing rooms" was the message that he said as the phone rang to contact his slayers.
A few minutes later, Anderson and Giles were in the dressing room, with the four members of Team Athena: Jeanette Louise-Santini, Linda Bryant, Anna Li Chiun, and Jeanna McMichael. "Girls, thank you for answering the call. I want you to meet Mr. Rupert Giles, the lead watcher of the ISWC" Anderson told them.
The Wolfpack members were surprised. They had heard of Giles from Faith LeHane, but they never thought that they would be meeting him! "And what do you need of us sir?" Linda asked, wondering why they were being asked behind the area that was normally used for Quidditch, among other things.
"We have a minor problem that might be right up the Wolfpack's expertise" Giles said, as he broke out from a nearby case, a pair of unusual looking weapons. They were a pair of unusual looking weapons. They were a pair of staffs, which had on one end a curved blade, while on the other end was a heavy bludgeon. "These are known as Lupra, and are used in case of a challenge in a wedding ceremony. What we need is a pair of slayers to demonstrate them in combat. These have had the blades dulled down so that if they hit someone in this demonstration, no one would be hurt" he explained to the Wolfpack.
Anna, Linda, Jenna, and Jeanette all looked over the weapons and gently handled them. Finally Anna and Jenna firmly took hold of them. "Looks like you have your volunteers Giles" Anderson told him. Demonstration time
Steve Rodgers was acting as the Master of Ceremonies for this event. "Ladies and Gentlemen, Honored Guests, Slayers and Watchers. For this event tonight, we have a special treat. As you may know from the information you have been given about the nature of a Vulcan wedding, sometimes a challenge is made to the couple that are being bound in the ceremony. Tonight, we will have a demonstration of what such a challenge might ensure. We have a pair of Slayers that have volunteered to show us" he announced to the audience who were looking on not only from their seats, but a specially set up big screen, so that those who could not normally see the field could.
When Anna and Jenna stepped out, with their jackets on, there was a buzz from the crowd. "You ready Jenna?" Anna asked, as she held her staff.
Jenna nodded. "As ready as you are Anna. Why don't we show this crowd just WHO we are" the Intel member of the team told the explosives expert, who nodded in understanding. And with that, the jackets that the girls were wearing were removed, showing the symbol of the Wolfpack!
Seeing the symbol on the shoulder patches caused a stir in the crowd. "Faith, just WHO are they?" Buffy asked her sister Slayer, who had a big smile on her face. They symbol, which was causing the stir, was a round patch with four wolves in a circle, behind which was a cross and a stake crossed behind them.
"B, you remember me telling you about that mission I went on with the Black Widow a while back? Well, toward the end of it, we had a situation where we needed to do a search and rescue mission in a nasty area. so, a call was made and in came Airwolf, and what has been called her little sister, The Wolfpack. And they did the job that was needed. From what I've heard through the grapevine, they were in on the capture of Darth Thanaton, before he busted out" Faith explained to Buffy, who was listening very carefully.
"I remember talking to Giles about such a group. I mean, with all the slayers we have now, working with just a stake and maybe some old weapons just doesn't seem right" Buffy told her sister Slayer. Buffy had made great progress on her Jedi training, and could see why Faith was so high on these girls. These girls, while not Jedi material, one could see how well they worked together through the Force.
"Why don't we see about meeting up with them after the demonstration? Might be a great way for them to get to meet up with some of the heads of the ISWC?" Faith suggested, hoping that Buffy would agree.
"Sounds good to me F. Maybe we can ask Giles to introduce us to them" Buffy answered, causing a big smile to break out on Faith's face. Since the fall of Sunnydale, the two senior Slayers had become a lot closer. Sure, there were still some differences, but most of them could be worked out. After the demonstration
As Anna and Jenna cooled off with their fellow Wolfpack members and their Watcher, Henry Anderson, there was a knock on the door. When the door was opened, in stepped a smiling Rupert Giles, head Watcher of the ISWC.
"Well done, both of you ladies" Giles told them, a look of pleasure on both his face and that of Anderson.
"Thank you very much Mr. Giles. We wanted to put on a good show" Anna told the senior watcher of the ISWC. The ladies were all happy with the show, but to hear that from Rupert Giles would be icing on the cake.
"Well, I thought that you did a very good job. Good enough that I come with a special request for all four of you ladies, as well as for you Anderson" Giles told the group, who looked on with rapt interest. "Both Faith and Buffy would like to see you" he informed the group.
Hearing that news caused a very loud discussion to break out among the quartet of girls. they had met Faith before, so that was no problem. But Buffy Summers? Buffy Summers the Senior Slayer!
This caused the discussion among the quartet to keep going until Anderson stepped in.
" he roared, causing the Quartet to stop talking. "Now, I know this is a big deal to you. A VERY
big deal! But, you want to make a good impression her her. That means, being on your best behaviour. You do NOT
want to act like a bunch of just called Slayers now, do you" the former TI told them in a no nonsense voice. And while the tone did the job, he could understand why his girls were acting like this. To be in the presence of Buffy Summers, the senior slayer was not something that was to be taken lightly. "Now, I want you girls to get yourself ready. This is the equivalent of meeting royalty" James told them, causing them to grab their suitcases and hurry to get changed. Within 30 minutes, the quartet was ready. Private Suite
"Are you nervous Linda?" Jeanette asked her fellow Wolfpack member, who answered with a quick nod. All four ladies were dressed for such a meeting. Either a nice dress, a skirt and blouse outfit, or, for Anna, a traditional Japaneses outfit of a Kimono, socks and shoes. James was wearing a suit, vest and tie for the meeting, while Giles was wearing a coat and pants attire. Once they reached the suite, the door was opened.
"Hey Girls, welcome to the meeting" the Dark Haired Slayer said, as she escorted the party into the suite. Faith was looking forward to this event, as mucha s Buffy was. To meet up with the Wolfpack, the Black Ops Slayer team, was something to enjoy. And the Pack was looking forward to meeting up with Buffy Summers, the Senior Slayer.