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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is owned by Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy Productions, 20th Century Fox Television and others.
Stargate SG-1 is owned by MGM Television, Double Secret Productions and Gekko Film Corp.
Farscape is owned by The Jim Henson Company.
Buffy rushed forward to catch her mother, as she began sliding off her chair. She succeeded and managed to haul her back up, and then onto the table.
Outside Dawn was getting agitated. With everything she had been witnessing, first through her link to Xander, then the pod she’d controlled remotely, and its DRD’s, to get a better look, and finally as herself. Having her mother faint at the sight of her had not made things easier. She knew she looked different, of course, but still.
While she was waiting for her mother to come to, she picked up sirens approaching. She quickly turned around to get a better look, and in doing so managed to knock over the school clock and bell tower with her tail fins.
*Dawn, what’s going on out there? What was that rumbling noise?* Xander asked.
*I didn’t mean to, I forgot how long I am now.*
*What happened, and what is that noise, are those sirens?*
*I said I was sorry, I think I knocked over your school’s bell tower. As for the sirens. That’s the police.*
“Police?” Xander yelled from within the library, and over the link. *Dawn, I know you want to see your mom, but I think you should hide.*
*I don’t know.* That was about as far as they got before the first police car rolled up to the school.
The sight of a massive ship hovering over the school must have been a surprise, the cops certainly reacted to the unknown, and opened fire. Dawn barely felt the bullets hitting her hull, but she was still surprised by the guns, and in panic accidentally discharged her gun, again. She didn’t stick around to see what that hit, and immediately headed out over the water.
*Dawn,* Xander sent over the link, *you really need to learn to handle that gun, the shockwave was felt in here as well. Last time you fired it you hit the MIR space station.*
*I blew up MIR?*
*No, you just winged it, a little.*
*Then what did I hit the sec...oops!* Dawn started, then realized something, *I forgot to tell you, didn’t I*
*Forgot to tell me, what?* Xander was starting to develop quite the impressive headache at this point.
*I think I hit something, right before I flew to Mars.*
*We really need to talk, for now I have to get back to you later, I think you scared the police outside.*
*I scared them? They shot at me first!*
*I know.* Xander replied, trying to calm her, *Stay hidden, and please don’t shoot anything else.*
*I think I know what I hit now...it’s probably nothing important, but I’m still afraid Buffy will kill me for it.*
*The Mall.* she answered.
*Dawn. Forget the police. Just hide.*
Inside the library Joyce was finally waking up again, though no one noticed at first, as everybody was still looking at Xander after his previous outburst.
“What do yo mean the Police are here?” Buffy broke the silence. Very efficiently.
“Buffy, please, not so loud. I know no one would guess by looking at you, but you really do have an impressive set of lungs...” His brain finally managed to catch up to his mouth, and he groaned. “Sorry, It’s been a long night,” he tried. He really did, but Buffy looked like she was about to detonate.
Giles noticed as well, and while he could sympathize, he needed answers more than entertainment. “Xander, about the police?”
“I have no idea, I guess someone must have seen Dawn hovering above the library and called them.”
“And the gunfire?” Willow asked.
“They shot at Dawn. She panicked, and discharged her cannon. Again. No worries, she is hiding out in the bay. I think.”
“The police shot my Dawn?” Joyce was fully awake, and very angry. At least, Xander realized, her ire was finally aimed elsewhere.
“Don’t worry Mrs. S, she’s fine.” Xander started, “Well, as fine as any panicking 12 year old spaceship can be really.”
“So...that was my little Dawnie up there?”
“Not so little any more.”
“Why? Why didn’t she return to herself like the rest of us did?” Joyce demanded.
“I have no idea, we were trying to figure that out when you arrived.” Giles answered. “And I’m afraid any further explanations will have to wait. The police can be here any moment.”
Joyce looked at Xander, realizing something he had said, “You said she fired her cannon again, she has done this before?”
“Twice it seems, the first time she nearly missed MIR, the other, I have no idea, but she decided to hide behind Mars when she did.”
“And this time?” Joyce didn’t look happy, Xander couldn’t blame her. ”What did she hit this time?”
“I’m not entirely sure. But from the sound of it, Buffy and the girls are going to be enjoying a fire sale at the mall soon.” Xander answered.
That was as far as they got before the library doors slammed open, and what looked like half the Sunnydale police force filed into the library.
The reason only half the force entered, was quite simple. They was no room for the other half, who apparently were pushing their way forward, in the school hallway.
Buffy, Xander and Joyce all seemed to realize one thing at the same time, and all dove for the gun still lying on the table, in order to hide it.
They only succeeded partially, as the thing decided to discharge another round, as they managed to first push it away from them, then were trying to prevent it from falling to the floor. The fireball gave one of the police officers an inverse Mohawk haircut, as it blew off his cap.
“SG-1, get ready to gear up, you are going to Sunnydale to investigate this...Talyn.” Hammond commanded, “And I don’t think I have to tell you to be careful.”
“Always, sir. It’s just a quiet little town. It’ll be a walk in the park.” Jack O’Neill saluted, before he and his team left the conference table.