Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy or Star Trek, wish I did. Be doin', like, all kindsa crossovers!
On the planet Vulcan there is an area known to the inhabitants as Sas-A-Shar Desert. It is more commonly known as ‘Vulcan’s Forge’. Her friends and family were very happy when Buffy told them she was taking a Sabbatical. That is, until she told them where.
Giles sputtered and stuttered questioning the sincerity of her decision. Willow wanted to magic up some survival gems and make her tent more like a three star hotel. Xander wondered if she needed a ‘Freemen Stillsuit’. That question brought silence to the group.
At which Buffy interjected, “I appreciate your thoughts and concerns, but I need to do this.”
Eyes wide with realization Giles tentatively asked, “Slayer Dream?”
Buffy’s only answer was an affirmative nod.
So, here she was, her third night on planet Vulcan, her first in Vulcans Forge.
“Huh?” she thought to herself hearing what sounded like a child crying for help. Quickly snatching up her sword Buffy scurries out of her camp to investigate. Coming up to a cliffs edge she peered over the it then exploded into action. Jumping, she dove for the wild le-matya landing and wrapping her legs around its neck. Buffy squeezed, locking her limbs then drove the pommel of her sword onto the animals head knocking it out. Rolling free she kipped to a defensive position watching for any sign of attack. Relaxing she swished her sword in an intricate pattern to return her sword to its scabbard on her back.
Noticing the child standing next to his pet sehlat she strode toward him, asking, “You okay kid?”
Buffy could see the boy was nervous but he was controlling himself quite well. She approached slowly as his pet was somewhat skittish, but calmed when the child placed a hand on its shoulder. Drawing to his full height he declared, “I am well. Thank you for your timely intervention.”
That stopped Buffy, she giggled. Yes, giggled at the child saying, “Awww, your sooo cute.”
Standing taller, if that were possible, the child stated, “Madam, I assure you. I am a Vulcan and we are anything but ‘cute’.” his face scrunched up as if he had tasted something bad.
Stifling any further urges of laughter she agreed, “Okay, okay. You’re a Vulcan, I get it,” crossing her arms she demanded, “Now, just what are you doing out here young Vulcan?”
Hands clasped behind his back, toe scuffing in the dirt he mumbled, “I needed to prove *mumble, mumble*”
“I may be human, but I have very GOOD hearing for one,” Buffy explained to the sullen boy, “But I bet even your father would have a hard time hearing you Spock.”
Before he could regain control his astonished gaze snapped to her in shock.
Hiding a smirk Buffy continued, “Yes, I know who you are Spock of Vulcan… and Earth.”
Reining his emotions in Spock asked, “You have me at a disadvantage then for I do not know who you are.”
“My name is Buffy,” she told him, “and I can help you survive your catchy-can ordeal.”
Not blinking an eye at her mangling of an honored tradition amongst Vulcans Spock stated, “I thank you Buffy, but I am not permitted assistance during the Kahs-Wan.”
Smiling an evil smile Buffy informed the young boy, “Who said anything about the actual event? The Kahsy-thingie isn’t until next month. That gives me at least two weeks to whip you into shape,” she very smugly added, “and I KNOW I can get your father’s permission.”
Spock was very proud of himself in that he didn’t laugh out loud at the foolish human. He did ask, “And how, in my ancestor’s name, would you be able to train me, a Vulcan?”
“You did see me knock out the alien kitty-cat, right,” she asked putting a puzzled expression on her face. Looking lost she craned her head as if searching for someone saying, “If it wasn’t you then you have a magical twin brother,” focusing on him her face alighting in alarmed surprise she asked, “OH! Did some weird looking guy point a tube at you recently?”
He chuckled; he couldn’t help himself saying, “No, that has not happened. And yes I did see you knock the ‘alien kitty-cat’ out, as you so eloquently put it,” he finished with a very human eye-roll. Glancing out of the corner of his eye he espoused, “Speaking of which…”
“Oh! Right,” she perkily agreed. Skipping over the le-matya she suddenly jumped and punched the awakening, yet unlucky animal right between the eyes knocking it out once again.
Mouth agape in shock Spock watched as this oh-so-strange human skipped back over to him. Placing her hands on her knees she ruffled his hair stating, “Let’s get you home Spocko.”
As he followed her to the path up the cliff she had previously jumped off of he groused, “Must you call me that viltah name?”
Buffy laughed joyously, feeling joy as she hadn’t felt in a long time. She answered him, saying, “Kid. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”