Doorknobs and Broomsticks
Doorknobs and Broomsticks
~ Buffy / Bewitched Crossover ~
Summary: Xander decides to go visit his Aunt Clara (Post Chosen) Crossover with Bewitched.
Disclaimer: Sadly, I am not associated with any of the owners or creators of any of the characters mentioned. This story was written for my own amusement and hopefully the enjoyment of others. ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~
"What are we going to do now Buffy?" Dawn asked as Buffy’s smile grew.
Xander backed away from the group. He didn’t have it in him any more. He had tried to join in, joke about the Mall, but all he wanted to do was go off and cry. He just lost almost everything he had ever known. His hometown gone. His Anya . . . He wiped the tear off his cheek. He even doubted that his parents had been smart enough to leave. He was sure they were gone as well.
He was pulled from his thoughts when he heard Dawn squeal, "that’s a terrific idea Buffy!"
"I thought you’d like it," she grinned.
"So what are we waitin’ for?" Faith asked.
Everyone, but Xander turned to go back to the bus.
He turned to see Willow standing there.
"Are you ok?"
No! "Yeah," he tried to give a reassuring smile.
"OK, well are you coming?"
"Actually, Wills I don’t think I will join you."
"Xander?" Willow waived her arms around the destruction, "where are you going to go?"
"I think I might go visit Aunt Clara."
"You’re Aunt Clara? Isn’t she that weird old lady who collected doorknobs and thought she was a witch?"
"Throwing stones now wicked Wicca?"
"Xander, it isn’t the same thing. I am a witch, she was a crazy old lady. Why don’t you want to come with us. A whole new start. Things are finally getting better," she smiled.
"Wills, maybe for you all. I mean Buffy and Dawn can make a fresh start away from the bad memories. Faith has found Wood. You and Kennedy are getting along. Giles has the challenge of rebuilding the council. What do I have? I’ve lost Anya."
"I’ve lost my parents. They weren’t much, but still."
"They didn’t leave?"
"My parents? Do the sensible thing? We are talking about my parents not yours you know."
"Oh, Xan," she reached over to him to stroke his hair, but instead knocked the strap to his eye patch.
"Yeah, how could I forget. Wow, permanent reminder."
Willow looked like she wanted to cry for him.
He hated that, no matter how far apart they had grown he still didn’t want her to feel bad for him. He started to smile, "look I just need to go away and lick my wounds, then I will come bouncing back. I promise."
"Ok," she smiled. "Can we at least take you to the nearest bus station, train station, airport, or something that isn’t destroyed?"
Not entirely convinced, "oh. At east come say goodbye to Dawn and Buffy."
He agreed. Buffy wasn’t happy, in fact the only person who didn’t protest was Giles. He seemed to understand why Xander needed to go out on his own.
Xander watched the bus pull away, he watched until he couldn’t see it anymore.
He shoved his hands in his pockets and surprisingly found a note there. He opened it and read it, "Good Luck Xander. Hurry back to us soon and tell your Aunt Serena that Ripper sends his love. Giles." He looked at the note again, rereading it. Yeah it really said that.
He shook his head. "Giles!"
"Well, I actually don’t know where Aunt Clara is or Aunt Serena for that matter, but I bet I can manage enough energy to go see Grandma and Grandpa Stevens," he grinned as his nose twitched slightly.
Well, when all else failed there was only one other thing to do.
“Grandma-ma Endora! Grandpa-pa Maurice!” ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~
Hope someone enjoyed.
Posted: Feb 26, 2005
Re-edited: Aug. 16, 2006