Title: Xander the Cherub (2/?)
Author: Ed Scott
Disclaimer: All characters belong to their rightful owners... none of
who are me.
Summary: Xander returns to Sunnydale two years after Graduation. And he’s not alone.
Warning: Crossovers: Charlie’s Angels
Pairing: X/Natalie Cook
Rating: PG 13
A/N: This bunny came to me from a thread on the Jverse site saying Xander saving Natalie was cliché.
A/N 2: No ADAM, Glory, Caleb or FE (Except on the ep where Angel wanted to kill himself)
Feedback, It's the coin of the realm.
Everybody was stunned when Xander told his family about his job and his engagement. Mrs. Summers looked like she had something on her mind, and was trying to put the pieces together.
‘Could it be? It’s not possible. Is it?’ She asked Xander, “What is the name of your boss?” She prayed he wasn’t working for him.
“Charlie Townsend.” There was a mini explosion in the room. No one had time to duck and cover.
“You work for that bastard! I don’t believe it! How could he have done that to me? If I ever see him again, it won’t be pretty.” Everybody was confused as to why Joyce Summers, mother of all the young adults in the room by either blood or love, was going postal.
Buffy was the first to ask. “What’s wrong, Mom?”
Joyce took a few calming breaths. “Twenty years ago, I met a nice man named Charlie Townsend. We fell in love. We were careful in our relationship, but apparently the pill did not work the way it should. I was about to tell him that he was a father when he upped and disappeared. I never heard form him again. Hank was a good friend and decided to raise you Buffy as his own. The last five years of our marriage was one of convenience.”
Everybody could not believe what they just heard. Buffy’s father wasn’t really her father. Natalie couldn’t believe she had a half sister. She went to Buffy and hugged her. Not even Xander knew why.
“Buffy, we’re sisters. Well, half sisters anyway. I never had a baby sister.” This got a snicker out of Dawn. Buffy looked at Dawn with her Death Glare. That made Dawn laugh even harder. Dawn’s laughing made everyone laugh harder. After a good laugh, everyone’s mood seemed to lighten. Willow asked the next question.
“So Xander, what is it that you investigate? Cheating spouses?”
Xander looked at her with his lopsided grin. “Something like that. There’s also missing and kidnapped people and stolen items. It’s a good living. I get to help people, like we used to in high school.” He looked at Riley and Tara. He whispered to Dawn, “Do they know about the night life here?” Dawn nodded. “Do they know Buffy is a Slayer?” Dawn nodded again. Satisfied with those answers, he continued. “Other than the day we met, we have never run in to any vampires. Which means, I just jinxed us.”
Again seated on Riley’s lap, Buffy asked, “What do you mean other than the first time?”
“How do people normally get involved in this lifestyle? They get attacked by vampires and we save them. Natalie and her friends were in Oxnard. I was working there as a male stripper. My car broke down and I needed the money.” The look on Buffy and Willow’s faces was priceless. Yes, they got a sneak peek senior year when Xander went out for the swim team, but he just stood there. To see him dancing with no clothes on, they would have done anything to see.
“That night as I was walking back to my hotel room, I heard fighting. I ran to see what was going on. And I see three women fighting off three vampires. Their fighting styles were impressive, but ineffective against vampires. I had a stake with me, so while the vampires were distracted, I dusted them from behind. After the usual you’re lying, vampires don’t exist, and everything else that is standard from intended vampire victims, we talked all night about vampires. I told them everything. Except who you were exactly, Buffy. I told them about Slayers, just not by name. I talked to their information guy, and does he have a sense of humor. He loves to golf, his favorite movie is Caddyshack and he hates the gopher. After meeting Bosley, there was a phone call from Charlie, their boss. He offered me a job. I had nothing better to do at the time, so I accepted it. And what red blooded American male would pass up the chance of hanging out and working with three beautiful women? It was just like high school. Only, I’m getting paid and the people we were working for didn’t have a secret agenda.” (A/N: I was tempted to get in some Buffy bashing. Thought it would be better to slam the Council.)