It’s All About Family
Title: It’s All About Family (1/?)
Author: Ed Scott
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who are me.
Summary: Starting during ‘Helpless.’ Xander reveals his extended family that he swore Willow to silence about.
Warning: Crossovers: Sopranos
Rating: PG 13. Maybe R. I’m not sure yet.
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“Giles! There’s something wrong with Buffy. She tried pulling a football player off a girl and couldn’t move him an inch. What’s going on?”
Giles looked away from Xander. “It’s nothing Xander. She’ll get better in a couple of days.”
Xander could tell he was lying. No one, but Willow, would believe what he was about to do. He turned Giles around, grabbed him by the vest of his suit and shoved him against a wall hard. Giles hadn’t seen such intense rage since his Ripper days.
“You’re lying, Giles. Tell me the truth, or I’ll be forced to hurt you.” Giles knew this wasn’t an idle threat.
“Buffy is being tested. The test is called the Cruciamentium. On her 18th birthday, a Slayer is stripped of her powers and forced to fight a starved vampire. Four out of five Slayers fail this test.” Satisfied with this answer, Xander releases the man he has started considering his father.
“Who’s running the show, Giles?”
“Quentin Travers. He’s the head of the Watchers Council. He’s similar in power as Principal Snyder.” Xander knew that meant if this guy wasn’t the head guy, he wouldn’t be anything of importance. While Xander was figuring out Quentin’s importance, Buffy and Willow entered the library.
“Where is he putting himself up, Giles?”
“The old Williamson Mortuary.”
Xander was forming a plan. He never thought he’d do what he was planning.
“I have to go. I need to call my family.”
“How are your folks going to help you, Xander?” Buffy asked.
“Not them. My Uncle Tony in Jersey.” Xander’s Uncle Tony was a name Willow hadn’t heard in years.
“Are you sure that’s wise, Xander?” Concern was clear in Willows voice.
“Xand, what’s going on? What are you planning?”
“Giles will tell why I’m doing and then Willow will tell you who I’m contacting. After she tells you, Buffy, stay here. Don’t come looking for me. It will be better if you don’t know what I’m doing. You won’t like it.” Xander left two confused girls in the library.
“Giles, what’s going on here?” The girls went from confused to angry as Giles told them everything about what he did. He regretted doing what he did, and hoped to repair the damage he caused.
“You bastard. How could you? I thought you cared about me.” Buffy was in near hysterics when Giles told her he drugged her.
“If I didn’t, they would have sent me back to London and sent someone who doesn’t care about you. I’m terribly sorry.”
In trying to change the subject, Willow decided to tell about Xander’s relatives. “Xander’s mother is the sister of Tony Soprano. He is allegedly the head of organized crime in the New York and New Jersey areas. He hasn’t spoken to his uncle or aunt in ten years. At first, he thought it was cool to be related to gangsters. He never told anyone, except me or Jesse, because he thought no one would believe him. If he is contacting family he hasn’t spoken to in such a long time, he must be really mad.”
Buffy and Giles were stunned at the news of Xander’s family. Ripper, on the other hand, was delighted at that fact. But Giles held those feelings in check. “We have to stop him, if he intends to kill anyone.” For some reason, Buffy went with the worst case scenario.
As Xander was trying to leave school, he was stopped by Principal Snyder. “Where do you think you are going, Harris?”
Xander, really pissed off, turned around to the little troll and his eyes scared Snyder half to death. “I have a family emergency. A member of my family is being hurt and I’m going to see if there is anything I can do to help. Don’t piss me off, little man. If you do, you won’t die, but you’ll wish you were dead.” Xander turned around and left Snyder where he was.
[Hello, Soprano residence. How may I help you?]
“Hello Aunt Carmela. This is Xander in California. Mary’s son.”
[Oh my God! Xander? How have you been? It’s been ages since your family has called here. Is Mary ok?]
“Mom is fine, Aunt Carmela. I need to talk to Uncle Tony. Is he there? It’s important.”
[He’s not. Would you like his cell phone number?]
“That would be great.” She gave Xander the number. “I’ll call you back in a couple of days, Aunt Carmela. Then I will tell you what has been happening here for the last ten years. Good bye. I’m glad I called you. Give my best to Meadow and Anthony.”
[It was good talking to you too, Xander. Good bye.] She hung up the phone, happily knowing her sister’s family finally called.
It took five rings before Xander heard a voice he loved talking to when he was seven years old.
“Uncle Tony? This is Xander in California.”
[Xander? How are you doing? How’s your mom?]
“Moms good. I want you to know upfront that I know what you really do for a living, and I don’t hold it against you. I need to know if you have any pull with INS. I need to get a Brit off American soil. He’s trying to hurt a friend of mine. And if he is threatened with jail time, he’ll leave and never return. If you come here in a couple of days, I’ll tell you everything. If you do, bring Uncles Paulie and Silvio. You’ll see where I get my sense of humor from.”
[Give me a few minutes then I’ll call you back. Are you near a payphone?]
“I’m home. The nearest payphone is in town and it will take me awhile to get to it.”
[Ok. I’ll call your house in a few minutes. Wait for my call. It was nice talking to you kid.] Tony hung up, then went to go outside to use a payphone. He grabbed a calling card on the way out.
“Where are you going, Tone?”
“You remember Mary’s kid, Xander? He called me. Something about needing a favor. I’m going to call and get more info out of him.” He heads outside.
[Hey, kid. I do know someone in immigration. Why do you need help with that?]
“You might think I’m crazy. But it depends. Do you know that vampires are real?” When Xander didn’t hear a click, he assumed that his uncle believed him. “My friend is a Slayer. Mystical fighters of vampires. The guy wanting to hurt her, I’m assuming is very influential in England. But then again, he’s not in London. If I can get him to leave by threatening to invalidate his passport, he might leave. If not, let’s just say that he will need some new shorts.” Xander heard Tony laugh at that statement.
[Ok you got it. I’ll be there in two days. I haven’t seen Mary in a long time. Carmela would like to come too when I tell her.]
“Thank you, Uncle Tony. I’ll see you in two days. Give my best to Uncle Paulie and Silvio.”