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This story is No. 2 in the series "Xander and Harley Quinn". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Sequel to Laughing at Second Chances. Xander is finally Chosen, and he doesn’t want to be.

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DC Universe > Batman > Xander-CenteredEdScottFR1367,0040632,16118 Mar 0518 Mar 05Yes

Final Chapter

Title: It's Not Easy Being Green (6/?)
Author: Ed Scott

Disclaimer: All characters belong to their rightful owners... none of
who are me.

Summary: Sequel to Laughing at Second Chances. Xander is finally
Chosen, and he doesn't want to be.

Warning: Crossovers: DC verse

Pairing: X/Harley Quinn

Rating: PG 13

Feedback, It's the coin of the realm.

Initiative Labs
Maggie Walsh was reading the report that Riley gave her. "Are you sure this is everything? Are you sure he isn't an HST?"

"Yes, ma'am. Graham identified him as the Green Lantern, although he said he was A Green Lantern. Not THE Green Lantern."

"There are two now? Are you sure he wasn't this," she looked at the report, "Kyle Rayner?"

"Yes, ma'am. The Green Lantern we saw was too young from the photos the guys in research showed me. He said he was a demon hunter, and Graham suggested that we call him in should things get too out of hand."

Professor Walsh thought about this. "This Green Lantern is too unknown. He can say he is a demon hunter, but how do we know for sure?"

"The guys in research told me that you do not get chosen to be a Green Lantern unless you are of a certain moral character. None of us here would ever get chosen. Also, the ring that the Lanterns wear, are sentient. You can not control it, and should the current bearer die, the ring disappears and goes to another planet. That is all the information that research has."

"Is there anything you can tell me about the bearer of this ring?"

"No. I have no idea who he is, but I do know what he sounds like. I'm sure if I heard his voice again, I'd know who he is."

Satisfied with Riley's answers, Maggie dismissed him. She rested her chin on her hands. "How will this affect my research on ADAM?"

Angel Investigations
Xander woke up on Angel's couch in his office. He had been out for three days. Harley never left his side, except to go to the bathroom. Buffy, Willow, Giles and Joyce all stopped by to see Xander. They covered for him at work. When Xander opened his eyes, he saw Harley sleeping on a chair next to the couch. 'She looks so cute. It's a shame to wake her up.' He didn't need to say anything to wake her up. His empty stomach growling woke her up.

"Xander! Oh good. You're awake. We were so worried about you. You have been out since Friday night. It is now Monday morning. You do not need to worry about work, I told them you had a family emergency in LA and would be back no later than Wednesday. Willow brought you a change of clothes. Get dressed so I can feed you. I'm so glad that you are awake."

Xander took a couple of breaths before standing up to get changed. "I'm glad that Willow brought me some new clothes, but I really need a shower. And I don't think Deadboy has a shower here. So, we'll say our thanks to Angel and the gang, then we'll fly back to my apartment so I can have a much needed shower." Xander held the door open for Harley. As Xander walked through the door, Cordelia went to hug him, but Xander held up his hand to stop her.

"I'm glad I'm awake too, Cordy. But, I smell. I'm heading home to have a shower. I just wanted to thank you all for watching over me while I slept." With a grin on his face, Xander went to Angel and hugged him for all he was worth. Knowing that Angel's enhanced senses would come through. Xander will never get tired of annoying Angel. After releasing Angel, Xander went to the center of the lobby.

In Brightest Day
In Darkest Night
No Evil Shall Escape My Sight
Let Those Who Worship Evil's Might, Beware My Power
Green Lantern's Light!

Everybody was amazed at Xander's transformation. Cordelia was regretting ever dumping Xander, seeing as how his Green Lantern costume showed off his physique. Even though they were once in love, she knew that Harley owned his heart now. When Doyle saw Xander transform, it shocked him so much, he fell into a chair, saying he needed a drink. Angel started to respect Xander more. He knew of the Green Lantern and how one becomes a Lantern. And he knew that if Xander was chosen to be a Green Lantern, he deserved to be one. Xander gave everybody a sloppy salute. "See you all around." With that, Xander and Harley left Angel Investigations and headed for Sunnydale and for Xander, a much needed shower and meal.

Wolfram and Hart, Office of Lindsey MacDonald
Lindsey was going over some paperwork, when his phone rang. "Hello? Yes? Really? I'll get on to it. You might want to let our Metropolis Office inform Mr. Luthor that there is a hero that lives in the Los Angeles area, and that if he has anything going on on this side of the country to be extra cautious. This guy was dangerous before he got that blasted ring." He hung up his phone and went back to work. It was going to be hard keeping this Harris guy out of their hair. He could bring this whole law firm down with the support that he has.

Xander's Apartment, that night
After a shower and a seven course meal, Xander was relaxing on his couch while holding his girlfriend, Harley Quinn. He was about to kiss her when his phone rang. "Damn it! Just my luck." He picked up his phone. "This better be good. Oh, hi Clark. What? WHAT? I've been unconscious since Friday night. I'll tell you about it later. Tell him I'll be in on Friday. I have to work. See you then." He gently hung up his phone. When he turned to Harley, she knew the expression on his face was not good. "Batman just had his back broken. Some bozo named Lockup released all of the inmates from Arkham. He figured out who Batman really is. When Bats was so tired, physically and emotionally, Lockup broke his back. I'm headed to Gotham on Friday to see him. I'll be gone that weekend, I'll be back Sunday night. Why don't you spend time with Buffy and Willow? Make it a girl's weekend out."

Harley instantly agreed. She remembered what Whistler told her in Purgatory. He said to stay away from Gotham for five years. She was told to keep a low profile for a few years so Batman wouldn't find her. But he did. She realized it would not help Bruce with his recovery if she was there too.

The End

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