Title: Helping Out (2/?)
Author: Ed Scott
Disclaimer: All characters belong to their rightful owners... none of
who are me.
Summary: YARTF. While in Dallas, Xander overhears some cops talking. They need his help, even if they don’t realize it.
Rating: PG 13
Dallas Love Field Airport
Xander was waiting for Willow’s flight from Sunnydale to land. Standing beside him was Ranger Cordell Walker and DA Alex Cahill, with the immunity agreement for Willow. Xander could tell just from looking at Ranger Walker that the Texas Ranger was trustworthy.
Xander paid no attention to the people getting off the plane, until he saw a certain red head. When Willow saw Xander, she ran to him and they hugged each other.
“Hi, Xander.” Xander saw Cordell and Alex approach. Willow was getting nervous, but Xander put a hand on her arm to calm her down. She didn’t know about how trustworthy Ranger Walker was, but Xander trusted them, and that was good enough for Willow.
Xander looked over Willow’s head and saw Oz taking his time walking over to Willow and Xander.
“Oz? It’s great seeing you, but what are you doing here?”
“Oh. Glad to have you here. How many days do you have left?”
“We’ll figure something out, man. Don’t…What am I saying? Other than Willow, you never worry about anything.”
Xander, Willow and Oz joined Ranger Walker and Ms. Cahill at the luggage rack. Walker went to Xander while Willow and Oz got their bags.
“Daniel Osborne. He’s Will’s boyfriend. He’s also a genius as well.”
“And what happens in twelve days?”
“Not my secret to tell. But I do want to ask you something. Do you believe in the supernatural?”
“Yeah, I do.”
“Good. If you don’t know, Sunnydale is located on top of a portal the early Spanish settlers called La Boca del Inferno. The three of us help the Slayer and her Watcher. We help him try to loosen up. Although, trying to get Ripper to loosen up is impossible.”
Willow and Oz walked with their bags. Xander drove Willow and Oz since Walker’s truck has two seats.
“What were you and Ranger Walker talking about while we were getting our bags?”
“Sunnydale. He was also wondering what Oz meant by twelve days. I said it wasn’t my secret to tell. He understood. You two might want to tell him about your lives. Oz being a werewolf and you an apprentice witch.”
“Sure.” Oz answered for both Willow and himself. The ride in Xander’s car had a comfortable silence.
Walker and Alex were leading Xander and his friends to Ranger HQ.
“So Walker. What do you think about the redhead and his girlfriend?”
“Oz seems like a nice guy. Willow seems like hacking as a challenge. Jimmy is going to be shocked when he meets her for the first time. One thing I hope is that Cage doesn’t underestimate Xander. You can’t survive on the Hellmouth and not know how to take care of yourself.”
The ride in Walker’s truck was also in comfortable silence as the Ranger led Xander to HQ. He also was going to introduce him to Grey Eagle. The Wise Man’s counsel would be needed. About what, Walker couldn’t say. But he knew in his heart that he needed to introduce Xander to Grey Eagle.
C.D. on the other hand will get to meet all three young adults. That’s a given. Walker smiled as Alex rested her head on his shoulder. In Xander’s car Willow was doing the same thing with Oz.