Title: A Favor Repaid (1/1)
Author: Ed Scott
Disclaimer: All characters belong to their rightful owners... none of
who are me.
Summary: Sequel to ‘You Think You Know Me? You Don’t.’ An old “friend” of Superman’s tells Xander he’s earned a favor. What will Xander choose for his favor?
Warning: Crossovers (Of course)
A/N: I saw this episode of Superman the Animated Series and my muse made me write this.
A/N 2: I finished the second part to this and realized I didn't write enough for a second part, so I just added to what was already written.
Feedback, It's the coin of the realm.
Xander was flying home from Gotham after seeing an injured Bruce Wayne. And embarrassing Superman, of course. And Batgirl. And convincing Lex Luthor that it is better to rule the world than destroy it. How can you have power, if everyone you’d have power over is dead? It’s thinking like that that made the thinking of the Umbrella Corporation in the Resident Evil games seem near sighted.
He was flying past Dakota City, and noticed Static Shock was doing his best to stay on his flying disc since he was laughing so hard. Xander stopped to take a bow, then flew off to head home to Haley.
Fifteen minutes after leaving Dakota City, when he realized he was being followed. Xander looked back and saw a half naked woman flying past him then stopped one hundred yards away. Xander stopped to see what this… “Wonder Woman? She looks pissed. I wonder what man pissed her off.”
Wonder Woman had the same look that Batgirl had when she had Xander tied up. “I hope Wonder Woman realizes the pissed off look with her hands on her hips doesn’t intimidate me.”
“If you want to talk Diana, would you mind putting a robe on? I have a girlfriend I’m in love with. In case a news chopper shows up, Harley doesn’t get jealous.”
Wonder Woman didn’t know how to react. For the first time in her life, Wonder Woman became self conscious about her outfit. While Xander would admire Diana in her bathing suit outfit, he was with Harley now, and he told Buffy he renounced spandex.
Xander laughed as yet another woman who was mad at him ran away. Xander would have thought more about Wonder Woman leaving, but he had to go to work in the morning, so he had to hurry home.
“I know I’m taunting Murphy. But I have to ask. Who else is going to distract me from getting home?”
Xander hovered where he was for a minute, when nothing happened and no one showed up. The newest Green Lantern continued flying to Sunnydale.
When Xander reached the Rocky Mountains, a television appeared out of thin air and started following him. Being from Sunnydale and used to strange things happening, Xander decided to stop and see what was on. When Xander turned the TV on, a man wearing a purple suit, purple bowler hat and a green bow tie appeared on the screen.
“Hey, kid. How are you doing?” This man’s voice sounded familiar, but Xander couldn’t place it at the moment.
“Hi. Uh, what do you want?”
“Relax Xander. I’m here to make you a deal. Anything you want, you get. You want to be rich as Bruce Wayne or Lex Luthor? You got it. You and your girlfriend Harley want to be a god-like being forever? I can arrange that, too.”
“Excuse me, sir. What is your name?”
“Mr. Mxyzptlk, at your service. Now kid, what can I do for you?”
“What are you exactly, Mr. Mixy, uh.”
“MXYZPTLK! You can call me Mr. M. After what you’ve done, you can call me anything you want to, except late for supper. HA! HA!”
“What did I do to earn a favor from you, Mr. M?”
“The one thing I was never able to do. EMBARRASS SUPERMAN! Now, Xander. What is your fondest wish?”
Xander thought about it. It was like the Star Trek episode where Q tried to get Riker to join the Q Continuum. The question was, did he want to be god-like being and live forever? Or, did he want to live a long life with Harley as his wife with many children and grandchildren?
Xander had a contented smile on his face, when he looked at Mr. M. He had made a choice. But he had some questions to ask first.
“I have some questions first. Is it possible for you to close the Hellmouth permanently?”
“No can do, Xander. If I close the Hellmouth, then the one area that is the opposite of the Hellmouth I would have to close as well. There are a group of monks guarding a key. If I close the Hellmouth, then I have to close off their power source as well. And let’s just say my cousin would appreciate that. And that is not a good thing. Is there anything else you’d like to know?”
“OK then. Since you can’t close it, how about turning it down to a dull roar. It still remains open, just not as active as it was.”
Mr. M thought about it for a moment. The only reason he stopped messing with Superman was because there were idiots in middle management who kept complaining about him messing with the Balance. They’re more annoying to him then he is to Superman. And to admit to yourself that you annoy someone is saying a lot.
“Yes, I can do that. And guess what? I just did. Thank you.” Just then, a hand came through the television. Going along with it, Xander shook the hand that was offered. The television that was there disappeared with a pop.
“For some reason that is not the strangest thing I have ever seen. One of the funniest maybe, but not the strangest.”
Xander made it to his and Harley’s apartment in thirty minutes. As he was landing on the roof of his building, he noticed that Buffy, Willow, Giles, Joyce and Dawn were walking up to his building as well.
When Xander entered his apartment, Harley was there laughing. In a good way, not in the “I’m evil. I’m going to hurt you” way. And that was a good sound to hear. Xander wanted to hear it more often.