Disclaimer: I don't own these characters or anything else for that matter.
Crossover: World Of Darkness, Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Summary: This Halloween, games become reality and the Scooby gang will be united in a way none of them could have thought possible…
Sunnydale High School – Library
Buffy, Willow and Xander calmly walked through the library doors, instantly spotting Giles speaking to Jenny Calendar as he unwrapped a package at the front desk.
Buffy waved lazily, “Hey Giles, Ms. Calendar. What’s with the pretty brown box?”
Giles quickly looked up and gave her a small smile. “Just a package, Buffy. Though I don’t seem to recall requesting anything lately from the Council…”
Buffy snorted as she, Willow and Xander went over to their group table.
“Like they’d send anything useful anyway…” She muttered.
Giles rolled his eyes as he heard her remark as Jenny smiled at the group.
As the teenagers moaned together about their fate Snyder had forced on them to the two adults, they were very surprised when Giles suddenly shouted.
“What the hell?”
Jenny looked to see Giles staring down at the unwrapped package that revealed a board game of some kind.
She laughed at him, “I didn’t know you were into board games Rupert…”
The game was quickly yanked out of Giles’s hand by Xander, who grinned at him.
“Alright! My ship has finally come in!”
Willow blinked, “What’s doing on Xander?”
Xander proudly showed the title that was on the cover of the game to everyone.
“Werewolf: The Apocalypse! I had it sent to the library here as I didn’t trust my folks not to sell it if it came by my house.”
Giles glared at him. “Well, Xander, do remember to tell me if you’ve sent away for any more games.”
Xander smiled, “No problemo, G-Man.”
Giles glared came back on him full force at his ‘nickname’.
Buffy lifted her hand, as if she was back in class already.
“So, what’s the what with the game Xand?”
Xander eagerly explained, “It’s about a hidden society of Werewolves, who call themselves Garou. There are different groups, tribes, auspice and breeds. Basically the Garou are fighting to protect Gaia – the mother earth from evil spirits and other creatures, like Black Spiral Dancers or Vampires too.”
Jenny’s eyes lit up as she walked over to Xander to get a better look at the board game.
“Now I remember, I played that game before with a few friends when I was in University. It’s amazing that it has so much information on so many subjects! What’s your character Xander?”
He grinned back at her, “Presenting myself, as Leaps-at-Shadows, a Ragabash Lupus of the Bone Gnawer Tribe.”
Jenny blinked in surprise, “I’m not shocked that you’re a Ragabash Xander, as it suits your personality. But why did you choose to be a Lupus and a Bone Gnawer?”
He shrugged, “I’m a city boy at heart but I was so not a Glass Walker type. Bone Gnawers may seem lowest of the low in the game but at heart, their the best friendly folk you could find. I also have a little respect for the Lupus as they are a dying breed but also because I wanted to try something different for the game.”
She smiled, “That’s the same reason I chosen my character to be a Lupus, Xander. My character is called Walks-the-Edge, a Theurge of the Red Talon Tribe. However my character doesn’t hate all humans and technology as all Red Talons do.”
Buffy, Willow and Giles stared at the two of them, confused yet curious at the same time.
“Em, guys? Can you explain that in English to the rest of us?”
Xander nodded, “Sure. Gather around-“
“What are all you dweebs talking about?”
The group turned to see Cordelia Chase and Oz standing at the entrance.
Buffy raised her eyebrow, “What are you guys doing here?”
Surprisingly it was Oz who answer before Cordelia.
“Snyder is making us go trick-or-treating too.”
Buffy groaned. “Can his evil not be stopped?”
Cordelia turned her attention back to Xander, “Now, what in the world were you blabbering on about?”
Xander glared at her as Jenny answered, grinning evilly.
“Xander was just going to tell us about how we were all going to go dressed as Garou for Halloween tonight.”
Xander nodded thoughtfully before he jerked in surprise, “What?!”
Giggling, Jenny went on.
“He was just beginning to tell us all about the Garou world as you came in. Why don’t you guys sit down with us as he starts again?”
Oz slowly nodded and sat next to Willow, who smiled shyly at him.
Buffy smirked at her shocked friend, “Yeah Xand, give us your all-knowing knowledge of all things werewolf or garo-whatever.”
“Garou,” Giles corrected her.
Cordelia rolled her eyes before sitting down at the table, “This better be good.”
Jenny patted Xander’s shoulder in comfort as she and Giles sat down also, leaving Xander as the only one standing as everyone watched him.
He mentally groaned to himself before he began.
“It all began…”
Author Notes: I know I haven't finished my other story 'The Masquerade' that is also from the World of Darkness Series but this one was in my mind all day & I knew I had to write it! Please review & I'll update as soon as I can. ^_^