Disclaimer: I don't own the Buffy character or the Anita Blake characters.
Setting: Post-Season Six, Faith isn't in jail, Willow doesn't go bad, and Tara doesn't die. AU a year after Anita joins Micah's Pard, Vivian has broken up with Stephen for cheating on her.
Summary: Anita comes to the hellmouth for a vacation, bringing Nathaniel, Cherry, Vivian, and Richard with her, but finds a different type of vampire there, Xander also gets attacked by a tiger.
Pairings: Xander/Vivian, Willow/Tara, Buffy/Richard. More later.
AN: Richard and Anita are OOC in this story.
"Why does this town feel strange?" Nathaniel asked as he looked back at Anita.
"I don't have the foggiest idea Nathaniel," Anita said as she and Richard, followed by the leopards.
"Let's get headed to the hotel," Richard said as he slid into the drivers seat.
"I thought I was driving," Anita said as she slid into the passenger seat while the three leopards climbed into the back.
"So what are we going to do first," Cherry asked as she buckled her seat belt.
"It's a nice day, I say we go to the beach." Anita suggested.
"Agreed," Richard said as he headed for the beach.
"So, what's the what," Xander asked as he came through the door of the Magic Box and headed for the table.
"Nothing much, just a quiet day," Buffy said as she looked from the fashion magazine to her best guy friend.
"Wow, a quiet day for once," Xander said as he sat down at the table.
"Well, since it's a quiet day I say that all of you should go to the beach for the day," Giles said as he came out of his office.
"Good idea," Buffy said as she put down the magazine.
The door opened to let in Willow and Tara, "What's a good idea?"
"Going to the beach," Xander said as he and Buffy stood up.
"All we have to do is get Dawn, get changed into swim wear, get some food and head to the beach."
"All right, you guys get Dawn and get changed, while I get the food and go change and I'll pick you up at the house."
"Sounds like a good idea," Buffy said as Willow, Tara, Xander, and herself left the store.
Cherry and Vivian unfolded the blanket so that they could set the food on it.
"So what do you think of this town Viv," Cherry asked as she reached into a bag and pulled out some sand witches.
"It's okay." Vivian muttered.
"Hey, it's not your fault that Stephen cheated on you with that tramp," Cherry said as she walked over to her friend and gave her a hug. Vivian burst into tears as she held onto Cherry. Richard and Anita came up to them at that point.
"Are you okay Vivian," Anita asked with concern for her.
Vivian was about to say something when someone knocked into her and Cherry knocking all three to the ground.
Anita heard laughter coming up to them and saw two blonde's, a brunette, and a red head girl.
"Nice one Xand," the brunette said as the man got to his knees.
"Very funny Dawnie," the man said as he stood up and offered his hands to Cherry and Vivian, "Sorry about that, they like to do that to me sometimes.
Vivian looked up and stared into the mans chocolate brown eyes and took his hand. Xander lifted her and the blonde up. "It's okay," Vivian said as she continued to stare at the man, "Do I know you?"
Xander shook his head, "I don't think so, I would remember if I so a beautiful woman like you."
Vivian blushed and ducked her head.
"Xander quit flirting with the lady," Buffy said as she stepped up to the brunette lady and offered her hand, "I'm Buffy Summers, this is my sister Dawn, my best friend Willow Rosenberg and her girlfriend Tara Maclay, and that is Xander Harris."
Anita took Buffy's hand, "I'm Anita Blake, this is Richard Zeeman, Cherry, Nathaniel, and Vivian, we're here on vacation."
"Why the hell would you want to come to Sunnyhell on a vacation," Xander asked as he let go of Cherry's hand and tried to let go of Vivian's, she let Xander's hand go after a minute or two.
"Sunnyhell?" Richard asked.
"Okay." Anita said skeptically.
"So, where do you all come from," Buffy asked as she studied Richard.
"Isn't that one of the states that voted for vampires to become legal," Willow asked, with a look of concentration on her face.
"Yeah, it is," Buffy said as she looked at Anita.
"You know about vampires," Richard asked in amazement.
"Yeah, but not the type that she deals with," Buffy answered nodding her head at Anita.
"You know about me," Anita said as she stared Buffy in the eyes.
"Yep, you're the Executioner."
"And you are,"
"Buffy Summers, One of the current Vampire Slayers."
"Vampire Slayer?" Anita asked.
"If you want to hear the whole thing you guys might want to hear it from Giles," Buffy said as she, Willow, Tara, and Dawn noticed Vivian stealing glances at Xander.
"Might as well," Richard said as he looked over at Anita.
"Okay, but we need to pack this stuff up," Anita said as she pointed at the blanket and food.
"I'll do it Anita," Vivian said as she started packing the food up.
"Why don't you girls take them to see Giles and I'll help Vivian," Xander said as he helped her put the food away.
"Good idea," Buffy said as the rest headed off.
Vivian looked up at the tall man, "You didn't have to stay."
Xander shrugged, "I just wanted to help."
Vivian smiled, "Thanks."
Xander and Vivian headed for his car. They where quit all the way to the car.
"So are you a werewolf," Xander asked as he opened the back door.
"No, I'm a were-leopard," Vivian said as she set the blanket on the seat, and moved out of the way so Xander could place the picnic basket on top.
Xander looked over at her, "Cool, I've never met a were-leopard."
"Thanks," Vivian said as she went around to the other side, opened the door and climbed in closing the door behind her. Xander opened his door climbed in, closed it and started the car.
"And we're off," Xander said as he backed his car up, put it in drive and headed to the Magic Box.