Disclaimer:I don't own Xander , Joss does.
Summary:Xander's been given a mission. set between seasons 3 & 4.
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Xander was washing glasses in the back room of a strip club, when
suddenly a light appeared. It was dim and small at first, so dim and small
that Xander didn't notice it. But it got bigger and brighter. He through
his arm up, dropping a glass, to shield his eyes from it's now almost
blinding light. "What the..." he said before he disappeared with a flash.
"Ouff" Xander said as he landed with a thud on the cold, hard floor.
Blinking for a second and then sitting up with a groan, he looked around.
"Holy cow," he said. He was on a white marble platform, he got up and
walked over to the edge. There weren't any walls just deep space, and it
seemed as if the platform was suspended in midair. Backing away from the
edge, Xander asked "Is anyone there?"
"Greetings, lower being," a voice said from nowhere and everywhere.
"Er, howdy," Xander said looking around, "where I'm I?"
"You are in the dimension of The Wise." The voice bellowed.
"So, your the Wise? Is that a nickname or title?"
"No, I'm just a lowly messenger."
"Why I'm I here?" Xander asked.
"You are here because you have been deemed worthy."
"For what?" Xander asked confused.
"To be a Traveler."
"A Traveler is one that goes through dimensions and time."
"Hate to burst your bubble but I don't travel well, I get motion
sickness." Xander said quickly.
"Nonsense, you are worthy, so as the Wise have said so shall it be."
Xander was about to open his mouth to reply when the voice continued, "Now
listen this is your mission. Break the lamp and stop the light." Xander
started to get a defiant gleam in his eyes when he said,
"What if I refuse?"
"You don't have a choice, you will be sent there anyway and with this
particular mission you will also die if you don't fulfill it."
"Where am I going?" Xander asked, his earlier defiance already
forgotten. As an answer he disappeared.
He fell through the ceiling and hit the ground hard. "Ow..." he
groaned as he got up off the dirty cement. He looked like he was in the
bowels of a ship with a bunch of gray-green slightly humanoid demons.
"Hello?" he said, then he noticed he had a rifle. "I come in peace?"
The demons were shocked to see him but got over that once someone started
"The Scrourge is coming." Screams and scared whispers came form all sides.
Xander looked around wondering what to do when he heard a familiar voice
yell at him from above.
"Xander Harris what are you doing here?" He looked up,
"I have no idea, Cordy. But by any chance is there a big light, I can
destroy?" Puzzled she asked,
"How do you know about that?... Well, nevermind get up here." Xander
ran up the metal stairs and to Cordelia,
"You need any help?"
She was looking at his rifle,
"Why do you have a gun?"
"So I could shoot the light? I don't know, it kinda came with the
package." Cordelia frowned,
"I wanted a miracle and the powers sent you?"
Their conversation was cut short as a Irish accented voice rang out,
"Lock the doors. The Scourge is here. We're shoving off. We're gonna
make it." The dark haired man looked down, "Who's that princess?" Cordelia
looked up and squinted,
"Doyle, this is Xander. Xander this is Doyle. Why I'm I introducing
you two! The Scourge is here? Where's Angel?" A crash was heard as Angel
and some demons broke through it. The beacon all rightly lit, lowered till
it was level with Xander.
"It's going to detonate. Get out! Everybody out!" Angel said, getting
up. Xander looked over at Cordelia,
"Is that the Light?" She nodded, terrified. Xander took aim and fired
into the beacon four times. The Lister demons cowered as the sparks fell.
The Scourge demon looked paralyzed as his main weapon was destroyed before
his eyes. Angel taking advantage of his distraction, gave him a sound blow
to the head, knocking him out. Angel looked over at the speechless Cordy
"What was that?" Cordelia shaking her head replied,
"Xander, over there." Angel looked in that direction, "No ones
there." Doyle blinking for a second and shaking his head said,
"Angel. Man, there was a guy over there." Angel raised his eyebrow
and with a disbelieving look on his face,
Xander reappeared on the floor of the dimension of the Wise. Xander
blinked looking faintly green and nauseous, "If you are all so Wise, could
you think of a way to do that without the after travel puking?"
"You did well," the voice said, so loud it was like it vibrated the
stars. Xander got up wincing at the sound.
"Thanks," Xander with a puzzled and somewhat hurt look on his face
asked, "Why was I there? Why was Cordelia there and who was that Irish
guy?" he remembered seeing the love in Cordelia's eyes, the love that was
once there for him. But that love was pointed toward the other guy. The
voice answered somewhat sad,
"You were there to save her new love, the one you called 'that Irish
guy.'" Xander nodded before realizing what it said,
"New love?" He wouldn't know what the voice would say in reply
because as suddenly as he was taken to the dimension of the Wise, he was
just as quickly taken back to the strip club.
Xander looked around to see if anyone had noticed he had left, but it
was empty just like he had left it. Xander bent over and started picking up
pieces of the glass as if nothing usual had happened.