100-word BtVS / Doom crossover Drabble. Characters are the property of their respective creators, production companies, etc. and are used without any intention of infringing copyright. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis.

First Person Shooter

By Marcus L. Rowland

"Head shot!"

Ammo low. Xander spots a gun shop, shoots the lock, gets an assault rifle, 200 rounds. Outside again, another demon, fires.

Movement on the left. Frag it. Damn, that was a friendly. Never mind.

Move through the town. Body on the porch, could be feigning. Put another shot in it.

More demons. Take 'em out. Where's the BFG?

Reality shifts. Xander's on the street surrounded by dead children. He goes looking for Buffy and Willow. The police find him first.

In the cell Xander's patient. He knows that eventually Buffy and Willow will rescue him, once they've re-spawned.


Author's Note: One of my problems with the Halloween episode is that all of Xander's experience of firearms comes from games like Doom, Diablo etc., in most of which "friendly fire" frags are a common event, and result in nothing more than temporary inconvenience. If Xander turns into the character he imagines you can forget any ideas of firearms discipline or safety. This story is sponsored by way too many hours of Doom, Unreal, etc.