Disclaimer: I own nothing, Joss owns all. Although Sarai, Ryan, Sophia, Blair (aka childSarai) are my ideas.
A/N1: To Imzadi: In response to asking for a Sarai/Ryan Veronica/Logan crossover, unfortunately it can't be done since I've only seen, like two Veronica Mars episodes. It's on opposite House (which I love) and I am TiVo-less.
A/N2: Well, here it is, the first chapter of the last Sarai story. Hope it's enjoyable!
Sarai laid in her bed, too tired to get up. She looked at her alarm clock, which she had hit the snooze on four times already. She had two options in front of her: A, get up and quickly get dressed and rush to school, or B, take her time getting up and getting ready and show up late. She eventually decided on the super-secret option C, not going at all. Yes it was the perfect plan. "You're going to be late if you don't get up now," Angel announced, entering her room, unaware of her decision.
"I'm not going," she informed him.
"I'm tired. Very, very, tired," she said. "Besides it's the last week before graduation. We're not learning anything and it's not like they're going to take the diploma away," she added defensively.
"I didn't question you," he pointed out. "If you're tired then go back to sleep."
"Good advice," she said before she threw the comforter over her head and went back to sleep.
"Kids," Angel sighed as he left the room.
At twelve-ten, Sarai got up and went down into the Wolfram and Hart offices. She thought about bothering Angel, but then she remembered her six-year-old self was in there with him, and she trusted her to do a good job, freeing herself for something else. Harassing Wesley was out of the question because he was with Sophia. Gunn was in a meeting, and she was too lazy to track down anyone else. So, it was off to the science department. There was usually something exciting going on over there, and when there wasn't, harassing the science nerds proved to be extremely entertaining. "Newton was a fraud!" Sarai yelled, popping up behind one of the scientists.
"AH!" he shrieked, startled.
"You're such a child, Knox," she replied.
"Hey, Sarai," Knox said. "Shouldn't you be in school still?"
"Didn't go. Tired day. So, what are the geek squad up to today?"
"We're not geeks," all the scientists replied.
"When was the last time any of you had a date?" she challenged.
The laboratory door opened, "I was treated to a movie last night by a very handsome man," Fred said as she walked through the door.
"No you didn't, you went with Wesley," Sarai corrected. Fred narrowed her eyes a little, wanting the teenager to lighten up on him. "I said that with affectionate seething resentment," Sarai added.
Fred was going to reply, but something caught her attention. "What's this?" she questioned, going over to a corner of the room where a stone tomb was located.
"It was delivered this morning, we're still working on it," Knox replied.
"How'd I missed seeing this?" Sarai questioned, examining the box, particularly the crystals on top. "Ooooo, shiny." She touched one of them and dust was released in her face. She coughed for a moment. "That's gonna be great for the allergies."
"Are you okay?" Fred asked.
"You should go to medical," Knox advised.
"For breathing in some dust? Please, I inhale more when I am searching under my bed for a shoe," the teenager replied. "I'll take a Claritain, it'll be all good."
"No Sarai, you should get checked out. We don't know anything about this tomb... the dust could be more then dust," Fred said.
"Like what? Giant mutating demon dust that plans to attack the city? Please, this thing looks bazillions years old. Of course it's gotten dirty over the years," Sarai answered.
"Go to medical, or I'll tell your father and knowing him he'll drag you there kicking and screaming."
"Um, no, whining would be the way to go in this situation. You can't take screaming for granted, you gotta be selective to keep it affective," Sarai in formed them. She giggled, "that rhymes."
"Go to medical," Fred repeated.
"Fine," Sarai caved, "but if I get a needle I am holding you personally responsible."
Sarai went to the medical department to get checked out. As the examination was going on, Angel walked in. "I heard what happened," he said entering the room.
"Is there no such thing as privacy in this place?" she questioned.
"Are you okay?" he asked, very concerned.
"Of course I am."
"Everything seems fine," the doctor said. "I took some blood-"
"Which Fred owes me for," Sarai interrupted.
"Some of the standard tests are still being run, but I don't see anything mystical going on," the doctor finished.
"So you're telling me I'm fine? Something I already knew. Yeah, and how much are you going to charge for that?" Sarai snarked.
"You're not getting charged for this," the doctor said.
"Great!" Sarai exclaimed. "Daddy-father-person would care to give me the money this would cost for something important?"
"Like what?" he asked.
"Sandals, really, really, cute ones."
Angel rolled his eyes at that before going back into concerned parent mode. "Are you sure you're okay? You don't want to go upstairs? I can make you soup."
This time, Sarai rolled her eyes. "I'm fine. I promise. And what is it with parents and soup, as if it could cure anything?"
"If you're okay, I have to go."
"I left her in my office with Spike and Ice Cream... something tells me that was a mistake." As he walked to the door, he stopped to turn back to his daughter. "Hey, who do you think would win in a fight; caveman or astronaut?"
"Astronaut. They're smarter."
Angel went back and hugged his daughter tightly, before kissing the top of her head. "That's my girl!" he said before leaving, which slightly confused the teenager.
"Parents," Sarai sighed. She then shrugged it off and left. She soon ran into Lorne.
The two were walking through the halls talking. "I just call it like I see it," Lorne said regarding the great caveman/astronaut debate that had taken over the building.
In their travels, Ryan approached them, coming up the staircase. Sarai smiled. "Hey!" she greeted. "What are you doing?"
"Thinking up reasons why I had to ditch my last class to see you," he replied.
"How's that working?"
"Really good, actually. Where are you coming from?" he asked.
"Oh, medical," she dismissed. "I breathed in some dust from a tomb. They wanted to make sure I wouldn't turn into anything. But I'm fine."
"Good, cause I'm planning on taking you out tomorrow night," he told her stepping closer, "and I'd hate for you to have a tail and scales."
"Out where?" she curiously questioned.
"It's a surprise."
Lorne stepped between them, "oh sheesh," he commented heading down the stairs, "get a balcony you two."
"We're still on for later, right?"
"Of course," Lorne told her. "I'll just look for you where the sun is shining." He began to walk down the stairs. "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine," he sang.
"You make me happy," Sarai joined in, and the instant she did Lorne turned around to face her; horrified. Suddenly Sarai coughed up blood and then collapsed, but Ryan caught her.
"Someone get medical! NOW!" he screamed.
A/N: Yeah, a lot of this chapter was based on "A Hole In The World", and next chapter has parts based on it too, with Ryan taking on the Wesley role in a very specific scene, the entire gang worrying (especially Angel and Darla) and a twist ending unlike AHITW. The chapter's already written (as are several following it) so it should be up soon. Reviewing, will speed up the rate of it being posted, because I am needy and greedy. ---Laughs evily---