Notes: Ok the first paragraph or so here explains the TV Series 'Quantum Leap'. Basically he has to go about and fix things that went wrong, and he has leapt into Filia to help set something right. The thing is, HOW did he get there, and WHAT went wrong?
"Theorizing that man could time-travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Samuel Beckett led an elite group of scientists into the New Mexico desert to develop a top secret project, known as "Quantum Leap".
Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Dr Beckett prematurely stepped into the Project Accelerator, and vanished.
He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own. Fortunately, contact with his own time was maintained through brainwave transmission with Al the Project Observer, who appeared in the form of a hologram only Sam can see and hear. Trapped in the past, Dr Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, putting things right that once went wrong, and hoping, each time, that his next leap will be...the leap home."
Filia's Quantum Leap
Filia followed after Lina and the others as the sun beat down upon them, her head hung low.
How could they? She felt fury bubble within her. Were they suicidal?! Did they think he was a toy they could make friends and play with?!
"A monster?" She hadn't realized she'd spoken allowed until she realized the group in front of her had stopped in sheer terror. All were giving her wary looks, wondering whether they should be
heading for the highest sand dune or not...
"You got a monster involved in this?! WHERE ARE YOU MONSTER?!" Filia screamed her rage to the sky, and inadvertently, her own power, which spiraled upwards in a glorious blast of light. Which gave away their position. Before she could even think for reacting they were hit by MORE magic, her own magic backfiring and adding to its power. The power rippled the very sand of the earth and everyone flew in several directions.
Lina barely caught herself, landing on her hands and knees, and the rest had turned themselves to face their intruder. Filia had been knocked unconscious and was lying near Gourry, unmoving but none of them really noticed, their attention set on the hurricane before them. As the wind began to settle a form slowly stepped forth from the dust, his devious grin reflected the coldness in his eyes and he held himself proudly.
"Who are you?!" Lina demanded, her mouth dry from the floating dust..
"My name is Valgaav, servant of Lord Gaav-"
Sam Beckett, Quantum leaper, scientist, doctor, math genius, and some higher things toy, was being ripped from his home and his time. He had always gone through the leaps like this. His body would be tugged by some invisible force and as if he was being turned to a mist, he'd get dragged along the fastest he had ever gone in his entire life, and would be 'thrown' into someone else, and would wake up dizzy, disoriented, and totally confused. He knew this now as he was being dragged because while he was traveling to the next leap was the ONLY time he could remember everything. Once he had even planned to tell Al this, but each time he got into his next person, his mind and memory would go completely Swiss cheese on him.
But this leap was different, instead of feeling the filling comforting power he would usually feel while leaping as God, or time, would pull him to the next person he needed to help, instead he felt pain, intense pain. What was going on? This was completely different than usual! Was he going home? Was he going to die? Was it all over? Nothing but a bright golden light answered him as he was thrown into his new place of being. And was blessedly sent into unconsciousness as he did so.
Meanwhile with the Slayers:
The battle with Valgaav had already been finished. That had been close. Too close. If Xellos hadn't shown up when he had- Lina felt before she even saw, Xellos reappear before them. And Xellos
"Oh well, it seems I've lost him, he always seemed to be one step ahead of me, I guess this is going to be a difficult battle." He smiled at the group and placed his hand behind his head nervously, all ready sensing their hostility towards him. "Why HELLO my friends, what a pleasure to see you all again!"
"Xellos!" Lina smiled widely, welcome and cheer seemed to emanate from her, "How nice to see you again! What a surprise!" her happiness had even HIM fooled until... "DON'T YOU START WITH ME YOU CRAZY PRIEST!!! WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START HELPING US OUT FOR A CHANGE INSTEAD OF GETTING US INTO TROUBLE ALL THE TIME?!?" her arms were around his head in a very tight, and painful headlock with him bent over under the pressure of her strength.
"O-Oh, so you figured that out huh?" his voice was strained, man this was painful and he wasn't getting a very good chance to actually enjoy it.
"Of course we have!" she growled out...
Meanwhile back to Sam's dimension and Filia:
"Unnghh...." Filia groaned out, "Where am I?" she lifted her head and looked up, her eyesight was fuzzy and it was difficult trying to adjust to her surroundings. The first thing she saw was blue. She was in a blue crystal-like room, but the walls were flat and smooth. As she sat up she looked to her left she saw something of a table, except it was all glass and balanced on a solid glass pedestal that rose six inches above three feet. (Though she did not know this.)
She stood up slowly and looked around her, it was a nicely sized room, but other than the table, the only thing else she could see was a lounge bed which was white with a silver sheet folded neatly upon it. Also there was some weird, porcelain like creation on the opposite side, check that, two weird porcelain like creations, one was based into the floor, the other was at waist level and looked like a sink. (It was bathroom facility, but how was she to know that?)
How had she ended here? Where were Lina and the others? Had they been captured? Attacked? Had SHE been the only one captured? Was this that demon Xellos' fault?!
"WHERE AM I?!"
Al looked to the monitor and turned in confusion to Tina, "What the hell did that person say? Hey, get Gooshie to install some kind of translator into Ziggy. This person isn't speaking English."
"Of course she isn't," muttered Donna, Sam's wife, and operations chief of the quantum leap project, she said this with a roll of her eyes, "It's obviously Japanese or Chinese... or some other Asian language..." as she listened on the speaker for a bit longer she nodded. "Not Chinese, this is definitely Japanese, the flow of the words... Gooshie pull up Ziggy's language files and activate it." Gooshie nodded and went off to fiddle with the temperamental computer, with the AI mind, also known as 'Ziggy'.
"So where do you think he is now?" Donna murmured.
"Well it's no where near Kansas, that's for sure." Al replied.