Bunny, Buffy, What's the Difference?

Summary: Buffy fills in for an injured Xander at NCIS and meets her father, who thought she died two decades ago.

Warning: I don't know; maybe language and innuendo somewhere along the way.

Disclaimer: BtVS characters belong to Joss Whedon / Mutant Enemy. NCIS characters belong to Donald Bellisario, Don McGill and CBS Paramount Television. I claim no rights to any copyrighted material. Please do not copy or take this story without my permission.

A/N: Kelly wasn't 8 when she died, but 3-4. Dawn was released back into the cosmos when the portal closed and Buffy died.

A/N2: Thanks to my betas for their help...CindyB and zigpal


A/N3: This is mostly in response to Challenge #4472: Bunny is my what? by CindyB.

This is a Buffy's real father challenge. I know Buffy's age is a bit off, but this IS fiction. My idea is that Joyce & Buffy Summers are really Shannon & Kelley Gibbs.
Instead of being killed, they were placed in witness protection. Shannon refused to allow Gibbs be told the truth because she felt that he led too dangerous a life. Buffy doesn't remember her earlier life.

This fic should be post Chosen. Giles being the wise man he is decides that having people trained in various fields would be beneficial to the IWC. The government wanting to score points with the new………(more)

Prologue: A New Name

Shannon Gibbs was busy packing up the rest of her and Kelly's clothing that they had just bought. They couldn't take anything from their old life – not that Shannon wanted to anyway. She was tired of sitting up nights waiting for the phone to ring or flinching when she saw Marines in dress uniforms – sure that they were coming to tell her of her husband's death halfway across the world.

That's what made this situation a blessing in disguise. Going into witness protection wasn't the greatest way out, but at least she didn't have to admit publicly with a divorce that her marriage was a failure. Now she and Kelly – no, Buffy – were free to start a normal life for themselves. She just hoped that the trauma-induced memory loss that her daughter had suffered would keep her from remembering Jethro.

Six months later, LA…

Shannon – now Joyce – had gotten her wish. Buffy's memory still had enough holes in it for her new husband, Hank Summers, to be able to slide into the role of Buffy's daddy. This was best for all of them; she knew it. Even Jethro could move on and focus on his career instead of splitting his attention between duty and family.

And in England…

"It has been confirmed. Kelly Gibbs, daughter of Leroy aka 'Jethro' and Shannon Gibbs has died along with her mother in a car accident. Her name is to be striked off the list of Potentials to be retrieved," a nameless Council member announced to the archivist.


A/N: Next…Flash to the future.