Daddy Issues

Author: Cyclone <cyclone[at]>

Feedback: Please be gentle.

Distribution: Gimme credit and a link. Plus, archived at

Spoilers: For Halloween and Faith, Hope, and Trick.

Disclaimer: The characters depicted herein mostly belong to the almighty Joss. I'm just borrowing them for a while.

Summary: Xander's soldier boy memories give him more than an insight into military operations.

Author's Note: This is my first drabble, based on some stuff from the Journeyverse and the recent discussions at the XanderZone about Xander's Soldier Guy memories being more specific. Also, if you're a big F/X fan, this 'fic may ick you. Consider yourself warned.

"I'm telling you, Will," Xander said. "It's weird. I've got all these memories, and they're freaking me out."

"What memories?"

"Soldier guy," Xander explained. "Freelance commando took on some kind of demonic big game hunter. Lost everyone to this... predator. Joined the CIA, changed his name, got married. Has a daughter even."

"Oh," Willow said. "So... what's the problem?"

"I just, I dunno, feel kinda weird, knowing so much about this guy when I've never met him."


"Thanks B," Faith said. "Couldn't have done it without you."

"Dana?" Xander blurted out.

Faith froze. The voice was different, but... "Daddy?"