Journey of a Hero

It All Falls Down

Author: Cobra <cobra_7422000[at]>

A/N: Well boys and girls. This is the third story in my Journey Of A Hero series. I told everyone some time back that this was going to be a Trilogy. I think maybe I lied. I have some other ideas I'd like to flesh out and it's going to take lots of side stories that don't really have Xander as the key guy. SO. I'm starting the JOH Yahoo Group. Also think of this as an invite. If anyone has any ideas for the series. Give me a email and tell me the idea. If ya wanna write it. we'll work something out.

Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time.

Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightfull owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.


One Month Later
(after JOH: A Warriors Goodbye)

The heavy bag swayed back and forth on the chain that hung from the ceiling. Blow after precise blow dented the bag only to have the next take the dent out. Sweat poured from the tired figure of Xander Harris. A right hook followed by a left cresant kick that made the chain rattle. Xander quickly dropped into a kneel and sweep kicked under the bag with his right leg then standing and hammering the heavy leather bag with a left leg sidekick. The young hero fell backwards as the kick completed rolling onto his back and pushing himself up with his hands to land on his feet. He jumped backwards pushing his feet off the wall and flew the ten or twelve feet to the bag landing a solid kick to the top of the bag that caused the chain to break and the large bag to hit the hardwood floor with a dull thump.

"I see you haven't gone soft since you got the ring back." Nightwing said as he fell out of the shadows from one of the large hickory rafters of Xander's new cabin.

"Can't always rely on power Dick. How'd you find me?" Xander asked then rolled his eyes as he saw Nightwing smirk.

"Duh." Xander said to himself with a tired smile., "I take it things went well in marry ole' England?" Xander asked as he grabbed a tool box and began to fix the chain on the punching bag.

"As well as can be expected. Remind me not to piss off Giles. He's got a killer right cross." Nightwing said with a smile. Xander turned around and looked at him curious before shaking his head.

"I don't want to know."

"Good cause I'm not gonna tell you. Quite frankly it's embarrasing." Nightwing said with a serious look on his face. Xander smiled.

"I'm sure. So what's the what? I know you didn't come by to talk about your trip."

"Just wanted to let you know that Batman, Robin, and I took Fear down last night. Batman wanted to know how you knew about the drop." Nightwin said as Xander turned and smirked at him.

"Duh," Nightwing said to himself., "Forgot you were trained by the best."

"Don't worry. I won't tell anyone your getting slow in your old age." Xander said with a mock serious look on his face. Nightwings entire body stiffened as he glared at the young man with humor.

"You want some of this kid? I'll show you a thing or two."

"Sure," Xander said as he stood and fell into a fighting stance., "I usually don't fight the elderly but your annoying enough for me to make and exception."

"Oh, that's it. I'm telling the Bat when this is over." Nightwing said falling into his own stance.

"Momma's boy." Xander said and the two jumped forward at the same time.


Sunnydale Library

The Scooby gang sat at the table thoughtful looks on there faces as Giles answered there questions.

"How is he Giles?" Buffy asked as Giles sat the phone down on it's cradle.

"Nightwing says he's fine. The best shape of his life actually."

"We don't mean physically Giles." Willow said with a serious look on her face.

"I know Willow." Giles started with a sigh and began to wipe his glasses., "I can't be sure about Xander's mental stability at the moment. According to Nightwing he's been at that cabin training for the last month. No outside contact at all." Giles sighed again as he put his glasses back on his nose., "And he has no plans to come down anytime soon."

"Then we go to him." Buffy said with a stubborn voice that made Giles smile and sigh at the same time., "I'm not sure that's a good idea Buffy. Whatever Xander is doing, he knows how far he can push himself."

"He's always pushed himself past his limits Giles. But usually he had someone there to help him get put back together." Willow said with a serious voice full of caring and compassion. Giles smiled at her sadly.

"You're right Willow.," Giles said causing the others to smile thinking they'd be victorous., "However, I think we should give Xander some more time. He'll come to us when he's ready."



Darkseid fumed as he sat on his throne. He had been beaten. Not only beaten but beaten by a couple kids. He heard whispers about his defeat around every corner, had killed more than a few of his followers for thinking him weak. He'd show everyone. He'd humiliate those....boys.

"Desaad," Darkseid yelled causing his follower to jump.

"Yes Master Darkseid?"

"Put a communication to Lex Luthor through. I have business to discuss with the man."

"Right away sir." Desaad said as he ran toward the control panel two rooms down. In mere moments a screen with President Luthors face showed in front of the throne.

"What can I do for you Darkseid?" The bald President asked in an overly friendly matter.

"I need your help. That new Green Lantern. I want him gone."

"Just how can I help you with that?" Luthor asked as his image leaned back into a soft chair. The Oval Office wall in the background., "And what's in it for me?"

"Power, more power than you can imagine. An army of warrior as strong as I at your disposal."

"An army that can be beaten by a couple kids?" Lex asked with a smirk on his face. Darkseid growled in warning and Lex smiled in a friendly manner.

"Just joking with you. I must say I'm interested. Care to elaborate on my side of the deal?"

"I will agree, not only to give you the army. But to leave Earth be until you see fit." Darkseid said with a carefully emotionless tone. Lex leaned forward in his chair and looked at Darkseid with the look of a predator.

"All this just to get the new Green Lantern out of the way?" Lex asked unbelieving.

"No, I also want the one called Superboy out of this game."

"I'm not sure I can help you much." Lex said leaning back in thought., "I had plans for Superboy myself."

"No Superboy, no army." Darkseid said with a tone full of finality. Lex looked in deep thought for a moment before nodding his head in aggreement.

"Fine. I'll take care of my end."

"You better, I'll be watching." The screen disappeared as he cut the link with a button on the arm of his throne. Desaad walked back into the room slowly.

"Do you think this wise Sire?"

"Do not question me worm." Darkseid snapped, while thinking the same thing.

Chapter 1

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH. It All Falls Down (1/?)

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 14/8-2004 04:47

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.

Chapter One.

Xander sat under the trees as the sun shone high in the sky. A light breeze blew as Xander inhaled and exhaled on counts finding his center.

"You've had a visitor?" A man asked walking to Xander with steady and sure steps. Xander opened his eyes cursing his new mentor for breaking his concentration.

"Yeah. Nightwing came by last night." Xander said as the man sat into a lotus position opposite him.

"Nightwing. I've heard he's a great martial artist." Richard Dragon said with a smile and a slight twinkle in his tired eyes.

"He is. Still beating me." Xander said with a smile and a shrug., "Though that isn't saying much."

"Give yourself more credit kid. Your doing great." Dragon started with a serious tone., "It's only been a month since you found me kid. You've improved and learned faster than any student I've ever had. And I've had my fare share."

"Thanks." Xander said with a genuine tone.

"No problem kid. So how did you do with Nightwing?"

"Almost a dead draw actually. Before he could've gotten me easy. I think in another couple months I'll be able to hold out with Batman."

"Why are you doing this kid? You've got a power ring." Dragon had curious eyes.

"I had a medallion, it almost doubled my power, but it's gone now, locked safely away in a place no one will find it. I'm going to need the extra edge of training, of thinking." Xander said looking directly into his newest mentors eyes. Dragon nodded but he had to ask the question.

"Why not keep the medallion?"

"It's complicated. It began to weaken. But it eventually got over it's.... spell, and grew stronger again. But the medallion had a soul inside it. As long as I wore the medallion the soul couldn't be free. So, I'm only going to use it in extreme emergencies from now on. No one deserves to be trapped forever."

"Couldn't agree more." Dragon said in a low voice before smiling slightly and standing falling into a fighting stance.


"Let's go." Xander said jumping to his feet and attacking with a smooth motion. As the front snap kick he threw was blocked Xander landed in a tight stance just in time to block a right jab from Dragon.

"That was good. Almost didn't see it coming." Richard said and he began to attack with move after move. Spin kick, back hand, ridge hand, front kick. Xander smirked as he noticed Richards next attack and as the man kicked Xander spun intending to land a pressure punch on Dragons lower neck. It was blocked and Xander felt an elbow slam into his chest. He went with the blow doing a back hand spring and landing in a modified akido stance. He grimaced in pain but didn't move to rub his bruising chest.

"You still telegraphing. Don't think so much kid." Dragon said and moved forward to fight again. Xander fell back in a hand spring but instead of flipping back went forward slamming both feet into Dragons' jaw. As the martial arts master flew backward he used the moment to flip his body and he landed on his feet.

"Very good, very.... spontaneous." The Dragon moved in again.



Bruce Wayne rubbed his chin in thought before speaking to Nightwing.

"So you think someone is training him?"

"Yeah, and I'm worried that he didn't tell us. He seemed, distant." Nightwing said with a very worried tone.

"This is Xander.," Robin said with a smile., "He won't do anything to hurt anyone. Whatever he's doing I'm sure it's for the best." The two older men weren't so sure.



Superboy sat at the counter sipping his Soder and smiling at the pretty young women dressed as Wonder Woman.

"I love this place." Kon said to himself as he watched a tall blond in a Supergirl uniform walk toward a table.

"It has it's good points." A voice said behind him causing him to turn quickly. The young Teen Of Steel smiled as he and Xander slapped hands.

"How ya been Kid?" Xander asked as he grabbed a Soder and the two walked to a corner booth.

"Not bad Xan. You been cool?"

"Always. I've been looking around and calling in favors. I've found Aurora a new mother box." Xander said with a smile. Superboy smiled and sighed in relief.

"Thanks man," Superboy said with a smile., "Now she can get outta mine and YJ's hair."

"Sorry it took so long Kid. I've been a little busy."

"So ya wanna go to an intergalactic rave in a couple weeks? We can be the guest of honor?" Kon smiled as he raised both eyebrows signifying what he thought that could mean. Xander laughed and nodded.

"Just call my cell Kid. You've still got the number?"

"Yeah, I've been a little busy to lately. The gang had another run in with Harm." Kon said in a low sad voice.

"Everyone okay?" Xander asked in a worried tone.

"Yeah, Rob and I took him down finally. Cassie and Cissie got hurt some. And Impulse got a little banged up. We're of the good. All wanting you back on the team."

"I don't know if I'll ever rejoin YJ Kon. I'm always gonna be around to help you guys out though. It's just right now, I feel more comfortable on my own some of the time."

"I get that." Kon said with an understanding smile. He had been the same way in the beginning. Xander would change his mind. Eventually., "You know if you ever need us. No matter what. We got your back."

"Same from me Kid. I stick by my friends."

"Time to get off the serious stuff. When do the dancing babes arrive?" Superboy was all smiles as Xander laughed and leaned back.

"At dusk my friend. That's when all the beautiful things come out."

"You hung around the Bat-Clan to damn long." Superboy said with a snort. Xander couldn't help but laugh.



Kyle Rayner held Jade close to his body as the two sat on the sofa of there apartment.

"You think he's okay?" Jade asked the question that had been plaguing Kyle for weeks.

"I honestly don't know. The JLA contacted me a few days ago. There gonna offer Xander and Superboy reserve membership."

"That's great." Jade said with a smile on her face. Kyle nodded his head in agreement.

"It is. But Xander won't say yes."

"Why not?" Jade asked sitting up out of the Green Lanterns embrace. Kyle sighed and leaned his head back.

"I don't know for sure. It seems like maybe, like Xander's going to form his own team. I get the feeling that.. he knows something. But at the same time he doesn't." Kyle said with a confused tone. He noticed the look in Jade's eyes and leaned forward resting his elbows on his knees he continued., "Nightwing told me he's been in the mountains training for the last month. The guy said Xander nearly took him down without the ring. Why would the kid keep training if he didn't think something was coming. Even the Bat takes breaks occasionally."

"If Xander knew something he'd tell us. He wouldn't do anything that could get us hurt."

"I know that." Kyle said with a sigh., "That's what I don't understand. It's like he's not himself anymore."

"You don't trust him?" Jade asked in shocked disbelief. Kyle sighed and looked down in shame.

"I don't know." Kyle said with a shake of his head., "I just, don't know."


Lex Luthor sat behind his desk talking to a blank screen.

"Is everything going to plan?"

"Yes. It will be ready soon." A figure said as his faced showed on the screen. A black man with dark glasses on.

"Your sure no one will figure this out?"

"I'm the technician Luthor. No one is smarter than me."

"You've been beaten by a boy several times. Forgive me if I'm not overly confident in your abilities." Lex said with a sneer on his face and a tone of superiority in his voice. The Technician looked from the screen no emotion on his face.

"That's in the past. I won't fail again."

"See to it that you don't. I'm not known as a lenient employer." Without saying as much as a goodbye Lex cut the vid-call and leaned back behind his Presidential desk.

"It's all coming together nicely."

Chapter 2

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH. It All Falls Down (2/?)

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 15/8-2004 04:26

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction. A/N: Also I miss typed the heading of JOH: Old Into New. Chapter ten was the final chapter. This is it's sequel

A/N: If your like me and think that my writing is better in this fic, than every before, I think I can tell you why. I've just about got all the characters in this fic where I want them. Xander's went from the sidekick to the Hero. Superboy's become stronger and more mature. Buffy's done a 180 from the series version and turned into a good and caring person again. Willows still worried about her friend and Giles is the father figure. I've finally gotten the characters through a few trials and tribulations and I think that I'm to the point that I can write them the way I wanted to write them since the first JOH fic. The only downside to this is not getting to write Guy Gardner anymore. He was a fun one to write. If you haven't noticed both Xander and Superboy have sort of filled the position of trash talking bad ass. It will be more apparent as the fics move forward. thanks for listening. enjoy the fic.

Chapter Two.

Aurora smiled as she stared over the Intergalactic Rave with Superboy on her right and Xander on her left.

"It's good to be back."

"Agreed." superboy said with a large smile as he noticed a large group of females on the other side of the Rave.

"Let's go Warrior." Superboy said as he turned and looked at his friend. The new costume took some getting used to. It was a lot like his first GL uniform. Only darker, The green was dark and where the old suit was white it was now pure black. A red W was in the middle of the chest and a green power ring symbol sat on top of it.

"Fine, but check and see if there single before you start mingling."

"Where's the fun in that?" The kid asked rhetorically and took off. Xander sighed as Aurora laughed.

"He's gonna be the death of me."

"I've said that a few times myself." The magnetic powered female said with a smile. Xander chuckled and took to the air. As the Teen Lantern landed in the middle of the dancing meta's questions began to fly from all around him.

"So you took down Darkseid?" One beautiful alien asked with a sexy smile. Xander chuckled and shook his head., "I helped a little."

"And Doomsday?" Another asked a star struck look in her eyes.

"I helped, but Warrior's the real hero there."

"That's like so cool." Another one that reminded Xander of Harmony said as she grabbed his arm.

"I guess." Was the teens only answer as his eyes no longer had the bright shine in them., "If you'll excuse me ladies. I've gotta go find a friend." Xander took the air quickly spotting Superboy talking to Aurora.

"I've gotta go SB. Something came up." Xander said, before Superboy could say anything Xander pushed his handstamp and disappeared from the Rave.

"Wonder whats got into him?" Superboy asked rhetorically.


Xander slammed an open palm strike into the side of his newly fixed heavy bag. Thoughts whirled around in his head. A million thoughts, one conclusion. His fault. He'd seen death pretty much his whole life. Even before Buffy came to town they were burying a class member a month. Seeing the parents crying. The students in mourning, and the entire time something in the back of his mind said, this isn't right. Then he found out the truth of Sunnydale. Just happened to lose his best friend in the process. Could he have done more to save Jesse? That's a question that still plagues him today.

"Take it easy on the bag kid." Richard Dragon said as he walked into the room a glass of water in his right hand. Xander stopped hitting the bag and took the glass of water drinking it quickly.

"Thanks." Xander said handing Dragon back the glass before falling into a fighting stance again.

"I think that's enough for the day Xander.," Dragon said stopping his student just before he started yet another barrage of moves on the bag.

"I'm good." Xander said without looking at his newest sensei. Dragon sighed and looked at him with a frown.

"What's wrong Xander?"

"Nothin," Xander said trying to put on his normal lop sided smile. It didn't come.

"I can tell when your lying kid."

"Just thinking about things. It strange you know." Xander said with a shrug.

"What's strange?"

"That I'm still here." Xander said looking directly into Dragons eyes with pure confusion in his brown orbs., "That me. Xander Harris is still fighting, when those so much better, are dead and gone."

"Did you ever think that maybe your just good kid?"

"No." Xander said in a deadpan voice., "Because I'm not. I go into every fight expecting to bite the dust. But, it seems like the only people to get hurt are those I care about. Me, I walk away with scratches." Xander sighed before continuing., "I mean, imagine it. Warrior dies, Superman gets his arm broke, I fly away with a few cracked ribs and a couple scars. It's not right."

"I'm sure you've heard the story of the Tea Master. Well, this is my version.," Dragon says sitting lotus style and motioning for Xander to do the same. The young man does and begins to listen intently.

"A young punk kid, a thief, goes to steal a priceless little trinket in Kyoto. The kid is a nobody, he's been told he's nothing his entire life, he believes it. So when he's approached by one of the greatest martial artist of all time and asked to train, he jumps at the chance. But in the back of his mind is always that nagging voice. The one that tells him he's nothing. Just a worthless thief. But the kid fought through the voice, trained, learned the martial arts and eventually over time, became well known, a fighter, a friend, no one would ever put this man in the league of the thief that went to Kyoto. Do you understand what I'm telling you?"

"That you were a little punk thief.," Xander said with a small smile before finishing quickly., "And that I shouldn't listen to the annoying voice that's telling me I'm just lucky, or unlucky."

"Your slightly smarter than you look." Dragon said as he stands and brushes himself off., "Get back to your training."


Xander walked into the run down bar in L.A. He walked like the owner, his green silk shirt and black slacks made him stand out from the rest of the bar patrons.

"What do you want kid?" The bar tender asked as Xander leaned on the bar with a steady arm.

"I'm looking for Cody Driscoll." Xander said and continued as he saw the man about to protest., "I know he's here so just point me in the right direction." The bar tender glared at the kid slightly but pointed to a corner table with several young women around it.

"Thanks." Xander said as he tossed a fifty on the bar and walked toward the table. As he walked up behind the women and looked at the young man trying to tell a funny joke Xander smirked and leaned on the wall looking at the man. The young man looked up noticing the hero and smirked.

"Who the hell are you?" Driscoll asked with little humor in his voice.

"A friend." Xander said with a smile.

"Maybe I don't want any friends."

"Never said I was yours." Xander added the smile falling from his face as the women began to walk away. Xander turned one of the chairs around straddling it so he faced the still sitting Cody.

"If your from the Gov. you better have a good dental plan." Cody said with a large smile. Xander snorted and smiled back.

"Me? Nah, I'm here to offer you a little job."

"I work for myself." Cody said with a deadpan voice. Xander laughed and leaned forward on the back of the chair.

"Well, ya know Personal Business is a big RISK now days."


The dark sky almost hide the tall skyscrapers of Gotham City. The place Xander called home for a little over a month. A place where he had friends. But that wasn't why he was here tonight, tonight was business. He watched with a smile from the shadows as the female figure slammed her staff into the head of one Mob goon and then spun landing a heel kick on the head of another one. She flipped backwards with a grace that Xander found revitalizing. Watching her fight brought back all the training he'd had with The Batman. As the last Mob goon went down Xander silently floated to the ground behind the female vigilante.

"Not," Xander said stopping his words only to catch a kick the female sent his way., "Bad." He finished with a lop sided smile.

"What do you want?" Helena asked as Xander let go of her foot. She turned before he could speak and began to tie up the men she had just beaten.

"Well you see it's like this," Xander said as he bent down and began to help her., "I'm starting a little team, and I'd like you to join in."

"I'm not much of a team player kid. Sorry."

"That's good, because I'm not much of a team leader. We can call this a learning experience." Xander said with a half smile that made the female smile back and chuckle.

"What's this little team called kid?"

"You might have heard the name before. The Outsiders." Xander said as he finished tying up the last man and stood. Helena looked in thought for a moment before she to stood and walked up to Xander.

"Sounds like I'm going to fit right in." The Huntress said as she shot a line and began to scale the alley wall. Xander smirked.

"I'd like to fit you somewhere."

"I heard that." Huntress said with a smirk as she reached the top of the building. Xander chuckled low in his throat and began to float up to her.

"I know."


Xander flew over the town of Leesburg following the white, red, and blue figure ahead of him.

"Fancy seeing you here." Xander said with a laugh in his voice as he flew beside the teen hero known as Supergirl.

"I don't believe we've actually met." Supergirl said with a smile that really showed her beauty. Xander chuckled and his eyes twinkled behind his green mask.

"You can call me Warrior. How about getting a cup of coffee. I have a little proposition for you."


Xander flew toward the state of Nebraska with a smile. It was all coming together.

Chapter 3

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH: It All Falls Down (3/?)

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 28/8-2004 21:37

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.

Chapter Three.

Warriors L.A.

The day had been a good one. Most of his team had been assembled and he only had to ask one more person to join. He figured the young man he was about to ask would turn him down flat.

"As long as we can still help YJ and hang out with them it's cool." Superboy said with a smile as they sat in the corner booth that they always used.

"I wouldn't try to tell you who to hang out with Kon. Besides there all my friends to."

"Then why start a team Xan?," Superboy asked finally getting to curious., "Why not just rejoin YJ?"

"Because I've got a feeling something big is coming, and I don't want them in the middle of it. Like The Outsiders will be."

"But I can be in the middle of it huh?" Superboy asked with mock hurt. Xander laughed and leaned back in the booth.

"I've got a good idea that you'd have been in the middle of it anyway. Trouble just seems to find us when were together. Like Butch and Sundance."

"I'm Butch." Superboy said with a smile as he took a drink of his Soder.

"Good cause Sundance was the badass." Xander said with a smile that made the Teen Of Steel groan.

"Whatever, we both know that's a lie." Superboy said with a smirk. Xander was about to make a smart ass remark but froze. Only his eyes moved as he noticed the shadowy figure to there left.

"Sup Nightwing?" Xander asked relaxing as the figure walked into the light.

"He wants to see you. Now."

"About my team?" Xander asked already knowing the answer. Nightwing only nodded a frown on his own face.

"Want me to come with you War?" Kon asked standing up just as Xander did.

"Nah, I'll be fine kid. Don't forget to meet here Friday night for the introductions."

"I'll be here. Later War."

"See ya Kid."


Xander walked into the Bat Cave with trepidation. Not sure about what was to come.

"Why didn't you ask me?" The Batman asked as he melted out of the shadows to Xander's left. Xander turned his head and shrugged.

"I wanted to do this on my own."

"You should have asked me." Batman growled out in annoyance. Xander scowled back with the same emotion.

"It's not like you have the name copyrighted Bruce." Xander said with a slightly annoyed voice. Bruce looked at the young man in silence for what felt like minutes.

"What's this all about Xander?"

"I can't tell you." Xander said with a sad filled voice but his eyes showed no such emotion.

"You don't trust me?"

"Of course I trust you Bruce, your one of my best friends.," Xander said with a shocked voice., "The reason I can't tell you is because I don't freakin know. I've just got this gut feeling that something bad is going to happen. Something really bad."

"And you think this team you've put together. You think it can stop it alone?" Batman asked as he walked toward the young man with soundless steps. Xander sighed before speaking.

"No, I don't. I think they will stand beside me. I think they will help me lead the way for the rest of us."

"You've chosen nothing but amateurs, for a job that sounds to important to mess up."

"Bruce, I trust you with my life. Trust me when I say that my group will be ready. And when I'm done with them. They'll be on par with the best." Xander said his voice not wavering under the glare of the Bat.

"You think you've improved enough to train a team? Your good Xander, hell your one of the best pupils I've ever had. But it's a big responsibility to lead someone into a battle."

"Batman, I can't explain this to you. Hell I don't understand it myself. Something is happening. I'm not sure what, when, or why. But it's gonna happen. My team isn't done yet. I've got more people to recruit. More bugs to work out. But I will be leading a team into something that I'll never be truly ready for."

"I trust you Xander. But your not being your normal self. Hiding in the mountains for over a month, away from the friends you missed so much when you were here."

"I've changed Bruce. I'm looking out for the greater good here.," Xander sighed and asked the question the Batman wanted in the first place., "Can I lead the Outsiders?"

"All you had to do was ask." Batman said with a sarcastic voice. Xander growled in annoyance.


Luthor watched the tape with fascination. It looked... Perfect.


Warriors L.A.

Xander smiled as he stood behind the bar. His team coming in one after the other, surprisingly Superboy showed up first, followed by Supergirl and Huntress, then the Star Spangled Kid.

"Figured the idiot would be late."

"Damn War," Superboy whispered into the young mans ear., "You got some major babes here."

"I thought you'd notice that. It seems like all Super heroines are hotties." Xander answered with a normal tone as if not noticing the girls were listening.

"Alright," Xander said walking from behind the bar., "We're going to start without him. If he shows up fine, if not I'll get a few other people recruited tomorrow."


"Cody Driscoll. Risk."

"Ah, not him." Superboy said with a groan as he dropped down beside Supergirl at the table. Everyone else looked at Xander in confusion.

"He was a Teen Titan a team or so ago. A wild streak, but all in all a decent guy."

"He's annoying." Superboy said and leaned back in his chair.

"Watch your mouth man. I helped you out last time we met, remember." Risk said as he walked in the door and took a seat by the Huntress. He looked at her and raised both eyebrows. Xander, Superboy, and Huntress all rolled there eyes.

"I coulda took you in. But like I said. I wasn't going to make you go."

"Whatever, Superkid."

"Enough," Xander said in a normal level headed voice. The entire table looked at him., "I brought us here for one reason, I want to have the best team I can. It's going to start, with us."

"Um," A confused Star Spangled Kid asked with her hand half raised., "Then why am I here? I'm not in any of your levels."

"No kidding, why are all the little girls here. They can't hang with us." Risk said and looked for a hand slap with Superboy, it didn't happen. He rolled his eyes and went to set back down only to find his chair no longer under him. He glared at the Huntress only to have her smile a smartass smile at him. He mumbled something under his breath that sounded like Bitch. Xander sighed and shook his head.

"Look," Xander said slightly loosing his temper with Risk., "If your not going to take at least the next five minutes seriously get the hell out."

"Who the hell do you think you are?," Risk said standing up quickly and trying to intimidate the slightly shorter Xander., "You gonna make me leave ring boy?" Xander turned his eyes away and noticed that his entire team was centered on his reaction. If he didn't do something all the respect he would need would be lost.

"You and I both know I can take you Risk. Sit down, or get out."

"Without that ring your nothin. Just a two bit civie."

"Uh oh." Superboy said as he began to inch down in his chair. The women around the table looked at him in confusion until they saw the vague anger in Xanders' eyes.

"Is that what you think?," Xander asked as he took the ring off his finger and sat it on the table., "Let's see what you got."

"Your crazy, I'm ten times stronger and faster than you." Risk said with a smile as he followed Xander onto a fighting mat a few hundred feet away from the table they had been sitting at.

"Maybe. But once this is over, your going to start listening."

"Sure, whatever." Risk said and smirked as Xander fell into a loose fighting stance.


"Does Warrior stand a chance?" Linda Danvers AKA Supergirl asked Kon with a whispered tone.

"Okay, that's like asking if Nightwing stands a chance."

"Your kidding right?" Huntress asked with a slightly shocked voice. Superboy looked at her with a serious expression.


"It's starting." Courtney said with more than a little awe in her voice.

"This is going to be good." Superboy said a slight smile forming on his face as he focused on the fight.

Chapter 4

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH: It All Falls Down

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 29/8-2004 02:31

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.

*Great,* Xander thought to himself with profanity., *Now what the hell do I do?*

"I won't hurt you to bad." Risk said with a smile as he began to walk forward.

"Don't do me any favors." Xander said and jumped backward then forward slamming a right fist into Risk throat. The blonde young mans eyes flew open as he grabbed his throat only for Xander to slam his shin into the young mans crotch with all the force he could muster. Risk lashed out with a right fist that just grazed Xander's chin sending the young man into a tight mid-air spin. The young brunette landed on his feet with the spin and lashed out a kick again hitting his meta-human opponent in the throat. He had to hit every weak point he could think of. Kidneys, throat, several pressure points that Dragon had taught him. In moments Risk was breathing hard, had a few bruises. But that's all Xander's blows could do. Xander jumped forward into the air slamming both feet into Risks' face. He used the force of the blow to flip himself backwards landing in a crouch a few feet away from the stunned Meta-Human.

"Not bad for a civie huh." Xander taunted causing the eyes of his opponent to cloud with anger. Risk ran at Xander full speed his fist by his head ready to deliver a full force blow. He never got the chance. As Risk began his run Xander jumped forward sliding feet first into the knees of the half alien ex Titan. As Risks' own momentum caused him to flip end over end and slam into the wall of Warriors with a loud crash. Xander kipped up to his feet.

"Alright, I've put up with this long enough." The teen said the ring on the table flying into the air and onto his right hand. In the blink of an eye his costume flared around him and he held Risk against the wall with a giant green hand., "I've given you the opportunity to become a hero again. To get out of the so called life of crime. You don't want it fine. Leave. But next time I come find you, it'll be to take you down. I believe in second chances. But I think the person should want it." With a sigh Xander willed the hand away and Risk fell to the floor landing on his feet then his knees. He coughed then stood and walked back toward the table.


"Wow." Courtney said with a voice filled with awe. The other women at the table nodded there heads. Superboy simply smirked.

"Kids got balls." Huntress said with a slight smile. Superboy looked at her and rolled his eyes. Supergirl looked at her in veiled disgust. The table quickly became quiet as Risk took his seat and Xander floated over to the spot he had just vacated.

"Can we get on with the meeting now?" The heroes around the table simply nodded.

"Good," Xander said with a smile., "Now that the introductions are over I can stop being such a hardass. As for your question Courtney." Xander said nodding to the youngest member of the group with a smile before continuing., "Look around, You've got Supergirl, SB, Huntress, Risk, and myself. Not one big leaguer in the bunch. At least, no one up on Supermans level."

"From what I saw you and SB are close." Courtney said thinking back to the fight she had seen only months before. Xander looked at her and half smiled.

"Together, SB and I MIGHT be able to hurt or even beat Superman, apart we wouldn't stand a snowballs chance in hell."

"You two take Superman, yeah right." Risk said with a snort. Xander was about to answer before Courtney did.

"You didn't see them fight Darkseid and Doomsday. I was there. They were on up in power."

"Plus," Superboy said while smiling at Courtney with thanks., "We worked together, Xander and I are a team. And soon, all of us will be a team."

"That's touching really," Risk said with a smartass tone as he leaned back., "My only real question is who the leader of this team is." As the question was asked four sets of eyes landed on Xander as Risk then smirked at the young man.

"In battle, me, or SB. In this room, in a meeting, everyone has an equal vote. Now if we're in a terrain that someone knows more than me. Like if we're in Gotham, Huntress has the tactical advantage, but either I or SB are going to okay the plan. If there's time. If not, well, Huntress has proven herself. Same with Supergirl or SSK."

"What about me?" Risk asked with a smirk on his face.

"If you know more about a place and situation than me or one of the others, we WILL listen to your observations, and we'll even hear out your plan. IF there's time. Sound fare to everyone?" The group nodded there heads and even Risk had to accept that it was the best he would get out of the deal.

"You talk like you expect us to be JLA level." Supergirl said with a smile and curious blue eyes.

"I do. This isn't the entire team. I have more people to get in touch with. And we will start training soon. I've gotten a financial backer whose given me more than enough money to start a base of operations."

"Damn, your really on the ball with all this." Risk said finally letting his old self show through a little. He was actually a little impressed.

"Been thinking about it for a month. I have a certain someone ready to train all of you. I believe Huntress knows him already. But she could still learn a few things."

"Richard?" Helena Burtenilli asked in shock. Xander nodded his head in confirmation then smiled at everyone.

"Now, it's time to get down to business." Xander pulled out a chair and took a seat. He looked to his left to see the Huntress.

"Can you think of anyone you'd want in this group?"

"Not really, bit of a loner unless it's the Bat Crew." Xander nodded biting his lip in thought. He moved on.

"What about you Risk?"

"Any of my old teammates would be cool. Maybe Argent?" The young man said and Xander nodded.

"She's in the Titans but I don't see a problem with sending an invite. Courtney?"

"I was think maybe CM3."

"Not a bad idea. I'll try and get him an invite. Supergirl?" Xander smiled at the young blonde who smiled back slightly.

"We kinda need a Speedster, how about Jesse Quick?"

"She's on her own at the moment, little dispute with the Titans. I'm sure I can talk to her. Or maybe you should do it."

"It'll be better coming from you." Supergirl said with a smile. Xander only nodded his head.

"How about you SB. Anybody ya want in our little group?"


"Her mother box would really come in handy. There's not many left. You're closer to her than I am, you go recruiting kid." Xander said with a thoughtful look.

"Gee, thanks." The kid said in a dry voice that told everyone he wasn't looking forward to it.

"What did you do?"

"She thinks I purposely walked in while she was in the shower." Superboy said causing Risk to laugh and Xander to smile and raise an eyebrow.

"Did you?"

"NO, I thought it was.... never mind."

"I'll get it from you later." Xander said laughter in his voice.

"Whatever." Kon said and pushed on his hand stamp transporting him to the Rave and away from all the questions.

"Any questions?"

"Yeah? It's late, I'm tired, got a place I can crash?" Risk asked and Xander nodded.

"There's a room for each of you anytime you want it. Your is second floor third door on the left."

"Ya know, maybe this won't be so bad." Risk said as he stood and walked toward the staircase.

"You have rooms here as well. If you want them."

"I'll stay for the night. I have to get home tomorrow." Courtney said as she stood and listened to Xander's directions.

"What about you SG?"

"Nah, I gotta get going. I'll be back tomorrow to... train." As Supergirl floated into the air Xander looked at Huntress and raised an eyebrow.

"What about you? Ya gonna head back to Gotham tonight?"

"That depends, where's my room?"

"About three doors down from mine." Xander said with a smile as he stood. Helena followed him in standing.

"Yeah, It's almost daylight. I'll head back to Gotham tomorrow."

"Follow me beautiful." Xander said walking toward the stairs that Risk and Courtney had already climbed.

"Keep up the flattery and I just might." Huntress answered causing Xander look back and smile at her with raised eyebrows.

"Maybe I should move you a little closer to my room. Ya know, keep a close eye on you."

"Good idea."

Chapter 5

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH. It All Falls Down (5/?)

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 29/8-2004 15:53

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.

Chapter Five.

Xander groaned silently as he stretched trying to loosen his muscles before getting out of the king size bed all the rooms at Warriors had in the bedrooms.

"Quit moving so much, it's to early." The feminine voice of Helena Butinelli AKA the Huntress said causing Xander to smile.

"I'm so very sorry.," Xander said with a sarcastic filled voice. Helena growled as she buried her face into the pillow.

"I've got some things to do today. See ya tonight with the rest of the team."

"Uh huh." Was all Huntress could say as she went back to a peaceful sleep. Xander rolled his eyes and slid out of bed carefully. He had to take a shower and get dressed, then it was onward into the daylight to talk to some old friends, about some new jobs.


"You didn't." Superboy said as he and Warrior flew across the sky leaving trails in the atmosphere behind them. Xander didn't say anything.

"YOU DID?!" Superboy yelled in shocked delight., "You are so the man. She's hot."

"Man, keep it to yourself, I don't know how the hell you figured it out."

"Well," Superboy said with a frown as he looked down., "Lately I've been ya know, hearing things, and well, I kinda heard..."

"You're getting super hearing?"

"Um... I guess so yeah." Superboy said with a slight smile.

"And you heard... everything?" Xander asked becoming a little embarrassed.

"Well, not everything. I mean, I didn't get back to Warriors till late."

"You all of a sudden get Super Hearing and you use it to listen to me and Huntress." Xander said with a snort.

"Hey," Superboy said indignantly., "I didn't do it on purpose. The power just goes in and out as it wants to."

"We'll have to work on that. Any other powers your not telling me about."

"Nah, not yet anyway." Superboy said with a smile as Sunnydale High came into view.

"We better land and change." Xander said and Superboy nodded following his lead.

"So your living with Superman now. What's that like?"

"Well, I'm going to be learning from the best. It's kinda strange going from solo hero to sidekick but I think it'll help me out in the long run." Superboy said with a shrug as he slipped a jacket and jeans on over his costume.

"True." Xander said as he powered down and began to walk toward the school. Superboy walked beside him step for step.

"Your really gonna get them involved?" Superboy asked not sure about his friends train of thought on the matter.

"Willow will be the technical genius, Giles is awesome in the mystics and magic department, plus Miss Calender will help with that." Xander said naming the two main reasons he had come back to Sunnydale.

"What about Buffy?"

"With Dragons training, and the Batmans equipment, well, she'll be on up there. If she wants to be that is." Xander answered as he opened one of the double doors to the High School. The two easily made there way to the library as classes had already started.


Warriors L.A.

Huntress, Star Spangled Kid, and Supergirl sat at a corner table silently. All thinking of there newest teammates, and there place in the team.

"So," Courtney said breaking the silence., "What does everyone think of Warrior?"

"He's good, I think he seems to be a little full of himself, thinking we can be JLA level." Supergirl said in a deep thoughtful voice.

"I've talked to the Bat Clan, the kid knows his limits. He's probably the only hero that really does." Huntress said taking up for there new leader.

"I don't know, he seems, crazy sometime." Supergirl said not really sure what to think. Huntress smiled slightly.

"Don't we all."



The members of the Justice League sat around the table in deep thought.

"Are we still going to ask them?" Wonder Woman asked the other members of there elite team.

"I don't see why not. It would only be on a reserve basis." Superman said with a thoughtful yet light hearted look on his face.

"Warrior might say no." Batman said in his deep voice as he sat beside Superman.

"If he's getting this team together for the reason you say. He's going to want all the help he can get when the time comes, he'll take the communicator if only for that reason." Martian Manhunter said in his distinctive way. The others nodded in agreement, even the Batman.

"Now, I think it's best that we bring them here, and all ask them to consider." Wonder Woman said with a non-authoritive tone. Everyone nodded there agreement.

"Might as well make a party out of it. Invite YJ and some of the other heroes?" Green Lantern voiced his opinion.

"It might be a good idea, keep them from being, intimidated by adults." Superman said knowing how the young heroes didn't like to be bossed around for no reason.

"Then it's settled." Wonder Woman said with a smile as she stood., "I'll let Cassie know, she can invite YJ. Then we'll work on getting the Outsiders invited."


Sunnydale High Library.

"So you and Huntress huh?" Superboy said in a whisper.

"There is no me and Huntress. She's not the clingy type, and right now, I don't need to be either." Xander said with a slight sigh. Superboy leaned back in his chair with a smile.

"A booty call. I didn't think you had in you Xan-man." Superboy said causing Xander to lash out with his left foot and hook the back leg of the chair Superboy had leaning backwards. The young hero fell to the floor with a slight yelp that made even Giles smile, and Miss Calender laugh out loud. Superboy stood up with a slight snarl and dusted himself off.

"Very funny."

"I found it rather amusing." Giles said as he and Miss Calender sat across from the young heroes.

"Not that I'm not happy to see you Xander but what brings you home?"

"Job offers G-man. And believe it or not you might even get paid." Xander said with a small smirk., "I'll tell you more when the others get here. They have a little part to play in this as well."

"Part in what?" Buffy said as she Willow and Oz walked in the door. They saw Xander almost right away and with a speed that defied the laws of physics they latched onto him.

"I missed you guys to." Xander said with a laugh as he hugged both of them, and nodded his hello to Oz. Finally the young man was able to pull himself from the two girls and push them gently into seats before standing before them.

"Okay," Xander started with a deep breath., "First thing is. I don't want you to say yes because you feel like you owe me or anything. You do NOT have to do this. Truthfully I can do it without you, I can, I just don't want to."

"Just spit it out Xand." Buffy said slightly worried about the way her friend was talking.

"I've started a team. The Outsiders. I'd like all four of you to join." As Xander finished a hush was over the library. Finally Giles broke the silence.

"We are not Superheroes Xander."

"Really?" Xander asked with a small smile., "We couldn't have saved the world a month ago without you Giles. It was your idea, you found the spell, and you made it happen." Giles looked down embarrassed at the young mans words.

"What about the rest of us? We're not in your league." Willow said with a soft voice.

"Wills, there's this woman I know, she's in a wheelchair, but she does more for the superhero community than any five heroes out there. If you accept my offer, your her link to us. Your our Oracle." The team was in thought as Xander turned to Buffy.

"I've got the greatest martial artist in the world ready to train you Buffy. With his training, my equipment, you can do great things. Not only with the Outsiders, but here, on the Hellmouth to." He smiled at the slayer then turned to Oz., "Oz, from what I hear your an electrical genius when it comes to communication. That's your forte'. If you all accept." He turned and looked at Miss Calender with a small smile.

"Jenna Calderesh, your a decently strong witch. With you and Giles on the team we'd all but have the magic realm cornered. Again, if you accept." Xander looked down at the floor as his friends thought about his proposition. Again it was Giles who broke the silence.

"You know we want to help you Xander. But, we can not leave the Hellmouth, it cannot be left unprotected."

"I know," Xander said with a smile., "That's why the Outsiders HQ is here. Set right in the middle of good ole' Sunnyhell."

"In that case., "Buffy started with a large smile., "You know I'm in."

"Same here Xand." Willow said her smile growing larger as she thought of all the new technological things she'd have to learn with.

"Me to." Oz said in his monotone voice. Xander smiled and nodded at the three, then looked over a Giles who had not only a smile of happiness, but a total look of pride in his eyes.

"Of course I'm in Xander. I've wanted to be involved since the beginning."

"I'll help however I can." Jenna said she seemingly the only one who caught that Xander hadn't called her Miss Calender. The only other person knowing of her identity being that of Rupert Giles she was slightly at a lose. But the smile on Xander's face showed her there was nothing to be afraid of. Not from him at any rate.

"This is great." Xander said with a smile as he slapped Kon on the back. Kon smiled at him and knew at that moment that there was no way anyone here was going to die. Unless Xander, and himself, went first. Good friends were just to hard to find.

Chapter 6

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH. It All Falls Down (6/?)

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 30/8-2004 02:15

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.

Chapter Six.

Xander led the large group into the underground structure with a large smile on his face.

"What is this place?" Huntress asked as she and Superboy moved up from the group and stood at either side of Xander.

"Believe it or not, this was intended to be a deep cover military base by next year.," Xander said while taking in the large main room., "The funding went the way of the buffalo so I was able to get a few strings pulled and buy the place under an assumed shadow company. Oracle can work wonders when she needs to."

"This is our HQ?" Superboy ask in shock as he surveys the area around him., "This place is huge."

"Plenty of room for training, and living if need be."

"I think it's cool." Star Spangled Kid said stepping forward and looking over the area.

"I'm in total agreement." Buffy said as she smiled at Xander and he smiled back in thanks.

"Well, let me give you the tour. Then, I'm going to introduce you to your newest instructor."

"Yeah," Buffy said stepping forward with a smile., "Who is this so called badass that's going to teach ME?"

"Trust me blonde," Huntress said with a smile., "He'll wipe the floor with you." Buffy turned quickly on the Huntress with a look that would kill any master vampire.

"Alright, play nice." Xander said without looking back. Both women looked at the mans back and as Buffy stuck out her tongue Huntress gave him the finger.

"Don't think I didn't see that." That Xander a slight humor in his voice., "Go for the tour boys and girls. SB and I have to take care of a little bit of other business."

"Like what?"

"Two things, One, I need to talk to Oracle and have her order the best computer system she can find. Two, gotta talk to our little financial backer. He's probably going to want a tour of the place."

"Your going to give a Civie a tour?," Risk asked finally making his annoying presence known., "Are you an idiot?"

"I never said he was a Civilian. There's maps of the place on the computers at the end of the room. Find your room, check the place out. We'll be back in a few hours." The group nodded and began to talk among themselves as Xander and Superboy walked out of the room.


The Oval Office was dark as Lex Luthor looked at the screen with the Technician on it.

"The two young heroes have been spotted flying over Metropolis. Alone."

"Very well, release the tape to the media in ten minutes. I want there world turned upside down by nightfall." The figure on the screen nodded and the screen went black. Lex leaned back with a smile on his face.

"The deal is almost done Darkseid. Soon, your going to have to deliver your little Army."


The two young heroes flew over the earth silently contemplating there new positions in the world.

"Something's been bugging me Xan," Superboy said breaking the silence., "Why did you make me second in command. Wouldn't SG or Huntress be a better choice."

"No, they wouldn't have. You and me think alike Kon. We feel the same about this job, we take it seriously, just not to seriously. Plus, I trust you, I don't know the others well enough to trust them to make the right decision. I know you will."

"Um... wow." Superboy said actually touched by the faith Xander had in him.

"Even Robin has noticed how much you've changed recently," Xander added with a slight smile on his face., "I think he said. Ego went down, thoughts of others went up."

"I'm gonna beat the snot outta Bird Boy."

"I'd just take it as a compliment. Anyway, I trust you to put the others first, that's why your my right hand man."

"I get it. Doesn't hurt that I'm able to kick your ass any day of the week." Superboy aside with a smile on his face. Xander looked at him with a mock glare.

"I could teach you a thing or two kid. Stick with me, you'll either fly higher than ever..."

"Or go down in a ball of flames." Superboy finished with a smile. Xander chuckled and nodded.

"Touché'." Xander said as the duo landed in front of a pizza joint to eat.

"OH MY GOD! IT'S THEM!" A female voice screamed out making both Xander and Superboy turn.

"We really don't have time for autographs ladies," Superboy started with a large smile., "If you leave me your names and numbers I'll get..."

"FREEZE!" The two turned the other way to see three police officers with revolvers pointing at them.

"Did we do something to get fired from Superherodom War?"

"If so I didn't get the memo." Warrior said with a serious voice as he eyed the policemen., "Two choices SB, give up and go to jail. Or, split and find out who the hell set us up."

"I'm all for option two fearless leader."

"Then it unanimous. Let's get the hell outta here." Xander said, the two taking to the air with inhuman speed. The cops didn't get the chance to fire a round.



The Flash came to a jarring stop in front of Kyle.

"Ah!," Kyle yelled in shock as Wally seemed to materialize in front of him., "Damn, don't do that Wally."

"Um, sorry." The Flash said with a smile that told Kyle he was anything but., "There's something on the Alert screen you should see. It's about Warrior and Superboy. It says.. Well, that they killed somebody."

"What?!," Kyle yelled in shock even as he walked toward the main computer to see the screen., "They would never...." His words went silent as he looked at the screen just in time to see Warrior snap the neck of a common thug., "It's gotta be a fake."

"They ran from the cops just outside of Metropolis. The Pres, wants us to bring them in. One way or another was his exact words."

"Luthor. This just reeks."

"We have to do it." Martian Manhunter said as he walked into the room., "If we do not the people will no longer trust in us."

"Look," Kyle said with a serious voice., "J'onzz and I will go down and try to talk some sense into them. Get them to turn themselves over to the JLA."

"If Warriors anything like the Bat it'll never happen." Wally said with a slight smile., "My guess is there running so they can find out who made this tape. I wish we could let them play it out."

"Me to. But we must bring them in, for there safety as well as our own." J'onzz answered with a saddened look.

"Alright.," Kyle said with a sigh., "Let's go J'onzz. I've got a couple friends to stab in the back." Wally and J'onzz looked at Kyle in sympathy as he walked from the room to the teleporter.

"They wouldn't do something like this." Wally said with a determined voice.

"I agree. We will get to the bottom of this. Notify Superman and Batman of the situation."

"Sure thing J'onzz." Wally said even as the Martian Manhunter floated from the room., "This is so screwed up."


"This is so screwed up!" Superboy yelled into the sky as the two young heroes flew over the state of Hawaii leisurely.

"It has to be someone with a lot of money, and a lot of power. Someone that could have something to gain from getting us out of the picture."

"Who would gain anything with us gone? NO ONE. We're minor league here Xander." Superboy said while in deep thought himself.

"Then he's doing it for another reason. Revenge? Darkseid maybe?" Xander thought out loud.

"Not his style, he'd just send an army here to kill us. And everyone else."

"True," Xander said his eyes no really focusing on what was ahead of him., "But will all the powerhouses on planet he knows he couldn't do that right now. It would be suicide. Maybe he's teamed up with someone."

"You think we pissed him off that bad?" Superboy asked in shock.

"We're nothing but snot nosed brats to him. Of course we pissed him off that bad. He got beat by a couple of rookies."

"Still, that doesn't help us at all."

"Your right, for once.," Xander said trying to inject a little humor into the situation., "So we focus on the tape. There can't be that many people that can fake a tape that well."

"Well, It could be the DEO. They've been wanting to get rid of YJ for months now." Superboy offered with a shrug.

"Doesn't fit, why just come after you and me then. Hell, why come after me at all. I'm not in YJ anymore."

"Nothing makes sense right now.," Superboy said in frustration., "Okay, what do we do fearless leader?"

"I'm going to call Oracle. Maybe she can analyze the footage from the tape. Either prove it's false, or give us the names of the people who can make it."

"Sounds like a good plan."

"Not really, but it's all we've got." Xander said with a frown on his face., "We need to contact The Outsiders, tell them not to worry and not to mention any of this to anyone. Including the JLA."

"Why keep us out of the loop?" Kyle asked as he and Martian Manhunter flew up beside the young duo. Xander and Superboy cursed silently and stopped suddenly each one facing off with the other.

"Your here to take us in aren't you?" Xander asked already knowing the answer.

"Just come up to the Watchtower, we'll get this all straightened out." Kyle said praying that this talk wouldn't escalate into violence.

"We can't do that Kyle. Give us twenty-four hours. If we can't clear our names by then we'll come in."

"I wish I could Xander. Really. But I just can't do it. If we let you run free the public won't trust us anymore. We can't let that happen." Kyle said his voice showing how much he meant the words.

"I understand.," Xander said his voice soft but growing harder., "Now you have to understand that this is something we've got to do. If we go in it could take months to clear us. By then, well, I've got a feeling we won't be needed. This is it Kyle. Either A: you let us walk for a day. Or B: We walk over you." Xander said the last part with more emotion in his voice than anyone had heard in a long time. Everyone present could tell he didn't want this fight to happen.

"I'm sorry Xander." Kyle said as his ring began to glow. Martian Manhunter tensed ready for the battle.

"Not nearly as much as I am Kyle." Warrior said a green aura enveloping his body even as Superboy tensed into a fighting stance he'd seen Xander use the day before on Risk.

"Let's get this over with." Superboy said with a sad smile on his face. The two duo's flew toward each other with the speed of a bullet.

Chapter 7

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH. It All Falls Down (7/?)

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 30/8-2004 06:33

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.


Superman and Batman walked into the main room quickly.

"What's the situation?" Superman asked with a serious expression on his face.

"Look for yourself." Wally said pointing at two of the screens. On one was a CNN newscast talking about the murder by Warrior and Superboy, on the other was Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter squaring off against the two young heroes.

"It's a fake." Superman said with absolute certainty as he watched CNN.

"Yeah, I know, so does Kyle and J'onzz but we don't have a choice. We have to bring them in." Wally said with a sad voice.

"I'll go down and talk some sense into them." Superman said but didn't get to move as Batman spoke.

"What if you don't."

"What?" Superman asked looking at his friend in shock.

"What if, when or if they get passed kyle and J'onzz we let them go for a short time." Batman said with a small almost invisible smile on his face.

"Warrior asked for twenty-four hours. I think maybe he already has a few leads." Wally said looking at Superman with a pleading look.

"Okay." Superman said with a smile of his own., "If they can get past Kyle and J'onzz we'll give them the twenty-four hours."

"What's the league about if not sticking by one another?" Superman added with a small smile, he winced as he looked at the monitor to see Kyle slam a green fist into Warriors jaw.


Xander fell from the sky slamming into the ocean below him with a loud yell. The water seemed calm for a moment before the Warrior shot from the ocean with a bellow and slammed a green surrounded fist into the stomach of Kyle. As Kyle doubled over from the force of the blow Xander slammed a right fist into the side of the Green Lanterns head then brought up a knee knocking the air from Kyle as it impacted his chest hard. Xander flew backward quickly pushing his back against Superboys as the two kept an eye on there respected opponents.

"Got a plan War? We are so far out of our league it isn't funny."

"Actually," Warrior whispered with a smile., "I do. You remember how you told me about the bubble you put around you in space. Do that to these to. But make it hard, think you can do it?"

"If you give me enough time I can try."

"No problem. I'll keep them busy. Shouldn't be to much of a problem. But at the first broken rib I'm sickin them both on you." Xander said with a cocky smile gracing his face.

"Gee, your such a good friend." Superboy answered sarcastically.

"I know." Xander said before shooting straight up in the air and doing something he'd been thinking over for a long time. He duplicated his ring. One on each hand as he started a spin shooting green beams of energy from both rings.


"That's impressive." Superman admitted as he watched J'onzz and Kyle both fall toward the water from the surprise move.

"Just wait. He has something in mind." Batman said a small amount of pride filling his voice.


As Xander stopped his spinning he saw the two superheroes coming his way. With a smile he rocketed down toward the ocean causing both the heroes to change there course downward. With a smile he again decided to try something new. The young man clamped his jaw shut gritting his teeth as he put his will into form. It looked as if his body began to grow, his muscles seeming to bulge when in reality it was just his green aura fitting tighter to his body and fluctuating wildly. Both Kyle and J'onzz stopped for a moment to see what the young man had in mind. That was there mistake when faster than Kyle could believe J'onzz was hit with a hard right cross and he was slammed with a green truck. As Xander completed the right he twisted and slammed a left sidekick into the Martians mid section causing the alien to fly into the water below them at mach speeds. Xander turned just in time to catch Kyle left hook to his jaw. As Xander twisted he lashed out with a left uppercut that almost made Kyle flip in mid air. As the Green Lanterns head went up Xander slammed an overhand right into his friends chest holding back only slightly so as not to seriously hurt his ally. He moved back for a kick but was blindsided win J'onzz slammed into his left side sending the young Warrior flying past a concentrating Superboy.

"Hurry it up will ya!" Xander yelled as he flew by blocking a right cross from Martian Manhunter. Xander was glad that everyone was holding back in this fight. He'd hate to have to fight either hero at there full potential. Much less take both of them at the same time.


"What's Superboy doing?" Wally asked as he watched Warrior get slammed from two different directions from GL and MM.

"I'm not sure.," Superman said then smiled as he looked closer to the monitor., "He sure is concentrating awfully hard though."

"We might want to remember this fight."

"Why is that?" Wally asked as he finally took his eyes from the monitor to look at The Batman.

"These are two *kids* holding there own with two of the leagues best. I don't think this will ever happen again."

"Let's hope not." Wally said with a small smile as he turned back to the monitor just in time to see Xander slam a right hook in J'onzz face and get a left sidekick in his ribs from Kyle., "That had to hurt."


"Okay Kon. Concentrate. Warrior is counting on you. Can't let your best bud down now can you." Superboy said to himself as he tried to manipulate the molecules of air around him. He felt it slightly. Just a minor change in the temperature., "Just a little more. Concentrate kid."

Xander flew backward with the force of a punch from J'onzz. He thought he was going to go past Hawaii only for him to grunt in pain as he hit an invisible barrier in mid air. He hid the grunt and flew back toward the fight as if he stopped under his own power.

"Just a little more kid. Your getting there." Xander whispered almost silently as he slammed into Green Lantern with a shoulder before also slamming into MM with the same move. The three heroes flew into the water at speeds that would have crushed any normal human. As the group hit the water Xander poured on more speed slamming the two heroes beneath him into the soft sand floor of the Pacific. He turned quickly flying out of the water to hover beside Superboy.

"How we doing kid?"

"Just another minute. Then get them as close to me as you can."

"I'll try." Warrior said as the two Justice Leaguers flew out of the water angry looks on there face., "Oh shit."


JLA Watchtower.

"At least there holding back." Wally said while watching the screen.

"Kyle and J'onzz, or Warrior?" Superman asked already knowing the answer.

"All three." Batman said in his no nonsense tone of voice. Wally looked up in shock but decided to take The Bats word for it.

"Looks like Superboy is going to make his move." Batman said his eyes intently focused on the screen.

"This should be interesting." Superman said also leaning forward to focus on the screen.


"Now War!" Superboy yelled through gritted teeth as he forced all the ttk he could out his body. The Warrior nodded to himself and focused both rings on the two Justice League members flying at him at supersonic speeds. With a yell he unleashed two identical beams hitting GL and MM in the chest sending them both flying into the wall that Superboy had constructed from the molecules in the air. With a earsplitting roar Superboy focused on the air and pushed the wall in to form a small circular holding cell. Warrior smiled and quickly focused both his green beams on the wall enveloping it in a green aura. He concentrated and used his will and his somewhat new knowledge of what the ring could do to change the fluctuation of the air molecules in the globe causing it to completely solidify under the green aura. The young man stopped and breathed a deep breath before floating down level with the green bubble.

"It will dissipate in a few minutes. Sorry about this Kyle, J'onnz, but SB and I gotta do this. Twenty-four hours. Then we'll be at the Watchtower."

"I did it! I can't freakin' believe it." Superboy said as he looked at the cell he and Warrior had constructed.

"Yeah, the air cell will keep Kyle's ring from freeing them immediately. But using the fluctuation powers of my ring I've tuned the frequency of the aura around the ball into a high pitch. It shouldn't take but a few minutes to crack the air cell. We better get going."

"That is major kewl." Superboy said with a smile as the two began to fly away. He waved at the two Justice Leaguers one last time before they disappeared as the sun began to fall.

"There damn good." Kyle said looking at J'onnz with a smile.

"I admit that they are better than I expected." As the Martian spoke the cell around them vanished.

"Quick thinking really. Gotta give them credit." Kyle said as he and J'onnz flew up toward the atmosphere.

"I couldn't agree more."

Chapter 8

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH. It All Falls Down (8/?)

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 30/8-2004 21:05

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.

Superboy and Warrior flew over Sunnydale as dusk sat with long faces.

"I can't believe I can't get in touch with Oracle. I swear if she and Nightwing are... I'll hurt him.," Xander said with a serious face., "I will."

"I'll be right there with ya pal. So what's plan B?"

"The Outsiders kid. There plan B, to be honest they should have been plan A." Xander said as the two landed in the middle of one of the wooded areas of Sunnydale and Xander typed in a code on a hidden keypad.

"Yeah, teams should stick together." Superboy said as the two young heroes walked into the main room. The entire Outsiders team turned to look at them and Willow stood quickly.

"We already know. I've searched through all the databases I could find and only came up with a couple names who could have made such a good phony video, that have a record."

"Damn, she is good." Superboy said with a smile as he looked at Xander who was to smiling.

"Yep. Told ya so."

"What's the whole story Warrior?" Supergirl asked with a serious look on her beautiful face.

"I don't have the entire story yet. So far all we know is someone wants Superboy and I gone. The guy or gal pulling the strings has to have lots of money, and lots of power. Only a few names come to mind but connecting them to us is a hell of a stretch."

"Great. So all we have are the names Willow found." Huntress said already deducing what Xander had in mind.

"Yeah," Superboy said with a small frown., "And it gets worse. War and I only have about 22 hours before we have to walk into the Watchtower and turn ourselves in. We were able to get away from GL and Martian Manhunter but we gave our word that we would turn ourselves in tomorrow."

"Then we better move fast.," Risk said grabbing the print out that Willow had finished just before the teams leaders had entered the HQ., "There's only four names on here. Only three of them have locations.

"Whose the fourth?" Superboy asked as he reached for the printout. Risk handed him the paper after a seconds hesitation.

"A guy called The Technician. Supposedly some kind of mechanical and technical genius."

"Damn, I'd bet any amount of money it's him." Superboy said with a loud sigh.

"Dealt with him before?" Warrior asked grabbing the printout.

"Yeah. Quite a while back. But yeah."

"Risk, Huntress, and Supergirl. I want you to take the first three names on this list. SB and I will focus on finding The Technician."

"Ya got it boss." Huntress said looking at the top name on the list before walking out.

"I'll get my part done. "Risk said memorizing the second name and address before tossing the paper to Supergirl.

"If it's one of our guys we'll get this straighten out." Supergirl said floating after her leaving teammates. As they vanished down one of the exit tunnels Xander turned to Willow.

"Where was the last place the Technician was spotted?"

"Washington D.C." Willow said quickly having read all the info just moments earlier. Xander and Superboy looked at each other and frowned.

"Great," Xander said and rubbed his face., "Giles, Buffy, I want you to take a copy of the footage to a friend of mine. I'll call ahead and have him meet you at the back alley of The Bronze.

"No problem Xander." Buffy said already reaching for one of the three copies the team had already made., "What's this friend look like?"

"Big guy, black hair, red, yellow, and blue uniform. Trust me you'll know him when you see him."

"Want me to use my communicator?" Superboy asked already knowing what Xander wanted.

"Yeah, tell him the back alley of The Bronze in Sunnydale California. Fifteen minutes."

"No problemo War." Superboy said beginning to walk away but not before pulling a little earpiece from his pocket., "Superman, this is Kon....." The voice faded as Kon-El moved further from the group.

"Whose behind this Xander?" Giles asked as he grabbed his coat off a nearby chair.

"Not totally sure Giles, but one of the most corrupt bastards ever is at D.C. The Technician being there sure is a big coincidence."

"To big of one to ignore I assume." Giles said with a small smile.

"Yeah, way to big."

"Why are we sending a tape War? I know Batman would have already thought of this." Superboy said coming back into the conversation.

"I got a feeling Batman is going to sit this one out until he's sure I'll need his help. He's giving me a little space this time around."

"Ah.," Superboy said with a frown., "Great time to cut the cord Xan-man."

"We can handle this Kid."

"No doubts from me. But the Bat could've done all the hard work for us." Superboy said with a large smile.

"Don't get lazy on me now." Xander said with a smile as he shook Giles' hand and hugged Buffy as the two left.

"Oz, there are a couple communicators in that cabinet over there. Grab three." Xander said pointing to a cabinet a few feet to Oz's left. The young musician nodded and grabbed what he was told tossing one to Xander, one to Superboy, and keeping one for himself and Willow.

"Careful guys." Oz said nodding to them both.

"Hey this is the super-duo your talkin to. Apart we're damn tough, together we invincible." Superboy said while hitting Xander on the back.

"Yeah," Xander said with a smile as he fitted the small communicator in his ear.," What he said."

"Let's get out of here War. We got work to do."

"Let's hit it." Xander said as he powered up and a green aura surrounded him.

"Lead the way oh Fearless Leader." Superboy said with a large smile. Xander flipped him the bird with a smile as he took off flying toward the exit, the Teen Of Steel only a few lengths behind him.


"Xander and Superboy watched from behind a cloud as the limousine pulled away from the White House.

"So you think tailing Luthor will lead us to the Technician." Superboy said as the two began to float behind the car.

"It's all I've got to go on right now. so yeah."


"There following sir. Would you like me to tell the Technician to prepare?"

"Yes. That would be the smart thing to do."


As the limo pulled into an old warehouse on the outskirts of the city Xander and Kon landed on the roof.

"This is to easy." Superboy said with a small smile.

"It's not over yet. This is Lex Luthor remember?" Xander said as he looked down through a dirty skylight.

"So we be careful." Superboy said with a shrug. Xander looked at him with a smile.

"Yeah.," The Warrior said with a smile as his body was enveloped in green energy., "Just not to careful." The two men smirked and jumped through the skylight sending shards of glass falling into the middle of the dark and dank warehouse. The two surveyed the warehouse and turned quickly as clapping was heard behind them.

"Very nice entrance.," Lex Luthor said as he and The Technician walked into the moonlight being provided through the destroyed skylight window Xander and Superboy had just jumped through., "A little over dramatic but all in all I give it a five."

"Oh come on. That was a seven point five at least." Superboy said faking outrage. Warrior locked eyes with the bald villain for only a moment before speaking.

"Give us the equipment you used to make the video."

"I would, really. But you see I've made a certain, deal with the devil as everyone likes to say. You don't welsh on that kind of deal my young friend."

"I'm not your friend.," Warrior said his tone cold and even. Superboy smirked slightly as he saw Luthor's face show shock for just a moment.

"That's to bad. Here I was about to make you an offer."

"You can shove that offer straight up your ass." Xander growled out and Superboy almost laughed at the outraged look on Luthors face.

"Very well.," Luthor said before turning to the Technician., "Kill Warrior. I need to have a little chat with Superboy before this is over."

"No problem."

"I'm not a pushover technogeek." Xander said beginning to stride forward. He motioned Superboy toward Luthor and the Kid nodded in acknowledgement before moving away from Xander and following the path Luthor had taken. The two stopped about twenty feet to the left of Xander and the Technician.

"So Baldie, what you wanna talk about? I hear the Lakers are gonna suck this year." Superboy said no humor in his voice and no smile on his face.

"Since the beginning of you I've been.... Curious. Well not really curious but I had figured a little something out."

"Really?," Superboy asked faking curiosity., "You figured out Cadmus actually gave this clone a brain and now your jealous?"

"Very quick retort."

"I do try." Superboy said with no smile, the hostility easily found his normally friendly tone.

"You see I've made a few calls right after you lied to me in the beginning. I found out a few interesting facts. Your DNA donors for example."

"Wow, it's not a big secret that Westfield used his own DNA helix." Superboy said seemingly bored with the conversation.

"Is that what you were told. Such an easily convinced young clone you are."

"Look, the chat's been fun Lex." Kon said steel in his voice., "But I think I'll just knock your teeth out and go help my friend."

"You see," Lex continued ignoring Kons' threat with an easy gate., "You have two donors, one is Superman himself, and the other, well. Is me."

Chapter 9

[XanderZone] FIC: JOH. It All Falls Down (END)

From: "cobra7422000" <cobra7422000[at]>

To: XanderZone[at]

Date: 01/9-2004 01:35

Title: Journey Of A Hero: It All Falls Down. Author: Cobra Rating: R Summary: Things have been going pretty good since the Doomsday/ Darkseid incident. Now, it's time to shake the world up again. Maybe, for the last time. Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from DC or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They belong to there rightful owners. I am making no profit from this work of fiction.

A/N: Okay. I know that the few people that read this trash ;) need to know a few things about the characters before I go on. Well here we go. Superboy was created by Cadmus labs after Superman was killed by Doomsday. It was originally stated that he was cloned from Paul Westfields Cadmus' director at the time. We now know that was false (thanks to Geoff Johns and his excellent writing on the new Teen Titans comic.) It's now said that he's 50% kryptonian (superman) and 50% human (Luthor) Now the reason behind this hasn't been said in the comics so I'm going to make up my own little reasons. Don't expect all the answers to just fall into place right now. It'll come eventually though.

Xander hit the ground as the yellow beam hit him in the chest hard. This wasn't going the way he needed it to go. With a growl low in his throat he kipped up to his feet and began dodging the Technicians blast. A flip here, roll there. Relying more on his physical training than his ring. Finally his mind caught up with his body and he smiled. This was to easy.


"Your lying." Superboy said with a shocked voice.

"Why would I. You see, Dabney Donovan was the lead scientist on my cloning. And, well, he was the first scientist assigned to your little project. Think of it, the greatest criminal mind in known history combined with the strongest hero on Earth. It's a once in a millennium opportunity."

"I don't believe you."

"Sure you don't. I'll be in touch." Lex turned and walked disappearing into the darkness. Superboy heard the limo start and saw the lights disappear down the highway.

"He's lying.... right?"


Warrior flipped off the wall and used his ring to throw a wooden crate in front of the energy beam that was coming toward him. With a smile he jumped straight in the air using the ring to levitate as he flipped forward and powered the ring down slamming both his feet into the chest of The Technician. As the Technician hit the ground Xander rolled forward spinning as he reached his feet a cocky smile on his face as he powered his ring back up creating his green aura.

"Now to find the guys equipment." Xander said as Superboy walked up to him. A confused and angry look on the young Teen Of Steels face.

"What's wrong?" Xander asked with sincerity.

"I'll tell you after we get everything straightened out."

"Okay," Xander said after a moments hesitation., "You check that side of the room I got this side."

"Sure thing." Superboy said floating over to his side of the warehouse. Xander watched him go with a curious gaze then sighed and started searching his side.


Warrior and Superboy smiled and nodded to all the heroes that waved at them at the Watchtower.

"I think he was lying." Superboy said with a false smile. He couldn't take his mind off what Luthor had told him two days ago.

"So what if he wasn't?," Xander said smiling at Huntress who at the moment was fighting with Nightwing., "Who your from doesn't make you who you are. I still trust you Kon."

"Thanks man."

"Don't thank me. You earned it. Now let's party. This is a celebration right?"

"Superboy, Warrior." Both young men looked up to see the JLA standing together. Superman behind a podium., "Could the two of you come up here please?" Both young men looked at each other in confusion then made there way to the League. As the two Teen Heroes stopped beside Superman the big blue grinned., "You've both done the League, and the world proud. You've pushed past your limits time and again to save not only innocent civilians. But other heroes that are far more experienced than yourselves. So with great honor I ask you to accept our offer. Reserve Membership of the Justice League Of America."

"Um," Xander said in pure shock., "How could I say no to that. Of course I'll accept."

"Looks like we graduated to the big leagues War." Superboy said with a smile as the heroes in the audience cheered like there was no tomorrow. The Outsiders sat toward the back but there screams could be heard over the other heroes with ease.

"You've both earned it." Wonder Woman said with a smile as she handed both young men communicators.

"Good Job," Batman growled as he walked by., "Both of you." The shock look on both the Teens faces made Batman smile slightly (there it was JH!) but it was gone before anyone other than the two young heroes could see it.

"Did he?" Superboy asked in shock.

"I think he did." Warrior muttered just as shocked.

"We're gonna die, that's gotta be it. We've only got like six months to live and no ones telling us about it."

"Sounds like a plausible reason to me." Warrior said as smile starting to form on his face as his and Superboys team walked up to them.

"Well well," Huntress said while she ran a finger over Xander's chest slowly., "Look who got a promotion."

"Yes, and now we must celebrate. Naked limbo at The Outsiders HQ." Superboy said finally getting in the spirit of the occasion. Xander burst out laughing as he saw the look on Supergirl and SSK's faces.

"He's kidding. Unless ya know.... you wanna play." The smile on Xander's face was filled with humor and the entire crew laughed. It was now that he wished the Scoobies could be here. To bad school was in session.

"I'm all for it, mind if maybe we invite a few of the other babes present." Risk said eyeing Wonder Womans ample assets.

"I wouldn't do that buddy." Superboy said slapping the young man on his shoulder., "I think I've got someone else for you to meet. She's got a magnetic personality."

"Kon," Warrior said with a smile., "Get YJ and let's have a little party at Outsiders HQ. Tell them to get ready for a little overnight."

"Kewl." Kon said moving toward the group that was already walking toward them with large smiles.

"Underage parties were never my thing." Huntress said with a soft smile.

"And here I thought you were happy I'm alright and would want to test my physical fitness level."

"Keep dreaming Ring-Boy." Huntress said as he started to walk away.

"Boy?! I'm all man lady!" He yelled loudly causing all the other heroes in the room to look at him with humorous faces., "Alright this is mine and SB's day. No smart ass comments." Xander said with a false scowl on his face.

"Wouldn't dream of it kid." Green Arrow said with a smile as he turned back to Black Canary.

"So you and Huntress huh?" A voice that Xander had to smile at said.

"Nothin like what your thinkin there Roy." Xander said turning and bumping fist the hero known as Arsenal.

"Give me some credit kid. Not only am I the best with weapons, I can smell sex a mile away."

"Okay, so maybe it's sorta what you think. But still not exactly."

"Sure kid, sure." Arsenal said with a smile., "Ya know you me and Superboy should go clubbin. There's this awesome new club in Metropolis. A little photo ID magic and your in."

"Rain check Roy." Xander said with a smile and Roy looked hurt.

"Damn, the Bats already got the claws in him." Roy turned around shoulders slumped and walked away. Xander chuckled making a mental note to get the IDs and have a little fun with Roy in a few weeks. Nightwing walked up and put a friendly arm on Xanders shoulder.

"Why does Roy look like you ran over his puppy?"

"Told him I wasn't going to go clubbing with him this weekend." Xander said with a smile. Nightwing laughed slightly and nodded.

"He's been trying to corrupt one of us Bat boys since the beginning."

"I'll probably end up going, eventually. You've got to have a little fun in this business." Xander said with a large smile.

"Couldn't agree more. Maybe I'll even join you."

"It's bound to be fun. I gotta get going Nightwing. Party at the new HQ to celebrate our first success." Xander smiled and slapped Nightwings hand before walking over to the rest of his team and Young Justice.

"How's everyone been?"

"We've been fine. How about you War?" Robin asked a smile on his face as he and Warrior slapped hands much like Nightwing and Warrior just had.

"Except for the being set up for murder I've been peachy. Cass, Ciss."

"Hey." The two girls said in unison. Xander reached an arm out and stopped Impulse as he ran past.

"Hey War." Impulse said before ducking and beginning to run again. Everyone shared a little laugh.


"Yeah?" Xander turned as Wonder Woman walked up to him.

"I've seen the footage of you and Superboy fighting J'onzz and Green Lantern. Very.. interesting."

"Thanks I think. We didn't want to do it. Just didn't really see a way around it."

"I'd have probably done the same." Wonder Woman stated with a smile before turning and walking away with a wave.

"I know it's wrong guys.," Xander started with a serious look., "But it's really really hard to concentrate with her around."

"Your such a man." Cissie said with a roll of her eyes. Xander laughed all the time holding in the retorts that were screaming to be said.

"I still thing he's a fraggin sissy." Lil' Lobo said with a huge smile. Xander looked at him with a smirk.

"Go chew on your tricycle seat." Lobo just fumed.

"Can we go start a party now?" Superboy asked as he and Impulse appeared with food and drinks in there hands.

"Where did y... I don't wanna know." Warrior said shaking his head as the group walked toward the transporters.

"What?" Impulse asked in total confusion.


Xander stood in the dark room staring intently at the screen.

"Just wait Luthor.," Xander said as he watched man on the screen with the Technician., "Soon your going to be playing by my rules. No one messes with my friends."

"Xan?" Xander hit the escape key and turned quickly smiling at Buffy Summers.

"Yeah Buff?"

"Everyone is wondering where you are." Buffy said as the music from the party could faintly be heard through the now open door. Xander's smile became genuine as he powered up his ring.

"We better not keep them waiting then." He said with laughter in his voice. Buffy looked at him in suspicion. Soon that look of suspicion turned into one of horror. As Xander zoomed forward faster than she thought possible and grabbed her flying from the room and dodging all that was in there path.

"PUT ME DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

The End