X-Xander and...Kitty

Author: Lucinda Siverling <lucindasiverling[at]hotmail.com>

rating: pg/pg13

main characters: Xander, Kitty Pryde

disclaimer: I hold no legal rights to Xander or Sunnydale - crations of Joss Whedon. I hold no rights to Kitty, though I'm not quite certain who all has a claim to movie-verse Kitty.

Distribution: Mental Wandering, Twisting, XanderZone - anyone else ask.

notes: let's say about senior year for Xander, post X1, before X2. 200 words Xander/XMen pairing.

Chapter 1

Xander stepped into the room, uncertain just why he had been sent to find Logan's protege. One part wondered just how dangerous a girl called 'Kitty' could be, except… well, Kitty was still better than 'Buffy'.

"errr… Kitty?" He called into the computer lab. The lower levels gave him the creeps.

"Yeah?" A head poked through the wall.

"Ah!" Xander jumped, staring at her. She looked like a ghost, or Willow on that Halloween. "Don't do that…. Something about a physics lesson? You're late."

"Don't do what?" She stepped out of the wall, her body phasing through as if it was insubstantial. The truth was that Kitty was the insubstantial one.

"Remember, Sunnydale? How am I supposed to know if you're phasing, or if something came along and killed you?" Xander grumbled.

"Yeah, like that's going to happen. How many people do you know that have died anyhow?"

"When I left Sunnydale, we'd lost twenty kids out of my grade. It had been a good couple years." He winced as he remembered everything.

"Ohhh, sorry, I didn't…." She winced. "Not helping, am I?"

"Could be worse." Xander shrugged. "Let's just go back upstairs."

"Sure." Kitty smiled at him.

It helped.

The End