X-Xander and...Tabitha

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

rating: pg/pg13

main characters: Xander Harris and Tabitha (BoomBoom, later Boomer, later Meltdown)

Disclaimer: Xander is the creation of Joss Whedon for the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. All X-Men characters are the creation of Stan Lee and/or Marvel comics, possilby reenvisioned by Marvel Entertainment (for the movies).

Distribution: Paula, Cat, Luba if she wants it, XanderZone, INeedAParrot, Twisting. Anyone else ask first.

dedicated to Dragonhulk, because when I did a series of BtVS/X-Men odd couple drabbles, he wondered why there were none featuring Xander. Now, Xander gets his own X-Men-Marvel crossover drabbles...

note: these will wander from season to season and/or series to story arc to movie, depending on what season's Xander I feel easiest to have encountering each particular X-person. There is no continuity from drabble to drabble.

Chapter 1

The explosion was beautiful. Golden flames and burning vampires. That nest wouldn't be preying on runaways any longer.

Her arms slid around him as his girlfriend snuggled closer. "Is that enough for tonight?"

"Tabitha." He kissed her, hugging her tight. "Have I mentioned how much easier this is with you?"

"You like to watch things go boom more than I do." She giggled, and leaned against him. "You never did tell me how you got into this."

"You ever hear that high school shapes the rest of your life?"

"Yeah. Mine sucked." She hadn't let go, but her eyes were on the flames now.

"For me, that was literal. It's also when I found out about vampires." For a moment, he closed his eyes, remembering. "I didn't do college, and didn't fit when my friends did, so… here I am."

"Traveling around hunting vampires." She shook her head. "Dangerous."

"But it helps people."

"Yeah. You saved us."

"Only because you didn't know how to fight them." Xander insisted.

"Love you."

Snarling, a vampire leapt from behind a car.

Hurling a crackling ball of energy, Tabitha glared. "We were having a moment here!"




Vampire ashes hit the street.

The End