Congratulations, sir. It's a boy! by Lady FoxFire
Riley entered the Magic Shop with Graham following him.
"Giles," Riley called out as he spotted the older man stocking shelves.
Giles turned around to face the two young men. "Riley," he said as a greeting while give Graham a nod of his head.
"We came as soon as we got you message," Riley said. "Is it true? Is she gone?"
Giles nodded his head grimly. "I'm afraid so," Giles replied.
"How?" Riley demanded, his voice betraying the feelings he was trying to his. Graham reached out as gentle squeezed his friend's shoulder as a show of support.
"She died stopping a hell goddess from destroying the world," Giles replied.
"Your message said you need help," Graham said as he gave his friend a chance togather himself.
"We need Faith," Giles said simply. "The Hellmouth needs a Slayer."
"She's dangerous or have you forgotten what she did?" Riley snapped.
"No. No I haven't forgotten and neither has she," Giles replied as he looked Riley directly in the eyes. "She is trying to make amends for what she has done. That is why she's allowed herself to be placed in prison."
Riley looks away as he struggle to control his emotions.
"So what do you want us to do about it?" Graham asked.
"We need you, your superiors to free Faith. Return her to the Hellmouth so she can do her duty," Giles explained.
Graham nodded his head.
"I can't believe that Xander or Willow is agree with this," Riley snapped. "They've seen how dangerous she is!'
"And that brings us to another matter," Giles said as he glanced toward the door to the backroom.
"What do you mean?" Riley growled.
"After Buffy died… Willow decide to try to being Buffy back," Giles said.
"From the dead? She was trying to bring her back from the dead?" Graham exclaimed.
"I'm afraid so," Giles admitted. "Luckily Xander was able to stop her beforeshe was able to complete the spell."
"I feel a but some place in there," Graham said.
"Unfortunately so," Giles said grimly. "Both Xander and Willow were caught inthe backlash. Willow is currently coma, trapped in her own mind. I'm hopeful that someday she'll be able to wake up."
"And Xander?" Riley demanded.
"Yes… well…" Giles said nervously only to interrupted by a baby's wail from the back room.
"Giles?" Riley said as he looked at the older man in surprise as he hurried to the back room only to return a moment later with a young baby in his arms.
"And this is what happened to Xander," Giles said softly as he looked down at the baby.
"That's Xander?" Riley said in disbelief as he stared with wide eyes at the baby.
At that moment the bells on the door chimed as Anya, Dawn and a woman Riley recognized as Hallie.
"Giles," Anya whined. "You were to call us when they arrived."
"They just arrived, Anya," Giles sighed. "Besides I have my hands full at themoment."
"I'll take him," Dawn said as she walked over at took Xander from Giles' armsand hugged the child towards her.
"Have you told them?" Hallie asked.
"Told us what?" Graham asked having recovered from the shock faster than Riley did.
"The Hellmouth is not a safe place for anyone let alone a small child," Giles explained.
"We're going to wish Xander a new family and you're going to deliver him to them," Anya explained excitedly.
"What!" Riley sputtered.
"Hallie is the Justice demon over Lost Child," Dawn said from where she sat with Xander. "We can wish Xander to have a new family, parents who would love and protect him. He would be safe with them."
Graham stared at Hallie in surprised
"And I got a new job!" Anya exclaimed. "D'Hoffryn agreed to make a new position. I'm now the Justice demon over Stolen Loves."
"Stolen Loves?" Riley said nervously.
Anya nodded her head. "I help those who's loved ones have been killed before their time like when a drunk driver kills the wife and kids but leaves the husband behind. I can help him get justice on the driver."
"Ummm… that's a good thing, right?" Graham said as he looked between Giles and Dawn.
Giles nodded his head. "D'Hoffryn did agree to some limit to Anya's new duty. She can not punish those in war unless for example a soldier killing a prisoneror an accidentally that is truly out of human's hand."
"But that still leaves me the fools who cause accident because they're too busy playing with the radio and stuff like that," Anya said excitedly.
"Right," Riley said as Graham and him edged towards Dawn and hopefully safety
"And our part with Xander," Graham asks.
"We're already choice Xander his new parents," Hallie said as a folder appears in her hand. She handed it over to Graham. "You're part will be explaining tohim how Walsh made Xander."
"I've heard of this guy," Graham said as he read the folder. "He's said to be a real bastard. A good guy but not someone you want to be on the bad side of."
"What about the mother?" Riley said looking up from where he was reading over Graham's shoulder. "Who is she?"
"He," Hallie asked with almost evil smile. "Walsh used the DNA of two men to create Xander."
The color in Riley and Graham's faces drained away. "She… she wasn't really doing that, was she?" Riley stammered.
"She had started the process but had let created a successful zygote," Hallie replied.
"And Xander's other father, who is it?" Graham asked.
"It's not your concern," Anya chimed in. "You'll go to Xander's new father… and you'll lie. He'll be the one to find the other father. But if it helps the other father was a sperm donation from someplace in Ohio. He was told it was destoried."
"But he'll ask questions," Graham said. "And he's one who doesn't take no for an answer."
"I'm sure you'll be able to lie successfully," Giles said as he took off his glasses. "It is possible to simply tell him that those who know the truth are dead."
Graham and Riley looked at each other, then back at Giles, Hallie and Anya. "Alright. We'll do it. Just hope we survive it."
"Now if someone would make the wish," Hallie said as she ribbed her handstogether.
"I will," Dawn said. "I wish that Xander had loving parents, who will care for him, love him, be there for him whenever he needs them."
"Granted," Hallie said happily. Dawn looked down at Xander and notice that his deep brown eyes were now greywith little specks of green and brown in them.
"I'll miss you Xander," she said softly as she kiss the top of his head as tears ran down her face.
Two days later, Graham and Riley marched into the bull pit of NCIS with Xander sleeping in Riley's arms. They came to a stop before Gibbs' desk.
"Can I help you gentlemen?" Gibbs said as he looked up from where he sat.
"Special Agent Gibbs?" Riley asked nervously.
"I am," Gibbs said with a nod of his head.
"Ummm… sir, I…. I don't know how to say this…" Riley stammered
"They spit it out, Captain," Gibbs snapped.
"Congratulations, sir. It's a boy!" he said as he held the baby in Gibbs'direction
I figured on making Tony the other father. This bunnie can also work with SG-1 (Jack/Daniel) and other series
Categories: Buffy/Angel Crossovers > CSI/NCIS
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