Oddly Familiar -- A Batman / BTVS crossover
Author: B.H. Ramsay
Disclaimer: Characters appearing here belong to either DC Comics OR Mutant Enemy
Summary: Halloween's aftermath from a different POV
Dedication: the Shrine of Heroes, everyone at Xanderzone, Crossover Connection & Buffy Crossovers
A/N: This was actually based partly off of one of the many great Halloween Fics on Xanderzone but as I can not for the life of me recall who wrote the FIC I can not credit them in person. …So general shout of the thanks and I hope I'm not screwing up a long-term plot point with my homage.
I had a dream.
It is not one of my many reoccurring ones; I only had it once.
What I see is not a nightmare and I understand dreams and nightmares
I have been having nightmares since …that night
I have been the source of quite the few bad dreams myself.
I revisit the dream in my mind, although it felt like a dream I can revisit it like a memory.
I'm standing in a place I have never lived in and things, demons are screeching around me.
A girl that I do not know is yelling at me and when I move to protect the most obviously endangered civilian dressed as a noblewoman, she admonishes me against using anything close to lethal force.
She is a ghost, as evidenced by her ability to pass through me harmlessly.
I spend the night fighting demons and vampires
I track a mage down who is behind the chaos and take him down. I spoke with Etrigan about that part and according to him, Chaos magic is real and dangerous.
The girl calls me Xander. When I tell her that it not my name she is distressed beyond words. She tells me that they I have become my costume.
Wherever I am they think of Batman as a story, a fantasy character. Me, a comic book character
I don’t know what amazes me more the details they get wrong or the ones they get right.
I spend the night doing what I do best and then its over.
As I said nothing more then a dream, not even a reoccurring one. Odd thing though after that night, I suddenly developed a craving for junk foods especially Twinkies which I used to hate but now have to have a constant supply of.
The cravings are especially bad when a case is going poorly requiring late nights and lots of work.
Did I say only thing…oh yes one other oddity; Bruce Wayne is now a font of witty gab. I can tolerate this odd quirk since it aids in the masquerade but Clark likes riding me about it, Diana as well. Joker actually escaped once and tried to kill Wayne over a comment he made that got a better laugh then Joker did. He always was defensive about that kind of thing.
A production company recently came to Wayne Enterprises looking for backing for an hour-long TV series. Bruce Wayne barely needed to read the script. They will have their money and all the support a man in Bruce Wayne's position can provide.
I tell myself I'm doing it for the jobs and the money but the real reason is I feel a connection with the material. A fantasy series about a group of demon fighting teens …for some reason I feel a strange connection to the one of the characters. Something familiar
He isn't anything special, no powers, and no abilities but according to the producers, his role in the group will be crucial, even if the rest of the characters don't always see it.
It's called Muffy: The Demon's Bane-- I'm thinking of having them change it
Gotham has a Bane already and that's one Bane too many.