This is an Elrod W story I own nothing and hope you enjoy it see A/N at bottom of page
First Tm'skor was having a bad day. This had started as a very
routine day on another routine freight run on just one more routine
Fwirthian freight ship. He was looking forward to a peaceful
retirement after 84 cycles of dutiful, if boring, service on the
Fwirthian merchant fleet, including the past 12 cycles as First,
commander of a vessel. Of course, as a member of the merchant
caste of Fwirthi, he lacked the imagination to see how dull and
boring his job really was.
That was, until this morning, when his ship was suddenly
surrounded by warp holes, each one spitting forth a M'Platwiri
attack cruiser. Even as the bells rang the alarm of the pirate
attack, bolts of energy splashed against his hull plates. The ship
groaned in protest as his pitiful crew, soft and helpless, shrieked
their terror, dashing about in confusion and abandoning their duty
stations. Even Tm'skor was frightened and confused. Fwirthian
merchant ships were not crewed by the military caste; as such,
they were easy prey for the M'Platwiri pirates.
Rather, they should have been. The fates stepped in, and spared
Tm'skor the fate of being captured by the pirates. As he stumbled
about his bridge, confused and frightened like the other Fwirthian
crewmembers, he collided with his navigator, and the pair
smashed into the navigation controls. Of the buttons depressed
randomly by the flailing captain, one commanded the engines to
engage, and the warp generator to activate. The ship, still
drawing fire, vanished into a warp hole.
Wounded, spewing freight containers from the ugly gashes in the
hull, the ship popped out of its warp hole in a backwater of the
galaxy, an uninteresting, backward system with one nondescript
yellow star and only one reasonably habitable planet. First
Tm'skor and his crew ignored the system. It wasn't on their route,
and as such it held no interest to their unimaginative minds. And
because their orders said nothing about recovering cargo lost from
battle damage (such conditions couldn't have been imagined by
the traders commissioning the cargo!), they ignored the countless
canisters trailing their ship like a ribbon of confetti, each carrying
nearly three thousand cubic meters of cargo . As soon as the
essential systems had been repaired, they swung around the sun,
set a new course, and dropped into another artificial warp hole.
Behind the ship, a trail of cargo canisters, not having a warp hole
as a destination, felt the tug and pull of the tiny sun and its tiny
planets. Some fell almost immediately into the sun. Others were
smashed against asteroids or moons or planets. For centuries to
come, though, most of the cargo canisters would drift through the
system, lost forever to the shipping company and its customers.
Eventually, a few of the cargo canisters, bearing the legend of the
Glamafi Company, skimmed the atmosphere of the third planet.
The canisters broke up quickly, disintegrating in the awful heat,
but the cargo itself was made of sterner stuff.
Leslie Trent watched her son brood in the backseat of her Honda Pilot, "Come on Brian don't be like this, I know your pissed at me but this is the only family we've got that can watch you for me, while I go on my aide mission" Leslie said.
Fourteen year old Brian Trent glared at his mother she was moving them from Connecticut to California all because their was no one to look after him, so they were moving to some town called Sunnydale while mom went on Doctors without Borders mission for a year.
"Can you pull over I have to pee" Brian said
"Sure dear" Leslie said pulling over in the desert still several hours away from Sunnydale
Brian let out a sigh as he ran a few hundred feet into the desert to relive himself he really shouldn't take it out on his mom but Brian couldn't help it meeting family he didn't know scared him for the longest time it was just him and Mom, dad died when Brian was seven.
Walking around the opposite end of a cactus back to the car Brian tripped and did a faceplant turning to see what he tripped on it was something metal pulling it out came easily free from the sand it looked like a metal briefcase Brian was drawn into it when
"HONK" Mom laid on the horn "Come on you" Leslie said ignoring the briefcase her son carried.
Several hours later
Leslie finally made it to Sunnydale, finding her home she purchased Her and Brian went to bed to get some sleep unaware of the night life.
The next Morning
Leslie and Brian went to explore and find her sister Jessica Harris not announcing they were moving here was her idea of a surprise for her.
Leslie noticed her new neighbor was coming out of the house across the road she was a young girl of sixteen or seventeen and had beautiful red hair.
"Hello there we're your new neighbors Leslie Trent and my son Brian" Leslie said
"Hello ma'am my name's Willow Rosenberg pleased to meet you" Willow said
"Listen you wouldn't know any one with the last name Harris would you, there family and we thought we'd surprise them" Leslie said
"Oh yes Xander is one of my best friends I was on my way over their if you'd give me a lift I can show you the way" Willow offered
"Lovely" Leslie said as they piled into the pilot.
Two streets later
Leslie, Brian, and Willow got out to the sounds of yelling and thunks coming through the thin walls of the Harris house.
"Stay here you two" Leslie said face grim as she marched up to the stoop.
"Take the money for my Jack did you" A mean voice said
"No you drank it all last night" A teenage voice said
"Don't you lie to me I know you took it, your just like your whore of a mother" The mean voice yelled.
Hearing enough Leslie knocked hard on the door
"What do you want" The mean voice turned out to be that of Anthony Harris Jessica's husband thinking fast Leslie acted
"Julie White DCF" Leslie said
"I ain't done nothing wrong the brat stole my money I was only disciplining him" Tony said with a sneer.
"Be that as it may we've received several complaints and I was sent to get to the bottom of it" Leslie said
"You'd best leave" Tony said
"Actually I'd rather not" Leslie said pushing her way past Tony what she saw broke her heart her nephew was laying on the stairs clutching his right side his temple was bleeding and he had a black eye.
"Xander come with me please" Leslie said
With difficulty Xander got up and hobbled his way to the front door as it was quickly slammed behind them.
Getting Xander to the Pilot and to her house Leslie told Xander the real reason she was here
Xander was surprised he'd dreamed of this for years a relative taking him away. "Xander why didn't you tell me it was this bad" Willow said eye's wide wringing her hand together in worry.
"Well Xander you don't have a concussion and your ribs aren't cracked just bruised let me wrap them" Leslie said patching up her nephew as best she could.
Several days later
Leslie was fuming every office she went to was denying her emancipation of Xander and her as a guardian for Xander.
"Stupid po-dunk town" Leslie cursed
"Xander I'm going to LA for a day or two please watch Brian and keep the house in order" Leslie said
"Sure Aunt Les" Xander called as Willow and Leslie nearly collided on the porch.
Brian went up to his room to try and figure out what that briefcase was maybe Xander could help him Brian thought over the past few days Brian and Xander had become close after all they were family.
Willow in a moment of sneakiness was hiding in the front entry way waiting to scare Xander little did she know Brian was coming down the stairs not Xander.
"HONK, HONK, HONK" Willow squeezed the clown horn for all it was worth .
Brian jumped flinging the case in the living room Xander jumped up failing like a fish eyes wide as he batted the flying case against the fire place
Willow stood their wide eyes watching Xander and Brian both clutch their hearts catch and try to catch their breath.
"Beep, Beep, Beep" was herd as the briefcase rose into a phone booth with a hand print on it.
"What is that" Xander said
"Don't know found it in the desert on the way here" Brian said all three teens went to explore it.
A/N This is an AU story
Willow and Xander know Buffy she is in LA with her dad for the summer
Dawn is here and a part of the story, Jenny told Giles why she was here so he knows and that brought them closer together.
Set just starting their freshman year of high school in the fall also Warren and Andrew know and are part of the Scooby's