Lets get this out of the way first.

I do NOT own any Buffy or Scooby Doo characters. (I don't even rent them :p).

I've been reading FFN for a bit and thought I should add to it since I've been enjoying so many of the stories. But this is just going to be a fun story and I have only a vague idea of where it's going to go. I'm mostly going to be writing it as a form of relaxation and brain charging from the other writing I'm currently involved with. So while I'll try to update at least weekly don't count on it.

Spoilers: Buffy Season 5 and up. And the Scooby Doo cartoons/movies. (The Scooby Doo characters will be the movie versions in looks.) This first chapter will primarily deal with making the Scooby Doo gang real characters instead of cartoonish.

Setting: Fred Daphne and Velma are in the mystery machine going to pick up Shag and Scooby.

Character thoughts will be in brackets and italics.

And now we're off to the races! J

Chapter One: On the Road Again

"It's going to be great having us all back together again."

"It sure will, it's been sometime since all five of us were together."

"Jinkies it's been years since we got together to go on a road trip. How much longer Fred?" Velma asked somewhat nervously.

"I'd say about 10-15 minutes. You seem to be just a little uptight Velma."

Heading off any possibility of the old argument starting up. Daphne puts in. "It's amazing you got the Mystery Machine out of storage and cleaned her up as well as you did."

Trying to keep from blushing Fred responds. "It was just a spur of the moment thing. Originally I was just going to rent a modern van, but it just didn't feel right you know. Then I got the idea of getting her out of mothballs and fixing her up. So I spent last weekend, and some time fixing her up. The idea of a road trip in the ol' MM just felt right somehow, regardless of how many years and miles we put on her. "

"It still smells a little musty under all that air freshener Fred."

Looking over at Daphne. "What do you expect? She's been locked away in a spare garage for the past few years, ever since we split up and went our separate ways."

"Fred it's not fair to talk about it without the guys present. So please don't go there. Lets just enjoy this vacation. The three of us agreed it was time to end our quest but Shaggy and Scooby didn't see it that way. I'm not casting any aspersions on anyone, certainly when their not here to put their own two cents in so please don't bring it up again."

Fred thought, Velma is starting to act a little pissed I promised to be good so I won't tell her to but out, YET!

Lapsing into an uncomfortable silence for a couple of miles. Daphne finally getting a little frustrated herself decides to give Velma a piece of her mind. "Velma we all know you're the smartest among us. But that doesn't make you the boss. You may have gotten us all together again, but you shouldn't tell me or Fred to drop it!"

Feeling a little sheepish. "Ok Daph you got me there. I was falling a little bit to much back into the negotiating mode of the show. I'll try not to do it again."

"We're not saying you didn't do great by us when you got that deal to let the studio do a cartoon. The money was great, and the residuals kept coming in for years. But you got to admit that most of that stuff was really crazy. I promise I'll do my best to not bring it up again. I just wish they'd have let us put on different clothes! Our cartoon alter ego's must have had no sense of style, or smell." Fred put in grinning.

"How much longer now?" As Daphne and Velma tried unsuccessfully to keep from chuckling over Fred's joke.

"Just a few more blocks.' As Fred was thinking, I wish I'd had the brilliant idea of using this a few week earlier so I could have gotten her overhauled. I've gotten out of practice in my automatic. As he ground the gears. "And there they are now."

"Scoob looks ready to bite someone wearing that leash. You know how much he hates them." Daphne observed as the Mystery Machine pulled up to them. "Get in guys the doors aren't locked."

Shag laughing as he got in, "No one in their right mind would carjack this old thing. But if they knew what the people riding in it made they might reconsider. A lawyer a doctor and businessman."

"Don't forget a respected artist Shaggy." Daphne interjected. "Hey Scoob how you doin'."

"Can't complain more than usual," said the greatdane, (AN:1,2) as he settled into his accustomed place. "I can't believe we got together just to go on a road trip as if we were all kids again."

"It'll be just like old times Scoob." Velma called over her shoulder, then looking more towards the side. "Fred we will be going north up the coast highway, for a good bit. I've arranged everything but like you all agreed I'll be the one calling the shots for our destinations, but any side trips you all want to make will be fine by me."

"All right lets get on out of the city and start cruising the highway." Fred was having some trouble with the gear shift. It kept sticking whenever he tried shifting.

Shaggy was sticking his head up front and was looking at Velma. "Well were are we stopping for the night. It's only a few hours until dinner time."

Velma was pulling a wicked face. "I thought we would just drive straight through the night. It's not like we haven't done it before."

"You've gotta be kidding me."

"Shag your to easy. None of us are that young anymore. So we will be stopping in the early evening, I've already arranged some rooms for us."

"Velma where are we going? You know I hate it when you play guessing games."

"Ok ok were going to be stopping at a place a little off the beaten tourist tract. A place called Sunnydale." I hope my plan works. Velma thought to herself.


Please read and review. This is my first Fan fic so let me know what you think.

(AN:1) Authors Note: Yes Scooby did speak. I do have a method to my madness, and you'll see eventually. Bwahahahaha.

(AN:2) Authors Note: I really have no intention of forcing a bad accent on Scooby in writing. Except when vital I wont be using the RELP! Aspect of his character much. It would simply be to annoying to write/read IMHO. The Scooby Doo gang has had years to get used to his accent and compensate for it in speech. But for everyone else it's much harder generally.

(AN:3) Authors Note: I only have a vague memory of the Pacific Coast highway after a lapse of more years than I care to count, so no flames on any goofs please.