Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Avengers Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: Giles finds the first of his recruits.
Word Count: 380
Willow Danielle Rosenberg is Sorceror Supreme.
She really hadn’t intended to become that, of course. It was just kind of a side effect of a lich stealing her girlfriend’s mind at a party. The thing had called herself Glory, and, of course, had used a glamour to not look like the undead bitch she was. She’d explained when confronted that she needed the energy to continue to live, and she had to get that from somewhere.
And Willow would serve as a good snack, too.
She’d met her girlfriend at an occult club. They giggled about how hokey it was, or were occasionally annoyed. But there were a few more realistic things, and she calls upon the power of the Vishanti now, and a protective dome appears above her and Tara, and the next thing she knows there are strange people in robes bursting in.
She huddles in on a lost Tara, stroking her hair and whispering that everything’s going to be okay, even though everything’s not going to be okay, as the fight with the lich makes the house crumble around them.
And then the robe people use some sort of spell and they appear in the party and nothing’s destroyed and they explain that she’d accidentally pulled them into the Mirror Dimension. Somehow.
From there, going with the strange people in the robes to learn to use the magic she’d always believed in, especially when they tell her that she might be able to learn to heal Tara, is an easy decision to make, in that it’s not even a decision at all. A decision implies that she has a choice.
It’s not easy after that. Tara finally gets to the point where she has good days, which is something. And her mentor and the Ancient One die, and she has an issue with drawing power from the Dark Dimension, but she becomes the Sorceror Supreme eventually.
So when her mentor shows up again and tells her that the universe is in danger, she signs up immediately. He’s not from this universe, obviously, but other dimensions are old hat by now. She leaves Tara in Kamar Taj. It’s safer there than where she’s going. She’d leave Tara in the Sanctum, but it tends to get attacked a lot.