Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: companion to the episode I Robot, You Jane.
Word Count: 160
“Hang on, Xander, when you were insisting anyone could be anything online…” Willow realizes, narrowing her eyes at her friend.
He quickly throws up his hands defensively. “Not in the way you think.”
Buffy’s trying hard not to laugh. She really is.
“What does that mean?” Willow demands, hands on her hips.
“I may have posted on several message boards about a problem I was having and the desired specs. No, not the Arc Reactor or Repulsors or anything. I’m not that dumb. And, ‘yes, I realize no alloy exists that performs to the desired specs, that’s why I’m trying to make one’.” He sticks his hands in his pockets and scuffs the sneakers on the ground. “I said that I was an entrepreneur-slash-inventor struggling with a design flaw. Which is true. I may have fudged with my age, just a little. Again, I’m not stupid. I don’t want to end up strongarmed into some government think tank. Or worse.”