madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
2017-09-23 11:55 pm

Another Day, Another Curse

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover dialoguefic
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 11
Rating: Gen

         “Yes, it’s me.  Yes, I’m a girl.  Don’t shoot me, Dad.”

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
2017-09-22 11:04 pm

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Shadowed Suspicion Chapter 76

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Jojo, Fitz, and Thief Girl (Darling) meet back up again, discuss Stand Attacks, and then see something else bizarre.
Word Count: 1091
Rating: Gen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang standing with his fan, looking peaceful.  Army in background. (peace)
2017-09-21 11:12 pm

Mourn and Carry On

This has been gathering dust since approximately forever.
Oh, and I got to see Wrath of Khan in theatres again.  Good thing too 'cause I forgot almost everything.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Things go wrong.
Word Count: 456
Rating: Gen

        “This job never gets any easier.”  Gibbs hadn’t expected to find anyone in the office this early after they’d run into some rather ugly bureaucratic red tape, but Redgrave’s just sitting in the dark, a cup in his hand, at the desk he commandeered for his own. 
        “You’re young,” he replies reflexively.
        “Yeah.”  The response is only factual, without emotion.  There’s a silence.  Gibbs would like to hate this, this interloper, this meddler.
        He can’t.  There’s no military stint in Redgrave-or-Harris’s file, but he holds himself like a Marine.  He can joke around like DiNozzo, but when it’s time to be serious he’s one hundred percent serious.  Still like Tony, really.  He’s good at his job, he respects the team, he’s honest.  Even when there are things he can’t say, he tries to get around that, tries to at least give a few words to fill in some of the gaps.  His team are just as good as he’d said, since they’d managed to catch a few things in the alley even the trained lab techs hadn’t.  He treats them like they’re family, and they respond in kind.
        The silence stretches out, and then the young man’s face crumples.  He’s trying to keep it together, but it’s hard.  “Two of my Sl—Agents are dead,” he mumbles.  It’s the first slip Gibbs has caught, and even as he feels sympathy move in him, he makes a mental note for later.  “It was just supposed to be a little recon.”
        “Drink?” he asks quietly.
        “It sounds great, but no thanks.”  The only response is a raised eyebrow, but it’s rarely failed, and it does not do so this time.  “I don’t ever want to become my Dad, so.  Starting down that road’s a bad choice.”  It didn’t take much to guess where this was going after the results of Abby’s search came in.
        “Alcoholic?”  Redgrave hadn’t said much of anything, other than jokes, about his life, but the mask was starting to fall out of place.
        “Alcoholic abusive bastard, but let’s not get personal.”  The laugh is bitter, but it’s quickly gone.  “Y’know, the coffee was probably also an eleven, but I went with it anyway.  Now I’m on the verge of babbling like Willow, my heart’s beating at probably about a thousand times a minute, and I’m probably going to shake myself off the planet any second now.”
        That’s enough to put the NCIS Agent on high alert.  “Medical emergency?”
        “Nah, I’ll be okay.  Eventually.”  This time, the smile is real.  “Thanks for the concern, though.”  This isn’t a man used to worry on his behalf.  Gibbs relies on his patience to quiet his anger and goes to get a glass of water for the kid.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
2017-09-20 11:00 pm

Road Map to the Truth

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Xander answers a few questions of his own.
Word Count: 315
Rating: Gen

        “What was all that about?” DiNozzo asks when they finally get done with the man (whom they’ll probably be looking into later to see if they can’t find some reason to call for an arrest).  He’s probably trying to distract himself from Gibbs’ driving, but even Gibbs is interested in the answers.
        Even given the driving, Redgrave could be sleeping, seat leaned back as far as it would go and hands folded behind his head.  The seat’s practically on DiNozzo’s lap, which isn’t helping the fact that he’s not comfortable with the situation.  No one has a grasp on who these people are, and for a man who prides himself on his understanding of people, that’s a problem.
        “Like the claw marks, that map looks familiar.  I’m just not placing it.  As for the rest, culprits from our side of the tracks like hunting at night.  So that’s when we hunt, too.”  He shrugs slightly, barely moving in his seat as Gibbs takes a turn too fast.  “Ophelia—”
        “Orelia,” one of the twins corrects without looking up from her smartphone.
        “What, you mean she’s not from Hamlet?” Redgrave jokes, before looking thoughtful again.  “These lovely shades,” he taps them, “…were designed by a good friend of mine after we binge watched the King of Bling himself, the man who was given a number in place of a name, Mr. 007.  They’re actually a camera.  It’s perfectly legal for me to have them.  Unfortunately, you lot, not so much, so I can’t just lend it to you no matter how much you give me those puppy dog eyes, Stark.”
        “Giving you a number and taking away your name,” DiNozzo responds without even thinking, and then thinks about it.  “That’s—how did you—”
        “Magic,” Redgrave responds with jazz hands and then apparently falls asleep in a moving vehicle being driven by Gibbs.
        He’s certainly brave.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
2017-09-19 11:53 pm

Offbeat Questioning

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: The NCIS investigators, Xander, and two of his 'agents' go to ask a few questions.
Word Count: 740
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
2017-09-18 10:32 pm

A Little Field Trip

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: They visit the crime scene.
Word Count: 340
Rating: Gen

        It’s slightly worrying when they reach the newest crime scene and the kid is as unfazed as Ducky with the body.  All he does is wrinkle his nose a little and push his sunglasses back up.  “Man, this is worse than back in ’03,” he remarks, voice calm and steady.
        One of his ‘agents’ isn’t quite so lucky; she runs off the crime scene to throw up in the bushes, and the others look a little green.
        “Hey, Sierra.  I thought I said, after you could barely look at the pictures, that you could wait in the car?”  At least he cares about his agents.
        “I didn’t want to be the wuss,” she mumbles, miserable, and DiNozzo quickly takes pity on her.
        “Well, why don’t you help me bag and tag?”  That way, she doesn’t have to look at the giant mass of blood and body parts splattered over the brick wall.
        The quiet one—Isabelle?—nods and takes the camera.  Her manner is no-nonsense and businesslike and Redgrave grins in approval.
        He crouches, staring at the stain fixedly.
        “Redgrave?”  Kate asks, looking disturbed.
        “I’m thinking.”  He points at a particular spot on the wall.  “Those marks?  Pretty sure I’ve seen them before.  Claw-weapons.  Just trying to place them.”
        “We’ll keep the nosy ones out,” the one who’d been hurting Tony says with a smile and takes two of her friend’s arms to join the police at the barricade.
        Redgrave taps on his communications device.  “Willow-lite, you there?”
        “The name’s Orelia, and yeah, I’m here, and yes, I’m going through the databases.  No hits as of yet.  I’ll keep you updated.  Oh, and Willow will be glad to know that yes, the sunglasses are working and probably everyone in the field should wear them.”  She sounds sarcastic, long-suffering even.
        “Don’t worry, she enjoys her job,” Redgrave assures them.
        “We’ll help talk to people,” the last two add together, smiling.  They could be non-identical twins.
        “Get everything you can, and we’ll see you back at base,” Redgrave acknowledges, thoughtful and distracted.

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
2017-09-17 11:55 pm

Out of the Ordinary

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Abby has a report on the ISWC and Xander.
Word Count: 1069
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (personatown)
2017-09-16 11:56 pm

Haunted

Fun fact: it's been long enough I have to make a guess about what it means, too.  Best guess--don't dwell.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 44
Rating: Gen

       “Haunt the past.  Do not let the past haunt you,” one of the girls says sagely to Abby, who looks confused.
       “That sounds good and all, but what does it mean?” she asks.
       Gibbs watches from above as Xander smiles into his hot chocolate.


madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
2017-09-14 11:43 pm

Much Ado About Something

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Buffy reveals a secret to Xander who fumbles through his words and does his best to help.  (...yeah, this still applies.)
Word Count: 875
Rating: Gen

sometimes her life feels like a romantic comedy )

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (ace attorney)
2017-09-13 11:47 pm

Can't Adjust

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Buffy reveals a secret to Xander who fumbles through his words and does his best to help.
Word Count: 1724
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
2017-09-09 11:23 pm

The Dark Paths of Obsession

Note that Willow didn't actually agree to anything she wouldn't have been doing already.  Because Xander didn't notice.
Also, I hope that everyone in Florida and everyone's friends/family in Florida are safe!
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Willow and Xander deal with Buffy's death (or not) in their own ways.
Word Count: 1137
Rating: Gen

cross the line )

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
2017-08-30 10:01 pm

Rough Seas

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 70
Rating: Gen

         Unfortunately, it turns out that the semi-eidetic memory has a flaw: to remember something, he has to actually pay attention to it first.  Maybe it’s a survival mechanism to avoid drowning in the data but it’s hard to remember to be grateful as he’s, once again, staring at a blank history test just ‘cause the class bores him.  There aren’t even HYDRA or SHIELD historical details to perk his interest.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
2017-08-29 11:35 pm

The Almost Man

Another fun thing from watching the Captain America credits: Peter Stark was a Hydra Lieutenant.  Like, Howard should totally reexamine his life choices, but Peter???  Peter definitely needs help.  /grins
Also, Riley's a decent guy, generally, but that ending was a dick move, and Xander was an ass, so.  Fixing that.  (He'll mess up later, in other ways, but ways that make more sense and aren't just punish Buffy for anything she does.  For one thing, related to this he's gonna forget this about Willow with the whole Alicia thing and she still has to yell at him.)
Plus there is absolutely nothing wrong with being single.  'Course, in canon, part of it is that Xander doesn't see the unhealthy relationship bit of it and is just like "this guy is the best relationship you've ever had" but still.  Meh.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Xander gives Buffy different advice.
Word Count: 1046
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
2017-08-28 11:35 pm

A Sure Bet

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 70
Rating: Gen

        “Bet.”  Xander’s leaning forward, grinning mischievously.  “Tasha already has a DNA sample and is sending it to SHIELD to get it analyzed as we speak.”
        Tony doesn’t look up from the paper.  “I see that, and I’ll raise you that Mr. Eyepatch won’t believe the results and send the ferocious assassin to nab another sample from you just to see.”
        Xander frowns.  “Damn.  Curse you and your extensive gambling knowledge.”

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
2017-08-27 09:44 pm

Oversight

I only learned about Cinemark's Marvel XD today but I got to see Iron Man again so it's a fair trade.
Things I didn't notice the first time (from the credits):
One of Downey's assistants was named Christine.
Tony's Catering provided some food for the crew.
I was amused.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Giles doesn't trust the Army, either.
Word Count: 350
Rating: Gen

         Xander doesn’t hear the steps entering his warehouse with his physical ears over the earmuffs and his pounding at the anvil.  It’s the mental tap on his shoulder, courtesy of a new sentry alarm spell he and White Star worked out, that gets his attention, and he carefully places the hammer aside and wipes the sweat off his forehead, tugging the earmuffs down around his shoulders.
         He turns to see Giles crossing the floor carefully, freezing in shock.  “I didn’t—sorry—”
         Xander takes pity on him, crossing the floor and meeting him halfway.  “I’m cool.  You’re not a mad scientist.  I’m not gonna lose my mind now.”
         “I know no one else asked about this, but—if you need to talk about anything that happened, I’m sure your time spent in the Initiative could not have been a cake walk, as you’ve been trying to get the others to believe.”  It’s…impressive, honestly.  Sometimes Giles backs away, doesn’t try to be the father figure because honestly, as a Watcher he hadn’t really signed up for it, doesn’t know what to do.  Now, he’s actually noticing, actually trying, and that—what else can Xander ask for?
         “I’m—I might.  Maybe.  Don’t feel about talking about it now, though, so don’t hold your breath.”  He glances at the papers in Giles’ hands and frowns.  “If that’s homework I’ve missed, you can head right back to your apartment, though.”
         “No—” and yeah, that was a mistake, reminding Giles he doesn’t have his other job anymore.  “It’s—I want help looking through the files the Initiative had.”
         Xander’s mind goes cold, but he steels himself into dealing.  “Do you have digital data as well?  Star could lend a digital hand.”
         “I still have the disks.”  Giles holds them up, still hesitant.  “It’s not…too much, is it?”
         Xander grins, shoving back all the trauma for the others to deal with.  “Hey, I tend to obsessively categorize anything that scares me.  Makes me feel more in control.  That’ll help me, and I can help, too, which always makes me feel better, so count me in.”

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (ace)
2017-08-20 11:53 pm

Echoes of Our Hearts

This was planned to be part of a much longer series, but I lost the notes and it stands pretty well on its own.  It might get extended later but I seriously have no idea where I was going with it, so...enjoy it as is, I guess?
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy/Devil May Cry Crossover, Buffy AU
Chapter Summary:
There's a new demon hunter in town...
Word Count: 846
Rating: T
Notes: The only thing I'm sure of is this is a messed-up post-Glory (i.e. they beat her but not completely and it messed up the world).  This might be based on one of my early ideas where Xander turned out to actually be a bastard and his father is actually one of the Generals of one of the Hell Dimensions (the Underworld) rather than Tony Harris.  And yes, there's flirting.  This version's based on Dante, what do you expect?

 

only the special jobs )
madimpossibledreamer: Interior of early TARDIS (early tardis)
2017-08-19 11:56 pm

Into the Wide, Wide World

You might notice a few people who weren't introduced before now.  They're kind of the B-team, so their stories will be told in flashback following this.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: The last official member of their little team will take some work to retrieve.
Word Count: 1704
Rating: Gen

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
2017-08-16 11:56 pm

The Valkyrie Part II

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: The last official member of their little team will take some work to retrieve.
Word Count: 800
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (izanagi|souji)
2017-08-15 11:56 pm

The Valkyrie Part I

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: The last official member of their little team will take some work to retrieve.
Word Count: 795
Rating: Gen

the plan )

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
2017-08-14 11:43 pm

A New Status Quo

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: Without work, Xander's slowly losing his mind.
Word Count: 925
Rating: Gen

a mile a minute with no destination in mind )