He sensed a great deal in what Xander wasn't saying about his purpose in the mortal realm.
He suspected she was expecting Xander to want to see her, too.
Xander said my powers will build slowly.
Xander stepped back to the door beside Jenn.
"Xander," he said in a thin voice.
Xander didn't move like she expected a man his size to move.
"I'll have this mess cleaned up," Xander said when he'd finished.
Xander gave a quick bow in response before meeting her gaze with a look that warned her she wouldn't like what Jonny had just told him to do.
The instincts that warned her Jonny wasn't as naïve as he seemed were confirmed when she stepped into the gym and saw Xander standing in the doorway, watching her.
She whipped around, weapon pointed at Xander as he appeared through the doorway.
Xander held up a hand, catching the bullets and then tossing them.
Except for Xander here, who seems immune to just about everything.
"I'm just that tough," Xander said.
"Know your place, Guardian," Xander warned in a lower voice.
"Safer underground," Jenn and Xander said simultaneously.
Xander, find me somewhere safe above ground.
"I know somewhere safe," Xander said.
Xander held out his hand.
"Your Guardian must come," Xander said.
"Pacific northwest," Xander answered.
Xander stepped aside and Jonny walked through the front door.
Xander, however, was a complication she'd never before run across.
She didn't know what Xander was, but he'd said one thing that struck her hard.
The two spoke for a few moments before Xander bowed his head and walked away.
The Oracle will know where I am, Xander had said.
Xander visited you, didn't he?
If you find Xander, you must tell me where he is.
She rose, having slept fully clothed out of fear Xander would attack her in her sleep.
One was plainly Xander by his size, and the profile of the second was familiar to her.
Xander faced him and crossed his arms, waiting.
He didn't remember Xander, but Xander remembered him.
Xander had seemed curious, the opposite of what Jule expected from the father to the creatures Jule regularly killed.
Powerful motivation, Xander said, amused.
There was a pause, then Xander purred, "You know I do nothing for free."
Xander considered him and then stepped away, thoughtful.
"Definitely. I have a debt to settle with all of them," Xander said.
"Wise Oracle," Xander said with a cold smile.
"Gatekeeper, Oracle, Healer, Original Immortal," Xander said, taking in everyone one-by-one.
A pleasure, Oracle, Xander said and opened his eyes.
Jule stepped forward and motioned for Xander to follow.
Xander approached the woman from one side and Jule from the other.
Xander took the first shot.
Jule looked up at Xander, who stood near the Other, waiting.
Power flowed from Xander and Jule, through her toward the Other, pinning him against the pillar behind him.
Xander raised the Other over his head and snapped his back over one knee.
Xander, what are you?
Jonny, to answer your question, Xander is an Original Being, one of the handful of the oldest immortals in existence.
"As is Jule," Xander added.
Xander smiled at the demonstration of his power.
I landed here, Xander replied.
Xander was too powerful to care what went on around him.
Xander seemed like nothing more than a bored guest.