Chapter 1: A New Assignment
Chapter 1: A New Assignment
Warning: I don’t know; maybe language and innuendo somewhere along the way.
Disclaimer: BtVS characters belong to Joss Whedon / Mutant Enemy. NCIS characters belong to Donald Bellisario, Don McGill and CBS Paramount Television. I claim no rights to any copyrighted material. Please do not copy or take this story without my permission.
A/N1: This is mostly in response to Challenge #4472: Bunny is my what?
A/N2: Thanks to my betas for their help...zigpal and CindyB
Twenty years later…
Ursagga (formerly Watchers) Council, England
“Why do I
have to go, Giles?” Buffy complained. “Isn’t this supposed to be my vacation time?”
Giles looked at her indulgently. “And I do apologize, Buffy. But Xander is too injured to go and there just aren’t that many members of the Council that are old enough to work for the government. Besides, you already have the necessary clearance.”
She just glared back at him – even though she wasn’t angry at him personally. “And how did I get that clearance? Oh yeah, from the last
time I got involved with the military! You know me and them are unmixy things!”
“That was only because they were trying to involve themselves in our matters. NCIS sticks to its own area of expertise. Anyway, my old mentor, Dr. Mallard, is quite looking forward to meeting you,” he added with a fond smile.
“Why? What has he heard about me?” Buffy asked warily. Those kind of smiles were dangerous, especially coming from Giles.
“He knows that you are the Slayer, if that’s what you’re asking. He’s a medical examiner; he’s come across his fair share of ‘unexplained’ cases. Please, Buffy. As a favor to me?” Giles pleaded.
Buffy knew she was being stubborn, but it was part of the game they played. He’d ask her to do something, she’d fight it tooth and nail and in the end she would do what he wanted…most of the time. “You’re just lucky the Immortal is getting on my nerves. Just because he’s ‘dating’ my lookalikes, doesn’t mean he has any claim on me! Ooo!!! Does this mean I get to break up with him? Pretty please?” she asked with a sunny smile mixed with a sort of hopeful pout that only she could manage.
He shook his head, chuckling softly at her. “Just do it nicely; he’s a somewhat valuable resource to the Council.”
“Fine!” she said with a full pout this time. “So who’s the guy I’m supposed to work with?”
who is the NCIS Director is named Jenny Shepard; the team leader that you are supposed to be assigned to is called Leroy ‘Jethro’ Gibbs.”
“Well, at least he can’t give me crap about my
name,” she replied hopefully.
NCIS, Washington, DC
“Buffy? Her name is Buffy
?” Gibbs asked incredulously. “How are we supposed to take a ‘Buffy’ seriously?”
“I don’t know, Jethro
,” Director Shepard shot back. “But just remember this…our orders come directly from the President to make this representative feel welcome. So I expect your team to be on its best behavior. That means you being civil and DiNozzo keeping it in his pants!”
“She’d just better not get in our way,” he said with a glare.
She smirked back, knowing that she held the knockout blow with what she said next. “I wouldn’t worry too much about that. She was issued a Special Presidental Security Clearance four years ago after her assistance in cleaning up a busted op. I wasn’t given all the details; just that it was only due to her aid that the casuality rate was limited to 60% instead of total.”
Gibbs’ eyes narrowed in suspicion. “And she’s not
“No, just a civilian with specialized expertise,” Shepard answered with a shrug, clearly just as lost as he was. To be honest, she was intrigued at this woman. She obviously had the respect and admiration of the top brass. What was even more surprising – and which she didn’t share with Gibbs - was Buffy’s age…just 23! And that made her only 19 when she bailed out that op.
A/N: Special bonus to anyone – other than CindyB or zigpal– who can guess the meaning behind the new Council name.
A/N2: Next…Meeting NCIS.