A Debt Owed
FFA: Giles/Eve DallasDisclaimer:
I don’t own Buffy or the In Death series. That’s Joss Whedon and J.D. Robb.
He was old, older than he had any right to be. Giles had outlived all of the Scoobies and even a few of their children. He wasn’t afraid to admit that that had made him just a tad bit bitter.
“Mr. Giles, we just need to ask you a few questions,” the kindly Detective Peabody said.
And if she didn’t think he knew good cop/bad cop at his age, she didn’t deserve her shield. “Detective Peabody, I haven’t seen Ethan Rayne for twenty years, not since I put my last child in the ground. He paid his respects and left and that was the last I saw of him. Frankly, I’m not surprised he’s found trouble again, he was always
trouble, but I have nothing to do with it.”
“You don’t think it’s odd that a day and a half after you turn up in New York, murders that can be laid at your old friend Ethan’s feet start happening?” Lieutenant Eve Dallas asked and here was one that didn’t bother with games. If she’d ever made a good ‘good cop’, Giles would eat his shoes.
Giles sighed. “I wish I could say it was, Lieutenant Dallas, truly. But Ethan Rayne has been a menace in my life for the past 80 years. I don’t know as to him being capable of murder. He was always a bit of a coward.” A lie, but only a small one. He’d tracked Ethan’s downward spiral for the past twenty years, after all. Always one step behind. “But chaos? That was Ethan. And he’s never forgiven me for turning my back on him.”
“Mr. Giles,” Detective Peabody started.
“He’s not here. I haven’t seen him. I’ll contact you if I do. Please leave,” Giles rattled off, leaving no room for argument. Being blunt seemed to be the only way to get the young listen after a person reached a certain age.
So they did, Lieutenant Dallas pausing in the doorway to toss back, “He’ll kill again, you know,” before following after her partner.
Giles drew a deep breath and murmured, “No, no he won’t.”
Because, while it might be the last thing he did, Ethan Rayne was going to meet his end at the end of Giles’s hand. He still owed him for Dawn, after all.