Title: Recruitment - Part Three
Disclaimer: I own neither Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the Mentalist.
She was reluctant to break the moment and was relieved when he did it for her.
“Now you are going to tell me why you’re here.”
“Yes, I am.” And despite the seriousness of they’re conversation just seconds ago, she giggled slightly at his return to they’re little game.
“I was called by a friend,” she said in answer to the question statement.
“Van Pelt?” he asked.
“Now now,” she reprimanded teasingly, “there might be odd rumors that natural red heads are going extinct but that doesn’t mean that we all know each other.”
“Sorry.” he said with a grin. Then he turned pensive for a moment. “It was Lisbon.”
She was impressed. Lizzy had told here he was good, but when she had entered the room and felt that he wasn’t a true seer or telepath she hadn’t been sure what to think.
“Yes,” she answered, “After she got your note, she knew what had happened and wanted to see if I could help.”
“How could you help? By then I’d already killed Red John.” His face twisted with disgust at the name.
“She didn’t want to help that piece of scum, she wanted to help you. Despite what you did, Teresa doesn’t hate you, she’s just disappointed.” He flinched a bit at the statement and for the first time looked marginally guilty.
“She found me covered in blood and I’ve never denied that I was the one who killed him. Like you said, they’re going to have to prosecute me and send me to jail. You’re not a lawyer, so how could you possibly help me?”
She leaned forward conspiratorially, her eyes twinkling, “By offering you a job of course.”