Leveraging the Council
: Leveraging the CouncilAuthor
: Maeve BranRating
: FR13/PG-13 for languageSummary
: Eliot denies Council Membership.Disclaimer
: I don't own Angel the Series or Leverage. I'm just using them for some unprofitable fun.Spoilers
: Set during 2.5 of Leverage "The Three Days of the Hunter Job".Notes
: For the TwistedShorts August Fic-a-Day challenge, 2009.Words
"Is Eliot a member of the Council?" Parker asked Nate, who just shrugged.
Lindsey smiled to himself. Parker had no idea what she was talking about. Eliot might have been a member of the Watchers' Council for a while and may still be but that Council, despite all its flaws hadn't ordered any wars. They may have started some, both on accident and on purpose, over the years but no government took orders directly from the Watchers.
Eliot smirked to himself. Sure, he had worked for the Watchers' Council retrieving items for them from time to time, but he wasn't a member. They had offered him membership ten years ago, but he had turned it down. It was a good thing he had, because two years later the whole Council save two ex-members had been dead. He hadn't known exactly what all the Council did until he had met Buffy and the newly reformed Council. She had again offered him membership, but again, he'd turned it down. Now he watched out for Slayers and their Watchers and helped where he could.
"No, I'm not a member of any council," Eliot said as he looked Parker in the eye. "We have a General to steal."
Parker left. "That was a fine line, cous," Lindsey said.
"What? I'm not a Watcher. The fact that I have occasionally worked for them and been asked twice to join them doesn't mean I'm a part of a Council," Eliot explained. "Besides, they don't order wars."
"At least not ones between human governments," Lindsey said.
"Exactly," Eliot said. "How about you? You a member?"
"No. Buffy isn't that crazy," Lindsey said. "If Spike or Angel ever found out I was still alive, I wouldn't be for long."
"Oh? You got on the wrong side of the Vampires with Souls?" Eliot teased.
"Have you ever faced them when they actually get along?" Lindsey asked.
"No. Nor do I want to," Eliot said. "I'm sure I wouldn't want them hunting me."
"You don't. They would if I became a Watcher. Plus, Wolfram and Hart would find me. So no Council membership in my future," Lindsey said. "How about we go after that General?"