Title: Kindred Spirits
Characters: mostly Giles with a bit of Grissom
Universes: BtVS, CSI: Las Vegas, mentions Medium and Witchblade.
Disclaimer: Not mine. I’m just playing
Word Count: 200
Notes: For elementalv's birthday.
Giles stood quietly in a room covered in smooth metal surfaces, gleaming in florescent light. Soft whirs of machines too complicated for him to even begin to explain lined the walls like sleeping behemoths.
This seemed so far away from the culture the Watchers carefully created for millennia, diligently poring over leather-backed tomes in musty back rooms or dank cellars of castles where the only illumination was from oil lamps or murky torches.
But, like always, time marched on. When the Watchers were blown to proverbial high heaven, Giles set out to find a new group of scholar warriors to pursue the balance. As skewed as that balance may now be, what with Slayers popping out from under rocks and behind trees faster than he could say, “another concussion.”
He found the new Watchers, or something like them, in the strangest places. They were found in dusty south-western DA’s offices, hard-bitten New York police precincts, and crime labs in Las Vegas.
His most recent recruit gazed intently into a contraption of such frightening modernity that Giles had to shudder. But when Grissom turned to him, eyes alight with delight at his newest discovery, Giles knew he’d found a kindred spirit.