Pulling the Strings
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belongs to Jerry Bruckheimer and company.
Notes: Written for tth100
for prompt #26 (money.) Set post NFA.
Pulling the Strings
Anyone who didn’t accept the fact that money was what made the world work was someone who Lilah Morgan didn’t have time for. She couldn’t stand idealistic fools who believed that they could change the world through hard work and determination. The last time that she had let an idealistic fool into her life, she’d ended up dead and decapitated. She swore that she would never let another person like that in her life. When her bosses at Wolfram and Hart offered her a second chance with Angel, Lilah took it without hesitation. The vampire had a lot to answer for how badly her life had turned out. And since the Senior Partners wanted the souled vampire taken out permanently after he had clearly shown on which side he was going to fight on, Lilah was more than willing to take the special assignment.
However, Lilah had a small problem on her hands. The assassin that she had hired to bring down Angel had made a series of mistakes. He had attempted to take down the vampire in a very public place in front of tourists, which in turn had caused the Las Vegas crime lab to treat Angel’s body as a regular murder victim. It was going to cost a lot of money to clean up the mess and it was going to cost her even more to effectively deal with Angel. As she walked over to the phone, she imagined the look on Angel’s face when he realized that she was back and that she was the one who was pulling the strings. But first she had to make a call to the head of the crime lab, she didn’t want to deal with the slime ball, but Ecklie had already told of how Angel had managed to get out of the crime lab. Angel would personally pay for all that it would cost her to deal with the mess. And he was going to pay even more for her having to deal with Ecklie.