Title: Third Time's the Charm
Rating: FR 18
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters featured here. They belong to their respective creators and production companies.
Distribution: NeverNormal, TtH, AO3
Series: FFA Madness #29; New Beginnings #2
FFA Pairing: Giles/Ducky
Summary: An old friend of Dr Mallard's has some bad news for him
Dr Mallard was in the middle of autopsy on a rather unfortunate midshipman who'd been out partying too much. He had been on leave and appeared to have taken a header off his third story balcony. Gibbs and his gut weren't buying it, so Ducky was double checking his results, just to be sure. He'd just found what looked like claw marks on one side, when he heard the door open behind him. Expecting Gibbs, he covered the suspicious marks and turned to greet him, only to find- “Rupert? What brings you to Washington? If you're looking for Alexander, he's out interviewing witnesses right now.”
Giles hugged his old friend. “No, I'm actually here to see you. Angel told me that somehow Drusilla managed to find a way to bring Darla back again. Something to do with her being the one to resire the blonde. The Council also isn't entirely sure what Drusilla's reasoning for her current plan is, if there is one. Only that, from what Angel was able to find out, Darla was brought back as a vampire, and is actively recruiting.”
Ducky sat down heavily onto a nearby stool. “Good Lord. I may not have been able to pass muster as a Watcher, but even I remember what I read about Darla and Drusilla.”
“Exactly so. And since Drusilla was last seen in New York, I wagered I'd warn you, just in case she decided to move this far south.”
Now slightly distracted, the ME pulled off his gloves mechanically and started shuffling papers while going through his mental list of things that were needed. What a time to run low on holy water! he thought as he turned back to Rupert. “I will be sure to pass along your warnings to Alexander as well once he returns.”
“Thank you, my friend,” and with that, Rupert was gone.