This was the other part I had to rework a bit to remove the creeping errors that occur when you have to make changes earlier in the story; it remains the case this ten-part pre-series WWII buffyverse story was conceived and written in a few short hours last Sunday afternoon, while I was internet-less and unsatisfied with what I had on my external hard-drive.
Think I should maybe do that more often?
TITLE: Promises Made to a Lady IX. The Trapping of a Mouse
A/N: Yes the title IS a play on the title of, possibly, British theatre's most-famous play, and Gustav is finally free of his obsession and is about to be a proper Watcher again, or..?
IX. The Trapping of a Mouse (November 1944)
Burnt down weeks ago, the barn was but a shell, but Gustav settled there to plan his next move anyway.
Finally he understood the leeches movements during the Occupaton. It had never intended escaping Dunkerque; killed Emilie. He had trailed it only to let her real killer escape.
There was still a chance the Slayer was alive; there was silence from the Watcher's.
He kicked a scorched pail; verdamnt, he should have...
It had too patriotic...
Spike rose from the corpse; deliciously licking a trail of it's blood from his chin.
Even he wasn't so stupid as to turn him.
May the Goddess watch over us all,