Above and Beyond

Summary: This wasn't in the job description.

Rating: PG-13

A/N: Could be considered an outtake from the "Psychometric Musings" universe (with a healthy dose of Amon-torture, just for fun.) Dedicated to meris ann and Misora, who came up with the idea

"Kuso!" Amon stalked out of Zaizen's office, his coat whirling around him. Karasuma Miho could have sworn she heard the door slam behind him. This had to be bad.

"Amon, what…" she started to ask, but he cut her off with a noise that could only be described as a growl. Sweet Jesu, this was beyond bad, and quickly approaching Genuine Nightmare proportions. The last time she has seen him show this much emotion ... scratch that, she'd hadn't.

"Meeting in five minutes. Get everyone together, now!" He tossed the words at her over his shoulder, as if he couldn't bear to look at anyone. Miho decided that this was not the time for a lesson in office etiquette … not if she wanted to get home in one piece.

Five minutes later, the entire crew of Hunters, plus Michael, were assembled in the briefing room. Doujima and Sakaki were, as usual, bickering.

"So, you finally showed up."

"Well, I was out late last night, you know."

"Doing what?"

"Now, that would be telling." Miho wondered if maybe should just lock those two in a closet and let them have it out. She had a feeling they'd either give in and hook up, or give in and tear each other to shreds. Thankfully, Amon's entrance shut them up.

As he walked by, Miho inhaled sharply. He was giving off waves of fury, like nothing she had ever encountered. His jaw was clenched, and she could see his fingernails digging into his palms. This was another level of bad. He didn't seem like the type to suddenly snap and massacre the entire office staff … but you never knew …

"The Witch we will be Hunting has some rather unusual powers." Amon's voice was tight, controlled. "The closest thing we've engountered was the Single-Eye witch a few weeks back. Instead of controlling fear, though, Kamota Hiro possesses the ability to manipulate -- " Miho saw him swallow, hard, " – the human sex drive."

"As most of you have been rather sheltered," here Amon glanced at Robin and Michael, "Zaizen has asked me to … explain a few things you may not have been aware of. " Oh, this had to be a bad dream. "On your monitors …"

The part of Karasuma Miho that had been buried for far too long couldn't resist. "When do we get to the part about condoms and bananas? Or do we leave that for … later?"

She was going to die. But it had been worth it.