100-Word BtVS / West Wing Crossover Drabble. BtVS late season 7, minor spoilers, West Wing season 2-3, no spoilers. All characters are the property of their respective creators, and are used without any intention of infringing copyright in the original works. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis. Sequel to Intervention, Last Rites, and Security Problem.

Pulling Strings

by Marcus L. Rowland

Josh doesn't understand, and Leo isn't explaining.

Sunnydale. A week ago he'd never heard of the place, now he's pulling strings to stop the governor imposing martial law and ending the riots there.

Instead Federal money is going to relocation agencies, compensation schemes, anything to encourage people to leave the place permanently. It's like they know a disaster is coming, something too horrible to discuss. Even Sam changes the subject whenever Josh mentions it.

There's something going on, and Josh isn't part of it. All he can do is follow orders, and hope they won't blow up in his face.