Title: Where There's Smoke…
Rating: FR 13
TtH Prompt: #15 Fire
Fandom/Theme: Buffy/CSI: NY
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters featured here. They belong to their respective creators and production companies.
Distribution: and TtH
Spoilers: After Grand Murder At Central Station for CSI; none for Buffy
Series: Traveling Consultant Pt 3
A/N: This was written for the tth100. The only linking thing for these is Faith in them.
Summary: Faith has to go run some damage control.
"What's with these symbols? They're just gibberish."
"Actually, they're runes," Faith corrected, also recognizing the way they were arranged. Now the mutilations started making sense- the week long prep time for Torloth, one of the many death gods available for worship. The kind that promise fame and fortune but only take the lives of their followers. Now she had to find them before they built their altar to the demon.
"So this was all the work of some cult? Some kids?"
"Looks like it," Faith replied, grateful that the kids were in custody and no supernatural explanations were needed.