Disclaimer: I don’t own Buffy or dollhouse. Takes place after season one of Dollhouse. '
“Mr. Travers, how nice to see you again. To what do I owe the pleasure?” Adele Dewitt asked the stuffy man who stood in her office.
Quentin Travers was head of the Watcher’s Council and a major contributor to the Rossum Corporation.
“I’m here to check on our little ‘side project’,” Quentin told Adele.
“Ah, yes. She is doing quite well, considering,” Adele said with a hint of a frown.
“Yes, I suppose the ordeal with Alpha might’ve been hard on her,” Quentin said looking at Adele with disapproval. “I do
hope that you have that under control.”
“Yes, of course,” Adele lied through her teeth.
“Would you like to see our girl?” Adele asked hoping that this useless little hobbit of a man would say no and promptly get out of her office.
“Yes, thank you.”
Adele groaned internally before standing from her desk and leading Mr. Travers to the Active Floor. Dr. Saunders, reading a file, was exiting her office and bumped into the man.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I guess I should pay more attention to where I’m going,” she apologized somewhat shyly.
“That’s quite alright, my dear,” Mr. Travers said with a smile at the doctor.
She didn’t know why, but that smile brought a feeling of profound hatred to her gut. Dr. Saunders smiled and nodded at Quentin Travers before ducking back into her office to hide until he went away.
“You see, she’s quite well,” Adele said.
“And she has no idea?” Quentin asked.
“None.” Adele confirmed.
“Right, then. Ready Echo. She’ll be going with me,” Quentin said turning back to the stairs.
“Faith Lehane again?” Adele asked. She was getting concerned. The slayer imprint was being used quite a bit lately. There was always a chance that continued use of an imprint would cause complications with their active. Also, the Slayer engagement wasn’t someone’s made up fantasy, this put Echo in very real danger.
As Adele followed Quentin Travers up the stairs she wondered vaguely how Whiskey would feel if she knew that her real personality was being imprinted in another active.