"I’m a thief," Parker says, and it’s the first time Hardison’s ever heard her not sound proud of it. Today, she sounds gutted, and he doesn’t have any words to help her. Technology is no help to him, not in this.
They all took it hard when they learned that the fair folk were more than just myth and children’s tales. “Fairies?” Eliot had said, with a curl of his lip and a crease of his brow that would have terrified anyone but the two of them.
Hardison had turned to the internet, as he always does, had pulled up pages and pages on their big screen and given them debriefs that sounded more like they belonged in some folklore and mythology lecture than in Leverage Inc. But this is the way the world is, apparently, and Hardison has always believed that knowledge is power.
"Glamour’s just a con," Parker says, when they get to that. Then her brow wrinkles, her mouth turning down in a frown. "But it’s cheating.”
So they set about figuring out how to break glamour, how to spot the con, because that’s what they do. None of them were expecting to find it under their own roof, least of all Parker.
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