Short Skirt / Long Jacket: A Belle/Adam Spy (Chuck) AU
Chapter 1: “Belle Versus the Intersect”
Director Thompson answered before the first ring even finished.
“Is it done?” she asked and Agent 004 pursed his lips, frowning deeply as he kept his gaze locked on Belle’s car.
“No, it is not done,” he snapped, viciously gripping his steering wheel. “You failed to mention that the target isn’t a hacker, or a mobster’s moll, or a vigilante – she’s an innocent girl who thinks that she has epilepsy!”
“That’s likely just a cover story,” Director Thompson responded curtly, and he could hear the frown in her voice. “Did you engage with the target, 004? That wasn’t authorized.”
“I wasn’t going to engage,” he snapped in return, keeping a close eye on Belle’s car to ensure she didn’t drive off. Epileptic or not, she still had the Intersect inside of her head and it was an unpredictable and entirely untested piece of software. That email had been intended for a highly trained agent on an op in Tanzania, not a twenty-seven-year-old girl.
“But then I followed her to a hospital, and I overheard what she was saying to the nurse at the front desk. She had them give her MRI tests. She doesn’t realize what’s happened to her, Director. I’m not going to kill an innocent girl. She’s done nothing to deserve to die.”
“She’s a threat, Agent.”
“She’s innocent!” he responded with venom in his tone, slamming his hand down on the dashboard. “I don’t kill innocent people! I don’t give a damn what you all call me – I am not a beast.”