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To: jshapiro@watcher.net
From: mbarrett@watcher.net
Subject: Dawson's schedule

Mr. Shapiro –

Joe Dawson's a real mess, but he's on his way. He'll be arriving at the Charles de Gaulle airport on Delta 8303 at 7:20am Paris time. Try to grab him at the airport, if you can. If not, it looks like he'll be heading straight to MacLeod's barge.

I still don't think this is the right way to handle this. I'm lodging an official protest, and I want it entered in Dawson's trial records. He needs to answer for what he's done, but not like this. Even with the recent violence, if the Tribunal summoned Dawson, he would come in voluntarily.

Faking Duncan MacLeod's death to pull Dawson in puts the organization at unnecessary risk. If we miss our timing, and MacLeod finds out we've snatched Dawson, he will get involved.

You're the boss, Jack. Just … think about it, okay?



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Jan. 16th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
ooo. interesting. I like how you tie this with the threat of the (upcoming) trial of Joe.
Jan. 16th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
It's Ung's response to Joe's threat. And poor Joe thought he was declaring a truce...
Jan. 19th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhhh! Just the right touch. That sneaky Mike--not a total jerk, but he never did have Joe's back...

So looking forward to talking with youwhen I get back! Will harry you endlessly about the sequel...*G*

This whole tale? FinestKind!
Jan. 26th, 2007 08:36 am (UTC)
*makes the sign of the cross to fend off mackiedocie*

Nooooo, no sequel, not for a while yet.

According to the Watcher Chronicles, Shapiro was Mike Barret's mentor at the Academy. What a tangled web of loyalties he must have. I think Mike truly admires Joe. But as Watcher Internal Affairs, he has a job to do.
Oct. 15th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
Oooh, can't wait
Since I'd been following this story on other sites, I had no idea that a sequel was planned--I thought it was intended as a thought provoking ending that would make the reader think hard about whether Joe's actions had had any effect, and if not, what he should have done...trust more, and come out openly to all the watchers and Duncan? Be more hard core, and send Duncan and Methos and whatever other immortals they could call up hunting watchers? I actually thought it was a rather neat, if unfulfilling ending. That said, I can't wait for the sequel (note the "unfulfiling" there...) I can't wait to find out what does happen. This series has really kept me on my toes. I can't predict it at all, which is really, REALLY wonderful. And the characters are so perfectly THEM, and the original characters are so loveable...a great story, truely. Thanks for writing and sharing, and I look forward to reading anything else you choose to write. It really brightens my day.
Oct. 15th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
Re: Oooh, can't wait
Inarae -

Wow, this comment makes me want to love it and squeeze it and call it George. Thank you!

If you want to know Duncan's perspective on what happens next, you could go watch "One Minute to Midnight" and "Judgement Day". Joe's version has a beginning and an end, but is stalled in the middle. *aims a kick at her mulishly stubborn Joe Muse*

I'm also working on a Jean-Pierre short story. I'm just not sure how many people in the world want to read about my OC's spiritual journey.

Thanks again for such positive feedback!
Apr. 20th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
Absolutely loved this one, too. :) I love how it weaves in and out of canon, revealing what Joe was getting up to while we were following the Duncan side of the story in late season four. And I like the way that it expands and deepens on the characters' actions in canon; in a lot of cases, having a "secret war" going on behind the scenes makes some of their harder-to-comprehend actions in canon a lot more plausible (like Methos coming all the way from Paris in the Kristin episode) -- or, at least, adds extra layers; it makes sense that Methos in particular (but Joe, too) never do anything for just one reason!
Apr. 20th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Thanks, friendshipper! Methos suddenly appearing in Seacouver and Joe staying there after the Dark Quickening never made sense to me - I was so excited when it all went *click* with the plot of this story. Methos and Joe have a lot in common that way. Unlike Duncan, who's almost painfully straight-forward, and SUCKS at keeping other people's secrets.
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