PACKMATES

AUTHOR'S NOTE/DISCLAIMER

AU idea I had in which Sophie and Eliot are werewolves. Leverage belongs to Chris Downey and John Rogers. Takes place directly after the "The Nigerian Job" and will be a two-shot.

Eliot scowled as Sophie walked up to him

"What do you want?" he demanded harshly, his eyes flashing grey. Don't like people up in my space, he thought to himself. And if accessing his inner wolf would make her back down, so be it.

"Do not take that tone with me, pup," Sophie growled back, her eyes flashing a brilliant gold for a moment. While she wouldn't ever hurt him deliberately, she wasn't about to let him disrespect her. Immediately, Eliot shrank into himself. Head Alpha. She was a Head Alpha. But how had she hidden her scent? Surely he would've smelled her…right? Almost as if she knew what he was thinking-and with her abilities, he wouldn't be surprised if she did-she smirked a bit.

"There's a market for human pheromones. It's quite handy when running a con. Not even other wolves can tell at times," she told him and he nodded.

"What do you want?" he asked and her expression softened.

"I just wanted to say that you're not alone anymore," she said, taking his hand.

"I'm always alone," he responded softly. Did he wish things were different? Of course. He hated being alone. Being alone meant that he was vulnerable to any Alpha or Head Alpha who wanted to get into his head and make him do whatever they wanted.

"No. Not with us. This team-Nate, me, Parker, and Hardison-we are your pack if you'll let us be," she told him, squeezing his hand. I won't let anything happen to you, she told him. Really? he asked. Really, she confirmed.

"What do you want in return?"

"Nothing." At this, he fixed her with a look. He wasn't stupid. He knew that protection was never free. Sooner or later, she would demand some sort of payment, and in his experience, it was always best to get it out in the open from the get to. "Eliot, I don't know what you've been through other than Hell of some sort, but I will never ask for favors in exchange for keeping you safe," she promised him. "I don't work that way. He hesitated for a moment and then nodded.

"Okay," he agreed. "But I'm taking a lot on faith here."
"I know," she said. Eliot than sighed and watched as she walked away. Could she be telling the truth? Did he really have a family now? He hoped so, but he knew that only time would tell.