100-Word BtVS / West Wing Crossover Drabble. BtVS post S7, West Wing season 4, slightly AU, no spoilers. All characters are the property of their respective creators, and are used without any intention of infringing copyright in the original works. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis. Sequel to Intervention, Last Rites, Security Problem, Pulling Strings, In Other News... and Fundraiser
by Marcus L. Rowland
The group dynamics of Sam's campaign headquarters party are all wrong.
Toby knows how to watch social groups, spot important people by behaviour and body language, the way people defer to them, move around them. Here Sam's a focus, of course, but the centre of attention is elsewhere.
It takes a while to identify the other focus. Four women in their twenties, a one-eyed man, and a teenage girl. About a third of the guests have approached their table, always with deference.