There was a snicker at Councilman Sunshine's question, but not from Harry. Agent McKinney offered the Councilman a nod, in the manner that somehow meant everyone knows it, he just won't admit it.
"Mr. Thompson's belief that he's going to go back to being unimportant has been a vital aspect of his ability to maintain his leadership position."
If he'd acted like he deserved the role, she thought people wouldn't have been as accepting of a newly-promoted intern leading them - but his attitude of not
deserving it and at the same time doing everything he could to keep things together had been a major factor in people's desire to go on
following him. No doubt, the Council was aware of it.
After all, Robin reported to them regularly.
Harry, for his part, just groaned. "I liked being an intern. Do you people know that? Being an intern was great. I didn't have to deal with any of this weird stuff."
Robin sounded nonplussed about that
particular description - as would anyone who had any inkling of what Harry had been up to during his intern days. Some people said that L-9 was the one that was way off, but Robin personally was of the opinion that L-6 was just as bizarre, albeit in a slightly different way - maybe even more
bizarre, given some of the things that Harry would occasionally reference as things he thought were perfectly normal.
Robin rather thought it likely that all
of the Councilmen's personal locales were that way, it was just a matter of finding the right personnel for each of them. She wondered sometimes if the people over in Nine ever made any sotto voce
comments about "those nutters over at L-6" the way Harry did about them.
She did not mention these theories around Harry, of course. She was rather fond of the kid, and didn't want to break him.