At the end of Honor at Stake, I hinted that Marco might wander off to San Francisco for reasons that will not be discussed here.
However, I had left the position vague, an unanswered proposition.
Merle, not content to wait around for an answer, went out and started putting together his own team.
However, it's San Francisco, so the pickings are ... slim.
Marco has been introduced to one of the locals, and he's trying to at least work his way into their confidence. He's been invited to an "everyone's invited dance," which, to his mind, says "open vampire buffet."