Shadow Unit
FBI Headquarters, J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, D.C., May, 2008

Ever since that damned call to Frost, Daphne Worth has been wary of suggestions from Nikki Lau. Well, be fair: only when Lau is wearing that open, honest expression that would put anyone else at ease. It took a little practice. But now Daphne can just tell.

"What?" said Lau.

"What what?"

"Daph, you're giving me a rabbit in the headlights face and I haven't done anything. So, what?"

"What's on second," said Todd.

Baffled, Worth stared at Todd, and then gave Lau an imploring look. "What?"

Lau shrugged. "I don't know."

"Third base!" Todd and Chaz chorused and exchanged solemn ritual high fives.