“You think that will work?”
“I do. He’ll be crazed with jealously and the need to prove himself to you.”
“Who do you suggest?” she smirked. “I don’t have any lovers hanging around to call in on such short notice.”
“Well, then we create one.”
“If he doesn’t know I’m a cop, and it isn’t likely, I can pose as your significant other, and protect you as well.”
“Really, you’d do that for me?” She simply couldn’t resist and he found the Cheshire grin covering her face absolutely delightful.
“Of course! Some sacrifices are worth the risk,” he smiled.
“Seriously, Cassandra, it will work.”
“What do you suggest we do?”
“Start making appearances together, lunch here, dinner there, early morning coffee, and it wouldn’t hurt for him to see me leaving late or early.”
“Do you think that’s likely?”
“Perhaps better when you’re in your own place.”
Turning to Maggy he continued, “The plan will work better if you assist, Maggy. You prepared to stay at Cassy’s?”
“As what, a chaperone?” she laughed.
“No,” he smiled, “as a third party, and as an added distraction.”
“Sure. What do I do?”
“We’re going to enlist the assist of another officer, from another division.”
“Won’t that seem odd if we both show up with newly acquired love interests?”