Chapter Fourteen Page 6
Later . . .
Cohen: Well, it’s professional . . . Let me see you as a male.
A little less Hollywood action star, a little more “regular guy.” And lose the jacket.
That’ll do! You sure do like green, huh?
Patrick: It’s sort of my color. Is that okay?
Cohen: It’s fine. On an unrelated note, I think I’ll call you Patrick.
You seem a lot livelier than you did last night.
Patrick: I’m warmer now!
Cohen: You do feel warmer to the touch . . . I wonder if it’s not related to the temperature, but to me?
Patrick: You’re very warm.
Cohen: Suggestive. I wonder if Ann Walker ever studied this. If not, I could pitch it to her . . .
. . . Or I could commission some studies of my own, because that’s what money is for.
Patrick: Great idea, Master!
Cohen: Let’s just have me be “Sir” for now, all right? Unless you feel up to using my name?
Patrick: Oh, I can’t do that.
Cohen: . . .
That sounds familiar. Come on, Patrick, it’s cross-referencing time. To the library!
Patrick: Yes, sir!