When he did, he was surprised to see Dr. Ziva Bodie seated on a stool at the counter.
“Well, hello,” he said, grinning. “What can I get you?”
“I don’t suppose you do macchiatos.”
“No. But I make a good espresso, or a killer cup of regular joe. Name your addiction.”
“Coffee, sweet and light. The way I like my men,” she teased.
Noel blushed. “Not gonna let me forget that, huh?”
“Oh, no. I figure I can get several years of mileage out of that.”
“No doubt, you can.” He poured her a mug of coffee, setting sugar packets and a small pitcher of half and half on the counter. “The coffee’s extremely hot, so be careful.”
She touched the mug experimentally. “Wow, you got a nuclear generator back there?”
“Dammit, you figured out the secret of my super powers.”
“I’ll never tell. Your secret’s safe with me, Peter Parker.”
“Oooh, Spiderman reference. Sexy.”
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