Hearing is Believing
For the first time in his life Nicholas Angel is late for work. He tries to sneak in but they are all waiting for him outside his office with trumped up excuses and knowing looks on their faces. The Andies are looking particularly smug and he ignores all of them in favour of slumping in his chair. Danny shoos everyone away and brings Angel coffee.
"Good night was it?" he tries tentatively.
Angel just glares at him through sleep heavy eyes.
"It's just......" Danny is trying very hard to keep a straight face. "The walls of your cottage aren't quite as thick as you think."
Angel doesn't even dare meet Danny's eye.
"And you did have the windows open....."
Angel buries his head in his arms. Danny's anxious tone belies the laughter in his eyes.
"So Mrs McWhirter opposite called the police. Which was us."
Angel shakes his head silently and bangs his head on his desk slowly.
"And the CCTV is still operative in town. And you'd be amazed at the area it covers."
Angel finally raises his head and looks at his partner woefully. "How much did you see?"
Danny shifts and grins. "Not much."
Angel breathes a sigh of relief and reaches for his coffee. He is mid sip when Danny finishes his sentence.
"We HEARD a lot though."