Nauseatingly cute moment 1 - Agent Donovan 0
After grumbling a bit about loosing the bet Xander turned to Agent Toscano, "Lets go talk to Henry about how you want her car setup."
The agent followed him over to where Henry was standing, grinning with a roll of duct tape in his hand. "Jack mentioned you may need a 2nd application Xander."
"I was pardoned by the Princess of America so I am now allowed to speak." Xander turned to Agent Toscano, "Henry can set it her car to generate a big horizontal air curtain which should make hitting anything impossible. That also drains a lotta thrust so she can't get it over 20 and he can give you a remote. Any concerns?"
"No we've been briefed on the hover cars that we'll be using. The follow car should have full maneuvering capability and if anything happens we'll pull her into our car and you'll be left behind. Her car setup will allow us to catch up and should make her driving safe, just a bit bouncy." the Agent said while smiling, which marked the first time Xander had seen her display an emotion.
"Vos Commissarius, puer monachus ferar mundi"* Xander said, causing Henry to chuckle, "You make the adjustment Henry and I'll go over the controls with the princess."
"Was that Latin?" Agent Toscano asked after Xander walked away.
"Yea, I think he learned it as part of a mythology club he is part of back home." Henry handed her the remote and went over it's operation.
"Ok, the controls are more like a video game than a car. With a hover car it's all about thrust, which ever way you push the joystick that is the direction the thrust will push the car, if you want to slow down you push the stick in the opposite direction. To turn the car twist it in the direction you want, and push the button on the top to have the car rise up above it's normal operating height."
"Got it, push the stick around, twist it, play with the tip to get it to rise" Zoey switched into a throaty, breathless sexy voice and looked up at Xander through her eyelashes, "and it will do what ever I want it to."
"Umm, erm, hmmmm" Xander struggled to have a response until Zoey burst into laughter, the spell broken he was able to respond, "You are a very bad girl! Giving a lawman inappropriate thoughts like that." before starting to laugh himself.
"I can't believe I just did that, if the tabloids heard about that."
"They won't, Agent Donovan's not talking and he'd shoot me if I did."
"No, I'd just make you beg me to shot ya." the agent responded.
"Ohh, he must like you Xander, he never talks to me." Zoey said with mock jealousy.
"Ahh yes, classic male bonding through threats of physical violence!" Xander got serious for a moment and grabbed Zoey's hands in his and looked her in the eyes, "You have nothing to worry about Zoey, I'm not looking for my 15minutes of fame. No tabloid interviews for me."
"Thank you" she replied quietly.
Agent Donovan repressed the urge to roll his eyes in reaction to the nauseatingly sweet teen moment and muttered, This is the first time I wished I had taken that job with the Navy."
* And you too Agent, I truly am the monkey boy of the universe
Agent Simon Donovan was played by Mark Harmon on West Wing fairly soon before the show NCIS started.