Takes place after "Point of No Return"

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. Pooh! he whispered. Yes, Piglet? Nothing, said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. I just wanted to be sure of you. ~ A.A. Milne

"I brought you coffee."


"Feeling better this morning?"

"Much. Face..."

Face stopped, hand on the doorknob.

"I...I just wanted to say...well, thanks."

"For what, Colonel? I only did what you would have. We don't leave anyone behind, remember?"

"Yeah, but you put up with Stockwell to do it." Hannibal tried a smile and was relieved to see it returned.

"Yeah, but he had to put up with me, too." He looked down. "Couldn't have been easy."

"No, but I haven't been easy for him either." He sipped Face's coffee, trying not to grimace. "And...I've found easy things usually aren't worthwhile."

Face hesitated a moment, then reached for the door again. Hannibal was reluctant to let him go.

"Your disguise at the bank was very good. You make a great papa san."

Face smiled almost shyly, opened the door and stepped into the hall.

"So do you."