"Perhaps I could be - what do they call it - a character witness? Would that help?"

"I'm afraid it's a little late for that. But the colonel says it'll all come out in the wash. They'll find the orders somewhere and then we'll be cleared."

"But what will you do in the meantime?"

Face heard the worry clearly through the telephone line. "Don't worry, sir. It's not that easy, finding three people in LA. We'll keep a low profile."

"Well, I'll pray for you. And wait for the day you and your friends won't have to hide."

"Thanks, Father. It won't be long, I'm sure of that. And then, maybe I'll go back to school, get that degree. You know - fresh start."

He hung up reluctantly and walked toward the car where Hannibal and BA were waiting. Yeah, soon they'd all have a fresh start. A new life.

He couldn't wait.