HUMAN/SUPER Higher Learning 183

“You were worried about me,” Leigh said. “So sweet.”

Frederica rolled her eyes.

“I just didn’t want to have to explain to Angela how I got her friend arrested.”

“I’m sure she’d be more pissed at me,” Leigh said. “I am supposed to be the adult, after all.”

“Allegedly,” Frederica said. “So what’s next? We leak the evidence?”

“Already taken care of,” Leigh said. She tilted her ear to the air as sirens wailed in the distance. “Right on schedule. We should probably make ourselves scarce.”

They climbed into Leigh’s truck and drove away from the scene of the crime.

“You did really good in there, by the way,” Leigh said. “Apart from the alarm, anyway.”

“Things got a little complicated up there,” Frederica said. “I had to improvise.”

“Well, whatever you did, it worked,” Leigh said. “I might have to start using you as my first resort instead of my last. I’ve got some operations coming up over the summer that you’d be perfect for.”

“Sorry to disappoint you,” Frederica said, “but I’ll be back in Vancouver by then.”

“You don’t sound too happy about that,” Leigh said.

Frederica shrugged.

“I hadn’t really thought about it until someone mentioned it today,” she said. “Now I don’t know how I feel.”

“Have you thought about getting a place here in town?” Leigh asked.

“I can’t really afford that,” Frederica replied.

“Maybe not alone,” Leigh said. “But that’s what roommates are for.”

Frederica stared off into the distance.

“That’s… actually not a bad idea,” she said. “I might have to look into that.”

“And if all else fails, the ATMs in this town are pathetically easy to hack,” Leigh said.