D10: More seriously, D — do you have a regular working partner these days? Because if not, I might want to put in a request.
You know I only try to one-up you because nobody else ever made it a challenge.
Del: Hah! It’s flattering, but I’ve been assigned with . . .
Del (thinking): . . . oh dear, this is embarrassing, I can’t recall her name. Or her face. Or anything precisely that she’s done.
Del: . . . never mind, I’m not certain you have the clearance to know.
D10: We have the exact same clearance level!
Del: Well, I ought to confirm it first. Just to be safe.