" No-ova," he heard William call out to him, and felt him collide against his back, wrapping his arms around his waist.

" Wille," he acknowledged.

" Are you busy?"

" Am I ever?"

" You haven't been around my office lately and it's so boring in there when I'm all alone," William complained, melting against his back.

" Yes. Well. I'm exercising discretion," Nova replied stiffly.

" I have no clue what that is," William responded immediately.

" You're a terrific mess."

" I'm a mess for you."

" Mhm. I can tell."

" Nova..."

" Wille."

" Come visit with me during my lunch break."

" Quit crawling all over me like a kitten and I'll consider it."