Behind his glasses, JD’s eyes darted around the room. Then he heaved a convincing sigh. “Look, Johnson,” he said. “Thanks for giving me the heads up about Richards.” He grimaced. “Will you let her know I’ll be out soon? I’d appreciate a moment to brace myself before I have to see her face to face again.”
Agent Johnson winced sympathetically. “Alright. We’ll be outside.”
JD smiled in gratitude, then waited a moment for Johnson to leave.. But once the agent had departed, JD’s smile vanished. He turned and strode to the police officers who were taking down contact information from the remaining theater patrons before letting them file out of the audience. He reached them just as Hitomi got to the front of the line.
Before she could say anything, JD stepped between her and officer Danny.
“Hi,” JD said. “You don’t need to talk to these three. They’re working with me.”