by Kathryn A

Universe: Stargate/Heroes (fusion)

"You can come out now," Maybourne said.

Silence answered him.

"Sure, I can't see you; doesn't mean I can't hear you." Maybourne tapped the side of his head to indicate the kind of "hearing" he meant.

More silence.

Maybourne leaned back, put his hands behind his head, and smiled. "They don't trust you anymore. Don't believe me? Next time Bennett has a tete-a-tete with the boss, drop an eave or two. You'll find it enlightening."

The silence changed its quality; Claude had gone. Good. While they were busy trying to dispose of an invisible man, Maybourne could get away clean.