CJ had woken without an alarm at three-thirty a.m., her daily rhythm still programmed to eastern standard time. Now, ocher California sunbeams streamed through the windows and tinted Danny's hair a fiery orange-red on his pillow as he stirred beside her. He raised his head and blinked at her with bleary eyes before his mouth stretched into a drowsy smile.

"G'morning." He kissed her shoulder.

She turned to face him. "Ask me where I need to be today."

"Where do you need to be today?"

"Nowhere." She drew the covers to their chins and beamed. "I need to be nowhere."