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Jonathan arrived home and flopped onto the couch. Flicking on the television, a re-run of Ears and Eyes was on.

Grimacing when his face came up, he pressed mute when the phone rang. Picking up the handset, he placed it at his ear. "Hello?"

"I go to America and you get yourself on prime television?" came the indignant voice at the other end of the line.

"Hello Maddy," said Jonathan, unable to stop the smile that spread across his face. "Jealous much?"

She snorted. "Not at all."

"Yeah, I've missed you too."

Conversation flowed easily and Jonathan was startled when the television screen turned to coloured bars. "Is that the time?"


"It's 2am over here!"

Her laugh was somehow music to his ears. "Got to dash. Talk soon."

"Bye. Love you," he signed off.

"Love you too," she replied.

Both froze, gripping their handsets. Both could hear the breathing of the other. Neither spoke a word. Then Maddy hung up.

"Well, bugger me," said Jonathan softly, looking at the handset as if it were a strange unidentified object.

"Bugger me."

Written to satisfy my desire to see Jonathan Creek and Maddy Magellen together again.