A/N: Originally written completely in Morse code, as means of practice for me, but I ended up liking it a bit and since I haven't posted anything new in a while...here you go!

James Hathaway came into his shared office to find a note on his desk in Morse code:

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"James," it read, "I hope in that Cambridge head of yours is a knowledge of Morse code.

"After our last case, I've been feeling old (and don't make any snide comments). I know if I had been younger, faster, more 'updated,' we could have caught that sonovagun before victim number 3. Because of this, I am considering retirement.

"Maybe I will let some young chap take my place."

It was simply signed, "Lewis."

What? This wasn't right. James was the one who threatened to quit, not Robbie.

He wrote out a reply and left it on his boss' desk.
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Lewis dragged himself in the door to find the room empty of his stoic sergeant.

He sat at his desk and picked up the note on it:

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"Well, sir, there is not enough room in this office for 1 and a half detectives."

These dots and dashes were just what the inspector needed to keep him from turning in his resignation form. The short note spoke volumes in few words, just like his sergeant.

It was the lad's way of saying he needed the older man, and didn't think the delay in solving their last case was his fault, as well as reminding him of what he said about them making a "not bad detective" together.

Though he thought the implication of "Boy Wonder" being useless or redundant without his senior officer was a gross exaggeration, he could appreciate the meaning.

When his sergeant returned with 2 coffees, he took his with a quiet, "thanks," and that was the end of their conversation.

Nothing more needed to be said.

A/N: Thanks for reading~ :)