"Happy Birthday!" Nick said, shoving a cupcake in Monroe's hands as soon as Monroe opened the door.
"What? How did you know it was my birthday?" Monroe asked as he inhaled the delicious aroma of double-chocolate fudge cupcake.
"Well, you were a suspect in a kidnapping. I just peeked at the file." Nick grinned at his own cleverness.
"Well, Detective, isn't that a misuse of police resources?" Monroe teased.
"Could be, but I don't think anyone will notice." Nick stopped on the bottom stair and unzipped his coat, revealing the fine green ribbon that covered his chest. "You done with that cake?"
Nick threw a smile over his shoulder as he sauntered up the stairs.