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Old jokes don't die, they just wait for the next generation

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“If we could get this show on the road—?” Howard finally says, patience wearing thin.

“In a minute,” Steve replies, and he’s exhausted, there can’t be any other reason for the slip, because he finishes, “We’re just waiting on Peggy.”

Howard sits up at that, says, “Excuse me? Who’s Peggy?”

Of course, she picks that moment to arrive, heels clicking dangerously. “Only when I’m off duty,” she says, one eyebrow raised, “And I’ll thank you to remember it.”

Steve nods, chastened, but Howard looks up, eyes wide.

“No,” he says, “I refuse to believe it.” He turns to Steve and says earnestly, “Her first name is ‘agent.’”