it’s only a few days before balthazar gets a frantic call from his mum, on account of his parents getting a call from his former bosses when they couldn’t locate him
he sort of looks at cass helplessly, like he could make this go away too (he does know balthazar’s parents just as well now)
cass just looks up from sorting his new record collection on the living room floor and unhelpfully mouths “oops” at him
balthazar does manage to convince his parents that it was all a mean-spirited prank or something
hey, who are they gonna trust? him, or the US government?
as soon as he puts down the phone, cass laughs.
just once. he cuts it off, but because they share those memories now balthazar knows exactly what he was thinkingimagine the agent calling his parents again, and getting a good old fashioned mum scolding for playing such a nasty trick