He took the name Desmond this time. It sounded nice as he said it out loud. He repeated the name, trying to commit it to memory.
“What’d you say?” his partner muttered; words slurred.
“Nothing,” Desmond said in the language both knew. Then he made the mistake of letting slip his partner’s real name. It sounded as foreign as any other word in their tongue and Desmond was pretty sure no one in Albuquerque spoke it. Nonetheless, it was against the rules and Desmond received a sharp elbow for the error.