He just smiles quietly. Not that she’d be able to see it. He wishes she could. It might make her happy to know her voice is enough to brighten up a lacking day.
“Danke,” he says softly. Just what he wanted to hear. “I have missed you, and I’m sorry I have missed so much of your life.” He pauses. “Aha, I zhought you should know I have moved to a new base now. Ve’re in Nevada, a bit closer to you. So… Maybe I can visit. Zhe new Admin seems pretty firm but fair too. Eheh!”
She gulps as he apologizes, gaze falling to the floor as she bites her bottom lip.
“I wish you didn’t have to miss so much.” Although she hides most of it, some of her hurt seeps into her tone. “Oh? At least you’re closer, that’s a relief. Why’d you move?” Twirling a finger around the cord of the telephone, she grins lightly. “Yes… I’d really like that—you visiting. Maybe you could even drag some of our old friends over here too. Like Sam and Emmerich.”