Nash has parked his car about two blocks from the Precinct and began walking towards "a hole in the wall" coffee shop called "Archie's." It was practically an institution in the area. At least two Starbucks had come and gone from the area but "Archie's" was still standing. The fact that they gave the cops the leftover food from the bakery and usually gave cops a "significant discount" also got them a lot of support from the cops. It was less than an hour from closing time as Nash opened the door and saw Archie working behind the counter. Archie Scardino was a heavy set man with a thick Italian accent who looked up at Nash for a moment. He studied Nash for a couple of seconds and then broke out into a huge smile. He said walking from behind the counter with his arms open, "Nash! How ya doin'? Been a while! You lookin' good! Real sharp!" Nash couldn't help himself. He usually tired to play things cool and calm, but Archie had a very disarming and charming presence about him. Nash threw his arms around Archie and replied, "Takin' it day by day my friend." The two men broke their embrace and Archie yelled to the back, "Emily get out here!" He looked to Nash and said, "You got to to see Emily! She changed so much!" From out of the kitchen waddled a young lady 7 months pregnant. Emily was Archie's granddaughter who was going to one day take over the business from Archie. The petite blonde with a short hair cut stood maybe 5'2" and weighed (soaking wet) 110. She smiled and said, "Hey there Nash!" Russell smiled at her and embraced her and said, "Hi Emily. You've made a change or two. You cut your hair." Archie laughed and Emily smiled as she replied, "Oh yeah that's it." Russell took a step back and noticed a wedding ring on her hand and that made him feel a sense of relief. He had known Emily for years and He wanted to know that she was taken care of. Archie looked to Emily and said, "Fix Nash his usual and one for Bill too." Emily waddled away as Archie turned back to Nash asked, "What brings you to this part of the world? You getting back into police work?" Nash shrugged his shoulders and replied, "We'll see about that. Right now I'm in a potential situation where I might be advising the police." Emily came back into the café with two to-go cups and said, "Here you go Nash." Nash replied, "Thanks Emily." He started to pull out his wallet and Archie said, "Your money no good here Nash." Nash gave a slight nod and dropped two one-hundred dollar bills in the tip jar. He gave a wink to Emily and said to Archie, "Thanks Archie. Take care." Archie smiled and replied, "Don't be a stranger here." Nash gave a nod and left.
As he walked towards the station Nash felt a spring in his step. He knew it wouldn't last the minute he hit the station, but for the moment he was enjoying seeing his old friends. Nash even felt a small smile creep across his face, but as he got closer to the station that smile began to turn into an almost scowl. Nash could tell he was getting back into his "game-on" mode. Where he was focused and devoid of a lot of emotions save for sarcasm if he needed a release. Nash entered the precinct and Henderson was at the front desk. He handed Bill his cup and Bill said, "Thank you. Nice to see you went to see Archie." Nash gave a nod and said, "Emily was a surprise." Bill replied, "Yeah that haircut threw me too." Nash gave a chuckle as Bill gave him a plastic card that stated, "Visitor." Nash clipped it on and said, "All right let's get to work." Bill asked, "Where's Serena?" Nash replied, "She got an urgent text and had to go."
The two men walked towards an elevator and Bill asked, "What did the vagrant tell you?" Nash told him everything and then paused. Bill asked, "What's up?" Nash shook his head and said, "Nightland? Why does that sound familiar? I got a Deja-Vu from vibe from it." He looked at Bill and asked, "Can we go to the Records for a few?" Bill replied, "Yeah sure." Bill pressed the down button as they prepared to head to the Records Room.