They [Eli and Fazil] followed him [Todd] out and got into his car, Eli in the back and Fazil next to him, where he belonged.
He patted Fazil's knee.
"Do remember I'm in the backseat," Eli said.
Fazil snorted. "Somehow, I doubt you'd care if we did anything."
"Oh good, you're learning."
I do love Eli.