Hagen escorted Tesio out of the kitchen and onto the mall. At the door they were stopped by one of Michael's bodyguards. "The boss says he'll come in a seperate car. He says for you two go on ahead."
Tesio frowned and turned to Hagen. "Hell, he can'nt do that; that screws up all my arrangement." At that moment three more bodyguards materialized around them. Hagen said gently, "I can't go with you either, Tesio."
The ferret-faced caporegime understood everything in a flash of a second. And accepted it. There was a moment of physical weakness, and then he recovered. He said to Hagen, "Tell Mike it was business, I always liked him." and said "Tom, can you get me off the hook? For old times sake?" Hagen shook his head. "I can't " he said.