Abra nodded, having a passing thought to mentally belt out Round Here lyrics or think of fashion trends. A little joke over the worries he once had. Of course, Dan would already know and thus the joke wouldn't work.
There was no reason to worry. Even when their minds were connected like this, she knew what was Dan and what was her. The trick was to make sure Higgs didn't know. She wrapped her mind around the large part she had of Dan's, just enough to keep him safe from Higgs' attention. (Here we go.) She told Dan and then reached out, searching for Higgs mind. It didn't take long for Abra to find him. His mind simply felt wrong, icky, black and tarry.
Abra brushed against Higg's mind gently at first. She couldn't even hint at wanting to tear his mind to shreds. That stayed hidden away (Hi.). She sent to Higgs. (You told me to pick a time and place. I pick now. Here.) With that, she pushed into Higgs' mind.