The Adventure of the Double Holmes
by Pat Cuadros
Note: Sorry this took so long to add to; I had a lot of
projects in my classes after I started writing this fic. So, if
you’ve been wondering what’s next, then here’s the next section to
satisfy your curiosity!
"Master," a French man with a very deformed head said. "Your
plan is working wonderfully. Sherlock Holmes has been separated
from the Yardie."
A tall man with black hair and expensive clothing turned away
from the solitaire game on his T.V. screen. He frowned with
irritation at his henchman. "Of course it worked, you fool!" he
hissed in reply. "My plan will make Holmes fall down on his knees
before me. No one will be able to resist my power!"
* * * * *
Lestrade placed her hands on her hips after circling the room
one last time. "Zed!" she muttered under her breath. "Not a single
trace of DNA to be found! What do you make of all this, Holmes?"
"The thief was certainly cunning," was all the detective
would tell her. His face was completely impassive as he faced her.
"I believe I shall return to Baker Street now."
"What?!" Lestrade cried, preventing him from passing her.
"What do you mean? I need you in on this case!"
Holmes paused before the woman, unaffected by her demand for
assistance. "I am leaving," he insisted, shoving past her. "Ask
Watson to stay and help you."
The inspector clenched her fists by her sides as she watched
Holmes walk away. What’s going on with him? she thought to
herself, realizing that Watson was right for once. "Watson, make
sure the techies get everything they need here," she ordered. "I
have to check something out."
"Of course, Inspector Lestrade," the compudroid readily
Beth Lestrade walked onto the corner of the street in time to
see Holmes dart through a nearby alley. "Huh?" she wondered out
loud. "What is he up to?"
She rushed after the detective, leaving a safe distance
between him and herself. Her thoughts wandered as she followed,
giving way to her feelings. She couldn’t remember a time when
Holmes had ever been intentionally cold toward her. Of course,
there was that time after they had solved their first case together.
However, this time the circumstances were entirely different.
Holmes was completely reliant upon her talents in every situation,
whether it was dangerous or not. Lestrade increased her pace down
the alley, unaware of the dangers at hand....
TO BE CONTINUED
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