The Slumber Party
by Mary Christmas (unicorn_76010 at lycos.com)
*laughs insanely* Muahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
Wiggins sighed as Jacey once again blew him a kiss and walked
off with her two friends. This time it was she who had alternate plans --
a sleepover Alice had planned at the last minute. Had Wiggins been less
generous than he was, he would have thought the class president and
student voted 'most likely to succeed' had in fact thought it up the
moment she knew he was going to ask Jacey to go with him to the annual
school library Lock In.
Nah, that would mean Alice was a spiteful person, and she wasn't.
Most of the time, anyway. Shaking his head he watched until the three
girls disappeared, then walked down the street, his head hanging in a
dejected manner. Then he forced himself to brighten up. He had never
liked those things anyway, and besides, Tennyson and Deidre would
probably have something more interesting to do than sit around reading
books all night.
Unfortunately, Tennyson had come down with a cold, and Deidre
wasn't at home. He decided to try his luck at Mister Holmes' place.
Surely there was something he could do there, so that he wouldn't
think about Jacey. At least not think about her as much. It was always
less difficult to do that at Baker Street.
"Ah, Mister Wiggins! Do come on in!" the detective greeted him
before he had even knocked. The boy shook his head, a grin on his face
as he opened the door and walked inside.
"Wiggins!" Deidre cried, "You'll never guess what I just got!"
"Tickets to the Robobowl that you didn't steal?"
"Ha ha, very funny. No, Alice Parker invited me to a sleepover
tonight, because all her usual guests are out of town. Can you believe
that? As though I'd be that desperate to go to some preppy goody
Holmes gave a slight chuckle, as Wiggins carefully kept his
expression blank. "Really? That sounds um..cool...I guess."
Deidre wasn't paying any attention. "Yeah, anyway, she
told me to bring a friend. A girl friend, and an adult female
role model." The girl snorted. "She's bringing a friend her
older sister once went to college with. Said she works at New
Scotland Yard now. Guess what her name is? Beth Lestrade. Can
you believe it? I always knew there was something funny about
"I wonder if Jacey and Catherine are going to have to
bring anybody...." Wiggins said without thinking.
"Oh! Is that why you're here instead of at
the Lock In? That zedding...you know, Wiggins,
sometimes I think you'd be better off with someone
who isn't so eager to please everyone...."
"Not neccessarily," Holmes put in. He had
been listening to the conversation with much interest.
"I have been wanting to try out an experiment but have
not really had the occasion to do so. You both know
that I wore many disguises back in Victorian times?"
"Yeah," Wiggins said, "I heard you weren't even
above playing a woman."
"Precisely," the detective said, leaning forward,
"I have not had a chance to try that particular disguise
out in this century, since the styles are completely
different, and more...erm, formfitting if you will. Deidre,
if you wouldn't mind -- in the name of science of course --
putting aside your dislike of this for one evening, then I
should like to play your female role-model."
Deidre blinked and looked at Holmes, then grinned.
"Sure! It'll be fun! But...who am I gonna bring as a friend?
She stated specifically that...oh, I get it now. She knew I
didn't have any _girl_friends. Zedding witch!"
Wiggins nodded slowly, agreeing with her sentiments
and revising his earlier assessment of Alice Parker. She was
the most spiteful, spoiled rotten person he had ever known.
He looked over at Mister Holmes, who had a twinkle in his eye,
and suddenly he realized that the man had planned it this way.
He swallowed once, and then with a deep sigh of resignation
said, "I'll be your friend, Deidre. I mean, if Mister Holmes
can act like a girl, then so can I. Anyway, I've always
wondered what goes on at these things."
"There's a good lad! Come now, and I'll show you what to do."
On to Part 2!
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