The Adventure of the Vanished Detective
by Jacqui Holmes (sherlockfan at hotmail.com)
Once at New Scotland Yard, Lestrade and the Baker Street Irregulars
took Watson inside to the compudroid repairs area of the building.
"So how long will it take to get him fixed?" the Inspector asked.
"Well, it depends on what the problem is, Inspector; it could
take a couple hours or up to a couple days," Leo, one of the techies
"Great, just great!!" Lestrade responded bitterly, "Well, fix him
as soon as possible, Leo!! I may need him for my case!"
With that, the techie nodded, and Lestrade started off towards her
office; then suddenly she realized the Bakerstreet Irregulars were still
"You kids stay here! In a few minutes Leo there will be able to
take y'all home." She then smiled as Leo shook his head in agreement with
her, and she continued her journey to her office.
She needed to get to her DNA scanner, and fast. "Find out who did
this crime, and you find where they are," she quietly murmured to herself.
Once in her office, she practically threw the still-unopened clue
onto the DNA scanner with eagerness. However, disappointment and rage
soon flooded over her, as the DNA report came through with no readings.
"Zed!!" she screamed, "It figures there would be no DNA traces
on the ruddy thing!!" "Oh, well," she stated malevolently, "guess I'll
have to find him the hard way!"
She then grabbed the clue and opened it. To her surprise several
puzzle pieces fell out of the envelope she had opened, each bearing
letters and words.
"How odd," she thought to herself, "and how juvenile! Well, I
guess I should put the blasted thing together!"
Lestrade did just that; however, she found it more difficult then
expected, for each piece was shaped the same way, which made it hard to
decipher what the puzzle said. Yet soon she had decoded it and anxiously
read the words from her hard work.
Lestrade at first was mystified by the strange words on the puzzle,
but soon was able to understand its meaning.
"The New London Graveyard!" she thought aloud, "Of course that's
what the blasted thing means."
She then gathered the pieces of puzzle together and put them back
into the envelope they had come out of. At daybreak, she decided, she
would go to the cemetery and find her next clue.
Lost in peace
Or lost in joy
In war no one behaves
For in the night
The time was right
To send them to their graves
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