The Adventure of the Vanished Detective
by Jacqui Holmes (sherlockfan at hotmail.com)
Once at her flat Lestrade pulled the wrappings from the box and
began to look over what was inside. Expecting to find another puzzle or
riddle, the contents of the box shocked her.
Inside the package she found Holmes' Inverness cape and his
deerstalker cap. She looked at them with shock and then collecting herself
she held them close to her heart, a tear rolling down her face. Then,
after laying the coat and hat down she noticed a small piece of paper in
the bottom of the box.
She then quickly lifted it out and began to read the words that
lay scrolled upon it.
If you are reading this note, then you have succeeded in finding the
last of your clues. At the end of this letter there will be a location;
you are to come alone to that place no later and no earlier then 3 am
If you fail to meet these demands, Holmes will be dead before you
arrive. You might take to heart that I am a man of my word. You are to
meet us at the East End Storage Factory.
From the minute she finished the letter she began to feel very
strange about the instructions. "3 am," she thought to herself, "He must
have something planned, if he wants me there that early; no Scotland Yard
chiefs are on duty till 5 am."
However the thoughts soon left her mind and she began to only think
of Holmes. "You have to get him out of there," she told herself, "You
just have to."
After finishing the letter and thinking about what it had said, she
laid it down onto the table and stood up. Then glancing at her clock she
noticed the hour was almost midnight.
"Boy," she stated sarcastically, "time certainly does fly when
you're having fun!"
"Well, I might as well get started!"
With that the inspector grabbed her ionizer gun and several smaller
weapons with which she concealed within her uniform. She then was out the
door and on her way to the East End of New London, walking the entire way
so she would not be detected in her hovercraft. The entire time wondering
how much longer her friend could hold out, because only heaven knew what
had happened to him.
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