The Adventure of the Vanished Detective
by Jacqui Holmes (sherlockfan at hotmail.com)
Sorry it has been so long but I was really suffering from some bad writers
block! Here's part nine!
"Holmes!" Lestrade nearly screamed, yanking the gag from his
mouth and causing him to cough and gasp for breath.
She then gently helped him to move his strained limbs a bit,
smiling as best she could. It was obvious that he had, for several
hours at least, been deprived of food and water. It was also quite
apparent that he has been hurt and his appearance was quite haggard.
"Lestrade...you have to get out of...."
"Shhhhh, you shouldn't talk, Holmes, you're far too weak!
Save your strength...." She then gently laid her fingers to his
lips, trying to comfort him a bit, yet he still strained away.
"....No, Lestrade...you don't understand, you have to listen
to me! He's here...you have to...."
However, Holmes's warnings were suddenly cut short as a
bright light shot through the semi-darkness of the cold chamber,
hitting Holmes and making him fall limp into Lestrade's arms with a
"Holmes? Holmes!?!" She paused her speech for a few moments,
shaking him a bit, trying to revive him from the sudden ionizer blast,
and thinking to herself, Damn you Moriarty!! Show yourself, you
coward!! You can't even....
Before Lestrade could finish her thoughts, bright lights lit
up the entire room. There, right above her, lurked the world's
"Moriarty....!" the Inspector shakily stated, as she
tightened her grasp around the fallen detective's limp form,
wanting to protect him from any and all harm.
"Ah, yes, Miss Lestrade." The villain smirked as he watched
her face wrinkle in disgust from the taunt he used on her name. "So
glad you could make it, my dear. I have much planned for you and the
Lestrade was, for a moment taken aback at his statement.
"Much planned...what do you mean??"
Moriarty, however, simply smirked and knelt down in front of
her, his ionizer at ready. "Let's just say it's to die for...."
TO BE CONTINUED
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