An Annoying Fan Writer in New London
"Sisters, huh?" Brittney gasped, trying to talk and run at the
Mary took a sharp left turn, with Brittney right behind. "Yeah.
I'm not sure what got into me."
Both girls rounded another corner, and turned into an alley by
the river's bridge. Brittney held out her hand to stop Mary from
starting to run again. "Can't we just rest for a moment?" Brittney
said in between large breaths. "I don't think they're following us;
they're to busy with the wall to even notice we're gone."
Mary stopped running, but kept all her senses alert. "What
happened to the wall, anyway?"
Brittney wasn't breathing as hard now, and could talk in
clearer sentences. "I don't know. It just sorta...blew up."
"Do you think Greyson thinks we blew it up?"
"Probably. Especially after we took off right away."
Both girls fell silent, considering their situation. Brittney
struggled to start another conversation. "So we're sisters now?" Mary
had told her everything while they were running.
"In futuristic New London: Yes."
"Does that mean my last name is 'Christmas'?"
Mary thought about it. "Umm... I guess, yeah."
"Cool!" Brittney tried it out. "Brittney Christmas... has a
nice ring to it, doesn't it?"
Mary gave a little laugh at Brittney's silliness. Her nerves
relaxed a bit in the company of a friend, and she teasingly answered
Brittney's off-topic question. "Yes," she responded with rolling
eyes, but a joking grin. "You and the name were made for each other."
Brittney smiled at Mary, who smiled back. She finally got to
meet someone from the board. And she couldn't have picked a better
place! Suddenly a thought struck her. "Hey, Mary? Umm... if you're
here, and I'm here, than who else from the board is here?"
Mary opened her mouth to respond, but was interupted by someone
calling their names. Both girls spun around to find Maureen a few
yards away, dripping wet. "Maureen!" both girls called back in unison.
They ran toward her eagerly.
"Oh my God!" Brittney couldn't help but hold her nose as she
approached Maureen. A mixture of soap and dead fish surrounded her.
"Maureen! What happened?! Hope you don't go to work smelling like
Mary shot Brittney a warning glance, and Brittney realized
immediately how rude that was. But Maureen discarded it with a laugh
and gestured toward the polluted river. "No, I don't go to work like
this, though it is one of my favorite perfumes." The girls giggled.
Maureen suddenly became serious. "I was taking a walk, when someone
pushed me into a pool of water and held my head down. When I woke up,
I was face-down in the river." And so Maureen told her story to the
eager faces by her. She made sure to let them know every little thing
she did in New London so far, including the little girl who thought
she was a Lowtech.
"So someone tried to kill you?" asked Brittney, amazed. For
some reason, she felt like a little girl now, always asking questions.
Maureen nodded her head. Brittney bit her lip, a recently begun
habit. "Whatever for? What did you ever do to anyone else?"
"I don't know."
Mary focused on Maureen's face. "Any suspects?" When Maureen
shook her head again, Mary replied, "Sounds like a case for Sherlock
"We should go find him!" Brittney said suddenly.
"Huh?" Mary had been lost in thought, but was now snapped back
to reality br Brittney's sudden shout.
"Sherlock Holmes! We should go find Sherlock Holmes and see if
he can help us. I'm sure he'll believe us! I mean, he once lived in a
different century, too, before Lestrade brought him here!"
"Sure!" Maureen said. "I bet he's at New Scotland Yard! Let's
Mary and Brittney exchanged nervous glances. "Umm... I don't
think so." Mary spoke up.
Maureen gave them a funny look. "Why not?" she asked.
Brittney gave a silly/sheepish grin. "We're sorta wanted
criminals." And the two girls explained their side of the plot to the
there! hope i didn't mess up anyones plan for the next part.
if i did, then i'm terribly sorry. and if i had you say something that
you definently would never say in real life, i'm sorry about that,
too. it's really tricky doing dialogue for myself. sorry again if i
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