by Alicia (aisumitsukai at home.com)
9/10/02; Revised 2/16/03
Whoo! Even more! Ten points if you know what movie the chapter title's from!
Chapter Twelve: Weíre all sorry for something
During this conversation Fenwick had steadily crept up behind
Moriarty, unnoticed by anyone other than himself. He knew he
hadnít done anything worthwhile in his life except take care of
little Lizzel. So now, he had to finish what he started. Right
before Moriarty pulled the trigger, He pushed the unsuspecting
Inspector out of the way
The laser bullet went straight through his back, but didn't
come out the other side. Just his luck, he didn't even get to die
quickly. Mais, c'est la vie.
Using Fenwick as a distraction, Holly slammed her fists into
Moriarty's head. He, in turn, whirled on her, accidentally firing
the laser at the ceiling, bursting the light.
Fenwick was mumbling something. Lestrade leaned closer, trying
to hear him over the cacophony. The light went out.
Once more straining her ears, Lestrade made out Fenwickís words
"Made a mezz of it all, I am sorry. Au revoir, Lizzel. Please
donít be... ah, fache."
She choked. Lizzel. No one had called her that since...since
she'd been taken away from... Papa... and the realization hit her like a
fist in the stomach.
When had he realised it was her? Obviously only recently. Papa
would never have done the things Fenwick had done to her, not if
he'd known who she was.... Why hadn't she seen it before? She
answered herself. Because she hadn't wanted too see it.
She squeezed her eyes shut, as if, if she pressed hard enough,
when she opened them this would all be gone. It wasn't.
"You didnít mess it up, Papa. Iím not angry. It wasnít your
fault. Iím sorry." It was so much easier to forgive people you
love. "Goodbye, Papa." She held one of his hands in both of hers
and leaned her forehead on it. Once again she closed her eyes.
Maybe this time it would all be gone.
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