by "Inspector Beth Lestrade"
I can't believe I'm doing this. Okay, here I go.
She frowned as Moriarty slipped the ring on her finger. There was
something...not right about this, and yet, she knew there was something
between herself and the man smiling down at her.
"Is something wrong, my dear?" asked Moriarty.
"Do you mean besides the fact that I've lost my memory, found out I
was married, and that I was a professional hacker?" she choked out angrily.
"Besides that, I'm just fine. "Tell me what that job was you wanted me to do,"
she demanded. He was still holding her hand, and she fought the urge to pull
Moriarty slowly released her hand, then took he arm and led her
over to the computer terminal. Pulling out the chair, he motioned her to
take a seat. Whatever his other foibles, he was a perfect gentleman.
She sat in the proffered chair and waited for him to explain.
"First, a little exercise to see if you remember what you are
doing," he began, "I want you to get into the mainframe of the bank of New
London and extract 200,000 credits."
"I am detecting traces of Lestrade's DNA here, Holmes," Watson said
when they landed the coachcraft. He regarded his friend, who was
determinedly walking the perimeter of the warehouse.
Holmes looked at him. "Then she was here. Now, can you follow the
DNA patterns from here?"
Watson reluctantly shook his head. "They are too faint; she wasn't
here long enough."
Holmes' mouth twisted into a grimace. He began pacing. "If only I
had insisted that she stay at her apartment. But that doesn't matter now.
What does is that I find her." He said all this more to himself than to
Watson. "She is vulnerable, if any of her enemies found her in this
state...." His voice trailed off.
"I am sure you will find her, Holmes," the compudroid reassured him.
Holmes started to reply, but was interrupted by Wiggins. "Mr.
Holmes! There's been a break-in at the Bank of New London!"
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