The Journey to the Underworld
by Selene (scooby_doo1986 at hotmail.com)
Selene's note: If you have any comments, please let me know.
The stars of the late night of New London were shining bright and
so were Inspector Lestrade's eyes.
The thing is, her eyes were not shining with excitement but with
tears. Holmes is dead, Lestrade thought for the fifth time as she
stared outside her window to the stars of the late night at her home. The
lights were not even on because she was too depressed to switch on the
lights when she came back that day. This time was for real, because she
was with him when he died. She touched her bandage that wrapped around her
forehead, then her right cheek (which was covered with a plaster) as she
thought back the horrible accident that happened at that late morning....
'Lestrade, can't you drive faster? We're going to be late for
Deidre's birthday party,' Holmes asked as Lestrade drove her hovercraft
towards Deidre's house. Deidre was turning 13 years old and she invited
the other Baker Street Irregulars, Watson, Holmes and Lestrade to her
party. Watson went there first to help with the decorations and Holmes
and Lestrade went later because they had another case.
'I'm driving as fast as I could and if I drive faster, you're going
to complain about my driving again, so, no,' Lestrade replied. They went
silent along the rest of the journey.
'All right, Lestrade, we're here; stop the hovercraft,' Holmes
said after he saw the beautiful rows of flats.
Lestrade lowered the hovercraft. She hit the brakes; nothing
happened. She hit them again, and again. Still, nothing happened.
'Lestrade, I said, stop the hovercraft!' Holmes said, louder this
'I know; something's wrong with the brakes!' Lestrade answered,
then she looked forward with horror. A hovercraft was coming in their
direction! Lestrade turned the steering wheel to her left and her
hovercraft flew out of the drive and slammed headlong into a huge tree!
Because of the impact, Lestrade banged her head against the
windscreen; then her head snapped back violently. She felt something hard
and sharp cut her right cheek but she didn't care; she had to check Holmes
first. Holmes' forehead was bleeding profusely and he was unconscious. Then
everything went black.
On to Part 2!
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