The Week That Was

Part 3

by D.E. Lewis (Sherlockian221 at

The bus stopped and everyone got off. The camp was huge! Heck, it didn't even look like a training camp; it looked like the summer camp that he saw in the pictures the Irregulars had showed him!

"I thought this was an organizational camp; not a nature place!"

Lestrade gave him a funny look. "Maybe you need to get your ears cleaned. I told you this was for teamwork skills and general science. You see, British Intelligence requires all of the people who work at New Scotland Yard to know certain things having to do with earth science. I've solved more than one case with this training."

"Like what?"

"A man was found dead in the underground from acid poisoning. Just by knowing the acidity of the River Thames, we discovered that it came from there."

As Holmes got to his bags, he suddenly realized that he had no idea of where he was staying. He hadn't the slightest idea on where Lestrade was, so he found Hopkins.

"Where exactly do we sleep?" he asked.

"Didn't you check the listings before you left? They posted them there."

"Oh no."

Suddenly, Bradstreet ran up. "Gotcha!" he laughed. "The listings are on the doors, and since I'm small, I usually get to the bunks first. You're in bunk 25 with us, and that means morning news duty."

"Huh? What's that?" Holmes asked.

"We'll explain when we get there. Just come on before it becomes a stampede to the bunks. You need to learn about this place before we explain details."

So the three of them left, and headed to the bunks.

"I'll bet we're with Tim, Allen, Chris, Matt, and Mike again," Hopkins remarked.

"Duh. You need to start thinking, buddy. Gregson always puts us together. Remember when he tried splitting us up?"

"Ha ha, I remember that! Total chaos!"

"Why does he always put you together?" Holmes asked.

"Simple. We have a little club that wages war on some of the women every time. He's always trying to keep a small number of people from getting in trouble, so he puts our little group in one bunk, and Beth, Candid, Nicole, Anne, Lisa, Sara, Maggie, and Roxie in another. If he splits us up, all the bunks we've been separated into get in trouble."

By that time, they had reached their bunk, and happened to be the last there. The beds were already set up with blankets and sheets. All that needed to be done was the claiming.

The others had already claimed their bunks, and so did Hopkins and Bradstreet, leaving Holmes with a top bunk.

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