Detective Work

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Elsha followed THX to the inkroom. The shelves were bare, not even a bottle or a quill left behind. Puddles on the floor were quickly drying in the humidity-controled room. It reeked of kelp and papaya, just like Princess B had claimed.

“This is too clean.” Elsha walked to a shelf and ran a finger over the dust-less surface.

“The maids do a very nice job.” THX commented while squatting over a puddle.

“No, I mean the whole thing. How did they get in?”

“The door appears to be battered open.”

Elsha rolled her eyes.Her friend was trying her patience.“There is no water anywhere else in the house.”

“I noticed.”

“So, you are suggesting a maid or servant or cleaning robot let them in? With a battering ram?”

“Or the time machine is on the fritz again..”

Elsha ignored his attempt at humor and continued, “And bucket of Lorlake water.”

“Maybe the water is how they got in.”

Elsha’s eyes went wide. “They fried the guard-droid and took it, too!”

“And used it to batter the door in.”

“Why Lorlake?”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I like it. I think we make a good detective pair, you and I. Lots of questions, which is good for the beginning of a mystery.

  2. Avatar awayken

    The word “inkroom” made me think a newsroom (professional or collegiate), but then you revealed it’s a personal dwelling. That threw me a little because the characters are analyzing the scene like third-party observers (detectives), but some of the dialogue seems to suggest they have a personal connection to the place. I found that hard to reconcile. On the whole, though, I liked the story. I’m interested to see if a sequel will give us any answers to this mystery.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    @Awayken Had you read the long time ago challenge entries on the ficly house, you would know that this house where we all live is mysterious. So while we know of its many rooms, it also has many we have not yet explored. Feel free to add a room! So your comment is indeed EXACTLY as it should be, both familiar AND unknown.

  4. Avatar Scurvy Swab

    I like food that is first battered and then fried!

  5. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Lovely sequel. :)

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