Chapter 5. - The dreadful day
PREQUEL: MYCROFT IN DESPAIR (Chapter 4.)
Murderous attack upon Sherlock Holmes (Chapter 1.)
Then the day came when Sherlock and Moriarty met at the hospital roof. I won’t explain the events, because I still have to give an account for many other things. Lots of theories circulate online. I also published a fictional story:
The return of Jim Moriarty
I know that you are clever enough to filter out what is true and what is false in the story.
Chapter 6. - The secret prison
A figure walked along the corridor between the prison cells. Male convicts shouted rude comments. One of them dashed a book against the stranger, who winced and took a few steps backwards, getting closer to the opposite row of cells. A pair of strong arms reached out and grabbed the figure.
’I recognize the footsteps of a woman and the smell of opium. Hello, Nedi Ran!’
’Let me go, Sherlock.’ - she moaned. She moved a few steps away and turned to glance at him.
’At last! Hello! It was so difficult to find you…...You told me you’ll help me. I need you. I’m in trouble.’
’Come closer! I’m listening.’
’I’d rather stay here. Is it okay?’ - she asked, gesturing towards the other prisoners.
’No problem. Stay there, if you want.’
’I’m risking a lot with being here. I had such a hard time finding you. When you two were talking about the events following your jump you used the language of flowers…..I did lots of research but didn’t find any clue….. So much time passed. Somehow the secret fortress came into my mind. Luckily I have access to it and in the course of time I had found the secret passage.’ She hoped her hardships will lessen Sherlock’s anger. ’This is just phenomenal! No one would believe it – a prison under the secret agent headquarters. That means extra-extra protection.’
The former tenant of Baker Street was in a talkative mood. It was either caused by the recluse prison life or he just wanted to teach his guest.
’Mycroft needed a place to keep safe all the people who accidentally witnessed crimes. He hides them from crime organizations….. A prison is the last place to search them. This object is specially guarded because of the headquarters. If criminals would get to know the whereabouts of this prison they would think the British Government keeps dangerous criminals jailed. They are kept somewhere else, hid in a very clever way…… Prisoners here are under the protection of my brother, and everyone here can thank him their lives. We have a library in another wing, a gym & fitness studio, a wellness section….. It’s not a bad place at all... But that’s no surprise. There is a legend: An Egyptian pharaoh concealed his burial chamber behind an empty fake one. Mycroft borrowed the idea. I cannot tell you what is in the surface, but under that there’s the headquaters of agents. And under that there’s the prison. The same old trick. Mycroft Holmes used it very cleverly.’
’What was the name of that pharaoh?’ - Nedi Ran looked at Sherlock curiously.
’If I would tell you, you’d only hear a name and your memory would loose it fast.’
’Do you think I’m so stupid?’
’Take this advice from me. When you’re curious or you want to learn, check up the information. When you read, watch videos and take notes, you get physical stimulus and it helps to memorize things for a lifetime. Your brain perceives many information for a longer period of time and some of that information remains with you.…. And you also have the success of discovering things…. So, why are you here?’
Nedi Ran turned her back towards him. She was shivering. The painful truth laid heavy on her. It was extremely difficult for her to confess the truth, so she tried to highlight her merits again.
’I was so scared. Mycroft was always on the watch, so I could search for clues only taking small steps. I could go to the headquarters when he sent me. Dear God! If I get caught…..either by him or by the prison guards….I told them your brother sent me to you.’
’And they believed it, because they’ve already seen you with him, and you brought some files with you. They thought Mycroft sent me a message with you and exceptionally let you in alone.’
’It was so hard to get here. This place is very well hidden.’
’Enough! Don’t expect me to admire you. What an achievement, you used your brain! It is your duty – you are Mycroft’s assistant.’ - he answered coldly, then stopped teasing her. ’Great job, Nedi Ran, really! Why do you need my help?’
The little informant began to shiver again. Tears appeared in her eyes.
’Sherlock….. I….. I screwed it!... John Watson lays in coma.’
There was no answer...
Nedi Ran turned around. She was shocked.
She realized that a closed door isn’t necessary locked – not even in a prison. Because Sherlock Holmes, her greatest fear stood right in front of her.
Sherlock season 5: Chapter 6. - The Secret Prison - Part 2.
PUBLISHING DATE: 21/11/2020
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