Throughout the whole week I taught Rachael how to use the tools in the lab. In turn she showed me Starkid on youtube. I found it very interesting but I decided to stick to my science documentaries. I also had to get used to something she called fangirling. I wasn't sure what that was but I knew I had to get used to it.
The night that Moriarty was supposed to be coming back I got a text from him.
If I told you I went to the pub and became slightly inebriated would you believe me? ~ JM
hmm I think so. Why? ~ MH
Well, you're a smart girl... you tell me? Why would I get inebriated on a work night? ~ JM
I wonder if he was ok, but then again the meeting he had to go to was work so...
Have you been at a party? ~ MH
No - Try Again ~ JM
Do you need me to come pick you up or not? ~ MH
That would be a pleasure Molly Dear. But I won't give you coords until you guess agaiiiin ~ JM
Has something stressful happened at work? ~ MH
Mmmm... you're getting closer... ~ JM
Did a business deal go wrong? ~ MH
Wow, even closer! ~ JM
Did a business deal go so wrong that someone got killed? ~ MH
But who? ~ JM
Mycroft? ~ MH
I wish Molly Girl, but if I were drunk out of happiness I wouldn't be able to dance on his grave. ~ JM
Sherlock? ~ MH
No~ Don't be stupid, I expect more out of an employee... ~ JM
Well, you haven't given much to work with. ~ MH
You're listening through people. People that you know I know. There are only a couple names in that category, dear. ~ JM
Seb? ~ MH
Why, yes dear! Yes indeed. It only took you a couple tries... that's the Molly I know! ~ JM
Thank you? ~ MH
Not now. Confusion is mundane. We have to move quickly. ~ JM
Ok. What do you want me to do? ~ MH
Well. I need an untraceable poison. My go to has been compromised. I need to crash at your pad a couple nights, and I need to go through severe withdrawal from a forced addiction for approximately three days a week every other week for two months. If you have anything to help with that, that would be good too. And black coffee. ~ JM
Ok. I will have that ready at the flat. Now where are you so I can pick you up? ~ MH
Hurry, I just left my flat a couple minutes ago... I just set it on fire. ~ JM
On my way. I'll text you when I get there. ~ MH
Thanks Molly dearest. ~ JM
"Rachael, could you run to the lab and get a untraceable poison as well as a cot? It seems that Moriarty will be staying with us for awhile."
"Right away." She went to get her keys and I did the same. We got into our cars and went into opposite directions. Before I went to his flat I went to a coffee shop to get some black coffee. When I finally got there his flat was on fire and he was sitting out front with a bottle of vodka. He looked up and got up and sat next to me in the car.
"What happened?" I said immediately and I handed him the cup of coffee.
"It was a trap that Sebastian and I overlooked during the last business meeting... he got shot and I was injected with some sort of super drug... I woke up in my flat lying next to a very dead and very bloody flatmate. So, I got drunk and set the flat on fire." He took a sip.
"I'm sorry. But how exactly did you set the flat on fire? And why did you want that poison?"
"Well, I used the kerosene that we keep under the sink, made a fuse and ran like hell."
"Gosh you're really drunk." I stared at him.
"Not that much... I have a high tolerance for alcohol. Seb once told me he wanted to be cremated so..."
" I suppose you followed through with his wish."
"Yes, well that's why I burned that flat up."
"Ah." After that we were silent. When I got to the flat I helped Moriarty up the stairs; Rachael was waiting at the door.
"I got the cot ready and the poison is waiting on the counter."
"Thank you." I pushed him onto the cot and covered him up. He fell asleep immediately.
"I appreciate your help." I said to Rachael.
"You're welcome. Now, get some sleep" I did what she said immediately and as soon as my head hit the pillow sleep overcame me.
The next morning I woke up and there was a note on my nightstand.
Molly, I went to work today so you can get Moriarty up and running. I have also decided to move into the the flat next door, so I will still be near but the flat won't be so crowded.
Thank you I thought. When I went to check on Moriarty I saw that he had changed into fresh new clothes and was drinking coffee.
"Good morning. How are you feeling?"
"Morning and I am fine thanks. I just have a very bad headache."
"I can probably fix that with some Ibuprofen." I walked over to one of the cabinets and retrieved it and gave it to him.
"Thanks for letting me crash at your place for a while, but I suspect I should move on. Not good for the image..."
"How is that not good for image? And you never told me why you needed the poison."
"Well, can't look all weak now can I? Besides, I strongly suspect Mycroft had a hand in it, I can't stay at your flat forever... that's where he'll look first. Besides... do you not want me to leave?" He looked at me and I blushed. I turned away and poured myself a bowl of cereal.
"I thought he didn't know of my location? And umm I don't really care."
"Well, how would you or I know? You expect him to tell you when he finds you?"
I sighed, "I suppose not."
"So, anything else? I'm sort of bed ridden right now riding out one of the worst withdrawals of my life (even worse than Uni days... this was not consensual)"
" No, there is nothing else. Do you want me to start looking for apartments for you?"
"Well, yes. That would be nice. Ignore price and get someplace with a full kitchen, two bedroom and whatever else you normal people find necessdjkfhnamsd soeeey hasnnds sjakung." He started to shake all over.
"Sorry? What was that last part?" I could barely understand him.
"Sorrryt handas aree shhsanking."
"Obviously. If your hands are shaking why is your voice vibrating?"
"Waaattt doo oy ou myeian?"
"Iddont geet itt; yoh;re beinbg stypid."
"Dear God! Your voice! It sounds like you are shaking all over not just your hands!" I had no clue what to do so I just stood there.
" Itkjds haard tofccus whgen ypur brrraan is scereaaamhign aty youv, dera"
"My God, you really did get drunk.."
"Nnoo, iss ssthe druhgs i ddontno knnroe whjalt iiit wwads"
"How did you not see that coming?"
"Issaid muucroft haassd ad hhaabd in itit,.../ the oaeople weer onmyr siide anddnd wwweer dewperndifng onmet forr adfvice anad fianndaces..,; criems culut/cirrecle, Icame i nto thhe rrewoom wiithhe Sebastian asnd iqiwas immeebdiatly tiiedd to a chaari anndds sebaation was shhhott innthe knnee andd then kijjed wiihth ethe knnnnife and Iiiw as injjectedd wiiithh thhee supper druug ovvevr thhee span offthree dayyssas orrso,.;/;"
Three days straight! So much for business meetings.
"And this drug has just taken effect."
"Iiitw ccomeesss iinntts wawaves../,,iii tthbink i miiitee hhavsdfe couggherdf d uupalitttel bloodd../. iss thhat bbaassd moolly ddeerra?"
" I would say that it is bad."
"Thhanks... tthhat's wwhat ii thhiyght."
"Well, now you are definitely staying here. About how long are these waves?"
"Give me an approximate time."
"Wwwell thhher alls diffferent butut theyy llassts arrorunf fofory eiighhht miinuttes wiith ggapps aarouund ttwoo toto thhhee hurs eaaeach."
"Gosh. What did they give you?"
"I donnt knnnoww ess reaaly frrretratin."
"How about I get a blood sample and I can figure it out from there?"
" It's faddingg, ainfeel a little beeter." The shaking started to decrease.
"Good. You need to get some more sleep."
"Get some sleep." I said it very strictly. I must have made a impression because he did what I said. The rest of the day I did work on my computer. I also gave the medicine Moriarty needed. By around 6 o'clock I was extremely tired and I feel asleep at the kitchen counter.