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Elsey
Elsey

Aug-25-2004 12:46

Elsey walks into the local bar, The Tricky Mister, and asks her old buddy Cyrus to pour her a drink.
"Something girly," she asks him. "Something the boys will laugh at."
She smiles and looks around the room. She thinks about who else might walk into the room tonight. She turns back to her girly drink and waits for Sir James to arrive, as he undoubtedly will at some point.
Just then, the front door opens and in walks....

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Clarice Starling
Clarice Starling

Aug-25-2004 15:35

The back door to the bar opens suddenly, letting in a harsh beam of afternoon sun. Even as she squints against the glare, Clarice can see a young man (obviously out of place in the seedy bar full of disillusioned police officers, disgraced doctors, and morally corrupt detectives) sneak out the back. As Clarice's eye readjust to the smoky darkness, she spots an empty stool at the bar. "I need a drink," Clarice thinks to herself as she settles into the bar stool with a sigh. "I don't think I'll ever forget how messy that murder scene was."
"Cyrus, a scotch and soda on the rocks ... with a twist please. And make it a double. My damn client was guilty so I got stiffed again. I swear, it's enough to make me want to start picking pockets."
Suddenly, there is a loud crash in the corner of the bar. All heads turn to see ....

Elsey
Elsey

Aug-25-2004 16:20

Elsey, startled by the loud crash, looks around to see what caused it.
*Wow, this place sure got crowded quickly! I'm so happy to see my fellow detectives unwinding after thier tough cases* she thinks.
Elsey stands on the rungs of her barstool and looks, still trying to see what caused the crash in the corner of the bar.

Clarice Starling
Clarice Starling

Aug-25-2004 20:26

Everyone in the bar stopped talking at once. Next to the dartboard, a table was overturned and surrounded by shards of broken beer bottles.

Suddenly, Adelard, the town's notorious insane opium dealer struggled to his feet from behind the table. He had a long gash on his left check and he was mumbling incoherently.

Cyrus grabbed his baseball bat from behind the bar and raced to the table. Adelard had finally made it to his feet and was standing in a pool of beer and blood.

Just as Adelard said, "It was an accident, " Cyrus looked behind the table and saw ...

Orbitrux
Orbitrux
Well-Connected

Aug-25-2004 21:08

...the slumped over body of Adelphe, one of Adelard's five lovers. Her skull had been cracked clean open, though there was little blood on the body.

"Yep," I remarked to the crowd, "that's the work of an experienced killer."

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Aug-25-2004 22:21

Just then ctown walked up to the bar and yelled at Cyrus to give him usual Budweiser. As he was enjoying his beer and watching the ball game on the television the Shady Character came up to him and said....

Clarice Starling
Clarice Starling

Aug-25-2004 22:48

"Hey, CTown. Are you here to see me? Ya know I could use your business. My fourth wife is hounding me for a new fur coat," the shady character said with a shake of his head. "I keep telling her it will make her ass look big."

CTown rolled his eyes and was about to tell the Shady Character to take a hike when he remembered that Lucretia had forgottened his birthday .... again!

CTown turned back to the bar and began making a contemplating his next move. He decided he would ...

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Aug-25-2004 22:56

sit back and see the way things transpired. He was enjoying the ball game since the Indians took a 3-2 lead but then all of the sudden....

Sir James
Sir James

Aug-26-2004 06:08

The door opens again. Sihouetted by the dim streetlights a strange figure dressed in a sealskin coat with matching hat and armed with a bottle of very expensive perfume and a cane stands in the doorway.

Elsey jumps up
"Sir James! What took you so long?"
"Pressing business at the agency. Hi Cyrus I'll have a bottle of champagne please."

Sir James sits down with Elsey.

"Wow, what a turn-up, busy night for Cyrus, ah thank you. Would you also like a swig?"
"Uhm, maybe a glass would be a better idea?"
"Don't be such a sissy!"

Esley burst out laughing

"Sissy?! Look who's talking, in your colour-coordinated outfit with matching accesories! Oh well, if you insist I drink form the bottle, so be it."

She takes the bottle from Sir James, takes a drink and glances at the label at the back. She chokes, drenching Sir James in champagne.

"Look! She is missing!"

Sure enough, on the back of the champagne bottle there is a picture of D.L. Williams. Under it in curly golden letters: Have you seen this person, contact the local police department. And under that, in slightly less curly and slightly less golden ones: DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT CONTACT ANY OF THE LOCAL DETECTIVE AGENCIES!!!!!
Elsey and Sir James look at eachother,
"We need to do something!"
"Oh boy, another adventure!"

Orbitrux
Orbitrux
Well-Connected

Aug-26-2004 10:48

"D.L. Williams, huh? That name sounds familiar, but I can't quite put a face to that name," I mumbled, stroking my beard. "I'd be glad to help you find her, though!"

Elsey
Elsey

Aug-26-2004 15:04

Elsey laughs at Orbitrux stroking his non-existent beard.
"Di is missing, and I HAVE to find her. She was a Great member of Chicago. Where could she have gone? School? Work? Family problems?" Elsey sighed and looked around the room again. "It could be ANYONE in here!"

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