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Mycroft gets home
It was well past eleven when his black car pulled up to his
door and let him out. Anthea always waited until he'd pressed the secret
button in the umbrella stand with the tip of his brolly, the anti-panic
button. That meant that he was alive and well and no one was pointing a gun at
his face. The car pulled away and he laid his back against the door and
sighed. His day had started at two that morning, and Christ help him, brother
or no, if Sherlock said one word about laziness the next time they crossed
Mycroft sighed again. Never mind. He was home. This day
was over until the next text came, the next phone call on the red rotary
telephone that didn't actually dial out as though he was the bloody Batman.
Only a matter of time until they put a Mycroft signal on the top of Big Ben and
flashed a glowing umbrella up against the London clouds.
He peeled his eyes open and pushed away from the door,
taking off his overcoat and
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
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