The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 12The Benson, Walters, & Shore building was a seven storey building, and Samuel Walters worked on the seventh floor. He had a lavish office, as expected of a partner at one of the top law firms in the city.
His secretary showed Detective Watson and Sheryl Holmes in. "These detectives are looking for you, sir."
Samuel Walters looked up from his computer, "Thank you, Cindy."
Cindy left the room, and Samuel Walters stood up and gestured at the chairs in front of his desk, "Please, have a seat, detectives."
The two detectives sat down, and Samuel Walters continued, "So, what may I do for the two of you?"
Sheryl looked at Samuel's face and saw that his lips had some sort of unnatural red colouring on them. Perhaps it was lipstick? Breathing in, Sheryl also noticed the faint smell of perfume coming from Samuel's direction.
"Mr. Walters," Watson started, "We've just been informed that you were cheating on your wife."
Samuel's face flinched for a second before it reverted back to his calm ex
The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 11Sheryl and Watson got into Watson's car in silence.
Watson took out his phone and called Detective Nadir, who was still out with Wong searching for the security guard that was on duty when Simone Walters visited the Wolfe Estates. "Nadir, it's Watson. Any luck?"
"No, not yet."
"Well, she should have shown up sometime after 11, so limit your search to only security guards that were on duty after that time."
Watson finished his conversation with Nadir and put the phone away.
Suddenly, Sheryl said, "I say that we go confront that cheater!"
Watson paused before answering, "Look Sheryl, we're on a case right now, can we talk about this afterwards?"
"Fine! But he lied to us! Now he has a stronger motive for killing his wife, and this mistress of his also has a motive."
"Alright, I guess you're right," Watson started the car and the two headed towards Benson, Walters, & Shore, where Samuel Walters worked.
The drive was awkwardly silent.
The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 10Another awkward silence followed, until Scarlet was fed up with it, "Yes, I figured as much, but could you two please discuss it outside? Are we done here, detectives?"
Sheryl and Watson looked at each other. The both of them quickly turned their heads away from each other in anger.
"Sorry..." Watson apologized," We lost our tempers there."
"Yes, now, do you two need anything else?" Scarlet took another sip of her coffee.
"Who is his mistress?" Sheryl demanded. "Show us this evidence that you're talking about!"
"Well," Scarlet pointed to a file cabinet, "The evidence is in there, but I will not show it to you."
"What?" Sheryl's temper was rising again.
"Do you two have a search warrant?"
"... No," said Watson.
"Then I don't have to show you the evidence."
"Alright, then tell us who his mistress is!" Sheryl demanded again.
"I won't do that either, after all, that is between my client and I."
"But this could really help us! Don't you want to find out who killed your client?"
The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 9"Simone came to me a few days ago." Scarlet started to explain to the two detectives what Simone hired her for. "She thought that her husband was acting suspicious, and she wanted me to investigate."
"Suspicious, how so?" ask Sheryl.
Scarlet took a sip from her cup, "Well, he's apparently been distant, and doesn't get home until late at night, sometimes not even showing for days. He says that he's 'working at the office', but when she calls, he's not there. Of course, we all suspected that he was cheating on her, but Simone wanted to know for sure. I finished my investigation of Samuel the night before yesterday, and Simone met me here yesterday morning to see what I had found."
"Wait," interrupted Sheryl, "How did you collect your evidence?"
"It was easy, I lured him in with bait and he gave me what I wanted. It'll be a few days before he figures out that the bait wasn't real."
Sheryl raised an eyebrow at the vague answer, "Lured him in? How?"
"Well, let's just say I've got my own sec
The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 8Watson opened the glass door and he stepped into the office of Scarlet Investigations. A modern looking office, it had the standard white walls and carpet flooring. In the middle were couches surrounding a coffee table; in the corner was a standard desk setup, with a computer and a leather chair. It was from that corner that a sultry voice was heard, "Can I help you?"
"Yes, I'm..." Watson's voice trailed off as he looked at the corner where that sultry voice came off, and he froze when he saw who it belonged to. It was woman, of course, probably in her mid-twenties.
She had gotten up and was now walking towards Watson. She wore a blouse and dress combo that showed off her figure, with heels of just the right length. Her face was one that suggested maturity and playfulness at the same time. Meanwhile, her straight, red hair flowed perfectly as she walked. Around her was an air of elegance, of the graceful sort, not the stuffy kind.
Watson just stood there, entranced by the approaching w
The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 7Sheryl looked at the body of Simone Walters as the M.E. took out his report.
"Well, that stab wound was definitely what killed her."
Sheryl looked away from the body and at the medical examiner. "Any idea what kind of weapon was used?"
"Yeah, from the shape, it looked like an ordinary kitchen knife."
"So, the murder probably happened in the home of the murderer then." Sheryl pondered. "The knife was probably used because it was the most convenient thing there."
"Well, maybe," said the M.E. as he put up an x-ray of Simone's skull on to the illuminator and pointed to the cracks on the back of the skull, "but she was also hit on the back of the head with something not long before she was stabbed. She was probably unconscious when she was killed."
"She was killed after getting knocked out?" Watson repeated.
"Yep." The M.E. took down the x-ray.
"Well, looks like she was killed by someone who hated her deeply," said Sheryl, as she looked at Simone Walters' body again.
"Thank you for the repo
The War Is OverThe war is over.
The warrior in fur looked as his tribe took over the stone castle. The men in metal were laying down their arms and surrendering. Finally, his tribe had succeeded, the pillagers of the land have been stopped and maybe his tribe can return to living harmoniously with nature again.
As the warrior in fur helped subdue the last of the resisting men, he recalls the peaceful time before the war started. He was born into his tribe some twenty years ago. Growing up, he'd watched as the men and women of his tribe ventured into the forest next to the plains where the tribe was located every day. The men would hunt for deer, boars and other animals, while the women would gather berries and nuts.
As the warrior in fur grew up, he was taught how to hunt; and when he was of age, he, too, would join his tribesman in the forest, hunting animals for the tribe.
A few of years later, one of the elders of the tribe gave his blessings to his daughter and the warrior in fur and allowed them
The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 6Watson and Sheryl headed towards Watson's desk in the office. As they neared the section where Watson's team sat, Detective Wong headed towards them with a piece of paper in her hand. Excited to see Sheryl, the detective greeted her, "Sheryl!"
"Katie!" Sheryl and Detective Katie Wong gave each other a hug.
They finished their hug and Katie gave Sheryl a big smile. "It's been a while! How have you been? I hear that you got your very own case?"
"Yeah!" Sheryl smiled back.
"Well, what kind of case was it? Something big? Oooo, something involving the mafia?"
"No..., a little girl's cat went missing." Sheryl said, embarrassed.
"Oh, that's horrible! Were you able to find the cat?" Katie's expression became a genuine frown at the thought of a little girl's cat missing.
"That's great, Sheryl! Come here!" Katie held her arms opened and Sheryl moved in for another hug.
The two finished their hug and Sheryl held out a piece of candy. "Candy?"
Katie grabbed the piece of candy f
The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 5Sheryl and Watson sat on the comfortable leather sofa as Samuel sat on a recliner. He was leaning with his arms on his knees and rubbing his eyes while letting out an long yawn.
After his yawn, Samuel asked the two detectives, "Alright, what do you want to know?"
Sheryl and Watson gave each other a puzzled look, before Sheryl asked the question that was on the detectives' minds, "Um, are you alright, Mr. Walters?"
"What? Yeah, I'm fine."
"Well," Sheryl paused for a second, trying to find the right words, "It's just that you don't seem..."
Samuel sighed again. "I'm going to be honest with you, detectives. I haven't loved Simone for a while now."
Sheryl stammered, "Wha- What do you mean?"
"I mean that I didn't love her at all. We were pretty much just two roommates who had sex once in a while, although she thought otherwise."
"She thought otherwise?"
"Yeah, she kept clinging onto me, but it was obvious that I didn't love her."
"Why didn't you get a divorce then?"