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Sherlock Jr. Dis-solves a Crime

by Mayee C



There has been a murder on Baker Street, London. Sir Ulysses of Essex was slit in the throat on his way back to his flat. Sherlock, unable to find a babysitter, brings his son along to the crime scene.


Sherlock: Alright son, here we are. Put that diet cola away.


Sherlock Jr.: But dad, I just opened it!


Sherlock: This isn’t time for play.


Sherlock Jr.: Alright alrighty, I’ll put it on the counter.


Sherlock: Now, I want you to open your eyes and observe. Tell me what you see.


Sherlock Jr.: Well, given his suit is all muddy, the Sir must have been a builder!


Sherlock: Son, what was last night’s weather like?


Sherlock Jr.: It was pouring all night with great thunder.


Sherlock: And so what happens when dirt and rain mix?


Sherlock Jr.: I’m afraid I don’t know dad, what happens?


Sherlock: Mud happens… mud happens my dear son. I thought you would have been more sharp in this area, since you spend half of your recess playing in mud .liek some sort of blundering idoit.


Sherlock Jr.: Can we go now dad? I’m quite bored of this guy’s dead eyes staring at me.


Sherlock: I’m trying to teach you to observe, dammit son. You’re 7 now, you have eyes. Look at his hands, what can you tell me about his left hand, the one clutching the piece of paper?


Sherlock Jr.: That he doesn’t have one?


Sherlock: It’s LITERALLY in front of you.


Sherlock Jr.: I didn’t notice it at first, promise!


Sherlock: Just… just tell me where he got the indent on his fourth finger.


Sherlock Jr: Someone must have strangled his fourth finger! Jimmy once did that to my neck when we played the no-fainting game on the playground. My neck was all weird like that after I lost.


Sherlock: You what?!?


Sherlock Jr.: I lost of course, and I had to pay for all his sweets that week.


Sherlock: I knew I shouldn’t have met your mother at Watson's Christmas party.


Sherlock Jr.: Dad, my cherry lolly’s finished up. Can I get another one?


Sherlock: I swear I’m sending you to America after this. Clearly none of my genius has passed down at all. You have the IQ of a worm at this point.


Sherlock Jr.: Is this man dead dad? Why is lying on the floor in the afternoon?


Sherlock: That’s it, we’re leaving.


Sherlock Jr.: Great! Can we stop by Jimmy’s house?


Sherlock: I’m leaving you at Jimmy’s forever… son, what happened to the piece of paper in Sir Ulysses’s left hand?


Sherlock Jr: I thought it was a napkin! The sir was asleep, and he didn’t need it. I had splashed a bit of my cola and it started to fall apart, so I threw it in the trash.


Sherlock: You dissolved the evidence and threw it in the trash?!?


Sherlock Jr.: What else was I supposed to do?


Sherlock: I–


Sherlock Jr.: So are we going to Jimmy’s now?


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