… With the leather briefcase in hand – Whillamina stows it into her fancy backpack… and replaces the briefcase with and old battlefield map in hopes of confusing the plot. With that she leaves the bank and joins the others on the sidewalk. They hurry a plan to meet up later at Edisons … at tea time this afternoon. All tired – they head to their nearest resting spots. During their discussion several notice more watchers. So they all go their separate ways – hoping to loose the tails and get some rest.
- Whillamina, Detective Van Garrick head to Whillamina’s flat for a nap… closely followed by Many Names. He sticks to the shadows – looking for anyone following the girls.
- Jiyan & Barrel decide to head to go to Barrels shop… to catch a few winks as well.
Meanwhile as the gals near Whillamina’s flat… 3 dastardly looking chaps step out from an alleyway… knives in hand. (It’s a fine morning for a mugging?…). The thugs quickly ask that the nicely dressed Whillamina to hand over her valuables. Undeterred she draws her holdout pistol… and asks for the thugs to back off. Behind the thugs – is the following Many Names – whom draws his pistol and shoots in the thugs direction… Dropping one with a massive wound gushing.
Van pulls her pistol – but seemed to startled to take action. One of the thugs turns and throws his dagger at Many Names – missing wildly. The other takes a swipe and Whillamina – leaving a gash in her arm…and nice dress. Shortly after that Whillamina runs the thug through with her rapier. Both of the thugs still standing decide to cut and run…leaving their compatriot to bleed out on the sidewalk.
Van gains her wits… and starts the questing the dying ruffian… whom says he was simply looking for money to eat. Whillamina stows her sword… and chants a short hymn. As with any miracle … the ruffian is healed… he stands and after a scalding from Van… he scurries into the alleyways.
With that… Van, Whillamina and Many Names take leave in Whillamina’s flat… some tea and a nap to refresh.
At the pre-appointed time… Jiyan finds himself climbing the stairs to Edison’s flat… as he enters the hall he immediately notices … Edison’s flat door is bashed to pieces scattered into the hallway. His heart sinks…as he quietly rounds the doorway… to see the elderly Edison crumpled in the corner of his one room flat. Bloodied… broken…and gone of life. The rest of the room is in shambles. It was not a pretty sight… Edison’s prized teapot smashed against the wall… earl grey seeping into the floorboards.
Shortly, Jiyan hears the rest of the party coming up the stairs and down the hallway – he stands aside the doorway… in silence.
… more to come…