(Elementary AU: Abducted Series) [Part 8]: It was as if history was repeating itself—except this time, it wasn’t Sherlock behind that mask, and she wasn’t going down without a fight. Unfortunately for her, tonight just wasn’t her night.
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His heart was pounding. As he picked the lock, his skin prickled with trepidation. He couldn’t shift the tumblers fast enough.
Finally the lock broke free and he hastily removed it. Shoving the door open, he stepped inside, Joan’s name at the tip of his tongue.
It never came out. His whole body wilted.
The room was empty.
On the wall, though, was taped a note:
“Nice try, but not good enough. Better luck next time.”