posted by nickjonasfan001
Sherlock went upstairs to get changed. He had to do something about Irene. Joan came out of the bathroom when he had just finished dressing.
'Where you off too?.'
'Gregson phoned. He needs me at the station.' He kissed her forehead. 'I won't be long.'
'Take a key with you, i'm booking the scan so i don't know how long i'll be.'
'Alright, i'll see you later. Love you.'
'Love you too.'
He decided to walk to the station, he needed to clear is mind. He had to decide if he was going to tell Joan what happened or not, he didn't want to hurt her again. He promised her father that he wouldn't. As he walked he looked around at the hustle and bustle of the city, he manged to deduce a few things about the people going by to pass the time. One woman was a secretary who was stuck in her dead end job, wishing something would happen to her one day so she could buy the company and sack her boss. One man was planning to open his own business but can't get the backing for it either because it was a bad idea or because he had no faith in himself. He also spotted a couple but noticed that the woman was acting odd towards her partner, she was having an affair. He stopped outside the police and thought about what he had to do, it was the only way. He made his way to Gregson's office and knocked on the door.
'Sorry for the intrusion captain but i need a word.'
'What is it?.'
'It's...it's about Irene Adler.'
Joan came back from the clinic and wrote a reminder on the calender, four weeks from today they would see their little boy or girl. She went into the kitchen and found Irene sitting at the table.
'Hey, appointment booked?.'
'Four weeks today.'
'Ok, lets clear a few things. I know you have no reason to trust or even speak to me but i'm so sorry for what i did.'
'...I believe you.' She heard the door open.
'In here.' Sherlock came in followed by Gregson. 'Captain, what are you doing here?.'
'In case you've forgotten Miss Watson, Miss Adler here was an associate of Moriarty. We need to take in her for questioning.' Bell cuffed her and led her outside. 'I'll ring you if there's any new leads.' He left.
'Sherlock, what did you say to him?.'
'That she is still working for Moriarty.'
'You don't know that.'
'How else would she know that he bugged our home?. She obviously did it for him.'
'You don't know that.'
'You know what she's like.' Joan picked up her bag and her coat. 'Where are you going?.'
'The police station.' She left. He sat on the couch and sighed, It wasn't over yet.
Joan sat outside Gregson's office, waiting for him to finish his meeting. She couldn't believe Sherlock would do this.
'Thank you gentlemen.'
'Captain, can i speak with you?.'
'Of course.' She stepped into his office and sat opposite him. 'What can i do for you?.'
'I'm here about Irene. I think Sherlock has made a mistake and i would like to pay her bail.'
'Joan...She was involved with the man who shot your fiance. We need to keep her so we can find him.'
'Thomas please...I..I think she's innocent. You have no evidence so either your charge her or let her go which you'll have to do eventually.'
'Holmes taught you well.'
When Joan brought Irene home, Sherlock was reading a pile of unsolved cases.
'Hey, i see you bailed her out.'
'I just think you should give her a fair chance. You don't know she's working for Moriarty.'
'Then how else would she know about what he's planning to do?.'
'Maybe she's spying on him to help reduce her sentence. Sherlock..I don't need this stress right now, i'm just asking you to trust me.' Sherlock looked at her then placed his hand on her tummy.
'I'm sorry.' He hugged her. 'I didn't mean to cause you stress, i just want what's best for us and our baby.'
'I know, so do i.' She pulled away and kissed him. 'Just trust me on this.'
'I do trust you. I have the scar to prove it.' As they both laughed, Irene appeared in the doorway and watched them. Joan spotted her.
'We've had a chat and we're going to let you stay here as long as you need too, but if we find out you are working with him, we will hand you over to the police. Understand?.'
'I do. Thank you.' Joan went over and hugged her, She looked up at Sherlock who had a worried look on his face. Irene pulled away. 'How about i make you dinner? To make it up to you for paying my bail.'
'Sounds great.' Irene went into the kitchen, she turned to Sherlock. 'What'd you think?.'
'She sounds truthful but we should keep an eye on her.'