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Greg poked his head into the glass-walled office of his superior. "You called, Chief?"
The Chief Superintendent motioned him in with a wave, indicating that he close the door behind himself. "Yes, Lestrade, I wanted to talk to you about your current case."
Greg sat in the chair adjacent to the Chief's desk. "The search is going quite well, we've still got three leads to investigate. I'm confident we'll get somewhere by the end of tomorrow, if not by Friday."
The Chief nodded and patted his damp forehead with a handkerchief. "Yes. Well. What I wanted to ask you was really more about... mister Sherlock Holmes." Greg rolled his eyes, preparing for the worst. "You see, ever since Sherlock's name was cleared and he returned from hiding, the public seems to have taken quite a liking to him. Our public approval ratings take a leap with each case on which he appears as a consultant. I've been strongly urged by those above my position to encourage his involvement in as many future cases as woul
How It Began"God, your two o'clock is here."
"I have a two o'clock?"
"He's been here since 7:45. I figured it's only polite to... sir."
God sighed. "Fine, send him in."
While He waited God cleared His desk of papers and blueprints; no need for outsiders to see His plans. Soon enough the door to His office opened and God stood, smiled, held out a hand towards one of the two visitor's chairs.
"God! Great stuff you're doing in sector 2-7-0! Great stuff!"
The man's hands were clammy, his handshake limp. Rumpled suit, porkpie hat, briefcase... oh Jes-- oh dear, a salesman. God's smile slipped a little but He soldiered on gamely. With luck He could shoo the poor guy away in a few minutes.
"So, what can I do for you?"
The man sat, briefcase across his knees. "Sector 2-7-0! Everyone's talking about it! What do you call it? Man and merman?"
"Man and woman, actually. And thanks. But we're pretty busy around here, and..."
"Oh! Right! No time for the wicked, eh?" The salesman winked and popped his briefcase,
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