The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 9

“Simone came to me a few days ago.” Scarlet started to explain to the two detectives what Simone hired her for. “She thought that her husband was acting suspicious, and she wanted me to investigate.”

“Suspicious, how so?” ask Sheryl.

Scarlet took a sip from her cup, “Well, he's apparently been distant, and doesn't get home until late at night, sometimes not even showing for days. He says that he's 'working at the office', but when she calls, he's not there. Of course, we all suspected that he was cheating on her, but Simone wanted to know for sure. I finished my investigation of Samuel the night before yesterday, and Simone met me here yesterday morning to see what I had found.”

“Wait,” interrupted Sheryl, “How did you collect your evidence?”

“It was easy, I lured him in with bait and he gave me what I wanted. It'll be a few days before he figures out that the bait wasn't real.”

Sheryl raised an eyebrow at the vague answer, “Lured him in? How?”

“Well, let's just say I've got my own secrets to keep.” Scarlet took a sip from her cup again. “Shall I continue?”

Sheryl started to say, “But how-”

But Watson interrupted her, “Yes, please continue.”

Sheryl furrowed her brows as Scarlet smiled and continued her story, “So Simone met with me here yesterday morning. I showed her the evidence, she cried, she paid me, and then she stormed off.”

“So,” Sheryl asked the obvious question, “Samuel Walters was cheating on his wife then?”

“Yes.”

Sheryl and Watson both winced at the confirmation. They knew what the other was thinking, but neither of them wanted to bring it up again. There was an awkward silence as Scarlet waited for one of the two detectives to say something, while the other two were trying to figure out if one of them should even bring up the forbidden subject.

Unfortunately for everyone in the room, Sheryl decided to bring it up. With her accusing tone directed at Watson, she said, “Isn't it the cheater that usually gets killed in these sort of cases?”

At this, Watson took an angry tone, “Oh really, Sheryl? A person doesn't deserve to die just because they cheated on someone. Besides, you heard the man, he didn't love her anymore.”

Sheryl took an angry tone at this and dismissed the excuse, “Well, maybe he should have been working on his marriage instead of fooling around with some girl!”

“Maybe there was nothing to work on!” Watson's voice grew louder. “Maybe she did something that made him stop loving her in the first place!”

“Well, maybe if you-”

Scarlet interrupted Sheryl before she could make her accusation, “I see that you two share a bit of history.”

Sheryl couldn't hold her anger in anymore, and she yelled, “Yeah, he cheated on me!”

The End

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