The Case of the Broken Hearts - Chapter 18

Watson returned to his team's area after handing Elaine Miller over to a guard for booking. Detectives Wong and Nadir were working away on their computers, finishing up their reports for the case.

Sheryl sat at on a chair in the team's area, her anger brewing. Finally, she said, in a tone that hid nothing, “Well, at least one cheater is behind bars.”

Watson looked at her, trying to keep his own temper under control, “Look, Sheryl, I -”

“No! You don't get to 'Look, Sheryl' me after you -”

Watson couldn't hold it any longer, after years of this, he finally had to get it off his chest. “Alright, that's it! I've already apologized enough the first time! This time, I'm going to be honest about this!”

“Oh, like how you were so honest when you were cheating on me?!”

“No! This time, I'm going to tell you exactly why I cheated on you!”

“Oh, I'd looooove to hear this, do go on.”

“You were always trying to be Sherlock Holmes!”


Watson grabbed his hair at this. “So? So?! So you never cared about what I wanted!”

Sheryl paused before asking, “What?!”

“When we first met in high school, I was happy that someone actually liked my surname, instead of making fun of me for it. Then we started dating, or at least I thought we were, but all you wanted to do was turn me into Dr. Watson, turn me into your sidekick. Everything that you wanted to do had to be mystery related. I thought you loved me, but you were just in love with the name!”

Sheryl's eye widen with the realization of what Watson was saying, as Watson continued, “Look, Sheryl. I'm sorry I cheated on you. I should have properly broken up with you, but I didn't know how to tell you.”

“I- I-,” was all that the red-faced Sheryl could muster before rushing towards to elevator, with everyone staring at the both of them.

Katie put a comforting hand onto Watson's shoulder, “You okay, Andrew?”

Detective Andrew Watson turned around to face her, “Yeah, I'll be alright.”

The End

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