- 8:23 AM
In the flat of Sherlock Holmes, Ryūnosuke Naruhodō has just received a mysterious envelope. Inside were five orange pips surprising Susato Mikotoba. She says that it an assassination threat, but the sender is labeled Holmes. Last night during Susato's Japanese dinner, Naruhodō ate a piece of food Holmes wanted. Holmes says the warning was fair. Susato reveals that the five orange pips come from a Holmes story of the same name. It was finally published with twelve more short stories. Holmes says he's so famous he recently got a request from the king of Germany. He disguised himself as a fish vendor but Holmes noticed the left side of his mustache twitching. Iris Watson smells fire and Naruhodō demands he needs to get his stuff from the attic. But Iris was just kidding, Holmes showed this as a psychology trick. It was in the Holmes book too, he used the trick to blow lots of cases wide open. Susato didn’t react because she already read about it and Iris was just used to it. Holmes even mentions that he was once referred to as “the boy who cried wolf” because he started using this tactic particularly often. Of course, in the end, he believes it to be a failure. He wants a new telescope, but is a pound short. He was hoping Iris would reach for her secret savings, but she didn’t do anything at all. Iris retorts that there’s no way she’d lose to Holmes’ pranks.
Holmes then tells the group about the various tactics used on his cases. He mentions the Boscombe Valley Mystery, and how nobody is better at tracking footprints than he is. Though the prints he managed to track were his own, leading back to his own flat, but the case was still solved.
Naruhodō wants to know what the “in the end” business is, so Sherlock tells him he should read it in the book that Iris wrote, since she wrote it up quite beautifully. Then Iris starts to smell smoke again. Naruhodō looks accusingly at Sherlock, but he’s adamant that this has nothing to do with him. This time, They actually start to see the smoke, and Susato and Naruhodō begin to run. Susato disappears completely and Holmes smashes the Napoleon bust to reveal his own secret stash of money. Iris fooled Holmes into revealing that. She wants the newly released herb landscape gardening set but she’s four pounds short. Despite Holmes telling her that he has no money, this obviously he in fact does. Now she’s going to borrow some.
Susato runs back down in a huff, wondering why everyone is just standing there. Iris announces it was her own great prank and they all laugh about it, glad that they’re all safe. They all ask Susato what she went to reach for and she tries to hide it. But Iris sees it’s actually the long record of Naruhodō’s cases up until now. Naruhodō asks why she would try and get that and she replies that she is his legal assistant. This book of their cases together is well worth her life to try and retrieve. They are, after all, precious records of their time together. This makes Ryūnosuke Naruhodō think he’s going to cry and Sherlock Holmes remarks that it’s a far cry from a certain someone who tried to save a daruma.
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