Request by @shamelessly-romantic :What if Lucille’s child lived? And was raised in the Hall when Edith showed up how would they explain to her? And if it (boy or girl) survived, would a Sharpe ghost follow it?
The constables office was a hive of activity. Offenders were dragged along to the cells, mostly so that they could sober up before they were charged or in most cases released back into the streets. Others stood queuing at the desk, wanting to report a “most heinous crime”. Then there were the constables and detectives themselves, all hurrying around in their pristine uniforms and all looking very important, some with papers in hands, others donning their capes and whistles and heading out onto their street shift and amongst all the rushing and bustling sat a silent child.