PERIOD AU – requested by anon
As the mystery around the murder grew ever thicker, their chance meetings grew more frequent. The pressure on Mr. Strike was not one of a humble nature, the looming threat of repercussions dangled ominously above his head. Were the case to remain unsolved, he would have to face an outcome of unimaginable largeness that involved his future as a private investigator. And amidst the complications and uncertainty that plagued the complex case, Miss Ellacott had proven to be a distracting assistance he could not afford.