Monstrosity Returns - Pt. 22
Suddenly, there was a thud on the door. A voice from the hallway called out “Open up! It’s the police!” The Derby and Silas looked at one another, wondering exactly what to do, but before they could act, a thud and a smash leveled the door. The police piled down the stairs in some sort of comedic menagerie. By this time, the Jay had finished her ruckus with the Duchess and was standing, out of breath, over her royally befuddled person.
“Stand aside! Stand aside!” A voice called from the back of the police pile. Working his way past what seemed to be every single man in his division was Chief Constable O’Gratin. When he reached the bottom, he looked at the scene and clicked his tongue. “Well, I guess I would have been a fool not to assume it would come to this. Men, arrest The Derby and The Jay.”
“Wait!” Silas spoke up. “The Derby and Jay are not at fault. This was all my scheme.”
The constable was aghast. “Silas Monstrosity, are you actually confessing to a crime?”
“I’m afraid so,” Silas gave a crooked smile and a shrug. “I forged the birth papers, and I coerced The Duchess into posing as my sister so I could trap my arch enemies and have them put behind bars.”
“I see, but still: why confess when the whole scheme would have worked?”
“I was hoping that all this would succeed without The Duchess being hurt. Now that she has, well, it’s just not cricket.” Silas affirmed. His lying was obviously being put to good practice at this point.
The Constable nodded in understanding. “Well, I’d anticipated this as well. Trevor, bring the large cuffs.”
Seeing nothing else to do in the moment, The Derby and Jay helped pull The Duchess’ ample body off of the floor. Surrounded by cops, they watched as an officer wrapped Silas’ massive wrists in heavy chains, clapping the mass shut with a large padlock.
“Do me just one favor, Constable.” Silas said pleasantly. “I’d like just a few moments with The Duchess to apologize.”
“You have me at a soft moment Monstrosity….” The Constible affirmed. “All-right, but we’ll have the place surrounded in case you try anything funny.”