Danger in the Shadows
Chapter 1: Reunion
Dark storm clouds gathered on the horizon, and the thunder rumbled in the distance, announcing the arrival of yet another storm. The residents of London, humans and mice alike, had been cooped up in their homes for the past three days due to the rain.
One of the many mice who suffered from cabin fever was Dr. David Q. Dawson, who resided at 221½ B Baker Street. He sat awaiting the arrival of his friend and colleague, Basil of Baker Street, the famous Great Mouse Detective. Basil was away working on a case, and Mrs. Judson, the landlady, was busy in the kitchen, so the doctor was alone in the sitting room. Reclining in the green armchair across from Basil's red one with his feet propped up on the footstool, he glanced at the clock and yawned for the hundredth time. Normally, he would have gone along with the detective; but since his old war wound had been giving him trouble these past few days, Basil insisted he take a well-deserved rest, so