Anyone remember the Vegas incident w/ Prince Harry? Ever wonder who got those shots?


"Just call in sick," Greg said, towel-drying his hair.

"I can't," Anthea held the phone in her hands, thumbs poised to start texting again, still contemplating her message. She winced, feeling the familiar ache in her gut.

"Why not?"

"He's already been generous enough to give me my evenings back; I can't call in sick just because it's my time of the month."

"You know how you are," Greg shrugged. "All swoony and weak-"

"I am not!"

"Yeah, uh-huh. Allow me to bring up last month, when you were writhing on the sofa clutching a hot water bottle and a heating pad, contemplating combining the two to end it all." He hung the towel on the rack in the bathroom, padding back across the room to climb into bed. "Just call out, it's not often I get to take care of the woman who takes care of the world." Anthea blushed a little then. She looked at her phone, the ring on her left hand catching the light of the bedside lamp.

The Next Morning

Mycroft was reading the paper, waiting for the next reply from Anthea regarding the Mongolia incident when his phone beeped. He picked it up, reading quickly. He frowned at the screen

Death is coming, not wasting my time anymore w/ news from Mongolia for the next 24 hours.

AntheaL

I am a private PA to the British Government with spectacular fashion sense and shoes that Goddesses crave.

AntheaL

I will be free.

AntheaL

So I guess this is my way of telling you I won't be in today.

AntheaL

Mycroft rolled his eyes, tapping out a new message

Inspector Lestrade, might I ask what is wrong with my PA?

MH

She took a painkiller hoping to dissuade the usual effects of her monthly. Stops the agony, but it makes her sort of…drunk.

GL

It was less than ten seconds before Greg's phone vibrated on the table. He finished tucking a blanket around Anthea, frowning at her incessant giggling at her phone, before checking his messages.

KEEP HER AWAY FROM HER BLACKBERRY.

MH

I've got it now, why can't she have it?

GL

Last time she took prescription painkillers she sent out a mass text regarding a member of the royal family and a certain city in North America.

MH

I wondered how that got leaked…

GL