It started as a typical day in San Francisco when there was lightly fallen snow on the ground. Leland was about ready to start role call when the phone rang.

"Hello?" he paused, "There's a WHAT in her car? Wait what is she- no we don't have time for that. I'm thirty seconds away. I'll be right there."

He hung up.

"Monk," Leland said, "I need you to run role call today. Something came up. Do you think you can handle it?"

"Of course," Monk said.

"Thank you," Leland told him, "I appreciate it. I really do.

It was a few minutes after role call ended that the phone rang.

"Yello," he said, "Sure I'll be right down"

Monk looked at his partner.

"Cover for me," he said.

"Sure why?"

"Leland's in the hospital," Monk explained, "He lost two arms and a leg"

Disclaimer: I don't own Monk