Sophia Cloud – Day Two

Sophia Cloud

by DarkJade

Chapter One

Chapter Two – Day Two



Detective Lolette Jones steps into Detective John Holling’s Office.

“Sophia Cloud has come in again… This time, no letting her smoke in the room” Lolette says to John with a half smile.

“I know, I know…” he says half smiling back as he rises out of his seat behind his desk.

“Say listen… Let me talk to her alone today” he says to Lolette who is already shaking her head.

“No… No… No John” she replies as he steps by her.

“Just trust me on this” he says as he puts his hand on her shoulder.

“Oh… Alright… I’ll give you 15 minutes alone with her, but I’m going to be behind the glass, and will be stepping in one second after 15 minutes strikes” explains Lolette.

“Yeah, yeah” replies John as he makes his way to the questioning room.


Sophia Cloud once again sits alone waiting for the police to come in. But this time she is not dressed in a way that would allure the dead back into the land of the living… Instead she is wearing a long, soft black sweater, over blue jeans, and cream colored cowboy boots.

She also looks fairly pale, like she’s been up crying much of the night.

Detective Hollings enters the room.

“Hello Mrs. Cloud… Thanks for coming back in so quickly” he says as he sits at the table across from her.

Meanwhile Detective Jones enters the room behind the dark glass, and watches.

“Sorry I set off your fire alarm” replies Sophia, whose fiddling her fingers, craving a cigarette.

“No problem” replies Detective Hollings.

“Now Mrs. Cloud” he starts to say.

“Sophia” she interjects.

“Sophia… Sophia, there’s some pretty unpleasant things I need to tell you about your husband” he explains.

“What can be more unpleasant than the fact that he’s dead” she replies, tears starting to well up in her light blue eyes.

“I’m afraid… It’s the way that we found him…” he further explains.

“The way?” she questions.

“Well… The condition of his body… Was… He was in several pieces” he says not knowing a better way to put it.

With this her pupils go small, and her hands hold perfectly still.

“Go on” she says.

“His body was in five pieces… In five different locations” he tries to explain as delicately as possible.

“What kind of monster could do such a thing” she says as tears start to roll down her soft cheeks.

“The worst kind I fear” he replies.

He then opens up a manilla folder with documents inside.

“I hate to ask you these things… But I must” he starts.

“Go ahead” she replies.

“It says here you’re due to inherit your husbands fortune… 3.3 million in stocks and bonds… And his family home, which is estimated at 5 million dollars” he explains.

“Ok…” she replies plainly.

“There’s only one problem” he states.

She looks at him blankly.

He then pulls out a ring and places it on the table. A plain gold band.

“Do you recognize this ring?” he asks.

She looks down at it “No”

“Well… We found this ring on his wedding ring finger” he explains.

She sits perfectly still.

“That’s impossible… His wedding ring is Platinum… I picked it out for him when we visited the South of France two years ago” she explains, now looking a bit frantic… Then calming.

“Yes… Well… That’s the thing” he starts to say, but then Detective Jones comes in.

With this Detective Hollings stands, and gives Lolette the chair across from Sophia.

“Sophia… Your Husband was still legally married to another woman” explains Detective Jones.

Sophia sits perfectly still once more… Her pupils unmoving… Her skin sweating in the slightest possible way… Making her look cold.

“That’s not possible” Sophia calmly replies.

“I’m afraid it is… Which means, the will with you listed as the benefactor, is null and void” Detective Jones explains.

With this Sophia stands, and picks up the gold band.

“Good days officers” she walks out of the room, leaving the two Detectives speechless.


PICTURE CREDIT – The Animatrix

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