TITLE: ABSINTHE AND LEPRECHAUNS
GENRE: Fantasy mystery
Dr. Jamie Grey is a coroner for the Mythological Victims Unit, and she works with two detectives: Angel Armatrudo and Michael Spain. Spain gets jealous when he finds Dr. Grey and Angel discussing a case, and he reveals that he knows a secret she has kept hidden by calling her by her late husband's real name.
"Michael." I held up my hands and spoke softly. "The three of us are colleagues. You've helped me on this case, and I appreciate it. All three of us have helped each other on numerous cases in the past few years that we've worked together. It's just work."
Spain slammed his hand on the desk. "It's just work. It's just work, Dr. Glaisne. Just work. And I'm nothing but a joke to you." He knocked some of the papers off my desk and spun out of my office.
Armatrudo stared at the back of the other detective before turning to me. "Bones, about what he said, I'm sorry. I-"
"Which one of you investigated my past?"
He dropped his head. "I did three years ago when you first joined. I never told Michael."
"How did he find out?"
"I didn't know he had until just now." At least Armatrudo had the decency to look ashamed.
I ran out of my office and blocked Michael's path. "I admit. I kept a dangerous secret from you, but that doesn't explain you going crazy."
"I knew about your secret. You were clever with changing the date of your husband's death, and I understand why you did it. I was hoping..." Michael trailed off, and I waited for him to continue. "I hoped you would eventually see that I'm good for you."