It's really nice being abke to walk Sherlock and Mycroft to lessons/classes. They're such interesting boys - so full of questions. Just a walk to school with them makes you feel like you're seeing the world in a new light.
John and I came back to the flat, I prepped up dinner for tonight, so there's no need for effort later on, and we did a few chores, and had a pretty lazy morning. Which was good, because it lashed it down with rain.
We headed into town for lunch and a mooch around Soho. Mainly dodging the bad weather.
It is great to be able to spend time together - it's great when the boys arre around too, but it's nice just the two of us.
He accepted my apology for yesterday. I hope forgiveness will follow when he's ready.
It's hard - my need when I've done something stupid is to talk it over. John would rather not - which is fine. And we'll just have to compromise on that.
Yesterday morning at work was...intense. We had a meeting in a church with the community the murdered children seem to mainly be from. It was hard, hard for them, for us, for everyone. They wanted to know why we hadn't realised sooner, why we hadn't caught him sooner. Wanted to know why they had been singled out by him. Wanted a lot of answers I didn't have.
Wanted a guarantee that if anyone came forward they wouldn't be deported. A guarantee I don't have the power to give.
Normally, when we go to a murder scene, we've got a decent idea what to expect. When we catch a killer, we're prepared, mentally.
This case was so different.
We turned up at a possible suspicious death. The mother of the child, and her friend, were in the kitchen.
He was acting...oddly. I can't put my finger on it. As soon as I got his apart from the mother I just asked him straight out what he knew. He confessed straight away. I was a bit shocked, to say the least. But there was something else...the way he looked.
So I asked him if there was something else he needed to say. And he just...broke down, told us it wasn't the first. Wasn't the second. He didn't even know how many.
I really wasn't prepared for that.
And since then we've read report after rport, autopsy, missing persons, unidentified remains, we've done the lot. Just a long, hard slog. And now we're trying to match victims with families, communities.