A twist in the tale

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Alec Hardy has been followed to Broadchurch by Lee Ashworth, the main suspect in the Sandbrook case that fell apart.  Lee sees 11 yr old Danny Latimer with his friend's dad, Danny recognises him so Lee chases after him then accidentally strikes him with a boat oar and kills him instantly.  Lee then finds the perfect scapegoat but Rose Tyler comes to town and spoils his plans.

Chapter 1
A/N:  A mixture of series 1 and 2 all rolled into one!  Please note the killer is different in this story so please wait until the end before pointing it out as Joe is not quite so innocent.  The story also takes parts from the American Broadchurch - Gracepoint.  The main events of Sandbrook will only appear in flashbacks and may not be the same as in the series, just my take on it.  Some characters may act differently so be warned they may not be the same as in the series.

Alec Hardy was furious, not that it was doing his heart condition any good, though he wouldn't admit to himself it was a 'condition'.  His soon to be ex wife hadn't helped, he'd not even bothered telling her, it would make no difference since she obviously wanted to be with that over-weight loser Dave.

He sat at his desk, wondering how long it would be before they palmed him off to another department or worse still another division in some backwater town.  It had taken months of painstaking work gathering evidence to convict Lee Ashworth of killing his neighbour's daughter and having something to do with the disappearance of her older cousin.

Now, it had all been for nothing as the judge had said those two words – case dismissed.  How exactly had that happened?  Oh yes, he thought as he took off his specs and rubbed his eyes – Tess had stopped on her way home to meet that loser and had her car broken into, the stupid cow.

Of course, he'd taken the blame, he was in charge and how could he face his daughter and say that about her mother, unless Daisy already knew?  He answered his mobile when it buzzed, it being the chief.

"Alec, we need to talk," Chief Reynolds told him when Alec answered with a gruff 'what' as he'd not looked at the screen.

The chief was used to him these days and let him off again, thinking Hardy had probably not looked to see who was calling again.

"Don't tell me?  You are going to move me back to Glasgow?  When do I leave?" Alec asked dryly.

"You should be so lucky Alec," the chief almost laughed.  "Mind you, they may not have heard the news up there yet?"

Alec thought since it was only two days ago, maybe not but they'd soon find out and even they wouldn't want him back.  Why had he moved away after meeting Tess at a conference?  Now he wished he'd never got talked into going, well except for Daisy but her mother was turning the now teenager against him.

"So, what are we talking about?" Alec asked, needing a drink and wondering if he'd been found out because he'd refused medical help back when he'd found Pippa in the river.

"I wanted to talk about Ashworth.  We believe he's already left the country, there were no restrictions put on him.  Do you know what happened to his wife?"

"How would I know?  I got her to turn on her husband, she's hardly likely to want anything to do with me now he's free, is she?" Alec asked, wishing he could go home, well to his tiny one-bedroom flat.

It was now just somewhere to live until he got out of the town.

"Never mind then, it was just an idea if we want to have another go at Ashworth.  I was just letting you know all resources have now been pulled from the case, understand?  Without any new evidence, he's gone and if his wife won't talk again, we have to forget it.  I got your request for a transfer, it will go out to any station who needs a detective inspector."

"I doubt there will be a queue," Alec replied, going in his jacket pocket for the strip of pills his own doctor had recently put him on.  "Just don't send me by any water, I had enough being in that river."

"Yes, I know you did Alec, you should have got checked over afterwards."

Alec didn't need reminding of the fact.  He'd given in and gone to see his friend and been told he had a serious heart problem and he'd tried to hide it ever since.

"I'm fine.  Was there anything else?" Alec wanted to know.

"You might want to put out an alert if Ashworth returns," the chief suggested.

"You just told me the case was closed," Alec reminded him.

"Since when did you ever take notice Alec?  You may also want to find out where his wife went, if he comes back to bother her, who's the first person she'll turn to?"

Alec ended the call and thought about it.  Maybe it was worth a shot – unofficially.

So without anyone knowing, he put his plan into place.  He'd talked Claire Ripley as she now wanted to be known as into staying where she was although she wasn't happy at going to work in a hair salon instead of having her own business but she agreed on the provision if her husband came back, Alec would protect her.

Finally, after being harassed several times by an angry Ricky Gillespie for letting his daughter's killer get away and complaining his ex wife was still letting Claire live next door, mainly because no-one else wanted to rent it considering it had been the home of a suspected child killer, Alec's chief had some news for him.

"What?" Alec asked after being told there was a chief willing to take him as the commissioner for the area had made it top priority to move him after several newspaper articles by a certain London reporter had churned up the past.  "Where the hell is Broadchurch?"

"Calm down Alec.  It's in south west Dorset, it comes under Wessex police.  The chief there needs an experienced DI and there's only a DS who has put in for promotion.  I don't expect it will bother you?  You wanted to be out of the press if I remember correctly?"

"Not by that much," Alec replied, thinking it would be just his luck it was by the sea.  "Well if that's the only offer?"

"Yes, I'm afraid it is and if Ricky Gillespie comes in one more time or contacts the local paper about you still being in town, the chief constable will make you go on administrative leave, until someone will take you.  What I don't get is why he's so mad at you personally?"

"We did not get on right from the start," Alec reminded him.  "Well, I'd best take it then?  It should just suit Tess, she'll finally be rid of me."

"What about your daughter?" the chief asked, thinking Alec would have put up more of a fight.

"I already lost her, it does not matter.  When do I leave?"

"You start the first week in July, personnel will make the arrangements and put you up in a hotel until you find somewhere to live.  That will give you time to sort things out.  Alec, I'm sorry the way things turned out but maybe you need a fresh start?  Your daughter may even have more to do with you?"

Alec thought if only.  At least it would get Ricky Gillespie and Karen White off his back – maybe he should introduce them to each other?   As he went home, he called in to see Claire.

"What?  You're leaving?" Claire shouted, Alec wishing she wouldn't but Cate was probably already off her head drinking anyway.

"Claire, listen to me.  Lee's gone, we have people watching for him coming back.  The only thing I can do is help you relocate, if you want?"

"Where are you going Alec?"

"Over to Dorset," he replied, not wanting to say where.  "I'll find a cottage or something for you to rent, you should easily get a job."

"Oh great.  You mean you're just going to dump me in the middle of nowhere?" Claire wanted to know.  "Why can't I go to the same place as you?"

"Do I have to remind you Claire?  You can't be seen anywhere near me, think what it would look like eh?  What if Lee comes looking for you, or even me?  Think about it, if he looks me up, he may guess, you being a few miles away will throw him off."

"Well if that's the best you can do?  I don't want to stay here on my own Alec.  You promised Lee wouldn't come after me.  I often wonder why he just went off like that, after he heard me testify against him in court."

So did Alec.  When he thought about it, Claire must still have something on her husband, for him not to go after her and just leave her.  What it was though, he had no idea.

The final touches were being put together over the next few weeks.  Alec had taken Claire to a row of cottages a few miles outside Broadchurch and got her settled, having borrowed a plain police car and getting her a new pre-paid phone so Lee couldn't try to contact her.

He went to see his daughter the day before he was leaving, Tess leaving them to it.

"Will you come back for visits Dad?" Daisy asked him as they sat in the kitchen of where he used to live.

"As often as I can Daisy.  I have no choice where I'm being sent so we'll have to make the best of it.  Maybe I'll be able to come back at some point?"

"You mean when mum stops seeing that loser Dave?" Daisy tried to joke.

Alec had learned the hard way he should never have taken the blame for what Tess had done and losing the only evidence they'd had that Ashworth had killed Pippa.  At least he'd been cleared by the police commission, who had though failed to convince the families of the two girls.

So as Alec checked everything in the flat he was leaving, thankful it had been furnished, Claire was trying to settle in her rented cottage and got an interview at a hair salon in the nearest town, not knowing where Alec had gone, Lee Ashworth had found himself somewhere with a French woman much younger than he was and then, there was Rose Tyler.

Rose had followed the Sandbrook case, feeling sorry for the parents of the two girls and had tried to get Torchwood involved in finding the missing older cousin.  Pete had to refuse, saying her disappearance was not mysterious and to leave it to the police.  After it was all over though, Rose couldn't get it out of her mind and Jake had noticed as she had her monitor on a page that a certain Alec Hardy, double of someone she used to know, was being transferred.

"I suppose having police access has its advantages," Jake laughed when he saw it, Rose not even trying to hide the information.  "How long have ya been keeping an eye on him?"

"Stop it Jake.  He had a tough time, okay?  That reporter really tore into him, then when he gets cleared by admitting he covered for his ex wife, she doesn't even apologise," Rose replied.

"Maybe 'cos they never revealed it?" Jake suggested.  "It was only internally released he wasn't to blame, I expect if the press got hold of it, it would make it worse for the families?  So who picked the short straw?" he asked, trying to see the screen.

"That's not fair Jake.  I expect he had his reasons for covering for her?  Anyway, he's divorced now so why did he take the blame?" Rose wondered.

"Maybe to try to salvage their marriage?  Maybe to save embarrassment?  Who knows?  Why are you interested then?"

"It just came up," Rose tried to bluff, knowing he'd never fall for it.

"Missing Mickey?" Jake laughed, getting ready to duck if she threw something at him from her desk, probably a paperweight.

"Shut up Jake, it was his choice.  If he'd waited, he'd have known, wouldn't he?"

"That the Doctor's clone or whatever didn't want to stay here when you and your mother were brought back?"

Rose considered picking up the paperweight but decided against it. 

"Maybe he knew I could never accept him, not that he gave me much time to think about it, since the Tardis was screeching they should leave.  All that time I waited for a chance?  Why did ya have to bring it up again Jake?" she asked as she stared at a now bearded Alec Hardy, who had decided this was his new look.

"Maybe because you're considering going to see what that detective's like, now he's divorced and in the clear?"

"Stop it Jake.  Anyway, I'm glad he's finally getting away from that place, I hate to think how it's been for him, staying in the same town as the two families and his ex wife."

Jake already knew Rose had a soft spot for the now divorced and bearded detective.

"He doesn't look like he's relieved to be leaving," Jake noted.

"Yeah, I noticed.  There's something about him Jake, I'm surprised no-one's noticed."

"Maybe it's because that's what we do – study people," Jake mused.  "So, when are ya packing?"

"Why are ya asking?  It's not like Pete will let me just pack up and go, is it?" Rose asked him, wondering why she was even looking Alec Hardy up.  

"Who are ya tryin' to fool Rose?  Why don't ya just go down there?  It's not like his ex wife's gonna object is it?" he reminded her.

Was that what had been stopping her before?  She sat back in her chair, thinking about when she'd first seen Alec Hardy on TV.  Her mother had noticed at the time she was paying a lot of attention to the case that had been going on.

"Stop seeing him everywhere Rose," her mother had roused her from waiting to see if there had been any updates.

"I'm not Mum, I was thinking of that poor girl's family.  If the Doctor had been here, well do I need to draw a picture?  We'd have been out there trying to find her faster and still out there looking for her cousin.  Actually, I don't think he looks that much like the Doctor anyway," she had tried to deny.

Her mother had wondered who she was trying to fool ever since the Doctor's clone had whispered in Rose's ear, then they had kissed and he'd said he couldn't stay, that he didn't deserve to be happy after what he'd done.  She blamed the real Doctor for that, him saying his twin was dangerous and trying to palm him off on Rose.  Hadn't he taken her feeling about it into account?

When the case had been dismissed, Jackie had changed her mind about secretly thinking the clone had come back and disguised himself.

Jake was offering her another mug of coffee.

"Wake up Rose," he grinned.  "I bet your mum always thought the clone had come back."

"Why would he hide Jake?  He had his chance, he left.  Well, back to work then?" she half smiled.

Jake knew she still hurt from being rejected again.  She'd never said exactly what had happened on that beach for a second time but hadn't the clone taken into account he'd left her there before?  After Jake left, Rose stared one more time at the picture of Alec Hardy and bookmarked the page for if there were any updates.  What she wanted updates for, she had no idea but little did she know she was going to find out very soon.
Chapter 2

Just as Alec was settling down in the hotel in Broadchurch, Lee Ashworth had been unsettled, missing his wife even though he had a distraction.  He went to the nearest store to pick up an English newspaper, not one he usually read since it had no undressed model on page three, something he missed and saw an article – Alec Hardy had been reprieved and sent to another town to take up a post though he didn't know why that was newsworthy but it was to him.

Maybe Hardy knew where Claire was hiding out?  It could be worthwhile taking a trip to this town he'd never heard of and seeing if he could trick the detective into revealing if he was helping her or not or maybe he'd just follow Hardy around and see if he'd visit her.  Giving an excuse, he got on his motorbike and hoped he could get on the next available ferry back home.  Then he'd take a break and ride across to Broadchurch and see what he could find out.

Alec was doing his best to get used to his new station but there was very little going on the first week he was there.  He was going to regret thinking that the following Friday, the day his new DS was due back.  Ashworth had got himself somewhere to sleep, in an abandoned barn, which he quite liked and was doing odd jobs for the local farmers but he soon got tired and ventured further up the coast, coming across a chalet that looked like it was rented out to tourists.

Wishing he could get inside, he decided instead to just settle by his bike and was about to get his things from the back as it started to get dark, then the next day, he would walk boldly into the police station and confront Hardy.  He figured he'd waited long enough and he would spin Hardy a tale that he missed his wife and wanted to see her, so he could get his life back.  Hardy would probably flatly refuse to help him, which to him meant the detective knew where Claire was hiding or worse still, tell him to leave town and threaten to arrest him.

While he was sitting and smoking after eating the food he'd picked up, it was getting dark while Danny Latimer was putting his other phone in his pocket after getting a message from his friend's dad, well his ex best friend now he had someone who really understood him.  He trusted the man, he'd gone to him after his dad had hit him once and been promised it would never happen again.

He sneaked out of the house after picking up his skateboard while his mother and sister were watching TV and made his way to the High Street.  Knowing it was deserted at this time of night, he put the skateboard down and made his way to the harbour though he supposed he could have gone straight to the hut they'd been meeting in before his friend had gone on holiday but he'd agreed to meet there instead and get a ride.

He saw the car pull into the car park by the harbour café and went over.

"Hi, did you have a good holiday?" Danny asked Joe Miller.

"Yeah, except for Fred screaming when we took him on a ride," Joe joked.  "Did your mum see you sneaking out?"

"They were too busy watching TV," Danny laughed as they drove towards the hut and down the narrow lane.

As Joe was unlocking the door, having 'borrowed' the key from the cleaner and made a copy of it, Joe pulled Danny into a hug.

"I missed you," Joe smiled at the almost teenager.

"I missed you too but I'm not meeting you any more," Danny replied.

"What?  You don't mean that Danny," Joe told him putting his hands on Danny's shoulder.

"I know what you're trying to do," Danny admitted.

"Whoa, I'm not doing anything," Joe tried to tell him, raising his hands in defence.

"Yes you are, why don't you do them to Tom?"

"What are you talking about?  Calm down Danny, let's talk about this eh?  I'm not planning on doing anything."

"Then why have we been meeting in secret?  Why can't I come round to your  house any more?"

"You said you'd fallen out with Tom," Joe reminded him.  "It would make Tom think you wanted to make up."

"Maybe I should?" Danny replied angrily, trying to hold a tear back as Joe gripped him again.

"Come and sit down and we'll talk about this," Joe suggested, planning on locking the door.

He let go and Danny saw his chance.  Outside, Lee Ashworth had seen a few cars arrive.  The first one, a man had been leaning on it until a small sports car had arrived and the man had got into it and they had driven off then a while later, another car had arrived but had gone behind the hut.  Then he had seen what looked like a man and a boy walk around the front and enter the hut and the lights went on.

He was curious as to what was going on, what were they doing there?  It had to be something they didn't want anyone to know about, he smiled to himself.  Then people had the nerve to say he'd done something to Pippa.  He thought it might be worth creeping up and having a peek through the window, if he was careful.

If the man who had been with the boy was up to something, he could find out who the man was and either blackmail him or report it to the police.  That might just get Hardy off his case.  He approached carefully and stood by the side of the window, hearing voices inside and from what he could make out, the boy did not want to be there.  Maybe he had something after all?  He just had to follow them and find out who they were.

Whatever they were doing there, it wasn't anything good.   He heard raised voices and thought about leaving when suddenly, he saw the boy run for the door.  He froze against the hut as he heard the door opening and the man shouting "Danny." after the boy followed by a "Come back."

He then saw the boy run the short distance to the edge of the cliff, hoping neither of them would turn around as he backed up slowly to the corner of the hut where he'd still be able to see them but not the other way around.  He could see the man was keeping his distance and heard him talking to the boy.

"Danny, step away from the edge," Joe was panicking.

"No, go away.  You don't care about me," Danny replied tearfully.

"Let's talk about this," Joe replied, holding his hand out.

"Go away," Danny repeated.  "I'm going to tell my dad."

"Calm down.  What are you going to tell him?  That we've been meeting?  He won't understand Danny, he'll blame you and you'll get into trouble.  Who's he going to believe, you or me?"

Danny shook his head.  "I'll think about it, just leave me alone."

"Promise you won't do anything without talking to me first," Joe asked him.

"Okay, I promise.  I'll get home on my own, it's not far."

Lee saw the man backing off, hoping he'd go back inside and as Joe closed the door, he came from his hiding place.  He was glad there was a full moon and he'd seen everything clearly, this should peak Hardy's interest, there was obviously something going on.

He planned on sneaking back to his bike before the boy he now knew was called Danny saw him so he came out from the side of the hut to walk down the slope to where the bike was near some bushes just beyond the car park.  He was halfway there though when Danny turned around.

"Who are you?" Danny asked Lee.

"No-one.  What are you doing up here at this time of night?" Lee asked him.

"Is that your bike over there?" Danny wanted to know.

"Yeah.  Need a lift somewhere?" Lee offered, thinking at least the boy would get home.  "Or did your parents teach you not to accept lifts from strangers?" he tried to joke.

"Something like that," Danny replied, the tears subsiding a little.

"Who was that man you came out with?" Lee asked him, getting another cigarette out.

"Just someone I know.  Don't I need a helmet?"

"Not if we ride over the cliff top," Lee replied with a bit of a laugh as they reached his bike.

"Hey, I know who you are," Danny suddenly declared, stepping back.  "You were on TV last year."

Danny remembered clearly the two girls, one who had died and one still missing since his parents were upset by it, saying it could easily have been him and his older sister and they'd not let him go out of his own for ages.

"Are you sure about that?" Lee asked him as Danny stepped back.

"Yeah, I remember you, stay away from me."

Lee thought that was all the boy was bothered about, for some reason.  Maybe something had been going on between him and the man in the hut, which still had the lights on.  He thought if the man was waiting for the boy going back, it was going to be a long wait by the look of it.

Lee put his hands up.

"Okay, take it easy.  I know you came from that hut up there," Lee told him, hoping the man up there wasn't looking out but he thought they were out of sight by the angle of the window.

"You're just the same as him," Danny told him, spying the path down to the beach and the boatyard.

"Whatever you saw on TV, it wasn't true.  Those detectives got it wrong and I walked free," Lee reminded him.  "So do you want that lift?" he asked, thinking it was a good thing he'd not got his bedroll out that was strapped on the back of the bike.

Danny saw the edge of the cliff path clearly and thought he'd been down it enough times to get to the bottom in the moonlight.

"No!" he replied and disappeared down the path.

"Damn!" Lee called out, putting his cigarette out with his fingers and throwing it into the bushes.

He chased Danny down the path, hoping he wouldn't trip up before he reached the bottom.  When Danny got to the bottom, he ran towards the boatyard where he knew he could hide until the man he'd just recognised gave up and went back to his bike.

Lee wasn't about to give up until he had the boy's assurance he wouldn't tell everyone he was in the town.

"You may as well come out," Lee called as he approached the boats that were stored there, another row chained up by the cliff itself.

Then he saw a stray boat oar and picked it up, not that holding it would encourage the boy to give up.  He didn't know though if the boy had done the same.

Danny noticed it had gone quiet and wondered if it was safe to come out from behind a fishing boat and thought about making a run for it along the beach then thought he'd be best going back up the path and hoping Tom's dad had gone home, then he could run across the top of the cliff and go home.  Should he admit what had gone on though or keep quiet?

He'd get into trouble for sneaking out and his parents may not even believe him about meeting with Mr Miller and certainly not about seeing a man who had walked free from being accused of killing a girl around his age last year.

He edged his way around the boat and saw the coast was clear.  Lee was tempted to call the boy's name and tell him there was no escape and he only wanted to talk but the boy would never believe that.  Maybe he should just give up and climb back to his bike and try and get some sleep?

Thinking nothing of it, he began swinging the oar as he reached the edge of a boat, not knowing Danny was running towards it when suddenly, they both reached the same point and before Lee knew it, Danny had run smack into the blade of the oar and he heard a loud 'whack' as the oar was in mid-air and collided with Danny's head.

The boy slumped to the ground, Lee throwing the oar, which would surely have the boy's blood on it into the nearest boat.  He then kneeled over the boy, who was staring into space and checked his pulse.  He already knew the blow had been fatal but he had to check.  He'd not intended the boy any harm but there again, he'd not been the one who had wanted to dispose of Pippa and yet he'd been the one to get caught and put on trial.

How had he forgiven Claire for turning against him in court, when Hardy's wife had lost the only evidence they had against him and he bet Claire had been the one to steal it and hold it as insurance if he decided to tell the police Claire put him up to killing the girl.  He knew he couldn't have taken the chance but now, he had a dead boy with a head injury but it seemed to have stopped bleeding.

He'd seen the row of boats chained up and looked around for something to cut one of them free, well the one some idiot had left the outboard engine attached.  He saw a large rock and picked it up, going around the side where the chain was the tightest and brought the rock down on it, the chain giving way.  He put the remainder of the chain into the boat and began dragging it to the edge of the water.  He then went back to the still boy and gathering Danny up, placed him in the boat.

He just hoped whoever had been in that hut with the boy had left as he started the engine and on the spur of the moment, decided he'd leave the boy where he'd be found.  If he hid the boy, then it would be Sandbrook all over again and Hardy wouldn't stop until he was found.  That he didn't need, he thought as he approached the harbour at Broadchurch but he went beyond, a few hundred yards and steered the boat to the shore, just at the start of the next cliff.

Getting out, he pulled the boat onto the pebbled beach and picking up the boy, placed him face down so at first glance, no-one would see the blow to the head.  He knew he should feel some remorse, some pity for the boy's family but it had been purely an accident, unlike Pippa when Claire had rendered the girl unconscious with that stuff Ricky had told her to give the girl then Claire had told him to finish the job.

Taking one last look around, he walked back to the boat and wondered if he should just leave it there or find somewhere remote to leave it.  It wouldn't be wise to leave it where he'd found it but maybe, if he placed the boat very carefully, he could hide the fact the chain had been smashed and make it look like it had never moved.

Doing as he planned, he smiled to himself after using a rag in the boat to wipe his fingerprints off the steering then took the rag with him, throwing it into the bushes when he reached the top of the path.  There was no light coming from the hut now but as he went to his bike, he saw headlights coming down the narrow lane so he ducked behind his bike.

He saw a man and a woman get out, the woman driving and the two of them with their arms around each other, kissing.  The two cars then drove off and he was finally left alone.  He glanced at his phone to see what the time was, wishing now he'd stayed where he was but no-one knew him anyway, he could really go where he wanted.

Maybe he'd go back down the coast for a while, he'd seen another farm and may get some work but all there had been was the remains of a building though maybe the farmer would let him stay there?  The first thing he needed to do was get rid of the bike and get himself a cheap van, then at least he could sleep in the back of it if he needed to.  He didn't want to go too far away, he still needed Hardy to lead him to Claire and he could bide his time.

When Joe Miller had got back to the clifftop hut, he'd gone over the place to make sure there were no signs anyone had been there.  Then he'd glanced out of the window but there had been no sign of Danny so he picked up the skateboard and put it in the back of the car, meaning to put it in the shed before either Tom or Ellie saw it.  Just as he was about to leave, he saw Danny had dropped his phone just under the table so he picked it up and put it in his pocket.

As he was leaving though, he saw a bike in the far corner away from the car park and wondered who had left it there.  He thought maybe someone had gone for a late night walk along the cliff top so he didn't worry too much about it.  He got home, checked on the boys then went to clean himself up before getting into bed, his wife fast asleep after taking the sleeping pills as she suffered from jet-lag.

If anyone were to ask him if he'd been out that night should Danny try to say anything, they'd have a hard time proving it, it was as he'd said to Danny, his word against the boy's.

The next morning in the Latimer house, Beth had made Danny's lunch the night before and saw it was still there when she came downstairs after realising what the time was and got mad with her husband for not telling her.

"Have you seen Danny this morning?" she asked the other two, picking up Danny's lunch.

"No, not me," Mark replied, eating some toast.  "Chloe, eat something."

"I've got a temperature," the teenager declared.

Her mother went over and disagreed so Chloe tried her luck when her gran walked in.  Eventually, thinking Danny had gone straight to school from his paper round, Beth and Chloe set off for the last day of term, Chloe then going on to her own school when she didn't want to stay for the sports events.

Meanwhile, an angry Alec Hardy had been woken to attend a break-in at a farm on top of one of the cliffs then a call to go down to the beach.  As he stood over the still form of a young boy, who clearly had a head injury, he'd argued with his new DS, had the boy's mother screaming the boy's name and being dragged off and was already regretting taking the job.

Lee Ashworth had heard the news on his phone, which now needed charging that the traffic was at a standstill on the road he wanted to take back down the coast so getting to the top of the lane, he saw a sign for a free car park and public restrooms and was lucky there was also a sort of café to get something to eat.  He figured if he took his time, the traffic would be cleared of holidaymakers trying to get to the beach.

Then he wondered if the harbour had been cordoned off if they'd found that boy?  Well of course someone would have found him by now and Hardy would be at the scene but at present, he couldn't afford for the DI to spot him because he'd pin the blame on him right from the outset.  He decided to stick with his plan and go back down the coast and thought if he was really lucky, he might actually find Claire himself, Hardy would be too busy to be worried about her, if she was even in the same area.

He already knew Hardy had got her to turn on him, she'd not seemingly taken much persuasion though, had she?  When he got back to the road, the traffic had cleared so he set off and thought he see about a van later.  

Alec had got back to the station after arguing again over his new DS taking her time at the filling station, where she'd got a call from her reporter nephew but Alec blew up when he got a call from a distressed Mark Latimer to say their boy's name had been released on a social networking site.  He had chewed her out and slammed his office door, reaching in his pocket for his medication and hoping no-one saw him as he drank the tea he'd just made for himself before he found out.

Ellie gingerly knocked on his door.

"If you've come to apologise, save it for the Latimers," Alec told her.

"I told him not to do anything until we released the details," Ellie insisted, knowing she was not invited to sit down.  "I'll talk to them and tell them Olly was out of order."

"He was out of order.  They won't trust us now Miller.  Call a press conference for tonight, we have to smooth things over now, minimize the damage as best we can.  What do you know about Jack Marshall?" he asked, since they'd been to see him earlier.

"He's nothing to do with Danny's death, if that's what you're saying," Ellie told him.

Alec just raised his eyebrows and indicated for her to leave.

Rose had seen the news conference Alec had briefly held outside the police station and went to see Pete.

"You want to go down there, don't you?" Pete asked her before she said anything.

"I saw how he looked on TV dad, he looks ill.  I know I can't go down as a Torchwood agent but I can go down to help him.  I can take some leave?" she suggested.

"Say goodbye to your mother and Tony tomorrow, you can go down on Sunday and get settled in but no interfering with the investigation.  Rose, you think it's him come back, I know you do and so does your mother."

"Mum said she knows it's not him after that other killer walked free," Rose reminded him.

"Rose, the other Doctor could have made him come back and wiped his memory?  For all we know, he could have been given a whole new identity and set of memories."

"I wanted to think that at first, that he'd come back.  Maybe though he couldn't settle with the real Doctor and while there was still time, asked him to bring him back but he didn't think I'd accept him?"

"Yes, that could be what happened I suppose?  He did a good job though, landing a major murder case, an ex wife and daughter," Pete joked.

"Well I suppose it had to look good?  Well I'll go find somewhere to stay then?" Rose replied.

"Rose don't have your secretary calling every hotel in Broadchurch to see where he's staying eh?"

As Rose left, he knew that was exactly what she would do.

Chapter 3
Rose's mother was questioning if her daughter should be in the same town as the possible twin of the Doctor.

"I'm fine with it Mum," Rose tried to tell her that evening.

"Have you got a new boyfriend there?" Tony laughed.

"Tony, don't ask your sister such questions," his mother scolded him.

"But Mum," the boy protested.  "Some of my friend's sisters have boyfriends."

"They maybe have but we don't talk about it in front of Rose," his mother reminded him.

"Why?  Because uncle Mickey didn't come back?" Tony asked.

"He wasn't my boyfriend," Rose told him.  "Well he was, a long times ago.  You'll understand when you get older.  Tony, I'm going away to try to help someone, someone I might have known."

"Well at least ya accept it might be him Rose, ya never know," her mother replied.

"Well I'm not gettin' my hopes up Mum.  I'll make sure I introduce myself but he may not want anything to do with me.  He needs someone even if he really is just a detective."

Her secretary had only rung two hotels and been told there was a detective staying there.  The only reason she'd been told was she had informed the owners Rose Tyler was coming to town and she wanted to feel safe.  Rose had thanked the woman for being discreet as to why she really wanted to know.

"It was no trouble Miss Tyler," Angie had told Rose after getting confirmation and forwarding the email to Rose.  "I never specified how long you would be staying and I asked a Ms Fisher not to disclose you would be staying there."

"Yeah, thanks.  Just forward anything important, if not, send it to Gwen, she's taking over while I'm away."

Rose still hadn't got over the fact she'd seen the other Gwen Cooper on the screen of the Tardis as well as this one, reminding her of Gwyneth the serving girl. 

After breakfast the next morning, Rose put what she'd need for a few weeks into her sports type SUV and set her satnav for Broadchurch.  She hadn't decided just how to introduce herself to the detective short of walking into the police station and letting him know she was in town.  Maybe she'd try it and see what happened?

Meanwhile, Joe Miller was trying to avoid asking his wife questions as to how Danny had died.  He wondered if it was indirectly his fault for letting Danny go off the other night and Ellie hadn't said exactly how he'd died.  Before she set off for work the next morning, usually having weekends off and Tom, being upset didn't want her to go, Joe got her in the kitchen.  

"Ell, should we be worried about Tom?" he asked her.

"Just make sure he doesn't go out on his own, not that he'll want to for a while.  All I can tell you was maybe Danny's death was an accident."

Joe thought back to when Danny had stood at the edge of the cliff.  When he'd looked out again, there had been no sign of him and just maybe, the cliff edge had given way?  Now, he did feel guilty.

"Ell, can you say where Danny was found?"

"Didn't you see the news?  He was laid on Harbour Cliff Beach, well someone had placed him there.  I have to go now and I don't want my new boss getting any more grumpy for being late."

"Well, invite him for a meal one night, it might make him less grumpy," Joe grinned, now he knew he wasn't responsible for Danny's death.

It was obvious to him someone else had come along, whoever it was got into an argument with him and maybe hit him accidentally with a heavy object.  Now though, what was he going to do?  Find another boy who needed some sympathy and get them to trust him?  Danny had given him a taste of it, someone for him, not him and Ellie.

Lee Ashworth had heard the news down the coast a few miles from Broadchurch.  From where he was working, he could see a row of cottages from a distance and began to wonder if Claire was hiding there.  The police, especially Hardy had no reason to come after him, maybe he didn't need any help finding his wife?  He thought he'd feel full of guilt about the boy the other night but after Pippa?

Maybe he'd be safe to go around the area, Hardy would be too busy chasing suspects and there would surely be no shortage of them in a town that size.  Maybe he should pin the blame on the man he saw talking to the boy?

Rose arrived at the hotel, asking Becca to keep her arrival quiet as there would already be some press in town. 

"So, there's a detective staying here?" Rose mused as she was given her room key.

"I thought it a bit odd someone would ask that but when I was told it was you, well I hoped it encouraged you that you were safe here?  I've just been to the newspaper office across the road, to sign a book of condolence."

"Well I'd love to sign it but I don't think it's a good idea me walking into the newspaper office," Rose smiled.  "Umm, do ya think ya can give me directions to the police station?"

"Sure, it's down on the seafront, just go down the path at the side of the hotel and turn left at the bottom.  Then it's just round the corner, up some steps.  Do you have to report you're in town or something?"

"Not exactly, I know they're busy with what happened.  I just thought I'd introduce myself, let them know I'm here."

"As opposed to letting the press know?" Becca smiled, the first time all morning.

She'd met the boy's father that night, maybe if Mark had stayed home, Danny wouldn't have obviously sneaked out and got himself killed?  She intended texting Mark later to get him to meet her, she needed to make some sense out of what she was feeling, was it some sort of punishment for them meeting?  Mark had suggested it and she'd finally given in after he kept flirting with her when he came to collect Chloe when she'd been helping out.

Alec had got back from chasing after Kevin the postman, trying not to feel dizzy when making himself a mug of tea and wondering what the hell he'd done to deserve walking into another killing of a child.  As to whether it was classed as murder or accidental death, he'd no idea until he got the results in.  Whoever was responsible, Danny certainly hadn't just walked into something on his own, he'd been hit with something.

At least this time there were no girls involved and the boy had been left where he'd be found easily, it wouldn't take them three days.  Three days they'd wasted in Sandbrook because of Ashworth and his wife messing them around.  Claire of course had tried to take advantage when her husband had walked free from court, he'd only partially helped her leave the town and had left her in a rented cottage a few miles away and told her to keep contact to a minimum unless for some reason her husband tried to contact her.

That was his priority, using her to make Ashworth trip up and make a mistake and no doubt he would eventually and so would Claire.  He was certain she wasn't as innocent as she'd made herself out to be.  His desk phone rang and he reluctantly  answered it.  He could have had the day off, relaxed a little but no, someone just had to go and spoil it.  When he heard what the desk sergeant wanted him for, he just knew the day was going to get even worse.

"Sir, I have a someone in reception who wants to speak with you," Bob had told him, other phones ringing in the background.

"Well who is it man?" Alec asked, having not learned the man's name.

Bob knew the gruff new detective would never believe him in a million years so he wasn't even going to try.

"Sir, I think you should come down," Bob insisted as he saw Rose taking a seat after she'd walked up to the desk and waited for Bob finishing yet another call.

"Can I help you?" Bob had asked as he finished writing yet another message for those investigating the recent death of a young boy.  He'd stopped as he was about to ask who she was.  "Miss Tyler?"

"Yeah but don't shout it out," Rose tried not to laugh as it was something the Doctor often used to say.

"Of course not.  What can we do for you today?" Bob asked her, which was why Alec had grunted down the phone there had better be a very good reason he'd been disturbed after he'd chewed Miller out for assuring the postman they'd caught up with it was nothing to worry about.

"Want me to go with you?" Ellie offered as he left his office, without his coat she noticed.

"No, I am only going downstairs.  It seems the desk sergeant thinks I have nothing else to do than see every person who comes in asking for me."

"Who's been asking for you?  Someone we've already interviewed?" she asked him.

When she didn't get an answer, everyone stopped to look at her.

"Get back to work," she warned them.

Alec decided to take the lift even though it was only one floor, since his annoying DS had made him take the stairs earlier.  He emerged on the ground floor to the sound of phones ringing and not enough staff to answer them.  All day, phone engineers were putting new wires in and he'd seen his DS seemingly telling one of them not to be nosy.

As Alec got downstairs, the engineer who she'd told earlier approached her desk.

"Finished?" she asked.

"It's not about that.  That boy who was killed, Danny Latimer."

"You have some information?" she asked, about to call Bob and get Hardy back upstairs.

Alec had taken a look around as he saw everyone was busy and spied Rose sitting by the door.  No wonder the desk sergeant didn't want to say why he was wanted.  Rose got up when she saw him.

"Miss Tyler?  May I ask what you are doing here?"

"You mean in the police station or Broadchurch?" Rose replied.  "I thought I would just let you know I'm in town."

"Yes, that was thoughtful of you but we are in the middle of a murder investigation.  You've not come as a Torchwood agent to try and take over have you?"  Rose did then let out a laugh.  "Oh, you have?"

"No, sorry.  I imagined that would be your reaction, that's all.  While I'm here though, if ya need any help?" she offered.

"Thank you for your offer but that won't be necessary Miss Tyler.  We have more staff arriving on Monday.  Thank you for letting us know you are here."

Bob was answering Ellie.

"I'll tell him, he's just talking with someone," Bob told her, thinking if he wanted to keep his job, he'd best not say who Hardy was talking to.

"Well tell him to hurry up about it," Ellie replied, the phone engineer sitting opposite and getting glares from his workmate.

"Sir," Bob called over from the desk.  "DS Miller needs you for something, urgently."

"She found who killed Danny?" he asked hopefully.

"Not exactly Sir, someone just told her he knows who did."

"What?" Alec asked, since no-one had come in while he'd been there.  "Who has she been talking to?"

"Apparently one of the phone engineers Sir.  He told her he knows what happened."

"Well tell her to bring him to one of the interview rooms then," Alec replied.  "How does he know?"

Bob looked around, not sure whether to say anything in front of the Vitex heiress but he knew she worked for Torchwood.

Alec went up to the desk.

"Sir, he told DS Miller that Danny told him."

"What?  So it's started already, all the cranks crawling out of the woodwork.  Miss Tyler, this is more your field is it not?"

Rose had a grin on her face.

While Bob was telling Ellie to bring the man down, Alec led the way to one of the interview rooms.

"I take it you can tell the cranks from the genuine?" he asked her, indicating for her to sit down.

"Yeah, I've had first-hand experience with a genuine psychic," Rose bragged.  "She saved a lot of people."

Alec thought he just bet she'd seen the genuine article.

"Well see what you make of this," he replied, Rose thinking he was going to crack a smile.

She thought this was going to be interesting to say the least as they waited.

"So, any clues yet?" Rose asked casually, as if he'd tell her if they did.

"The boy may not have been killed where he was found.  There was nothing around him that would have caused his death," Alec admitted, thinking why not?

"So, how did he die?" Rose thought she would push her luck since he seemed to want to talk.

"This goes no further, understood?" he asked her, wishing Miller would hurry up.  "A blow to the head with a blunt instrument.  A piece of wood, maybe an oar or a cricket bat but that would have only knocked him unconscious.  We are not ruling out it was accidental, he could have run into something but why place him on the beach?"

Now he was questioning himself for starting this.  Just why had he felt he could tell her?

"Maybe the killer came to town, knew you were here and thought after your last case it would throw you off" she suggested.

"You mean they thought I would suspect it was the same person or a copycat?" he replied.  "The Sandbrook killer left the country shortly after he was set free.  I'd know if he was back."

"Not if he slipped in when he found out you were here?" Rose grinned.

"You said you were not here to take over the investigation," he reminded her.

"Sorry.  Can I call you Alec?"

"I hate that name but if you must?" he relented, though he'd hated it more since Tess made a point of using it to berate him on the phone for not calling his daughter, not that Daisy would answer him.

Rose could think of a few names but restrained herself and calling him 'Doctor' would get her thrown out.

Ellie was on her way down with whom she'd discover was called Steve Connelly.

"Why are we going downstairs?" the man asked.

"Because the DI wants to hear what you have to say.  You'd better not be wasting our time," Ellie replied.

Ellie stopped dead in the doorway, seeing her new boss sat next to a blonde and not just any blonde.

"Excuse me Sir but what is she doing here?" Ellie asked him.

"You know who she is Miller.  I asked her to join us, this is her field of expertise.  So, who are you then?" Alec asked the man as Ellie sat next to him, thinking Rose Tyler was already taking liberties. 

"Hold on, is she in the police?" Connelly asked him, nodding towards Rose.

"No, she's from another organisation but she is also a expert on people claiming a dead boy told them who killed him," Alec replied, Rose trying not to smile.

"Sir, I think you should hear him out," Ellie insisted.

"Well?" he asked the man opposite.  "What do you have to say?"

After a slow start, Alec asked him how the dead boy had told him things.

"I have this spirit guide," Connelly started to tell him.

Alec shook his head, turning to Rose.

"Do you know the Latimer family?" Ellie asked him, a few questions later.

"No, I don't think so."

"Get him out of here Miller.  Miss Tyler here deals with people like you.  You stay away from the family, understand?  If I find you go near them, I will arrest you."

"Well?" he asked Rose as Connelly was being led out.

The man turned as another officer came to join Ellie.

"You both knew each other before," he told Rose and Alec.

Ellie let the other officer take the man out.

"Is that true?" Ellie wanted to know.

"Of course it's not true Miller.  I don't believe a word he told us."

"Well what are you doing here Miss Tyler?" Ellie asked her.

"I just came to let you know I was in town, then you got that crank and I was asked to join you.  So you are?" she asked Ellie.

"DS Miller, Ellie.  What brings you here?"

"Just a break but maybe I can help out?  I mean if that man's gonna be persistent?"

"There won't be any need, we can handle him.  If he gets out of hand, we'll let you know."

"Fine.  Well that made me hungry, I missed lunch earlier.  Anyone want to join me?" Rose asked them, hoping at least Alec would say yes.

Alec knew she was just seeing if he wanted to talk about what they'd just been told.  Maybe he should?

"I'm fine thanks," Ellie replied, thinking if Rose Tyler was asking who wanted lunch with her, she'd want some male company.

She'd followed the rise of Rose Tyler, from her mother marrying the Vitex chairman and her finishing school then joining Torchwood, becoming one of their top agents.  She'd read that a few years ago, one of her team members and herself had gone on a mission and she had come back alone.  It had never been revealed who that was or where they had gone, it was all hushed up.

She went back upstairs then onto the balcony, seeing the two of them cross the road to the outdoor catering area though she thought the café on the corner just outside would be more to Rose Tyler's liking, or did she like to go back to her roots?

Rose and Alec had sat at a table and Rose picked up the menu, since all the seating seemed to be reserved for a few of the stalls.

"So, what really brought you here?" Alec asked her as she chose something and passed the menu to him.

"I thought I'd already said?  I'm not here as a Torchwood agent, honestly but I can be if needed."

"Like you could not resist hearing what that fake psychic had to say?  You said you had met the genuine item?"

"Yeah, a long time ago.  Trust me, he's making it all up."

"Well DS Miller was saying something to him earlier when he was near a desk, he must have got the information from there.  Ready to order?"

They waited until their meals arrived and Alec soon discovered she could talk and eat at the same time.

"So, this is where they sent you?" Rose smiled as they ate.  "How long have you been here?"

"Ah, just over a week.  I was on leave before I came here, things were getting bad where I was.  I expect you've already read up about me?"

"I get more access than the public," Rose replied.

"I can imagine?  So, are you here because you wanted to meet me?" he asked, thinking she'd never answer that and he'd have to consider asking Becca to spend some time with him as certain things were beginning to show that he needed some female company.

"Alec, I followed the Sandbrook case, I was a bit concerned when this incident happened.  I don't just chase aliens, I try to help people.  If ya want me to back off, just say."

"I did not say that Rose," he replied, using a napkin and hoping nothing was on his beard he'd decided to keep.

He'd only just met her yet he could bring himself to use her first name and not Miller's.

"I know you're staying where I am Alec.  Care to meet up later or are you planning on working late?"

"I don't suppose I have to work all night?  So do you want to know what we have so far?"

He saw no harm in sharing information with another agency and if she wanted to keep him company, all the better.

"Yeah, maybe, if it's okay?  Alec, I know what happened to you back in Sandbrook.  Do ya think by any chance Pippa's killer followed ya here?"

Alec put his cutlery down across the plate and poured some more tea.

"Seriously?  Why would he do that?  As far as I know, he left the country after he walked free.  I have someone watching out for him coming back."

"Alec, not everyone who comes back into the country lets everyone know.  What if he had a motorbike and slipped off the ferry?  Anyway, can ya show me where Danny was found?"

That gave Alec something to think about.  Had Ashworth slipped back unnoticed? 

"Sure, we can take a walk across but the CSU don't think he was killed there.  He'd been hit with a heavy object, maybe by accident, that's still to be determined but there was nothing around that could have been used.  We also retrieved CCTV of him skateboarding down the High Street earlier that night, the skateboard is missing," he told her as they got up.

"Sounds like someone wanted him to be found then?" Rose asked.  "Maybe it's not him from Sandbrook?"

"It took us three days to find her.  There had been a heavy rainfall, maybe she'd been left on the riverbank but the river flooded.  She could have been left anywhere really but why the woods of all places?"

Rose wondered why he was asking her?

"To hide something?" she suggested.  "I'll be back in a tick."

Alec stood waiting while she went into the ladies room, wondering why he felt so at ease with her.  She was a trained operative from a top agency, maybe she just did it to everyone, well except maybe Miller, who hadn't looked pleased she'd had to sit opposite him in the interview room.

They walked across the harbour then across the car park to get to the police tent where Danny had been found.  They were let through the tape when Alec showed his ID, many of the officers not yet knowing who he was.  The man he knew as Brian came out of the tent when Alec made him aware he was there.

Brian looked at Alec, then at Rose.

"Were you wanting something?" Brian asked him, his face mask hanging loose.

Rose thought this was a far cry from watching CSI on TV and their own way of doing things at Torchwood.  If she was working officially, she'd just walk in and say she was taking charge but she couldn't take this away from Alec, not after he'd failed in Sandbrook.

"What have you found out so far?" Alec asked him, not introducing Rose and hoping the man didn't think he'd brought his girlfriend to see where the boy had been found.

"There's a lot to go through Sir.  We're sending sand to be tested from around where the boy was laid, it just takes time."

"How long had he been there?" Rose asked, her instincts taking over.

Brian looked at Alec.

"Well answer her.  She's here as a police consultant.  You said he didn't die here?  If the boy had been carried, someone would have seen them."

"Not if he'd been brought here in a boat?" Rose suggested.

"That phoney mentioned a boat," Alec reminded her, Brian wondering who they were talking about.

"Lucky guess, there are tons of boats around here.  Although?  Well whoever it was wouldn't take one from the harbour, would they?  They'd have to scramble over other boats, carrying Danny.  Where else are there any boats around here?" Rose wondered.

"About a mile up the coast, there's a small boatyard," Brian replied.

Alec already had his phone out, calling Ellie.

"Yes, I know there's a boatyard up there," Ellie replied.

Her ex brother-in law or whatever he was kept a boat chained up just by it and her sister let people borrow it to make extra cash.

"Well get someone up there and look for any missing boats.  We think Danny was taken in one, then whoever killed him dragged the boat onto the beach and lay him here."

"When you say we?" Ellie queried.

"Stop it Miller and get someone up there."

"Anything else up there besides a boatyard?" Rose asked her since Alec had put his phone on the speaker.

"Is Rose Tyler with you?" Ellie wanted to know.

"Yes, answer her question," he told her, already getting tired of it.

"There's a hut on top of the cliff, a holiday rental.  Why?" Ellie replied.

"If Danny was hit with a heavy object, it could have been a boat oar.  Get some officers up to the boatyard and send a car down to the scene where Danny was found, Miss Tyler and I will take a ride up to this hut.  Tell the officers they are looking for a boat oar that may have blood on it and check if any boats are missing."

"Yeah and check if any boats have had chains cut.  Someone may have borrowed one and tried to make it look like it's not been moved," Rose added.

"Anything else?" Ellie asked sarcastically, since Hardy was going to investigate with Rose Tyler and leaving her to arrange everything.

"No, we'll see what we can find.  Rose pointed out that whoever killed Danny would not have carried him from one of the car parks.  He had to been brought here by boat.  Rose also suggested the killer wanted Danny to be found, leaving him on the beach and not where he could have been killed."

"So is Miss Tyler working with us then?" Ellie wanted to know.

"For now.  I will see the chief on Monday.  I doubt she will object.  Find out who owns that hut and arrange to get the keys."  He then turned to Brian.  "You know the hut we are talking about?"

Brian nodded.  "Sir, we don't have the resources to look at two scenes."

"Well take whoever you have spare when DS Miller finds who has the keys," Alec told him, wishing he and Rose didn't have to do all the thinking around here.

Brian shook his head and went back in the tent.  They went back to the car park to see a marked car and Rose got in the back, Alec getting in the front.

"What do ya hope to find up there?" Rose asked they drove off.

"Signs Danny was there.  You were the one to say he'd been moved.  Maybe he was up there and went down onto the beach, we should look for a path when we get there.  Why was he skateboarding down the middle of the High Street though?"

"He might have been meeting someone?" Rose suggested.  "Then whoever he met drove him up there."

"Why would he be meeting anyone at that time?" Alec asked.

"It had to be an adult then?" Rose mused.

"Someone he knew which puts paid to your theory," Alec replied, wondering why he got on better with her than he did with his DS.

Maybe it was because Rose hadn't walked on that beach yesterday morning and told him he'd taken her job?  Then she'd not been the one with a reporter nephew who had released Danny's name.  He had gone crazy when the reporter had the nerve to apologise.

Rose didn't agree with what he'd just said.

"It could still be him.  Maybe this time, he thought he'd throw you off by taking Danny where he'd be found?  Anyway, back there, maybe there was another reason he hid the body?"

Alec was thankful she was keeping any names out of it.  He knew Claire had been up to her neck in it, she had to have known what Ashworth had done to Pippa.  He bet anything she'd been the one to encourage him.  Maybe Pippa had seen what happened to Lisa and they had to keep her quiet and it went too far?

"Rose," he half turned towards her.  "When we have found out what happened here, maybe I could ask you to help me with the other one.  Until then, let's concentrate on this one."

Rose was about to say something back but she was cringing at the driver managing to get down a narrow lane.  They got down to the bottom, turned a corner and came to a car park. Alec seeing a brownish coloured hut to the right.

"Come with us," he told the uniformed officer.  "Rose, take the front with the officer, I will look around the back."

Just then, his phone rang.  It was Ellie.

"Sir, I found who owns the hut.  He says the cleaner has the keys.  She lives on the caravan site just down the coast."

"Well take someone with you and get them, we should check it out.  What's happening down at the boatyard?" he asked her.

"Officers just arrived and they're searching for an oar with blood on it.  Do you think it was still an accident?"

"Whoever killed him could have been swinging the oar and Danny ran into it?" Rose asked.

Alec thought she was wasted as a Torchwood agent.

"Hold on.  So that means whoever met Danny may not be the one who killed him?" Ellie asked.

"Maybe he met someone and wandered off on his own but what was someone doing down there with an oar Danny ran into or was he hit on purpose?"

Alec wished he knew.  Now they may have to look for two suspects.  The one who brought Danny up here and the one who hit him.  The officers here were not equipped to go after two.  Maybe if he asked nicely, he may get Rose to bring some specialists in?

They split up, Rose looking through the windows while the officer checked the door and they met up with Alec on the corner.

"Guess we wait for the keys?" Rose told him as he stood with his arms folded.

All thoughts of him being the Doctor's clone were fast fading until he'd done that.

"So, tell me more of your theory," Alec suggested.

"Danny was meeting someone he knew well?  Maybe they argued and Danny went off?  Who would he be meeting though?"

"Someone up to no good?"

"Sorry but it sounds like that other killer to me," Rose told him.

"You can say it, everyone will know who I am by now.  Officer?"

"Yes Sir, we were told.  DS Miller mentioned it to someone."

Alec thought he might have known she would waste no time.

"Ya have to admit the similarities between the two cases?  I hate to say this but whoever he met, it was obvious."

"Obvious in what way?" Alec asked, wondering what was taking Miller so long.  

Then he realised she didn't mean the caravan park near the police station, the one he was considering asking about renting one to get him out of the hotel.  Maybe that wasn't such a good idea though, being on his own unless Rose was willing to share?

He was brought back to reality.

"You mean grooming him?  We suspected the suspect in Sandbrook was doing that.  I need to make a call."

He went off towards the car park, leaving Rose with the officer, who was wondering what the hell Rose Tyler was doing working with the new detective.

"Craig," Alec greeted the DC back in Sandbrook he had given the task of keeping tabs on Ashworth.  "Has Lee Ashworth got back in the country?"

"Not as far as I know Sir.  Is there reason to think he has?"

"Yes, a very good one since you know where I am?  Call the border authorities and passport control,  you were supposed to be informed by them if he came back."

Rose had wandered down and tapped him on the arm, Alec covering the phone.

"Alec, if he had a bike, he may have evaded customs and to get on a ferry, you can turn up at the last minute."

Now he suspected Ashworth had come back more and more.  Had he lured the boy to the hut then Danny had run off or had Danny been with someone else, seen and recognised Ashworth and been chased down to the boatyard?"

"Rose, come with me, call the officer up there."

Rose went back a bit and called out.  Once they were joined, Alec went to the bushes at the top of the path that had been partially hidden.

"Whatcha looking for?" Rose asked him as he found a stick and poked the bushes.

"Signs a motorbike has been here."

"Ah!  So ya think I'm right?  I'll look for tyre tracks?"

"He will have covered them but when CSU get up here, they can go down the path, Danny may have dropped his phone down there."

"His phone's missing?" Rose asked, thinking he'd forgotten to tell her that.

"Did I not say?  He may have dropped it if he was running down the path.  What if Danny saw Ashworth, they spoke and Danny told him he knew who he was?"

"Then he chased Danny down the path, Danny hid between the boats and Ashworth picked up an oar?" Rose asked.

"Yes, then maybe Danny ran into it?"

"Is that accidental death?" Rose wondered.

"Maybe?  If Ashworth was intending to dispose of Danny though?"

"Well he wouldn't want Danny to tell everyone he was in town, especially if he was following you?" Rose wondered.

"Why would he follow me?"

"You went after him?" Rose suggested.

Then he realised.  Ashworth was looking for Claire after all.

"He wants his wife back and he thinks I know where she is."

"Do ya?" Rose smiled at the thought of him hiding someone.

"Yes.  I don't like this Rose, not at all.  Ashworth comes to town and we get another child killed.  You may be right, he came looking for me but he did not want me to know he was here yet."

"Yeah, he must have been hoping you'd lead him to his wife?  How did he know though?" Rose wondered.

"I got her to turn on him.  I promised she would be safe from him so I got this transfer and put her in a cottage just a mile or so away."

"Oh.  Well he took a lucky guess then – or not.  Alec, he didn't need to be a detective to work out you were hiding her."

Alec was now regretting helping Claire Ripley, as she now wanted to be known as.  He was grateful he'd sent the officer down the path.

"Sir," the officer called from below.  "I may have found something."

He officer came back up, holding a rag in his gloved hand.

"Put it in an evidence bag for testing.  Let's hope they also found something down in the boatyard."

He got his phone out to find out where his DS had got to with the keys for the hut.  Ellie though was not having an easy time.

"Yeah, I clean up at the hut," the woman was telling her.

"Well we need the keys, police business," Ellie told her, holding up her ID card and wishing Hardy hadn't sent her.

"Is this to do with that boy who was killed?" the woman asked.

"If I can just have the keys please?" Ellie reminded her.

"You'll have to sign for them."

She finally got away and drove up to the hut, wondering what Hardy was hoping to find inside.

Chapter 4
Alec was now pacing up and down the small area in front of the hut, Rose wondering why he just didn't go sit in the police car.

"I could do with a sit down," Rose hinted, hoping he would join her.

"The car's unlocked if you want to get in Sir," the officer told him.

Alec indicated for Rose to go first, figuring that was her way of telling him he was driving her crazy pacing about or did she want to talk?  He opened the back door for her then got in the front.

"Want to talk about what that psychic said?" he asked her.

"He's a fake, I thought we'd agreed that?"

"Well I'm sure I would have remembered if we had met before or maybe it was aimed at you?  Did you know someone who looked like me in the past he could have seen you with, in the papers maybe?"

"Not in the papers, no.  Alec, I'll be honest with ya, yes, I used to know someone who looked a little like you but he's gone now."

"When you say gone?" he wondered.

"As in not coming back, not ever.  I thought I'd got him back but he left again."

Alec wondered what man could be off his head leaving her  - twice.  Maybe he'd stand a chance with her but would it be fair reminding her?

"That man would not have known, would he?" he dared ask.

"I doubt it, the first time was before I became famous and the second time was only briefly.  Actually, make that three times."

Alec heard a sad tone in her voice and tried to turn around.

"I'm sorry to hear that Rose.  Was that the reason you were going to leave after you introduced yourself?"

"Forget it Alec, it doesn't bother me you look like him.  He left me once, not by choice, the second time, it was a sort of message.  The third time, I went to find him but he couldn't stay.  I thought for maybe a minute he'd come back and not told me, then I saw your name.  Sorry."

"There is no need to apologise Rose, I am sorry I disappointed you."

"What?  It was my own fault Alec, don't apologise.  We just weren't meant to be together.  I went a long way to find him last time as well but he thought I'd settle for someone else.  I can't tell ya any more."

Alec wondered what she meant but looked in the mirror to see another car pull up behind them.  Ellie had just got out when the forensics van pulled into the car park and Ellie handed Brian the keys.  Alec was already out of the car and holding the door open for Rose, which amused Ellie he was showing some manners, even if they weren't directed at her.

"What are we looking for?" Brian was asking Ellie, since Alec had all his attention on Rose, well so she thought.

Rose was also wondering why he was paying her so much attention.  Did he actually feel sorry for her?

Alec quickly told Brian what his small team were looking for.

"Miller, stay here and supervise, Rose and I are going to pay Mark Latimer a visit as to why he was waiting for someone that night.  It's a pity the camera doesn't move."

"Why, what else were you expecting it to pick up?" Ellie asked, a bit annoyed he was going  off and leaving her here.

"Call whoever is down in the boat yard and have some of them climb the path, a rag was found just in the bushes," he told her as the officer with them handed the evidence to Brian.  "Get that tested for fingerprints, it's got no blood on it but whoever hit Danny could have used it to wipe any from the oar.  We think there are signs a motorbike could have been by the path."

"Who would be up here on a motorbike?" Ellie wanted to know as Brian went off.

"Maybe someone camping?" Rose suggested.  "Hey, it could be who we talked about?"

"Who did you talk about?" Ellie asked.

"Miller, also have the officers see if Danny dropped his phone, if he was being chased."

"What?  Hold on, I think you need to explain a few things."

Rose quickly told her what she and Alec had been talking about since lunch.

"What?  You think the suspect from your old case is somehow involved?" Ellie asked.

"It was Rose who suggested it and she could be right Miller.  There are a lot of similarities we don't like."

"So she's suggesting the killer came here at random and killed Danny?  What for?"

"He thought Alec was here and came looking for him.  Say he did do, he was just camping for the night and Danny saw him?" Rose asked.

"As Rose says Miller, say Danny was meeting someone up here, he either ran off for some reason and Ashworth was watching?  He could have got into a conversation with Danny, maybe Danny was upset?  Then Danny recognised him and Ashworth did not want Danny telling anyone, especially me that he was in town?"

Ellie was trying to keep up, as if one crime scene wasn't enough, someone was following Hardy from his old case and they had a second crime scene with not enough staff to process it.

"Sir, we can't keep on with two crime scenes, they can't cope," Ellie told him.

"Well, I will see the chief super on Monday and maybe Rose can help out with that?" he replied.

"Alec, if I remember rightly, you more or less told me Torchwood wasn't taking over," Rose reminded him.

"Not as such but you have a lot more recourses than we do.  Maybe you can arrange for your labs to help?"

"Yeah, I'll see what I can do, my stepfather's always saying if there's any way we can help other agencies and what happened to Danny concerns him, because of my younger brother."

"Isn't he your half brother?" Ellie corrected her.

Alec saw the look on Rose's face.

"We don't refer to him as that.  To him, I'm his real older sister, it's complicated.  I'll do what I can Alec, if your chief agrees.  Right, we go see the boy's father then?"

"Yes.  So Miller, let me know what they find up there at the hut and if they find the oar that struck Danny, if it was an oar?  Has anyone looked for gaps where a smaller boat could have been or a cut chain yet?"

Ellie wondered if he knew he never gave anyone a chance to do anything?

"I'll find out while I supervise up at the hut shall I?" Ellie asked him, Rose suppressing a giggle.

Alec was opening the car door again for Rose, much to the amusement of officer with them.  Ellie thought if he kept on doing that, she would throw up.

"Ellie, about the boat oar," Rose called as Alec waited for her getting in, wondering if he should sit next to her or not.  "Get them to look in the boats themselves, whoever struck Danny could have tossed it over the side of one and it's got mixed up with others."

Alec knew she was definitely wasted as a Torchwood agent.  Who was she, really?  She was no ordinary agent, that much was certain.  No, Rose Tyler was something else and he was a reminder of who she'd lost, yet she was still willing to work with him.

Ellie was wondering who really was in charge around here, the annoying DI she'd met on the beach or Rose Tyler.  As he closed the door when Rose got in, she was surprised he'd not got in the back with her.  Ellie went off to find Brian and see if Hardy was wrong Danny had met someone there but what was he doing up here if he wasn't?

Rose and Alec arrived at the Latimer house, Alec letting her out again as she didn't have the heart to tell him she was capable of getting out herself.  Mark opened the door, expecting to see their friend Ellie with the detective.  Mark invited them in and Alec stood for a moment.

"Mark, Beth, this is Rose Tyler, she's acting as a consultant on the case.  You can talk freely in front of her."

Beth was the one to speak.

"Seriously?  What's she doing here?" she asked Alec.

"It's okay Mrs Latimer, I'm just here to help the police, I work for another agency.  DI Hardy thought I would have a fresh look on the case."

"Well have you found anything yet?" Beth asked Alec.

"Beth, calm down," Mark told her.

"We are currently searching another two locations in connection with that happened to Danny, it's too early to say anything else yet but we are searching for the object that killed him," Alec told them as Rose took the spare chair and he sat on the arm, which didn't help Rose forget he wasn't the Doctor.

"What was he hit by?" Mark wanted to know.

"We believe it may have been a boat oar.  The location where we think he was killed, he could have been chased into it and he was hiding.  He could then have been trying to run away and he was struck.  We don't know at this time if it was unintentional or not."

"You mean the boatyard?" Beth's mother asked.

"Possibly," was all Alec would admit.

"Then how did he get to the harbour?" Beth wanted to know.

"He was transported by boat," Alec replied, thinking he could thank Rose for that.  "Do you own a boat Mark?"

"What?  Yeah, I have a boat, in the harbour.  What's that got to do with what happened?"  

"We'll need to see it, to exclude it from the investigation," Alec replied, Rose thinking the head CSU would thank him for that at the weekend.  "Mark, may I have a word outside?"

As they left, Beth turned to Rose.

"What are you really doing here?"

"Mum, she's trying to help, aren't you?" Chloe asked Rose.  "I read about her Mum, she's in some organisation called Torchwood."

"I've heard of that," Beth's mother agreed.  "Doesn't it have something to do with aliens?" 

"Great, that's all we need, someone who chases aliens," Beth replied.

"That's not all we do Mrs Latimer.  We have a lot of different programs in research and helping other agencies.  I have a brother just a bit younger than Danny.  I'll give you my number, if you want to talk?" Rose offered.

"Will it get back to the police?" Chloe asked her.

"No, I won't share without permission.  Have you got any questions?"

Alec was outside, asking Mark a few questions.

"Tell me again where you were the other night, Mark."

"I told you, I was out on a job," Mark replied, Alec thinking he looked tired but he had some room to talk.

"Don't lie to me Mark, you were seen on CCTV standing by a car up on Briar Cliff that night."

"Oh, so you were snooping on me then?" Mark huffed, seeing Beth standing at the kitchen window.

"We were just checking CCTV for any signs of Danny.  Well?" Alec asked him.

"I'm all confused, the days are getting all mixed into one," Mark replied, rubbing his face.  "What's Rose Tyler really doing here then?"

"She's trying to help and she's been most valuable so far.  Mark, this is only about where you were, is there something you don't want Beth to know about?" Alec asked him.

Just then, Alec's phone rang.  He frowned when the display said 'Miller' but who did he expect?  He'd not even got round to swapping numbers with Rose yet.  Why was he even working with Rose?  Somehow, it just seemed right, that she'd come from nowhere and was offering to help with the case.

"What?" he just answered, since he did that with everyone these days but maybe not when Rose got his number.

"Sir, CSU found two sets of fingerprints, one near the sink.  They belong to Mark Latimer."

"Interesting," Alec remarked, turning to see Mark was trying to look innocent.

"Sir, the other set we need to identify, they're not on our records," Ellie continued.  "They could belong to the owner or the cleaner," she suggested.

"Then we need to eliminate them and get more fingerprint samples, make a start.  Miller, Danny had to be meeting someone he knew so no-one gets out of it, I will ask his parents who he was likely to be meeting.  We should get your boy, what's his name and your husband eliminated."

Ellie almost lost her temper.

"Are you serious Sir?  Do you want me to get the local vicar in as well?"

"Did Danny know him?" Alec asked her.  

He got no reply.

Rose touched his arm as she joined him, having got nothing out of the three women inside.

"She doesn't like that, does she?"

Alec raised his eyebrows, Rose wishing he wouldn't.

"She does not like me, full stop.  Just because she's a detective does not make her family exempt, we had to take fingerprints from Danny's family.  It's not easy Rose, it has to be done though, they may have been up there at some point."

"To ask him what he was doing in the car park?  You never mentioned it earlier."

"Yes, sorry, I neglected to say anything but at that stage, I had not asked you to get further involved.  You can back out Rose, I can get the driver to drop you at your hotel?"

"Alec, I'm in, I just have to clear it but I'll tag along, to observe.  Pete will let me anyway, let's say I'm doing it for my little brother?  If it's the same man from your last case, he has to be stopped.  Everything's pointing to it though, he's getting a taste for it."

"I know Rose.  Are you certain you want to get involved if it is him?" Alec asked her as he turned back to Mark.

Rose nodded.  "Let me talk to Mark."

"What are you really doing here Miss Tyler?" Mark asked her.

"It upset me, with having a younger brother and I thought I could maybe help, even if only in a small way.  I'm really sorry for your loss and I know what we'd go through if it was my little brother.  I grew up on my own, without a dad and when my mum met Pete Tyler, everything changed.  He lost his first wife so I do understand what it's like to lose someone."

"Thank you Miss Tyler, I think so far you're the only one that does understand," Mark replied, nodding at Alec.

"He's the best person for the job, despite what happened, it was just a technicality and this time around, well he's got me," Rose smiled.  

"DS Miller is our friend, we'd rather it was her who was in charge to be honest.  Do you two already know each other?" Mark wanted to know.

Why did everyone assume they did? Rose wondered.

"No, we only met earlier, I'd just arrived and went to say I was in town.  Mark, I'm a fully trained agent, I can help find out what happened to your son, you have to trust me and DI Hardy."

"Well, if you're working with him then?  I suppose I have to trust you.  Will you keep us informed?" Mark asked her.

Rose turned to Alec.

"They have a family liaison already but yes, I see no reason why not.  You never answered the question Mark, what were you doing up at the hut car park?"

Mark looked around at the kitchen window where Beth was looking out.

"Mum, come away from there," Chloe was trying to tell her.

"What do they want to speak to him for?" Beth replied.

"I expect it's important enough to ask him on his own," her mother told her.  "They may be checking where Mark was that night."

"He's already told them Mum, why don't they believe him?" Beth almost cried.

"Beth, it all has to be checked," her mother replied, looking at Chloe.

"Come and sit down Mum.  I read about Rose Tyler, she's not just the stepdaughter of the Vitex millionaire, she works for an agency.  Give her a chance."

"Well she has a nerve coming here," Beth replied, seeing Rose talking to Mark.

"What aren't you telling us?" Alec was asking Mark.  "There was no callout, was there?"

"I went out, for a drink with a friend," Mark finally admitted, his hands in his trouser pockets.

Rose studied people, out of habit and knew he was hiding something.

"Who did you meet?" Alec wanted to know.

"Ah, I can't remember," Mark replied.

Rose thought he had to be kidding.

"This was only a few nights ago," Alec reminded him.

"Everything's all mixed up," Mark claimed.

"Mark, it's important you remember," Rose told him.  "You may have seen someone on their way to meet Danny.  Alec, you have to tell him what we think happened."

"Rose, we don't normally go into such details," Alec replied.  "Well okay but Mark, this goes no further, not even to Beth.  We think Danny met someone, maybe down by the harbour, then he was taken up to the hut on Briar cliff and ran off.  We then think someone else was there, someone Danny recognised as should not be there and he was chased to the boatyard below and I'm sorry Mark but that person picked up a boat oar and Danny ran into it as it was either raised or swung."

"What?" Mark asked, trying to take it in.  "He ran from one person he knew and was chased by another?  That means both persons saw each other."

"Maybe not, if the second person was watching the hut and saw Danny come out with whoever took him up there," Rose replied, Alec thinking maybe she was wanting to take over after all?  "That person saw whoever took Danny up, yes but not the other way around.  Do ya know why Danny would be sneaking out to meet someone?"

"He has no grown-up friends, if that's what you mean," Mark replied.  "Maybe he and Tom sneaked up there?"

"Why would he go to the harbour to meet Tom?" Alec wanted to know, since he'd learned it was only across the field to the Miller house.

"Why would he go down there to meet an adult?" Rose asked him.

"This is getting too much," Mark complained.  "I met a mate, that's where I was that night."

"Does this mate have a name?" Alec asked him.

"I can't remember," Mark replied, Rose feeling sorry for him.

"Mark, I need you to come down to the station tomorrow morning and you had better have remembered who you met with," Alec told him.  "We found your fingerprints in the hut, can you explain that?"

"I mended a burst pipe up there, a week or so back.  I got an emergency call and picked up the keys from a woman in a caravan just down the coast."

Rose wondered how he could remember that and not who he'd met.  She knew as well as Alec did the man was hiding something.  They finally left, Alec offering to drop her at the hotel.

"There's nothing you can do at the station," Alec told her as he held the car door open.

"Yeah, I suppose not?  Will you be at the hotel for dinner?"

Alec thought he could try and make the effort or Miller would be feeding him fish and chips again.

"I will do my best to finish early.  Mark Latimer worries me though, if he won't account for where he was that night."

"Yeah, why's he doing that?  Want me to be there tomorrow?"

"No, it's fine, you came down for a rest.  I will see you tonight hopefully and we have something to talk about."

"Oh, ya mean about what that man said earlier?"

"Yes.  Was he right?" he asked her.

"We should talk later, I had another reason for coming down here."

"Are you contacting your agency?" Alec wanted to know.

"You need extra resources for two crime scenes?"

"Is that asking too much?" Alec asked as the car pulled up opposite the hotel, Alec having told the driver where to go.

"Well, we're always willing to help other agencies," Rose smiled as Alec got out to help her.

"I'm sure you are.  I will see you later?"

Rose went back to her room to call her stepfather, who would be surely mad at her for getting involved so soon.  Alec got back to the station to find a cross Ellie Miller.

"So, is Torchwood taking over?" she asked as she followed him into his office.

"Think about it Miller?  They can have a team here on Monday to work alongside our own CSU, I'm sure the chief will agree when I put it to her on Monday."

"Well I hope that means we can get finished at a decent time?"

"Have you spoken to your husband yet?  Oh and Mark Latimer will be here in the morning to tell us where he was that night."

"Seriously?" Ellie asked, already annoyed he'd called her husband and son into question.

"What's your problem Miller eh?  Just because I took Rose Tyler with me maybe?  She can be of immense value to us, she can keep that psychic away for a start, she knows how to deal with people like that and she has come up with several theories so far."

"Such as?" Ellie wanted to know, since he'd not told her any of them in great detail.

"That Danny ran away or walked away from one person to be confronted by another, someone who did not belong here and Danny recognised him.  Sit down," he gestured to her, thinking he must be going soft or was it because he'd just left Rose?

Ellie sat opposite with her arms folded.

"So, you really think it's the suspect from your last case?  Care to explain?" she asked.

"Rose and I both think for some reason, he came looking for me or followed me here.  He may think I know where his wife went after the trial collapsed.  She turned on him and wanted my help in return.  I set her up in a cottage just down the coast but I have had no contact with her.  If Lee Ashworth thinks I'm helping her, he's watching for me to lead him to her."

"What?  Why were you helping her?" Ellie wanted to know.

"To keep an eye on her if Ashworth came back.  They are both guilty Miller, if that evidence had not been lost they would have been locked up, then they may have admitted where the other cousin is.  They will make a mistake Miller and I think Ashworth already did, by Danny recognising him and Ashworth was not ready to come face to face with me."

Ellie couldn't believe what she was hearing.

"You dragged your old case into this?" she asked him, just to make sure.

"Ashworth got himself into it Miller, if he was up near the hut, he saw who Danny was with.  Had they not been there, Danny would still be alive so the person who took him up there is just as responsible for his death.  Ashworth may have been seen by Danny and they talked, Danny recognised him and ran off, to hide in the boatyard," Alec continued.

"You think Ashworth picked up an oar and swung it at Danny?" Ellie asked.

"Rose and I think it could have been accidental, he could have been swinging it when he couldn't find Danny, who came running around the corner of a boat and collided with it."

Ellie shuffled in her chair.

"So Ashworth threw the oar into a boat, then he put Danny in a smaller boat and took him to where he was found?  That's a bit far-fetched, didn't you find that girl in the river three days after she disappeared?"

Alec didn't want to be reminded of that.

"The weather was bad, it had been raining, heavily.  We think he was trying to put us off by leaving Danny where he would be found.  He could have put him in one of the boats, he wouldn't have been found for days.  We still need to find who Danny went up there with, they could have seen Ashworth, so could Mark Latimer.  If Ashworth was camping out for the night up there, someone may have seen a bike, Rose was looking for tracks but they could have been covered."

Just then, Ellie's phone rang.

"Right, I'll let him know," Ellie told the caller.  "Sir, they found an oar with blood on it, it's going for testing.  If Ashworth's so clever, won't he have wiped his prints off it?"

"Yes but we found a rag at the top of the path, which will have his DNA on it.  All we have to do is place Ashworth near the hut and we have him," Alec replied, thinking this was going to be easier than he thought.

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7
Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20


Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

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