Artemis was bored. His brother Beckett had somehow managed to crash all the computers in Fowl Manor, his parents had gone to the spa in Blackrock , Butler was making lunch and Juliet had gone to collect his brothers who were at school at the moment which was just as well because he felt like strangling Beckett at the moment! He was dreading them coming home. This was the first time Artemis had ever felt bored, it was strange, normally his head was whirling with inventions, schemes and whatever else geniuses have in their brains. For the first time in his life Artemis felt ordinary.
“Well”, he reasoned, “I might as well do what ordinary people do in their free time, but then again what do they do? I will have to ask Holly.”
Meanwhile Captain Holly Short was walking home in a very good mood. There hadn’t been any alerts so she had finished all her paperwork and Trouble was off ill today so he hadn’t given her any more which meant she could go home early! Holly was delighted. She really needed relaxation time and her V-Box game console was the perfect thing. Suddenly her phone rang, she checked the screen, It was Artemis, what did the Mud Boy want now? She pressed the accept button.
“Hello” came Artemis’s voice.
“Hi” replied Holly “What do you want?”
“To know whether you are free to come to Fowl Manor”
“What?” Holly was dumbstruck “A friendly visit?”
“Yes, the first time. Not a ‘we need to save the world’ visit.
“Ok I will be there soon”
“Great, see you then”
Artemis hung up. Holly turned back to Police Plaza and the Ops Booth, Foaly should be able to get her on a shuttle soon.