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Ideomotor Effect

Chapter 2

House got far enough in the newspaper story to find out that the latest victim in the serial murders was named Phillip Dalca when Wilson insisted that he put the paper down. "Look, I know how much you want to solve the puzzle but we're talking about a killer now, not some random virus! You never know who might be listening!"

"All right, but I want to discuss these murders in more detail later," he grumbled. "I gotta make a phone call. I don't know what I want yet for dinner, but order me a drink, this won't take long." He pulled his cell phone out of his pocket and walked back out to the lobby of the restaurant. Cameron sighed and looked at Wilson, who shrugged his shoulders.

Dinner was much more pleasant after House came back to the table, and all three of them wound up enjoying the conversation and general catching up.

Several hours later that evening, they had gotten back to Cameron's place. "The first victim was a Bulgarian tourist named Benjamin Abadjiev, " she said. "He had had a flight Friday night into O'Hare and they lost his luggage, he was waiting to see if they'd find it when he went into the men's room and someone stabbed him. Anna Gouveia was arrested at the time for interfering with the TSA, claiming to have psychic ability and that there was danger that had nothing to do with terrorists, but she couldn't have been the killer because too many security personnel were around her and the bathroom was in a totally different part of the airport, so she just spent the night in jail for creating a nuisance. The clue that the authorities have been withholding from the general public is that someone wrote the phrase 'see how they run' at all the murder scenes. You guys have to be sure that that piece of information doesn't get out. I know it because I have a friend on the local police force and they want that clue kept hushed up to increase the chances of being able to catch the killer, and also to prevent copycat crimes. It was written on the bathroom wall.

"The second victim was a nun, Sister Charlotte Agnarsson, who was also stabbed very early Sunday morning on her way into one of the churches she works at. 'See how they run' was painted onto the church steps.

"The third victim was a little boy, Carlos Quintana, he was stabbed yesterday, Monday afternoon, while he was bent over tying his shoe across the street from his school. Anna Gouviea had been running around the school that morning and scaring the kids with more psychic bullshit till the teachers called the cops on her. Other than 'see how they run' being drawn in chalk on the sidewalk, no one can see any pattern in these victims."

"I can," said House somberly.


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    J cancelled on me.

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    Been watching lots of Father Ted, that show is so funny! FECK!

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    It was locked again and then it was unlocked again. My mail wasn't missing so I think the mail people are just fuckups.

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