Fowl Play at H.I.V.E.

Artemis turns up at H.I.V.E., and with him he brings the butlers and the LEP. When Overlord, joined by Opal Koboi, attacks, humans and fairies alike must join to destroy this new threat. This story happens between The Overlord Protocol and Escape Velocity and The Opal Deception and The Lost Colony.


3. A Fowl at HIVE - 3 - Big red cross

Butler sat at the desk, occupied only moments ago by his principal, Artemis Fowl ii. He should have known that the motion sensor was just a red herring, only an amateur would make a rookie mistake like that, and, by the looks of the high-tech suit the abductor was wearing, she was no amateur.


What particularly bugged Butler was the way she, with his principal in her hands, had suddenly disappeared. He couldn't quite put his finger on it, but… AHA! If he was a cartoon character, a light bulb would have appeared above his head. Fairy magic caused the elves and such to disappear, or 'shield'. Was the LEP to blame?! He had every intention of getting to the bottom of this…





Foaly was sitting behind his desk, tin foil hat on, working out some bugs in his new program, when an urgent message came up on his screen, a human had mude a VERY suspicious call.

After hacking into the supposedly 'unhackable' human call recordings by MI5, it was child's play to discreetly monitor the human calls and make sure that fairy existence was not discovered. After a human evil genius, a Laura Brand, almost discovered them, he had 'suggested' that they check the records, and lo and behold! No more danger, and one evil child genius shipped off to goodness knows where.


The voice was distorted, but contained a huge list of flagged words. The mystery person could be writing their biography, for all he knew. Foaly called the nearest officer, which happened to be Holly Short:


"Holly! Just the recon officer I needed! Are you running hot?"


"Yep, just completed the ritual actually, and made a trip to Fowl Manor."


Foaly raised his eyebrows. "Fowl Manor, huh? Mixing with the evil mud men, I see."


Holly playfully punched his shoulder. "He's not that bad, not after the Opal incident. So, what did you need?"


"I've intercepted a suspicious call made from the irish countryside, made a few minutes ago. I need you to see what's going on."







Butler sat in the car, modified goggles on. Detecting a small flicker to the left, he stepped out of the car and immediately saw the LEP officer perched on a nearby tree, holding a gun at him, a Neutrino 2000, he noted.


Raising his hands in the universal symbol of peace, he said, "My name is D Butler, known associate of Artemis Fowl, instrumental in the stopping of Opal Koboi in her angry rampage. I'm here on a diplomatic mission. I desperately need to talk to your commander. I come in peace... if the feeling is mutual."


"Well, you came to the right place." replied the fairy, taking off it's - her - helmet to show a familiar face.


"Everybody needs my help today, for some reason." joked Holly. "Now what's the problem?"





"Here's the signal from the neck microphone, which hasn't been activated yet…"




"Well, can you see the MASSIVE RED CROSS? I think that's where he is."


Butler sighed. "Less of the sarcasm please..."


Holly frowned. "Wait a second, why has my reciever showed his tracker in the middle of nothing?"


"What do you mean, nothing?"


"As in, there is just a grey area."


"There is something suspicious going on here. I will get to the bottom of this!"

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