Grevil is on the phone with his father and the old man says that the Gray Wolf has prowling around often. Grevil says that he takes responsibility and that he is trying to protect the family’s honor. The old man speaks cryptically and tells Grevil not to take his eyes off of his sister before hanging up on him. Grevil calls himself a paper tiger and speaks the name of Jacqueline.
The lady in question is currently trying to flag down a carriage. Her maid, Marion, hurrying to catch up to her mistress, collides with a man and falls down, dropping her case. She picks up the case and apologizing to the man, rushes to the waiting carriage. The man picks up his case which is an exact replica and continues on his way.
At the academy, Kujo learns that the library has a visitor. Cecile says that a lady came to donate some books and insisted on a tour. Kujo is to be her tour guide, but upon meeting her, he sees that it is Jacqueline. She runs to him and plays with his face again, surprised that he is a student there.
When Kujo told Victorique the details of his last adventure, she told him that Grevil had been in live with Jacqueline since they were children, but Jacqueline is unaware of this fact. Victorique goes on to tell Kujo that Jacqueline is also the cause of Grevil’s ridiculous hairstyle. Kujo remembers that Grevil had told him that the hairstyle was the price Victorique demanded to help him solve a case once and finds out now that the two are connected.
As he gives Jacqueline and Marion a tour of the grounds, he thinks Jacqueline is a bit on the odd side. Jacqueline asks Kujo about Grevil and says she intends to pay him a surprise visit while she’s there. The maid says that she doesn’t like Grevil and lists his faults, but Jacqueline says that a long time ago, he was completely different. She also says that she keeps asking him why he wears his hair that way, but he refuses to answer her. However, he is now a famous inspector and she is very proud of him.
As Jacqueline and her maid marvel at the beautiful garden, Kujo realizes that she doesn’t know the truth. He looks up at the library tower and says – “Who would believe that the genuine brilliant detective is up there?” I know he feels bad that Victorique never gets any of the credit she deserves for solving the cases that are attributed to Grevil.
Victorique is sitting in her usual place and hears a noise. Thinking it’s Kujo, she complains that he disturbs her peace, but then she hears a woman’s voice. Jacqueline’s maid urges her to hurry or she won’t have time to visit Grevil. But Jacqueline is enchanted by the “famous” library and Kujo asks her why it’s famous. She tells him that at the time the academy was founded, the king built a refuge where he could meet with his lover. That refuge was the botanical garden on the top floor.
Jacqueline simply must see the garden and runs for the stairs with her maid and Kujo chasing after her. Victorique heads for her hiding place – the cabinet – but hesitates when she hears Kujo’s voice. She hears him warn Jacqueline that there is a “golden monster” at the top of the tower that will eat her. This makes Victorique angry and she decides to play along. She sits near her cabinet and becomes a doll.
Jacqueline arrives at the top of the staircase and looks around for the monster. Upon seeing the doll, she runs over to examine it. She picks it up, exclaiming over its beauty and swearing it could be alive. She hugs the doll and judging by her reaction, I think that is the first time anyone has ever hugged Victorique. Jacqueline then notices that the doll is warm. Victorique confirms that she is alive and Jacqueline throws Victorique from her and screams.
Kujo and Marion arrive to find her comforting Victorique. Jacqueline introduces herself to Victorique and Victorique almost lets it slip that she knows her. Then Kujo almost tells her that Victorique is Grevil’s sister until Victorique hisses at him. Victorique asks what they are all doing there and Marion starts to open the case, saying that they’ve come to donate some books. However, once the case is opened, it is shown to contain cosmetics and Jacqueline wonders if the case was switched.
At the police station, Grevil interrupts a man arguing with an officer, saying that his merchandise case must be found. The officer explains what happened and Grevil sees the crest on the case, recognizing it immediately. He calls the Superintendent who tells him that Jacqueline is indeed there to donate some books to the academy and is surprised that she hasn’t gone to see Grevil.
Marion is apologizing profusely to her mistress and Jacqueline tells her not to worry. Instead she tells her to admire the beautiful painting on the ceiling. Kujo asks Victorique if she is angry and suddenly Jacqueline walks over to her and calls her “Q-chan” which surprises Victorique. Jacqueline explains that was the name of a pet chipmunk that she had long ago and Victorique just reminded her of her pet. Victorique starts to tell her that she feels insulted by the comparison, but then seems distracted by something else.
Jacqueline says it was several years ago, when she first began discussing marriage with her current husband that Q-chan died from an illness and she became a suspect in a murder case. Kujo asks who the victim was and receives a dirty look from Victorique. Jacqueline says that it was the veterinarian that had treated Q-chan. He had died from a stab wound to the chest, but before he expired, he managed to write the letter “q” with his own blood. Jacqueline says that weird things also happened at the man’s funeral in the form of strange letters appearing on the arm of his wife. It was said to be a message from the dead man, accusing Jacqueline of murder. Victorique says some things and Jacqueline tells her that she’s well informed.
A carriage races to the academy. Grevil is the passenger and he holds the case with the books. He gazes at the crest on the case and experiences a memory of Jacqueline. This is the first time I’ve seen Grevil with his hair down and he looks like a completely different person! He and Jacqueline are sitting in a restaurant and she is making faces at him, telling him to smile. He knows her so well and sees that she is acting silly to hide her depression over the murder case. They discuss it a little bit and Jacqueline says that she will turn down the marriage proposal she has just received from di Signore. Although she likes the man, she doesn’t want to cause him any trouble.
Grevil arrives at the academy and exits the carriage, damning the Gray Wolf. He swears if she’s told Jacqueline anything that she shouldn’t, he will make her pay. Meanwhile, Jacqueline says that people treated her like a criminal, saying that she must have killed the vet for letting her pet die. But the maid says that soon after, the real criminal confessed and her mistress was cleared of all suspicion, allowing her marriage to proceed. Jacqueline muses that it was about that same time that Grevil started wearing that silly hairstyle.
Jacqueline starts to give more details about the case, but her maid reminds her of the time. Jacqueline apologizes and says she wants to visit Grevil, so she promises to finish her story the next time. She says it was nice to meet both Kujo and Victorique and putting on her hat, runs down the stairs with Marion trailing after her. Kujo says she’s like a tempest and Victorique has nothing to say. Kujo would like her to finish the story, but Victorique says it isn’t even worthy of Chaos. She tells him that the murderer was the victim’s wife, Paula.
Jacqueline is still running around the grounds as Grevil stomps towards the library. As she eats chocolates, Victorique tells Kujo that Paula wrote the letters on her arm herself. She wanted to frame Jacqueline for the crime and got the idea from the fact that her husband wrote the letter “q” when he died and that many associated the “q” with Q-chan. Kujo says that Victorique doesn’t have to look so disgusted at the cute name. She suddenly falls back to the floor and reenacts how the vet must have written the letter before he died. With a chocolate stained finger, Victorique writes a letter and says that it would come out backwards when written like that. Therefore the vet did not write a “q”, but a “p” for his wife, Paula.
Victorique told Grevil this at the time and he confronted Paula on the phone and demanded that she turn herself in or he threatened that he would go to the police himself. Kujo is all happy that Grevil aided the woman he loved, but Victorique reminds him that she solved the case and that Kujo should stop “looking like a dreamy-eyed young girl”. Kujo tells Victorique that the price of the hairstyle was rather mean of her but she protests that it was reasonable.
The elevator arrives with Grevil and he demands to know where Jacqueline is. He seems sad to have missed her. Meanwhile, the Superintendent is going over the old case because something about it has always bothered him. It is said that Paula came forward to confess because guilt compelled her. But the Superintendent can’t help but feel that there was another reason – that someone else may have helped close the case.
Back at the police station, the man is still yelling to have his case found and returned to him. Jacqueline arrives, asking for Grevil and Marion and the man recognize one another. Grevil hands Kujo the gift of Jacqueline’s books and tells him to give them to the librarian. Yet Kujo still questions his presence and Victorique makes an observation that causes Grevil to defend Jacqueline. Grevil asks to be alone with Victorique and tells Kujo that he may use the elevator just this once. He turns to look at Victorique and she nods, so a disappointed Kujo leaves them.
Grevil compliments Victorique’s intelligence and admits he is lacking in that area, but then he tells her that she doesn’t have a heart – just like her dream! He reminds her of the time she helped him. She had questioned Grevil why he wanted her to solve the case and he said it was because he loved Jacqueline. Victorique questions what love is – probably because raised the way she was, she never experienced any. I don’t know why Grevil couldn’t understand that. Anyway the price she asked of him was the hairstyle. But he tells her now that she should have asked that he stop loving Jacqueline. Grevil says that any other human would have demanded that price but a Gray Wolf like her… and this is where she cuts him off, telling him repeatedly to “shut up”.
Grevil walks away and as soon as she hears the elevator, Victorique lets her tears fall. She says that Grevil is wrong and that she isn’t like that anymore. She says she’s different now. Kujo is outside, hoping Grevil and his sister are all right. Grevil comes out and tells Kujo to go back – that the Gray Wolf is waiting for him. Kujo runs inside.
Marion is saying that it’s a pity that she didn’t get to see Grevil after all. They are on a train and Jacqueline says that Grevil “used to be an extremely striking man”. She shares some fond memories with Marion and says she treasures them, but wonders if she’ll ever see Grevil again. Grevil later receives a note from her, thanking him for taking her donation to the academy. She says that she can always count on her “old friend” and I think that amuses Grevil. It looks like he will always love her.