“Power of attorney,” says Inspector Dracula, in the car.
“Lucy emancipated at sixteen,” says Mina shortly. “Her family is… well, put simply, I’m the only one she trusts. And I am the only one who’d go this far to find her.”
“I doubt that, but let us not needlessly multiply entities. You have added new strands to the web, new vertices; I must consider…” He frowns to himself, then sighs. “Forgive me. I forget the lateness of the hour. We will take you home.”
“No more urgent matters tonight?”
“No,” he says, “the men ransacking your apartment will have finished now.”