20/20 Investigations, Inc…The Hotel, Chapter 13.

(For previous chapters and stories, go to my home page and look under 20/20 Investigations, Inc.)

Thank you for joining us again today, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this next chapter!

All I manage to see is Bill, Trish and, I guess, Trish’s boyfriend Roger, standing in the main room looking at me and laughing.  Then everything goes black….  They put me on the bed with Jessica and left.  Poor Muffin, she was trying so hard to wake us up, but without success.  She knew the danger we were in, Bill and Roger had started a fire on the third floor of the hotel!  Muffin even tried jumping on my stomach, but that didn’t work either.  Meow, meow?!=What I going to do?  Must work fast, not much time!  Off she goes to the kitchen and finds a towel hanging on a hook, but it’s too high for her to reach.  She gives a big jump and manages to grab it and pull it down with her.

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White-crowned sparrow, coming back soon.

Now she needs to get on the counter to get at the bucket with water.  It’s an easy jump for her, but not while holding the towel in her mouth.  By this time the top floor of the hotel was totally ablaze and it’s moving fast in that old wood building.  Muffin was also moving fast.  Since she couldn’t make the jump with the towel, she pushed a kitchen chair over to the counter, then she could jump onto the chair and then onto the counter, dragging the towel with her.  Then she reached up to the bucket of water and pushed the towel in.  Once the towel was wet, she dragged it out, then down onto the chair, then the floor, dragging that wet towel with her to the bedroom.  Since the towel was now heavy she had to walk backwards while dragging the towel.

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Harris’s sparrow, also coming back soon.

Finally in the bedroom, she had to crawl up onto the bed, still dragging this heavy wet towel.  Then she stood on my chest and dropped the towel on my face.  I opened my eyes slowly and smell the smoke.  Meow, meow!=Wake up! Hotel on fire, no time for sleep!  Fire!?  That got me awake quickly even though my head felt like it was hit with a hammer.  I couldn’t wake Jessica so I carried her out of the bedroom.  Meow, meow!=Not out front, ghosts out there!  So we went out the back door and I carried Jessica over to the sheds so she would be far from the hotel.  Meow, meow!  What?  You found something?  Okay, show me quick!  Muffin took me to the fireplace where she had hidden that second day we were here.  Meow, meow.=Shelf inside, with tin cans.  I reached up inside and sure enough, there was a deep shelf with 2 old tin cans, which were quite heavy.

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Junco, already back.

I pulled them out and then went and retrieved my backpack.  Chunks of burning boards were falling from the ceiling around us by this time.  Muffin and I ran back outside quickly, but a burning board had landed on my backpack setting it on fire.  Meow, meow!=You on fire!  I dropped my backpack and put out the fire.  Then I left it and the tin cans with Jessica.  I get Muffin all set and say to her, Ready to fight the ghosts Muffin?  Meow!=Let’s go!  All 3 were standing on the grass out front watching the hotel burn.  I guess they wanted to make sure it burned this time, and with us in it!

To be continued.

Steve and Muffin.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

22 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc…The Hotel, Chapter 13.

  1. Quite a lot of excitement! Do glad Muffin was there to wake you up. Fire is really dangerous and usually you have only seconds to get out of a burning building. Good that you all made it out of there in one piece. However, those pyromaniacs are still on the loose. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  2. Oh my ! That was close ! Muffin has demonstrated courage and injunuity …dogs are not the only ones who are smart !…she is an excellent watchdog , I mean watchcat !…looking forward to the next chapter ! ☕️☕️🙀😼🕵️‍♂️☕️☕️☕️

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    • Yes indeed, Muffin can figure things out, I trained her well for this PI duty! She learns amazingly fast! Glad you enjoyed this chapter and more to come!😃😺🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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    • Yes indeed, Muffin the super cat! She’s been well trained for this kind of work.😺😸🐱‍🏍
      Thanks for reading Eugenia, have a wonderful day!😁😸🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️🌞☕☕

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  3. Wow😊💐, Muffin is the heroine of this chapter. Well, you do have a strong head, after getting hit by a hammer, strong detective indeed😂😜. Muffin did a great job😊 so now we could think this way, they definitely not needed this hotel. But something underneath. Now who is doing this needs to find out. I suspect, bill’s cousin, I dont find Jessica guilty, or may be she is. Let’s find out in next chapter, Eagerly waiting Steve, Love the way you stopped the story.😊✨💐 Have a beautiful day!

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    • Hehe, it felt like a hammer, there’s a difference. It was the drug they had given me which knocked me out that made my head feel like I was hit with a hammer.
      Yep, Muffin is indeed the heroine of the story! I trained her well for every sort of situation and she’s the perfect partner, hard to see her, easy for her to hide until she is needed. And she can listen in to conversations, which we will see coming up….oops, forget I said that!
      Well, now we know for sure that Bill is alive and working with Trish and Roger.😾🙀😳 But what is going on?😲 What kind of secret do they know?😾🤔 You’re right, the hotel wasn’t important, or is it?🤔😛 Maybe this is the only way to find out the secret, by burning the hotel?🔥😳 I can’t wait to find out what is going on!😁😁🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️
      Thanks for reading Simon! You in bed yet?🤔😴😴

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      • Oops, I totally forgot that part, I’m sorry I’ve confused with hammer 😂😂😂 I’m in bed, was actually waiting for the usual notification 😜. Hope your morning is awesome ✨💐 Enjoy the day by staying inside, stay safe ✨💐

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      • It was heavy clouds and a little rain this morning, but the clouds are breaking up and it should be sunny this afternoon.🌞 So I will go for a walk🚶‍♂️ and sit outside with the chipmunks for a while.😃🐿🐿🐿😾
        Have a good night Simon! Try to get some sleep, it’s important!😁😸😴😴

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  4. Sure Steve, on my way. Wait 🤔 I’m in bed, or should I say on bed? Or is it the bed is on me 🙄😜 too much to think at night. I should sleep 😁🤓 Enjoy your time with Chipmunks ✨🤗 Good Night Steve 🥰

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    • Yep, Muffin figured it out or that would have been the end of us. And now she’s ready to fight those “ghosts”!😁😾👻 But can we?😳 What will happen?😬 What is going on anyway?🤔 All this and more coming up today.😁😸🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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