Are you all packed Muffin? Meow!=Yep, ready! Are you sure that you didn’t forget anything? Meow, meow.=I not the one that forget, you are. Um, well, sometimes I guess. Meow, meow.=You forget something every case. Meow.=Let me check. Fine, take a look, everything is there. Meow, meow.=You forget flashlight, batteries, gun, matches. Okay, one or two items. But I don’t need a gun this time, our client will be providing one. Meow?=Who is client? I still don’t know, everything is being handled by the person’s lawyer. But whoever it is paid for our trip, accommodations and our pay in full. Plus we get payed again after the case is solved. That’s not bad Muffin. Meow, meow?=You put money into bank? Yes, I did, don’t worry, and here’s the flashlights and batteries. Meow?=Special tool? Oops, don’t want to forget that one.
Meow, meow?=You know where we going yet? Yes, it’s a big old stone house in England. Meow, meow?!=Old house? That mean ghosts, forget it, we unpack. Muffin, there are no ghosts, this is just a simple case. Meow, meow?=If simple case, why they be so generous with money? I don’t know, the client was just eager to have someone trustworthy and we came highly recommended. Meow, meow?=Who would recommend us? Very funny Muffin. Meow, meow?=We call Jessica, invite her to come with us? No Muffin, we talked about this before. I need you to keep a clear head on this case, right? Meow!=Yep, all set! Besides, she’s not a PI, she wouldn’t like it, this could be dangerous. Meow, meow.=You said this was simple case, not dangerous one.
We’re not calling her anyway. And stop sighing so much, we haven’t even left yet. It was a bit of a problem at the airport again, trying to get Muffin on the plane. Why don’t people learn? That guy never should have said, “you want to bring that thing on the plane?” I bet his scream could be heard all over the airport. Because of that Muffin has to stay in her cage, but does get her own seat beside me. Once the plane is high over the ocean I look over and Muffin is looking out the window. Didn’t take her long to open the door on that cage. The flight attendant was very nice and told us she wouldn’t say anything about Muffin as long as she behaved. We both promised she would.
I begin thinking about his case, I must admit it’s a bit odd. I don’t even know what the case is, I don’t know who we are working for. I do know the lawyer said there is an element of danger, but what does that mean? Normally I wouldn’t accept such a blind case, I like to have things laid out clearly from the start. But, the money was kind of handy right now, it’s been 2 months since our last case. We need to eat, and the rent was due. Sigh. Muffin seems to be okay with it though, so that’s good. Hope I didn’t forget anything. Muffin did go through my suitcase and backpack quite thoroughly. What a mess, I had to repack everything. Sigh.
Now where did Muffin go, she’s going to get us in trouble. Finally she comes back with a wallet. Great, now what? Meow, meow=Look in wallet, man put paper in there. I take a look. Hmm, it’s a note, “JR must be stopped quickly, use any means you want.” Then there was 2 addresses, so I copied them down, not really sure why, part of the profession I guess. Oh well, Muffin takes the wallet back and returns quickly. We still have a few hours, it’s dark, time to get some sleep. But how can I sleep when I keep thinking….
To be continued.
Steve and Muffin.
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