20/20 Investigations, Inc…Country Estate, Chapter 4.

How could this happen? Does she walk in her sleep? But still, those squeaky hinges would have awakened the cats. Meow!=I find something, says Mr. Cat. He is on the floor by my feet. He brings a small bottle up for me to look at and I notice a needle on the floor and a piece of paper. Mr. Cat gets the paper for me too. I look at the paper, a note in Jessica’s handwriting. “I just couldn’t take it anymore Steve, first the hotel, and now here, it’s just too much. I’m sorry Steve, I love you.” There was more but I couldn’t read it just now. I look at the bottle, if she injected herself with this, she’s dead without getting her to the hospital and that’s nearly 3 hours from here. We have no way to communicate, no vehicle and we heard on the radio last night that the bridge we had crossed earlier had fallen down. It’s a small bridge and the police had said it was suspicious. The police had called Jessica to warn her about the bridge as well.

My new friend, Scramble.

Could that be related to what is happening here? That bridge is an hour away from here, we are at the end of the road and there are no other houses on this side of the bridge. None of this makes sense, especially Jessica killing herself, not after the way she was talking last night. And yet, the evidence is right before me. Looking at the note again, it says to take her car and leave quickly. No chance of that now. It also says to take the money in the top dresser drawer. I’ll check on that later. There’s only one thing that might help Jessica. I tell Muffin to take her little pouch from her backpack and go to the bathroom and take all the medicine and bring it to me. Meow!=Okay, Mr. Cat, you help me! Off they run quickly. She uses that little leather pouch to carry things we might find in our investigations. I only hope Jessica has that medicine we need or there is nothing I can do to save her life.

The river shore on a cloudy day.

Mr. Cat comes running with the pouch and empties in on the bed. Meow=I go for more. She certainly has a lot of different medicines, but nothing here that will help. I check the drawer in the bedside table, empty. It seems like an hour has passed, it’s only been a few minutes. Muffin comes back with the last of the medicine. Meow, meow=Mr. Cat go look in other bathroom. Go with him Muffin, I want you two to stick together all the time. Meow!=Okay! And off she runs. There is nothing in all this that will help and time is running out. The cats come running back with one bottle. That’s it! But I need a clean needle. I quickly grab the needle on the floor and go to the bathroom, that will work to clean the needle, peroxide, not the best, but it will work anyway.

More of the river shore.

But how much of this medicine should I use? I took a course in these things, thought it might be helpful, but if I don’t use the right amount…I need to work fast so I just have to guess and give it to her. Now we wait. I keep on with the CPR, soon there is a weak pulse and heartbeat. She just might make it now. After awhile everything seems normal with her heart, good pulse, but she’s not waking up. I leave the cats with Jessica and go out to the living room to think. It must be Anna and Dave that are behind this, but why? What did they find out about this house that would cause them to turn on a good friend? And if they want us to leave, why did they make it impossible to leave? I go to the kitchen to make some coffee. It’s a nice large old style kitchen, gives a nice comfortable feeling. I just get in through the doorway and…

To be continued.

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

25 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc…Country Estate, Chapter 4.

    • Perfect! Thanks for reading!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

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  1. Something is fishy ! Mr Cat might be in cahoots with whoever is behind this strange event ! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Ίβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ€”β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • Hmm, that’s 2 suggesting Mr. Cat. But Muffin is watching him every minute. Though I’m not sure Mr. Cat could give a needle to Jessica. So that seems to clear him. We’ll find out more next time! Stay tuned!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘


  2. Ahhhhhhh, don’t worry, I’ve not fallen, just you stopped all of a sudden πŸ™„. Way to go Steve, fantastic writing. So coming to our thoughts, did you check her hand writing? Is this really Jessica’s? And we will get to know more when Jessica wakes up. And what happened in the kitchen πŸ€” did you ran out of coffee powder 🀨🧐 what is this house have to do with Dave πŸ€” Lot od mystery to solve, I’m sure you’ll reveal in coming chapters!! Well done Steveβœ¨πŸ€—

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    • I had no choice, I had to stop or it would be too long.πŸ™ƒ I’m trying to keep each chapter a certain length. hehehe.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή I don’t think it’s her handwriting, but maybe it is. Will I ever know?πŸ€” Will Jessica survive?😬 What did I just see?😳 Was Dave standing there with a gun pointed at me?😲 Was Jessica standing there with a gun pointed at me?😳😳 What is going on here?πŸ€”πŸ™„ So much for a nice easy case.πŸ™„πŸ€ͺ Thanks for reading Simon, enjoy your evening!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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      • I get it, you always maintain a certain story length πŸ‘πŸ˜‰ the brilliant writer ofcourse have their special strategy 😊 you don’t think πŸ€” okay then whose handwriting is then πŸ˜’ so is that Dave standing in kitchen 😳 or is it nothing, do surprise us β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ€— Have a wonderful day Steve πŸ˜πŸ€—

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      • Maybe all I saw was the cats sitting there eating the leftover pie!😳😳 hehe!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή Now that would be a nice twist! Maybe there’s a bomb sitting on the kitchen table.😲😲 Maybe the back door is open.😬 Maybe I’m going crazy!πŸ€ͺ😡

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      • Ha ha ha maybe πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so many maybe 😜 you are too good at distracting us😁

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  3. Oh my…I’m glad you managed to keep her alive! I’m not so sure about that note though…πŸ€” something is not quite rightπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ 😊

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    • There is something odd for sure,😳 just can’t figure out what it is.πŸ€” But we’ll find out more soon!😁 Have a great evening Ribana!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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    • Yep, that’s Muffin’s department. She’s good at her job, even if Mr. Cat is handsome.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜»πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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  4. Mr. Cat you bad bad cat! But you know what they say… good girls want bad boys and Muffin is a good girl (with a sassy side) πŸ˜„
    This chapter filled me with adrenaline rush

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    • I must be doing something right then if you can get an adrenaline rush!😁 Mr. Cat is nice, really, just have to get to know him!😺😸😻

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