20/20 Investigations, Inc…Country Estate, Chapter 5.

As I entered the kitchen, there was a woman hanging by her hands from a large hook in the ceiling! I get her down quickly but it’s too late. She was obviously dead when someone hung her on that hook. I could tell it was Anna, Jessica has a picture of Anna and Dave in the living room. I decide to take her body to the bedroom at the end of the hall. I really don’t know what else to do right now. It’s amazing, we have only been here a little over 24 hours and a lot has happened already. But what is going on here? I thought Anna and Dave had found something of value and wanted to scare Jessica away. But Anna is now dead, so that destroys that theory. Except, what about Dave? Perhaps he wants to keep everything for himself. But what is this “everything”? And if he wanted Jessica to leave, why did he make it impossible to leave?

Mourning cloak butterfly.

Unless…maybe the whole purpose is to kill Jessica, and he wants to do it slowly, scaring her along the way. But why? What does he have against Jessica? Apparently they were all good friends and they had met after Anna and Dave got married. So they really haven’t known each other that long. Maybe I better stick with my first idea. I call the cats and take them with me to show them what happened to Anna. Poor Mr. Cat, he didn’t like to see that. He said his human and Anna had been good friends since they were kids and his human didn’t really like Dave, though Mr. Cat didn’t know why.

Male ruby-throated hummingbird.

I take them outside into the yard after checking Jessica again, still no change there. Perhaps I didn’t give her enough of that other drug? But I’m too afraid to give her more. Once outside I motion to them to stay quiet and I take Mr. Cat’s collar off. Sure enough, it’s bugged. I cover it and let them know it has a bug. Meow?=What kind of bug, it’s good to eat? Meow, meow.=Not that kind of bug, says Muffin, kind people can use to listen to us. Meow!=Wow, never knew about that kind of bug! Meow, meow.=That PI stuff, you learn soon, says Muffin. Well, you won’t be wearing this anymore Mr. Cat, where did you get it? Meow.=Anna and Dave give to me when I come here. They supposed to look after me.

Male mallard duck taking a nap on a rock in the river.

Hmm, so Anna and Dave have been planning this for a while, or at least Dave has been. But that would have been after they found out something about this place. I know Jessica says there is no cellar under the house, but…Meow?=What is cellar? Meow, meow.=Cellar is little room under houses. Meow.=There is one of those here, I find way in one time while out exploring. Meow, meow?=Where it is? Show us quick! Meow.=Okay. And he took us around to the back to what looked like a gopher hole in the ground. Meow.=It is lid, said Mr. Cat. I put my hand in the hole and lift up the door. Interesting, and I closed it again. I need my backpack and flashlight. Meow, meow.=We get ready too and help explore. No, not this time Muffin, I need you both to watch Jessica for me. Now here, I brought your backpacks out, let me get them on you.

What happened to Mr. Cat?

There, did you teach Mr. Cat how to use the slingshot yesterday? Meow, meow.=Yep, he pretty good, not good like me, but still good. Okay, that’s fine, now quickly go back in to Jessica. Mr. Cat was gone in a flash but I stopped Muffin. Watch Mr. Cat, Muffin, we don’t know much about him. Meow, meow.=I know, I not forget we PI’s, but I sure we can trust him. One more thing, here’s a note, I’ll tuck it in here. I put extra water and food in your backpack so you can get at it easy. Just in case something happens to me, you will need to go get the police from that town we drove through. It’s a long walk, but you have your new walking shoes. I was thinking, there must be a way from the house into the cellar, so I’m going to take a look around. Now, let’s go check on Jessica. Meow, meow!=Right! Mr. Cat is probably wondering what happened to us. We get into the bedroom…she’s gone! Meow, meow!=Mr. Cat!

To be continued.

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

44 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc…Country Estate, Chapter 5.

  1. Oh, my ! This took me by surprise Steve ! Poor Muffin ! She has a lot of responsibility…be careful ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ™€πŸ˜Ό

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    • Thanks Sharon! Happy to see you’re enjoying it!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘


  2. Steve, you pack much excitement into a few words. From the start of the chapter to the finish, you keep me in suspense. Am amazed with your strength in dealing with Jessica and then Anna. I will definitely have to come back for the next chapter.

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  3. That’s intriguing!! What happened to Mr
    Cat 😳 where is Jessica? Is she also hanging πŸ€” who is playing this silly game around the house, how about write a note and say “If you dare, come in front of me and fight like a man?” This is getting Interesting and hard to guess the purpose of their actions, Is there really a cellar? Then what is their under that? Jessica really called you to investigate or to make you as a criminal for the crime they did πŸ˜³πŸ€” ok, enough of thinking, you’ll confuse me with even more questions πŸ™„πŸ˜’ can you answer me any of these πŸ˜€πŸ˜

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    • All very good questions Simon. Maybe I was called to make me as the criminal. Can Jessica really be trusted? She was a friend of Jenny in the last case, maybe she is working for this same criminal organization and they want to get me for what I did?πŸ€”πŸ˜³πŸ€ͺ Maybe a gold mine was found under the house. Maybe just a buried treasure. Maybe there is a mad man just wanting to kill everyone.😲😲 Who is this Dave anyway?πŸ€” Why does Mr. Cat’s owner not trust Dave?😬 What happened to Mr. Cat?πŸ™€ Was he killed? Did he disappear too?😳 Why is there no coffee?😲 But I’m not giving up!😠 Not yet anyway.πŸ˜› Thanks for reading Simon! Have a great evening!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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      • I suspect the same, were you called only to make you as a criminal, πŸ€” Jessica is scary! I suspect the same πŸ™„πŸ€” that’s a lot of questions again to think in a different way, look at how many threads we can make to this content, this is What I like in your way of writing πŸ™‚πŸ˜‰. Have a great day πŸ€—

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      • So true. Was Mr. Cat being punished for removing his collar?πŸ€”πŸ˜¬ Maybe he is working for the bad guys here, maybe he knew about the bug and was just pretending he didn’t.πŸ™€ Maybe it’s something totally different that we are not thinking of yet!😳😳 Lots more to come!😁 Stay tuned. Don’t go away.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • You are shooting questions again πŸ€” let me note it down all and let you know in next chapter 😁😜

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      • That will be tomorrow, which is the day after tomorrow for you because it’s yesterday already and😲😲…are you trying to confuse me again?πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή On Friday. I think.πŸ€”πŸ˜³

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      • Ha ha ha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m trying, but you are smart enough though 🧐. I’ll wait for Friday, oh that’s tomorrow 😁 I’m excited for the next part 😍

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  4. Oh not again…Jessica is really imprevedibile also when she’s not conscious πŸ€ͺ And Mr Cat? Hmmm…πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Ί
    A lot of mystery in this story πŸ˜‰πŸ˜»

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    • Yes, can Jessica really be trusted?πŸ€” She was friends with Jenny in our last case, is she leading me into a trap?😬 Poor Mr. Cat, what happened to him?😳 So much more to come, stay tuned!😁😸 Thanks for reading Ribana, have a great evening!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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    • Glad you liked it Eshal! Have you got it figured out yet?πŸ€” Who is bad and who can be trusted?πŸ˜¬πŸ˜³πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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  5. Ah, the plot thickens. I think you and Muffin need to be extra careful! I mean who can you really trust at this point? πŸ˜Όβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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