20/20 Investigations, Inc. Kidnapped! Chapter 5.

I decided to convince the girls to go back home and just call the police if they see anything suspicious. Off they go, though they were quite hesitant to leave, especially Sofia. Right now I really don’t trust Sofia, she is much too calm about all of this. She could easily be mixed up with whoever kidnapped Katharina. The night passed quietly which was nice, always good to sleep well on a case, makes it much easier to think clearly. In the morning while we were eating breakfast there is a knock at the door. The cats take up their position in the living room while I answer the door. I just got the door open and Karin came rushing in, obviously quite scared. I’m sorry Steve, but when I woke up this morning there was a couple men in a car outside my flat. One of them was Karl’s driver!

Yep, good night sleep, dreaming about Muffin.

His name is Wilhelm, but Karl always calls him Willie. I have always been scared of that man, there’s just something about him, he looks cruel. Then I noticed a camera in the corner of my bedroom, which wasn’t there before! I had to get out of there and I didn’t know what to do, I was scared Steve! So I came over here, can I please stay with you and the cats? Maybe I can help you out somehow. Besides German I can also speak Italian and French fluently. Hmm, that could be very helpful indeed, I said, especially since all I can speak is English. Meow, meow.=You should learn more languages since we in Europe a lot. Yes, I agree, but learning a different language just doesn’t come easy for me. Karin hadn’t eaten breakfast yet and there was still more pancakes left even after the 3 of us had eaten.

Me have good sleep, dreaming about Mr. Cat.

I never had pancakes before, said Karin, they are delicious! While she was eating I took the cats aside and asked what they thought about Karin and Sofia. Meow, meow.=Mr. Cat and me talk about them already, tell what we think Mr. Cat. Meow.=Sofia human we not like, but Karin human seem okay to us. Meow, meow.=Right, so we say let her stay with us, we help each other. Meow.=That right. Okay, I agree with you, so she gets to stay. Okay Karin, it’s unanimous, we would like you to stay with us. Thank you all of you. She picked up each cat and gave them a hug and a kiss, then she gave me a hug and a kiss. I promise, I will try not to be in your way. I’m sure you won’t be any problem, but likely a very big help. Now, we need to figure out what those people took yesterday and why.

Sofia and I noticed right away, it was Katharina’s music box. She always would play that thing whenever we came to visit her. She would say it was the key to her big secret, but she never told us about the secret. But that was not her only music box, she also had one in her bedroom. We all went in the bedroom and sure enough that music box was gone too. That’s not good, now the kidnappers are ahead of us about something. Maybe not, let’s go back to the living room. There were shelves lining one of the walls and most had books on them. Karin went over and, here it is, she said. It was a book titled, “The Private Key”. That’s a big book to read, I commented. Before Karin had a chance to say anything I motioned for her to stay quiet and we all went to my bedroom.

A nice day at the river.

I know there are no bugs or cameras in here I said, now, what about the book? It’s not a book, said Karin, it’s another music box. The last couple weeks before Katharina disappeared she was very nervous, totally unlike her. One day when I was out here visiting alone with Katharina she confided in me that she was afraid something might happen to her and if anything did then the answer lay within this music box. She opened the lid and it played some nice music, then at the end was a recording that said, “The key is hiding in full view, look out the window, you’ll see it too, follow directions, it’s easy for you, but please don’t forget me when you do”. That was all of it. Well, it must mean the living room window so let’s go. We all looked out the window but couldn’t see anything that might help us. Meow!=Look here, keys! Mr. Cat was right, hanging in full view on the lamp by the window were decorative keys, all except one which was a real key. But what about directions?

To be continued.

©2020 Steve McLeod.

34 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. Kidnapped! Chapter 5.

  1. Looks like trouble ahead ! Better check your room again ! And all your items which you brought with you ! ☕️☕️ 🕵️‍♂️😼😼‼️

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    • We keep up with checking but so far have never found anything, possibly because they are not worried about us, after all, we’re just “amateurs”! That gives us an advantage.😁😺😺🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️

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  2. If you want to know if to trust or not to trust someone ask the cats! You can always trust them 😻😻
    This is so mysterious! I like the key! 🕵️‍♂️ 😻😻

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    • Yes, the cats are never wrong. I hope anyway. What will we find with that key? Providing we can stay ahead of the kidnappers and that might not be easy!😳🕵️‍♂️😺😺

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  3. Wow, Steve, You are an expert, do you know that? This is so awesome, I love the way story turns out now. Well done, Well I suspect Sofia too, Good for Katharina she left a key, but what for ? 🤔 Is there a secret basement😳 again 🙄. Karl’s driver is definitely a suspect or he is following Karl’s instruction, can’t be sure at this point of time, Good thing is got a key, next has to be the discovery of what lies behind the key and the way out. You are doing awesome Steve ✨😊👌🥳🤗

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    • Yes, what is the key for?🤔 And how do we find out?😳 She left directions, sort of, but how do we follow without being followed?🙄 Yep, Karl’s driver is a definite suspect, maybe Karl, maybe Sofia, maybe Hannah.😁 Maybe Karl’s driver is working for someone else, or maybe he’s the boss.🤔😳 But how do we get away?😬 I have a plan,💡 but will it work?🤔 Find out next time! Thanks Simon!😃🕵️‍♂️😺😺

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      • Why is it Hannah ? can she be a suspect too 😳 so far no clues says she is, but may be, sometime innocents are the real bad one. let’s see,,(•‿•) Can’t wait to see your next surprising chapter (✷‿✷)😉😸

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      • In these cases, everyone is a suspect until proven innocent! Even Karin who is with me is still a suspect. Can I trust her? Maybe, or maybe not. That “key” could be the “key” to this kidnapping. Or not. We’ll have to wait and see!🕵️‍♂️😺😺🔓🔑

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      • Yes, maybe the key to heaven of coffee 😍😜 I wanted to ask this, how many of your friends or neighbours from your place does blogging 🤔😉 Out of curiosity . None of my family members or friends follows my blog 😳🙄😂.They dont know what blogging means..😅

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      • I only have one friend here that follows my blog.🙄😄 I do have some family that follows along regularly,😀 but they don’t live around here. None are actual bloggers though.😁😺

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      • 😂😂 Looks like most bloggers go through same support 😹 “No Support” 😜😂. It’s funny actually, I tried so hard to share a post except 3 people none have read it 😅. Reality is so fun to experience…😹😂

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      • Most people I know just look at me like I’m crazy wanting to blog all the time.😁😂🤪 And they won’t read my blog for anything.🙄😜 They just say blogs are too boring.😂😹

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      • 😂😂 I still remember people say, I have downloaded your book, I have liked your post and none have read it 😜. And they said it to me too😉. I’m glad they are very frank. All of them have a common reason “Reading is boring” 😂

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      • Yes, most people I talk to say that, “reading is boring”.😴😂😹 That’s the way it is today, people just don’t want to read.😕😜 Makes me wonder if I should take the time to write a book, will people read it?🤔🙄🤪

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      • I would say this to my other blogger friends, I will say this to you too. This is our passion, and we should not care about anything to do it and we should not expect revenue from it, until unless we badly needs it 😉. Give away your books for free or for minimal amount. Feel free to ignore, My suggestion is give away your blog writings as a book for free, until it reaches summer good numbers and review, when it goes well, launch your novel for a good price. Don’t invest anything, so anything that comes from that is a revenue for you 😉👍

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      • I agree, it’s our passion!😁 Certainly not in it for the money,🙃 I’d starve!😂😹 I’m not so sure Muffin agrees though,😾 after all she wants to buy that new super duper whooper 3 story high play structure!😻😻😸😸 I think we might have to raise the ceiling a bit though.🙄 Maybe I could ask for donations. Hmm…🤔😂😹

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  4. Sofia is too calm and I think she’s trouble. It’s a good thing you can trust the cats because who else is reliable. And the key – hmmm. 😬☕️☕️🍟 🍕🐈🐈🔑

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    • Yes, that key, what is it for? Can we figure out the directions? Can we get away so we’re not followed? All this and more coming up soon!🕵️‍♂️😺😺🔑🔓

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