20/20 Investigations, Inc. Kidnapped! Chapter 6.

Well, we have a key, but we need the directions. Hmm, perhaps inside the lamp. I took the lamp to my bedroom with everyone following me, and took it apart. Sure enough, inside was a small piece of paper with some directions. It’s made out sort of like a game, we have to find clues which will lead us to the next clue and finally to our destination. I hope. The first clue was the name of a town, with an addition that said, “remember the beginning”. The beginning of what? This kidnapping case? I guess we will just have to follow the directions and hope we can find each of the clues, I said. But, we need a car. I thought you had a car?, asked Karin. We can use mine anyway. No, we need a car the kidnappers don’t recognize. Our cars might be bugged or have devices on them so they can follow us.

We need a different car, like a rented one. There is a car rental business on the way to my flat, said Karin. That’s perfect, I said, is there a back way in to that place? Yes, there is a street that runs behind it, said Karin. Good, how fast can you jump out of the car? When it’s moving? No, no, I’ll stop the car on that back street, but you and the cats need to jump out fast while I continue over to your flat and leave the car there. Oh, not a problem, said Karin, I can move fast when I need to. Here, take my key and pick up my bag, it has clothes in it which I forgot to bring. Perfect, I said. Sure enough it wasn’t long and someone was following us. When we got to the car rental I raced past a bus and quickly turned down the street beside the place, then down the street behind the building.

Fortunately the car following was slowed down by the bus. Karin and the cats jumped out and hid by the building just in time and I took off turning down this other street heading for Karin’s flat and with that car still following me. I drove in behind and parked in Karin’s spot and got out, but as I walked to the door I suddenly snap my fingers like I forgot something and returned to the passenger side of the car and pretended I was talking to Karin. Then in I went, got to her flat, picked up her bag, changed my T shirt and then went out the kitchen window which was on the side of the building. I took my new rope ladder out of my backpack and it worked great climbing out the window. And I was able to unhook it easily too. I put on a different hat too, so now if anyone is watching out front I should look different enough they won’t pay attention to me.

I quickly walked over to another street not far away and Karin was there waiting with our new car. I got in and off we went to that town. It was nearly a 2 hour drive and when we got there it was just what Karin had said, a very small town, kind of a one street town. We drove through the town but Karin didn’t recognize anything so we stopped on the other side. Do you really think the directions were for me? You were the one she showed this to when you were visiting her, so it only makes sense, I said. We turn around and drive through slowly again, but still nothing. Except the cats were meowing quietly in the back, I wasn’t paying attention to what they were saying. Meow, meow=You see old house by stop sign? Yes, sort of, I said. Meow.=Muffin say it look just like old house in your first case. We drive back and stop. Sure enough, that house looked like an exact replica of that old house from our first case.

“Remember the beginning” she had said. What does that sign point to?, I ask Karin. Another town, she said. Okay, let’s go there next. Are you sure? Well, there is nothing else so far, we can always come back. It wasn’t far to this town and there was a big sign at a restaurant just as we came into town. What does the sign say? Karin said, well, literally translated it says “Island Palace”, but… That’s it, I said, it’s time to eat anyway so let’s stop in here. There was a pond out back with a small island, with a nice little bridge out to it and an outdoor patio on the island. That’s where we ate and I explained to Karin that a palace on an island was our next case. Karin’s eyes got real big at that point. That means the clues are meant for you, not me, she said. Yes, it would seem so, and that is rather strange since I have never met Katharina and how would she know about our cases?

To be continued.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

34 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. Kidnapped! Chapter 6.

  1. Ooh, how does Katharina know about your previous cases???? I’m dying to know! Great work, Steve! I always love your stories! (I have no idea how you manage to come up with so many! You should totally write a book!)

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    • Yes, I would like to know that too! How does she know? Or is it Katharina? This all seems so strange and a bit scary! Perhaps we will find out more on Monday! So glad you like my stories Tori! Perhaps a book will be coming too!πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ”“πŸ”‘

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  2. It is a red flag to my way of thinking ! Be very discerning as what to do next ? β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜Όβ€ΌοΈ

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    • It could mean danger, but possibly something else. We’ll find out more on Monday!πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ”“πŸ”‘


  3. Wow! We got a super twist in the story, How does she know? Katherine ? is it really Katherine? or some from your previous case Steve, Karim seems to be really nice and helping it’s good you did not involved others, they might bring only trouble and doubt. Good job Muffin, you helped at right point, it got me thinking now about the next possible outcome πŸ™„πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ

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    • Hi Simon, sorry for the late reply. Yep, how does she know?πŸ€” Or is it really Katharina?😳 Is it someone else helping out?πŸ€” Or are we being led into a trap?πŸ™€πŸ™€ Yep, I think Karin is genuine, or is she the one leading us into the trap?😬😳 Maybe she’s just a good actor.πŸ™„ Maybe Sofia is really the good one.πŸ€” Sigh. What to do, what to do? Guess we will find out eventually. But things seem to be going too good at the moment, that makes me worry a bit.πŸ˜¬πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ”“πŸ”‘

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      • Yes, how did she know 😳 that’s my thought tooπŸ˜‰if Karin is acting, she deserves an award to push u into a trap. Sofia πŸ€”maybe, but I still don’t trust her. we will find out eventuallyπŸ˜‚. Have a good Night Steve πŸ€—πŸ˜Έ

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      • True, Karin does seem to be honest, but that could be a trick. But how will I know? I guess if she leads me into a trap then I’ll know I shouldn’t have trusted her. But then…πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€
        Good night in the morning Simon! Is Monday looking good or should I stay in bed?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ™„πŸ˜΄

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      • I did it and you’re right, it is awesome today, marvelous Monday morning! Good morning Simon! Good morning Simon!πŸ˜πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • I am, I am!!πŸ˜„πŸ˜ΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ Have a good night Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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  4. Oh wow! How would she know about your first case? This is very strange indeed! I’m very curious πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ 😼😻
    Great move in disseminating the followers πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ 😺

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    • Yes, this is getting strange, now I’m wondering about Karin, she is so helpful and nice, but is it just an act?πŸ€” Guess we will find out sooner or later!πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€
      Thanks Ribana! Lots more to come!πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ”“πŸ”‘

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