20/20 Investigations, Inc. Kidnapped! Chapter 15.

What do you mean, someone else is here?, asked Katharina. Well, if you didn’t take our car, then someone else did, said Karin, so that means there must be someone else out here. We never even saw a car when we got to the house, said Sofia. That’s true, added Katharina, so you’re right, someone must have followed you out here. I’m sure no one was following, we checked the car thoroughly for tracking devices and there was no one behind us when we got here, I said. Meow, meow.=Man who hired us is dead, this woman not hire us, that mean we don’t get paid again. Meow.=This PI business not pay well, we going to starve. Meow, meow.=Even worse, not get next part of play structure, or car. That mean we walk a lot still. Sigh. Meow.=Oh, that really not good, we always walking. Maybe we find job for your human. Meow, meow.=That what I say, but he say being PI is job. Meow?=How it job if we not get paid?

Being PI is tough, but I like it.

Okay you two, enough talking for now, we need some ideas. Did you just talk to your cats?, asked Katharina. Yep, we talk to each other all the time, we understand each other. I can too, said Karin. Katharina just stared. Just what I need, she said, people who think they can talk to a dumb animal. Meow, meow!=Let me have one bite, just one! Take it easy Muffin, she just doesn’t understand. I suppose she just said something?, asked Katharina. Yes, she wanted to bite you for what you said, calling her a dumb animal. She rolls her eyes and says, I don’t believe this. Okay, I said, let’s discuss the problem at hand. Do you have those papers with you?, I ask. Of course, I didn’t have time to do anything with them, so I brought them with me.

We not going to get paid again, I know it.

Well, it’s really those papers they want, you could tell people what’s on the papers but that would mean nothing without proof, so they want those papers, not you. Give them to me and I will make sure they get to the right people. But it even lists some police officials as being part of this syndicate, so going to the police wouldn’t work, she said. That’s okay, I have a contact I know I can trust, if I can get them to her then there won’t be a problem. Katharina looked at me. How do I know I can trust you?, she asked. You have seen my ID, why else would I be here. And now would be a good time to give me the papers while Sofia is out of the room. You don’t trust Sofia? I’m a PI, I generally don’t trust anyone, I stay alive longer that way. She went to a corner of the room and lifted a loose floor board and brought out the papers which I put in my backpack right away.

This is Whitey, a squirrel from last year.

Just then Sofia returned and the cats began to growl. Someone is around the house, I said, stay away from the windows. I’ll check the back, said Sofia. After she went into the kitchen I looked and she was going out the back door. Now why would she do that knowing there are people outside, unless she was working with them? Sofia just went outside, I said to Katharina. Then you were right, that’s how those people found us, through her, not by following you. Yep, and…right then the cats really got growling loud and looking at the front door. Over this way, I said to everyone. Suddenly there were several explosions and the house collapsed into smoking rubble. Something hit my head so I was a bit dazed, but I heard voices saying, “she’s over here! Okay, pull her out and let’s get going”. I wait a few minutes until it gets quiet, then I look around. Karin isn’t far from me so I get up and look at her, she’s bleeding from her stomach and left arm, that’s not good. Where are the cats? I call for them quietly but no answer. Then I see Mr. Cat come bounding through the long grass. Meow!=I follow bad people, see car and get license number! Good for you Mr. Cat. Help me find Muffin now. Meow?=You not know where my Muffin is?

To be continued.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

49 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. Kidnapped! Chapter 15.

  1. I agree…it does look like someone holding an axe ! Whitey and the cats are so adorable !…explosions ? Didn’t see that coming ! And Muffin is missing ? Maybe she was kidnapped ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΏπŸ˜’πŸ™€β€ΌοΈ

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    • That’s good, it was meant to add some suspense to the story. Yes, what happened to little Muffin? Find out on Monday!πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ”“πŸ”‘πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  2. Oops where is Muffin now 😳 how did you believe Sofia, she is a trouble I knew it from day 1. look where it took, so who is that shooting outside? is this for a coffee? or is it The real Karl came for document. Karin is hurt poor she 🧐. do something and find Muffin, good job Mr Cat now help for finding muffin too. I think muffin is back again looking for purse to find the bad guy, may be she will return with a lead. will you get paid πŸ€”πŸ™„

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    • Is Muffin out looking for clues? Or is she buried under all the broken boards from the house? Why doesn’t she meow? Yep, Karin is badly hurt. Why is Sofia with Katharina? Of course I have not met Sofia yet, since the other Sofia wasn’t really Sofia she was just pretending to be Sofia because her sister was named Sophia and she wanted to be Sofia to trap me but now we have the real Sofia who was friends with Katharina and Karin but is this Sofia really bad too or is Sofia just running away? Whew, that wasn’t easy to say! That’s right, I need coffee.πŸ˜β˜• But we have to find Muffin and help Karin and get out of here!😲 What are we going to do?πŸ€” Let’s sleep on it. 😴Tomorrow everything will look better. And hungrier.πŸ˜³πŸ™„

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      • I’m sure Muffin is on to something, I strongly believe her. I knew you got plans for her 😁 Whatever the Sofia story is, Sofia is bad, definitely bad.😡. That wasn’t easy to say, how could you even think of saying such at ease πŸ™„. See this is why you are super skilled. πŸ˜„ Let’s get busy finding where Muffin is and get the clues and solve this case πŸ˜ƒ. You guys never ate for days since the case started, how about take a fun break and coffee in next chapter 😎😸

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      • Yep, I agree, Sofia is bad, that’s why she ran off before the explosions, she knew what was going to happen. We need to find Muffin, get help for Karin so she doesn’t bleed to death, get a car first so we can get out of here, find a safe place to stay and then…we can eat!😁 I think this case might be close to the end.πŸ€” Or not.πŸ™„ Could this be a case that never ends?😳😬 Will we always be on the run from this syndicate?πŸ˜²πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Will I never get any coffee?πŸ€ͺβ˜•

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      • Are you planning to write an another Game of thrones series that will go for years πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚. we could still enjoy reading that, Oh I don’t think you will do that anyway, πŸ˜‰ looking forward to your next partπŸ€—

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      • That’s an interesting way, how could you even think something like that 😍✍️ Looking forward to see your creativity 😸😁

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  3. Oh no…Muffin and Mr Cat you should better find a job to your human otherwise no play structure, no car and maybe no food πŸ™€
    Look at those cute ears of Whitey and what a tail 🐿 😍
    Muffin and Mr Cat are too cute 😻😻
    But now you’re in trouble! Where is Muffin? πŸ™€ πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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    • Yes, Whitey was such a nice friendly squirrel,πŸ˜ƒ too bad he got chased away by his rather mean brother.πŸ˜• Talk about 2 opposites!😲
      Must admit, this PI business isn’t paying too good, but we’ll make it yet!πŸ˜πŸ™„
      I hope Muffin is out looking for clues, but maybe she was…kidnapped too!πŸ˜¬πŸ™€πŸ™€

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  4. Oh, no! Another sit on the edge of your seat chapter! And where’s Muffin? Your featured image does give an eerie feeling. πŸ˜¬πŸ™€πŸˆπŸˆπŸššπŸššπŸͺ“β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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