20/20 Investigations, Inc. Missing! Chapter 3.

We waited until it was getting quite late and still no sign of Harvey. I guess we may as well leave, I said. Everyone agreed and the cats were first to the car. They really were nervous about something and yet there didn’t seem to be any sign of danger around. It was getting dark by the time we got back to the little town. Hey, the coffee shop is still open, maybe we can get something to eat, said Karin. Not a bad idea, I’m hungry too. We went inside and I asked if the cats could come in. Sure, said the young woman. They were quite relieved that they didn’t have to stay in the car alone. We got the special of the day, which was very good. Earl came in while we were eating. Hi there folks, did you find Harvey? No, I said, guess we missed the place, but we had a nice drive anyway. Karin looked at me very puzzled.

ooooooo, scritching under chin. (Muffin=giggle)

Yeah, it’s kind of hard to see from the road with all those trees in front, said Earl as he sat at the table next to us. Interesting, he said that he had never been out there. I guess Harvey must have been a bit lonely way out there after his wife died, I said. That was about 6 months ago, wasn’t it? Closer to 8 months, said Earl. Yes, it was 8 months, said the young woman as she brought us more coffee. Still don’t understand why he bought such a big grave stone, it must have cost a fortune. And those two were always fighting about something, she added. It was just a small funeral though, said Earl, just a few folks from town. Buried her in the garden out back, nice spot anyway, he continued, and it was a huge grave stone.

This is all very odd, we only saw a small wood cross and the grave was behind the garden shed. We should probably get going Steve, said Karin, it’s getting late. Too bad you don’t have a hotel in town, I said to Earl. Betty rents out rooms upstairs, don’t you Betty? Yes, but I only have one room left, the other room is rented out. That’s perfect, I said, it will save us a lot of driving since we want to try and find Harvey tomorrow. Is it good fishing in that river?, I asked Earl. Naw, Harvey and I have been up and down that river and never caught much of anything. He sure has himself a nice boat though. Hmm, we never saw a boat, so maybe that’s why he wasn’t home. We said good night to Earl and headed to our room. It was quite spacious and really very nice. I motioned to Karin not to say anything. I looked around and plugged in a small electronic item I had recently bought. Okay, I said, safe to talk now.

Any fish in that river?

What’s that gadget?, asked Karin. If there are any listening devices in here that will cause so much static no one will be able to hear what we say. Saves looking around for any bugs. Any other new gadgets?, she asked. Possibly, I said with a smile. Okay cats, I need you to watch out this window tonight and see if anyone goes near our car, just like you have done before. Meow!=Yep, I remember, we do good job. Meow, meow.=Not want to sleep anyway, still feel nervous, something not right. Meow.=I agree, feel real strange. Thanks Muffin and Mr. Cat, now I won’t be able to sleep tonight, said Karin. Meow!=Welcome!, they both said together. Elsewhere…why can’t we hear anything? There’s nothing but static. I don’t know what’s wrong, it was working fine before. We need to find out what they really want. I don’t like this, not one bit! Meanwhile…someone knocks quietly at the door. I answer, Betty is standing there.

oooooooo, scritching under chin. (Mr. Cat=giggle)

May I come in and talk? Certainly, said Karin, come and sit down. She did, looking very nervous, almost scared. I really don’t know what to say, but I’m scared, she said. Something is going on but I don’t know what. My parents suddenly disappeared 8 months ago, just 2 weeks before Alice died. I think it’s connected somehow. I mentioned this to others and was told to keep quiet and mind my own business. Who said that?, I asked. It was Dave, he owns the service station. Did he know Harvey and Alice? He sure did, Harvey often had his truck in there getting fixed. Dave told me he had never seen Harvey before, I said. Betty looked puzzled, why would he say that? That’s a good question, but obviously he’s trying to keep something covered up. I better leave, she said, I don’t know who you are, but please be careful, and off she went in a hurry. What do you think?, asked Karin. She could be genuine, or she might have been trying to find out why we’re here. We need to be very careful now. Meow, meow.=I not trust her.

To be continued.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

52 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. Missing! Chapter 3.

  1. Things are never how they first appear on the surface. Steve you have never gone anywhere, in this series where things remain quiet or simple. Looking forward to your next chapter.

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    • That is so true, especially for me! Should have been simple, missing people, go find them, case closed. Other PI’s do it. Mine get complicated all the time. Seems each chapter gives more questions, but no answers. Maybe next time.πŸ€”πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

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  2. I would not trust Betty…she may have had a listening device on her ! Still, glad the trusted cats are with you ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™€πŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ€ΌοΈ

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    • If she did it still would have been made static with my new device. But I think she was looking for something, still, she might be genuine. We’ll see. The cats are seldom wrong.πŸ€”πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ


  3. You know what πŸ€”PI job is very tough, we can’t end up believing anyone πŸ™„ Why that a big grave stone, why Dave said he didn’t know him πŸ€” Who is saying the truth ? You end up with a question again 🧐 you said you’ll give some answers 😼 you did great 😸😸 amazing writing 🀩 don’t trust anyone, Cats are right 😸😸 both of them are cute πŸ˜‡πŸ˜ Have a beautiful weekend βœ¨πŸ’

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    • We did get some answers.😳 We found out that Dave really does know Harvey even though he said he didn’t.😜 We learned about the large grave stone that we didn’t see.πŸ€” We learned about Betty’s parents disappearing if she’s telling the truth.πŸ™„ So lots of answers.πŸ€ͺ Even though Betty’s parents were not one of the questions so that may not even be important. Yep, PI’s can’t trust anyone,😜 especially at the beginning, everyone is a suspect!πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Maybe more answers will come on Monday.😁 Or not.πŸ™„ But maybe.πŸ€” It’s possible.πŸ€ͺ Maybe.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ™„

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      • πŸ€”Well, tat solves some of the answers, not all πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚ Yes, we still have time, until tomorrow to know what is going to happen with Betty, Save, Earl, Harvey and everyone 😁 How is your sunday began πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜‰ Hope the churches are open? Here the churches are open and everyone is maintaining social distancing still lockdown applicable for 60yr and above, not allowed to go in public places ✨ You still have restrictions over there πŸ€”πŸ˜‰

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      • It’s cloudy with some light rain this morning, cold air moving in this afternoon with storms.πŸ˜²πŸ™€ Yes, our churches are open. We have to maintain social distancing here too and wear masks.😷 Masks are mandatory in all public places now. Cases of this virus are rising everywhere across the country now, in some areas worse than before.😳 But our government doesn’t want to bring in lockdown restrictions like before because it’s too hard on the economy.πŸ€”πŸ˜³


      • Yes, our tea shop owner who is now a prime minister thinks running country as running a tea shop πŸ€” and the GDP of our country is the worse of the worst 😱 Spending money on his religion and bringing religious discrimination πŸ™„ anyway, let’s not talk about it, to save ourself from corona the only way is to deal with it 🧐 not every country is China 😳 its true πŸ™„ stay safe, try to avoid going outside or public places until the count reduces πŸ˜‰

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      • Yes, I try to avoid public places as much as I can, I go shopping once a week and church Sunday morning. Other than that I stay away from people. Everyone says I’m over reacting or being over cautious, being a wimp and all sorts of other things,πŸ€ͺ just because I wear a mask when I go out.😷 Amazing.πŸ™„ Oh well, I like to be on the safe side,πŸ™‚ even though I have had it already, it is possible to get it a second time, so I want to be careful. The case count is worse all across western Canada now than back in the spring when we were at the height of the first wave.😳 Hopefully it will settle down soon.😁😸


      • Do avoid, here no symptoms of corona in public, It is just like BC 2020, i dont this we have to refer this pandemic as BC or AC πŸ˜³πŸ™„ Over reactingπŸ€” Being cautious means over reacting?πŸ˜³πŸ™„ Too bad people comment on others like that, I think it’s common to get such comments when someone is cautious. They never know what we go through everyday, we simply ignore it and stick with safe side, Just because the road is good, you can’t go to a road ends in volcano 🀣🀣. Stay Safe Steve, even though our path is hard, we are safe.It will settle down fast, we have to trust the process and stay safeπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜‰

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      • Yep, I don’t let those comments get me down, it’s just amazing what people will say sometimes. Yes indeed, do what we can, don’t take chances, they will have a vaccine soon for this virus,πŸ˜€ hopefully.πŸ€”πŸ™„ Guess you are sleeping by now, time for me to sign off and work on this computer some more. Have a good night!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄


  4. Hmmm, most mysterious! I don’t trust, Betty! The cats already sense something’s not right. πŸ€¨πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜Όβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ—οΈ ❕ ❓ ❔

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