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

It has been a while since our last chapter, so if you would like to refresh your memory a bit to find out why we are at this point you can check out chapter 5 by clicking here.

The grave had been freshly dug since yesterday, the cats had been sniffing around and decided to dig a bit. What they uncovered was certainly a surprise to all of us. Meow.=Oh, oh, Karin lose breakfast. Meow, meow.=Now she going to talk about food again all day. Meow.=Yep, very strange human behavior. Meow, meow.=Yep, and it such good breakfast too, maybe she eat too much. Meow.=Oh, maybe that it. Hey you two, pay attention over here. It’s Betty, said Harvey with a quaking voice, why would she do that? Who are you talking about?, I asked. Harvey was going to say something but caught himself, he just stared at Betty. Then he took off a listening device from behind his belt buckle. Great, someone has been listening to everything we have been saying since we got here.

Oh look, Karin lose breakfast, what waste.

I motioned to Harvey to stay quiet and sit down, which he did. I whispered to Mr. Cat and he went over and checked out Harvey but didn’t find anymore bugs. You mean he can sniff out bugs?, asked Harvey. They both can, I said, now we can do some real talking and I would suggest being truthful, we can help to protect you. I don’t think anyone can protect me now, I’m in too deep and Ma would never let me get away from here. Hmm, someone different, I thought to myself, but should I believe Harvey. Ma is in charge around here, Harvey continued, Dave and Earl are her “muscle”, they do all the dirty work, like killing. Harold had this idea, and it worked great until now, but Harold didn’t have the brains to run the operation, but Ma did. Ma is Harold’s wife, Shirley, and Betty is their daughter.

Yep, terrible waste of good breakfast.

Wait a minute, I said, we already met their daughter, she is the one that hired us to find her parents. She told us she’s the only daughter. They really had two daughters, said Harvey, Betty is the youngest and the only good one in the family. Well, she was anyway. It’s just so hard to believe that Ma would have her own daughter killed. But I guess the only thing Ma cares about these days is money. It’s amazing how that changed her from the nice quiet woman she was when they came here. Their 2 boys are here too and part of the operation, along with everyone in town. The oldest daughter was left out of the operation and now that she knows what’s going on she wants in. But Ma says no, she said that girl has no brains, just like Harold. So Harold’s wife never died, then why the fake funeral?, I asked. It was my wife that died, said Harvey, so the funeral was real. The doc said it was a heart attack, but I found a drug she had taken, enough to kill her and it makes it look like a heart attack. Now I’m sure that Ma had her killed.

Looking down river.

But why kill poor Betty, she’s only 17. But she has been wanting to move away and I guess Ma didn’t want that, she was probably worried that Betty would tell someone what’s going on here. I thought Betty was Earl’s girlfriend?, I asked. She is, said Harvey, but not this Betty, a different woman. This is all amazing info, if real, and it hardly seemed like it could be real. I mean, Ma, who is Shirley, killed her own daughter, but why, just because she wanted to leave? Or did she do something else that got Ma upset enough to kill her? Yet Betty had come to our room and taken our phones, she must have done that on someone’s orders. Perhaps it was Harold that told her to do it and Ma didn’t like Betty obeying Harold. Seems to me that Ma is insane, yet she still has the brains to run this operation, and obviously a very profitable operation too. I decide not to tell Harvey what we found in that monument, I’m not sure if we can trust him yet.

To Be Continued.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

39 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. Missing! Chapter 6.

  1. Love how Muffin and Mr. Cat made fun of Karin… on the other hand I’m so bad at this kind of scenes. I can sympathize with Karin… oh gosh I feel a cold shiver from back of my neck down to my toes 😱

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    • Yes, it’s hard to know which way it will go from here, this could be our most dangerous case yet!
      Sometimes it’s hard to know if I’m getting better or not, but thank you. Have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  2. Another great chapter Steve ! I do not trust anyone, except the two cats who are obviously well trained for any kind of trouble ! Looking forward to the next chapter ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ“·πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜Όβ€ΌοΈ

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    • Sometimes I’m not so sure which side the cats are on either! But they are well trained!πŸ˜πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

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  3. You knowπŸ™„ well, what could I say? πŸ€” I should be honest ☺️I had to read this again and again to remind the names again πŸ˜ƒ Sigh…πŸ€ͺ that was close. let me read it again.. I think I missed some name again ☺️… Honestly, you have improvised this plot a lot, and lot of details and new names.. you are making this awesome ✨😻 Love the way Muffin & Mr Cat fun… Why is Ma so Bad? is there someone behind her? Shirley? Harvey, don’t trust him😳 all are dangerous fellows ☺️. Stay safe Steve, still fighting with After.Co issues πŸ€” Hope you are getting better, do meet your doctor if required ! Our prayers for u✨ Stay safe πŸ€—

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    • I’ll help a bit, there is a lot of names to remember and more coming up. Ma is Shirley who is married to Harold, they are the 2 we were supposed to find. Dave operates the service station, Earl is the local coffee shop guy who sits there all day unless Ma needs him. Betty is the youngest daughter of Ma and Harold. Dave and Earl do Ma’s dirty work. Ma had someone kill Betty, but why? Ma wants to be the head of the whole operation, we found that in chapter 5. What is the operation? What did we find in the monument? Lots more to come in this story. Will we actually come out of this alive? Or is this the end of 20/20 Investigations?πŸ˜³πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ
      Thanks so much Simon, have a great Monday!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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      • Thanks a lot Steve, this gives a clear picture to me. so Ma is actually Shirley πŸ˜ƒnow it gives perfect sense how they knew everything. Be care with these fellows. we must find the real operation and what is there in the monument , trusting Harvey is not a good idea at the moment. But if you think it’s a good idea, do try it πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the clarity again. Looking forward to the next chapter tonight, I mean your day and my night 🐱 Take care.. Have a good Night βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • Yep, I agree, I don’t really trust Harvey too much,πŸ€” but I need to trust him a bit if we want to get out of here. I just hope I’m not wrong.😬
        You’re welcome, it can get confusing when I keep bringing in so many characters, and there are more to come!πŸ€ͺ Tomorrows chapter is…oops, almost did it again!πŸ™„ I’m signing off, time for bed. Enjoy your day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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      • Yes indeed when too many characters come in play ☺️ what 🧐 u r going to bring more characters πŸ™„ let me take my diary and note it down πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. what’s that? oh… u stopped it.. 😜 fine I’ll check out tonight which is my today and tomorrow πŸ˜ƒ. Bye Steve … stay warm…βœ¨πŸ€—

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    • Yes, a very complicated story considering we were only on a missing persons case.πŸ€” Now we’re trapped in something too big for us perhaps.πŸ€ͺπŸ™€πŸ™€ But there’s nothing we can do for now, there is no way to escape.😬 However, there is lots more to come and new characters to meet, before the end!😳
      Muffin and Mr. Cat are very important on this case!πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜€πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

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