20/20 Investigations, Inc. Part 3. J! Chapter 17.

“What are you going to do with us?,” Karin asked angrily. “That depends on your boyfriend here”, he said firmly. “We want our merchandise back!”, he yelled. “I don’t have it”, I said calmly. “I know that!”, he yelled again, “where is it?” “I honestly don’t know”, I said. “Well, I’m going to give you a little time to think about it”, he growled, “then we start talking more seriously. If you want your girlfriend and cats to live, then you better tell me what I want to know.” “Do we at least get something to eat?”, I asked. “You’re my guests right now,” he answered more calmly, dinner will be served in half an hour.” He then left and locked the door again. “What now?, asked Karin quite calmly. “We try to think fast”, I answered, “John will likely want an answer after we eat”. “And what do you plan to tell him?”, she asked almost sarcastically. “I’m not sure yet”, I said, “I really don’t know where the merchandise is hidden.” “You expect me to believe that?”, asked Karin. “I mean, get real,” she added.

By the river.

Karin’s attitude has certainly changed a lot, but then, we are in a tight spot, people get scared and things change. But right now I still don’t know what to tell John. If we tell him what he wants to know then he will kill us after we lead him to the merchandise. If we don’t tell him, he kills us anyway. Hmm, better to tell him, I guess, and maybe we can escape once we’re at the ghost town. “Hey,” said Karin, “Muffin is meowing a lot.” “Yes, she certainly is,” I said. “How come I can’t understand her?”, asked Karin, almost angry now. “I can’t understand her either,” I said, “how about you Mr. Cat? Meow.=I not understand either, must be different meow dialect I not know. Must get Muffin to teach me that one. “You really think you’ll live through this Mr. Cat?”, asks Karin. She seems quite angry now, that’s very strange. But I guess the pressure is getting to her.

Finally Muffin comes out from under the bed. Meow.=What you do under there? Meow, meow.=I nervous, do stress relief with special meow. Meow.=Oh, you must teach me that one. Meow, meow.=I show you when we get home, it work good, feel better already. Meow.=Human Karin not think we get home, she angry. Meow, meow!=Hey, we get home, you see! Right then one of John’s men came and took us downstairs for our dinner. Wow, what a feast, a fabulous steak dinner! Even the cats were allowed at the table and had their own plates of food. After we had finished desert John asks the same question. “Well,” he said, “are you going to tell me or not?” “Like I said, I really don’t know where the merchandise is hidden, but, the cats know.” “I gave the drugs to them to hide in different places so no one would find it,” I continued. “If you take us back to the ghost town I’ll make sure the cats get it all for you.”

A great place to sit and enjoy the river.

“Including the money?”, asked John. “There wasn’t any money in Harvey’s backpack, only those drugs,” I said. “That’s true,” said Karin, “we looked through everything.” “He could have had it on him,” she added. “That would be just like Harvey, carry it with him to keep it safe,” said John. “Now it’s in the river,” added Karin. “Crazy Harvey!”, yelled John. “Okay, tomorrow we go back to that ghost town, but you better be on the level or you won’t like what will happen!”, yelled John again. We were then escorted back to our room. “Do you have some kind of great plan so we can all escape from John?”, asked Karin sarcastically. “No, I really don’t know what we can do”, I said. “John must be doing okay living in this mansion. I wonder if he needs a PI on his payroll?”, I said, just kind of thinking out loud.

When John said we would go tomorrow I didn’t think he meant this early, not even daylight yet.

The cat’s ears went straight up when I said that. Meow, meow.=Oh, oh, stress really get him now, we need plan to help him. Meow.=Yep, I agree, but not think chomp, chomp will work this time. Meow, meow.=True, need serious talk with him. We wait till later. We were all tired so decided on going to bed early. After laying there in the recliner pretending to be asleep…hmm, that’s interesting. Muffin and Mr. Cat come over to me. Meow, meow.=We wait for human Karin to sleep so we can talk. “Good thinking Muffin, we have some things to talk about, here’s the plan,” I said, “what do you think?” Meow.=Sound good to me. Meow, meow.=Sound good to me too. “Did you do it Muffin?”, I asked. Meow, meow.=Yep, when I was under bed. “Good,” I said, “then we’re all set for tomorrow.” Meow, meow.=You notice? Muffin points with her tail. Meow.=That kind of strange. “Yes, I agree,” I said.

To Be Continued.

ยฉ2020 Steve McLeod.

109 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. Part 3. J! Chapter 17.

  1. It seems that the cats are onto something and are not revealing it until it is safe to do so…I know they are suspicious of Karin…as I am…beware ! ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ

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    • We’ll have to wait and see what the cats are thinking, but can we get out of this? No matter what, it won’t be easy. Karin could just be stressed, she’s not used to PI life.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ

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  2. I don’t like Karin very much, she seems too unstable, like she hasn’t decided in whose side she is ๐Ÿ˜น Can’t wait to see what the cats have planned!๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

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    • Karin has been like that since I first met her two stories ago when she was hired to kill me. Then in the story before this one she seemed to have settled down, and now, who knows…
      Yes, I figure it’s likely something very simple which is something John wouldn’t expect.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ But John is smart, ever since he first appeared in our very first story. Some characters stick around a lot.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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    • Hmm, seems no one trusts Karin, she is one of those characters that people just don’t like right from the very beginning when she showed up in our case 2 stories ago. Then she was hired to kill me but changed her mind. What will happen this time….?๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ

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      • Kill her. In self defense of course. ๐Ÿ˜ต. Ooh even betterโ€”let the cats do it! They can eat her eyeballs…๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป

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      • Eeeek! I just proposed, she said yes, surely she can’t be a bad guy!๐Ÿ˜ฒ I’ll cut up my PI license if that happens!๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ

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      • Wait…when you are in the middle of a stressful situationโ€”a time when you need your partner to be a partnerโ€”Karin is speaking to you sarcastically? Hmm…she could learn a thing or two from Muffin. Karin is using drugs…๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿ‘Ž

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      • Oh my, this is getting bad. I can’t trust Karin? She could be just stressed real bad, after all, we are likely facing death, that can change people sometimes. Or not. Maybe we’ll find out more today.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ

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      • You are facing death and she wants to argue sarcastically with you? Mr. Cat says ,โ€I eat her eyeball, give other eyeball to Muffin. chomp!!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ˜ป

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      • Well, she got what she got today, along with her partner John! Just never know who I can trust on these cases. And now, “the case of the curious letter”.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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  3. Karin has a short fuse, no doubt! Best be prepared for whatever John might do. He seems to be only for himself. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿค‘โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿฅฉ ๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿ–

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    • Yes, that’s a good description for John. It’s only him. He will use others for as long as needed then he gets rid of them. I just wonder… But we’ll be ready, I hope.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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  4. that was awesome ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ what did you said to cats, what they said to you? what was under that bed ? did you broke up with Karin ๐Ÿ˜… or you started to suspect Karin already ๐Ÿค” will you all come out alive ๐Ÿ˜’ This is getting so so so interesting ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜best writing againโœจ Keep Going Steve ๐Ÿ˜ป

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    • I’m beginning to wonder if we will make it out of here alive.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคช Seems like no matter what we do we will get killed.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„ And we have no weapons to use, well, except the cats,๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ guess John didn’t know what their slingshots were used for.๐Ÿ˜ So that helps anyway. I hope.๐Ÿ™„ We’ll find out more tomorrow. I hope.๐Ÿ™„ Unless we….oh my.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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      • Yep, I love questions, especially when I ask them,๐Ÿ˜ because then I know the answer.๐Ÿคญ Well, mostly I know the answer. Except sometimes.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฌ Today is the day when we find out some things.๐Ÿ˜› Or will we?๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„

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      • I can sense that in my veins far from Canada ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ and I’m excited to know some answers at the least ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. What was the plan? Ok nevermind, I don’t want to know yet.
    Muffin has a special meowing for stress? That’s so cute โค
    Sigh. If I was in your shoes, I don't think I'll think of food at all, I won't be able to eat.

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    • She has a special meowing for stress so that no one else knows what she is saying, this is part of the plan. So Karin doesn’t know what is going on. Muffin is actually calling for help in Italian, talking to our friend Rossana in Italy! Muffin has a secret button in her collar, when she presses it she has a direct call to Rossana. We just call it her stress talking.
      Hey, I was hungry, me and the cats can always eat!!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

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