20/20 Investigations, Inc. Part 3. J! Chapter 18.

“What do you think?,” asked John. “It will work, Steve is too honest to try anything, he said you would get the merchandise, so you will.” “Good”, said John, “now to figure out how to finish this PI once and for all!” “Why not just shoot him?” “That’s too quick and easy,” said John again, “he wanted to be left in the ghost town, so that’s what we will do.” “If you just tie him up he’ll get away again.” “Nope, this time we tie them up with wire, not even those crazy cats will be able to help him then,” and John laughed at the thought. “I’m just surprised that he never caught on to this,” said John. “That’s because I played my part so well, why would he even think that all this was arranged just to get him?” “Well, getting him and Ma,” John said happily, “now I won’t need to worry about anything.” “Plus you get me.” “Hey, I sure won’t forget that, you and I make a fantastic team,” said John with a big smile.

Hey, what you do up there? Um, I look for clues.

“I better get back to bed, we have to get an early start.” John came and woke us up at 3 am, must be a long trip back to that ghost town. We were all put in the back of a van so we couldn’t see anything and off we went. It was a long and uncomfortable 6 hour drive, but we finally arrived. I pointed out the building we were at when I told the cats to hide the drugs. So we all walked over there and I told the cats to go and get it all. They went and started hauling back these little plastic bags of drugs. “It’s certainly taking them a long time,” said Karin very impatiently. “Well they didn’t exactly hide everything in one place, I told them not to do that. Spreading the stuff around would make it harder to find,” I reminded her. “You should know how long it took them,” growled John. “I was tired at the time and was asleep, and Steve never even told me about it,” she yelled back.

Meow.= big noise scare me. Meow, meow.=Scare me too.

“That’s because we had you pegged by that time and didn’t want to tell you too much, just enough to keep you going until we could find out who was behind all this,” I said to her. “I never thought it was John, but it certainly worked out good anyway,” I added. “You knew that far back?,” Karin asked, “I don’t believe it! “You were good at your acting, but not good enough,” I said. John was getting so red I thought he would literally explode. “You idiot!,” he bellowed, “Steve was just using you to get me and you didn’t even know it!” “That’s all I ever get around me,” he continued to shout, “just a bunch of idiots!” “Don’t think you have won,” yelled Karin to me, “you’re the biggest idiot here, as well as being pitiful and laughable to think that I would be interested in you!” “Actually I didn’t think you were interested,” I said to Karin. “Where’s those stupid cats!,” yelled John, and he had one of his bodyguards shoot his shotgun in the air.

Meow, meow.=Come down now so we finish. Meow.=Okay, I coming.

Meanwhile…meow, meow?=Where are you Mr. Cat? Oh, there you are, what you do up there? Meow.=Um, looking around. Meow, meow!=You got scared of big noise and jump up there to hide. Meow.=You hide too. Meow, meow.=I know, noise scary. Now come down so we can finish. Meow.=Okay, I’m coming. Meow, meow.=It good idea my human have to hide these here, they new ones we can put on ourselves. Meow.=Yep, these backpacks very nice. Hey, that tight! Meow, meow.=Straps need to be tight, now you do mine nice and tight. Meow?=Okay, how that? Meow, meow=Perfect, now let’s go quick. The cats got themselves in position and…thwock! One of the bodyguards fell. Everyone looked in that direction and…thwock! The other bodyguard fell.

“It’s those cats!”, screamed Karin. Right then the sirens blared and a loud voice telling John and Karin to drop their guns. “How did they know?”, asked Karin. “It’s all your fault!,” yelled John. “No!, it’s Steve’s fault!,” she screamed. She pulled out another gun to shoot me but one of the police officers shot her first. I then explained to John that Muffin has a special collar which has a transmitter so she can call for help anytime. We just needed to find you first and then last night she called for the police to follow her transmitter to this spot. Then we just had to stall a bit to give them time to get here. John said, “you expect me to believe that cat can talk to the police?” “Not all police, just one over in Italy, and last night she was meowing in Italian which is why Karin didn’t understand what Muffin was saying,” I explained. Poor John, his whole operation foiled by two cats. I doubt he will want to tell anyone that! Karin survived, and she was put in prison for life, as was John.

Meow, meow.=He such an amazing cat. Sigh.

Here we are, home sweet home. I just fell into my chair with both cats on my lap, their heads side by side and their tails around each other. That case was certainly more than we had planned and it was so nice to just be able to relax for awhile. But, after a couple of weeks…meow, meow.=we need new case, not make money on that last one. Meow.=Yes, food almost gone, that not good, don’t like diets. Meow, meow.=Me too not like diets. This time we need case that give us money. “Well,” I said, “here’s something that came in the mail today.” Meow, meow!=Let me see, let me see! Hey, that handwritten letter, I said before that mean people not have money, say no to case, we need money for food! Rip, rip, tear, tear, shred, shred! “I think we’ll take the case anyway, we need something,” I said. Both cats gave a huge sigh.

Photos of Mr. Cat are provided by his human, Nina.

A New Story Will Begin On Friday. Thank you for reading.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

34 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. Part 3. J! Chapter 18.

  1. Steve, what an ending! Those cats are the best! Karin was quite the double crosser, guess you can’t depend on anyone, even ones who understand cat language. Well done!

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    • I did make a mistake with this chapter, I was interrupted by a phone call and when I got back to my story I missed a part explaining how the police got there. I made the change now though. That was embarrassing! I need to check things more carefully! Thanks so much for reading!

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  2. Like I said, Muffin and Mr Cat are a wonderful team, and of course their human too 😻😻 a very clever team πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Ό
    I had a feeling…I never really trusted Karin…I’m glad she had what she deserved!
    A handwritten letter? Hmmm…πŸ€”

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    • Yes, those cats know what they’re doing. That very first night we spent in that terrible little town we knew something was wrong, Muffin and Mr. Cat saw Karin leave and stay away for about an hour and they told me about it. We never know who to trust sometimes.
      Yes, what is this curious letter?πŸ€”πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  3. Great story ending ! I knew Karin was up to something…the cats are super detectives and have excellent aim ! Now for another case…πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜»πŸ˜»β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸͺπŸͺπŸ€”β€ΌοΈ

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    • Yep, those cats know what they are doing for sure! Yep, we had Karin pegged as soon as we got to that nasty little town where we spent our first night.
      Now for the “case of the curious letter”.πŸ€”πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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    • You might be right, I might wait until Monday to start the next story. It should be a more relaxing case too. Of course, that’s what I said about our vacation.πŸ€”

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  4. Buwahahahaha! Love the ending. Yep Karin gets what she deserves. Too bad the cats don’t get her eyeballs though…πŸ˜ŠπŸ–πŸ˜»πŸ–πŸ˜»

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    • Muffin is too mad at Karin, she doesn’t want to touch her. Just goes around meowing how she used us. Mr, Cat though keeps reminding her that we used Karin instead, so we’re smarter. Now for the next story, “the case of the curious letter”.πŸ€”πŸ–πŸ˜ΈπŸ–πŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  5. That was awesome 😍😍 Brilliant work Cats 😻😻 you both did a perfect job, since when they started to talk Russian 😼😜 This is an awesome plan ,😍 Hey! dont tell me you never worked as a PI before πŸ€” were you working as a real PI πŸ˜³πŸ™„ maybe you were, such a brilliant work and plans that we could never even guessπŸ˜„Such a brilliant writing ☺️ My poor memory couldnt handle more characters and that’s it 😝 fault is on me, manufactured that way πŸ˜‚. But this is an awesome work βœ¨πŸ€—Enjoyed reading ✨😎 Keep up! you still not publishing in amazon πŸ€” ☺️ Have a lovely day πŸ€—

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    • Glad you enjoyed it Simon!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Yes, this one had a lot of characters and got a bit more complicated than the others. Just had to try one like that. The next one will be…a secret. But it’s called “the case of the curious letter”.πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Maybe this one will be a bit easier for us. Or maybe not. We’ll have to wait and see. I keep forgetting about publishing. I will probably have to make a lot of changes due to having Mr. Cat in the stories and he’s not my cat. The earlier stories I could do without much changes. Maybe in the winter it would be a good project, just not sure yet what to do.πŸ€” Have a great night, don’t eat too much.πŸ˜πŸŸπŸ”πŸ•πŸ₯—πŸ₯™πŸ₯ͺ

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      • hey! how did you know that πŸ™„πŸ€” im just feeling I pants got a bit loose, so I thought of making it tighter again 😁 I love the title already 😍 Do publish it in amazon or somewhere, I’m sure this will be big hit once it reaches that numbers 😍

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      • Hey now, you just lost weight, you don’t want to gain it back already!😲 Sometimes I think I’m too scared to try publishing a book,😳😬 but we’ll see.πŸ€” Maybe it will happen.πŸ™„ Oh, good morning and Happy Friday to you!😁😸🌞🌨

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      • Hi Steve, very good morning to you 😍 its okay everyone gets nervous too, and why worried when you have to spend zero penny for publishing it πŸ˜‰ if it’s cost involved then don’t do 😎 i should definitely go to bed, my eyes are… wait, my Friday was awesome πŸ˜„πŸ˜Ž wish you an amazing Friday toβœ¨πŸ€—

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  6. I knew it! I had Karin pegged from the start! You would be excellent at writing mysteries. β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ πŸ‚ 🍁

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    • Thank you so much Eugenia! I have been thinking of writing something more like a book length mystery, though not to use on here, just to see if I can do it. Enjoy your evening!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒ™β˜•β˜•

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      • I self-published 2 books with poetry but none of the poems were previously published on my blogs. IMO, it would the spoil the idea of publishing a book to use material you have previously published.

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      • Yes, I was thinking that also, though a lot of people want me to publish my stories and poems even though I have them here. But I think I would change my stories a bit if I was going to put them into a book.

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  7. That was a brilliant ending! I didn’t know Muffin could speak Italian. Clever Muffin!πŸ‘πŸ˜Ή And I’m glad Karin was exposed, I didn’t like her much😸 Can’t wait for the next story!!

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    • Thank you so much D. Yes, Muffin decided to learn Italian after our case in Italy (The Palace) where we worked with an undercover police officer named Rossana. Now Muffin has a direct link to Rossana so she can always call for help with her collar, then Rossana can call the police wherever we happen to be. Muffin can also speak French and a little German. She is now teaching Mr. Cat. It seems no one really liked Karin! Hope you enjoy the next story too.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  8. Well, I hoped that she wasn’t against you, because she’s been helping for a a long time, but now I’m pissed. But thank goodness for those lovely cat couple, I can smile. But when the hell are you gonna get paid for the job? The 3 of you will soon starve.

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    • It seems we seldom get paid, or don’t get paid much, but it’s enough, sort of, to keep us going.πŸ˜³πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ€” Yes, I was sure Karin could be trusted since she has been around for a long time and she couldn’t even kill me before when she was hired to do so. But it was her greed for money that changed her.😾😾 Maybe one day I will find someone to join us. Sigh.πŸ˜•πŸ™„

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