20/20 Investigations, Inc. The Curious Letter. Chapter 6.

“Okay Charlie,” I said, “there’s something else going on here besides a treasure hunt. Time to tell me what this is all about.” He sat there for a couple minutes just staring down. “Yes,” said Charlie, “I will tell you everything. I didn’t get you here to look for a treasure, but that’s what Lena and my wife think. I didn’t want to tell them.” Then he stopped again and stared out the little window that was beside where he was sitting on a bale of hay. I sat down on a box opposite Charlie. “You have to fill me in,” I said, “I want to help, that’s why we’re here. I figured there had to be something more to this, you don’t need a PI to look for a treasure. But I need to know what’s going on.” Meow, meow!=Yes, get exciting now, tell us what is happening.

Some areas of the farm were overgrown and unused.

“It’s almost like she is trying to say something to us,” said Charlie looking at Muffin. “This started a long time ago. Lena’s father was a gambler, he couldn’t stop himself, he lost everything he had, then he kept going into debt, big debt, he never could pay it his whole life. Dangerous people he was involved with, that he owed money to. They say to him to pay up now or die. He ask for time. But they kill his wife, make it look like car accident, but it wasn’t. Then they say to him that they would take Lena to pay debt and he would be free. But he knew what they meant, he did not want that for Lena. He took chance and sent Lena to us, hoping they wouldn’t find her. They lived in Switzerland then. Lena came to us, she was 16, that was 14 years ago.

Shortly after coming here they killed her dad too. It was so hard on Lena. I never told her what was happening. We lived in northern France at the time, but I sold our home and came out here, this place was ours but no one had lived here for many years so it needed a lot of work. We didn’t mind that however, it was kind of fun fixing up the old place. I thought we would all be safe out here. But now, after 14 years, they still look for us.” Charlie looked at me. “I don’t want anything to happen to Lena. I don’t want those people to get her for their wicked work. She is a beautiful girl. That’s why I wanted you out here, to protect Lena. If you want more money now since this is not what you expected, then I will pay, just tell me how much. I want Lena safe. I can tell already that I trust you, I trust you with Lena, look after her please.

Lots of trees bordered the property.

My wife and I don’t care about ourselves, we’re old, but Lena should have better…will you look after her for us?” “Charlie,” I said, “don’t worry, I will stay on the case, and yes, I will look after Lena, and all 3 of you.” Charlie had tears in his eyes, it was easy to see how much he loved Lena. “Grandpa,” said Lena quietly, “why didn’t you tell me all of this before?” She had been standing at the barn doors listening to us. “I was just trying to keep your father’s problems a secret,” Charlie said. They hugged each other, both crying. Meow, meow.=We protect Lena and grandparents, we not let bad humans do anything to Lena. Maybe we take her home with us too. Lena turned to Muffin, then came over and picked her up and hugged her. “Thank you very much Muffin,” she said.

Closer to the house things were nicely looked after.

Charlie looked a bit puzzled, we get that look from people a lot for some reason. Meow.=You not worry, we on case now, we keep you safe. Lena picked up Mr. Cat too and gave him a big hug. “Well, it’s good that we all know what’s going on, that will help a lot,” I said, “now it’s also important that you listen to me so that we can all keep safe.” We all head back to the house. Charlie turns to me, “Lena is also very good cook, he said while raising his eyebrows and a smile on his face. Hmm, a little matchmaking possibly? Can’t be, I just got here. But he was right, Lena is a good cook and we had a delicious meal. We talked a bit about the treasure after dinner then we all decided on getting to bed early and looking for that treasure in earnest tomorrow. Once in our bedroom we unpacked and settled down to talk a bit. Meow, meow.=Something not right, I know. Meow.=Yes, I feel it too.

To Be Continued.

Pictures of Mr. Cat above are supplied by his human, Nina.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

48 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. The Curious Letter. Chapter 6.

    • She does sense things, especially when it’s something that isn’t good. But what is it? She doesn’t always know that part.πŸ€”πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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    • Yes, I thought there had to be more than a treasure hunt. But this was a surprise. Somehow I think maybe Charlie hasn’t told us everything.πŸ€”πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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    • As long as she doesn’t sink those teeth into me.πŸ™„πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈI knew there had to be something more than a treasure hunt, I knew it.

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      • Your feet get a break finally.. 🀭🀭 let’s hope they don’t get broke!🀭🀭 Yep you were on yhe money with that!!

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      • Only because I told you.πŸ™„ It was 57 here today and sunny.🌞😎 Got phase 2 of new feeder done today.πŸ™‚ Nearly died.πŸ€• Now I’m worn out past being worn out.πŸ€ͺπŸ₯±πŸ˜•

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      • Glad to hear you had a nice warm day! I won’t tell you we hit 79 here today! (That would be gloating so I won’t say it)
        You need to pace yourself a little bit… you’re not as young as you were yesterday!πŸ₯΄πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

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      • Good thing you didn’t tell me that or I would have to jump up and down, hit my head with insulators, scream and hide under the bed.
        I was pacing myself, I won’t tell you how long it took me to do that little bit of work out there which took longer than I expected due to some minor details that hadn’t been considered because they weren’t part of the plan and some things that went a bit wrong and had to be adjusted which caused things to take longer than I expected plus the addition of something I didn’t have in the original plans which then took a little longer too so overall things went well but longer than expected and I nearly fell off the deck which was a close call really and would not have been fun and then those boxes I had to stand on kept moving around while I was using my drill which I had to do with my left hand and I’m not left handed so that took longer than expected since I ended up drilling holes all over except where they were supposed to be but it still turned out okay but it took longer than expected therefore I’m kinda worn out now.πŸ€ͺ😡😳

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      • With all that extra work no wonder you’re tired! You’re not as young as you were yesterday ya know! You shoild pace yourself even more tomorrow. Cause you won’t be as young tomorrow as you were today which means your older! See? So slow down!πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ€­

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      • My day is going to be a bit messed up tomorrow since I gotta go to the pharmacy and get shot in the morning. Going to be cooler tomorrow, 45.

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      • Great, no one told me I needed to bring a duck.πŸ˜’ Guess I will have to sign off early, need to lie down so may as well go to bed.πŸ€ͺ Not as young as I was yesterday ya know.😲 I heard that somewhere.πŸ€” Good night Dusty. Talk tomorrow.😁😴😴

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  1. Hmmm… now what ? The cat team is onto something…something big I imagine ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜Ύ

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    • It might have to do with the lack of mice, or too many mice, or is Charlie telling the whole truth? Have to wait and see…πŸ€”πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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    • Yes, Muffin is good at sensing things ahead of time, now just to figure out what she’s worried about.πŸ€”πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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    • Yes, Charlie is a good man I think, he definitely loves Lena but I think he might still be holding back something. Perhaps he would have kept talking but Lena came along right then. The cats and I need to do some talking now.πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  2. What can grandparents do for their nephews 😍
    I like this family, hopefully they say the true 😼😻 but seems something fishy too 😼 πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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    • Yes, I think that Charlie is genuine, but I’m not sure he has told me everything yet, maybe he would have said more if Lena hadn’t come in. The cats sense something wrong, but what? We need to have our talk now so they can tell me what they think.πŸ€”πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  3. Wow that was fast again, his poor wife and heartless killers πŸ˜”πŸ€” catch them Steve they deserve a punishment , and Muffin& Mr Cat both will always knew that, I’m sure they will take this case to the right place 😻

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  4. I can’t see the photos because my internet is too weak, but you just can’t resist it do you? You must end such a touching episode with a ominous cliffhanger 😦 πŸ˜€

    I got two more episodes before catching up but they must wait. I need to get some writing done myself.

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    • Yes, me and my cliffhangers, don’t you just love them? Thanks Jessica, oh my, can’t see the photos? I hope you can see them in the next 2, they are so good and fit the story so nice with poor Mr…with…sniff, sniff, I can’t talk.πŸ˜±πŸ˜ΏπŸ˜ΏπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ
      Glad you like it anyway! Have a great day Jessica!😁🌞😻

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      • Oh my, what will you do the next time…um, that I have one?πŸ˜¬πŸ™„
        My feet?πŸ€” Hey, all those bandages help keep them warm.πŸ˜› A little difficult walking,πŸ™„ but warm!πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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