The Investigators, Inc. Treasure Hunt. Chapter 6.

Here I am, sitting in this big chair, thinking, while the others get some much needed sleep. There is a lot to think about, things that don’t make sense, is there a treasure? What is this Baldwin guy up to, is he telling the truth? Honestly, I think he is and right now he is about the only one that I can trust, even though that might seem odd. But people like him often don’t mind talking straight, even though I’m sure he must have some illegal dealings as part of his business. Hmm, I need to check something. Okay, now we’ll see…what’s this? An email from my lawyer, seems there is another PI company with a similar name and they want me to change mine or they’ll take me to court. Hmm, their name seems to be quite different, they must be having trouble buying food too. I don’t feel like spending a lot of money fighting this so I’ll change. I told my lawyer to ask for 30 days to change my name since I’m in the middle of a case. Amazing how something like this would come up right now. Oh well.

Got to help my human think, he need lots of help.

Now, what or who did we see? Was it Linnea? Was it just a 3D image of her? But her voice, it was definitely her voice, but how? I know she’s dead, I checked her myself. She has no other relative. But all that would be needed is someone who looks close enough, then with the right makeup it could be done, we only saw her for a few seconds really. But her voice. It’s odd. If Baldwin and his group are not the one’s killing, then who is? Does that mean that Gisela is still around? Perhaps she is. This is the way she operates, but I just don’t think it’s her. I don’t have any proof, but I still don’t think it’s her. I’m glad my chateau isn’t close to this one. At least we can relax there. Back to the treasure, why hasn’t anyone found it yet? Or has it been found, perhaps long ago, and no one mentioned it. That actually makes sense.

Wake up Mr. Cat, our turn to watch.

Suddenly I sit up. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Linnea was standing there in the doorway. “Steve, be careful,” she said, “sell the chateau and leave, do it for me.” Then she turned and ran down the hall to the door. I ran after her, but she was gone, just disappeared! How? Where? I searched around but was unable to find a hidden door. I must have the cats check that, there has to be a doorway here. Her voice, so clear. Something is wrong. Right then the cats showed up, it was their turn to watch. Meow,meow?=Something is wrong? What happen? I get them to check the hall for a hidden door. It didn’t take long and they found it. Now to get it open, but I decide to wait until morning, I don’t want to leave Calanthe behind, too dangerous. The remainder of the night passed quietly.

I told the cats not to mention Linnea to Calanthe, I don’t want her more scared than she is already. I know it can’t be Linnea, but they did a good job of finding someone to play the part. Mr. Cat found the spot on the floor that opened the door and in we went. Muffin stayed on my shoulder looking backward, Mr. Cat stayed just ahead of me looking for traps. We went down some narrow stairs, then followed down a narrow passage. There is quite a maze down here so I mark the passage as we walk along. Then we come to a dead end and…I woke up to Calanthe kissing me. What happened? Where are we? “We’re back in the cottage,” said Calanthe, “though I have no idea how we got here. And the cats are missing.” That woke me up quickly. I called them inside and outside, but no answer from them. We go to the chateau, perhaps they went there to look around.

This is getting too weird, what happened to us anyway? I asked Calanthe to make some pancakes for lunch, that’s the cats favorite, if they are around they will smell it. As the first pancakes were ready the cats came running and jumped onto the table. Apparently they woke up in the top bedroom of the tall tower. After we finished lunch we all went into the library. We stopped. “Good day Steve, I trust you enjoyed your lunch…”

To Be Continued.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

57 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. Treasure Hunt. Chapter 6.

    • Yes, it’s getting more mysterious all the time. And now who is here interrupting us, someone new or someone we already know? At least we were not hurt this time, but what actually happened? Did we even go anywhere? It couldn’t be a dream since it happened to all of us. So strange. Yes, I would like to get away from this place!


  1. I personally think you should not sell the place. I also think that β€œout of nowhere” email ties into this mystery. It is good you asked for 30 days to change the name, I don’t think you should change it at all. πŸ€”


  2. So much to take in ! As I said before DON’T TRUST ANYONE ! Except the cats , that is…waiting for the next chapter with anticipation ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ€­

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  3. This is getting weird. Sounds like you were drugged. I still don’t trust Calanthe but she has made all the food and coffee. That’s a little too convenient. Did she black out? there are illegal forces at work. Bee careful, Trust no one

    Laugh, and make the world a brighter place

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    • Yes, she does make the food and she always seems to be the first to wake up whenever we get drugged, which I think is what happened here. Could she be working with us only until we find the treasure? But she seems too genuine to be acting. Plus the cats still trust her. But this is getting very weird and who did we just meet? Someone we know, or someone new?

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  4. Oh my this is very strange! I believe Calanthe is in this too….she put something in the food 😾
    Don’t trust anyone Steve! I’m glad the cats are there though!

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    • Yes, I have thought about Calanthe, this is the second time she woke up first, plus surviving the poison, however, it’s hard not to trust her, but that could be me. But something is going on and I need to find out what it is. I failed Linnea, I can’t fail in this or I’m finished as a PI.πŸ˜³πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©

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  5. While I am deep in your story, I accidentally clicked the follow button. This happened again 😭 sigh, happened again. My network sucks! then I followed again and enabled notification… . intriguing, the story. Linnea is a surprise. let’s see what else we have.

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    • It’s nice to have you back again Simon! I was wondering why you had unfollowed me,πŸ€” I thought maybe I had said something wrong.😬🀯 I hope I didn’t, but I’m glad you followed again!😁😸🌞


      • I was wondering how it happened 😳 I usually search your blog and read as I have to go back further. Then I noticed the shocking news, your blog was not followed πŸ™„ I quickly followed again.☺️ No you did nothing, except thinking πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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      • That’s okay, several of my regular readers unfollowed me lately,😲 but came back when they noticed,😁 likely just a WP glitch that did it.πŸ€” But I don’t know what’s going on when it happens.😳 Nice that you are back anyway!😁😁


      • Problem is when I search and click your site name, the follow button comes first, with our impatience comes first, we click again, and there we lose a page πŸ˜” basically we can blame the internet for now πŸ˜„..Not to worry I am back

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