The Investigators, Inc. Married. Chapter 9.

Lying down my leg was paining so badly it was hard to sleep so Stan gave me some pain relief medicine and because it was a needle, it worked very fast. The night went by quietly and quickly. The guys brought food with them and a propane powered cooler and camp type stove to use. Nice to have some coffee again. My leg was still bothering me a lot and I could tell Stan was a bit worried about that. But he cleaned it up good and put a new bandage on it. During breakfast we talked a bit about what to do next. “The caves are a logical start,” I said, “a voice came out of one after we had been in there, so my guess is a secret room.”

Why we always go look for ghosts?

Meow,meow!=It ghosts! We stay away from caves, too dangerous, not like idea. Meow.=I agree with Muffin, something not feel right about caves, we in danger going there. Hmm, both cats are against the idea. Since we had no other lead, off we went to the caves. We checked both of them but there was no sign at all that there might be a secret room in either of them. I had the phone number of the store in that village so I called it. A man answered and I could hear other voices in the background. I asked what time they were open during the day. He said 8 to 8 every day. Hmm, we were there at 5 yesterday. I thanked him and hung up. I told the others. Either the place is actually open or the call is redirected somewhere else. But we had to check.

I agree with Muffin, we stay here and nap.

So off we went back to the village. No one was there and now all the buildings were empty, no furniture or anything, even the store was completely empty. What is going on here? I decide we should go look at the insect man’s house, so we followed the trail and…there was the house, just as it was the first time! There wasn’t even any sign of a fire around the place. It was totally engulfed with flames when we left, how is this possible? Meow,meow!?=See? I told you ghosts here! “Forget the ghosts Muffin, no ghosts built this house overnight. We left here at 6 yesterday, it’s now noon, so they had 18 hours to rebuild the house. With the right crew it could easily be done, especially if everything was ready to go. We looked around but no sign of the insect man or any insects.

We decide to head back to the hotel. Once back there was a recording device on one of the porch tables. I turn it on. “Hi Steve, you likely already know who this is, if not you should give up the PI business. I never thought you could get Lena off the island, but you did it. She’s the one I want because that will hurt you more than anything. I can’t get at her now, so you have won this round. Go ahead and call your boat, you are free to go. I already left last night so you won’t find anything more here. But I will be back sometime, you can’t stay hidden forever. Good luck, I’m watching.”

Hmm, that’s it. Meow=that Katharina, no doubt, she change voice a little, but it her. Meow,meow=Yep, we can tell vibration, every human different, like fingerprint, it definitely Katharina. “Well, I agree with you two on this one,” I said, “but how will we ever find her. I guess we may as well call the boat.” Stan did that and the boat came within view. A small boat was soon on the way to pick us up. “That’s not our boat,” said Mike, “take a look.” He was the only one with binoculars. The others looked and agree, it was a different boat. “Okay everyone,” I said, “get ready to welcome our guests.” We all started to run and hide.

Baldwin’s boat finally coming in for us.

Someone in the boat started to fire at us. Mike and Will were down. Then I was hit and fell. The cats ran up as close as they dared and shot their fire bombs. The boat was immediately in flames! One man jumped out and Stan shot him. The large boat disappeared. Then Stan came over to me, I wasn’t hurt bad and called Baldwin. He got in touch with his boat and it was soon here to pick us up. None of the guys were killed, only wounded. The bullet just grazed me and Stan had me patched up quickly. He didn’t like the idea of leaving me, but I insisted. Everyone, except the cats and I, went on the boat. And Katharina gets away. Or has she?

To Be Continued.

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

Previous chapters of this story, and other stories, can be found on my home page under “The Investigators, Inc.” and “20/20 Investigations, Inc.”

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

77 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. Married. Chapter 9.

    • Yes indeed, I never would have thought so. She wants Lena, which is why I didn’t go back with the others. But now that I know who it is makes things a bit easier, I know a little about how she thinks and that helps me.

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  1. Or has she??๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Sounds very ominous!!๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ But han you find Kathrrina?? Wher in the World could she be??๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  2. The intrigue continues ! What more can your body take ? I noticed that you did not take the catsโ€™ advice…hmmm…โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐ŸŒดโ›ด๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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    • So true, but those caves were the only clue we had. But nothing was there.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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  3. 18 hours to rebuild a houseโ€ฆthatโ€™s a pretty impressive job what Katharina is doing! Of course she wants Lena! I hope youโ€™ll get her first! ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ

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    • Well, I know it can be done, just needs to be a pre fab house and a crew of guys can do it in that time. But everything would have to be ready and close at hand. Yes, I need to make sure Lena is safe.๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ‘ฉ

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  4. Ohoh it’s Katharina, how dare she, and her evil plan. Your smart brain helped you escape from there, and treat your body with some respect, how many bullets it can kiss and take it ๐Ÿ™„ you should be more careful ๐Ÿง.. and find that witch Katharina and show her who you are.๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    • Right, I’ll show her!!๐Ÿ˜  Or she’ll show me!!๐Ÿ˜ณ Which one will it be?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ Just wait and see!!๐Ÿ™„ You won’t believe what happens in chapter 12!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€

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      • Now, you are promoting this โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰ you are already doing this ๐Ÿ˜I need to go read the next one, problem is, I’m losing lot of time thinking ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ and that’s useless ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • What?๐Ÿ˜ฒ Thinking is useless?๐Ÿ˜ณ Why didn’t someone tell me that sooner?๐Ÿค” All that time wasted. Sigh.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฏ

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      • I’ve been wasting thinking useless things, I am saying thinking is good, but what I was thinking is useless. You are a legendary thinker ๐Ÿ˜‰ not like the one I do ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • I don’t know, I can do useless thinking as good as anyone!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ And I’m a legend at that too! I think.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

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