The Investigators, Inc. The Case That Is Not. Chapter 5. Sky.

“The bathroom is through that door if you would like to freshen up a bit,” said Jenny, “then there are your favorite pancakes waiting for breakfast. Plus, lots of hot coffee.” “Finally, someone who knows the joy of having hot coffee,” I said as I went into the bathroom. “When you are done, Sky will bring you downstairs,” said Jenny. I came out expecting to see some giant of a man waiting for me.

Instead, it was a woman, about 5 foot 6inches tall and maybe 120 pounds, with long blonde hair, and very pretty. “I take it you must be Sky,” I said. She did not say anything, just pointed the way ahead while she followed behind me. Very strange. We got to the kitchen, and I sat down to enjoy my breakfast. “Um, it is safe to eat, right?” I asked.

“Sky, taste the pancakes for Steve,” said Jenny. She took my fork and did so, then handed the fork back to me. I look at her to make sure she swallows. “Does she talk too?” I ask. There was a faint smile from Sky. “Yes, she talks, and she is also lethal,” said Jenny, “so please do not try anything.” “Thanks for the warning,” I said, “how have you been?”

“Steve, this is terrible, I am so lonely here,” she complained, “that is why I brought you here. Well, other things too.” “This is dangerous,” I said. “I know, but it had to be done,” she answered, “Lavina wants you dead, and she needs to be stopped. And I know that someone in your organization, someone close to you, works for Lavina. That person is there to kill you Steve.”

“Hmm, well, that does narrow it down a bit,” I said frowning, “Rock is my best friend, but I cannot see him as a traitor. Chung and I are close too, Mr. B, Jenny, Carine, Sigurbjorn, Galyna and Mriya. They would all be the closest, I guess.” “I do not believe it is a man,” said Jenny, “it must be a woman. It is definitely not Mr. B, Rock, or Chung. I mean, Chung has been my friend for a very long time, he would never betray you.”

“I agree with that,” I said, “Chung is completely trustworthy. That leaves those five girls.” “Yes, it must be one of them,” said Jenny, “but I do not know which one. It is hard to think of anyone being a traitor, but one of them is, so you will need to be very careful when you get back.” “How do I explain this little side trip of mine?” I asked. “Hey, you are a PI,” she said, “I am sure you can think of something.” “Hey, I am supposed to find things,” I said, “not think up fictional stories!”

That got them both laughing. “Oh, she laughs too,” I said, referring to Sky. “It is a good thing I like you,” she said, “or I would slap you for that.” “Go ahead, Sky,” said Jenny, “you may slap him.” “No, no!” I exclaimed, “I apologize, that was not a nice thing to say.” “Aww, now you ruined a nice slap,” said Sky smiling. She did give me a very soft slap anyway.

“Make sure the cats check out those 5 women closely Steve,” said Jenny, “that should be your first test.” “Yes, I will definitely do that,” I said, “although Muffin might let her feelings get in the way with Jenny and Sigurbjorn. Muffin just loves them. But MC and Storm will be fine checking them anyway.” “Good,” said Jenny, “and your medicine, it should only be given to you by Chung from now on. At least until you find the traitor.” “Yes, that would be a good idea,” I agreed.

That night I was to break out and escape, but we need to do it realistically, which might be hard. But Sky will be disguised and help me get past the guards. She will pretend to come in to rescue me and bring a dart gun for me. The time came, and Sky climbed up a rope ladder to my room, which had the bars removed from the window. She gave me a dart gun and shot Jenny to put her to sleep. Then she slammed the bedroom door which alerted a guard to come running, then shot him too.

Off we went, meeting two more guards which I took care of this time. We went through some trees to a waiting car and left in a hurry. “Um, how fast are we going?” I asked, knowing it was very fast indeed. “Do you really want to know?” she asked in return, smiling. “No, forget it,” I said. We came to a little service station which was closed.

I got out and Sky hit me, knocking me to the ground. Then she kicked me in the stomach. Then she dropped some coins on the ground. “You found these coins on the ground,” she said, then she helped me get up. “Did you have to kick me so hard?” I asked. “It must be realistic, in case someone asks,” she said smiling, “here, I will help, you will never find the coins in the dark.

This place opens early, about 6, they have a good breakfast. You were hitchhiking, got beat up and robbed.” Then she smiled again and kissed me. “Please Steve, be very careful,” she said seriously, “I would like to meet you again, and that beautiful cat of yours.” Then she got in her car and took off fast. I looked down. She had dropped a phone. I pressed my alarm and called Annelie…

To Be Continued.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

29 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Case That Is Not. Chapter 5. Sky.

  1. Now I’m confused with Jenny and Jenny! Are they the same Jenny or are they two different Jenny’s? Because the story makes it sound like two Jenny’s not the same Jenny twice!! Mental note to self… (keep track of how many Jenny’s can be in one chapter of this case!)

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    • Hmm, let’s see, if we go back to the last chapter, Jenny was on board the yacht with everyone else. Now Jenny is here. But we talked about Jenny as being a possible traitor, along with 4 other women. So, can this Jenny be the other Jenny? Doesn’t sound like it. Now, who is this Jenny? The Jenny that tried to kill me way back and ended up in prison? Or a different Jenny altogether? Hmm, confusion reigns. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Well… if your confused and you wrote it! Imagine poor me starting from a place of confusion being absolutely turned inside out trying to follow all this??πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

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      • Well, at least we know there are two Jenny’s anyway. But who is this Jenny I was talking to? It sounded like we were friends, sort of anyway. Hard to imagine that old Jenny wanting to help me. And then there is Sky. A strange woman indeed. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • I’m thinkin that Kat never really died! I think this Jenny is really Jenny and the other Jenny is actually Kat pretending to be Jenny to find out who the real traitor is! How’s that for a far out theory??πŸ€¨πŸ˜›πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Then why would she say that Jenny is one of the possible traitors? That would not make sense. And if that Jenny is really Kat, why would we need to get married? And if Kat was alive, why would Jenny and I want to get married? Kat has been gone a long time now, months really. Interesting theory, but a few flaws in it. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • That’s good though, shows a bit of thought involved. Now we just need to find the traitor. I would like to have Sky on our team, instead of on Jenny’s team. But not much chance of that. She sure kicks hard though. πŸ™„πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yes, that is for sure. Amazing though, we have tough standards for letting people into the team, yet a traitor still makes it through. But I think she was probably okay at the start, maybe a better price was offered to her to switch sides. Still hard to think it could be any of these 5, but it must be. My first test will be rather odd, and I don’t like to do it, but it will either clear or condemn one of the girls. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Nope, they will check all of them, but that is not the first test. To make sure they do it right, I will ask the cats to check everyone, a new routine testing for the team. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yes, the first test comes first, um, right, and the cats test will also get started once I arrive home. But the first test will begin before I get home. I will have to get, uh, creative, to get this one done. I am sure there will be opposition to it and I don’t even want to do it, but it’s the best way I can think of at the moment. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Something rather odd I must admit, but I am setting a trap, and hopefully it works because it is a very hard thing for me to do. πŸ€”πŸ˜―πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yes indeed and we need to find the traitor, sooner, rather than later. I definitely owe a lot to Jenny for helping me with this. πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • It’s okay, Mr. B has a big wallet. Speaking of wallets, mine is gone! That sneaky little pickpocketing Sky! πŸ˜―πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yes, good thinking. Will I ever know? If I ever meet her again, which is highly unlikely, I will, I will… congratulate her on her amazing pickpocketing skills! After all, she is kinda tough. πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  2. You are on to something…πŸ€”… I am not ! 😳 Interesting plot ! You are too trusting the ones on your team ! Does’t the kick tell you something about her ? Hmmm…πŸ€”β—οΈ

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    • Yes, I am just not sure what at the moment. Well, a team is no good if we don’t trust each other. Yes, it tells me she can kick hard, and yet I’m sure she was holding back. An interesting woman however. Maybe today will reveal more, or not. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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