The Investigators, Inc. Sky’s Past Returns. Chapter 5. The Alarm.

It was certainly hard to sit this one out, especially with Sky in such trouble. But I had no choice with this one. Not being able to walk would just make it impossible. Rock, John, Benson and our new man, Erisman, plus Clarence, went along. Of the girls, Kristina, Angel, Carine, Galyna, Ilda and Astrid, another new member, went along too. I also sent MC and Storm, but I asked Muffin to stay with me. I know she wanted to go and help get Sky, but she sensed I needed her right now, so she curled up with me purring.

Baldwin took me back to the clinic right away once the others left, our part was over. Baldwin almost wanted to go along on this one too, but I told him it would be a little too dangerous to risk his life. Sigurbjorn, Annelie, Tracy, Crystal and Sephira, another new member, stayed behind to help protect me. Right now, Sigurbjorn is giving me my daily massage. “You are much too tense Steve,” she said, “you must relax. You do not need to worry about the others.”

“I know, I am not worried,” I said, “we have a great team and I have full confidence in them. I am just worried about what Sky might have been through already and how it will affect her. I mean, she could be dead already. I do not know if I could handle that.” “You have to stop thinking like that Steve,” said Crystal, who had just come in the room, “it will tear you apart. Sky would not want that.”

“Yes, you are right,” I said sighing, “but it is still hard. And you do not need to stay late, get back to the chateau while it is still daylight.” “No way,” said Crystal, “all of us remaining girls are staying here at the clinic until the others get home. And I am staying right in this room with you. Sky asked me if anything happened to her so she could not be here with you, then she wanted me to stay here.”

“I believe that,” I said, “Sky seemed to know that Carole Ann would get her eventually. That is what she told me. But Carole Ann will not win this time, it is her last game.” “Yes, she needs to be stopped,” said Crystal, “she has hurt, and killed, too many women and girls.” The clinic is so much larger now than it was, with many safety systems built in. The windows are all bullet proof glass, but even still, once it gets dark all the windows are automatically sealed with steel shutters, as are the doors. There are rooms for people to stay, if necessary, like right now. Rock felt more at ease knowing that Annelie would be staying here too.

Meanwhile… “This is some jet,” said Clarence, “I mean, it is huge, it looks like a large hotel room.” “Yep,” said John, “and there are 4 bedrooms, plus these seats open into beds as well, which is where we will be sleeping.” John introduced Clarence to the rest of the team. “These girls are really good?” asked Clarence. “You remember Cindy?” John asked, “well, each of these girls are like that. And they can handle guns, plus each of them has a unique ability which makes this team the best there is anywhere.”

“What about the two cats Johnny,” he asked. “Those cats are well trained to do different jobs,” replied John, “they can sniff out poison in food, sniff out drugs and explosives too. And MC here can pick locks better than most humans.” “A cat that can pick locks,” said Clarence, “that is something I gotta see.” They slept most of the way so they would be fresh for the job. It seemed like a long trip, but now they were landing at the airport.

They were met by two vans; the guys took one and the girls in the other. “Hey, what about weapons Johnny?” asked Clarence. John pushed a button and the walls of the van slid down, revealing numerous guns and other things. “Will ya look at that!” exclaimed Clarence, “this guy you work for, he does not miss a thing.” John just laughed and asked Clarence to pick what he wants. He also gave him a vest to wear, but he said no to that. John did not wear one either then, but the others did.

“There is a place where we can hide these vans so Carole Ann will not see them,” said Clarence, “but it is still close to her building.” It was nearly midnight when they arrived at the tall office building, with a store on the main floor. “We will have to go in the back door and turn off the alarm for the store,” said Clarence, “and once the door is unlocked, we have 45 seconds to turn off the alarm.”

“That will be a job for Astrid,” said John. Carine held MC while he picked the lock on the door, in record time too. Clarence took Astrid to the alarm system panel. Only 40 seconds to go…

To Be Continued.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

27 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. Sky’s Past Returns. Chapter 5. The Alarm.

  1. Good thing Muffin is with you ! 😻 , I see Baldwin wants to keep you safe ! But an unseen traitor is among you ! Watch out ! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜³πŸ€”πŸ˜²β—οΈ

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    • There are no traitors in our group now, we dealt with them before. We have good care at our little hospital now, but I think we need one more nurse. Hopefully I will soon be back on my feet, and Sky will be back with us. I hope. But what has Carole Ann done to her? Time is ticking. πŸ˜¬πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  2. You can have the best security equipment but need trustworthy staff. Is the new physician and nurse really trustworthy. There are so many new people that haven’t worked with the team. Hope your clinic team keeps close watch on you and the medical personnel.

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    • Yes, I think our new hospital team is trustworthy, both come from the regular medical profession and we ran very thorough background checks on them both. However, that is one reason why the girls are staying here at the clinic too, so they can keep an eye on things. Plus Muffin is here to watch and analyze them both. But right now, getting Sky is the most important thing. Will the team be in time? πŸ˜¬πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  3. I thought you said Storm was staying with and Muffin and MC were going Along? πŸ€” Although I’m not sure it makes much difference. They’re pretty much interchangeable. 😁

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    • I changed my mind on that. I wanted Muffin with me. She is also a good judge of character to keep an eye on our new medical team, though I doubt there is a problem with them. My main concern is Sky, will they get to her in time? Problems are coming for our team, and time is the biggest challenge for them! πŸ˜¬πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yep! Someone could get shot and killed or even worse!!😳😲 What would happen if Clarence were to get killed?? The Major wouldn’t be happy I’ll bet?

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      • Yep, Clarence has warned the team what to expect in Carole’s underground den. Lots of traps and alarms, plus where Sky might be won’t be easy to get at. But we need to shut off that first alarm or she will have too much warning we are coming. Well, the Major did give permission to Clarence to come and help us, so he can’t complain too much if Clarence dies, but the team is going to protect him best they can. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • That’s a given… still it would be unfortunate πŸ˜• I hope their exit plan is a good one?😬 It would be a shame to get all the way to Sky and then have it all go bad!!😲😳

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      • Yes indeed! But one never knows what could happen in such a situation. Once in, there will not be many ways out, except likely the way in. They could get trapped, and killed. But Clarence knows that building inside out, if there is another way out, he will know about it. But finding Sky might not be easy and she could be killed before they reach her. Or perhaps worse. πŸ˜¬πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yep. Carole Ann hates beautiful women and will make them less beautiful if they do not cooperate with her. That worries me. πŸ˜²πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yep, that’s for sure. So time is important. But can it be done in time? I think some bad news is waiting for us! πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • They have to shut off that alarm, but without knowing the code, how can they do it? Maybe they will just have to forget it and rush in, hoping for the best. πŸ˜ŸπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yep, but she still has to figure out the code to turn it off. Even a 4 digit code has dozens of combinations. And if she doesn’t get it within 3 tries, that alarm will go off anyway. πŸ˜¬πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Nope, he has no idea, strictly up to our alarm specialist. She’s new, I hope she’s good! πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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