The Investigators, Inc. The English Hotel Case. Chapter 13. 2 Down.

Kristina was almost ready to attack M after he punched me like he did, but she knew that would not be the best way to handle things. However, it was too much for Crystal and she exploded at M! “What are you doing?” she yelled, “after all we have done for you and helped you so that those diamonds will be yours! You had no right to hit Steve, he was just telling you the truth, it will take all 5 of us to get those diamonds for you!

Now, if Steve is not better by tomorrow you will not get those diamonds, you need to think once in a while instead of letting your rage take over!” M turned so red it looked like his head would truly explode. “You dare to talk to me that way!!” he boomed, “no woman talks to me like that, and I mean NO woman can talk to me that way!!” He then punched Crystal in the stomach, very hard and she went sliding across the floor. Sigurbjorn went over to her to help.

Galyna was by me and Kristina just looked at M. She knew fighting would just get them killed right now, there were 4 guards with guns out, plus Marven and M. But even with his size, she knew they could beat M in a fight, but they could not beat guns, so she remained as calm as she could make herself. “Any more arguments?” boomed M. “No sir,” said Kristina, “you are the boss.” “Good, I am glad that you have sense,” he said quite calmly now.

Then he told Marven to take us all back to our room and lock us in there. He did so, but before he left, he said, “I am sorry this happened, I will see what I can do.” Then he left, leaving guards at the door. After a while, once he knew M had cooled off sufficiently, Marven went to him. “I hate to bring this up M, sir,” he began, “but it would be terrible to lose your chance at getting those diamonds tomorrow. Their system will crash no matter what, so they will know someone was planning to steal the diamonds.

That means the next museum will make sure their system cannot be taken down so easily, which would make it impossible to steal those diamonds. This is our best opportunity. I have been following their planning and now with the double guards, they will need to have all 5 of them if they hope to get those diamonds for you.” “Yes, yes, I know,” said M, “I have been thinking that way myself and I do not want to miss out on those diamonds. But they must still be punished.”

“Well, they are going to be killed tomorrow anyway,” said Marven, “and they need to eat so they can do their job well. Going into that museum with grumbling stomachs will just attract attention.” “Hmm, I was just thinking that way myself,” said M, “keep them in their room, but feed them dinner and breakfast.” “Very good M,” said Marven smiling, “you are brilliant in the way you think of these things.” “Yes, I am brilliant and my ideas are always brilliant,” said M with a proud look on his face. “Yes sir,” said Marven, “I would say you are the most brilliant man I have known, or even heard about.”

“Naturally,” said M, “I think you might actually be using that brain of yours after all. I was beginning to wonder if you even had a brain. Now for my nap.” He laughed as he went to his bedroom. But Marven was certainly not laughing. He brought food to us and said that all 5 of us would be allowed to go. He also reminded us that M has planned to kill us after we steal the diamonds, but then he told us not to worry about that part, since he was in charge of that.

We did get a good meal, though Crystal and I did not really feel like eating much. I asked Crystal if she was okay and she said yes, but I do not believe her. She is hurting more than she will tell us. The next morning we had a good breakfast, though again, Crystal and I did not eat much, especially Crystal. I asked Galyna to talk with her, but Crystal insisted she was fine, just still sore. M had hit her harder than he hit me, I am sure of that.

Meanwhile, “Well, it is getting close to time,” said Sky, “I guess we better get ourselves in position.” Some would go inside the museum and some would stay outside. Sky, Angel, Tracy and John went inside the museum about 20 minutes before 2pm, while Rock, Astrid, Macey and Ashley stayed outside, with Storm. Muffin and MC came inside, secretly, with Rock who dropped them off behind some plants, then he went back out.

Just before 2 M came along in his big van and parked on the side street where we would come with the diamonds. The side door of the van was open so M could see things. The Major just smiled when he saw the van park in front of his car. Crystal was with me, but I could see she was having trouble…

To Be Continued.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

26 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The English Hotel Case. Chapter 13. 2 Down.

  1. Ooooo…. M is withing the Majors striking distance!! I hope M like swimming with the fish’s!🀨 That’s where he belong’s!!🀨 It look like Marven has made his decision as to which side he’s on!😁

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    • Yes, I think M is on his last day. And Marven has indeed chosen sides now, which is good. But now, what happens next?πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • I’m guessing….πŸ€”πŸ™„ That the power goes out and before you even get to the diamonds πŸ’Ž that the Major takes M for a little ride on his boat 🚒 and Marven gets you out the front door and no one is the wiser as to why the power failed!😁😊

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      • Well, we are too far from water for a boat ride for M, so there will be some other way to deal with him I am sure. Marven is supposed to stay outside, but Sky and the others will be inside to help us anyway. Marven has other plans for his team outside and I don’t think his team will like it too much. But there is another problem that has arisen.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Yep, I hope he does it right too. If he does we will help him get on track, though not with our team.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • That is true, but I just don’t think he would be a good fit for the team. I can tell these things. If he keeps himself clean for a while and wants to join, then I will look at it. But we will help him out anyway.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • We will give him enough money to keep him going for a while until he can find a proper job. He needs to do some thinking on his own for a while.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Well, we have to see how he handles things at the museum. Hopefully he was telling the truth when he said we don’t have to worry. But will he take a chance turning the others into the police? That could land him in jail too. He doesn’t know what we will do.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Well, yes, those are pressing matters too, however there are a lot of things going on right now, some we know and some we don’t. Sometimes those don’t ones are the most important. But, there is one known that is most pressing at the moment.πŸ˜²πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Oh, good guess! She is having a very hard time right now, I can see it in her face. We really had no choice but to bring her along, but I don’t think she should be walking around.πŸ˜²πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Ya know what?? 🀒 I am going to call it a night. I’m sorry 😞 my head is just not allowing me to think enough to carry on a good dialog..
        I am gonna try to get some sleep. I will chat with you again tomorrow lord willing and my head don’t explode 🀯
        Good Night Buddy
        Sleep WellπŸ₯±πŸ˜΄πŸ’€

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  2. Talk about headaches ! 😳 you have several with Crystal and what to do with her…she probably is bleeding inside 😳 M needs to be done away in some manner before the diamonds are heisted ! I am glad that the cats are with you…maybe they can take care of M …πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ‘©πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦±β—οΈ

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    • Yes, that is what I am thinking too, that Crystal is bleeding inside and that could cause more problems for her. Well, the Major is going to deal with M I think, he will not be getting those diamonds either. Problems are not over yet though.πŸ˜²πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


  3. So many things are happening at once and still many unknowns. Like where is the control room, where are all the guards, will Crystal fall over from her internal injuries? So glad the team is all there working together. Much better to leave the diamonds at the museum. The Major should be dealing with M soon.

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    • Well, now that Crystal has hacked into their system and cut the electricity we really don’t need to know where the control room is located, though she did find out it’s in the basement which we would not be able to get at anyway. Yes, the guards are all over now so that is a big problem, but hopefully we can overcome that on the spot. I hope Crystal survives this, but I’m beginning to have my doubts.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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