The Investigators, Inc. The Case of Carrie’s Family. Chapter 10. Gold Fever.

Menton was still swinging his arms, even after the ghost disappeared. “Dad, stop, the ghost is gone now,” said Willie. Menton stopped, totally worn out. “Dad, I am like totally scared now,” said Kenny, “that ghost said Painter would kill us all, and that ghost was you!” “Shut up, shut up, both of you!” he yelled, as he sat on the edge of the bed, “let me think, I have to think. I am sure Painter is behind all of this, he must be.”

“But how would he know all these details,” said Willie, “he does not even know about how you treated Carrie, and he certainly would know nothing about our real mom.” “Carrie could have told him things,” he responded, “except about your mother. That part has me stumped.” Then a thought came to Menton, though he did not say anything.

Perhaps his sons, or one of them anyway, had gone to Painter and told him what he had been planning. Willie is the only logical choice there, Kenny is too stupid according to Menton. And Willie is staying much calmer than Kenny through all this. It must be Willie. So Menton decided right then that only Kenny would come with him, and they would not go to California, since Painter likely knows about that, they would go to Minnesota for a while first.

Painter would never think they would go there. So, they could stay there for a year or so, then go to California, but a different area of the state, just in case. After all, they have so much money now they can afford to just relax for a year before starting something new. Plus he has his own private “bank” as well as the different bank accounts. Not even his boys know about that one!

Right after those people leave Menton would kill Willie and hide him in that secret room, after getting all of his gold out of there. Yeah, that is what he will do. Maybe he should kill Kenny too. No, wait, Kenny will be handy to have around for a while, until they get settled in California anyway. Once they are safely in Minnesota, he will call the police and let them know that Painter has killed Willie.

That will take care of Painter for a long time. Menton actually was enjoying his idea. It was now 5am, those people will not be here for another 4 hours he thought to himself. He told his sons to start packing while he made some breakfast. Poor Kenny was still so scared that he could not eat. Even Willie did not eat much, but Menton enjoyed his breakfast.

At precisely 9am we showed up at the door. Menton and his sons were drinking coffee in the kitchen. Kenny let us in and his eyes just got so wide when Rock came in and looked down at him. “Okay cats, get going,” I said. “What are you looking for now?” growled Menton, “you already took everything I had.” “Oh, I just like to be thorough,” I said, “sometimes things are missed the first time round.”

After a few minutes Storm stopped at that cabinet and meowed. “What is behind there Menton?” I asked. “Just a wall,” he said very calmly. “Rock, check it out,” I said. Rock ripped the cabinet, and door apart revealing the large safe. “Well, well, we did miss something after all,” I said, looking at Menton. “I wonder how that got in there?” said Menton sarcastically, “must be those nasty mice.” “Open it,” I said.

“Open it yourself,” he growled. Rock went over, picked him up and threw him against the safe. “The Lieutenant said to open it,” he boomed. Menton did so and it was full of drugs, a few guns and lots of money. “You certainly have a lot of money for a man in your position,” I said, “I wonder what Painter would say about this.”

MC then squeezed past the safe to a spot beside it and began to bounce up and down. Meow,meow.=That his gold fever bounce. Rock pulled the safe out and I looked in the opening. What I saw was quite amazing, it was full of gold bars. “That is a lot of gold,” I said. “Yeah, dad has been hiding gold in there since we were little,” said Willie, “he did not think we knew about it.”

“You brat!” yelled Menton, “I will kill you right now for that!” He then grabbed Willie by the throat. I told Rock to stop him, which he did, and hit Menton so hard he knocked him out. “Think we can haul that in the van Mac?” I asked. “Oh yeah, I made sure to get a heavy duty job, just in case,” replied Mac.

Soon the guys were hauling gold out to the van. Menton woke up just as we were finishing. “Hey, you cannot take all of it, that is mine!” he bellowed, and got up. Sky then kicked him and he fell back onto the couch. “Well Menton, I will take the gold and you can have the money in the bank,” I said as we left…

To Be Continued.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

46 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Case of Carrie’s Family. Chapter 10. Gold Fever.

  1. Poor Willie drew the short straw without even being involved!🀭 Amazing how guys like Menton only consider themselves as victims of others plotting, and not their own actions and stupidity πŸ™„ πŸ€” πŸ˜’

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  2. a Time to reflect πŸ€” Much is happening right now ! Whatever is ahead of you can be very dangerous ! As you know it ! Be cautious ! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦±πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜»β—οΈ

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    • Yes, I do not trust Painter any more than I trust Menton. We will proceed with caution and we do have this part planned out carefully too. So far everything has gone perfectly, but that can change anytime!πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ‘»πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


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