The Investigators, Inc. The Case of Carrie’s Family. Chapter 12. Menton’s End.

Meanwhile we had put up two wood crosses on the lawn close to the front door, with their names, date of birth and date of death, which was today. Kenny stopped when he saw them but Menton just laughed and continued inside. I doubt they will be laughing for very long, however. We cannot just go in there and kill them, that would be considered murder, but, we have a different plan.

I had called the Major who also knew the leader of the Lightning gang. His name is Ted Banter, so Major called him to let him know that Menton had talked, telling of his plans to kill Painter and his gang. So now Painter is planning a preemptive attack of his own to destroy the Lightning. “Menton has been cheating you and Painter,” said Major, “and he now has $25 million in the bank, which he is sending to a bank in Switzerland to keep it safe for now.

Then he plans to move up to Minneapolis for a year or so before moving to California.” “He will not get that far Major,” said Ted, “thanks for letting me know about this.” “Well, I cannot take the credit,” he replied, “a good friend of mine, that we call the Lieutenant, found out about this and informed me. He had been tracking down Menton to collect a debt from him.”

Major then gave Ted my phone number so he could call me if he wanted. He did, and I told him that Menton had just returned to his house. Ted must have been fairly close by as it only took him about 5 minutes to arrive. Now, back to Menton and Kenny just getting inside the house. “Dad! Look! It is you!” exclaimed Kenny, pointing to a body lying on the floor with those 3 bullet holes in his chest.

“It is just a trick Kenny, do not worry about a thing,” said Menton, “we will soon be on our way to Minneapolis and no one will be able to touch us again.” “I sure hope so,” said Kenny, “I am terrified by all that has been going on. I cannot wait to get out of here.” Menton was thinking he should have blamed both the boys so he could be rid of Kenny too. Still, there is that hidden spot under the house, he could kill Kenny and hide his body in there.

Since no one will be living in the house, his body would not likely be found for a long time. Then he could relax and enjoy things by himself. With Kenny around there would be no relaxing, he knew that for sure. Yeah, that is what he would do, the plan was perfect. He and Kenny came out into the living room after getting some coffee, but they both stopped and stared.

“Hello Menton, remember me?” said Ted, “we need to do some talking. But you better talk fast, I am a very impatient type man.” Ted had four men with him and all four had guns that Menton had sold to Ted. “What is going on here?” growled Menton, “you have no quarrel with me, I have always treated you fair.” “Oh yeah, that is true,” said Ted, “guess that is why you told Painter all about our plans. Guess that is why you have $25 million dollars in a bank account in Switzerland. That is my money Menton, and I want it back.”

“Who told you all that?” laughed Menton, “there was some guy here and stole all of your money from me. There was too many of them so I could not do anything. They even killed Willie, right in front of me too.” “You are lying Menton,” he said, “Painter killed Willie because you laid the blame on him for everything. I hate to change your plans on such short notice Menton, but that is what happens sometimes.”

Ted came back outside and then we heard gunshots. Ted’s men then came outside, got in their car and drove away. Mac, John and Vince went to check and found Menton and Kenny dead in the living room. Menton spent at least 25 years of his life putting together his fortune and never got a chance to enjoy any of it. He was a cold man who only cared about himself.

We left right then and from the airport we called the police to tell them about Menton and Kenny. Soon we were flying back to France and making plans for a big adoption ceremony for Carrie. Hopefully she will like her new parents. Now, we need some new names for Carrie and Tamara for their new identities. We will come up with a list of names and they can choose the one they want from the list.

When Carrie discovered who her new parents would be she jumped around so much I thought she would knock the jet off course! Meow,meow.=Me think she happy. Meow.=Yep, me thinking so too. Meowr.=Yep, I am agreeing too. Meowy.=Yep, me too. Meowi.=Yep, me too too. “Well dad, what do you think?” asked Sky. “Well mom, I am still letting it sink in,” I replied.

The End.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

25 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Case of Carrie’s Family. Chapter 12. Menton’s End.

    • I didn’t do anything, Banter is the one that killed Menton! Or were you thinking of Carrie? How did you know that? Thank you!πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Well… I figured Sky still wanted a family, and in your line of work, starting with an infant would be very difficult and dangerous. You know, leaving an orphan… but adopting means you get to be parents without all the years spent raising and educating a young child, which means you can still do your job and teach Carrie a trade while you work!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ And she’s old enough that if something were to happen to both you and Sky, she would be able to support herself being closer to an adult age.

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      • Wow! That’s good calculating! Yeah, we wanted children, but since Sky was unable to have any, then we decided that adoption was a good way to go. Then Carrie came along and we both had the same idea right away! And if something were to happen to us, the others in the team could help her out. I am sure she would want to stay with the team anyway. Now, if my memory would just come back.πŸ™„πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • You seemed to manage pretty well this last case.πŸ™„πŸ€” Who knows, maybe this not “having a past” will work out great for you?πŸ˜ƒ

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      • Well, I do have a lot of helpers and I have been relearning all about this investigative stuff. Good thing I don’t have to shoot though, I can’t hit anything anymore it seems. I just bluff my way through it. No matter how much practicing, I still don’t get better. Kind of odd. Fortunately those headaches didn’t bother me at the wrong times on this case. But I have a feeling that may change soon.πŸ˜²πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Do you think so? Oh my, I better start practicing again. But really, there a lot of strange people in my house, I think maybe Muffin and I better run out of here the first chance we get!πŸ˜²πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Teammates? I think they are all spies out to kill Muffin and I. There’s even a woman claiming to be my wife, but I know my wife died already, I have seen her grave.πŸ€¨πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • But what if they are the same person??πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ€”πŸ€” This could tricky!!
        I think that Muffin would probably take good care of you…😸

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      • But my wife’s name was Kat, this woman claims her name is Sky, so they are different. Muffin is the only one I can trust now, after all, it is our Investigative business and there are only the two of us in it.πŸ€¨πŸ™€πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Oh…. πŸ€”πŸ€” I see! So it’s like all of the things that happened since you were first in nowhere land until now never happened? Again?πŸ€” Sounds like the injections are not working at all anymore!

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      • That’s what everyone around here is saying too. I can’t trust anyone except Muffin, and Kathee, her dad is a lawyer and helped me get started with the Investigators. Then there is Trisha, I know her too, but I can’t quite remember who she is.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ™€πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • I’m gonna need a time machine to remember who all these people are!πŸ€”πŸ˜² They are familiar names, but I can’t remember their roles and cases…. I remember Kathy and her Dad. That was just refreshed recently. But Trisha, I can’t remember. πŸ™„πŸ€”

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      • Well, Trisha had a different name, but now she’s Trisha. Does that help? It is hard to keep up with names sometimes. But you know Trisha by a different name.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Hmm, that makes it tough then. You’ll kick yourself all over the room when you remember!πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yeah, that happens to me too. But then, I know the answer, so that helps me. Maybe this will help, Trisha and Carrie have the same number of letters.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • I knew you would think of it sooner or later! Yep, that is her new name. Soon Tamara and Kathee will have new names too.πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  1. What a great ending ! πŸ˜€ , altho’ I never expected that Sky and you would be the adoptive parents of Carrie ! πŸ€” …I wonder what new adventure will take you ! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦±πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜»πŸ˜Ίβ—οΈ

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    • Glad you enjoyed this story! Mandar was going to adopt Carrie but he felt she needed a mother too and Aasta told us that Carrie really wanted us for parents, so, there we have it. Yes, a new adventure will soon be ours but what will it be?πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


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