Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Detective

Amanda and the others made it safely to a small inn. Detective Snyder met them in the lobby.

"We made arrangements for you to stay here instead," Snyder said. "We have reason to believe the two men who assaulted you were not the only ones looking for you."

Amanda was a little shocked, "Looking for me? Why would anyone be looking for me?"

Snyder glanced up at Todd then looked back at Amanda, "There are a lot of crazies out there," he responded. "You are somewhat a legend around here."

Amanda sighed. "Yeah, that's kind of why I left. I guess I didn't like the attention."

"Well, we'll get to the bottom of this," The detective said, "Both suspects are in custody, and we'll question them. In the meantime, you'll have to stay out of sight. You may have to go back to California for a while until things have settled."

Amanda nodded, but her mind was on the men. When Snyder didn't elaborate on the suspects, she decided not to ask. The detective seemed to be busy with making arrangements. She didn't want to bother him.

When they settled into their room, Amanda set up her laptop, and Trisha turned on the TV.

Amanda let out an audible sigh.

"What?" Trisha asked. "You would have been more prepared if you just watched the news the night before."

"I was too dizzy to pay attention," Amanda said matter-of-factly, "So I just went to sleep."

"Oh," Trisha said understandingly, "Right… Sorry. But you still should still watch it tonight. I bet they will have a little more information that Detective Snyder missed?"

Amanda was about to respond when there was a knock on the door. Trisha tumbled out of her chair and went to open it.

"Maybe we should consider going shopping later. There's a bunch of interesting stores in town," Amanda called out after her.

"I'm afraid that's not possible," Todd said as he walked in. "The detective said that we need to stay inside for our protection. We'll be getting take-out tonight."

Amanda sighed, "I'm feeling really good right now, and I'm still stuck in a room. One of the few times I rather go out than stay in."

"Then you can watch the news," Trisha said, and she turned up the volume.

Instead of the news, however, it was soccer. Trisha slapped her hand onto her face. "It's too early for the news, isn't it?"

"Ha!" Amanda said and turned to her laptop. No Wi-fi. She then laid back into her bed. At least she had her phone. She took it out to find that she couldn't get a good signal either.

"Oh, wow," Amanda groaned, "Talk about bad luck."

"Just let yourself be entertained by the drama of the soccer players trying to fake their injuries," Trisha said.

Amanda sighed and looked back at her laptop. She figured that she could use this time to write her book.
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