After giving Amanda
his card, in case she had any questions or she finds something is missing,
Detective Gabaldon and his partner left.
Todd poked at the
wood where the striker plate used to be.
"I think I will
get these doors replaced," Todd said. He spots the striker plate on the
floor and picks it up. Studying the piece of metal, he continued, "Ones
that are a little more secured."
Amanda stood there
for a moment, looking around her apartment. Then she stares sadly at the mound
of fluff that used to be her love seat.
everything," Amanda said. She didn't have much, but she did like what she
"You know, I
bet I can find some replacement furniture," Todd said helpfully, "I
mean, I know it's not the same, but it's definitely more than nothing."
Amanda nodded and
"Well, I guess
it's time to clean this mess up."
Amanda started to
pick up the magazines that were thrown to the floor and Todd left to get some
It took them a few
hours sorting and putting things back to where they belong. Her mattress also
suffered the same fate as the seating and Todd had to call for a dumpster to
dispose of them.
Amanda to go shopping to replace her sheets that were torn to shreds, and
perhaps go out for some real treat. They took a cab and when they got back,
there was a new mattress waiting for her.
"Where did this
come from?" Amanda asked.
thought he could help out a little. While you were gone, he had me order one
from the local furniture store," Todd explained.
knew," Amanda said with a smile towards her friend. "Thank you!"
know, what are friends for?" Trisha said and they hugged.
Trisha and Amanda
cleaned up her bedroom. Todd thought it would be best if he finished the living
room and let the women sort through Amanda's potentially private items.
When Amanda and
Trisha finally finished, they walked out into a very clean apartment. Todd had
a bunch of the index cards in his hand.
"I think these
are your notes," he said, "I'm not sure what order they're supposed
to be in so I just stacked them onto your counter." He gestured towards
the rest of her index cards.
I'll sort them tonight," Amanda said. "Or maybe tomorrow. I need to
post to my blog and see if I can find out more about this rumor about some
key." Amanda walked to where her notes where and put her hand on them.
"Or whatever rumor that happens to be flying around the internet these
probably a good idea," Todd said and he walked over to her and hugged her.
"I'm going to call my friend and we are going to Vermont as soon as