A few minutes after
Trisha put her phone away, the elevator dinged. Todd walked out.
happened?" He practically ran past Amanda and stepped inside her
apartment. Amanda grabbed his arm to stop him from going in further, but he had
already stopped and turned towards Amanda.
on? Are you alright?" Todd asked her.
Amanda paused, still trying to process what happened. "I'm not physically
Todd hugged Amanda.
A few moments
later,Amanda, who had her head buried
in Todd's shoulder, heard the elevator ding and then police radio chatter. She
looked up to see two police officers walk in. One was dressed in professional
attire with his badge on the outside of his sport coat. The other was in
uniform, his radio quietly chattering about other calls.
"So, what do we
have here?" One of them asked. Amanda recognized the voice. It sounded
like the officer that was questioning everyone about Joey's death. His eyes
fell on Amanda. He looked confused at first.
"My name is
Detective Matthew J. Gabaldon," he said as he held out his hand towards
Amanda, "I suspect it was your apartment that was ransacked?"
Amanda took his hand
and shook it. "Yeah, I haven't been in yet, I thought it would be best to
wait until you were here."
thought right," the detective said and he stepped into the apartment and
looked around. "You are the girl from Vermont, right? The one that was
Amanda said. "That's right."
"You said that
one of them said something about a key?" He asked.
"Yeah. I guess
he thought I had some key and he wanted me to give it to him. I guess it was
supposedly some rumor on the internet, she sighted, "I haven't found it
anywhere, though." Amanda explained.
nodded. Amanda followed him into the apartment. She was relieved to see that
her laptop was seemingly untouched on the table.
wasn't taken, whoever was in here was here for something specific." The
detective said. He pointed at what used to be her love seat and recliner.
"I liked those seats."
finished going through her apartment. In her room, her drawers and its contents
were strewn all over her bedroom.
"How long were
you out?" The detective asked before leaving.
"Not more than
an hour, but I don't have much stuff for anyone to go through, so it probably
only took a few minutes."
then," the detective said, "if you notice something is missing, let
me know. I doubt it, though, I think they are looking for whatever the rumor
says you had."
Amanda knew that she
will have to find some way to stop this. She looked at her laptop. It was time
for another post… after she cleaned up the mess.