The Case of the Missing Case by John Zakour

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Previously… Zach tricked his way to Helena Gevada’s door but then security noticed him and unleashed the hounds.

Episode 16

I keep my hands raised, “Come on Helena, I’m pretty sure your daughter, my fiancée, wouldn’t be happy knowing you watched me get electrocuted or worse…”

“I may be willing to risk it Zach….”

“Have you met Electra… do you remember her temper?”

Helena walks into the hallway and waves off the guards. “I’ve got this…” She turns to me. “Zach, my dear boy, to what do I owe the pleasure?” She says to me as straight-faced as a seasoned politician can.

The laser dots dotting my body disappear.

“We need to talk,” I nod towards her office. “In there. In private.”

Helena walks into her office and I follow. The office is pretty much bigger than my own house. Straining my eyes, I can see a desk at the far side of the room. “Come sit,” Helena tells me. “Would you like some refreshment?”

“I’m not going to beat around the bush, Helena. Did you give Sexy the right nuclear suitcase?” I ask walking towards her desk.

Helena laughs. “No, of course not. Zach have you noticed that she is an irresponsible loon.”

“I have. I believe that’s the secret to her appeal. Well that and the high cut skirt and the low cut blouses…”

Helena nods. “Yes, her entire careers have been based on T&A…” Helena sighs. (I sigh a little too.) “But here’s the thing Zach. We have reliable information that Sexy is either an alien spy or under alien control. Therefore, even if she wasn’t a twit we still would make sure she never gets her hands or claws or whatever on the nuclear suitcase…” Helena smiles, it’s a grin that sends shivers down my spine. “Zach you now present me with quite the unexpected opp here! Sexy trusts you, which means you can easily spy on her. You can figure out if she is working with or for Mars, the Moon, the Lantians, the Gladians or even an unknown alien race…”

“Reliable information?” I prod.

“Zach I can’t reveal my source. But you gotta admit, you’ve seen Sexy do some pretty strange things. When she was a rock star she let her manager use her latent PSI talents to force people to buy her music…”

I nod. “That is kind of vile. But frankly Helena, in my line of work I see a lot of evil. I’m pretty sure most people have the capacity to be good and everybody has the capacity to be evil. It all comes down to the choices we make in a given situation. Frankly, considering Sexy was in music and in politics she’s not as messed up as she could be…”

“So Zach, would you trust her with nuclear weapons?”

“No of course not. But that doesn’t mean she’s an alien or under alien control…”

Helena sits back in her chair. “So then why don’t you work for me? This way you can prove that Sexy is one of us… I’ll pay you your normal rate plus you can keep what Sexy is paying you. It’s win-win.” Vote below on what will happen next or if reading in email click Take our Poll.

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