The Case of the Missing Case by John Zakour

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Previously… Zach watched Carol take out an opponent…

Episode 23

“Carol we need to talk! Right here right now” I say firmly. Meanwhile I hum the tune to the hit HV show Black is the New Orange to keep Carol out of my thoughts.

Carol straightens her back. A big beefy bald worker (or an admirer) from the gym brings her a towel. She turns to him and gives him a smile, “Thanks”. She wipes some sweat off.

The big beefy bald guy puts a finger in my face. It’s a big finger. “This guy bothering you, Carol?”

Carol shakes her head. “No, he works with me. We need to talk alone.”

The guy nods. Carol tosses him her towel. He sniffs it, smiles, and then practically floats away.

Carol notices me looking on in disbelief. She shrugs. “What can I say, my sweat smells good.” Now she puts a finger in my face. “Why are you trying to shield your thoughts from me?”

I take a step back and lock eyes with her. “What’s this news I hear about Sexy from Helena?” Yeah it was a bit cryptic but I figured Carol would pick up on it.

Carol breaks away from my glare. “Oh she mentioned that….”

“Yeah, Sexy hired me for a case to find a missing case…. Then when tracking down leads imagine my surprise when I learn they are afraid to give her this case in question because of certain fears…”

Carol looks back at me. “Even if the fears are unfounded would you even want Sexy to have THAT case?”

“Good point, but off point.” I take a deep breath. “I need to know why you think the way you do…”

“I can’t control her mind Zach!”

I shake my head. “What do you mean? I’ve seen you and others read and control her mind. She’s a psi but not a super powerful one…”

Carol walks towards me and puts her hands on my shoulders. “I think she was just faking… playing along…”

“What makes you think that?”

Carol turns away from me. “A couple of weeks ago. I saw Sexy shoe shopping with Shannon and her entourage. The mall made a big deal about it. In fact it was so crowded I couldn’t get into the Jimmy Choo-II store. I was a little pissed. I mean, the one day I decide to shop in person I can’t get into my fav place. So, I sent Sexy a mental command to cluck like a chicken…”

“Carol that’s not the type of behavior I would expect from you,” HARV scolds.

“It was a weak moment,” Carol admits. “Thing was, it had no effect on Sexy.” Vote below on what will happen next or if reading in email click Take our Poll.

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