The Case of the Missing Case by John Zakour

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Previously… Zach needs to decide how to handle Sexy.

Episode 35

“Zach don’t blast Sexy!” Carol insists. “She is innocent in all this.”

Keeping my weapon trained on Sexy, I ask Carol, “and you base this on?”

“My psi senses and some research…Sexy is different, but she is unaware of how different she is…” Carol tells me. “But I can sense she isn’t dangerous. At least not yet…”

“Zach, I’m back online,” HARV tells me. He appears next to me in his standard HARV form as a proper British butler.

“What happened to you?” I ask HARV.

The message: Near as I can tell, Carol shorted me out, scrolls across my eyes.

Okay, Carol shorting out HARV is not something I expected to hear. The last thing I need is to go up against Sexy and Carol. My first instinct is to blast them both.

Zach, you have to trust me,” Carol says in my head. “I want to get to the bottom of this too…

I fight off that first instinct.

Aiming my weapon at Carol. “Then why did you take out HARV?”

“I needed him,” she says without hesitation.

“For what?” I ask.

“Yeah for what?” HARV repeats hands on hips.

“You know I’m not use to being ignored,” Sexy says.

I slide my gun back towards her. “Better?”

Sexy smiles and nods. “Strangely it is.” She pauses for a nano. “You know that Taylor Swift clone was right. I do have,” she makes finger quotes, “issues…”

Turning my focus back to Carol. “So what did you need HARV for?”

“I needed him to help me hack the Gladians ship computer so I could learn what they know. They can be a bit picky when it comes to dishing out info.”

“So what did you learn?”

Before Carol can answer, three beams of light appear in the store. I recognize these as Gladian teleporter beams.

Three grey Gladians materialize from the beams. Two of them are holding very long laser cannons in their hands.

“She has learned that we consider Sexy very dangerous,” the three Gladians say. “We must take her now.” Vote below on what will happen next or if reading in email click Take our Poll.

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