After thinking for a bit I ran after Corinne. “Hey, wait up!” I shouted and Corinne spun around to face me.
“Allie!” Corinne exclaimed with surprise. “I didn’t expect you to come.”
“Well, I’m not exactly coming…” I began then continued, “I want you to come with us. Monica is just in a bad mood and I have a pretty strong feeling that she was gonna come your way once you were well out of sight.”
“No thanks, Allie. Monica and I don’t get along so well anyways.” Corinne said.
“Well, couldn’t you at least try to work it out? We’re all going the same way anyways, so we might as well go together.” I said hopefully. Corinne smiled. “Very well, I’ll come along.”
Even though Corinne had agreed to come with us, we still lost a lot of time. It took quite a while to convince Monica to allow Corinne to come along – and lead the way. I can’t tell you how relieved Katrina and I were when they shook hands and said, “Let’s get going.”
At last we came upon a large deserted warehouse. “This is it. We’re gonna have to work together and be extremely quiet if you want to survive in there.” Corinne explained softly.
Katrina put her arms around Monica and whimpered behind her. “Alright. Allie, you need to stay here with Katrina.” Monica ordered.
“What? No, I’m going in there! I didn’t come all this way just to be Katrina’s body guard!” I said.
“Katrina is an heir. She needs to be protected and I need to go with Corinne to collect him, so you need to stay here with Katrina.” Monica stated firmly.
“Well, why can’t Katrina come, too?” I argued.
“Monica, perhaps Allie should come. I’m sure Katrina would be fine here alone.” Corinne offered.
Katrina turned her head towards Corinne. “No, no, no.” She whimpered. Monica was silent for a bit and then said, “Alright, Allie. You go with Corinne and Katrina and I will wait here for the both of you.”
“But, Monica, you’re the detective! You should be there to nab him!” I said, now thinking that she should go and I should stay.
“It’s okay, Allie. If you want a job in the detective agency, then you’re gonna have to learn how to catch the ones we’re after.” Monica explained.
I didn’t know what to say. Would she really give me a job if I did well? “Thanks, Monica.” I said gratefully.
“Good luck, you two.” Monica whispered.
Corinne opened the door and I followed after her. We were in.
That ends part 6! Part 7 coming soon! 😀