“And where the hell did you say Annabel went?” I asked Renee as we sat together in the sitting room.
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It was pretty late already and she was yet to return. Luckily, mum and dad wasn’t at home either else, it’d have caused a lot of commotion right now.
“Well, she told me she was going for a party” Renee replied while filing her nails.
“But it’s pretty late already” Esther scoffed.
“And she’s not picking her calls” I added, worriedly.
Just then, the door opened and the princess walked in.
“Annabel” I called immediately.
She looked pale and moody. What’s wrong with her?
“Hey, where have you been? You got us worried” Esther chided.
“Yeah, sorry. I had to attend to something” she replied casually and tried walking away.
Hold on; she had a cut on her arm.
“What happened to your arm?” I asked, surprised and she stopped to look at me.
“I um…scratched myself. But it’s nothing. Don’t worry” she replied and tried walking away again.
“And where’s your necklace?” Renee also asked and she paused and touched her bare neck.
“I uh…I think I must have misplaced it at the party” she said. (Join Group) More stories @ www.generalloaded.com
“You misplaced it?? Come on, Annabel. That was mums gift to us and we were meant to wear it at all times to signify our relationship. How could you just misplace it?” Esther grinned.
“I’m sorry” she said plainly and finally took the stairs.
What is wrong with her?
During breakfast the next morning, we received another unpleasant news of the death of one of the senators.
I mean, what’s going on? Three deaths in three days? Geez! And they always appear to be assassination.
After breakfast, my sisters and I got ready to leave the house. But on our way to work, I decided to stop by and see Sean.
I mean, it’s been long I last saw him. He’s always so busy with his work.
Even at that moment, I couldn’t meet him at home. We had to meet in front of a grocery store where he told me he was busy with something.
“Hey” I called and ran into his arms immediately, embracing him.
“Hey baby” he replied and kissed me.
“Oh, Sean; you’re not being fair. You don’t even have time for me these days. What have I done to you, huh?” I pouted my lips like a baby and rested my head on his chest.
“I’m sorry, love. But what do you expect from a man who’s been busy tryna protest the country?” He asked and I chuckled.
“I’m just trying to make sure my baby is safe, okay?” He added.
“So, what have you been upto, huh? I can’t believe we had to meet in front of a grocery store” I said and he laughed.
“Well, I’m just returning from a crime scene where Senator Zayn and his family were murdered last night. It happened in their apartment and when the rest of the police officers left, I decided to stay back and do some more research”
“Hm. Serious minded detective” I teased and rolled my eyes and he laughed.
“So…did you find any other clue?’ I asked and he sighed despondently.
“Well, not really. Although…I found this” he said and brought out a necklace from his pocket.
“But, I’m not really sure if it belongs to one of the family members or to the culprit” he added.
My eyes dimmed at the sight of the necklace as I felt a heavy leap in my chest.
“Sean,” I called calmly, trying to hide my alarming look.
“You…you found this necklace at the crime scene?”
“Yeah” he shrugged and I gasped.
Oh my God! Whaaat???
That was Annabel’s necklace!!!