Dear sleuthy readers,
Did you figure out the vague riddle? Well, did you? I’ll just tell you since I’ve got cookies in the oven. (Don’t judge, it’s a new thing I’m trying).
Anywaaay, the answer was a tricky one because it was actually b, c AND d. Hence, it rhymes with apple tree and is why I also left e blank. I know, I’m sneaky that way.
After I arrived at a secure location, AKA: at the back of a Sainsbury’s, I took the envelope out of my pocket and in it was a flash drive shaped as an apple. And so the plot thickened.
It was quite the challenge but I managed to get hold of a laptop. Actually, I simply walked home and turned on my laptop. On the flash drive were interesting picture of some guy and some women. Yes, plural. I was guessing the guy was important here and that those two men chasing me were his men (as far as one man can own other men).
There were a few things that I could do from this point on:
a) Sit back and relax, have some juice, eat some cookies
b) Sent the flash drive to a reporter, perhaps in exchange for a reward
c) Find the girl and let her handle it
d) Find the men and exchange the flash drive in return for her (and my) safety
Knowing I’m kind of a bad-ass, I did both c and d. I put one of my own flash drives in the envelope, but not before adding cute kitten pictures to it and then headed out. First I found the men, or rather, while I was looking for the girl they found me. I handed them the envelope, pretended to be scared and intimidated and they left. They were definitely well-dressed bodyguards and kind of stiff, which gave me the urge to suddenly yell GROUP HUG! But don’t think they would have gone for it.
The girl was at the river by the park, still upset, but no actual tears were spotted by my two very sharp eyes. So, it was safe to approach. When I handed her the flash drive she hugged me. So not safe to approach, not safe to approach! Too late, brain. Then she told me her ENTIRE life story and I kind of zoned out every once and a while. No offense to her, but most interesting stuff happens in my head. From what I gathered the guy was a politician and she was one of his former mistresses/secretary. Sounded like drama to me and I only like that on my TV screen. Slowly I backed away, said goodbye as she had gotten it off her chest and went on my merry way to continue shopping for new socks. It may not seem that exciting, but hey, look how I got interrupted. Even sock shopping can lead to great adventures. Well, this one wasn’t that great, but at least I get to share it with you guys.
Would you like a final riddle?
I can be cracked, I can be made.
I can be told, I can be played.
What am I?
Until our next adventure, dear reader.
Random word of the day: Vapid (meaning: lacking liveliness, dull).