Chapter 13

“Yes!” John exclaimed.

While in the plane, John brought his tablet and the game Reeling Fish along with him, which allowed him to play a game with Jack. Jack, as another hardcore gamer, also had fun.

“Hey, I caught a fish, take that!” Jack screamed.

Then the game spawned a shark. This counted as ten points for the player who caught it and both were desperate. John had five points compared to Jack’s seven. Whoever got to fifty points won. They started to mutter things.

“No, no, no!” John said to himself.

“Here’s my chance!” Jack muttered. He got the shark to bite the bait, but as he was reeling in, the shark’s tooth went flying as Jack lost grip. “No!”

“Yes,” John sighed in relief. He started to reel it in slowly as the shark came out. His point score started to go up like a car’s odometer.

The plane touched ground to California, where the blue men’s base supposedly is.

“We need your license for espionage. We are going to the California Police Station for your license, but we need our weapons.”

Jack picked out a slingshot for him while John picked boxing gloves with steel under it. Their weapons were picked very wisely.

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Chapter 13

Chapter 12

Karen got scanned by the police for any charges. She obviously didn’t have any crimes, so she got her license immediately after searching.

An Italian policeman said, “You ‘ave skeeels, Karen. Go make dem pay.” He grabbed a paper. “You must cross the breedge to get to the shaaard.”

“Thanks, Francicso,” replied Trisha.

“Gud luck to you too, Treesha.”

“You need to brush up on your English.”

Trisha and Karen drove towards the bridge and found a security guard. The man looked very suspicious and had a blue suit.

“Who are you?” asked Trisha.

“The security guard. We have to check your stuff.”

“He’s lying,” Karen whispered.

Trisha drove right past the guard and without a thought, she knew the mission would be easy.

“Look, we found the shard!”

“Really? Where?” asked Trisha.

“It’s this shiny thing… It’s sharp though,” Karen told Trisha.

“We cut it that way,” said a person behind them.

Trisha looked. Karen knew who it was immediately. It was the security guard from before.

“Oh, goodness gracious.”

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Chapter 11

Jack and John had found trouble when they had just touched the airport. The three-hour drive was over, but the security had a long line and the surprise of the century.

It was a man in a blue suit.

“Spotted one, two, three, four, five men in blue,” John muttered to Jack.

Jack responded, “I spotted ten in front of us. We’re in trouble if we can’t put two and two together.”

“Then we wait till the end of the security line, then fend them off. You good at hand combat?”

Whap!

John hd just brought a KO punch to a blue suit man, while managing to defend himself against ten guys. Jack was a ranged kid, but he did bring a slingshot with him and rocks. He started to sniper the men. He hit multiple men by throwing the rocks at the men and knocked all of them out cold.

“Wow. You are some sniper.”

“Let’s move along. I have no time for those blue men who have no perception on who is an enemy and an ally.”

 

 

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Chapter 10

Trisha and Karen got to Naples the second their stomachs began to grumble. Luckily, the two loved spaghetti and got some pasta from a restaurant.

Trisha bought a steel whip, her favorite weapon. Karen still hadn’t decided what to buy. Guns were out of the story for being too violent. She liked the boxing gloves but they were too light and easy to counter. So she bought a silver dagger, a lightweight weapon that could defend and attack well.

“That suits your personality,” Trisha said. “Your father would definitely appreciate that choice. He was a master dagger player. Could tranquilize anyone within the minute.”

That was why Harry had bought a dagger for her. Nine years ago, he bought a whole training set for her when she was twenty . She didn’t like it at first, but then she realized why he did that. He was ready to pass on knowledge to his kids. John got a similar gift when he turned twenty about three years ago too.

She started to understand some of her father’s choices.

“Okay, then, let’s go to the police station. You need your license to investigate treasures that are high-priced.. I got mine from Naples too, so they’ll know me.”

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Chapter 9

“So, where do you think we should go? Sabotage the blue suit’s base? Or maybe get the last three Shards?” John asked.

“We should divide and conquer,” Trisha answered. “How about you and Jack go and sabotage the base and find where they sold the Shards to and Karen and I will find the last three Shards. Agreed?”

“Yeah,” Jack replied. “After all, Trisha and Harry were the only ones working on the case until now. So tell us all we need to know.”

“So Shards are organized by the continent they are found on. So far the three missing are Africa-5, Europe-6, and Antarctica-1,” Trisha explained. “So, I believe you should start with Europe-6. I have gotten a lead from the Naples police station that someone with a blue suit was near a dark corner that had a box near the town square. So, maybe Karen and I will go to Naples, Italy to try and get that. We should pack.”

“Then we should get packing back to America. We should get going to San Francisco to check it out.”

Trisha started to pack things like clothes, electronics, and other things that were important.

“Don’t you pack any self-defense stuff like whips and other stuff?” Karen asked.

“Sure, but there is always security to look at and you might get caught, which could derail the whole mission. You get weapons from inside the country you’re in and sell them after use,” Trisha replied.

Jack and John were ready to go and so were Trisha and Karen.

“One last thing,” Trisha said. “Take this walkie-talkie. You can talk from anywhere with this so if you need it, just ask.”

“OK, we’re off!” John exclaimed. “Well, at least, till tomorrow.”

Everybody chuckled as they felt as ready as ever for the mission.

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Chapter 8

John told Karen all about it when they were eating dinner with Jack and Trisha. Karen shed a few tears but agreed that they were the ones to end the fight between them.

“Anyways, who made that notebook? Must be pretty recent, saying that he died about two months ago before getting a message from this Gerald whatever guy of a video of him killing our dad,” John said.

“It was made by Trisha,” Jack said. “Trisha traveled with old Harry and found multiple Shards with him.” But then he paused. “Trisha didn’t even know he died until a few days ago. So she filled the notebook up with her final pieces, then hid it somewhere so the blue suit men would not be able to find it if they needed it.”

“But even the blue men’s origins are unknown,” Trisha added.

“How many Shards have you and Dad saved so far?” asked Karen.

“Fifteen out of thirty-three,” Trisha replied. “The blue men have the other fifteen and three are missing and us four are going to find them no matter what.”

“Do these Shards create to make something like a bigger Crystal?” John asked.

“Yes, and they are worth big money if you combine them,” Jack replied.

“How much?’ Karen responded.

“So each Shard is worth about a million apiece, so 33 million, plus an extra five billion for the whole set, so 5.033 billion dollars,” Jack calculated.

John and Karen made a very surprised face. Karen gasped as well.

“No wonder they’re hunting them down!”

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Chapter 7

John looked at the old, battered book. The red on the cover was barely visible with all the dust on it. he blew it away, only to see that the back cover wasn’t there, just like Jack told him before.

“Let’s read up,” John muttered only loud enough for Jack and Trisha to hear.

John saw the book. This was assorted like a notebook. There were bullet points on the page that allowed him to easily get facts. He learned that the blue men were hunting down the 33 Crystal Shards, which were made of pure diamond and were about a 1000 cubic centimeters wide each.

Their father, Harry, was hunting them down and sending them to museums but the blue men wanted them for money. And so the hunt began. Harry got to museums and gave the Shards to them as a donation. But when the battle started to get aggressive for the last Shards, Harry got trapped into the blue men’s base, in the Appalachian Mountains.

He said he donated all the Shards to the museums but the lie detector said otherwise. So the blue man boss, named Gerald Varness, killed Harry for lying.

When he heard that his face started to turn red. He would get this guy and all the Shards back where they belonged. A tear fell off his face. He would follow his dad’s legacy.

Chapter 7