Continued from April 11, 2018
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Jeff drove home, suppressing the panic that was threatening to make him drive to the highway and get as far away from home as possible. His fear was replaced by curiosity when he found a police car sitting out front of his house. He parked his car and approached the car.
“Can I help you, officer?” Jeff asked as the window rolled down.
“Mr. Bezose?” The cop asked.
“Yes, sir. Is there anything I can help you with.”
“I need to see some identification before I can speak further. I want to make sure it’s you.” The officer replied.
Jeff pulled his wallet from his pocket and handed the cop his license. The cop looked it over and handed it back.
“Thank you. I just wanted to make sure I was talking to you. I’ve been assigned to keep an eye on your neighborhood, and your home, after the break-in over at SoftTech.” The cop said, “I’m Officer Henkles, by the way.”
“Nice to meet you, Officer Henkles, but why are you assigned here? Did they find anything at my office? Am I in some kind of danger?” Jeff fired off.
“No, it’s not anything like that. With the specific targeting of your office, we just wanted to make sure that whoever it was doesn’t come here if they didn’t find what they were looking for.” The officer replied.
“Alright then.” Jeff said, “I’m going to go get some rest. It’s been a long day.”
“Alright, if you need anything, I’ll be right here.” The cop replied as Jeff walked to his house.
Jeff’s stomach growled angrily at him as he closed the front door behind him. He remembered that he hadn’t eaten since breakfast and ambled to the back of the house to make a sandwich.
Once satisfied with his eating, he went to his home office and began researching about the play The Stranger in Moonlight, much to his disdain, the results kicked back with zero results. He tried for another twenty minutes or so, using various search parameters, but always came up empty.
“What the hell is going on?” He muttered as he leaned back in his chair, “The weird letter, the script pages, the break in, and now I have a cop sitting outside my house. There has to be a logical explanation for this. There has to be.”