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Nov 2016

The plane was two hours late . . .

The plane was two hours late. I was expecting a better story. A young lady came into my office asking me to find her sister. The young lady’s name was Rachel Steele. Rachel was a long and skinny girl. She had long, curly, blonde hair and dark red lipstick. She looked like a classy rich lady. Rachel walked slowly up to me, creating a quiet tapping noise with her heels

“ Please help me detective,” she said seductively.

“ Don’t call me that, it’s Christopher Earl,” I said back to her.

“Mr Earl, the plane is two hours late, I want you to help me find my sister Wisteria.”

“ Madam, I will do something, but there is not much I can do until police have confirmed the plane is missing.”

She grabbed my tie and pulled me closer to her. I was looking straight at her luminous green eyes. I could smell her sweet perfume. She whispered thank you detectives into my ear. She puckered her lips and tried to kiss me.  I grabbed her shoulders and pulled her back.

“ Miss Steele, I see there is a ring on  the fourth finger on the left hand, I’m assuming you are married.”

“ No engaged, to a talented and kind man.

She gave me her phone number and again thanked me. She walked off out of the office leaving her fragrant perfume smell.


I started my case by going to the airport and try to find my suspects. There waiting for me was my childhood friend Mark Summers . He was the head police at the department. I could always rely on him when I needed to solve a case.

“ Another case Christ?” He said.

I nodded my head, still thinking about Rachel. Mark gave me access to the surveillance room. I watched the footage to see if Wisteria was with anyone before the plane took off. This is not the first time I did a case for the Steele family. This family had a rich and powerful background and they are known for producing some of the biggest companies in America. While I was watching the videos, the janitor came in. He had shaggy grey hair and wore baggy, sloppy clothes. I went up to him and asked him whether he knew something about the missing plane. I looked at his name tag and saw the name Shay. I tried to start a friendly conversation with him.

“ Good Evening Shay,” I said.

“I know what you want, go ahead, spit out the question,” he replied.

“Thank you, I will, what do you know about…”

“Wisteria Steele, the youngest daughter of the Steele family. Also considered as the smartest and prettiest girl in the family.”

In my head I thought, is it possible for anyone to be prettier that Rachel.

“I don’t like that family though.” Shay said


“I was originally working as a manager in one the Steele family’s company. Although after all my hard effort and work, they get all the praise and decide to sack me.”


After hearing this, I had a bad feeling about Shay. I walked out still thinking what of the outcome of the plane not being found. I stood still and let my thoughts wander, the environment I was in. It was busy, but there wasn’t much of a commotion. I could hear people’s foot steps. Several people walked past me like a man in a suit with his briefcase, a few families and I want to quickly figure this case out.


It has been three days, since the plane went missing. I picked up the card with miss Steele’s number. I stared at it and decided to call her. I wasn’t expecting her to pick up. Then I hear a sweet voice.

“ Hello, who is this?” she said.

“ It’s Christopher,” I replied.

“ Oh, hello I was wondering if…”

“ … If I have any news about your sister.”

“No, no, I was wondering, if you would like to come over for a cup of tea.”

“Umm, I’m not sure.”

“Please, I’m quite lonely without my sister.”


I got my coat on and walked out of the office into the cold.


I got to Miss Steele’s house. All the rumours were true, they were definitely a rich family. The house was huge. The mansion was sitting in the middle of a big chunk of land. It was all surrounded with a stone gate.   Inside you could see a clean, green garden filled with the prettiest flowers. I walked through the gates and up the stairs to the door. The tip of my finger touched the cold doorbell, leaving a loud ringing noise in my ears. The door opened, and there a man stood with no emotion in his face. Blood stained his suit and started to drip on the floor. He fell forward. I went down to help him, trying to find where the wound was. It was in his back. He said “ Rachel is…” then he closed his eyes. I frantically get up and ran into the house to see where Rachel was. Rachel was missing.


Lani Nguyen 9TH


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