It was a day like any other. It was snowing in the city,
and it took me an hour to get into the office. I stumbled into the office at
12 opened up some brandy butter and sipped it quickly. Blue hopped over to the
heating vent and laid atop it.
"That wool must be strictly ornamental," I muttered
Blue meeped in reply. I slowly sat down in my
cold office chair and spun around in it before placing my feet atop my desk.
"Ah, I'd love not to have a case today. Maybe
just go down get a nice cup of coffee and hang out. Or maybe go to that Jazzmosis
concert tonight, eh Blue?" I nodded to myself. The sheep looked at my grinning
as a knock sounded on the door.
"Another wrench thrown into my plans," I sighed
bitterly sinking my head into my paws. "Come in."
A fire Shoyru ran in out of breath. She looked
"What happened?" I sighed.
"Sir, it involves the NSS, I used to work there,"
she breathed heavily.
"What do you mean by used?" I questioned.
"Exactly that. I went there, and BANG! It was
"Was anyone in there at the time?"
"Only Jim Silver," she sighed.
"He hired me once. Any revelations in terms
of suspects? Or how this could even be done? I mean a building disappearing
into thin air? It's not logical!" I said firmly, standing up.
"Look at Chet Flash! He isn't logical by any
stretch of the imagination!" the fire Shoyru snapped.
"Look here lady. I want DETAILS!" I yelled.
"All we know is it's got something to do with
"Teleporting a whole building? At least that
makes some sense," I muttered, pacing the room. Blue looked at my intently.
"We don't know what could have happened. All
we ask is that you look into this case. All our information was taken with the
building. I'm Lia by the way," she nodded grimly.
"Well then, I'll need to see where the building
was," I sighed, reluctantly taking the case.
"Come with me, we'll fly there. And take your
Babaa," Lia smiled as I pried Blue off the heating vent and launched out the
window after Lia. Blue insisted on sitting on my head, but I didn't mind for
once. It was cold outside.
"See! Right here!" Lia said diving into an open
field, which was surrounded by a barbed wire fence.
"My snowflakes. You don't kid," I nodded to
myself as I began to look around for any thing and everything I could find.
Blue nibbled on some grass.
"I'll leave you to your work," Lia said finally,
taking off. Slowly I walked to where the building once stood. Suddenly, an odd
feeling came over me, and I felt myself dematerializing like when the cable
goes out and you get all the snow on your screen.
"GAH!" I said, rematerizling in an open hall.
I was in the center of a high ceiling room, which was in the shape of a circle.
I looked at the floor below me, which read "NSS" in big black letters on the
"Okay, I found it," I said outloud as my voice
echoed off the walls. I walked quickly over to a window and looked out. I was
thousands of feet above Neopia!
"Something doesn't make sense here," I trailed
off as a voice cut into my thoughts.
"I'll say something doesn't make sense," a familiar
voice cut into my thoughts. "Like what's a gum shoe doing up here?"
I whipped around. "Jim Silver? Did you...?"
"Did I purposely teleport my own creation into
the sky? Yes. You see, this is only a cover. I'm not one of the good guys like
I say I am."
"I KNEW IT!" I exclaimed. "You only hired me
to find Mr. Billion so you two could plot and scheme together! HA!"
"Yes, you are correct Night. Now, you have heard
too much," the silver Shoyru smirked. "And now, you are officially confined
to a prison, or worse yet, frozen, for this."
"Not without a fight," I growled grabbing my
"Very well then. If a fight you want, you will
receive it," Jim Silver grinned smugly as I quickly used a few Bruce Nimmo moves
from the TV on him. (Which worked surprisingly well!)
"AUGH!" The silver Shoyru groaned as he slowly
got up and also took out a Cobrall dagger.
We continued to fight for about 15 minutes,
until I had taken my socks and shoes off and forced them near Silver's nose.
"AIE! I SURRENDER! I SURRENDER!" Silver screamed.
Good," I laughed placing some handcuffs on him,
as the building suddenly fell quickly to the ground, and landed with a thud.
"Temporary teleportation," I nodded. "Silver
I'm ashamed. I would think a smart guy like you would think of something more
than only temporary teleportation."
"Shut it," he grumbled.
Slowly I walked out of the building with Jim Silver.
Lia starred for a moment and grinned. "Thank you, Dark."
"What'd I do?"
"We thought that our founder was up to something.
We bugged the place before it's disappearance. We heard everything. And that's
all we needed to know," Lia grinned firmly. She now wore black jeans and a black
"No problem," I said tipping my fedora in her
direction. Blue hopped over happily. "What should I do with him?"
"Silver? Oh, I've already called the police,"
Lia grinned as the Chia Police ran over and hauled Jim Silver off into the big
"With all that said," Lia nodded slowly. "Would
you be interested in going to the that Jazzmosis concert with me? I have front
"Would I ever! I have to bring the sheep to,"
"No problem there. Come along, or we'll be late,"
Lia laughed lightly as she took to the air, and I followed right behind her.
Simply put we had a great evening, and I really
did enjoy myself. Hopefully I'll be able to take a vacation next week, have
no cases, and a load of fun.