Lucy Carnite Part 2, a short story by JML12. Date added: 2012-06-15. Times viewed: 600.
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- Intro: Part 2 of the murder case.
It was a Saturday and Lucy had just got dressed and come downstairs. "Lucy, as your grandmother I am deeply concerned about your education. So, I have arranged for you to have a personal tutor rather than go to that awful school." Celia Tahner said as Lucy reached the bottom of the staircase. Lucy's mind instantly was filled with thoughts of loathing for the old woman. "But Gran…er, Grandmama! I feel like I belong at Whitebrick House!" Lucy protested. "Nonsense child! All it teaches is how to be a rude child who feels like they belong at that awful place. Your tutoring will start on Monday, from 7 o'clock to 3 o'clock." Celia retorted.
Lucy decides to miss breakfast and trudges upstairs to her room. "She had begged and begged for a TV in her room but her grandmother's response was "I will not have that useless mind-washing machine anywhere near my house, do you understand?!". "It's 2012 for goodness sake, not the Stone Age!" thought Lucy "All she let me have was a measly old-fashioned radio.". Lucy thinks about her parents. "Oh, Mum, Dad! My did you have to be murdered!" thought Lucy "I will not rest until I find out who or why the murderer did it."
Lucy pulls out her only precious possession, her iPhone and looks online. She searches for her family tree and almost cries out when she finds it. "On a cold Autumn's morning in October Harry and Mary Carnite were brutally murdered. Their daughter, Lucy, has been missing since the morning of her parent's death. Police believe she might have been murdered or kidnapped. There seem to be any record of her in any Social Services agency in the country. It appears that she has vanished into thin air. Let everyone who lays an eye on this paragraph spend a minute of silence to remember Harry, Mary and Lucy Carnite, a loving family" it read. "But a Social Services Agency made me come and live with Gran, how could the have no record of me?" Lucy wonders out loud. "Unless…unless they didn't want me found! But if that's the case, why?" Lucy continues to wonder…
Monday came as quick as an F1 racing car. At exactly 7 o'clock there was a knock at the mighty oak door. A young woman that looked in her late-twenties entered the house. She was a pretty woman with blonde hair and was wearing a lovely Victorian coat. She pulled it off to reveal a dress with red roses on white material print. "Hello, it's Lucy isn't it?" said the woman in a friendly voice. Celia came into the room. "Ah, Jennifer, you made it! Lucy, this is Jennifer Stalkis. She'll be your tutor, Jennifer this is Lucy, Lucy Tahner." said Celia. Lucy opened her mouth to say that she was Lucy Carnite, not Tahner, when Celia urgently hisses "Say hello child!" to Lucy "She's just shy, and she's not so used to talking to…people." Celia says to Jennifer. "Hello, Miss Stalkis." Lucy greets Jennifer "Is that a designer CreméLéBrué dress you're wearing?" enquires Lucy. "Oh, why yes! Not many people can recognize it, so personally I'm surprised. You are a smart girl aren't you?" replies Jennifer.
Lucy leads Jennifer up to her room, her tutor's high heels clicking on the the marble steps. Lucy pushes open the door so they can enter. "Miss Stalkis, can I ask you 2 questions?"asks Lucy. "Of course, fire away!" comes her reply. "How do you know Gran? and What does the name Carnite mean to you?" Lucy enquires. "Oh, Celia was my school teacher when I was a child and I was her best student, I had trouble making friends though. Carnite? Hmmm…oh! Yes, that married couple was murdered and their daughter went missing, I think all that was 3 years ago. Lucy, may I request that you call me Jennifer?" answers Jennifer. "Oh, of course." replies Lucy.
From that moment on Jennifer Stalkis and Lucy Carnite (or Tahner as Jennifer knew her as) were best friends. It was a Thursday and Jennifer had come to tutor Lucy. "Jen, can I tell you something?" Lucy asks. "Of course Lu." replies Jennifer. "I'm not actually a Tahner…I'm Lucy Carnite. The girl who everyone thought was dead or missing 3 years ago. I can show you my picture in a news article if you don't believe me." says Lucy. "Lu, I always believe you and I won't stop now. I've seen that article and I did think there was an uncanny resemblence between you and the picture." says Jennifer stroking Lucy's plain mousy hair and looking into her intellectual brown eyes and knew that Lucy could never lie to her. "I know this is asking a lot and seems impossible, but could you help me solve my parent's murder case?" Lucy asks. "I will help you all the way Lu, and nothing's impossible. So accept the request. We're just so alike you and me Lu." Jennifer replies. "Jen, I think we have to go somewhere to get information." Lucy says. "Where's that?" asks Jennifer. "My old house." Lucy replies.
Lucy climbs into the back seat of Jennifer's car and drives to the Real Estate Agent. Jennifer comes out. In 20 minutes with an Estate Agent and they start to go in the direction of Number 19, Garbert Road. They stop in front of an old, crumbling house, that looked like it hadn't been washed for at least 2 years. When Jennifer opened the door of the house it was a horrible smell of blood and dead bodies that met them. "Why are we allowed to see it if it's been left the same, just without the bodies?" asks Lucy. "Well, Lucy I'm actually a Dectective, Inspector Jennifer Dolter to be exact." answers Jennifer "Here, put on these gloves so you won't make fingerprints on anything." as she throws a pair of rubber gloves to Lucy.
After half an hour of searching, they'd only come accross a bloody knife, a wad of chewing gum and a bottle of beer from the back-garden. Lucy and Jennifer returned to the Tahner house and as Jennifer saw Celia she asked to have a private word with her. Jennifer spent, a good 10 minutes persuading Celia to let her do something. Jennifer returned to Lucy and said "Well Lucy, looks like your staying the night with me so pack your things and we can go.". Lucy was jumping with joy on the inside and rushed upstairs and packed all the things for a night's stay somehere else for Lucy standards, in her rucksack and got into the now familiar, Jennifer's car and Jennifer started driving to her home.
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