Run the Experiments (20) – Fooled Again
(December 13th, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times' serialised crime story.
“Fernando, he did it again; he fooled me,” Charlotte sobbed down the phone.
“Calm down, Charlotte,” Fernando's soft voice always had a soothing effect on her. “What happened?”
“Marcus came over for coffee before his departure and stole my USB stick.”
“He took it? Are you sure?”
“Yes. I was just preparing my Journal Club presentation. And the stick was plugged into my laptop. After he left, it was gone.”
“Guess, we'll have to cancel your presentation then,” Fernando tried to relieve the situation with a joke.
“That's not funny!”
“Ok, you're right. Do you know when his plane leaves?” Fernando was more serious this time.
“In about an hour, I think.”
“Then we still have enough time. Get your stuff, I’ll pick you up in ten minutes, and then we’ll chase this guy and take him to task.”
True to his word, barely ten minutes later Charlotte was sat in Fernando's passenger seat. The duo set off through the downtown area, heading for the airport. Only 52 minutes to go.
To be continued...
Kathleen Gransalke & Alison Blewitt
Read episode 19 here.
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