Lassie walked to the receptionist at Hyatt Hotel. To everyone she looked thirty year old, short curly black hair, wearing leather black jeans and jacket. She smiled to the receptionist and blinked. The receptionist life displayed in front of her eyes. Her name Linda Sune, twenty-five, first job, lived in New York. Linda gave her the keys. She turned round someone smiled at her. She blinked and smiled back. The information in her eyes stated the man’s name as Klein Edwards and he is a murderer.
“Klein what a pleasant surprise.” Lassie said giving Klein a kiss on his checks.
“I’m off to dinner do you want to join me.”
She nodded yes and walked with him to the restaurant.
“How did he escape?” Gabriella said looking at Steven and Angela.
“We aren’t sure.” Steven replied.
“Oh, jog your memory.”
“Do you think he entered the house and heard us?” Angela said as she looked at Steven.
“What, couldn’t you keep your mouths shut? How careless are you?”
“He wasn’t in the backyard, or the bedroom, he had left.” Angela said.
“Another thing, when I walked here I noticed his wife’s picture on your computer and the CCTV video we received playing. How did he get access to your computer?” Gabriella said, “There is something you are not telling me.”
Lawrence entered the room. “We found the hidden camera.” He said placing it inside the DVD.
Steven and Angela had a shocked expression on their faces. They never realized that Lawrence had installed a hidden camera.
The video played. It started with Steven and Angela making out in the lounge. Danny passed them and entered the study room and left with a piece of paper after a few minutes. Steven and Angela walked upstairs holding hands and continued kissing and closed their bedroom door. Danny walked out with his bag and closed the front door.
Angela had tears in her eyes as Gabriella frowned.
He sat at the airport waiting for his flight to Sydney. Danny did not believe his wife is still alive. He remembered burying her three years ago. Had kissed her forehead before they closed the coffin. Maria and Peter placed red roses on their mother’s casket, her favourite flowers. He overheard Steven and Angela talk about Lassie and could not believe his eyes when he saw her picture. Steven lefts his computer on and went to the kitchen to make breakfast. Danny walked into the study room read and wrote the information and left the next morning.
“Please explain.” Gabriella said folding her arms.
Gabriella’s phone rang, she picked it up, left the room.
“How could you be careless and leave your computer unattended?” Angela said.
“What, you distracted me.”
“Oh, so my fault now.”
“You are both at fault. It is not advisable to mix business and pleasure and you both did that.” Lawrence said pointing that the video.
“You did not warn us about the hidden camera.” Steven said.
“We had to play safe just in case Lassie tried to kill her husband and we got a romance movie.” Lawrence laughed.
Steven jumped off his seat and tried to punch Lawrence. Lawrence got his hand in time and pushed him back to his seat.
Gabriella entered the room and sensed the tension.
“We found Danny at the airport, he is off to Sydney. Lassie is in Sydney. This is your final job. After this we are transferring you both.”
“Please don’t do this.” Angela said with tears in her eyes,
“You two better go. Rosaline has booked your flight and you will be in the same flight as Danny. You are both going to the airport now buy your cloths and whatever stuff you need at the airport. We need to protect Danny.” Gabriella said looking at them.
Both Angela and Steven sat in the car together not saying a word to each other as Lawrence drove them to the airport.
Danny sipped his coffee when Angela and Steven sat near him. No one said a word. Angela had tears in her eyes and Steven avoided eye contact by looking at his phone.
“Did they bust you guys sleeping?” Danny said. Angela stood up, walked to another table, and sat alone with her arms folded.
“This will be interesting. Why are you guys protecting me from my wife?”
“It maybe your wife, not sure.” Steven answered.
“So according to your file, my wife is out there murdering people who killed her. Two people dead.”
“Why did you go through my stuff?”
“Well I walked in the room and you and your girlfriend.”
“She is not my girlfriend.”
“Whatever, heard you guys talk about Lassie one afternoon. To be sure I waited for you guys to leave. I pretended to be in the bathroom when you guys were looking for me. Last night I packed my stuff and this morning I got all the information I needed then left.”
After five hours they landed in Sydney and went to the Hyatt Hotel. At the reception area police officer’s surrounded the place. Klein died in his room after complaining of a tummy ache. They went to his room which smelt of vomit and patches of the carpet had stains. One witness saw him with a woman. When he went to the bathroom, the woman sprinkled something on his food from a salt shaker. When he came back, he ate the food and complained of a tummy ache and he left with the woman.
“This is weird. My wife is a murderer.” Danny said sitting at the Lobby.
“She may not be your wife.” Steven answered
“Oh, that random woman who looks like my wife, knows the exact people who murdered her. Few people know Klein come’s to Hyatt hotel every Saturday. Mike died while golfing and Samantha drowned despite being a swimmer. Only cops and close friends knew their agenda and whereabouts not strangers.”
“Ok, lets forget that. Are you sure you buried you wife and not used a look alike?”
“What are you saying Angela? That I buried a woman who looked like my wife. You were with me to identify her body. Remember the gunshot wounds on her head and chest.”
Angela nodded yes and said she remembered.
Gunshots mad them ran towards the reception area. One officer shot and another kept shouting to Lassie to put her gun down, she did not listen and kept walking another officer shot her at her chest. No trace of blood run down her white shut. One officer shot her head, she kept walking holding her gun and shot the officers. She was not bleeding and kept walking.
“She is a robot.” One officer shouted as they kept shouting her.
“Hold your fire. She will not die.” Another officer shouted,
The other officer’s stopped shooting and looked at Lassie walking towards Danny.
“You trapped me and killed me after I found out you bribed Jose.”
Everyone looked at Danny.
She raised her gun to shot Danny when a police officer tackled her and Danny walked backwards and ran as Angela and Steven ran after him.
“Why did you run?” Steven said after he caught Danny.
“She was going to shot me.”
“She found out about the bribe. What Bribe.” Steven asked.
“Well Jose killed the twelve people on the Summer Boat cruise. Three years ago, we had the evidence and everything. He paid Samantha, Mike, Klein and I to destroy the evidence and no one would find out. Lassie found the information on my computer. She told Mike and he told me about it. Samantha invited her for dinner and we killed her by shooting her and left her at the park.” Danny said rubbing a tear from his eyes.
“You killed your own wife.” Angela said smacking him on the head.
“Who created her?” Danny asked.
“I did.” Jose said.
“What, why?” Danny asked.
“You all lied. I got caught by Lawrence and his team and they said you guys told them about the murder after I bribed you. I told you guys to keep quiet.”
“We did not tell them anything. I didn’t know there were investigating the case.” Danny said.
“A couple taking their dog for a walk saw you running away from the boat before it burst in flames. We had no evidence.” Steven said.
Jose said, “I wanted my revenge, I created your wife and all the people who betrayed me.”
“But we never told them,” Danny said looking at Jose.
“Okay than who did?” Jose said
“Your wife informed us. Before she got killed, she alerted Gabriella and Lawrence and told us about the bribe. We wanted you to confess, you did that.” Steven said looking at Danny.
“We monitored your every move. We got something earlier this month when Mike got murdered at the golf course.”
“So you left your computer on purpose.” Danny said.
“Yes, that is why you left this morning. To stop Lassie.”
Another officer came in and said they managed disassembling the robot.
Steven took his handcuffs and arrested Danny.
Angela said, “So we are no longer working together anymore.”
Steven nodded yes and drove away.