Nadir and the Marlene walked out of the room, satisfied with their returned bags.
"Looks like you guys aren't too shabby either," Marlowe said, "We'll have to call this one a draw."
"What?" Sheryl asked, puzzled as to what he was talking about.
"Marlene was my client. I first decided to check the lost and found for her lost bag, then, obviously, the next step was you guys. Whoever had Marlene's bag would obviously be looking for theirs as well, and this is the only detective club at school."
"You're a detective too?" Sheryl leapt up excitedly at the revelation.
"Let's team up! Why don't you join the After-School Detectives?"
Marlowe smiled a little, but he said, "Nah, I'm my own man."
He turned around and waved his hand once, "Pleasure meeting you all."
Then he walked out of the room.
I looked at Sheryl, expecting her to be pouting at the rejection. Instead, she had a twinkle of admiration in her eyes and she said, "Well, he was kinda cool."
Turning back to Katie, Sheryl asked, "So, that was your first case, Katie, what did you think?"
I looked at Katie, thinking that she would be disappointed with how it turned out. After all, we barely did anything this time.
Instead, Katie broke out into a big grin and said, "That was great!"