Josh glanced at the clock.  "It's 9, we probably should leave now."  Everyone headed for the door while Courtney searched a desk drawer.  "What are you looking for?"

"My pocket knife, you know, just in case."

Leah looked at her watch.  "We should hurry up, I want to get this over with fast."

"Found it, let's go."  They reached the door of 14 C, Josh knocked on it.  No one answered, but the heard a TV on inside.

Leah looked at Courtney.  "I guess you should unlock the door."  Courtney picked the lock and opened the door.  Mike was sitting in a chair facing way for door.  He wasn't watching TV, but rather listening to the tape he stole.

Josh stepped a little closer to Mike.  "You can't hide your secret anymore Mike.  One way or another, we have evidence to prove it."

"You mean like this tape because the tape won't help you because I could get you kicked off this ship for breaking and entering."

"But you broke into our room too."

"Did I?  Who will believe four 14 year olds?  I doubt anyone."

Mickey moved next to Josh.  "Mike, you got to tell us.  We wouldn't tell anyone, we just need to know."

"Or I don't tell you anything, you leave and don't tell anyone, and I don't get you kicked off the ship."

"I'm tired of your games Mike.  You are going to tell us because we aren't leaving without a fight."  Courtney's hands began to shake, like earlier.

"I was being nice, but now you've forced me to call security."

"No," Courtney grabbed the phone and handed it to Leah.

"Leah, I'm surprised you let them get you into this mess.  If you hand the phone over, I'll let you go free."

"I will not abandon my friends."  Leah dropped the phone in a nearby glass of soda.

"Hey I found a safe.  What do you think the combination?"

Courtney asked "What number does in go up to?"


"Try 3 then 17 then...4."

"Nope, it didn't work."

"Try changing the 4 for 13.  If that doesn't work then try 11."

"Okay, the last one worked.  I found some money, a watch plus a picture and part of a picture."

"This is not right.  Do you have no respect of privacy?"

Courtney walked up to Mike.  "You lost your chance of respect when you kidnapped Josh."

"Fine, sit down and I'll tell you everything."

The End

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