Murdo Girl is doing everything in her power as Next Pres to find the Queen and TC (Town Crier). Lav got a good look at the person who posted the tinfoil note on The Brick House door, and Sherri has drawn a wanted poster. So far this guy does not resemble anyone known to anyone around Murdo. In fact, we’re not even sure it is a man. It could be a female. We don’t even know for sure that this guy is the actual perp. He might just be a lackey doing the dirty work. The truth is, the Reignistration is under water financially. In fact, Subway has even cut them off. No more free kiddie meals. The tinfoil note said they didn’t want money. Why haven’t they told us what their demands are? Just because the phones are disconnected doesn’t mean we’re out of touch.
Murdo Girl has once again called a cabinet meeting. It will be held in the downstairs gymnasium. Everyone’s just going to have to ignore the echo, because there isn’t room enough to seat everybody anywhere else.
Murdo Girl: Thank you all for being here this morning. I know we all share deep concern over the disappearance of The Queen and TC. Lav, you can put your hand down I know you are also concerned about the red convertible. I would like to ask everyone to please speak only when spoken to. It’s hard enough to hear down here without a bunch of people all talking at the same time. It really gets on my last nerve.
Has anyone seen Yram? Oh…I forgot I just told you not to talk. Raise your hand if you know where Yram is. Last time I saw her, she was headed to the golf course to talk to Coach Applebee. The Pres recognizes Lav.
Lav: I hope you recognize me NPMG..I got new highlights in my hair yesterday, but …
Murdo Girl: Please Lav, tell me what you know about Yram.
Lav: Yram got back to Sanderson’s NVP Castle just as I was leaving. She didn’t look so good. She said she knew it was gonna be bad even before she asked Coach Applebee about his dirty tarp.
Murdo Girl: Now Lav..how would she know that, if she hadn’t even talked to him yet?
Lav: Yram said she could see all of his teeth, and he wasn’t smiling. Kinda like you right now. I can see every one of your teeth, but you’re not smiling are ya MG?
Murdo Girl: No Lav, not even close…DM..How is the neighborhood watch going?
DM: Great MG!! We had a neighborhood crime watch party at the Roadside Park yesterday. We cooked hot dogs and played softball. We’re pretty sure no one left town. Who would want to miss out on all that fun?
A I: has dutifully raised her hand and been called on. MG I went over to the jail like you said. Barnella went with me cause she wanted to talk to Barney anyway. They’ve got birthdays coming up and they’re on the same day cause they’re twins ya know. Barney talked a bunch into my watch. I didn’t really listen to what he said since I was recording it anyway. I figured I could listen to it later.
MG: Well? What did he say?
A I: Sorry MG. I forgot to put my spy watch on. He did a bunch of talking into my Timex.
Murdo Girl: Jerry..Yo Jerry..How could you be talking on the phone? I thought it was still disconnected.
Jerry: I had enough bean money to get it turned back on, but there is a little bit of bad news.
As Jerry is talking, the lights in the gym flicker and go out. Since the gym is in the basement of the Brick House, no one can see a thing.
Murdo Girl: Let me take a wild guess. You couldn’t pay the electric bill. Geez..I can’t even see my hand in front of my face.
Before Murdo Girl has a chance to say another word, she hears a commotion going on. Then she hears a scream. Then she hears someone say “Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Long live the Queen.” Is that? Could it be? It sure sounds like TC crying
Murdo Girl: TC is that you? Stop crying and talk to me TC. Is the Queen with you?
TC: In a sobbing voice..Murdo Girl, it was just awful. They blindfolded me. Then they drove to some undisclosed location. We were there forever. They said they tried to call, but the line was busy or something. I think I’m blind Murdo Girl. I can’t see, Oh no, I can’t see anything.
Murdo Girl: You’re not blind TC. The electricity got shut off. None of us can see.
TC: I have a flashlight! I’ll try to turn it on.
Everyone gasps as the flashlight comes on. It’s one of those big guys. It’s as powerful as a spotlight.
TC: I’m still blind!! Oh No!! I still can’t see!
Murdo Girl: It could be because you still have your blindfold on. Take the blindfold off TC. Can you see now TC? It’s obvious that she can see now. Good. Where is the Queen TC? Did they drop her off too?
TC: I don’t know. I couldn’t see anything.
Murdo Girl: Let me think, let me think, let me think…TC..give the flashlight to DM. Everyone line up single file behind DM and we’ll go up the stairs and outside. It will be just like a fire drill. Stand next to each other until I can count to make sure everyone is accounted for. Lav, bring NoNo.
Meanwhile, back at Sanderson’s VP Castle, Yram is lying down with a cold cloth on her head. The crack up interview with the Coach was the worst. Where did she go wrong? Was it that she yelled his name when he was in the middle of his back swing? Or could it have been that she drove around in his golf cart while she waited for him to finish the hole? She had been really quiet. Maybe it was because she ate his sandwich. Whatever he was mad about, he sure can hold a grudge. She even offered to scrub his tarp, but he said she couldn’t because he was getting a restraining order to keep her away from him and his tarp.
As Yram was contemplating all of the above, someone knocked on the door. Yram, not wanting to get up said, “Come on in. The door is open!”
Who is at the VP Castle door? Everyone but Yram and the Queen have been counted at the Brick House. Will TC be able to shine a light on anything? Or will everyone else hog her flashlight? Will Pico, Treason, Sherri, Carol, and Barnella be upset because they didn’t get to talk at the meeting even though they raised their hands?
Where is the Queen and the red convertible?!