5. The Next Clue

I had about an hour left until I was supposed to be at the clock tower and I didn’t want to wait there forever or walk around the city asking if anyone had seen my father. By then, I could tell that I was starting to annoy everyone and it wasn’t doing any good for my plans to stay low-key or to find my father. I decided to stay at the house and watch some TV. An hour flew by fast. It was already a quarter to five. I got all my stuff and headed out the door because it took ten minutes to get there. I took the bus and it still feels weird that I was the only one on it the whole entire time. Whenever I looked at the driver’s eyes in the mirror, he was staring at me. It felt like forever, but finally the bus arrived in front of the tower. I practically skipped off the bus, happy that I wasn’t in that quiet and eerie place and I thought I was going to be able to see my dad. I walked over to the back of the tower, but of course it was off limits. I waited until everyone was out of sight, which took a while, and snuck over to the door. I walked quickly to the lantern with the key and opened it. The key was in the back corner of it and it was lit. I reached in very cautiously and curved my hand trying to avoid the flame; the last thing I needed was a huge burn on my hand. In one quick motion, I grabbed the key and pulled my hand out. I closed the latch on the lantern and tip-toed to the door. Very quietly I unlocked the door and opened it, thinking it would creek loudly because of not being opened for such a long time, but to my surprise it was as silent as a mouse. I walked up the stairs slowly. It seemed like there were 500 steps, which there probably was. I waited at the top of the stairs and peeked around the corner to see if it was a trap. There was no one there. There was nothing there except a table that was in the middle of the room. I walked over to it cautiously still thinking that it was some sort of trap, but then I saw a note on the table. It looked exactly like the note I had found on my door. I then realized that this was just another clue to this big puzzle. Mr. X wanted me to play. If I wanted to get my father back, the only thing I could do was play this little game. I read the note.

Hi Harry. Nice to see you again, or write to you again. I’m sorry you couldn’t see your dad or me, but I’m not quite ready for that yet. But, I will give you a little clue. “11 people become one, united. 90 minutes to win. Only EVDS can save it.” You’ll find the next clue were most people would dispose of it. Thanks for playing.

                                                                                                      Sincerely, Mr. X


I picked up the note and put it deep in my pocket, making sure that there was no way it might fall out. This was what I needed. I had no way of finding my dad without this. I ran down the steps, taking them two at a time. All I wanted to do was get home and figure out what this clue meant. I couldn’t get it out of my head.

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