I was on my way to the office, I heard a voice calling my name;
-oh, Helen, how’re you? how’s your children?
Helen, my friend, my best friend, she’s married and has two beautiful children, Rose, and Max.
-I’m fine, but so mad at you, you’re my best friend and didn’t talk to you for months?!!!
-Helen, please, you know I have a lot of work, don’t be mad at me please, I’m really sorry, I’ll make it up to you.
-oh, really, when? How? where?
I smiled and said:
-Mmm, tonight, at our favourite restaurant, having dinner, how that sounds?
-it sounds very good, okay tonight then, see you my BFF.
-see you. at 7 pm okay…
she smiled at me, then she walked away, I went up to the office, once I’m in, Nicholas came to me and said:
-where have you been?
-I met Helen before I came up.
-oh, and before?
-Nicholas, what’s going on?
-there’s something strange happened…
-do you remember the girl in the red dress from the masquerade?
-the girl whose her eyes were blue, and she was with her husband, she died today in the morning in her apartment.
-yes, she died.
-the inspector called me and asked me to come to investigate the murder.
-are you sure it’s a murder?
-yes, Anu, it’s because he said she was hanged up by a rope, not a suicide.
-Mmm, okay, let’s go.
we got in the car, Nicholas drove to the girl’s apartment, I asked:
-isn’t she a Russian?
-she lived in Russia or here in the USA??
-no, in the USA, but why??!!
-you go, I’ll follow you…
-where are you going?
-I’ll make a phone call.
-okay, hurry up, please.
I took my phone and dialled Carlos’s number, after a few seconds, he answered:
-Hello, love did you miss me already, Anushka??
-No, and stop this funny accent you have, listen to me, something strange happened.
-the girl I met in your party, who I thought she’s the one who will die, wearing a red dress, with her husband.
-yes, Ely, what did happen to her?
-you heard me for God sake, Carlos, tell me if there’s something you hide from me….
-I don’t know anything more than what I told you!
-unfortunately, I don’t want that, but we must meet each other.
-today, at 9pm I will finish my dinner with my friend and will meet you.
-okay, where? in your house or mine??
-okay, see you, love.
-don’t say that again…
I finished with him, went to Ely’s apartment, found Nicholas talking with Ely’s husband, I went to them, the man said:
-you’re the detective from the party??
-yes. I want to ask you some questions sir if you please?
His voice was sad, Nicholas gave me the notebook, I asked:
-1st I want your full name sir.
-it’s Norman Hanse.
-Are you dutch or german?
-I’m from Germany.
-mmm, okay, how long have you been married to Mrs, Ely?
-for 7 years.
-does she have any enemies or anyone wanted to hurt her?
-no, she was a social girl, lovely and everyone loved her.
-any you sir?
-no, not me too, I don’t have problems with anyone.
-were you with her when she died? sleeping or in the bathroom?
-No, I was out for jogging. I wasn’t in the house.
– did you see anyone or anything strange when you back?
-okay, if you remember anything call me, please.
I left the man, he was frustrated, sad, his wife died suddenly, someone killed her, but who want to kill this girl?? I went to the body, checked her, suddenly I found a paper in her mouth, I took it and read it:
“I know this girl is his friend, and you’ll investigate her death, Miss. Anushka, but you must be careful from the bath you took, I won’t let you find me or I have a good idea before you find me, I’ll finish all of his family and his friends and finish you too and Nicholas”
I hid the paper, who could write this to me? what does he or she want from me and Carlos???!! it frightened me, for the 1st time I’m afraid like that!!!