Chapter Six Hundred and Thirty-eight - Mysterious (part three)
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Chapter Six Hundred and Thirty-eight - Mysterious (part four)


(part four)

“Now,” Matt said grinning at Jeraine. “Let’s take a look at this stage.”

Jacob made his way up the stairs through the kitchen and up the loft stairs. Jill met him at the door. They put Bladen and Tanner in the nursery. Jacob went through the motions to shower and went to bed.

He slept ten hours.

He woke with a start. Groggy, he grabbed his bathrobe and went out into the loft. No one was there. He went back into their bedroom to actually shower and dress. He left the loft in search of Jill. He could hear people talking in that distinctive way through masks. He followed the sound into the Castle living room.

Jill, Heather, and Sandy were in the living room with Blane, Aden, and Jeraine. Jill came over to hug him.

“What’s happened?” Jacob asked.

“We have the funding,” Blane said. “What did you do?”

“Some Vegas guy said that he owned banks, bankers. . .,” Jacob said with a shrug. “I don’t know, I was dead on my feet.”

“Matt Weinreich,” Jeraine said. “Family has owned a Vegas casino since Vegas was built. Friend of Jammy’s.”

“I don’t care who he is,” Aden said. “He worked it out. I woke up this morning to money in our accounts. We’re ready to start.”

Shaking his head, Jacob blew out a breath.

“If that’s the case, I’m going back to bed,” Jacob said.

He turned in walked out. He retraced his step and was back to bed in minutes. When he woke next, it was late afternoon.

“Drink this,” Delphie said, giving him a cup of water.

She sat back down on a chair near his bed.

“What. . .?” Jacob asked.

“We thought you might be ill,” Delphie said. “So I told them I would keep watch.”

“Where are the kids?” Jacob asked.

“In the backyard,” Delphie said. “It’s our first really nice day. They wanted to be outside.”

Jacob nodded and sat up.

“It seems like this thing with the ballroom is going to work out,” Delphie said.

“It’s hard to believe,” Jacob said.

Delphie nodded.

“A friend of mine told me that this was a dark time where things could get even darker,” Jacob said. “It was time to think creatively and share all of our resources.”

Delphie grinned.

“Are you sorry you’re sharing your ballroom?” Jacob asked.

“Glad that those bodies were found,” Delphie said. “Their families have been waiting and wondering about them for a long time.”

Delphie nodded.

“We’re going to have so fun,” Delphie said with a grin. “As long as we don’t get sick, wear our masks, wash our hands, you know. . .”

Jacob grinned at her.

Denver Cereal continues tomorrow...


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