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M.B.D. – Episode 6

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Freddie closed the bedroom door, leaving just a crack to see through.

The front door opened. An older woman, squat, with curly brown hair and glasses came in. The sour look on her face indicated she was being put out by having to actually do her job. Her name tag read “K. Illig” Behind her came a police officer.

“This is his apartment. Look at this mess. He won’t be getting his deposit back, that’s for sure.”

The officer looked at the room. Sparse but clean. “Yes, ma’am. I’ll leave that between you and Mr. Walter.”

“What did the jock do to get into trouble?”

“I’m not at liberty to say. We’re just conducting an initial investigation at this time. When was the last time you saw Mr. Walter?”

“This morning. He came by the office to complain about the air conditioning in his apartment. He said it wasn’t cooling right. He was covered in sweat. I thought he had just finished working out and just needed a cold shower.”

The officer went into the kitchen. “Are there any other rooms?”

“Yes, the bedroom is back this way.”

Freddie closed the bedroom door and made his way across the room. He opened the window and crawled onto the small ledge, facing the outside. It was a four story drop to the ground. Freddie looked up and the edge of the roof was a few feet above him.

Freddie’s training in the Golden Monkey Lotus clan kicked in. He quickly gauged the distance and the amount of roof overhang. He could just make it. He leaped and grabbed the lip of the roof with powerful hands, holding onto it backwards.

He swung his legs up and over his head, then rolled his body up and over the lip of the roof. He froze, laying sprawled on the roof. Listening he could hear the muffled voice of the officer and the window being closed.

Silently he crawled over the roof. Waiting a few more minutes, Freddie listened for the front door of the apartment to open and close as the landlady and officer left.

He stood up and walked along the roof. On the other side of the building he found some of the apartments had balconies. Rolling over the lip of the roof he landed on the railing of the balcony. He scrambled down the balconies until he finally reached the ground.

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