Good morning! Has everyone had a good week so far? My week got a little bit better because I have almost everything for my Halloween costume! I am missing two items that have been ordered, but I’m just waiting for them to arrive. I’m so excited!
And we move on to a new Winchester case. I hope Winchester will be able to balance school and helping the police force. I guess we will have to find out on this new Adventure. Enjoy!
Winchester sat at his desk, typing out an essay for a scholarship that he was applying for. The scholarship was for kids of police officers, something that he definitely qualified for. But he was possibly over qualified since he worked on the force as well. It didn’t matter, he was still going to apply for it.
He fingers flew across the keyboard as he typed out why he deserved to win this scholarship. He had to explain how his life had changed for the better since his father was an officer. But, he also had to try to stay away from saying that he was in the police force as well and how it had taught him so many things. Being a consultant on the force had so far taught him that he was a stronger individual than he thought and that he could really do something if he put his mind to it. Winchester had figured out that he was smarter than he gave himself credit for and that his father always had his back when it came down to a case. He had a stronger bond with his father now than ever before. So that was cool.
As he sat there typing, he paused when the sound of the doorbell rang through the house. He stood up and made his way down the stairs and looked through the small peephole to see a random lady standing outside his front door. West didn’t recognize her and slowly turned around. He needed to finish the essay because there was a deadline that he needed to keep an eye on.
He barely reached the bottom of the staircase when the doorbell rang again. West rolled his eyes, this lady needed to leave, she probably had the wrong house. He walked up two stairs when he heard something from the other side of the front door. “Mr. West? I need your help please. I know how amazing of a detective you are and I really could use your help. Please?”
West’s immediately became interested. Was this woman looking for him? Or was she looking for his dad? He quickly walked over to the door and opened it.
The lady was standing on the doorstep and was holding a frame close to her chest. Her eyes widened as she saw West open the door. “Oh…I’m sorry. I must be at the wrong house…I was looking for Officer Winchester West. You don’t happen to know where he lives do you?”
“Uh…I’m Winchester. Can I help you with something?”
West could see the wheels in her brain turning. He was obviously not who she was expecting to see. She swallowed and nodded. “Uh…okay…so I was wondering if you could help me. I’m looking for someone.” She turned the photo around and showed West a photo of a man.
The man was well dressed and sitting on a couch. He wasn’t looking at the camera but he seemed to be deep in thought. West wasn’t really sure how to react. “Is…is this your husband?”
The woman shook her head. “Uh…no. He’s my boyfriend. But he’s been missing for a couple days and I don’t know what to do. I could use your help.”
Winchester shook his head. “Ma’am. I am only a consultant with the police force and I cannot do anything without the permission of the chief of police. If you are concerned, I suggest that you go to the police precinct and file a missing persons report. Once that has happened, I might be able to help search for your missing boyfriend. I’m sorry.” He turned back into the house and started to close the door.
“Wait!” He stopped to see the woman had stuck her hand in the doorway. West pulled the door open to see her standing there with tears in her eyes. “I can’t go to the police. You see…Marcel’s family doesn’t know we are dating. And if they find out that he’s missing, then I will be done for. Marcel says that they won’t appreciate me and that I wouldn’t be accepted in his family. He wants to wait until we have been together for a while before I meet his family. I can’t meet them like this. I don’t want them to know their son is missing. But if I go to the police, then they will find out for sure. Please. Please Officer West.” She stopped with tears in her eyes. She obviously cared about her boyfriend but West couldn’t just pick up a case without permission. Or maybe he could just help her on the side.
West let out a long sigh. “Look. I know you’re concerned. I would be too if my girlfriend went missing. But, like I said before, I cannot take a case without talking to my supervisor. So, let me make a phone call and see what I can do okay?”
She smiled. “Thank you! Thank you so much!”
West nodded. “Okay, give me one second. Just wait right here.” He started to close the door again. “Oh…what’s your name?”
“Shelly Whittenborg.” She smiled. “Sorry…I should’ve introduced myself a while again. I’m just a mess.”
West slowly closed the door and walked into the kitchen, hoping it was far enough away that she couldn’t hear him talking. He quickly dialed his dad’s number and held the phone up to his ear. It rang once before his dad’s distinctive voice answered the phone. “Hey dad. I have a question.”
“Shoot partner. What can I help you with?”
“I have someone outside the house that is looking to get some help for her missing boyfriend. I told her she has to file a missing person’s report but she doesn’t want to because she doesn’t want his family to catch wind that he’s missing. Is there anyway I can send her straight to you at the precinct and I’ll come down later to get the info? I’m working on some school things right now?”
There was a slight pause and the sound of shuffling papers on the other end of the phone. “Uh…yeah. Send her over and tell her to ask for me. I’ll bring the info home tonight when I’m off.”
“Thanks dad. I appreciate it.” West hung up the phone and made his way back to the front door to relay the message to Shelly. At least this way, the case would go through all the proper channels.