Chapter 2 – The Orlando Kids
In the neighborhood of Wadeview, Orlando, FL was four middle schooler kids. Sydney, Marco, Jordan, and Zander who were known as The Orlando Kids solved mysteries for their neighbors, fellow school students, and their whole neighborhood.
Back in November, they were solving a case for Mrs. Baker (7th grade music teacher), who had thrown a bake sale and a fundraiser to raise money to get new instruments for music class. She had gotten over $600. Until someone had broken into school and took the money from her classroom.
After a week of investigating clues, suspicious suspects and the crime scene (the classroom), they found the culprits. Sandy Moore, Cody Baxter, and Ricky Paulo, the little 6th graders that everyone thought were sweet. Now the gang is in an active pursuit (a chase) with the culprits.
“Come on guys, we have to catch up to those little 6th graders before they get away with the school bake sale money” yelled Sydney. Sydney has dyed blue hair (originally black hair), brown eyes, and wears a necklace with a large red stone. She is Black American.
The kids were running throughout the school. Passing by teachers and fellow students in the hallways.
Zander almost had a hold of Sandy’s arm. Until, he had fallen over the Vice Principal Clinton’s diorama of Barack Obama Middle School. Luckily, she wasn’t there to witness the destruction of her hard work by Zander. Zander has dirty blonde hair, hazel brown eyes, and has an accent. He is Australian-American.
Vice Principal Clinton is tall, strong woman who is Chinese-American. She loves the B.O.M.S. and does not like anything who tries to bother other students, teachers, and staff members. She is a kind person.
Coming to the end of the school hallway. Every corner was blocked by Sydney, Zander, Marco and Jordan to surround the trio of thieves.
“Give it up guys. We know you have the money,” said Marco. Marco has smooth black hair, brown eyes, and wears glasses. He is Italian-American.
“What is going on here?” asked Principal Minho, who just walked into the scene. Principal Minho is a tall Korean-American with brown hair and wears a blue tie with all his suits.
“Cody, Sandy, and Ricky were the ones who stole the bake sale money from Mrs. Baker,” said Jordan. Jordan has long brown hair, brown eyes and has a high-pitched voice. She is Brazilian-American.
“But how did they sneak into school at night?” asked Principal Minho.
“They didn’t. When everyone had left music class that morning. Cody, Sandy, and Ricky stayed behind to “clean up”. But what they really were doing was stealing the money” explained Zander.
“But the window that was smashed that night” said Principal Minho.
“Once everyone had left school, including the principals, teachers, and other staff members. They threw some rocks at Mrs. Baker’s classroom window to make it look like someone had broken into school,” explained Sydney.
“Why” asked Principal Minho.
“Because they wanted to use the money to buy expensive bikes they saw at a sports gear store. We figure that one out when my brother was looking at ads in a magazine,” explained Marco.
“Well I’ll be taking that; this will be given back to Mrs. Baker. You three will be given detention for a week for stealing a teacher belongings and destroying school property,” said Vice Principal Clinton.
The three walk away with their heads hung down in embarrassment.
“Well, I bet they try that again,” said Jordan.
“Hey, this is our ten case we semester. We should take a photo. So, we can look back at this moment in the future,” said Sydney.
“Sure” said Marco.
“Yeah” said Zander.
“Ok” said Jordan.
Zander, Jordan, and Marco all gather behind Sydney.
“Everyone say cheese,” said Sydney.
“Cheese!” shouted all.
Throughout the last school year, the group was getting a bunch of cases. However, once the school year ended and summer began. There were no more mysteries to solve and the group started to fall apart. With no more cases to solve, the group decided to take a break from mysteries.
It has been two weeks after school end since the Sydney, Marco, Jordan, and Zander A.K.A “The Orlando Kids” (TOK) had a case to solve. They have solved all the mysteries in their Wadeview neighborhood, everything from missing pets to stolen bikes to kidnapped baby dolls to ransoms of prized possessions for a kiss. However, now no one needs mystery solving.
Zander and Jordan were sitting on the living room couch in Zander’s house watching television, while trying to decide what to do for the summer. Since they aren’t solving cases anymore, they decided to do other hobbies.
“I miss doing mysteries and solving cases, especially with Marco and Sydney” said Jordan disappointedly.
“Yeah me too, but no one need any mysteries solve now” said Zander depressed.
“I wonder what Marco and Sydney are doing right now,” said Jordan.
Marco was at home reading his comic books. Marco’s room was filled with books of all sorts of genres (Mysteries, Comic books, sci-fi, nonfiction, history, biographies, and even cookbooks). His favorite types of books were mysteries and suspense.
“Hmm, what should I read next? Should I read Captain America or Iron Man?” said Marco.
“I miss doing mysteries with friends”, said Marco as he stared at a picture frame with a photo of his friends.
Chapter 3 – The Phone Call
Meanwhile, Sydney was searching for a case but the case came to her instead. Sydney was at her house glancing for mysteries to be solved but there was none.
Just when she was about to give up, her phone rang. The phone showed that the caller was in Florida and their name was Carlos. She hesitated for a couple of seconds but picked up the phone anyway.
“Hello? Who is this?” asked Sydney.
“This is Carlos Venezuela,” answered Carlos.
“Carlos Venezuela who?” asked Sydney.
“Oh, right, I haven’t introduced myself entirely. I am Carlos Venezuela; I worked as a security guard for 14AA41.” said Carlos.
“Awesome, I love that group” said Sydney excitedly.
“Yeah, about that, they’re kinda missing,” said Carlos.
“What do you mean by they’re kinda missing, what happened?” asked Sydney.
“Well let’s just say I walked away to get a sandwich, while the boys were in their dressing room” said Carlos.
“Why did you leave them to get a sandwich?” asked Sydney.
“Because I why hungry and I didn’t anything for like 2 hours,” said Carlos.
“Did you call the police?” asked Sydney.
“I did, but they thought I was some kid prank calling them,” said Carlos.
“Did you try the FBI?” asked Sydney.
“I did think of that but I realize I might lose my job. I heard about your mystery crew from finding a card with your number on it and thought you could help me, can you?” said Carlos.
“Um I don’t know. My friends and I have been apart for some time but maybe I can try to bring the group back to solve one more last case,” said Sydney.
“Oh, thank you. You’re my only hope to find the boys. Call me when you got everything settled and ready,” said Carlos.
“Ok, Bye” said Sydney.
“Bye” said Carlos.
(Signed) “You know what you have to do, Sydney,” said Sydney.