The next day the Agents met back at the hideout.
“I’ve been thinking about what the men were saying,” announced Agent Q, “and I’m wondering when and where they will carry out their plan. We know they plan to sneak into some sort of event which requires tickets, and avenge someone by committing a horrible crime with guns, presumably murder. But we don’t know who they will murder, or when, or where they will do it.”
“We need to record their conversations,” determined Agent T. “Then we can figured out who their target is and when and where they will carry out the crime.”
“I just got a great idea!” exclaimed Agent P. “What if we could hide a bug inside their base?”
“That’s a great idea!” agreed Agent H. “But I don’t think we have any bugs, or money to buy them.”
“Then how will we record their conversations?” asked Agent N. “I don’t think we have a voice recorder at all.”
“Does anyone have a voice recorder they could bring in?” inquired Agent M.
“I do!” exclaimed Agent T.
“I think I do,” contributed Agent Q.
“Bring those to our next meeting,” Agent M told them, “but for now I think we’ll have to do without them.”
“Plus, everything that the robot has overheard has been recorded,” added Agent A.
Just then, Agent S leaped to his/her feet. “Look! There they are.” He/she pointed to the screen which was showing the feed from Agent R’s camera.
Sure enough, the Man and his comrade were walking down the trail, and the Agents could hear them through the microphone.
“Are you kidding? He probably had some secret tracking device or something that led the FBI right to us—unless you think they were tracking the XXXXXX,” the Man was saying.
“But wouldn’t it be easier to kill an FBI Agent or something?” his comrade asked. “I mean really, killing the President? They hung people after Abe Lincoln’s assassination, you know.”
“Shhh! You can’t go around saying that!” the Man told him.
After that, they were too far away to be picked up by Agent R’s voice recorder.
Back at the hideout, the Agents were very excited.
“Oh my gosh! They’re planning to kill the President!” exclaimed Agent T. “This is terrible! What are we going to do?”
“We need to go to the police,” declared Agent J. “This is way too serious. We can’t just stand there and watch them plan crime of the century and not tell anyone.”
“We shouldn’t go to the police,” countered Agent P. “We need to go to the FBI, or even the President himself. But who will believe us?”
“We do have the video recordings,” Agent A reminded everyone.
“Still, they might think that the video recordings are a hoax, and how will we explain how we recorded them in the first place? They’d never believe anything about the FBI, and the FBI would deny it to keep us a secret. They can’t let word get out that a bunch of XXXXXX prevented the President from being kidnapped.”
“The FBI might believe us,” suggested Agent N.
“But how will we inform them?” asked Agent H, “I don’t think they’re getting XXXXXXXXX’s emails. Otherwise they would have sent a reply by now.”
“I think we need to have a back up plan in case no one believes us, and the FBI doesn’t respond. I agree with XXXXXXXXX, we can’t just watch the crime of the century unfold. We need to do something about it, even if no one else does,” declared Agent Q.
“Are you kidding?” asked Agent M. “You plan to have us stop some men from killing the President? Have you considered the possibility that they’ll kill us if they find out?”
“But I think XXXXXXXXX is right. We can’t just watch it happen. And we’d be careful, and not try anything too dangerous,” argued Agent S.
“Aren’t you guys forgetting something?” asked Agent H. “We don’t even know when and where this is going to happen. If the President is in Washington D.C., we can’t easily go there to try to help him.”
“I think it will probably be nearby,” suggested Agent Q. “Otherwise, why would the men have a hideout here? Their hideout would be closer to Washington D.C. Though I suppose they might have plans to travel there that we just haven’t —–”
“Oh my gosh! I just remembered!” Agent S interrupted. “The President is coming to give a speech this weekend in XXXXXXXX at the XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX!”
“Really? Then maybe that’s where the Man is going to kill the President!” exclaimed Agent A.
“Actually, I’m hoping that we can prevent the Man from killing the President,” corrected Agent Q. “But I think that it just might be the place where he’s going to try to kill him.”
“But what can we do about it?” sighed Agent J. “I don’t want us to be in danger like we were before. The men will kill us if we try to stop them.”
“Can’t we just tell the FBI?” asked Agent P. “Then they could stop the men and we wouldn’t have to.”
“That would be great, but I’m not sure if we’ll be able to contact them. The FBI haven’t been responding to XXXXXXXXX’s emails and how else can we get word to them?” Agent T pointed out.
“We could send an anonymous note to the police. Then they would inform the FBI,” suggested Agent N.
“But would they believe us? We’d have to send some sort of proof. Even then, they might think it’s a hoax,” determined Agent H.
“What we need to do is get word to Agent X or Agent L. They would believe us. But if they won’t respond to email, how can we contact them?” wondered Agent M.
“We could call them,” proposed Agent P, “but we don’t have their phone number.”
“We could call the President and ask him to tell them,” suggested Agent A.
“But you can’t just call and talk to the President. I don’t know if the President answers phone calls at all,” Agent J pointed out.
“Maybe we could send a letter!” exclaimed Agent P. “Doesn’t the President get a lot of letters?”
“We’d have to hurry,” advised Agent H. “Even if we send the letter now, I’m not sure if the President will get it in time. Besides, he might think it’s a hoax anyway.”
“Well, I think it’s worth a try,” declared Agent T. “Let’s get started right now.”
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