Chapter 61: The Condo..."Deceptions in the Air"


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Similar to what newspapers in the 19th Century did the will publish a chapter a day from the book Deceptions in the Air. This fictional book is a blend of reality and conspiracy with a mix of Biblical Prophecy. My hope is that you enjoy the story, while it puts a desire in your heart to seek Truth.

CHAPTER 61: The Condo

As the two bickered their way out of the car, their steps became more timid as they grew closer to the door.

“Looks like a normal dwelling,” Bri said, not taking her eyes off the brown brick two-story building.

“He lives on the bottom floor?” Jack double-checked with Bri.

Bri nodded yes.

At first, the two found themselves just standing at the front door… not doing anything.

“Do you see the keypad for us to punch these numbers into so we can get in?” Bri asked, breaking the silence.

Jack wasn’t listening to Bri for his attention was on the door lock.

“I think this is where he puts his finger,” he mumbled.


“You know. Where he scans his finger so his chip can be read... then, he is able to get the door to open,” Jack said, standing up, giving Bri eye contact.

“Oh,” said Bri as she too bent down to look into the lock adding, “looks like a hole for a finger to go into.”

“That’s the way to use those investigative reporting skills. I'm sure that will ‘ooh and awe’ everybody,” Jack said, as he went into his British newscaster character…

“Here we stand at the home of Dr. Alex K. Jones where we have located what looks to be a hole, and it’s about the size of a finger. It is here where we believe..." Jack was cut off before finishing.

“You are so weird. Just open the door before we draw a crowd,” Bri demanded.

“Okay, okay. You don't have to be so bossy!"

Punching the numbers into the keypad, the door opened.

“Ladies first and age before beauty... to think you fit both categories. It’s your lucky day,” Jack said, using his hands to direct Bri in.

On entering her new husband’s home, Brianna was relieved to see Alex was not a slob. And actually, he had nice taste in furniture and decor. Looking back at Jack she smiled and said, “I definitely made the right choice!”

“Wow! You and your kids will definitely throw him into a tizzy,” Jack snickered.

“What do you mean by that?”

“I mean look at his nice stuff... how clean and organized. He’s going from a five-star restaurant to a low budget fast food chain when it comes to you and your gangs way of living,” Jack laughed as he looked around.

“Shut up!” Bri said, then snickered. “You’re so right. He’s going to die when he sees how I live.”

“For as weird as he is, his condo looks pretty normal for a single guy,” Jack said, noticing the large flat screen television hanging on the wall and the wine caddy in the corner.

“Hey, here’s his office!” Bri announced as she started heading towards the doorway.

“Bri!” Jack said grabbing her by the arm. “Alex asked me to keep you out of his office. He has some stuff in there he wants to explain to you himself… when you two come here together.”

Jack gently took Bri by her arm and led her over to the kitchen counter. Bri stood there for a moment looking completely confused.

“You know when he asked to talk to me and Russ… alone? He needed to explain some stuff. In a strange Alex-way, it makes perfectly weird sense, but he made me promise not to let you go in there. That was the only way he was going to give us the codes.”

Bri stood there staring at Jack with a very puzzled look.

“He’s not here. How would he know if I went in there? And, we have the code Jack!”

“Really Bri. It’s not that bad… It’s just really — weird. And, it’s probably a good idea that you stand out here and guard the door... in case we get intruders… right?” Jack said, smiling as he did a small jiggly dance trying to get her to smile.

Because her curiosity was eating at her, Bri didn’t smile nor did she say anything. And, because she also knew that getting the program destroyed was more important than her curiosity, she agreed to stay out of the office and stand guard.

“Okay,” Bri said very slowly, “but, you have to promise me that you’ll share it with me on the way home.”

Jack smiled. “It’s a deal.”

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