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June's Journey Full Story

Volume 1: Chapter 22

By Kelly RileyPublished about a year ago 4 min read
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If you want to read the entire story from the app June's Journey, created and written by Wooga, without having to scroll through each chapter to read the content, here are all of the clues and the conversations that go with each clue for chapter 22. More chapters will be posted soon.

Chapter 22: The Great Train Chase

I expected Detective Wendel to arrest my mother, but it turned out they were working together. I demanded an explanation, but the detective refused until I told him I was Irene's daughter.

June: Let me get this straight. My mother was working for you?

Hermann: Yes. Interpol arrested her three months ago. She made a deal with us. In exchange for total immunity, she agreed to capture another criminal.

Irene: I would have caught her too, had you not interfered.

Clue #1

June: Who is this woman?

Hermann: She's known only as the Marquess. Your mother's former partner in crime.

Irene: That was a long time ago.

Hermann: The Marquess is cunning, elusive, and utterly without scruples. And what better way to catch a thief than with another thief?

June: What is the Marquess up to?

Hermann: She stole the Fabergé egg from the gala tonight. That egg is more than a pretty bauble. It contains a list of two dozen European agents in Russia.

June: What is she going to do with it?

Hermann: See the man in the hat?

Clue #2

June: This man, who is he?

Hermann: His name is Viktor Yenin, an officer in the Red Army. If the Marquess sells him that list, every one of those agents' lives will be in danger.

Irene: June, we can't let the Marquess sell that list.

June: Fine. I'll help you. But first, I need to find Virginia.

...

Irene: You brought Virginia along?

June: You were in the hospital. I thought you were dying.

Irene: I'm sorry. We needed to make my escape look believable. I didn't expect you to find out. So... Virginia must be what, sixteen?

June: Let's just find her.

Clue #3

Virginia: Aunt June! I saw the person who stole the egg! Grandma didn't do it. She's innocent.

Irene: "Grandma?" Hmm. That's going to take some getting used to. Virginia, I'm glad to finally meet you.

June: Virginia, you saw the woman who stole the egg. Where'd she go?

Virginia: I followed her to a payphone. The conversation was in French. I wrote down as much as I could make out.

Clue #4

June: These are times, and what are these? Abbreviations?

Irene: A train schedule maybe.

Virginia: She did say something about a train.

Irene: All right. We should call Detective Wendel to tell him what we've learned. Then we should head to the train station and figure out which train the Marquess boarded.

...

Irene: This is the train the Marquess boarded. It goes to Monaco.

June: Do you think she's going to meet her buyer in Monaco?

Irene: Could be. It's a long journey. We should settle in before we look for her.

As my mother looked through her suitcase, I noticed something unexpected.

Clue #5

June: I remember this photo. We had it taken in Hyde Park. It must have been about two weeks before you disappeared.

Irene: June, I wanted to go with you all to New York.

June: If you had wanted to, you would have been on that boat!

Virginia: You two keep arguing. I'm going to look for the Marquess.

...

Irene: I tried to contact you, June. I wrote you.

June: When? I never saw any letters. And what about Clare? She died. Where were you?

Irene: June, I tried to come back, but I couldn't.

Clue #6

June: Your passport's stamped. You were in New York in 1903? That was... six months after we left London.

Irene: I wanted to set things right. I wanted to be with my family. I was willing to give it all up. But your father told me it was too late.

June: Was that all it took for you to leave us behind? We should find Virginia. I don't like her looking for the Marquess on her own.

...

We walked to the back of the train and found Virginia in the dining car.

June: Any luck finding the Marquess?

Virginia: I think she was sitting at that table. But you just missed her.

Clue #7

June: Whoever was sitting here was drinking from this glass.

Irene: Chateau Margaux. The Marquess's favorite.

June: Did she see you?

Virginia: Of course not. I was hiding behind the newspaper the whole time.

June: So the Marquess is your former partner in crime.

Irene: Yes, we worked together for a few years. We were friends. But then...

June: Then what?

Irene: I met your father. I started living a different life. The Marquess could never accept it.

June: All right, so what do you think her next move is?

Irene: I don't know. Let's see if she left anything behind.

Clue #8

June: There's a napkin hanging from this window.

Irene: It's probably a signa. Maybe to her buyer. Or maybe Virginia wasn't as discreet as she thought, and the Marquess is trying to escape.

Virginia: From a moving train? How?

Irene: I don't know, but we have to stop her.

...

We caught up to the Marquess at the front of the train. She had already left her mark.

The Marquess: So it's true, Irene. You are working for Interpol now.

Irene: We've got you cornered.

The Marquess: Cornered? You know me better than that.

Clue #9

June: Is that the engineer? He's dead.

Irene: Is this what it's come to, Marquess? You just kill anyone who's in your way.

The Marquess: You've always been squeamish. That's what made you so easy to manipulate.

Irene: Hand over the Fabergé egg.

The Marquess: I would, but this is where I get off. Good luck driving the train.

...

June: The Marquess just jumped out the window!

Virginia: What? Where'd she go?

Clue #10

June: She signaled a getaway car.

Virginia: Where is she going? We have to follow her.

Irene: Slow down. The engineer's dead. There's no one driving this train.

June: That's exactly how she planned it, isn't it?

Irene: You can bet on it. The Marquess always has a plan.

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