She was thankful for the librarian being so accommodating. This was the last reel that contained records from that time frame, and there was enough time to run through… assuming no more screw-ups. Otherwise, she would need to come back in the morning… or break in.
“Thank you,” Clara said. “You’ve been the cat’s meow.”
Clara swivelled back towards the reader and missed the librarian’s reaction upon hearing that expression. As confusion faded from those features, the woman carted away some of the research material.
Meanwhile, Clara brushed against the knob just enough to move her forward an edition. Eventually, she came across a front page featuring the picture of a burning building, with a headline that read: MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION AT THE CUSTOMS BUILDING.
Disclaimer: This excerpt from The Van Helsing Impetus is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth. The image is sourced from Pixabay.