I was doing some investigating at the weekend and I think I might have found my sister! Her name is Beth (which fits) Valente (which doesn’t), but hey! She has a reason to change her name, right? And she’s a detective! Look at what I found on the website from old newspapers:
“Beth Valente, our new city detective, has successfully solved her 5th case!”
She’s so good!!
“And yet again, Beth Valente has come to the rescue!”
Could I ask her fans?
“Beth Valente, private eye, has apprehended the mysterious criminal wandering our streets who was none other than…”
^^^ Look at that! She even has a website about her! That should give me some more family links.
Bad news: all the website says about Beth’s family is that her “family is unknown. Beth keeps a lot of things secret”
Who is she??
Come on Aelic Investigate!
Good news! I found her social media accounts. I should have looked at them way earlier. The bad news is that it says next to nothing about anything! I need to keep looking, maybe I’ll go scout round her house for a bit? I managed to find her address via an old land registry website.
Look I was getting desperate I needed something!
UPDATE: I made it to her house, result! Right now I’m sitting in my car outside. It’s not suspicious as she lives in the apartment block, her office is on the other side of town and I think she got in a little before I did. I don’t know what I’m looking for , though, or how i’m going to find ANY proof we’re related!
Did she see me?
As I’m writing this I realise how little I know about her. Let me make a list:
Name: Beth “Valenete”
There are very few photos! She could be 25 or 45
Age: Unknown – even the media have no idea
Likes: her job, secrets, the satisfaction of solving a case
Dislikes: presumably liars, as they make the case more difficult but then again they make the case more interesting, so maybe not?
See!? All I know is five strong but small facts and two guesses and nothing else! I need some more information…
Do I talk to her?
My son, next time from a young age you have been a delay in my life, my constant light in the darkness, but there is one thing I haven’t told you. You say, before you were born your mother and I had a child. Her name was Beth, and I she grew she became more and more interested in investigation journalism do you remember her? You were very young when she left us but a habit freeze of hers was to carry around a notebook unpin wherever she went “It’s always good to be prepared!” She would say, and I guess she was right. When she didn’t come to us for the holidays like she’d promised. We started to get worried. This wasn’t like her. I remember you patiently waiting at the door for her to come back home, but you soon forgot out all about her and me and your mother never wanted to upset you. you were so happy and so like her that we didn’t want anything to come between us. When Beth left us we didn’t do a search. We presume she wanted to come back. You murder wait two months before giving in a morning. I, however, was not convinced. I still somehow believe that she was still alive, and in my free time I searched and searched for her, but to no avail. Now I am passing that duty onto you. Try your best to find your sister, Alec. I am sorry I’m pushing all of this upon you at such short notice, but I’m afraid I may not be around much longer and as your mother is no longer with us I told myself I would tell you before I died. Keep the faith, my lad