"The End" by the Doors emanates ominously from the ballroom.
"Oh FUCK!!!!!" That's what you're thinking inwardly, but you manage to keep your voice casual as you reply, "Yes, officer, I'll go to the library, but I need to return this..."
You step to the Sheik and say, "Sir, AMANDA found YOUR camera. AMANDA wanted me to get it to you." Then you hand the Sheik the camera.
"Oh...oh yes," the Sheik says, greedily clutching the camera.
"I'm afraid I'll need to confiscate that," the policeman says, reaching for the Nikon.
"NO!" the Sheik says, instinctively clutching the camera closer.
The policeman takes a step forward, putting his hand on the butt of his gun, and says, "You'll get it back...but I'm afraid I'll need that as evidence in an ongoing murder investigation."
The Sheik's scowl fades into an oily smile and says, "Of course."
He hands over the camera, and the policeman says, "Thank you...now if all of you could follow me to the library..." As he says this, you think you notice the Grim Reaper whispering something threatening into Brother Sputum's ear.
Just then, paramedics rush through the room with a stretcher, heading for the basement.
You and the others follow the policeman through the southwest door, down the grand hall to the front hall. Through the front door, you see an ambulance tearing off down the driveway.
"Right through here, please," the policeman says, indicating a door in the west wall.
Together with the others, you step into a large, two-story library, filled with comfortable, leather-bound furniture. Ladders on rollers are positioned around the room, giving access to the high walls of books. A narrow catwalk runs along the perimeter, one story up, and there is a door in the north wall on the second floor.
The Sexy Vampire is sitting in the corner with her head in her hands. Brother Doofus is standing in the middle of the room with a woman dressed as Red Sonja and another woman who is dressed as Cleopatra. Brother Vadge is standing off by himself.
Huddled nearby are three people wrapped in towels and dripping wet: Amanda (who is back in her Red Riding Hood costume, which clings to her body in a most enticing way), Gus the Viking and Governor Asher. Beside them are Brother Nitrous, Icy Hot and Bernadette.
A moment later, Brother Puris and the Big Bad Wolf are brought into the room behind you, followed by Mike Wellman, who seems to have been crying.
After that, the policemen all step out of the room, closing the doors behind them.
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