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King of the World

By @Briannag288

Meanwhile: Part Five

“No,” Ben said. “How could it…how?” Ben sat back in his chair dumbfounded. 

“I know losing sucks doesn’t it,” Amber laughed. 

“N-Not that. The combination. Did you see it? Look.” Ben held up his notepad. “3/08. March 8th. That was the code to unlock the box.”

“You must have done it wrong,” Emily said. “Or saw it wrong.”

“No, Em. I even did it myself. He got it ten seconds before I did. You know I’m not wrong.”

“You have to be wrong! Both of you have to be wrong! How would they even know that?!” Emily shouted. 

“I don’t know,” Ben said. Sounding far away. “Even Jasper looked shocked. That game was made for him. If that other guy would’ve been the one who guessed, then Jasper would’ve been eliminated. I don’t know how or why, but I have a feeling that they made that specifically for him. Only a handful of people know about our mother. Most of them are in this room. I know I didn’t tell anyone. Amber? Em?”

“Only Jason. He wouldn’t tell anyone without asking,” Emily said.

“Don’t look at me. I know how sensitive Jazzy is about the subject. I’d never tell someone without his okay,” Amber said. “Maybe Ronda…” Amber’s phone started to ring. “Speak of the devil.”

“Put it on speaker,” Emily said.

Amber nodded and answered the phone. “Hey, where have you been?”

“Are you alone?” Ronda asked, sniffling.

“Y-Yeah, sorry, I just got out of the shower. Trying to get ready for an interview. What’s up? I haven’t heard from you in days.”

“Sorry, I’ve been busy. Have you been watching King of the World?” Ronda asked.

“Yeah, of course. Jazzy’s been kicking some serious ass, right?”

“Oh yeah, um, I need to tell you something. About the last game, he was in.”

“Okay?” Amber asked.

Before Ronda could say anything, Amber could hear a loud knock in the background. “H-Hold on, I think someone’s at the door.”

“Ron?” Amber asked. Then the phone disconnected. 

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