Hello everyone! I know it's been almost a year since I've updated this, but I'm back!
Tony opened the door and found Lt. Shrank sitting on his bed, looking at the various posters and knickknacks in his room. "Ah, Tony! There you are! Just the man I was looking for!" Tony looked at him with suspicion. "Now, I don't mean to bother you at a time like this, but I was wondering if I could ask you and your two lady-friends a couple of questions."
"Alright.", said Tony. "I'll go first." He gave Maria and Anita a look that said "Wait.", and the two ladies went to join Tony's mother in the living room to watch I love Lucy. (A/N: I have decided to set this in 1956. I Love Lucy was around back then.)
"Alright, now I'm going to ask you some questions, and I want you to answer truthfully. Understand?"
"Good. Now, my first question has to do with the dance. What made you come in the first place?"
"Well, Riff said something about calling in the Sharks for a war council, and for some reason, he wanted me there. I was reluctant to go, but lately, I'd had feelings that something big was coming my way, and figured maybe that something big was waiting for me there…"
"You mean Maria? Enough with the daydreaming! Get to the point!"
"Well, I did find Maria there. I didn't bring a date on purpose. Because maybe I would find that something big."
"Alright, so you danced with Maria. Was her brother there?"
"Yes. And so was Chino."
"Did either Bernardo or Chino look angry when they saw you together?"
"They both did. But Bernardo was the only one that said anything."
"Alright, so am I correct in assuming that Maria sent you to stop the rumble?"
"Yes. And after we hung out at my place for a little bit, and then I took her home."
"And am I correct in assuming that a few hours later, Chino sent you the note?"
"Yes. And then I filled a gym bag with my clothes, rather that the ten thousand dollars he was demanding, and as I walked to Maria's, Anita came up to me to warn me about Chino. She said she wanted in. We went into her flat, and while Anita distracted Chino, I got Maria out of there. Me, Maria, and Anita ran, and I heard Chino screaming "I'll get you for this, Tony!". And here we are."
"Alright. Thank you. Could you please send Maria in?"
Tony went to get Maria. He gave her a quick kiss on the cheek before she closed the door behind her. She sat down and waited for Lt. Shrank's questions.
"Alright. Now Bernardo is your brother, right?"
"Now, I understand that both him and Chino didn't seem the idea of you and Tony together. And you were held hostage by Chino because of it. Care to tell me what he did to you?"
"Well, he climbed into my window, and he was writing something. And then he said," If you dare leave this room, you'll be sorry." And then he left. A little later, he came back, and he ties me to the bedpost. And then Tony and Anita came. Anita distracted Chino, and then her, me, and Tony all came here."
"Thank you. Please send Anita in."
Maria walked to get Anita. "Anita, Lt. Shrank wants you for questioning!"
"Can't I finish this episode of Lucy first?"
" I think you better go now."
"Fine." She huffed in annoyance. She then walked into the bedroom and closed the door.
"Now, I only have one question for you. What did you say to Chino to distract him?"
"I asked him what he intended to do with the "ten grand" and he said something about a ranch in Mexico. And then we ran here."
"Thank you." They both walked out to the living room.
"Goodnight, folks. Don't worry! We'll catch that freak!" Lt. Shrank the left the flat.
Oh, they would find Chino, alright. But it wouldn't be that easy…