Hi – it’s Nia.
We wanted to update you on Slimester's supposed stash behind the bunkers. Before we could solve the mystery of what was behind the bunkers, we had to solve the mystery of where to find the bunkers. When Hal offered to check it out, he realized that he didn’t have a clue where the bunkers actually are. I talked to my brother Cisco – who, I hate to admit, is one of the coolest kids in school – because he knows just about everyone and everything at Endeavor. Lucky for us, he knows just about everywhere, too.
Cisco’s directions were a little confusing, so I decided to go with Hal. We met up behind the track fields, where these bunkers are, once it was safely dark. Unfortunately the search was fruitless and we found nothing of the secret note variety. Just a bunch of old sports equipment – deflated basketballs, torn volleyball nets, the old Spirit mascot uniform. Useless junk the janitor has stashed away that a saner person would have tossed.
I had to get home fast or risk parental detection, so I was forced to leave. Hal forgot a book in his locker, though. So now I will hand it over to him to tell the rest:
“I don’t know how I got to where I got, but I ended up somewhere on the northeast side of the building, close to band hall. It was the only door I could find that was unlocked. The school was deserted at this point so when I heard footsteps coming, I kind of panicked and dropped my house keys. It was just Principle Singh. (Under normal circumstances, I would never say “just” Principle Singh. She’s enough to rattle anyone’s cage. But since I was expecting Amanda or Slimester Stan or even an axe-wielding murderer at this point, “just” seems appropriate.) I dodged out of sight quick enough that she didn’t see me. After she was gone, I got down on the floor and looked for my keys. I couldn’t find them at first. I searched and searched. But then I saw it – a mysterious small door, about 2 ½ feet tall with a glass doorknob, buried behind a small forest of fake ficuses. I didn’t notice it at first because it blends into the wall so incredibly well. I went to open it and miraculously, the doorknob turned. I opened it and then debated whether or not I should go in. All I could see was darkness. I’m game for investigating, but before I do, I wanted to ask around and see what people knew. Given that it was buried away and someone’s obviously trying to protect it, I think we should gather all the information we can.”
It’s me again – Nia. In all the time we’ve been at Endeavor, neither Callie, Hal nor I have ever seen this hidden door.