You think you should talk to Fenny. That little punk must have been a part of this somehow. You know where he lives, so you head there. You catch his mother outside his burrow. “Hey, Sue. Can I talk to Fenny?”
She smiles and says, “of course, Lulu. But may I ask why?”
“I just want to ask if he knew anything about Jet’s disappearance.”
“Sure, I’ll get him, but I’ll warn you; he’s pretty broken up about it.” She enters her home.
Fenny? Broken up about Jet? He was always a dick to him, so you can’t imagine why. But wondering about that stops when Fenny sulks out of his den. He wears a small smile, but you can tell by the tear tracks on his face and his red eyes that he is grieving but doesn’t want to show it.
But he puts on a cheerful voice and chirps, “Miss Lulu! My ma said you wanted to talk?”
“If you would, Fenny. Let’s step over there.” You take the conversation to a private location.
He starts, “what is it, Miss Lulu?”
“I just want to know what happened at the watering hole today with Jet.”
“Oh, ain’t that sad? I’m sorry for your loss Lulu; I knowed you loved him. I’d help if I could, but I don’t know much. Me and my friends was playing tag at the time. I hadn’t really seen him that day.”
Fenny’s always been a smooth talker, so he could just be leading you on. But he does seem genuine. How do you approach this?