Max could've sworn, the crumpled envelope in his hand fell from Mr. Brooks' things. He's confident the teacher passed by that area in the parking lot and this thing was accidentally dropped and left behind.
It is half an hour after summer class, and he's at the computer nook at the library. As he waits for his station to boot up, he fumbles with the envelope until he notices a tiny hard object hidden beneath the folds. It can't be deadly he knows so he lets his curiosity unwrap it.
A thumb drive.
A grin forms across his face. World History is one of his worst subjects. He could only wonder what treasures he could unearth from such tiny device—exam copies, answer keys or blackmail-worthy bits, not that he's into blackmailing.
I mean, why would he bother concealing it within a crumpled piece of an envelope? It should contain something important so it must be probed into!
After his computer boots up, Max immediately plugs in the memory stick. It autoruns and opens to its contents: a single folder aptly named New Folder
The angel on his right shoulder tells him to press X and leave it. But he decides to follow the devil on the left. He clicks and opens the folder. Image files start loading from generic image file icons to thumbnails. He squints his eyes and asks, "Mitsuo Williams? Mr. Brooks is fond of Mitsuo Williams?"
Selfies of the fellow student fill the screen. They're both half-Japanese so give them the benefit of the doubt, he thinks. However, among the files, another "New Folder" shows up. So he opens it again, leading to another "New Folder".
Someone is hiding something.
When people said curiosity killed the cat, they really did mean curiosity is a killer. And boy did Max's curiosity almost kill him!
Max keeps on going through layers and layers of "New Folders" until the greatest most insane, eye-gouging, some wood-inducing, morality-crumbling, guilt-shaking gallery begins to load one racy photo after another.
What's on them? Not safe for words.
But unbeknownst to Max, the tiny device adheres to another tiny device that allows the owner to track it wherever it is. So the owner should locate it any minute from then with the available library wifi. Hope they come soon!
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