After leaving Mr. Kelper’s office, Brittney went and got her car, parked it outside the law office and waited for Mr. Kelper to emerge. He worked late, so she had to wait a few hours, but she could see by the light coming from his office window that he hadn’t left yet.
So she waited.
When he finally emerged, she watched him walk to his car, then wrote down his license plate number in a notebook she kept handy for the purpose.
Then she followed him home, making sure to always keep one or two cars between them to avoid arousing suspicion.
When Mr. Kelper pulled into his driveway, Brittney kept driving and parked a few houses up the street. She immediately got out of her car and walked around to the other side of the block. When she reached the house behind Mr. Kelper’s and saw that it was dark, she walked purposefully up the driveway – not in a hurry, but not creeping up either. She had found that if you looked like you knew where you were going, people tended not to bother you and she relied on that to work in her favor now.
Reaching the end of the driveway, she went around the garage, hopped the fence, and landed on her feet in Mr. Kelper’s back yard. She landed on grass, but there were some bushes along the side of the garage, so she crept over to hide in them, and made herself comfortable for a long night of watching.
From where she hid, she could see directly into the kitchen. The lights were on, but she couldn’t see any movement in there. After about an hour of waiting, Mr. Kelper walked into the kitchen with a blonde woman of about average height. They walked in and out of the kitchen for a few minutes, presumably taking in the dishes from dinner. Then Mr. Kelper left, the woman stayed, and a tow-headed, teenaged boy came in and helped the blonde woman wash up.
While the two of them were busy in the kitchen, Brittney saw a light come on in another room off to one side of the kitchen. She saw Mr. Kelper sit down at a desk and open up his laptop. She was too far away to see what was on his screen, but she continued to watch the house as he sat there for two and a half hours after the kitchen went dark, then he closed the laptop and turned out the light.
For a minute, the whole house appeared dark from Brittney’s perspective, but then a light went on above the kitchen and she saw Mr. Kelper and the blonde woman getting ready for bed. She watched until they turned out the light and then the whole house really was dark. She figured she wouldn’t be able to learn anything more tonight so she left the way she’d come.
To be continued…