With the grandchildren asleep and Kim napping George managed to convince Susan to lie down and try and take her own nap before he headed back to the Tower. He realized there was really nothing he could do except stay out of the way -- but he felt better there where things were happening than back at home. He would sit by the phones in case the police called with any new information.
The Cubs had begun their end of the season slump early and when the game ended Dexter found himself at loose ends and asked if he could help.
It was almost ten, and the death certificate search was pretty much over. The three had developed a profile they had used to filter names quickly and they now had a list of almost seventy locations they wanted to investigate.
“Thanks for offering to help, Al,” Mego said, “but maybe you should go home now.”
“Please, this is almost fun. My wife hasn't given me a night out in months.”
“Been there, done that,” Mego muttered. “Look, I'm just not sure about leaving a former member of the Gang of Evil in Go Tower with the Wegos sleeping while we're gone.”
“Actually,” Shego interrupted, “we could probably use some help. We had about forty names that didn't fit the profile we were using -- mostly too old or too young. But they are close enough someone should look at them a little closer.”
“I still don't like leaving a Gang of Evil member at Go Tower,” Mego reminded her.
Ron spoke up, addressing Dexter. “Did you ever join the Villain's Guild?”
“You still a dues paying member?”
“Well, no. If you can't attend functions that's a lot to spend just to get their magazine.”
“See,” Ron told Mego, “he's a former villain. If you really want to find Hego you'll accept any help you're offered and be glad to get it.”
When George arrived he said he would be glad to have Al's company as they waited for news.
Mego had grouped the addresses needing to be checked by area in the city. He gave Ron a short list, a city street map and a key to a Go cart. Shego, who had said she planned to use the hovercraft, got the longest list of addresses. Mego planned on using a Go cart as well -- he didn't want his new car parked in some of the neighborhoods he'd be investigating.
Shego gave the list of names which needed closer investigation to her father and Dexter, along with instructions to contact Kim's website if they discovered anything promising.