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Chapter 4

Jake started walking towards Emily's office.

Emily's going to be very angry when she finds out about Jennifer. he thought.

He had just hung up with Ben, Jennifer's fiancé. He found out they were engaged when he was asking Ben questions about his life before the asteroid. He had to talk about that with all of Emily's subjects. It became exhausting after a while. Having to talk 114 - well, technically only 113 - people about their personal life made him feel like a psychologist, only boring.

Emily asked Jake to track Jennifer down. He had no idea why Jennifer was so important to her. He assumed it was because of what happened to their parents, which Emily quickly denied. He felt bad for her, since she was only 10 when they died. Jake had to take care of Emily until she turned 18, and even now he was still trying to protect her.

Ben said he had no idea where Jennifer was, which was odd since Jennifer's tracking device said she was at Ben's apartment. He had the feeling Ben didn't trust them.

He approached the door. He sighed, then the door's camera scanned him. The door opened.

"Sorry, Emily's not here right now, you will have to-" Doctor Sara turned around.

"Hi, Sara."

Sara ran over to him, and kissed him.

He and Sara were in a relationship, much to Emily's dislike. But Emily wasn't here right now.

"What are you doing here?" Sara asked.

"I'm here to tell Emily about Subject 114. Do you know where she is?"

"She's in a meeting right now."

"Oh. Do you know when she'll be back?"

"No. She looked pretty mad when I saw her. Do you know why?"

"It's probably nothing." Jake lied. "She's been mad at both of us since she found out we were in a relationship."

He kissed her, which ended up being horrible timing since Emily just walked through the door.

As soon as Sara and Jake heard the sound of Emily walking through the door, they immediately broke apart from each other. Emily didn't say anything, she just glared at Sara until she left the room.

"Having fun?" Emily asked Jake sarcastically when Sara closed the door.

"What you just saw-" Jake tried to explain.

"Was strictly professional, I know." Emily replied, still sarcastic.

Jake sighed. It was aggravating to be in an argument with his sister.

"I assume you're here about Jennifer? Or were you just visiting Sara when you knew I wouldn't be here?" Emily continued.

"Look, I didn't know Sara was even in here when I-"

"Oh, I'm sure you didn't."

Jake sighed again.

"Are you here about Jennifer?" Emily asked, serious.

"Yes, I am." Jake was glad to get out of the argument with his sister.

"Have you found her?"

"No, not yet. The tracking device said she was at Subject 113-"

"Ben." Emily corrected him.

Jake decided not to mention that he already knew that. "Right, it said she was at Ben's apartment, so I called him, but he said she wasn't there."

"You still searched the apartment though, right?"

"No, he said Jennifer wasn't there."

"Really?! Did he? Well then, obviously he must not be lying!" Emily yelled sarcastically.

"Do you want me to send someone there?"

"No, I don't want you to just 'send someone there'! I've already seen what you do with Sara in your spare time! Go there yourself."

"With no one else?"

"Well, you'd have to take someone to put Jennifer to sleep when you take her. Maybe a medical specialist-"

"Great, thanks!" Jake said, noticing a loophole. He closed the door before Emily could say "Not Sara".

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