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Jan. 20th, 2005 @ 10:08 pm At the hospital
Arica sat quietly at the hospital, watching as her people were taken care of. Agents were swarming the place as well. Someone familiar entering caught her eye. Jack Bristow. He'd saved her life twice before but since Eric had transfered, she hadn't seen him.
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From:jackdbristow
Date:January 21st, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Jack entered the hospital, stopping only a moment to look around momentarily to take in exactly who was involved in the chaos surrounding him. Finally, he looked towards the waiting room where the person he was looking for sat watching him.

Seconds later Jack had crossed the distance between them, "Dr. Weiss."


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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
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Arica nodded at him. "Agent Bristow," she acknowledged, not at all surprised to see the CIA presence here. Every division of the government had had cases go up in smoke: FBI, CIA, NSA... She mentally ticked each one off.
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From:jackdbristow
Date:January 21st, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
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"I need to ask you some questions about what happened," Jack replied without making any movements to sit down.
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
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She nodded at the chair across from her. "Go ahead."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:January 21st, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
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"Do you recall approximately what the time was when the explosion occurred?"

[Sorry if these questions seem lame... still getting a feeling for this...lol]
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
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"It was just after one. We were about to start work on another case in the forensic lab," Arica replied simply.
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From:cm_marchessault
Date:January 21st, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
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After rubbing her eyes with her hand briefly Lottie pulled out her notebook and pen, and walked through the hospital's door. She found controlled chaos inside, as nurses and doctors rushed to and fro, trying to help the victims of the lab explosion. For the most part she was ignored until she finally flagged down a nurse, “Excuse me, I’m from the CTU. I need to talk anyone who was at the lab when the explosion occured.”

The nurse gave her an exasperated look, “Yeah you and everyone else here, honey! But the fact of the matter is most of the people at the lab are either dead, seriously wounded, or in surgery.”
The nurse started to walked off when Lottie did not immediately respond.

“Cailleach,” Lottie said out loud.

“Excuse me?” the nurse asked, turning to look at her.

Shaking her head, and pushing aside a stray hair out her face, she looked into the waiting room, where a woman was talking to a man who stood in front of her, “What about that woman in the waiting room?” She waited for the nurse to come back before she asked, “Was she there at the lab?”

The nurse was clearly annoyed with her as answered, “Yeah, she was there. Looks like someone has already beaten you to the punch. If you’ll excuse me, agent, I need to get back to work.”

“Thank you,” Lottie said, noting that the man did indeed appear to be a federal agent. At least the back of him does anyway, she thought. I might as well get this started.

With that she walked into the waiting room, ‘Excuse me?”
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From:jackdbristow
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Immediately Jack turned his head to look at the newcomer, "Who are you?"
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From:cm_marchessault
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Lottie's eyes narrowed at his tone of voice, "Agent Charlotte Marchessauly, CTU. You are?"
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From:jackdbristow
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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"Agent Bristow, CIA," Jack replied, "I wasn't informed that CTU was sending another agent over, Agent Marchessault."
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From:cm_marchessault
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
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"They weren't exactly forthcoming about you either, Agent Bristow," Lottie replied before she could stop herself. Rarely had she taken such an instant dislike to another federal agent but his attitude left something to be desired! "Listen, before we get a full blown turf war going here, why don't we just get the information we need, and then we can figure out on our own time just who screwed up on each end by not telling the other that we'd both be here doing this."
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
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"Sounds like a winning idea to me," Arica input. "I'd rather tell this once and get to helping my people."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Jack held eye contact with the new agent a few seconds longer before turning back to ask, "Dr. Weiss, would you please repeat for Agent Marchessault the information you had just given me before the interruption?"
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
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"The explosion occurred shortly after one o'clock. My assistant and I were preparing to begin working on a case in the anthro lab."
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From:cm_marchessault
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Lottie jotted that down, and when nothing else was said she looked up, "Is that all of the information so far, Dr. Weiss, is it?"
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
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"All I know is that one second I was handing my assistant a file, the next I'm thrown across the room and she's dead." Arica met the agent's eyes. "All I can tell you is what I know. What I do know is that a lot of my people were killed. A lot of GOOD people. More were injured. We are one of the best labs in the country and we were handling cases for quite a few agencies... some of them highly classified."
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From:cm_marchessault
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
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She realized that she was acting unprofessional, and so Lottie decided to push aside her dislike of the CIA agent standing beside her.

She took the lead in asking the next question, "My condolences, ma'am, for the people you lost but I'm afraid I have a few more questions to ask you."
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
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"And I'll answer them as best I can," Arica replied. "I know the drill. I've been through it before." She glanced at Jack.
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From:cm_marchessault
Date:January 21st, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
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"Could you tell from what direction the explosion came from?" Lottie asked, and afterwards glanced at Agent Bristow, who said nothing but nodded slightly.
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
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"It came from the direction of the lab. If my assistant hadn't been standing in front of me, I'd be dead now."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:January 21st, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
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While Marchessault wrote that information into her notebook, Jack asked, "Did you see anyone or anything suspicious this morning or early this afternoon?"
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
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"No, but, well, to be blunt our security sucks." Arica smiled at the reaction she got from using such an unprofessional word, but she wasn't exactly in a professional mood. Her head was pounding, her face felt hot... "Neither the University nor the government feels responsible for our safety. They believe it's the other's job. I write good grants and we've been turned down every time. But no, I saw nothing."
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From:cm_marchessault
Date:January 21st, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
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"Can you tell me about the current cases you're working on, Dr. Weiss?" Lottie asked.
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From:aricadavidson
Date:January 21st, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
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"Agent Colefield is pulling my database as we speak. It's the official roster of all cases we take."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:January 21st, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
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"I will need to see the case roster once it's pulled," Jack stated.