A/N: Please R&R

Disclaimer: I dont own Lost or any of it's characters. I only own Maria, Kim, Alan, Kaylee, Tyler and River.

"Jack, Jack! Help!" Kate called.

She turned around a few times, looking for him, while trying to control her 3 year old daughter, River. She saw Sawyer rushing towards her carrying another child, Kaylee.

"Where's Jack?" she shouted to him.

"At the caves, why?" he asked when he came closer.

"Give me Kaylee and go down there." She said, pointing to some rocks.

He put the little girl down and ran over to the rocks. He heard a rumble of thunder and looked up, just in time to see a giant bolt of lightning strike somewhere in the distance. He hoped it had hit land, because he wouldn't know what to do if they had a tsunami.

He shook his head and focused on finding whatever was down there. He looked around for a second before spotting a body. He moved some stones and branches away from it before picking it up and carrying it to Kate.

"We gotta get to the caves, the kids are terrified." Kate said, pointing to Kaylee who was crying and clinging onto her mothers pants.

"All right, we'll check her out when we get to the caves, is there anyone else on the beach?" he shouted through the noise of the rain that was now coming down in buckets.

"I think Desmond is, and maybe Locke. You know how they are." She said, looking around at the campsite and spotting Locke.

They ran over to him, Kaylee slowing them down.

"Locke, can you take Kaylee to the caves, I would but we found someone in the water." Kate said.

He looked up at the sky and nodded, picking up the little girl and leading the way, ran toward the caves.


"Is everyone here?" Jack asked, looking around.

"Uh, everyone except Locke, Kate, Sawyer and their kids," Charlie answered him.

"Oh dear… I hope they're together." Jack said, looking at the frequent flashes of lightning.

He heard Aaron and Kim, Sun and Jin's daughter, and a couple of the other kids crying and he closed his eyes, listening to the thunder that rumbled on, holding his son close.

"Go!" he heard Sawyer shout in the distance and he opened his eyes in relief.

He watched as Locke ran in, carrying Kaylee. He saw Sawyer's form in the distance, carrying a woman in his arms. He was terrified for a second, believing it was Kate but as he got closer he saw Kate running behind him, carrying River.

He put his son down and ran over to Sawyer as he stumbled into the caves, sopping wet.

"Who is it?" he asked

"Dunno, let us get in first eh, then you can start asking questions." Sawyer said, panting.

Kate came in a few seconds later, panting and hugging River close to her.

"Put her over here." Jack said, making a space for the woman.

She put River on the floor next to Aaron and Kim, who has finally calmed down by putting their hands over their ears and yelling things to each other.

"Thank you Locke," Kate said, taking Kaylee from his arms and setting her down with the others.

"Where's Claire?" she asked Sun.

"Over here." Claire answered, walking over to Kate with a baby in her arms.

"Thanks for watching Tyler, was he being good?" she asked, taking the baby away from her.

"Very good, and he's not that scared of the storm either." Claire said, smiling.

"Where did you find her?" Kate heard Jack ask.

"I didn't, Freckles found her and called your name, but you were here." Sawyer said.

"Kate, come over here." Jack called to her and she walked over,

"Where did you find her?" he asked, feeling the woman's pulse.

"She was on the beach, near the rocks." Kate answered, watching as he watched her breathing and everything else.

Suddenly the girl burst into life, sitting up quickly and looking around.

"Qui sont vous ?" she asked Jack, looking confused. (I hate French)

He looked at her, trying to understand what she was saying.

"She wants to know who you are." Danielle said, from the back of the cave.

"Oh, you speak English," she said, looking relieved.

Jack grinned and looked out the mouth of the cave where the storm was still raging on.

"Where am I?" she asked, looking around.

"We are on an island, in the middle of damn nowhere sweetheart." Sawyer answered her, picking up River and putting her on his knee.

"How did we get here?" she asked.

"We were in a plane crash; we don't know how you got here? About 10 minutes ago Kate and Sawyer found you washed up on the shore." Jack said

"Hey! The storm stopped," Hurley pointed out.

"Yay!" shouted his son, Alan

The others cheered and went their separate ways, until only Kate, Sawyer, Jack the kids and the mysterious woman were left.

"What's your name?" Kate asked,

"Maria," she said

"I'm Kate, this is Sawyer and that's Jack." Kate said, holding Tyler with one arm and pointing with the other.

"Pleased to meet you all," she said, shaking hands with them.

"Mommy, can we go now, the caves are boring." Kaylee said, tugging on Kate's pants.

"Okay, we'll go." Kate said, taking the little girl's hand. "We'll see you later," she called over her shoulder to Jack and Maria.

Jack watched Kate and Sawyer walk off, and then he turned and faced Maria.

"So….how old are you?" he asked, grabbing a note book.

"Why?" she asked, eyeing him.

"Just incase, we have done this to everyone. So if we get rescued we know if anyone has been left behind." He said, writing down her name.

"What do you mean 'if'?" she asked.

"We've been on this island for 7 years, and there hasn't even been a plane flying past. There is a slight possibility that we might never get rescued." Jack said, sighing.

"Oh…ok. Well, my full name is Maria James, I'm 33 and I used to live in France, but came to Australia seeking somebody, but I never found her." She said, sighing

"Okay, thank you, if you want you can go to the beach and explore," he said, glancing over at the 4 year old near his feet to make sure he was still there.

She nodded and looked over at Alan, then turned to Jack again.

"Is he yours?" she asked

Jack nodded

"Is the wife on the island?" she asked

"My wife broke up with me before the crash. I met this girl, called Ana-Lucia on the island and she gave birth to Alan four years ago, but she was shot a year after he was born." He said, patting Alan on the head.

"I'm sorry," she said, embarrassed.

He shook his head and smiled, standing up.

"Come on, I'll show you around." He said, picking up Alan and taking her hand.