Chapter 16


A/N: wow! Three days in a row! Thanks to everyone who reviewed and story alerted :-) just to warn you, I'm going to refer to Lexi as Caitlin now :-) And sorry I couldn't think of a better chapter name

"Yeah, yeah I am." JJ said softly "sorry..."

"Why are you apologising?"

"Because I didn't tell you... or her. And because I didn't even know that it was her, I didn't recognise my own sister!"

Derek sighed as she leant into him, her head fitting into the crook in his neck, just like it did 21 years ago.

"At first I thought it was her, but I just thought my mind was playing tricks on me, like it did when she first disappeared, I saw her face everywhere... in the end, I just ignore it..."

"We're going to get her back; I'll make sure of that." Derek reassured her, stroking her hair,

"I hope so..." JJ said as she remembered the time when Caitlin first went missing

"Katy! You ready?"

"Yeah!" Caitlin ran up to her "wow!"


"You look so pretty!"

"Thanks, you think Derek will like it?"

"Yeah! Duh!"

Jenifer smiled,

"Did you know that the 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had?" Caitlin looked up at her as they walked out the door

"No, I didn't... bye dad! We'll be back in a few hours." Jen yelled as she closed the door.

"The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C." Caitlin said running a stick along the railings outside their block of flats

"Should I be worried that you know that?" Jenifer laughed

"Know what?" a voice said

"That the first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C." Caitlin repeated as she turned around "Derek!" she ran up to him and hugged him

"Hey Kay, how are you?"

"Good, my dad got my IQ tested last week." She beamed at him

"So that's where you went! What is it?"



"Uh huh!"

"I don't believe you."

"It's true!" she protested "I have a certificate to prove it, and the head teacher for a school wants me to go there!"

"No way!"

"Yeah! It's a super cool school for people with an IQ of over 160... I got the uniform yesterday as well."

Jenifer smiled as Derek and Caitlin talked about her new school, Caitlin hadn't stopped talking about it since she was offered a place, she didn't know that their father had to take out a loan for the tuition fees, then again, it was probably best that she didn't know, she wasn't a normal seven year old.

"And I have to wear a blazer, and a tie."

"Wow, sound like a pretty cool uniform... now Kay, can I go say hi to your sister?"


"Jen," he straightened up and smiled

"Hey." She said before they kissed. Caitlin mimed vomiting, as she always did, and Jenifer had to break off to try and stop laughing,

"What?" he asked

"Turn around." She said in between giggles, he turned around to find Caitlin pretending to vomit all over the pavement.

"Oh so you think that's funny?" he said to Caitlin smiling "I'll show you funny." He said as he swung her onto his back "you ready to go to the fair?"


They began walking

"So elephant poo?"

"Uh huh." Caitlin nodded as Jenifer and Derek tried stifling giggles

"What else do you know?"

"A Neanderthals brain is bigger than ours."

"No, I don't believe that."

"It's true!"

"No! I mean, come on, cave men? Their brains can't be bigger than ours."

"It's true!" she said as Derek laughed

"1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue."

"No way!"

That was what it was like for the rest of the journey, Caitlin would tell them facts then Derek would pretend not to believe her, whereas he knew that if he looked them up, they would be true.

When they got to the fair Caitlin ran off to get some cotton candy while they waited for her just outside the stall

"I hope you don't mind that I brought her along." Jenifer apologised

"You serious? I love having her around; it's like a walking encyclopaedia. It's fun."

She lent up to kiss him then they broke apart to find Caitlin standing there with three sticks of cotton candy

"What no fake vomiting?"

"Ha ha, very funny." She said handing then their cotton candy

"Thanks," Jenifer said smiling "so what now?"

"Wow!" Caitlin said, wide eyed


"Look at that merry-go-round!" she pointed to the merry go round

"You wanna go on that?"

"Okay." She ran towards it

"Now how is it she can act so old, but so young at the same time?" Derek asked as he began to kiss her,

"I don't know." She smiled

"We should probably go find her."


Jenifer smiled as she watched Derek run into the crowds after her sister

Her smile faded as she heard Derek yell "Kay? Where are you? Now's not the time to be hiding."

She spotted Derek on the outskirts of a crowd of people

"You can't find her?"

"No." He looked worried

"We'll find her, she can't have gone far." She said as someone screamed

"That was her!" Derek said running off in the direction where the scream came from, Jenifer began to panic as she followed him

The rest of the memory was a blur to JJ, she had called the police, but she broke down crying halfway through so Derek had to take over, but they couldn't file a missing persons report until 24 hours had gone by. JJ had to go home and tell her father, he was disappointed but he tried not to show it. That was one of the worst days in her life.

Back in the office Eleanor was on her laptop

"What are you doing?" Prentiss looked over her shoulder

"Just searching... maybe I can find something to help"


"Some information on Lucas..."

"Okay hit me."

"Okay... well, he went through some rebellious teen years" she turned the laptop towards Emily

"Wow." She said looking at the list "those were some years."

Eleanor smiled bitterly "yeah... it was expunged after a Kyle Wilson made a statement saying that he'd 'changed'"

"Anything on him?"

"Nope, nothing, he's a model citizen, and when I say model citizen I mean model citizen,"

"Volunteer work, charity donations" as Emily looked through the list she couldn't help but think of another case which this sounded suspiciously like.

"Oh my god," Eleanor said, horror filling her eyes


"You don't want to know..."

"What?" she repeated "tell me Eleanor!" she said as Eleanor didn't reply

"There's a video, being streamed on the internet, for everyone to see..."

"What about it?"

"It's..." she couldn't finish, so she just turned the screen so Emily could see.

"Oh my god."

A/N: so what do you think is the video of? Tell me :D

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