She wandered around the long winding corridors of the met building, not really having any idea where she was going. All she knew was she had to get away, to find the people she needed.
Sandra looked at her watch and was delighted to find it was lunch time, she was starving. Her stomach had not shut up all morning, she was considering going out of the building to buy some lunch, instead of another meal from the canteen.
Her thoughts were disturbed as she felt herself walk into something. Looking down she noticed a small girl crying, she looked now older than 8. She knelt down so she was at the girls level.
"I'm sorry, I didn't see you. Are you hurt?" the little girl shook her head. Sandra was confused and trying her hardest to be nice to the girl, but she had no experience with children. "What's your name?" Sandra asked helping the girl back to her feet.
"Alexis." the little girl whispered.
"Well Alexis, can you tell me what you're doing here?"
"Looking for mummy and daddy."
Sandra reached down and took Alexis' hand, she was trying to comfort her because she could remember being exactly the same when she was that age and had lost her parents.
"Come on, you can come and sit in my office and I'll help you find them."
Back in the office the boys sat joking around eating their sandwiches. When suddenly Sandra walked in holding the hand of a small girl. They all looked up giving her questioning looks.
"Boys, this is Alexis, I found her wandering the corridors. She told me she's lost her parents, so we need to find them." she turned back to the little girl. "Come on, come through to my office."
Gerry went through as well knowing Sandra was way out of her comfort zone.
"Thought you might need a bit of help guv."
Hope this is okay, idea just popped into my head. Reviews welcome.