"You remind me of someone," Ash states, sitting in the cold metal chair next to me.
"Who?" I ask, sneaking a side glance at her as we wait for Brass to come out. The strange thing is, she reminds me of someone too.
"I don't know. That's weird, huh?"
"Not at all, sweetie. Sometimes, I'm working a case, and every person I see reminds me of someone I know."
"I get that feeling a lot. I see someone, and I think I remember them from when I was a little girl. Then, I realize I'm just imagining things, you know?" She reaches for the necklace on her chest, holding it tightly. She releases it, and it falls onto her collarbone, bouncing before settling on her pale skin.
"My mom gave it to me. It's a locket, but I've never been able to get it open," She hugs the wooden box to her chest, bouncing her legs up and down nervously.
"I am so scared right now," She bites her lip and closes her eyes, and I take her hand.
"Hey, your going to be fine. I promise," She nods, but a tear rolls down her cheek. My heart begins to break. Yes, I've worked with kids on cases before, but there's just something about Ash. "Hey, you like Def Leppard?" I say, noticing the text on her too small t-shirt. Her eyes light up instantly.
"They're my favorite. Most people think I'm nuts. Teenage girls should like Taylor Swift and that crap. Not me. Heavy metal all the way," I grin at her.
"When I worked at the lab here, I was always yelled at for blasting my rock music. Even now, no one wants to drive with me to crime scenes because I play my music at levels that burst eardrums. Oh well," She smiles, and the whole room lights up.
"You worked in the lab?"
"Yeah, I was in DNA. Now, I'm a CSI Level Three! Boo-yah!" I pump my fist in the air, and she giggles. Brass walks in and kneels down in front of her.
"Hey, I'm Jim Brass. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions, sweetie?" She considers this for a moment.
"Can Greg come?" Brass looks surprised, but nods. She grabs my hand and we follow Brass into his office.
I am so happy that you guys are liking the story! It's a little confusing at the moment, but hopefully each chapter will bring a piece of the puzzle.
InsaneOnTheInside: Glad you like the story! Thank you for reviewing, and I'll add a lot more 'Greg as a dad' parts. Glad you like it!