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Aug. 13th, 2005 @ 01:14 am Meta
Arica lightly knocked on Jack's door, not surprised that everyone else was off trying to figure out what had happened.
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
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Jack's reply of "Enter." was somewhat terse.
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
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Arica opened the door and stepped inside, closing it behind her. "I heard you were back... guess I wanted to see for myself and see how you were," she said softly.
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
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Jack immediately soft his face, somewhat seeing that it was her, "I'm fine." His tone has also lost most of the hard edge, "How are you and the baby?"
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
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Arica touched her stomach. "Just fine. We made it through the trial okay. They should come back with a verdict on Monday we hope."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
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Jack nodded, "I don't doubt the jury will return a guilty verdict."
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
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"I hope so. But they've already been debating for a day... And I don't understand that."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
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"It's a good sign or so I have heard because the longer they stay out, the more likely it will be a guilty verdict when the jury returns," Jack said.
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
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Arica shrugged. "But the evidence should have been clear..." She trailed off, moaning suddenly.
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
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Jack straightened in his chair, concerned he asked, "Are you all right?"
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
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Arica paused for a moment then nodded. "Ashley darling, you don't need to kick quite so much," she said softly. "She's been pretty active lately."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
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Jack smiled and relaxed a little, "They tend to be active this stage or so my wife swore when she was carrying our daughter."
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
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Arica gave a smile, sitting back in one of the chairs. "So, can I ask what happened?"
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
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"I wish I could tell you what happened," Jack replied.

[ooc: I hope Arica is talking about where Jack disappeared to, lol]
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
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"Classified huh?" Arica guessed. "Yeah, I'm starting to get used to that now." She paused. "Well I'm glad you're back. Not that I don't trust Eric to handle things here... but your presence is uniquely comforting."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
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"It is classified and I'm not so sure everyone here would agree with the 'uniquely comforting' part but thank you."
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
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"Your relationship with me is somewhat... unique," Arica said. "And you're welcome, but it's the truth. I feel safer having both you and Eric around."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
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Jack nodded, "Our relatlionship is unique." For one thing she was one of the few people outside of Sydney he had allowed to get close to him in the past 20 or so years.
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
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"You will come visit me in the hospital when Ashley's born right?"
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
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"Of course," he responded.
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
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"Good." She paused. "Eric's been in full overprotective mode the last week... what with the trial and running the office."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
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"Being overprotective is the job of expectant fathers and husbands."
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
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"Well honestly, I'm surprised it's not worse. He's doing his best to not overdo it."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
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"You've not have to threaten him at all?" Jack asked, surprised. He could still very vividly remember the threats he had received before Sydney was born.

But then this was their third child...
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
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"I didn't say that," Arica smirked. "I've already done that more than a few times. I'm just surprised it's not worse given our past."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
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"As I said being overprotective is his job, and I am not sure I blame him given what's happened to you in the past."
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
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Arica nodded. "Well when Ashley's born I'll breath my own sigh of relief if nothing happens before then."
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From:jackdbristow
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
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"We'll do everything in our power to make sure nothing does happen to you before or after Ashley is born."
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From:aricamuse
Date:August 13th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
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"I know." Arica said. "As much as I trust you guys, it's hard to imagine being safe."