Jasper stood by the window. It had been a long-drawn and an emotional day. As she gazed up at the moon, her eyes filled with tears. "Where are you, Isabel?" She thought about the people that were influenced by the gas. She couldn't let go of the vision of the one man that was murdered right in front of her. Tears fell from Jasper's eyes as she turned and dropped onto the bed. She had held a lot in since all of this began. For the first time, she felt as if things were hopeless. She lay there and cried for the longest time. Nick sat up with a strange expression on his face. Jake listened as he realized he could hear Jasper crying in his head. He noticed Nick's reaction and spoke inside his head, can you hear her too? Nick peered over at him and nodded. Jake's eyes grew wide, he was like them. "John, I'm going to check on Jasper. It's been a difficult day, and I need to make sure she's alright" As he headed out the door, he glanced back at Nick. He seemed as puzzled as Jake felt. "I'll talk to you later, Nick. Have a good sleep." John got up too. "Yes. I'll let you sleep. We'll talk more tomorrow." Outside the room, John looked at Jake. "He seems okay. Can you keep an eye on him?" Jake nodded and went towards Jasper's room.
EXCERPT FROM SECRETS BEYOND THE MOON