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Eyes blinked open, then blinked again to bring the room into focus.
"You're awake." Amusement colors the voice speaking. "Should I be honored that it happened during my visit?"
Eyes flick to the side, followed slowly by a head. The figure sitting in the chair focuses. Legs crossed, a thumb marking a spot in a book and a Styrofoam cup on the table.
Words form and are blocked by the tube in the throat. The visitor tuts. "I wouldn't do that. You're in no condition to do much of anything." A pause in which their mouth twists between a smile and a frown. "No thanks to me I guess."
A grunt around the tube and a movement of the hands that would have been a rude gesture had more energy been allowed it. A chuckle from the visitor. The patient settles for glaring through hooded eyes.
The visitor plucks a scrap of paper from the table and marks the spot in the book before closing it. The paper isn't even a quarter passed the beginning.
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"Coming." A young woman headed to the door and opened it.
"Excuse me, are you Emilia Doe?" Grissom asked her.
"Yeah, but my friends call me Emi." Emi was beaming at seeing Greg standing on her porch next to Grissom. Emi was one of four friends that were obsessed with CSI.
"We're conducting and investigation. Can we ask you some questions?"
Emi was silent. The two men shared a look.
Silence is an uncomfortable thing when it goes on for too long. The two on the porch shifted.
Completely serious Emi questioned the investigators, "Did Sam get arrested for prostitution?"
Silence again. As one Greg and Grissom pivoted to look at a young women standing at the bottom of the steps looking at her clipboard.
She looked up when she felt the stares. "What?!"
"Prostitution, Sam?" Grissom seemed skeptical.
"Huh?" Sam looked more confused then anyone.
Greg grinned. "Sooooo … How's business going?"
Sam seemed to have processed Grissom's statement. "WHAT?!"
Emi seemed to have figured out the s