Casey stood in the falling snow, the cold didn't bother her much. She knocked gently on the door. When it opened she asked to see Dr. Jekyll. Poole led her to a labratory, "He should be here shortly." Poole said, and left her there. Casey glanced around, there were tubes, beakers and chemicals everywhere. There on the table was a small brown book. She opened it slightly and found she recognised the handwriting. What was Cristy's journal doing in Jekyll's lab? she wondered. "What are you doing here?" A voice behind her asked. She quickly turned around facing Jekyll. "Why do you have Cristy's journal?" she asked in return. He stared at her blankly for a moment. "That's what I thought" she said. "You shouldn't be in here" Jekyll said ingoring her. Casey stepped around the table putting space between them. He stepped toward her and she backed away. "why do you have Cristy's journal?" Casey asked rose. What if it hadn't been Hyde like she thought? but that couldn't be Hyde had amitted it was him. She took another step back,acedntly tipping over a table of chemicals. "No!" Jekyll shouted. A small flame started, setting the labratory on fire. Soon smoke and flame blocked all veiw. Casey choked on the ever thickening smoke. She tried to find a way out but all she could see was the raging fire. She could feel herself get dehydrated quickly, making her lightheaded and dizzy. Casey fought the feeling off as she searched for an exit, but the heat and smoke were too much for her everywhere there were stars. Her last thought was 'so this is what it's like to die." and she let herself fall into unconciousness.

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Hyde threw himself carelessly into the fire. Casey was in there somewhere. She had to be, he had not seen her escape. He peered into the smoke. There she was! He gently lifted her head from the ground and quickly picked her up. running through the flames. He had to get her out of there as soon as possible. He quickly rushed out the hidden back door into the cold December air. Snow was still falling as he quickly turned into an ally. He manovered to wrap his coat around her, brushed the hair out of her face and set her down gently.
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When Casey woke up she was surprised she was still alive. A jacket was wrapped around her. She clutched it tightly around her, and looked around. A figure stood in a corner surounded by snow. Hyde. She jumped a little. "Where's Jekyll?" she asked. "Is he alright?" Hyde growled, "He's fine enough." and he was silent "How did you find me?" she then asked. "Do you always ask so many questions after almost dying?" he asked with a chuckle. Casey blushed. "I'm sorry." Hyde turned away from her. "Don't apologize, or if you must then let it be for almost getting yourself killed." Casey stood and walked toward him placing a hand on Hyde's shoulder. He placed a hand on hers. "Cassandra" he whispered. She looked at the ground as he turned to face her. He tilted her chin up to look at him. "Be careful" he said softly and he left.

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Hyde walked down the street, he wished he could stay with her, but he couldn't let himslef. Then he was over taken by pain. Jekyll shook in the snow. Hyde had saved Casey's life. Why? Hyde was pure evil, that he knew. He was a murrderer, other life did not concern him, he cared only for himself...or did he? He would have to examine this more closely.