Looking through the cabinets, he found stuff he could use. Jacob wasn't as familiar with these things as he could be, but he always had little grasps of memory to hold onto, names that he knew meant something. Following Ben's instructions, he took a few more things, and noticed Ben come over to search with him. But it seemed he had an alterior motive.
So...they had a crazy girl to deal with now, huh? Sarah and her little camera, making her simply a crew member to all this, huh? Jacob had sympathy for her, being no stranger to dealing with those girls that were a little off centre. Is that why she was able to throw off his observations and make him that little bit more wary of her? Stress? Panic? And now she was coping like this, right?
Jacob realised how many questions he was asking himself. He couldn't keep going like that, now could he? He had to stay focused. Sarah asked if they could stay here. Ben, their defacto leader, was taking charge, and caught Jacob's eyes. They couldn't stop until he found the girl of his dreams, and he wasn't going to substitute one mentally unstable girl for another. Jacob supposed it was like Ben to do this sort of thing, take charge when everyone else wasn't in the right state of mind or stuff. He wasn't the most vocal person in around Reiko and their friends, but he had his moments; a joke, an expertly timed pun, a witty comment that would alieve tension.
And know they were leaving. Jacob considered mentally crossing out his previous plan to find out what really happened here. It wasn't like it would matter in the long run or anything. But he needed to know if Sarah was going to hinder them, help them die too soon. What was he going to do?
So we got ourselves a guy with a paintball gun, another guy with a bung hand, and a crazy girl who's probably just gonna ditch them for a better angle. Oh boy Jacob, you ain't got it easy, do you?
"Right then, let's go. We could probably find everyone else out there as well. Huge island, right, but 's'not like they're all hiding or anything, is it?"
Jacob needed to remain hopeful. It wasn't over until the fat girl sang, right?
Light greeted them as they exited the building, and headed off to wherever Ben was going to lead them, ready to find everyone. That kid with the gun - probably playing. But that was only one in, what, 300? It wasn't like they would all die to one person, so they just had to figure it out.
With Paige by his side, until his last breath.
((Jacob Charles continues in Conquistador