What I didn't know until later was that when the van had been driven about twenty miles from the house, the driver turned the van into a driveway of a small garage where an ambushed waited.
Even though John used every mental weapon he had to protect his charges, it wasn't enough. John, Emily, Daisy, and Nonie were captured and were on their way back to the Magii compound.
Shadow's organization was infiltrated, and we only learned of it the next day after we set in motion the plan. At least our four captives didn't know the plan.
Maybe if I had understood the signs of nausea when I ran to the bathroom and vomited the bile from my stomach, or the bruises on my arms and legs, or even the feeling of apprehension I felt when the white van left. If I had taken into consideration any of those things, John might be alive.
Sorry for the late and very short chapter. It just didn't want to go longer. Plus I have been dealing with a migraine and the aftermath for a few days. So I have another chapter on its way for Friday. Have a great January.