This is fiction and obviously none of it would be possible in real life, so keep that in mind when critiquing…otherwise I do welcome criticism and would like to work on improving my story.
It was a sunny Monday morning, but the nice weather didn't stop everything from going wrong. Laura found a hole in her favorite sweater, the cook had overdone the eggs for breakfast, and her hair wouldn't cooperate with her. Laura had a doctor's appointment in the morning before she could head to work, and she ended up staying in the waiting room for an hour before she was seen. Leaving, she hit every red light on the road to the lab. The security guard was new and gave her a hassle for having a different haircut than the picture on her I.D. When she finally made it into the lab, she could tell immediately that there was something serious going on. Arthur didn't even notice her walk in. He was surrounded by the other five people in the lab, and they were deep in discussion. "No, wait," Laura thought to herself. There were only four of the lab workers with Arthur. She wondered where Emily was, and jumped out of her skin when Marc, one of the workers, said, "We should find something lethal and inject her with it. She deserves to die!" "Guys, what exactly is going on?!" she demanded, walking up and standing next to Arthur, who looked worried and upset. "We caught Emily sending information to someone in Iran on her computer, and when we confronted her she was defiant about it and rather hysterical, screaming something about infidels. She was rather violent, but we managed to subdue her. Currently we have her locked in an isolation room." There was an angry muttering from Marc and the other three lab technicians at Arthur's words. Before Laura could say anything, Amy, one of the techs, spoke up. "We can't kill her, that would be murder, obviously…" Amy paused. "But, we can use her for a guinea pig in the new studies we've been doing…you know, if our research is correct and Emily turns out how we think she's going to, we could actually use it on terrorists we capture. Arthur, you have enough high-level clearance that we can pull this off." Marc grinned suddenly. "She should be conscious the whole time." "Absolutely not!" Arthur and Laura said at the same time. "It will be punishment enough for her when she wakes up," Arthur said. "And it's easier to work on a subject who isn't going to fight back," Laura added. Arthur told everyone to start preparing, and as they left the room to do one task or another, he quietly told Laura, "This could be your chance." Only Laura knew what he meant, and it came completely out of the blue…she'd never thought about this angle. She was suddenly glad she'd vetoed having Emily be awake for the procedures.