Allysa, often times cheery but always more comfortable being alone with books she was engaged in, did as well as she could with this day at school, after she came at the last minute before she would be marked tardy, and the bratty schoolmates she usually avoided well followed after her during change of class making snide remarks. She managed fine with the math class. And then when she came to the chemistry lab, the labmate she was assigned with was Klutzy Charlie. He was not paying attention to the labels carefully, and he mixed sodium hypochlorite with ethanol. There was a fast immediate reaction with a noxious gas being produced abundantly. The instructor ushered the students out, and with a cover on his face he went to pull Allysa who had collapsed out from the lab room. He told her as she became alert to go to be seen by the nurse at that school.
The nurse asked her questions and noted her alertness, and took some tests, including a sample of blood from Allysa. A few minutes later she abruptly excused her, to have her return to her next class. The nurse then went right away to the lobby where there were phones.
Allysa did not know, but authorities were notified, and by the time she left the grounds at the end of the schoolday, agents from a secret department, dealing with people of a very strange blood type that are monitored and observed, carefully followed her. They were very subtle in observing where she went, but Allysa had a special sense, that soon after alerted her that she was being observed.
Allysa made a wrong turn deliberately a little way from her home and hurried around the corner of the block and then ran to a narrow way for runoff that could be walked through and was hidden by high shrubs, in the direction back to her home.
She hurried in once she was there, and hurried to find her father, this time when it seemed so needed, anyway, while usually her father was so busy with things he was involved with that they did not spend much time saying anything to one another. If men had been following her, he should know about this!