Only hearing about Janice and Jarvis by means of recapitulation increases the aura of fantasy that surrounds them. It's almost as if they don't really exist at all except within F. Jasmine's vivid imagination, that she has constructed them as mere objects onto which to project her desire for unity and membership. After all, Jarvis has been stationed in Alaska for over two years. When a child is only twelve, this is long enough to forget the reality of somebody they know and start replacing it with fantasies.