Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chapter 11 - Awaken

  Colton and I sat excitedly in the living room as we waited for Ando to come downstairs. Today was the night of homecoming and we hoped it would be just as fun as ours was.

"You look so handsome Ando!" I said, as he walked in.

"Yes you do, you are going to have a great time. By the way, who is this secret girl you are taking?"

"Uh..."Ando began, just as the doorbell rang "Bye mum and dad."

  As Ando opened the door and greeted his date I saw someone I did not expect.

"Wait Ando....no you will not go with..." I started to say, but was stopped short when he shut the door and they got in the limo. "Oh Watcher no! Did he really just leave with...."

"Daisy? Yes..." Colton interrupted.

"This is bad, we need to do something!"

Ando's P.O.V.

"Why don't we stop here, get changed and maybe grab some food," I said, pointing to a a store/gas station that was just outside of Starlight Shores.

  After changing, eating, and fueling up we were back on the road.

"So, how do you know my father?" I said to Daisy, as we sped down the interstate.

"My father is Ricardo's oldest friend and VP of the company and coven."

"How long has he been missing?"

"He has been missing for 17 years. We cannot find him, even after searching his home."

"That is a long time, are you guys absolutely positive that he isn't dead?"

"Yes because that is not possible. He is an original."

"An original? I am the son of an original, I must be powerful," I said, as Daisy looked at me with a big smile and nodded.

"Look," She said, as we turned into a driveway "We are here, this is your father's house."

"This place is amazing."

"Yes it is, I remember spending many summers here."

"Well, lets start looking. Search every bit of the house."

  We searched well into the night before reaching the downstairs area that was almost all jail cells.

"Nothing," I said, becoming irritated.

"He has to be here, this is the last place he was. We need to..."

"Wait, look at this," I said, feeling along a wall that felt different than the other walls.

  Suddenly a door appeared and creaked open.

"A secret door, of course!" Daisy said, becoming excited.

  We made our way through the doorway and secret room before suddenly stopping in our tracks.

"Is that...?" I began

"Your father....Ricardo!" Daisy said, as we walked up to the lifeless body laying on a slab of cold stone with a strange knife buried deep into his chest. "How did they know!?"

"Know what?"

"That knife is the only thing that can kill an original!" She began "But there is a catch, it has to stay in for them to stay....non-living."

"I will fix that," I said, walking up to Ricardo and yanking the knife out.

"Now we wait until he wakes up," Daisy said, sitting down.


"Something is very wrong!" Calypso said, fear clear in her eyes.


Lexi's P.O.V.

*Phone rings and I answer quickly*

"Ando?!" Are you okay? What's going on, we have been calling you!" I said, as Colton came running into the kitchen "NO NO NO!!! You didn't.....why would you?!" I yelled, before dropping the phone when Ando hung up.

"What is going on? Is he okay?" Colton asked.

"He found Ricardo, Daisy helped him and....he...he took the knife out! Ricardo is waking up!

"What are we going to do?"

"I need to get Calypso here....you need to get Anika and Kayla here, probably Nick, Ino, and Loka as well," I said as I hung up the wind chime Calypso had given me.

Ando's P.O.V.

"So what exactly happened to you? My father has been worried," Daisy said, as she handed Ricardo a drink.

"Your father, who is your father?

"Ronan...don't you remember?"

"I'm sorry, I am still trying to recover, yes of course I do. Thank the Watcher my dear friend is still alive. Two vampires from our coven turned on me and the woman I was keeping prisoner stabbed me with that knife," Ricardo explained.

"They turned on you! How or why would they even do that??"

"I honestly don't know, I should have been able to sense it. But when I find them...." Ricardo said, before stopping short and looking at me. "Wait, do I know you? What is your name?"

"No sir you don't, my name is Ando...Ando Abruzzi."

"Abruzzi! Who is your mother?"

"Lexi Abruzzi, you know the woman you kept captive and raped," I said, becoming surprisingly irritated, I think because I didn't know everything. "She told me that she had to escape, she was afraid of what you might do to her if you found out she was pregnant....afraid of what you might do to me."

  Ricardo sat in silence, just staring at me and sipping his drink.

"Wow, I can't believe this turn of events," Ricardo said, before looking at Daisy. "and you brought him here?"

"Yes sir," Daisy said, a look of worry coming across her face.

"Take us to the coven house, I need to speak with Ronan," Ricardo said, before noticing Daisy's look of fear. "Ando and I cannot teleport yet, neither of us are strong enough. But you are, I know you can do this and you will."

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chapter 10.9 - It's Starting

  Our kids were growing up so fast, it seemed like only yesterday we were bringing Ando home. He was now a child and Mira and Mika were toddlers and their birthdays were only days away.  Colton and I had become adults and our careers were soaring. Colton was now a Superstar and I had become a Star just a few days ago. Having a career that kept us away for weeks, sometimes months, at a time was very hard and stressful. But even though our lives were busy we made sure to have as much family time as we possibly could.

  We decided to have a small birthday party for the kids and just invited Chase, Jolene, and their two kids (who were now teens.) We hadn't seen them in a few months and thought it would be a great way to catch up.

"Unky Ace, Unky Ace!" Mira and Mika said in their cute baby talk as they hobbled over to Chase.

  They never see him much but they always seem to remember him, no matter how much time has passed. He loved his niece and nephew as much as his own kids, and I was the same way with his kids.

  The it was time to blow out the candles and watch our children's sparkly transition.

  Ando was first

  Then Mira

  Last but not least Mika

  Everyone cheered and looked so happy except Ando. He didn't seems as happy as everyone else, kind of grouchy looking.


  After the kids left for school the next day we immediately began renovations on the house. They would each have their own rooms, finally. It would be a few days before the renovations were done but the kids were very excited since they would get to pick out what was in their rooms.

  When they got home from school we sat down with Ando while Mira and Mika did their homework and then played. It was time to tell him everything that happened in the past and what Calypso had said.

"She was right!?" Ando said, become flustered.

"What? Who?" Colton said, confused.

"Daisy, she told me that you weren't my real father, that Ricardo was."

  Colton and I looked each other, not knowing what to say. We needed to find out who Daisy was and get any information about her that we could.

Ando's P.O.V.

"Where do they think you are?"

"At the library, studying for my AP Bio test. I don't care if they find out I am with you though. They lied to me for so long they can deal with it."

"Well, thanks to me you knew what they were going to tell you ahead of time." Daisy said with a smile.

"When can we go?" I asked her, anxious to leave.

"Saturday, while everyone is at the homecoming dance. We can pretend to go and then change out of our formal clothes when we get out of town."

"Sounds perfect," I said, before pulling her closer.

Lexi's P.O.V.

"This is so strange, there is nothing on this Daisy girl. No birth record, no school records, nothing," Jolene said, as she stood up. "I don't understand how there can't be anything."

"That cannot be right," Colton said "You will keep searching though, right?"

"Yes, of course. I will call you guys if I find anything."

"What is she is someone from the Diavolo coven that Calypso warned us about?" I said as we walked out of the 12th precinct of downtown Starlight Shores.

  As we walked into our house I noticed that it was a little too quiet. Of course the kids were at the library and after school activities, but normally I would be able to hear the tv or radio since mum and dad stayed at home now.

I walked into the kitchen, unaware of what I was about to see.

"COLTON!!!" I screamed, as I burst into tears.

"What is it?" He asked, running in before stopping instantly.

"It's starting isn't it?" I sobbed, as he pulled me close to him.

"I...I think so," He said, still holding me as we stared at my parents dead bodies on the floor.


  Burying my parents was the hardest thing I have ever done but having to tell our children why their Nonna and Nonno weren't going to be around anymore was almost as tough.


Author's Note

  This was a hard chapter to write because Haley and Luca were great additions to my story and Haley was one of the only Abruzzi family members to some how survive my computer melt down. On top off having to "deal" with their deaths I also had to deal with another beloved family member passing away. Let's take a moment of silence for Cleo Abruzzi.

R.I.P. Cleo