To see or not to see (COMPLETED) -
03-23-2012, 07:32 PM
Outside at the warehouse Criss was working on some stunts with his brother Costa and Doug. "All right now let's see if this work" Criss remarked. "All right Criss on three the pyro will go off so be ready"Costa stated as they got a few feet away. "Shall we". Doug set it but when they got to two the pyro went off knocking Criss to the ground. "Christopher!!,"Costa yelled as he ran over. He saw Criss on the ground with his hands over his eyes screaming in pain. "Doug call an ambulance!!!". At The Luxor JD was looking over stuff when his mom came in. "Where's Christopher and Costa?"she asked sitting down. "At the warehouse they should be back soon. It feels weird having you here mom. You hate the hot Nevada weather"JD stated. "Well since they have to spray the house for Terminates and Silverfish I thought why not see my boys" she replied. Then the phone started ringing like crazy. JD picked it up. "Hello". "JD it's Costa". "Costa what's wrong?" JD asked as his mother got up. "It's Criss we were working on a stunt and the pyro went off too soon and Criss is in the hospital".
"Costa slow down how badly hurt is Criss". "He kept saying I can't see I can't see I think you and mom should get down here now". "All right Costa we'll be right down" and JD hung up. "What's wrong with Christopher?"Dimitra asked shaking a little. "Mom there was an accident Criss was doing some work with pyro and something happened blinding Criss. Costa said we should get down there now"he said. Dimitra grabbed her purse and they left. At the hospital JD and Dimitra came in to see Costa sitting with Doug. "What's going on Costa how's Criss?"JD inquired. "They're still looking him over. I don't know what happen the pyro went off and when I went to see how Criss was his hands were over his eyes and he was screaming like someone pepper sprayed him"Costa replied scared to death. They all sat down wondering what was going to happen to Criss. Could he be temporary blind or permanently. When the doctor finally came everyone's hands were shaking. "So how's my brother?"JD asked. "It's seems the blast blinded Criss pretty bad. He can't see anything right now"the doctor remarked. "Is the blindness temporary or pr-permanent?" Dimitra stuttered. "It's too early to say"the doctor replied.
"Can we see him?"Doug asked. "We had to give him a sedative to relax him to get a look at his eyes". "Please I would like to see my baby"Dimitra asked. "Please doc let her see him"JD said. "All right follow me". Dimitra took his hand and they went into the emergency room. Costa sat down as JD just faced the wall. In the emergency room they brought Dimitra in. "I just want to say his eyes are covered and he has a couple of flash burns around his face"The doctor said. Dimitra took a breath as the doctor pulled back the curtain. Criss was in a bed with his eyes covered and gauze around his head. His face looked like he had been sun burned. The doctor brought over a chair for Dimitra to sit in. "We'll give you some time". Tears started to fall down her face as she looked at her youngest son there.
She could remember all the stunts he's done and stuff she couldn't even watch him do or Criss had asked her not to come. She ran her hand through his jet black hair wondering if he was going to be the same Christopher she loved. "Who's there?"Criss asked waking up. "It's mom Christopher"she replied. "Mom what's going on why is it so dark in here?"he asked a little confused. Tears started to fall down her face. "There was an accident Christopha your eyes were hurt". Criss lifted his hand to feel the gauze around his face. "Am I going to lose my sight?" he asked fearing to hear the answer. "The doctors don't know Christopher". "Mom I'm scared I don't want to be blind". Dimitra took Criss's hand. "Just go back to sleep my baby" and she started to sing a song Criss remember her singing when he was a little kid. A smile appeared on his face as Criss went back to sleep.
Last edited by RACHEL02189; 04-09-2012 at 04:14 AM.
The next day Criss was getting released but Criss felt scared. He never thought that he would lose the one thing that a lot of people take for granted. "Criss you all right?"A voice called out. "Yea I'm fine Costa just nervous "he replied. "Come on Criss you're going to be all right" as he sat next to Criss. "I just can't believe this happened. That one little illusion did this to me"he said. "Criss you'll get your sight back". "And if I don't what's going to happen than"Criss asked. "Let's not talk about it until we have to". Criss took Costa's hand and left. At The Luxor JD was working with Criss's new assistant Jenny. "So Criss is coming back today"Jenny stated. "Yea he's going to need a lot of help with this". "Come on JD Criss is one of those people that can make a negative into a postive"she remarked.
"Jenny this is something that's going to effect everyone if Criss doesn't get his sight back he may have to give up magic". When Criss finally got back Costa was helping him as much as he could which Criss hated. "Here sit down" and Criss did until he got up. "Where are you going?". "The bathroom" Criss remarked as he used his hands to get around. A knock came to the door and Costa got it. "Hey Costa where's Criss?"Jenny asked walking in. "Bathroom I hope". "Dam it" Criss called out. "You all right?"Costa called out. "Yea just smack myself with the door"Criss replied coming out. "JD needs to speak with you so I'll stay with Criss for a while"Jenny stated. "All right Criss Jenny's going to be stay with you. I'll be right back" and Costa shut the door as Criss came closer. "Jenny where are you?" he called out holding out his hands. "Follow my voice Christopher"she replied and he did.
He put his hands on her face. "Wow I never knew how soft your skin is" as Jenny took his hands. "Come on I have something for you" as they sat down. "What is it?"he asked. She pulled a deck out of her pocket and pulled one of the cards out. "Here I want you to feel this" she replied as she guided Criss's hands over it. "I feel bumps". "Yea what does the bumps make"Jenny said. "A heart and a five. What is this?"Criss asked. "They're a deck of card made for the blind from the ace of hearts to the king of spade I got them for you" she replied. "Why do you think I'm not going to be able to do my magic since I can't see"Criss asked a little defensive. "Criss don't get so defensive I'm not doing that it's a gift I got them from my mother's school for the blind". "Your mother works with the blind"Criss said a little surprised.
"Yea when she heard that I got job working for you she thought it would be cool for you to have these" as she put the deck in his hand. "I'm sorry about that I guess I'm just scared that I'm going to lose my sight"he replied. "Don't worry Criss everyone doesn't want you to" as she gave Criss a peck on the check. "JD's about to knock"Criss stated. A knock came to the door and Jenny answered it. Criss was right it was JD. "Criss wow". "What?"JD asked coming in. "It's Criss he knew you were at the door. How?"Jenny asked. "JD wears too much cologne how Lynn puts up with it I'll never know"he replied. "Very funny Christopher"JD stated as they all laughed.
In the production office Jenny was working on some stuff when her phone rang. "Mindfreak Production office". "Hello Jenny how are you?". "Hey mom how's school?"she asked. "Great got some great students this year how's your boss I heard about his accident from one of my students". "He's a little freaked by it and scared. I don't blame him if he was deaf than he could still do magic but when you can't see if you've done the trick correctly or if the illusion isn't working than-". "I understand sweetie I wanted to tell you we're sending Criss some get well cards to him"her mother remarked. "Thanks mom" and hung up as JD came in. "Who was that?"he asked. "My mom she wanted to see how I'm doing"she replied. "Criss showed me those cards you gave him". "My mom sent them to me to give to Criss". "Yea he's upstairs using them showing Costa some card tricks. I didn't know your mother worked with the blind"JD said. "Yea she's been doing it since I was about three years old" Jenny remarked.
Upstairs Criss was trying to have something to eat but managed to drop some of it in his lap. As he tried to go to the bathroom he tripped over Hammie falling to the floor. "DAM IT!!". "You all right Criss?"a voice said helping Criss up. "Jenny is that you?". "Yea Criss it's me I was coming up to say good-night when I heard you yell dam it"she replied. "I just hate this it feels strange not to see where I'm going and not seeing where Hammie is". "Criss you did a demonstration once where you were blind and you drove Mandy Moore's car. Use some of the skill you used than to help you now". "All right do you mind helping me change"he asked. "Sure put your hand on my shoulder and I'll guide you" Jenny stated. Criss put his hand on Jenny but it wasn't her shoulder. "Criss unless you want a sexual harassment suit I'd go higher". Criss blushed. "Sorry" Criss said as he found her shoulder. She guided Criss into his room. After she helped Criss change into his pajamas Criss felt for his bed and got in. "Not bad Criss". "Thanks but can you do something for me it's kind of stupid and childish".
"Criss with you everything is childish"Jenny joked. "There's a book on my night stand I've been reading before I go to bed do you mind reading some to me" blushing a little. "No I don't mind I use to do this with some of mom's students when I volunteered there" as she grabbed the book. After she read a few chapter Criss fell asleep. She gave Criss a kiss and got up. So Criss wouldn't get hurt during the night she left his bathroom and bedroom door open. Jenny was about to leave when her phone rang. "Hello". "Hey Jenny it's Costa". "What's up?"she asked. "Well JD doesn't want Criss to be alone tonight and I was suppose to stay but I can't do it and I can't get a hold of JD-". "Costa I'll stay with Criss I'm in his suite right now you just caught me leaving". "Jenny you're a lifesaver" Costa said. "Tell me something I don't know"she replied and hung up. The next morning Jenny was up early and went back to her apartment to grab some clean clothes and the paper.
When Criss woke up he got up and felt his door was open. "Anybody there?"he called out. "Follow my voice Criss". Criss followed her voice and sat next to her. "Jenny what are you doing here I thought Costa would be here?"he said sitting next to her. "Costa got tied up last night and I volunteer to stay with you last night. You want something to eat"she asked. "Not right now did the paper come". "I brought mine"Jenny remarked as she took Criss's hand and put it on the paper. "Your paper's in brail!"Criss said surprised. "Yea my mom taught me to read brail if you want to I'll teach you". "Why not I'll probably be reading it this way soon or later"he stated. "Christopher don't think that way this is only temporary all right". "All right"he remarked.
After Jenny taught Criss some brail Criss wanted to go down stairs. As he was heading to the bedroom Criss tripped over Hammie again falling to the floor. "Dam it"Criss said as Hammie went running. "You all right?"she asked. "Yea"Criss replied as she helped him up. "Criss you have to use your other sense like touch and hearing. Use your feet to feel where Hammie is or listen for him purring so you can avoid him"Jenny suggested. "I'll remember that"Criss remarked. After Criss got dressed and had something to eat Jenny brought him downstairs. In the production office Costa and JD were working on some stuff. "How's Criss?". "I don't know I just feel so bad that this happened to Criss"JD remarked. "Well maybe later we'll take him for a walk". "Costa you make seem like Criss is a dog"JD stated. As Criss and Jenny came out Jenny stood to the side as Criss walked.
"How you doing Criss?"she asked. "Better I can hear a lot of people from the left"Criss replied. Jenny looked and saw it was a Starbucks. "That's a Starbucks Criss"she replied. "I smell apples and apricots" he replied as he took a deep breath. Jenny saw a bath store that was selling soaps that smelled like fruits. "Wow Criss I can't even smell that I guess your other senses are picking up the slack for your eyes"she stated as he smiled a little. When they got to the production office Jenny opened the door. "Christopher what are you doing here?" Costa asked surprised. "You know me I hate being in one place for so long I had to get out" he replied. "But how?". "I helped him"Jenny replied coming over. "She's kind of been my seeing eye dog no offense" Criss remarked sitting down. "None taken Criss"she replied with a smile to her face. "Criss we just think you should be taking it easy to let your eyes heal".
"Guys I maybe blind but I'm not dead so I can't see I can still walk, talk, and hear. Just because one senses is out of order it doesn't mean the others are out too"Criss remarked. "Criss you may not like to hear this but mom doesn't want you left alone she's scared you're going to get hurt"JD said. "That's mom takes fear to another level"Criss muttered. "Guys how about this I stay with Criss until his eyes are better" Jenny suggested. "Jenny guys no offense but I don't need to be babysat just because I'm blind". "Criss you're talking to the shredder" JD said as the others tried not to laugh. "Just do this so we can get mom off our back" Costa inquired. "All right for mom and you guys I'll let Jenny babysit me"he said. Just by his tone they all knew he hated saying it.
Since Jenny hadn't been to her apartment for a while Dimitra took over watching Criss. In his room Criss was fixing himself lunch when his mom walked in. "Christopher where are you?". "Over here mom"he called out. She saw him making a sandwich. "What you making?"she asked. "Bologna and Cheese" he replied. "Let me help you". "Mom I want to try this on my own"Criss said. She sat down and watched Criss. After he was done Dimitra was amazed. "Wow that is amazing" she stated. "Jenny has been helping me learning to do stuff if I lose-". Criss couldn't even finish the sentence. Dimitra walked over and gave her son a hug. "Don't worry you'll see again"she said. "If I don't I'll have to give up magic" Criss remarked with a bit of sorrow in his tone. At the apartment Jenny was cleaning. "I never knew how much can pile up in three days"she said to herself. Then a knock came to the door. "Hold on," as she put her laundry in a basket. When she opened the door Dimitra was there. "Dimitra what are you doing here?" surprised to see her. "I wanted to talk to you"Dimitra replied. "Sure come in" and she did. "I was wondering what you're doing with Christopher".
"What are talking about?"Jenny asked. "Why you teaching Criss to live with out his sight for. He will get it back"she remarked. "Dimitra what I'm doing is just teaching Criss how to live with out it if he does lose his sight. I'm hoping to god that Criss gets his sight back but I'm just preparing him if Criss does go blind" Jenny assured Dimitra. "I see what you're getting at Jenny. You don't want Criss to lose his sight as much as his fans and family do"she replied. Jenny walked over to Dimitra and gave her a hug. "Why don't you go back to The Luxor and be with Criss while I find my living room floor". Dimitra laughed as she walked out the door. In his suite Criss was walking around. For once he wasn't hounded by people to see a demonstration or have his autograph. He kind of wondered how he would do that with out his sight. It sent shivers down his spine. Criss decided to try something on his own. He grabbed his cane and left his room. He put his hands against the wall to guide him to the elevator. When Criss felt the elevators door he pressed the down button. When the door opened Criss used the cane to make sure there was nothing in the way. He walked in and felt the buttons.
Let's see if I remember how to read these brail number, Criss thought as he felt the bottom level. When Criss felt the number he wanted he pressed it. Now let's just hope this doesn't stop on any other floor. When Dimitra came back she went over to the production office to talk to JD for a minute to ease her fears about Criss. "Hey mom I was about to go upstairs and see Criss". "You mean he's been up there by himself since I left" Dimitra replied shocked. "Costa-I'm going to kill Costa he probably got sidetracked by one the girls from BELIEVE again come on". They were heading to the elevators when they saw a bunch of loyals huddling around. "All right now just point me to the camera“ a voice remarked. They got closer and saw Criss having some pictures taken. "We're done Criss". The girl gave Criss a kiss on the check and wish him well. "Thanks now who was next?"he inquired. "I can't believe Christopher got down here on his own!"Dimitra said amazed. "I guess Jenny is teaching Criss to adapt and use his other senses until his eye sight comes back"JD stated.
After they finished Criss went over to where his brother and mother were standing. "Hey guys". "I can't believe you got down here on your own" JD stated. "Thank Jenny she taught me a few things" Criss replied smiling. "How about we go for a walk outside today Christopher" Dimitra suggested. "I could use the fresh air" as he left with his mom. The next day Jenny came back and saw Dimitra in the production office looking worried so she went in. "Dimitra what's wrong you look like something's brothering you"she asked. "I went to see Christopher this morning and he said he wasn't feeling good he said he felt like his eyes were on fire". "So you're worried that Criss could have an infection maybe some of the blast powder still in his eyes"Jenny said. She nodded as her feet started to tap the floor. Jenny walked over to Dimitra and sat next to her. "Dimitra don't worry maybe his bandages just need to be changed. Did you call his doctor?".
"JD is on the phone with him right now. I hope to good he isn't losing his sIght" she stated. Jenny gave Dimitra a reassuring hug. "He's going to be all right Dimitra"she kept saying as she put her arms around Dimitra. "I wish I had a camera right now"JD said when he saw Jenny and his mom. "So what did the doctor say?"Dimitra asked getting up. "He thinks since Criss isn't feeling any pressure or pain. He's ordering some medicated eye drops and to change Criss's bandage and see if that helps". "I'll go to the pharmacy and see if it came in and get some bandages for Christopher"Jenny remarked. "Jenny you are like an angel"Dimitra said as she smiled. When she got back JD was talking with Criss. "Hey Criss how you doing?". "A little better"he replied. "Well why don't we go into the bed room so we can put these drops in your eyes and rebandage you"Jenny suggested. Criss got up and took JD's hand. Jenny got a pair of scissors to cut the bandages off. "JD why don't you dim the lights and shut the blinds. Criss's eyes might be extremely sensitive to the light"Jenny suggested. "I was just thinking that Jenny"JD remarked as he dimmed the light and shut the blinds.
"All right Criss I want you to lay there still I have to cut the bandages and I'm not in the mood to change your hair style". Criss giggled at the comment. "Jenny before you bandage my eyes again do you think I could wash my hair"Criss asked. "Yea it does look a little gressey"Jenny suggested. "Please it looks like you stuck your head into a tube of oil"JD joked. "All right hold on for a second". Jenny grabbed a chair and brought it over to the shower in the bathroom. "All right let me just take these bandages first" as she cut the bandages She did it very slowly and tried not to cut Criss's hair too. "There we go. JD grab me the bag with the drops in them". JD went to go get them as she took off the cotton covers over his eyes. Criss opened his eyes but saw nothing but blurs. "Close your eyes Criss and put on your sunglasses so you don't get soap in your eyes" handing them to him. Criss put them on as JD came in. "JD throw away the old bandages and meet me in the bathroom"Jenny said. She lead Criss to the bathroom and sat him down. "I feel like I'm at a salon"Criss stated smiling. "Maybe I should ask JD to get some curlers"she joked. JD laughed as he came in. "How about we get rid of that five a clock shadow too" JD suggested.
While Jenny washed Criss's hair JD shaved Criss's face. "There we go" as she dried his hair and JD wiped the cream off his face. "Now let's get those drops in and wrap you up again" as they lead Criss back into the bedroom. She took the glasses off Criss and put the drops in. "Son a !!"Criss declared. "Just relax Criss I know it stings it just taking out of the dust and probably more that making your eyes burn"JD stated holding Criss's hand. She put the cotton patches over Criss's eyes and wrapped him up again. "There we go Criss how's that?"Jenny asked. Criss just sighed. "Something wrong bro?"JD asked. "I'm scared that I'm not going to see anything again my life will become a dark prison I'll never get out of" Criss remarked. Pity party party of one Jenny thought.
"Christopher don't think that you will get your eyes sight back. You'll see your mom's beautiful black hair and her smile, JD's surprise look when you do surprise illusions for the crew. Costa trying to hit on Kayla also you'll see me and the smile I'll have on my face when I finally get to see your smokey brown and hazel eyes" as she gave Criss a kiss on the check. Just hearing that made him feel better. "Now why don't we go downstairs and have some lunch with your mom"Jenny suggested. "I think she'll be surprise to see me all clean"Criss said with a bit of a smirk to his face.