At the Luxor the guys were wondering where Criss is . "Did you call his house?" Luke inquired. "Nothing I even called his cell just goes to voice mail"JD remarked. "Did you call Sandra?"Costa asked. Before JD could answer Criss walked in. "Where have you been?"JD asked. "I swear JD you sounded like dad when I broke curfew just than"he replied. "What took you so long you and Sandra have a great time last nigt"Costa inquired. "If you really want to know I was waiting for some test results at the hospital"Criss remarked. "Are you all right?"JD asked a little nervous. "Take a breath JD I'm not sick or dieing I had an accident at home"he stated. "What happened?"Luke inquired. "I was getting undressed to take a shower when I tripped and hit my head against the end table in the bedroom. I was knock out so Sandra had to call 911". "Good Criss with your leg and now this you're becoming accident prone"Luke said. Criss could hear his brothers muffling laugh.
"Let's just get to work"Criss stated. A knock came to the door and saw it was Felix. "What's up Felix?". "I thought you guys should know Quinn sold the restraunt". "Why?" Costa asked. "She didn't have the money for it". "Are you going to sell it to that Coster guy?"Criss inquired. "After what he did to your niece no way I'd have to be crazy to do that. Talk to you later" and Felix left. "That's too bad"Costa stated. "Yea". Criss was quiet as he put his head on his arms. "You all right?". "It's my head it feels like it's about to explode"he replied. "Did the doctor check you for a concussion?". "Yea the tlest were inclosive". "Criss your slurring your words"Luke remarked. "Costa go get your car"JD stated. Criss started to get up but the room started to spin and Criss fell to the floor. "Forget the car Costa call 911!!"Luke called out as JD checked out Criss.
When Criss opened his eyes Criss saw he was infornt of the Luxor. What is going on around here he asked as Criss got up. When he went inside he saw Evan with Pastor Ray. "Thank you so much for giving me the money to open this place"Evan stated with a smile that lit up the place. "Evan the lord gave you a great gift for cooking and with what little we had at the shelter you made those people feel like they were eatting at a five star restaurant"the pastor replied with a smile "I don't know how to thank you Pastor and your wife. You saved me mother left me to die that day, than you adopted me and gave me a life wo0rth living". Criss felt like crying as he watched. "For once my smoking did some good" he stated. Criss muffled a laugh. Then a young Felix came over. "Pastor nice to see you how is everything" shaking the pastor's hand.
"Not bad but not good as they say" he stated. "You should come by in a few weeks we're getting a new show a magician by the name of Criss Angel maybe you can come over and see if he'll donate some money to the shelter?"Felix suggested. "I'll try". "Here is your key to your new place Evan if your food is as good as I tried you may be a hit around here"Felix replied and left. And he was Felix Criss thought. "Let's open the place and see what we can do to fix it up"the pastor remarked. Criss followed them and when he got to it the place was jumping with Evan in the back. He walked in and saw himself at the counter looking at the menu. "What can I get you?". "I don't know what's good?"he asked. Evan heard them and came out. "The meatloaf is terrific and the chicken with feta cheese and spinach is awesome".
"Wait a minute you have a vegetable mousaka"Criss said when he saw it on the menu. "Yea my mother is Greek she gave me a recipe but I made a vegetable one for those people that don't eat meat"Evan replied. "You know what give me the vegetable mousaka". "You got it" and Evan went to the back. That was a great mousaka better than when mom made it Criss said to himself. "Here you go vegetable mousaka". Criss took a whiff of it. "This smell better than my mom's. She put in enough garlic to keep Dracula away"Criss joked. "My mother put in enough onion that when you smelled it your eyes would water". "My name's Christopher but people call me Criss" putting out his hand. "Evan nice to meet you" skaing his hand.
Than Criss heard rain coming down. What the heck as Criss heard thunder. When Criss opened his eyes he was in a hospital room. "Christopher oh my god". Criss saw his mother and Sandra. "Mom Sandra what happened where am I?". "You're in the hospital Christopher you got a bad concussion from the accident yesterday"Sandra replied. "I remember getting up than the place started to spin and everything when dark"he said. "You passed out infront of your brothers and Luke"Dimitra stated. "How long have I been out?'. "A couple of hours Felix maybe thinking you don't want to do Believe anymore"Sandra joked. Criss smiled. "We're going to let you get some rest Christopher". Sandra gave Criss a kiss and so did Dimitra than they left.
After his Sandra and his mother left Criss just looked out the window wondering what was going to happen to the restaurant he closed his eyes and fell asleep. A few days went by and Criss and his crew including Dimitra and Sandra went to Evan's memorial. As people got up and told their stories about Evan there wasn't a dry eye in the house. "We have one more person Sandra Estefan please come up". Sandra walked up holding a black bible in her hand that her grandmother gave her as a child.
"Thank you Father I worked for Evan as a waitress he was a great guy if you were feeling low he could tell. I remember one time we were getting ready to close down for the night and this guy came in. When I saw this guy I don't know what it is but I couldn't stop staring into his eyes and I think Evan know. Evan gave me a large order of garlic fries so I gave the order to the man, than he asked me to share it with him since it was too much for him to eat alone". Criss remembered that day it was when they met for the first time and every time on their anniversary they would go to Evan's restaurant and share a plate of garlic fries. When Sandra sat down Criss gave her a hug. After the funeral Criss was getting his car while Sandra was talking to some old friends. "Christopher"his mother said coming over.
"Yea mom"he said wiping his eyes. "I talked to Quinn they're having a little celebration for Evan". "I can't but Sandra took her car here if you want to go"he replied. She put her hand on Criss's face as a tear fell down his face. "Are you sure?". "Yea". "All right". She kissed Criss and went over to Sandra. She turned as Criss got into his car and left. When Criss got back to Serenity he saw Chef ED taking some groceries out of his car. "Hey ED"he called out. "Christopher I thought you were at a memorial service". "I had to get out before I lost it". "Mister Peli I put away the meat but I'm not sure where the rest goes". "Marshall this is my boss Criss". "Nice to meet you Marshall" Criss remarked saking hands. "Why don't you start peeling the apples for the pie" and the kid went back in. Criss said nothing as he help ED with the rest of the food. When he came in Marshall was peeling the apples like nothing else.
"Marshall slow down I don't want you to lose a finger". "If you don't mind me asking what's going on?"Criss asked. "I hope you don't mind Criss but Marshall and I are doing a party at the church where Pastor Ray works". "I remember Pastor Ray I helped raises some money for the homeless shelter Sanctuary" Criss replied. "So you don't know what happened?". Criss pulled over a seat. "What happened?". "There was a fire in the cafateria and he had enough money to take care of the damage but the county wants to shut it down since nothing of applinaces hasn't been replaced since your niece was two years old". "That sucks". "And the worse is Pastor Ray just lost his adopted son to a heart attack and his wife has been diagonsed with Stomach cancer,"ED replied. Thoughts of his father hit him like a bullet. "I'm sorry Criss I forgot about your father".
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"It's all right Ed if you don't mind me asking what's with Marshall is he your assistant". "Honestly I teach a cooking class at the shelter for people that want to learn how to cook. Pastor ray's wife was teaching it there for years. That's how Pastor Ray's son got the itch for cooking,"he replied. Criss watched Marshall and thought of Evan. "So do you mind if we cook here?". "No just clean up after yourself I have to go run an errand"Criss replied and went upstairs to change. At the shelter Pastor Ray was cleaning up his office. "Are you becoming horder Pastor?". He turned around and saw Criss. "Christopher how are you?". "I'm doing good but I heard about the fire, your wife's illness, and the death of your adopted son" Criss remarked.
"Been talking to your chef?". "He let it slip Pastor"Criss replied. "So what are you doing here you going to help me clean up my office". "No but I know a great cleaning company that would probably help. I'm here to help you overall your kitchen"Criss stated. "Christopher I can't let you do that after everything you did for us, by selling your cars at an auction and giving us the money". Criss took out a cashier check from his coat pocket. "Consider it gift from your son" and gave him the check. "I don't understand Christopher". "I know Evan was your adopted son. I could tell when I met him for the first time he was a worker and never let anyone push him around. He left me this money and I had no clue what to do with it. When Chef Ed told me what happened I had a feeling it was Ed and my dad showing me where the money should go"Criss remarked.
"Criss with all the stories that I've heard about your father from you, and your sweet mother I wish I would of met him he was a hard worker"Pastor stated. Criss smiled, "I have to get going before Chef Ed burns my house down" and Criss left. A few months went by and Criss was working on some stuff at the warehouse when he started to smell Evan's garlic fries. He looked up as Sandra came in with a plate of them. "Surprise"she remarked as Criss put down his work. "And what do I owe this special surprise"he asked. "I talked to Pastor Ray and he told me what you did with the money Evan gave you" she remarked. "I thought it was the right thing to do"Criss replied. "Criss that's one of thing I fell in love with you. You loe to help people and it's a great quality to have"she stated as she gave him a kiss.
Criss took a fry and fed it to Sandra as she did the same. That night after Criss finished Believe he walked passed Evan's place and surprised to see a COMING SOON sign for a restraunt. I wonder what kind of restraunt Criss thought. "Christopher". Criss turned and saw the Pastor. "Pastor what are you doing here if you're trying to catch my show you're late"Criss stated. "I just wanted to makie sure that my wife's new restraunt is going good". "Your wife!!"Criss said shocked. "Who do you think taught Evan how to cook and at the shelter. My wife made a promise to herself that if beat the cancer that she'd open the restraunt and she got the good news that she's going to beat it". "Well that's great and tell your wife my crew and I will be there for the opening and I know two great waitress that would love to work for her"Criss replied. "If you're talking about your niece and Quinn they've allready been hired". Criss chuckled and said his good-byes and walked off. Before Criss left he stood in the artruim of The Luxor and thought about Evan and his father. Thanks guys and Criss left with a smile to his face.
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