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.
After talking with his brother Criss felt down he hated not seeing and having Jenny following him around didn't make him feel any better. "So Criss what do you want to do now?"Jenny asked. "Hide" he said. "Come on Criss I know you don't like this"Jenny stated. "You're loving this being my seeing eye dog"Criss replied. "Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos that's unfair to say" Jenny remarked. "I'm sorry it just that I'm scared that I'm not going to see again" he said with his head hung low. "Criss how about I teach you to use your other senses so if you do lose your sight you can live with out help"she suggested. "Like what?"he asked. "How about not tripping over Hammie". "All right I'm your student teach me"Criss stated.
"All right Criss take off your shoes and follow my voice". Criss took off his shoes and started to walk when Criss banged into something. "That hurt". "Criss you may have your room laid out in your head but things changed like someone forgetting to push in a chair"Jenny stated. Then Criss stubbed his toes. "Or someone forgetting to put away the ping pong table". Then Criss tripped. "Or leaving a cane on the ground". Criss got up. "You did that on purpose!"he called out. "You bet your greek butt I did," picking up the cane. "Criss you have to rely on touch, smell and hearing if you don't want to end up trading Hammie in for a seeing eye dog". "All right and I'm sorry for screaming at you"he replied. "All right Criss now let's try again but I'm going to change it on you"Jenny remarked. After a few hours Criss was catching on. "You ready for the final exam?"Jenny inquired. "Go"Criss replied. "All right follow my voice and come to me"Jenny called out.
Criss started to walk to Jenny he used his hands to feel where the chair was. "That great Criss" as he pushed in it. Then he used his foot and felt a pair of shoes. Criss went to the side and missed them. "Good now for the ultimate challenge". She put Hammie in Criss's way. Criss got half way but he stepped over Hammie. "How I do?"Criss asked. "Congratulation Criss but how did you know Hammie was in your way?" Jenny asked. "I could hear him purring" as Jenny smiled.
That night Criss wanted to go out and try to see Las Vegas another way as he put it. "All right Criss you want a coat it's a little chilly tonight"Jenny replied putting on hers. "Yea grab me the denim one with my skull insignia on the back"he stated. Jenny grabbed it and helped put it on. "A guy could get use to this"Criss joked. "Very funny Christopher now come on" as Criss took her hand. When they got downstairs there were a few loyals waiting for Criss just to see how he was. "Criss you've got some fans to your left coming"Jenny whispered. "Hey Criss how are you?"one of them asked. "Doing good considering I temporally lost my sight"he stated. "We kind of miss seeing your brown eyes Criss". "But we're all praying you get better Criss" as one of the ladies gave Criss a kiss on the check. Criss blushed a little as the lady walked away wishing Criss could see her model body. "I'll be back guys thanks for the support" Criss said as he took Jenny's hand.
"Tell me something that woman that kissed me was she hot?"Criss whispered. "Let's just say she'd give Holly a run for her money in Playboy"she replied as Criss smiled. They first went to the foundation show in front of the Bellagio. As everyone watched it Criss was listening to the water as it fell to the ground or into the water. He was smiling like a little kid. Than they went over to The Mirage to see the Volcano show. Criss was listening to the music and the sound of the volcano as it erupted and feeling the heat from the fireballs as they shot up in the air. "WOW!" Jenny exclaimed. After that they went to Freemont Street. "So how are you doing Criss?" Jenny asked. "Not bad I swear Jenny you should just shut your eyes and listen to the world". "Try it during a rain storm it's kind of cool"Jenny replied. "Jenny can I ask you a personal question?"he inquired. "Yea Criss what do you want to know?". "Is your mom blind because the way you helped me in my suite it's like you knew what the problems were with what blind people have to live with". "Yea my mom lost her sight when I was really young. I had to help my mom out whenever possible"Jenny remarked.
"Are you nervous that you may end up like your mom?". "I came close to it the problem that caused my mom to lose her sight was happening to me but the caught in time to fix it. My mom sometimes wishing she went to the doctor to have her eyes looked at before she lost her sight," Jenny said wiping away some tears. "We should get back before your brothers call out the search party". Criss got up and took Jenny's hand. "Lead the way"Criss joked and they left. When they got back Criss stopped as he smelled something. "Something wrong Criss?". "I smell honey suckle and peaches"he replied. "That's my mom's perfume"Jenny stated. She looked around and sitting on a bench with her seeing eye dog was Jenny's mom.
She and Criss walked over. "Mom". "Hello baby I thought I'd bring down those get well cards for your boss. I smell Old Spice and Axe"she replied. "That would be me"Criss said. Jenny's mom put her hands on Criss's face. "Hmm I feel your eyes are still wrapped"she replied. "Would you like to come over to the production office for a minute mom?"Jenny asked. "Sure come on Felix"her mother said. Criss snickered. "Your mother's see eye dog is named Felix" trying not to laugh. "Would of liked Angel or Criss"Jenny inquired as they went to the office. Jenny opened the doors for both of them. Jenny's mom found the couch but Criss fell to the floor. "You all right Criss?" Jenny asked helping him. "Yea I guess JD pushed in my chair from where I left it this morning" as he found the chair and sat down. "Has my daughter been helping you Christopher?"her mother asked.
"Yes she has a lot. I also enjoyed those playing cards she gave me" Criss remarked. "I'm even teaching Criss to read Brail mom"Jenny remarked. "Wow maybe if Criss would like to he can come to school to visit with the class". "Sure I'd enjoy that"Criss replied. "Well here are the cards Jenny it was nice to meet you Criss". "Nice to meet you too"Criss replied as Jenny got up. "Let me help you mom" and help her out. "He's a nice look man are you sure he's forty-two"she said.