This is one of my favorite stories that I've writen on the old site
It was a day like any other expect that I was getting ready for my month long vacation to Las Vegas. It took two years of working double overtimes, saving cans and bottles, and pinching every penny untill they had my fingerprint on it but I got it. As I packed my phone rang and it was my friend. "Lousie I was wondering when you're leaving?". "In a few minutes I can't wait I got a room at The Luxor and tickets to Believe I just hope I get to meet Criss Angel"I replied. "You will call me when you get back I want details if you did meet the Mindfreak" and hung up. A horn honked and I saw a taxi downstairs. Las Vegas here I come. I grabbed my purse, my tickets, and my luggage and walked out. The flight was uneventful but when I got in the place was a buzz with cops every where. I went over to a news stand to grab a paper when I looked and saw Criss on the television.
MASTER ILLUSIONIST CRISS ANGEL SEEN HERE AT HIS OPENING OF BELIEVE HAS DISAPPEARED. HIS BROTHER JD CALLED POLICE EARLY THIS MORNING WHEN HE DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR A MORNING MEETING. POLICE THINK IT MIGHT BE A KIDNAPPING OR SOMETHING ELSE. MORE ON THIS STORY AS IT DEVELOPS.
"Oh my god!!," as I put the paper down. Then my phone went off. "Hello"I said. "Help me!!" someone yelled. I knew it was Criss Angel. "Criss"I stated. "If you do exactually what I say Criss Angel will live if not he dies"a voice said. I looked around at everyone it seem like everyone including the cops had a cell phone. "Why me?"I asked. "Just got to your hotel and you'll receive your instructions" and the line went dead. When I got to The Luxor the place was crawling with police talking to everyone. After I check in I went pass the production office even thou the windows were covered the door was open a crack and I saw Criss's mom talking to the cops with JD nexts to her. She's probably in hell right now not knowing if her youngest son is dead or alive I thought
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When I got to my room I wonder why this guys wanted me involved I didn't know Criss or his family just by what I've learned from his book. I wanted to go downstairs to talk to the cops but I didn't think they'd believe me thinking I was a nut case. I decided to go down to the shops and look around. As I walked around in the lobby I saw JD outside wiping away tears from his face. He's probably going through the same thing his mother's going through and I don't blame them one bit. I work for The New Hampshire Law enforcement looking for missing people and hikers. Maybe that's why this stranger called me to involve me in his game. I looked at the shirts and other stuffs when my phone went off. "Hello". "GET ME OUT OF HERE!!" the voice screamed. "Criss"I muttered. "Listen well because I will only repeat this once I want you to go up to Criss's suite and take his computer" the voice ordered
"I-I-can't he's on a floor that nobody can go up unless you're with Criss" I explained. "NO NO NOT THAT!!!"Criss yelled. "You will get me his computer or The Mindfreak will die. I'll give you untill seven tonight" and hung up. I looked at the clock and saw it was three. I had four hours to figure out how to get up to Criss's room and grab his computer with out anyone noticing me.
After I got that phone call I went outside. I had no clue how to get up to Criss's floor with out having security wondering why I'm up here and sneak Criss's lap top out of his room. "Why me in all days I wind up being involved with the guy who wants something from Criss so bad that he/she is willing to kidnap Criss and involve me"I muttered. When I came back in my phone rang again. "Yes". "I forgot to tell you at the front desk is envelope for you pick it up and do everything the note sayes times ticking" and the person hung up. I walked over to the front desk. "Excuse me do you anything for Lousie Macy?"I asked. "Hold on" as she looked. "Oh yes this was just dropped a few second ago"she replied. "Thanks"I stated. I opened the envelope and in it was a note and a room key. The note just read:
THE KEY WILL GET YOU INTO CRISS'S ROOM. WHEN YOU FINALLY GET HIS COMPUTER DROP IT OFF AT 34 WEST STREET NEAR THE MIRAGE. YOU INVOLVE THE COPS IN ANY WAY THE BELOVED MINDFREAK WILL DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH AND IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT. TIME'S A WASTING!!!
I looked on the back and it had four numbers on it. "1219"I read. I knew that was the month and the day Criss was born. I went over to the elevator and got in but my heart was racing. The door was about to shut when JD and Dimitra walked in. I don't think they even realized I was in there. "Who would do such a thing and kidnap Christopher for. He has done nothing to anyone" as she wiped the tears coming down. "Mom the police have everyone in Las Vegas looking for Criss you shouldn't get upset"JD said . "Upset JD my youngest child was taking from his room under force and nobody knows where and why. I just want Christopher back" as she started to cry. JD held his mother close as they got off. After the door closed I stopped the elevator. I needed a moment to think. If I didn't get what this person wanted I'd be responisible for killing Criss Angel but what if this person is a revial magician that wants Criss's secrets that he probably has on his computer.
I knew what I had to do even thou I was putting Criss's life on the line I had to involve Criss's family. I was about to start up the elevator when my phone beeped. I saw I had video message so I played it. I saw it was Criss tied to a chair. Criss was screaming in pain. The camera showed the chair was set up to receive electrial volts. "Oh my god!!" as I put my hand over my mouth. The camera was put down and a person with a ski mask and dressed in black came into view. He had a vail of something and a syringe. I notcied the guy had brass knuckles on both his hands. I watched as the guy started to hurt Criss to point where it could be labeled as torture. The taste of bile came into my mouth as the person took the syringe and filled it up. He stuck Criss with it and Criss went limp. "This is just a taste of what Criss will go through if you don't bring me his computer time's a wasting Lousie" and the video ended.
I felt so sick as the video repeated in my mind to the point where I went to the corner of the elevator and threw up. I wiped my mouth. "You all right?"A voice asked. I turned around and saw it was JD. I didn't know what to say as the taste of vomit came up again. I ran out and threw up again in a trash can. After I finished JD came over and took me to his room. In his room his mother was sitting down. "Come on you're going to be just fine" as JD helped me in. "JD what's going on?" his mother asked getting up. "I found her in the elevator vomiting she looked like she was about to collasped" as I sat down. "T-h-anks" I mumbled as Dimitra got a wet cloth. "Here wipe your mouth dear". I wiped my mouth as JD got me a cup of water. "Here do you need a doctor or something?" JD asked.
I looked at them and took out my phone. "Check out the video message" I stated. JD got up and took a look at it. Dimitra looked at her son as the color left his face. "What is it JD?" she asked. "It's Criss and it's something I suggested you don't watch mom. How did you get this?"JD asked. "Whoever has Christopher involved me why I don't know but whoever sent me that wants Christopher's laptop and if I don't get for him he may do something even worse than what he sent me"I replied. "He's not going to be able to get into it Criss put a password protection on it when one of his crew member used it to surf some triple X sites"JD stated sitting down. I went into my pocket and took out the note and the pass key the person sent me.
"There's four numbers on the back I think they're the pass word"I stated. JD looked at the pass key and took out the one he kept with him just in case of emergency. "It's the same key to Criss's suite but how did this person get it?"JD inquired. "JD does everyone on Criss's crew have a key to his suite?"I asked. "Only his fam-oh my god". "What JD?"his mother inquired. "A few weeks ago Costa's wallet got lifted and in it was the pass key. Criss made sure we all got new pass keys so his room wouldn't be robbed. Whoever lifted Costa's wallet is probably the one who sent this stuff to her" JD remarked. Then my phone rang. I told them to be quiet as I picked it up. "Hello". "Don't tell you haven't gotten the computer". "I'm at his room but the key won't work he must of had new pass key made or something"I replied.
I heard the guy swearing. "You lied to me!!". " off!!"I heard Criss yelled than I heard Criss scream and the phone went dead. Chills went down my spine as I looked at JD and Dimitra wondering if I just sent Criss to meet his father. I dropped the phone and sat down before JD had to catch me from falling to the floor. "You all right?" JD asked. "I-I-I heard him swearing than Criss telling him to how can I put this nicely". "Just say it I don't mind I've heard my boys swear"Dimitra said. " off than I heard Criss scream. I'm afraid I may of-". Then the phone beeped and saw I got another video. I was afraid to open it. I took a breath and played it. It showed Criss still in the chair but he wasn't tied anymore but Criss's hands were in the same position. The angle got closer and saw why. I stopped the video as I put my hand over my mouth. "What's wrong is he dead?" Dimitra inquired as I tried to not to throw up again. "What's wrong?" JD inquired. I gave JD my phone and showed him as I got up. "Oh my god this guy is sadistic!!"JD replied.
"What is it JD may I see it?" Dimitra asked. "I wouldn't recommended it mom. Seriously this guy is bordering on torture"JD replied as he played the rest of the video. "JD we have to show the cops these videos and tell them about me". JD closed the phone and sat down. "He left a message saying that if you go to the cops Criss is definitely going to meet dad"JD replied. "What do we do now?"I asked. "The only I can think of is getting Criss's computer and see if we can figure out what this person wants"JD stated. "Well let's get it"Dimitra stated. "One problem I'm not as computer incline as Costa and Criss are. Dimitra just introduce me to the web"JD stated . I tried not to laugh. "Than bring it to me I'm really computer inclined"I replied. I'm so computer incline whenever the computers doesn't work in the office they always call me for help. "All right" and JD left as I sat with Dimitra.
After JD came back with the computer I started it up and saw it was password protected but when I put in 1219 it started up. "All right I'm in let's see appointments, phone numbers Check that out later. Emails let me check that". I opened it up and saw Criss had some emails from a lot of girls, some from his neice Dimi, but there was one that had an attachement to it. "JD does the name Robert Masion mean anything?"I inquired. "Yea he was a part of Criss's crew when Criss did his broadway show. Why?"JD inquired. "He sent Criss an email with an attachement to it" as I opened it. It read:
HEY CRISS CLEANING OUT THE ATTIC AND FOUND SOME PICTURES FROM YOUR NEW YORK DAYS HOPE IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES.
I opened the attachement and looked at some of the pictures but there was one that caught my attention it was Criss with a blonde hair woman and on Criss's other side was a guy. "JD do you know these two people?" pointing to the picture. "Yea they do it's just not coming to me"he replied. "Do you know Dimitra?" I asked showing her the pictures. "No I don't Lousie"she replied. "What about Costa do you think he may know?". "I don't know"JD remarked. "Where is Costa anyway?"Dimitra asked. "New York it is his high school reunion he didn't want to go but Criss made him go. I'll give him a call," JD stated and called Costa but it went to voice mail. "Costa it's JD call me back" and hung up. "I guess Costa turned off his phone" Dimitra remarked. Then my phone beeped. I saw it was another video. "Another video"I remarked and played it. This one was different it looked like two people were fighting and the black ski mask person was winning throwing the other person around like a rag doll.
Then the ski mask guy grabbed a baseball bat and hit the other person like his head was baseball heading for the bleachers. "Ouch!!"I declared. "What is it?"JD asked. "It looks like a fight between the person who kidnapped Criss and another person I can't make out the other person"I replied showing JD. All of a sudden JD went white. "It's Costa the person is fighting Costa!!!". JD was right the camera got closer and it was Costa on the floor bleeding. "See what happens when someone doesn't play by the rules" the person stated
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After we viewed the video JD's phone rang and saw it was a hospital in New York. "I have an idea why don't you and I go for a walk and clear our minds for a while" I suggested to Dimitra. "I don't know". "Mom staying inside isn't going to help if I get any info I'll call you"JD replied. "All right" and we left. We walked around The Luxor and talked. "In all the confusion I never got your name dear" Dimitra stated. "Lousia but people call me Lousie"I replied. "Nice to meet you do you live in Vegas?". "No I'm here on vacation and I have no clue why I'm involved in this" I stated. "Where are you from?"she asked. For some reason I felt comfortable talking to Dimitra it was like talking to my mom. "New Hampshire but I was born and raised in New York"I replied. "I thought I heard a bit of a New York accent" as I smiled.
We saw a deli and decided to get something to eat. We sat down and Dimitra noticed my necklace. "That's a beautiful necklace". It was a heart that one side with pearls and another side had emeralds. "I had it made after my mom passed away" I replied as I took it off to let Dimitra look at it. "If you don't mind me asking what happened to your mom?". "She died of breast cancer when I was ten" I replied. "And the other side is your dad". "Yea I lost my dad on 9/11 he was in the first tower. After I lost my dad I just had to get out of New York so I moved to New Hampshire and I haven't been back since than"I replied. "I know I lost my husband to cancer if I didn't have my boys I don't know what would of happened"she said.
"Yea since I was an only child I didn't have what you had with JD, Costa, and Christopher"I stated. "Tell me something those videos you got how bad were they?". "Very bad for some reason that person is torturing Criss he even used a demostration that went bad on Criss"I stated. "It was the nail gun catch". "Yea believe me Dimitra it's not something I want you to picture"I replied. After we finished our lunch we went back to the room. When we got there two cops were there and I knew one of them.
"Lousia Macy what are you doing here?". "Stella what are you doing here the last time I saw you is when we worked that case in The Bronx in '98"I remarked. "Do you have any information on my son Christopher?" Dimitra asked. "We might have a clue but first I have to see those videos you were sent by the person" another officer replied. "Here you go it's pretty distrubing" I said sitting nexts to Dimitra. "So Mac do you think it's him?"Stella stated. "Maybe but why would he be sending this stuff to your friend for?" he asked as they watched the video. "Oh my god this is bordering on torture Mac!!". "So officer Taylor who do you think kidnapped my brother and is doing this to him?"JD asked. "Did this person ask for money?" he asked as Mac gave me my phone.
"Just for my brother's computers but we don't know why"JD remarked. "Well whoever took Criss also attacked your brother in New York"Mac replied. "But what I don't understand is why this guy involved me I don't know these people expect what I've learn from watching Mindfreak and from Criss's book". "Do the names Vienaa Hyatt or Austion Cannon mean anything to any of you?"Stella asked. "Lousie those pictures that were sent to Criss bring them up,"JD said. I went over to Criss's computer and brought up the pictures. "Are these the people you're talking about"JD inquired showing them. Mac and Stella looked at the picture. "Mac that's Vienna Hyatt on the left and Austin Cannon on the right. This guys knew Vienna and Austin" Stella stated. "Mr Sarantakos how old are these pictures?"Mac inquired. "2002 in the background is the cake we had made when my brother's broadway show became a hit" JD replied. I took a better look at the picture.
"Oh my god I remember why they looked fimilar to me they were killed by that magician Luke Blade a few years ago but that guy is a maxium securcity mental ward in Albany New York"I stated. "Well a few weeks ago the mental ward had a riot and in the chaos Luke Blade escaped"Mac remarked. "You think that mental case kidnapped Criss and attacked my brother in New York this makes no sense what so ever". "JD your brother Costa he introduce Vienna and Austin to Christopher"Dimitra stated. Then my phone went off. I opened it. "Hello". "I guess you probably know who I am". "Yes Luke and we know why you attacked Costa he introudced Vienna and Austin to Criss" I replied looking at Mac and Stella.
"Well what you didn't know is that Costa was the one who talked Vienna into selling my secrets to the tabloid. I made sure he never forgot me and what he did to me and my family"he replied. "Luke why did you involve me that's the only thing all of us don't understand"I asked. "You don't remember Lousia"he said. "Remember what?". "July 4 2002 think about that" and he hung up. "What did he say?"Stella inquired. "He mention July 4 2002"I remarked still confused.
That night I laid in my room trying to figure out why this crazed magician involved me and why July 4 2002 meant something to me. I raked my brain but the only thing I could remember is coming back to New York to enjoy the fireworks it was the only things next to watching the ball drop in Times squares I'd go back to New York for. I went to my mini fridge and grabbed a soda who cares if it was ten bucks I should enjoy something out of this strange start to my vacation. I didn't sleep much that night my mind kept playing the imagine of Criss being tortured to the point where I woke up in a sweat that soaked my shirt and the bed sheets. I decided to get up and take a shower. As I let the water warm up not in a mood for a cold shower I heard a door open. "Hello"I called out.
Nobody answered. I turned off the water and grabbed a robe. I opened the door quietly and came out. I came out and I saw someone going through my luggage. "Hey!!" I called out. The person turned around and it was the person from the video. I saw he had my necklace in his head. He started to walk over to me but I ran into the bathroom. When I got to the bathroom I tried to shut the door but his arm was in the way. All of a sudden instinct took over and I took his arm and bit him. The guy screamed and pulled away. I shut the door and locked it. I turneed around and saw in his retreat he dropped my necklace. In Criss's suite Stella and Mac were going over the place while JD watched. "Has anything been touched or taken out since your brother's kidnapping?"Mac asked JD.
"Just his cat Hammie, my daughter's watching him at our house but everything else is the same as I found it that day"JD replied. "Just tell us what happened?" Stella said. "Well I came to get my brother because he's notorious for sleeping late but when the elevator doors open I saw Hammie, my brother's cat, at the elevator's door. I knew right there something was wrong because Hammie isn't suppose to leave my brother's suite unless someone brings him down. I picked up Hammie and went to the door. I banged on the door but when Christopher didn't answer I used the pass key he gave us. I opened the door and this what I found. After I saw this I checked around thinking that maybe Criss was hiding from an intruder it wasn't until I saw the blood drops that I called the police"JD replied. "They tested the blood and it was AB double negative extremely rare blood type and your brothers" Stella replied.
"Yea". "Does your brother have any enemies?"Mac asked. "Not that I know of"JD remarked. Then Stella's phone went off. "Hello-slow down Louise what happened-all right," and hung up. "That was just Louise someone broke into her room trying to steal a necklace of hers"she said. "Is she all right?"JD asked. "Yea but you're going to love this she bit the guy enough to have a piece of skin ripped from him. I'm going to collect it" and Stella left.
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