When I finally got back to Las Vegas my heart was racing wondering what Blade had in store for Criss's family. "Louisa what are you doing here?". I turned around and saw Taylor. "I couldn't let Blade get away with what he did so I want to help get this son of a "I replied. "Louise for your safety you should get back on that plane". I opened the side of my coat and showed Mac my gun. "He wants me here Taylor". "All right" and we left. When we got to The Luxor I saw Costa. "Costa where's your mother and JD?"I asked. "They went to see Criss why?"he said. "Luke Blade might have them"Mac replied. Costa called his mother's cell and got the same message I did. "He has my mom" as he played back the message to us. "I got the same one too Mac" I remarked. Mac called the hospital and told them he wanted a police detail on Criss.
"When he gets back I'll do that his mother and brother took him outside in a wheelchair a few hours ago" The nurse replied. "Go check your grounds they might of been taken" and Mac hung up. "What's wrong?". "Luke may have Criss back in his custody with your mom and brother". As the guys talked I went in Criss's theater and took out my phone again. I knew I had to review the torture videos to see if I noticed anything that could tell me where Luke Blade might be hiding them. Before I did I grabbed something I could use just incase I did a repeat performance of the way JD and I met: throwing up in the elevator. I took a breath and put it on. Come on Louisa keep your eyes open for anything that would tell you where Luke is hiding them I thought as I watched the video than I noticed something and played it back. In the atrium the guys realized I had disappeared. “She must be taking lesson from your brother" Taylor remarked. I came out of the theater wiping my mouth and throwing a bag in the trash.
"What was that?" Taylor inquired. "Don't ask," as I took out a piece of gum from my pocket. "Anyway I think I know Luke Blade is hiding in a corner of the first torture video I saw the empire state building"I remarked. "So we flew out here for nothing"Stella said. "What she's saying is that Luke Blade might have them at The New York New York hotel and casino a couple of blocks from here"Costa stated. Just than my phone went off and saw it was a video message. I opened it and saw Criss was handcuffed to the tracks of a roller coaster. "Oh my god I remember this trick"I remarked. "Criss looks like he's out of it!". Then it stopped. "That could be at any roller coaster in Nevada"Costa remarked. "We need to find out which one is closed because the way it was film suggested nobody is around to stop it"Tayor replied. "Criss is the only one who like coasters JD and I can't stand them". Come on Louisa you've figured out this much see what you can do I thought. Then I remembered something I heard at the airport as I walked past two teenagers.
Circus Circus is closed for a few weeks for remodeling purposes. "Taylor I know where Criss is he's at Circus Circus"I remarked. "Are you sure?". "I know I saw that roller coaster somewhere it was a stunt Criss did". "All right I'll call Las Vegas police and tell them to look around New York Hotel" Stella remarked as she went to call the police. "And we'll go to Circus Circus"I stated. "I'm sorry Louisa but you stay here you're too involved in this" and Taylor left.
I didn't care what Taylor said. I went outside and looked at all of Criss's motorcycles and cars. I starred at them like a fan untill I noticed one had keys in them. The MF13 my favorite one I thought. Costa came back and saw me leaving on the motorcycle. When I got to Circus Circus it was like looking at an empty complex. "Reminds me of my first apartment" I muttered. I saw an opening in the gate and looked at it. I saw lines in the sand. Wheel chair marks Back at The Luxor Costa called Taylor who went to New York Casino where they found JD and Dimitra tied up but no Criss. "Mac Taylor". "Mac it's Costa did you find my brother and my mom?"he asked. "We found your mom and your brother JD". "Mac Louise is gone she took one of my brother's motorcycle and took off she's probably going over to Circus Circus" Costa replied. "Thanks Costa I'll go over there" and hung up. I followed the tracks until they disappeared. "BLADE!!"I yelled out
"Well well look who we have here Officer Macey where's your back up". She looked up and on the fourth floor was Blade. "Where's Angel?"she asked. "He's getting ready to catch a ride"he stated. "Let him go!!"I called out. Luke went over the side and started to float down than he landed on a couple of saw horses. I just stood there with my arms folded. "What no applause?"he inquired. "Please Criss does a better levitation than you"I replied. Luke jumped down and took out a knife out of his arm sleeve and threw it but I grabbed a piece of pipe and lifted myself up as the knife hit the wall. "Nice throw Blade but you've got the worse aim in town"I replied jumping down. I could tell I was starting to piss off Blade. Then I saw Blade grab a nail gun. "And now for my next trick I'm going to make you catch a nail just like Criss Angel tried to do,”. OHI thought. He shot one as I jumped into a dumpster. "I got you now Louisa there's no place you can go". He shot a round at the dumpster than put it on the ground. When he went over to the dumpster to see if I was died he saw I gone. Luke screamed as loud as he could. Outside Detective Taylor showed up and saw the bike outside. He drew his gun and went inside. After I disappeared I started to feel pain in my right hand I looked and saw one of the nails was in my hand.
"Now I know how Criss felt"I muttered. I pulled the nail out while biting my lower lip. After I did that I took a bandanna I saw and wrapped it around the wound. I took a breath and started my search for Criss. When I finally found the roller coaster I saw that it was on a timer ready to start out in a few minutes. "I got to find Criss and get him off of this track before Blade kills him"I said and got on the ground. I followed the tracks untill I found Criss on the track hanging there. I ran up one of the ramps they had so people could watch the coaster go by. "Christopher!"I yelled. Criss looked at me but he looked drugged out of his mind. I jumped over the barrier and carefully got on the tracks. I saw that Criss was handcuffed. ""I remarked. All of a sudden I heard a noise.
The roller coaster the timer must of finished I got to pick these locks or we're both going to die I thought. By some luck I checked my pockets and still had Criss's pick locking tools with me. I took them out and put them around my neck. "Don't worry Criss I'll get you out of here" as I started to pick his ankle locks. Down on the ground Mac was still looking for me or Blade when he found the bloody nail on the ground. "Louisa!!" he called out. I was busy trying to get Criss off the tracks that I didn't hear him call me. I got off the ankle cuffs and I started on his hands as the sound of the coaster got louder. Come on Louisa you can do this ignore the sound and save Angel. Down the ground Mac saw me and what I was doing. I was on the last one as Mac came up. "Hurry up Louise it's getting close". "Mac he's drugged out of his mind I need your help to get him off" I remarked as the last lock popped off. I handed Criss to Mac as the seats to the ride came barreling towards me. "Louisa get off you're going to die,"Mac yelled out. Mac could do nothing as the ride came past. "LOUISA!!"
When I saw the ride coming I knew I wasn't going to make it off so I jumped into a crack and held on to the support of the track. After the ride went by I swung my legs up and than my hands. As I got up Mac was shocked. "How in the world did you survive?" as I came over. "I'll tell you later let's get Angel out of here before Blade comes looking for us"I replied. Almost cue we heard laughing. "Come on" as I put Criss's arm over my neck and Taylor did the same. We took Criss to where we came in while the laughter got closer. "Mac get Criss out I'll distract Luke"I suggested. I could tell Mac didn't want me to but we had no choice. "All right just be careful" and he took Criss out as I threw a bucket making some noise. "Hey Blade come and get me"I called out as I ran the other way. I wasn’t sure if Luke would fall for the oldest trick in the book but I prayed he would. "Come on Luke show yourself I know you want to!"I called out keeping my eyes open. All of a sudden I felt a hand over my mouth. I looked up and saw Blade.
I fought until I started to feel tired and everything went black. When I woke up I tried to move but I saw my hands were tied with riot cuffs and my legs were tied by electrical tape. "Oh no he's going to use one of Criss's stunt against me"I said. At the hospital Criss was waking up. "What happened?". "Luke Blade tried to kill you by using one of your own stunts"Mac remarked. "Where's the woman who picked the locks to get me off that track?" Criss asked. "She was throwing Luke Blade off your scent"Mac stated. Then JD and Costa came in. "They spotted Luke Blade's car a mile from here" Costa remarked. "That's good I can finally arrest that psycho". "He has a hostage Louisa he says that if they come near him he'll send the car over the bridge drowning Lousia"JD added. "Are they sure he has her?"Criss asked.
"He opened the trunk and she was in there her hands are in riot cuffs and her legs are bound by tape"Costa replied. "Criss you've done this stunt do you think Louisa can pull it off if Blade goes through with it?"Taylor asked. "I don't know it was difficult for me but it might kill Louisa if she can't get her hands out of those cuffs" Criss replied.
When Taylor got there and saw the police had Luke surrounded but every time they tried to get close Luke would start shooting at them with my gun. Inside I was looking around trying to figure out how to get out of these cuffs. The police were losing Luke so he put the car in drive and it went off the bridge. Luke started to laugh as they arrested him. "Get that car out of the water now!!"he yelled. In the car I knew I was in the water as it started to come in. I was starting to panic when the back of the seat came down.
I saw it was Criss with a knife to cut the cuffs. "Come on" he said as we swam out. "Congrates Taylor you may of caught me but my deal with Fred is done Louisa Macey is dead". "I don't think so Blade". He took out his phone and showed Blade a video of Criss and I being picked up by the harbor master. "As they say in the magic world it's misdirection. Take him away" as Taylor shut the door. A few months went by since what happened with Luke Blade and Fred Post. Criss and I had to testify at their trail and both of them were sentence to life at a maximum security asylum in different states. George was sentence to twenty years to life and medical license was permanent revoked. When things finally got back to normal I went back to work in New Hampshire but kept in touch with JD.
At work I was picking a lock for my caption. "I can't believe I locked the keys in the drawer again"he said. I popped the lock. "There you go sir"I said getting up. "Thank you Louisa it's nice to have you back" and I went back to my desk. "Hey Louisa!!"someone called out. "What now Ken?" I asked. "We've got a call of a missing person his family said he went for a walk and might of gotten lost in the woods". "Let me guess never been in the wilderness before"I said grabbing my stuff. "Yea says that he's from New York but reside in Las Vegas" Louis replied. "All right" and left. When I got to the address I saw a woman standing there with a fifteen year old. "Thanks for coming". "It's no problem so tell me what happened?" I asked. "We brought my brother in law up here for some R&R so he and my daughter went walking in the woods". "Than my Uncle Chris and I got separated my girl scout leader said not to go off wondering or you're going to get lost too so I found my way back and called you guys" she remarked. "Well that was smart thinking now I want you-".
"Lynn". "All right Lynn I want you to hold on to this radio it's programed to my radio if your brother in law finds his way back give me a call. Where's the rest of the family?"I inquired. "In the house calming their mother down she got a hysterical Chris was kidnapped a few months ago so she's kind of reliving the pain of what she went through last time" Lynn explained. "All right" and I went in. I saw some foot steps and I followed them than I saw a cross on the ground. When I saw it I couldn't believe who I was looking for. "Christopher Sarantakos"I called out. "Over here"a voice replied. I followed the voice and found Criss sitting on a stump. "This is weird way to meet again Criss"I stated. "Tell me about it Lousie"he replied blushing a little. "Can you walk?". "A little I think I twisted my ankle"he remarked getting up. I grabbed a tree branch than looked at Criss and broke some off. "Here use this to lean on" I stated giving him the branch. "Did you find him?" a voice came over my walkie. "My niece Dimitra thank god she made it back"Criss stated.
"Yes Dimitra I found him tell your grandmother he's all right just a twisted ankle that's it"I replied as we came down. When we got back Dimitra was happy to see me as Criss sat down. "Thanks again Louise" Criss said. "No problem Criss nice to see you guys again"I stated. "This is weird you've saved Criss twice want to go for three?"Costa asked as Criss hit Costa in the shines with the branch. "Louisa do you want to stay for dinner?"Dimitra asked. "Please"Dimi begged. I went over to my jeep. "Ken found the missing person going code seven"I said. "Got it". I went in. "So Louisa has things gotten back to normal considering"Costa asked. "Yea I became a celebrity for a while but I'm still the same old kid from New York" I replied. "Louise I got to ask you did you really pick those locks on me? “Criss inquired. "Yea something I learned from my misspent youth" as JD muffled a laugh. "How about a lock picking contest?" Criss suggested. "Christopher you told me you'd leave your magic side in Vegas" Dimitra said.
"If you want to Criss we can make it interesting". "How?" he asked. "Here we go again"JD remarked. "We do this at my police department we'll be locked in a cell with our arms locked behind us with shackles on our legs. After we get the cuffs off we have to pick the locks of the jail cells,". "If I win what do I get?" I asked as Criss chocked on his meal. "Well since your last trip to Vegas wasn't so great how about Criss pays for I don't know a month at The Luxor, best room in the hotel, tickets to Believe, and a shopping spree"JD suggested. "And what do I get if I win?"Criss inquired. "I'll take you out to dinner, take you to a club all on me"I said. "All right" and we shook on it.
When the day came for the lock picking contest I was nervous and to make me more anxious Criss decided to film it for an episode of Mind freak. At the station I was looking over the cell that Criss and I would be using. "You nervous?"the caption inquired walking over. "I am but he's made it worse by inviting his crew to film this"I replied sitting in the cell. "Louise you can beat Criss everyone has a pool going that you'll bet Criss and if you do the money is going to you for your trip to Vegas"he remarked. "And if Criss win". Saying that gave me a disgusting taste in my mouth like I licked a tire. "It's his to do what he pleases"The caption replied. "How much is in the pool?"I asked picking my interesting. "Almost a thousand dollars so there's your incentive to win". "Hey Louise your opponent just showed up". I got out of the cell as Criss walked in with JD and his crew. "You ready for this Angel?"I asked standing there with my hands crossed. "Bring it on"he said.
"Now Criss we want you to look at the shackles and handcuffs that we're going to use" showing them to him. Criss looked them over even showed them to the camera to prove that weren't fake. "Criss these shackles and handcuffs are from a maximum security prison in Florida. These have held the most violent criminals in the state". Including Luke Blade and Fred Post Criss thought. "So who wants to go first?". "Oldest goes first" I stated as Criss rolled his eyes. "All right just make sure your car is gassed up I can't wait to go dancing"Criss stated. "At what LAX or Body English with me" as everyone laughed. "All right Criss we're going to time both of you and who ever has the shorter time wins a thousands dollars". "Good some money to donate to my charity"Criss stated. "I'll leave the change for you Criss"I replied as Ken gave me high five. The sheriff put the cuffs and shackles on Criss.
"You ready Criss?"The caption asked. Criss sat there for a few minutes than nodded his head. I watched Criss so closely I forgot that this was being taped. Criss threw out the cuffs. "Thirty seconds Criss"the caption called out. Criss had a bit of trouble with the hand shackles but sped through the ankle shackles. "A minute thirty Criss" the caption said. Criss got up and went over to the jail's door and picked it with no trouble. "Time a minute fifty Criss". Criss took a bow as I put up my hair. "let's see if you can beat that" Criss stated. "Louis how long did it take me to get out of this stuff in training?"I inquired. "A minute twenty was your best time"he replied. "Criss you want to sweeten the pot". "How?"he asked. "Well since you like pain I get to taser you and since you're going to be paying for my month long trip to Vegas you have to take me out to dinner". "And if I win?"he inquired.
"I'll let you taser me and I'll take you and your crew out to dinner on me"I replied. JD didn't mind the dinner part but he didn't get the tasering part. "All right" and we shook on it. "I'll get the taser guns ready". To make it fair I let two of Criss's crew shackle and handcuff me. "You ready Louisa?"the caption asked. "Let's go!" I yelled out. I got out of the cuff with no problem. "Wow ten second!" Doug exclaimed. I got the hand shackles off than the feet. "Fifty second come on Louisa!!". I went over to the door and picked it. I opened the door. "What's the time?"I inquired. "A minute Louisa wins!!". Criss went over to me and shook my hand. "Best person won she gave me a run for my money"Criss remarked. "So Criss are you going to back out on our deal?". Criss took a breath. "Is this going to hurt?"he inquired. "What do you think come on. Bring the camera with you"I remarked as I took Criss to the room where we practiced tasering.
That night Criss was laying on his stomach because the tasering hurt like hell. "So how's your back?" Costa asked as he slapped it. Criss slammed his fist on the floor trying not to swear in front of his niece. "It feels like I sun burned it" Criss remarked. "I had a feeling she was going to win"JD said. Then a knock came to the door and Costa got up. At the door was Louisa. "Louise nice to see you again". "I just wanted to see how Criss was?"I asked. "Sore but fine"Criss replied from the floor not wanting to get up. "Believe me Criss the pain will go away"I replied. "Well we're going to be leaving tomorrow so we'll see you at the airport" Costa said. "All right oh Costa before I forget here's that money you won" I stated and left. "What's that from?"Criss inquired getting up slowly. "I kind of bet that you wouldn't take the taser shot" and Costa ran off as JD started to laugh. "He's dead when we get back"Criss remarked.
"Christopher I have to ask you something I noticed you couldn't keep your eyes off of Louisa"JD said. "So what?"Criss replied. "Criss you had that grin on when you start falling for a woman. Oh my god you're falling for Louisa!"JD replied. Criss denied it and went to bed. That night Criss was listening to the radio. On the radio was *Sound Garden I knew I loved you. All of a sudden the door opened and Louisa came in wearing a sexy nightie. Criss sat up as she modeled it than she walked over to the other side of the bed and got in. She snuggled next to Criss as Criss just stared into her eyes. Within a blink of an eye Criss was watching Louisa walk down the aisle in a wedding dress. They both couldn't stop smiling at each other as the preacher said the words than Criss pulled up the veil and kissed her passionately.
All of a sudden Criss was walking down set of stairs as Louisa came out of a room Criss walked over and looked in as a baby boy was laying there in a bassinet sleeping. "HEY CRISS WAKE UP!!" a voice yelled. Criss woke up and put his arms around his knees as he thought of the dream he just had. It felt so real maybe I am falling for Louisa he thought "Come on Christopher"his mother called out. Criss got up as the dream and song still played in his head.