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.
When they got downstairs Dimitra was waiting. When the elevator opened and she saw Criss she smiled. "Is something wrong mom?"Criss asked when he didn't hear his mom. "No I'm just surprised at how you look"she replied. "Well thank JD and nurse Jenny" Criss joked. Jenny whispered something and Criss walked to his mother and gave her a hug as JD and Jenny gave each other a high five. Dimitra took her son's hand and they left. "So what are you going to do now?"JD asked. "I'm going to go to Believe for a minute" and walked off. When she went into The Believe Theater she looked around. She remembered seeing Criss do Believe. The screaming and clapping could still be heard in her mind. Jenny walked down the theater and jumped on the stage. "No wonder Criss sometimes fall asleep here it's so peaceful" Jenny said to herself. Jenny went to her back pocket and took out a handkerchief.
All of sudden she made a dove appear and it flew into the audience. "Criss isn't the only one who knows a few tricks" she said to her self . She took off her coat and put it on the floor than she made it levitate. Then it fell to the ground. Jenny picked up her coat than she went to the back and grabbed a stool. She brought it out and put it next to her. She whistled as the dove came back and landed on the stool. She put her coat on the dove and when she took it off Hammie appeared. Hammie just licked his chops. Jenny laughed as she picked him up. "Come on Hammie I should get you upstairs before JD wonders what you're doing down here" as she picked him up. In the security office one of the personal had seen the show and decided to show JD. In the office JD was about to close up when Derek walked in.
"Hey JD I have to show you something!" he declared putting the DVD in the player. JD sat down as Derek turned it on. JD's jaw drop when he saw it was Jenny. "I thought I was watching your brother until I saw it was Jenny“he replied. Upstairs Jenny was cleaning up the bathroom as she was listening to NICKELBACK IF TODAY WAS YOUR LAST DAY.
If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
After she finished Jenny picked up her coat as Hammie meowed at her. "What Hammie you want out again. Criss would fire me if he knew I did that trick with you" as she rubbed his belly. "Your daddy spoils you doesn't he. Maybe when he gets his sight back I'll give you a bath so you can look good for him". Downstairs Criss and Dimitra came in. "How was lunch?". "Good I feel like I'm about to explode"Criss remarked. "Maybe your body's telling you to get back into the gym"JD said. Dimitra laughed. "Where's my assistant I've got some stuff that has to be done"Criss asked. "Probably trying to get Felix to hire her and throw you out of The Luxor"JD stated. "What do you mean by that?" Dimitra asked. "Yea Jenny's a great assistant". "Well she's also a closet magician too"JD remarked. "I don't understand"Criss asked. "She was doing magic in your theater and Derek thought it was you until he saw it was Jenny. Criss I talked to Doug and it seems that someone sabotaged the pyro".
"Wait just a dam minute JD why would Jenny do that when she's been helping me through this!!" Criss exclaimed. "I don't know guilt maybe"JD stated. "JD you have no proof that she even did this to Christopher" their mother replied. While they talked Jenny was behind the elevators and heard everything. I forgot about those cameras she muttered. "Criss what do you know about Jenny maybe she messed that stunt up to blind you". "JD nobody expect Costa and Doug knew I was working on it. I was going to debut it on a future episode of Mindfreak so let's not start blaming people all right" and Criss walked to the elevator. "Well I'm going to find out more about her before she winds up killing you"JD called out. Criss flipped JD off as the elevator closed. "JD why are you so sure Jenny did this?". "Let me show you the tape,"JD stated and brought his mother inside. When she saw the tape she was amazed it was like watching Criss.
"And I did a background check on her there's no girl in the state anywhere named Jenny Lucis". "What about her mother?". "I don't know her mother's name or the school she's works at. Mom she's hiding something and knowing these tricks is one of them"he remarked. In the atrium Jenny was sitting thinking as tears fell down her face. JD was right about one thing she was hiding something but she didn't tamper with the pyro. She loved Criss and wouldn't hurt him for the world. Helping him was her nature since she went through the same thing with her mom. Jenny's phone went off and saw it was Criss. "Criss how did to dial a phone?". "I asked Costa to put you on speed dial. I need you to answer a question truthfully". "Christopher I know what you're going to ask and I didn't mess with the pyro to blind you or hurt you"she remarked wiping the tears away. "Jenny I know I promised you and your uncle I wouldn't reveal this but I think JD needs to know the truth before he has you arrest"Criss suggested. "All right Criss" she said and hung up. In Criss's suite Criss was waiting for his brother to come up. When JD came up he saw Jenny sitting next to Criss. "What she doing here?"JD asked.
"JD take it down a peg I asked her to come up so we could talk to you before you have her arrested"Criss replied. "All right"JD stated as he sat down. "JD I know you think I did this to Criss but I didn't I was with you that day remember" Jenny remarked. "All right I'll admit to that but what are you hiding that you had to change your name for?"he asked. "JD My name is Jenny I just changed my last name for family reason" she replied. "What do you mean by family reasons?". "It's who her uncle is. She didn't want people to hire her just because of her last name. It's also the reason she knows so much about magic and those tricks she did in Believe today" Criss stated. "So who's her uncle The amazing Jonathon?". "Penn Jillette is my uncle"Jenny replied.
"You mean Penn from Penn and Tellar"JD remarked amazed. "You got it her mother is Penn's sister. He moved them to Las Vegas when Jenny was two. He's been showing Jen magic tricks since she was around the same age I was when I discovered magic" Criss stated. "Criss you're talking to the wall again" Jenny said. "I got to stop doing that"Criss remarked as he found a chair to sit in. "Criss how did you find out about this?" JD asked. "A few weeks after I hired her I ran into Penn and he asked how his niece was doing working for me. I was kind of shocked by it and when I asked Jenny about it she explained everything and made me promise not to tell the crew about it so they wouldn't jump to the conclusion-". "That you hired her because Penn asked you too I get it now. Jenny I don't do this much but I'm sorry I accused you of hurting Criss"JD stated. "Apology accepted" as she smile.
After that mess was solved JD left leaving Criss and Jenny alone. "So what do you want to do Criss?" she asked. "Do you mind taking a picture of mine when I finally get my sight back I want to see what I looked like with this on me"he asked. "Sure" as she picked up his phone to take a picture. After she took the picture her phone beeped. "Someone texting me?"Criss asked. "No it's my phone Criss"she replied. When Jenny saw what it was all the color in her face left and she started to feel sick to her stomach. "Something wrong Jenny?"Criss asked. "All of a sudden I'm not feeling good I'm going to get your mom or one of your brother to come up and stay with you"she replied and left the penthouse. When Jenny got outside she looked at what was sent to her. A picture of her pain in the boyfriend messing around with the pyro that caused Criss's lose of sight.
Jenny went downstairs and saw Costa talking Kayala. "Costa can you go upstairs and be with Criss I'm not feeling so hot". "Sure hope you feel better" and she left. When Jenny got to her apartment her ex was there. "So what did you think of the picture I sent you?"he asked. With our warning she slugged him knocking him to the ground and knocking out a few teeth to boot. "You selfish son of a why in god's holy universe did you do that to my boss?"Jenny asked angry as hell. "I did for you now with out him standing in your way you can be the magician you always wanted to be"he replied getting up. "I told you Peter I didn't want to do it that way. I was going to ask Criss to help me put together a small show at The Magic Castle untill you messed with his pyro. You could of killed him"Jenny replied ready to hit him again.
"So I took his sight think of it as payback you know he wouldn't of helped you he's too busy with his shows to help a nobody like you"Peter stated. "I should turn your into the police for nearly killing Criss!!"Jenny replied. "You do that I'll tell the cops you asked me to mess with his pyro". "You wouldn't dare?". "Try me Jenny poo now excuse me I need to find a dentist" and he left. Jenny got so furious she threw a flower pot at the door. ""Jenny yelled at the top of her lungs.
Jenny was confused she didn't know what to do so she decided to go see her uncle for advice. When she arrived at the show her uncle was signing some autographs. "I hope you're not using disappearing ink". He turned around as Jenny walked down. "My favorite niece how's working with Angel going I heard about his accident from Carrot Top"he replied as Jenny sat on the stage. "I need your advice unc I know who messed with Criss's pyro to blind him". "This doesn't take a mentalist to tell me that it was your pain in the ex Peter" he replied. "Give the man a teddy bear. He sent me this" and showed him the picture. "That rat why don't you show this to the police have him arrested for what he did to Criss".
"That's the problem uncle he says if I do he'll tell the police I asked him to do it which I didn't. I don't want to lose my job with Criss but I don't want to go to jail for something I didn't do"she replied wiping tears from her face. Penn gave his niece a hug. "It's all right Jen". At The Luxor Costa was playing cards with Criss. "These are so weird Criss they don't show what the cards are just bumps". "That's because they're made for the blind Costa"he replied. Then Hammie jumped on the table knocking the cards to the floor. "Hammie bad cat get down"Criss stated and he did. "How did you do that?". Criss just smiled as Costa picked up the cards. "You know what I'm bored let's go somewhere"Criss stated. "Well going to the club is out of the question you'd get lost in LAX"Costa remarked.
"This is the one thing I hate about being this way"Criss said. A knock came to the door so Costa got up and at the door was JD. "What's up JD?"Criss asked. "Will you cut that out Christopher I just got a call from the police they arrested the guy who messed with your pyro a Peter Seuss". "Do I know him?" Criss asked. "Never heard of him"Costa replied. "Well I thought you should know and Penn's downstairs he said he wanted to talk to you about Jenny". Criss got up and walked over than he stopped. "Either I need to clean out my refrigerator or Costa has his shoes off"Criss inquired. JD took a whiff and pinched his nose. "Oh my god Costa get some order eater or new shoes before the wall paper peels off or Felix comes up here wondering if we're hiding a dead body up here" as he and Criss left.
As they waited for Criss Jenny was biting her nails. "Jenny relax everything will be fine"he said. "I know but I'm nervous that when Criss hears who Peter is to me he may fire me and I don't want that"she replied. "I don't think Criss would do that to you after what you've done to help him"Pen assured his niece. The production door opened and Criss and JD came in. "Hey Blindfreak". "I knew sooner or later someone was going to say that"Criss said with laughter in his voice. "So what's going on why the visit Penn?"JD asked as Criss leaned against a desk. "It's about this Peter guy my niece knows him". "He's my pain in the ex boyfriend. He knows that I have a talent for magic like Criss has for scaring the wits out of people sometimes," Jenny replied. "So to get me more exposure he screwed with the pyro".
"I knew you planned this Jenny!!!"JD replied furious. "But I didn't do this Criss you have to believe me I didn't ask Peter to screw with your pyro". "I knew it when I saw you doing that magic in Believe. You know what Jenny you should leave right now before I have you arrested for conspiracy to commit assault". "JD she's telling the truth. She wouldn't do anything to harm Criss"Penn stated. "Bull Penn how do I know you're not covering for her"JD replied. Jenny looked at Criss as he just stood there with head hung low holding his cane. "I'll leave I hope your sight come back Criss". Jenny started to leave untill Criss put his cane up. "Christopher what are you doing?"JD asked confused. "She's not going anywhere I believe her she's not involved in this" Criss replied.
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"Criss did that explosion take away your reasoning with your sight?"JD inquired. Criss put down his cane and got up. "It's her voice the pitches when she talked about Peter. It's like listening to you when I explained White Death your voice would crack like hers did. Also why would Penn come. JD why don't you take the knot out of your shorts and call off the dogs"Criss remarked. "So you believe that I didn't plan this at all"Jenny stated. Criss nodded with a smile to his face. Jenny walked over to Criss and gave him a hug. "Well I'm glad that's settled"Penn stated. "Hey Penn you want to join us for dinner?" Criss offered. "No I got to get back I'll see you later baby" Penn said giving Jenny a kiss and left. "Well how about I call mom and Costa and see if they want to join us"JD suggested. "Only if Jenny can join us"Criss remarked. "I would love to" she replied. As we started to leave Criss tripped over something hitting the floor.
"DAM IT!!"he yelled. "Let me help you bro?"JD said but Criss pushed him away. "Leave me alone I'm not disabled JD!!" getting up. "I didn't say you were Criss"JD remarked. "Criss what's wrong?"Jenny asked. "It's this," pointing to his bandaged eyes. "I hate this being in the dark I want to see what I'm doing instead of being in this dark cell". "Christopher it's temporary"Jenny replied. "What if it isn't I'll be stuck in this dark prison for the rest of my life"Criss said. "Criss don't say that you will see again"JD assured him. "JD you don't know what it feels like. I spent an hour by myself and it felt like I was solitary confident with no light. I was ready to lose my mind"Criss stated. "Criss you can't pity yourself I know in my heart you will get your sight back" Jenny replied putting her hand on Criss's chest. "Criss you have to have faith that this is temporary you can't let the what ifs crawl up into your mind you have to push them out"JD stated putting his hand on Criss's shoulder. "All right"he remarked.
"Now let's go get something to eat I hear Criss's stomach growling" as Criss smiled. At the restaurant Dimitra met us but Costa had a date. As Jenny read some of the menu to Criss Jim Callahan walked in. "I think the prime rib with mushrooms sound good"Criss said "I thought mushrooms gave you gas Christopher" Dimitra replied. "Thanks for reminding me I don't want to kill Hammie” Criss joked. "What about Cajun Chicken and Pasta"Jenny suggested. "Tried that and ended up with five alarm heart burn" Criss replied as Callahan walked over. "I guess the rumors are true Criss Angel has lost his sight". "Callahan why don't you make yourself disappear?"JD inquired. "I have prediction for you Christopher you're going to be in the dark for the rest of your life" he stated and left laughing. "What a jerk"Dimitra replied. "Excuse me I've suddenly lost my appetite" and Criss left. Jenny turned as she looked at Callahan having a drink. "What I wouldn't give to punch that guy in the mouth" JD said.
"Who would JD"Dimitra added. Jenny got up and went into the bar. As Callahan talked Jenny snuck over and put something in his drink than left. Upstairs Criss was sitting there just patting Hammie. "Criss" a voice said coming in. "Jenny I thought you'd be having dinner with my mom and JD?". "Yea but it wasn't the same with out you Criss so we left not before Callahan ran out of the restaurant with a brown stain on his pants" laughing. Criss laughed. "He his drawers how did he do that?"Criss asked. "I kind of slipped him a stool softener or three in his drink"she remarked. Criss was laughing so hard his chest was killing him. "I hope someone puts that on You Tube for me to see",Criss replied catching his breath. Then Criss smelled something. "I smell low mien chicken if I'm right".
"Who wants Chinese" JD called out coming in. "I have chow mien, peking raviolis, and crab rangoons for Christopher"Dimitra said. "I'll go grab some plates" Jenny said. "I have some ice tea in the frig"Criss called out as Jenny brought over the plates. Criss started to feel better as he heard everyone talking and laughing. "Here Criss"JD stated handing him a plate. "Just put it on the coffee table" as he slid down on the floor. Jenny and Dimitra just started laughing as JD pour the tea.