Luck would have it (completed) -
08-11-2012, 02:35 AM
In Texas a woman by the name of Julie was devloping pictures that she had taken for a competition that was going on in her hometown. First prize was twenty thousand dollars and a trip to Las Vegas for the finals. She didn't think she was going to win but her friends think she would considering her nick name was Lucky. Since the day she was born she's been a lucky girl. The night she was born her parents found out that they had caborn monoixode posion they said if her mother didn't go into labor they would of died. A knock came to the door. At the door was her friend Minnie. "What's up Minnie?". "I was wondering if you're ready to to go to Vegas" she remarked. Julie laughed as Minnie came in. "I haven't even won it" as they went into the living room. "Come on Julie your pictures are awesome and I heard a rumor that Criss Angel's brother Costa won in Las Vegas" Minnie said. "That reminds me" she remarked and went to her developing room with Minnie following.
Julie had all her picture catalogued and took out a folder. She opened it and in it were pictures of Criss during his theater days and when he did the water escape in Time Squares. "How in the world did you get these?" Minnie asked a little shocked at the pictures. "Would you believe it was luck that the photographer who was going to do this got stuck in California so they sent me" showing them to her. "Wow these are awesome when you win tonight bring these with you and give them to Angel,"Minnie stated as Julie laughed. "See yea tonight" and Minnie left. In Las Vegas Criss was looking over some pictures when Costa and JD came in. "What's up Criss?". "Nothing much god this photographer Dave got sucks" as he threw them in the trash. JD and Costa looked at them. "This guy doesn't know anything about photography where did Dave find this guy" JD asked. "Nice picture of you picking your nose I'm putting this on your site"Costa remarked showing JD. Criss took the picture and ripped it up. "Well my compentition are coming in so come on" and they all went downstairs.
Last edited by RACHEL02189; 09-18-2012 at 03:05 PM.
Downstairs Julie walked in looking around. After I settle in I'm going to go picture crazy she thought. Julie saw Criss's production office but it was closed. She hoped Criss was there so she could give him those pictures of him from his New York days. Julie got her room number and went to the elevator. As she got in Criss and his brothers got out of the other elevator. In the elevator Julie took out her camera and took some pictures from her point of view. In her room after she put her stuff away Julie took out her computer and plugged in her camera. Even thou she loved developing photos the old fashion way but when she couldn't get to a dark room she brought her digital camera with her.
Julie couldn't believe the views she got from the elevator. Then she noticed something and did a close up of it and saw she got a picture of Criss and his brothers. Holy " and took out her portable printer. After she printed it out her heart almost dropped. She thought of sending it to Minnie but instead she decided to give it to Criss instead. That night Criss was heading out when he saw an envelope attached to the production office. He walked over and took it off. He opened the envelope and saw it was a note with some pictures in it Criss couldn't believe some of the pictures including the one that was taken this morning. He put the envelope under her arm and read the note that just said: I thought you'd like these and hope you enjoy the one I took of you and your brothers too. Just looking at the pictures he knew that was the person he needed to take his photos. In one of the ball rooms Julie was looking at some of the pictures that had won. Some of them were awesome like a picture of an eagle that was gliding through the air.
Then she found the picture that Costa entered. It was a picture of Criss levitating in the Luxor light but it looked like Costa was in one of the helicopters when it was taken. "See anything you like?". Julie turned around and saw Costa. "Oh you spooked me" Julie remarked blushing a little. "I see you found my picture which one is yours?"he asked. "I'll show you" and showed it to Costa. Julie's picture was an old lady sitting on her stoup while she watched two kids playing double dutch. "That's beautiful it looks like something out of time magazine" Costa stated. Julie smiled. "Julie 'Lucky' Sparks nice nick name" Costa said when he saw her camera bag with the name stitched on it. "Everyone says that I was born under a four leaf clover or something. In certain times of my life luck has been good" she replied. "Like this picture"Costa stated pointing to hers.
"You could say that. I wonder how they're going to pick who wins some of these pictures are great!"Julie declared. After the meet and greet the judges gathered around. "Welcome to the finals of this photo competition and I must say we're going to have a hard time finding the winner". As the judge talked Costa couldn't stop looking at Julie. "To find the winner of this competition we're going to send you people out with your camera to get a picture of a word you're going to choose". The hat was passed along and Costa and Julie picked one.
"What does your say?"Julie asked. "Sin City how original,"Costa stated as Julie scratched her head. "What does yours say?". "Love this one is going to be hard" she replied. "You could go down to the chapels and take pictures of people getting married"Costa suggested. "Maybe". "You have to the end of the month to post your pictures with your name and the saying so enjoy and may the best person win". "Well I'm going to go down to the chapels and see what I can get". "See yea"Costa remarked and left. The next day Julie was looking around Las Vegas that caught the word Love but she wasn't having much luck. Her mind told her to go to the chapel to take pictures of people getting married but it seemed too obvious. And I thought this would be easyJulie thought. When she got back to the hotel she saw Criss having his picture taking by a fan. After that Criss gave her a kiss which Julie took a picture of. After that Criss saw her and walked over. "Hi" he said. "Hello Mr Angel" she replied. Julie blushed as Criss snickered. I'm an idiot I just called Criss Angel Mr Angel.
"You look familiar have we met before?"Criss asked. "I don't think so but your brother and I are in the photo competition here at The Luxor"Julie replied. "No I swear I've seen you before this is going to bug me". Criss looked at her camera strap and saw the word 'Lucky' on it. "Do you mind coming with me for a minute?" Criss inquired. "Won't your fans be jealous?" Criss chuckled at the joke. As they walked in everyone looked at them like they were dating. They walked into the production office and Julie sat down as Criss got the folder out of his desk. He put the pictures on the desk. "Now I know why you look fimilar you were at my submerge demostration and took these pictures" he stated. "Yup and I got to say it was a great expierence to watch that. Your mother's face spoke volumes"Julie remarked. Criss smiled. "You've got a great eye with your subject so I was wondering if you could take some photos of me". "Sure Angel you tell me where and when" she replied and got up. When she came out Costa ran into her. "What did my brother want?". "Well he wants me to take some pictures of him. I gotta go" and she left.
That afternoon as Julie went to find a photograph that said Love she couldn't get her mind off of Criss and Costa. It seems Costa has a crush on her but Criss only wanted her for her ability to take pictures. She found Costa nice like a brother but when she was around Criss her heart would race like it was a car in the Daytona 500. After she finished Julie was walking to the entrance as Criss came back on his bike. "Hey Julie what's going on?" Criss asked taking off his helmet. "Hey Angel did you have on your ride". "Yea until I pricked by something" showing her the prick mark that was bleeding a little. "Do you know what it was they are a lot of poisonous plants and cactuses in the desert?" Julie inquired. As Criss got off his bike he started to feel dizzy but Julie caught him. "Come on Criss let's sit down for a second" helping him down to the ground.
"I'm fine just got up too fast Lynn"Criss remarked. The valet came out and asked if Criss was all right. "Can you do me a favor and call an ambulance I think Criss got pricked by something poisonous he's dizzy and confused". Then Criss started to make a sound like he was trying to expel something from his throat. "Find me some oxygen too" and he ran in. In his suite JD was watching a golf tournament as Costa came out of the bathroom. "I can't believe you're watching this it's so boring"Costa replied. "And cars going around in a circle is fun to watch"JD added. Costa looked out the window and saw an ambulance pull up. "An ambulance just pulled up". "Some guy probably faked a heart attack to get out paying his bill"JD replied. Then the phone rang and JD picked it up. "Hello Criss Angel's suite. Hey Felix what's up are you serious yea we'll be right down," and hung up.
"That ambulance is for Criss something's wrong with him" and they went down. When they got there Julie was sitting next to Criss as the paramedics checked his vitals. "His oxygen level is falling we need to get him to the hospital". JD and Costa walked over as they loaded Criss up. "Hey JD and Costey is here" Criss replied as he took the oxygen mask off. "Keep that on Criss" Julie remarked putting it back on. "I'll go with Criss" JD stated. "But he's just drunk". "He isn't Costa I've seen this before in my hometown of Texas the plant is called Placid Cactus it mimics the effects of being dunk but if not treated it can cause kidney and liver failure also death" Julie stated. JD got into the ambulance as they left.
When Criss finally woke up he felt like he had been drinking for two days straight. "Sleeping beauty's up” Criss turned and saw JD. "What happened I feel like I've been drunk for two days straight"Criss replied. "The doctor said you were lucky that you feel like this"JD stated. "What are you talking about?"Criss asked. "When you went out biking you got pricked by a poisonous cactus and if Julie didn't noticed the symptoms you would of ended on the donor list or worse dead," JD remarked. Criss laid back. "I'm going to call Costa to tell him how you are" and he left. Back at The Luxor Costa was having coffee with Julie. "I can't believe how loopy Criss was acting even thou it was serious it was kind of weird"Costa replied. "I know I saw you entered a picture". "Yea but what about you?"he inquired. "I just haven't found that picture that screams Love. I've got some that show love"Julie replied.
"You better hurry a month goes fast,"Costa stated as his phone went off. "Hello". "Costa it's JD I thought you should know that Criss is going to be all right". Costa looked like a ton of weight had fallen off his back. "Thanks" and hung up. "You sound happy"Julie replied. "Criss is going to be all right thank god"Costa stated as he sat back. "That's great Costa" Julie replied. Then Costa gave Julie a kiss which threw her off balance. Julie got up and left. "Julie wait" but Julie ran off. "Dam it". When Criss and JD got back he saw Costa sitting in the production office looking down. "Hey Cost what's up you look down in the dumps"Criss said. "I feel like it"he replied. "Why"JD asked as Criss sat down. "You know Julie well after I talked to you I felt relieved that you were going to be all right so I kissed her". "You kissed on the lips!!"Criss stated in awe.
"Yea and I think I scared her because she ran off. I tried to call her but she won't answer the phone or answer the door" Costa remarked. "Let me see what's going on with her" Criss suggested and left. Upstairs Julie was pacing in her room wondering what the heck was going on. She contributed the kiss to Costa being happy that Criss would be all right but she felt that Costa meant it to be more. Minnie is going to be doing flips when she finds out this she thought. A knock came to her door. "Lucky let me in it's Criss" the voice said. Julie went to the door and opened it. There was Angel looking a little worse for wear considering he came close to ending up on either on a transplant list or buried next to his father.
"Come on in" and he did. "I just wanted to talk to you about what my brother did". Julie sat down as Criss joined her. "It's all right Criss it just caught me off guard that's all" Julie stated. "Costa said you won't answer his calls or let him in. What's the real reason". Julie got up and went over to her computer. "Criss I may be Lucky in some places but love isn't one of them" she remarked wiping a tear away.
"What do you mean?" Criss asked getting up. "I have a hard time showing love considering mom never gave it to me. She blamed me for what happened to my father and sister,". "The night my mom had me our house had a carbon monoxide problem. My mother and I survived but my dad and sister died since they had toxic level of monoxide in their blood. My mom always told me that if she wasn't carrying me she would be with my father instead without him" she replied. "That's not nice to say to a child". "It got worse when I went to elementary school she started to neglect me. I would go to school without anything to eat and one day I collapsed at school. The nurse at the school could feel my rib cage so she called police and my mom was arrested".
Oh my god no wonder she ran off Julie has never seen someone show her love Criss thought. "My mother's rights were taking away so I went into foster care that's where I met Minnie" showing Criss a picture of her sitting at a table. "Reminds me of my niece" giving her the picture. "Her father was a photographer that's what got me interested in photography. He was a great guy but he had a dark side" Julie stated. "How dark?" Criss asked. "Let's just say he's registered and I don't mean to vote". Yikes Criss thought. "When he was arrested Minnie's mom divorced him fast and made sure he didn't do anything to me and Minnie. The good thing that came out of it Minnie's mom didn't want to put me back into foster care again so she adopted me" she stated. "That's good". "When Costa kissed me it just brought back all those feelings about my mom and my past. Criss I've never been kissed by a guy". Criss was a bit thrown back. "You never had a guy kiss you". "No when I was in foster care I told a guy who I thought was my friend what happened to me but instead he told every guy who was in ear shot they use to call me Damaged Julie'". "Kids can be cruel Julie but you shouldn't let the past tic take the present or your future"Criss remarked. "Thanks Criss you made me feel a little better about Costa, but Criss do you mind if we put those pictures you want on hold for a while" she said. "No take your time we'll talk about it later" and Criss left.
A week went by and Julie stayed away from Costa and Criss which Criss understood considering what he found out. In his production office Criss was looking over a few things when JD and Banachek came in. "What's up Angel?". "Nothing much anybody got a piece of gum or a mint". "Why?"Banachek asked. "I got a taste in my mouth I can't get rid of. I almost took all of the taster buds off my tongue brushing it" Criss replied. "Criss you wrote 'finally' wrong" JD pointed out. "WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS" Criss asked pist off. "Criss what's up with you you've been moody for a few days now?"Banachek said. Then Criss got up and JD saw how lose his pants were on him and his legs looked swollen. "Criss are you all right your legs look swollen?"JD asked. "So?". "And I've seen the way you've been eating you haven't been eating much"JD added. Then Criss put his head between his leg. "You all right Criss?"Banachek inquired getting up. "Yea I just felt incredible nauseous and last night I threw up like three times and I've been having pain between my ribs and hips for a while now" Criss replied. "I think you may need to see a doctor Criss. I've seen these symptoms before"Banachek said.
"When?"JD asked. "When my brother went into Renal Failure". "Wait a minute you're saying my kidneys are shutting down!"Criss remarked in a panic. "Calm down Criss!"JD said walking over to him trying to calm him down. "Calm down JD you know I've got a rare blood type if what he's saying is true I might as well put my affairs in order"Criss replied in a panic. "Let's go to the hospital and see if you are in renal failure" as JD grabbed the keys. Outside in the atrium Julie was lining up a picture when she saw Criss and JD as Banachek left. "JD I can't believe I'm going to say this but I'm scared" Criss remarked shaking a little. "It's going to be all right Criss remember you have a donor Dimi" JD reminded him. Criss remembered that during a blood drive at The Luxor he found out that his niece Dimi had his blood type. JD put his hand on Criss's shoulder and she took a picture of it as they left.
Criss sat in the examination room with JD twittling his thumbs. Criss was nervous thinking the worest. The doctor came in and shook Criss's hand. "How you doing?". "Honestly I'm scared"Criss admitted. "So is my brother in kidney failure or does just have an infection of some sort". "Well let me listen to Criss's heart and lungs"the doctor replied. He pulled up Criss's shirt and listen to his heart and his lungs. "Christopher how long have you had a heart murmur". "A MURMUR ARE YOU SERIOUS!!"Criss asked in shock. "I also heard crackles in your lungs I'm going to need a urine sample". Criss looked scared. "Christopher what's up?"JD inquired. "I think Banachek right I haven't peed in three days"Criss replied shaking. "I'm going to see if our MRI machine is up" and the doctor left. Tears started to fall down his face JD came over.
"Now I'm terrified JD"Criss replied looking up at JD. At The Luxor Julie was on the phone. "I can't believe you're staying away from Criss and Costa". "After what happened a week ago I should beside the contest is nearing the end and I haven't found my shot yet" she replied. "Well don't worry we'll talk later" and hung up. Downstairs Julie went to look at some of the photos when she saw Costa looking upset. "Costa"she remarked. Costa looked up and saw Julie. "Hey Julie"he said in a somber tone. "What's wrong Costa you look upset". "I just got a call from JD something's wrong with Criss they wanted me to cancel Believe for tonight" he replied. The Placid Cactus. "Did he say what's wrong?" she asked. "He couldn't get the words out of his mouth. I have a feeling it has to do with that cactus that pricked him"Costa remarked. "Me too don't worry Costa Criss will survive this" she assured him and gave Costa a hug.
Criss's fear came true he was in renal failure so until his niece could be tested Criss was put on Dialysis. "I can't believe I'm on this machine"Criss replied. "You had no choice Criss you were in fluid overload and your potassium was dangerously high don't worry Lynn is getting Dimi tested"JD stated. "Hey guys"a voice stated.
Walking in was Julie. "Julie how did you-". "Find you I bumped into Costa and he told me what happened"she replied. "I guess I wasn't really lucky"Criss remarked looking at the machine. "Don't worry Criss Costa told me that your niece could match you"Julie replied. "I'll be right back" and JD left as Julie sat down. "So have you found a picture yet?"Criss asked. "Some but I need someone's opinion mind giving it" she asked sitting next to Criss. "Sure" and she took out three pictures. "Well here are the three: first one is you giving that fan a kiss". Criss smiled at it. "Second one is two people kissing after winning the four million jackpot at Casear". "That doesn't say love that say Lucky"Criss replied. "And three a father giving his daughter away at a wedding at one of the chapels in Las Vegas". "There good but I just don't see them winning" Criss replied giving them back.
"All right Criss can I do one thing?". "What's that?" he asked. "Take a picture of you with out the machine in the picture you look kind of cute sitting there with a blanket over your legs" she replied smiling. "Sure" and she got up. Outside JD was on the phone with Lynn. "Thanks Lynn" and hung up. He turned and saw Julie taking a picture of Criss and the smile on Criss's face. This is going to kill him and went back in. "Christopher we've got a problem". "What's wrong?" Criss inquired. "Lynn had Dimi tested she's got the blood type right but for some reason her kidney doesn't match you"JD replied. The smile on Criss's face left as he sat there looking like he was about to cry. "I'm so sorry Christopher" Julie stated. "It's all right one of the drawback of having a rare blood type" Criss replied. "What's your blood type?"Julie asked curious. "AB double negative only our father, Criss, and my daughter have it"JD replied. "I should get going I'll see you later Criss".
As she went to the door Julie saw JD assuring Criss but Criss wasn't buying it. Then a nurse walked by. "Excuse me where can I get tested to see if I match someone for a transplant" she asked. "Go down the hall to your left is it one of the patients here". "Third one to the left Christopher Sarantakos AKA Criss Angel I have the same blood type believe or not" and left.