That night after everyone went to sleep Criss was restless so he decided to go for a swim in the hotel pool. As Criss swam Brooke walked in and watched him untill Criss saw her. "Enjoying the view?"he asked. Brooke blushed. "I'm sorry,"she replied as Criss got out the pool. "So what brings you to Vermont?". "I'm here to talk to a family"he replied not looking at her. "Why?". "Excuse me I need to go back to my room" and he left. When he got to his room Costa was about to knock on the door. "What do you want Cost?"Criss inquired. "Can I bunk with you JD is snoring to beat the band and I can't sleep with that"he asked. "Come on in" and they went in. "Where did you come from?" Costa asked shutting the door. "Swimming needed to clear my mind"he replied. "I don't think it worked"Costa replied as Criss went to get changed.
"I saw Brooke". "The girl who's father gave your his heart"Costa stated as Criss came out. "Yea and for some reason I couldn't tell her that I'm the person she's looking for"Criss replied. "Why?". "I don't know I've only felt this way once". "What's that?". "Afraid I felt this way when I was waiting for a transplant in the hospital"Criss remarked. "How about tomorrow you go down to that college and talk to Brooke tell her who you are and why you're here"Costa suggersted. "Do you mind coming with me". "No so let's get some sleep" . Criss got into the bed while Costa took the couch. "Night Cost". "Night Criss" and they went to sleep.
That morning Criss was having breakfast when his mother walked over. "Good morning Christopher"she remarked giving him a kiss. "Good morning mom" he replied. "And I thought I was the early bird what are you doing up so early?" she asked. "Couldn't sleep my mind has been bringing me back to the day we found out I needed a new heart"Criss replied. "I've never seen your father so scared. Even thou he died a year after the transplant he never stopped worrying about you" she remarked. "I met Brooke last night and I wanted to tell her that I was the person who got her father's heart but I just couldn't bring myself to do it"he replied. "Criss you were nervous so would I but we didn't travel from Lads Vegas to get maple syrup". Criss chuckled. "Thanks mom I needed that" as he kissed her.
JD and Costa came in and went straight for the coffee with out even a hello to Criss and their mother. "Coffee zombies mom. They're always like this untill they get coffee or caffiene into their systems"Criss stated. "I've never noticed it before". "Not a lot of people do mom I'm so use to it sometimes I don't realize it"Criss remarked. After JD and Costa had a sip of coffee and came out of their coffee zombiness they sat down. "So what are we doing today?". "Well we're going to the college and talk to Brooke"Criss said. "Maybe you can even take some classes while we're there". "Yea money management 101"Costa remarked. "No franchising heck he can teach that" as Criss rolled his eyes.
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At the college her teacher Mrs. Hillman was getting out of the car when another parked right next to her. Criss and Costa got out as they shut their car doors. "Wow this is a cool college maybe Dimi should go here"Costa suggested. "I don't even know if she'd like it here"Criss replied. "Can I help you gentleman". Criss took a piece of paper out his pocket. "Where is building 289 science wing"Criss asked. "I'm heading over there come with me" and they followed her. "May I ask why you gentlemen are here for?". "We're looking for a student here Brooke Kadish"Costa replied. She brought Criss and Costa into a class room and had them sit down.
"Why do you want to talk to her?"she asked. "We know that Ms. Kadish is looking for a person who got her father's heart in a transplant operation"Costa remarked. "And one of you is the person who got it". My brother did"Costa said. "Criss Angel my instinct were right maybe I should go down to Altantic City and play Black jack," as the guys smiled. "You just missed her she's on her way to an art musuem in Rutland". I knew I should of said something to her last night Criss thought. "But her mother should be on campus if you would like to talk to her she's met almost everyone that her husband helped since Brooke started this poject"Mrs. Hillman said. "What does she teach?". "She takes classes on campus why don't you stay here and I'll go get her" and the teacher left.
Criss took off his jacket and got up. "You all right Criss?". "Can you get me some water Cost?"Criss asled. "Sure" and Costa left. Criss was nervous he didn't know what to say tothis lady maybe thank you for choosing to donate your husband's organs or something. As Criss waited he paced untill Costa came in with a bottle of water. "Thanks Costa"Criss said opening the bottle. "No problem" as Criss took a drink. Criss walked over to the teacher's desk and sat on it. "Costa I have no clue what to say to this woman". "I don't know what to tell you mom would probably know"Costa remarked. The door opened and Mrs. Hillman and a lady walked in. "Joanne this is Christopher and I didn't catch your name"she stated embrassed. "Costa"he replied. "Mrs. Hillman tells me that you got my husband's heart". Criss nodded feeling nervous. "Why don't we go outside for a while Costa"Mrs. Hillman suggested. "All right" and they left.
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The two sat down. "So tell me Chris why did you need a heart transplant?". "When I was a child I caught a bad virual infection but what the doctor didn't know at the time that the virus damaged my heart and the damage just got worse over time untill one day I was outside helping my dad and I passed out. When I regain concussioness the doctor had informed all of us that my heart was servely damaged and without a transplant I was going to die. After a few weeks I got worse while I was with my dad alone I went into cardic arrest. I woke up two days later in the cardic ward of the hospital. My mom and dad were there and they told me that my heart was getting weaker and I needed a heart badly or I wasn't going to live to see my thrities" Criss remarked.
"So you got my husband's heart". "Yea"he replied trying not to cry. "So what did you do with your life after the transplant?". "One thing my dad say that I got a second chance at life so I followed my dream and because a magician. I got my own show in Las Vegas called Believe and I'm going to be married soon" Criss stated with a smile on his face. "That's nice Chris you should tell my daughter this when she comes back". "Honestly I've met your daughter she's a nice kid but for some reason I can't tell her who I am or what her father did for me"Criss stated. Joanne cupped Criss's hand. "Just tell her what you just told me. You got a second chance at living Christopher and you didn't take it for granite. You're the last peice of this puzzle that my daughter started so help her finish it"she replied as Criss smiled.
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When Criss finished talking to Joanne he and Costa went to get some lunch. At a diner Criss was playing with his straw in his drink as Costa was ordering some lunch for them. Criss thought back to when he was in the hospital hooked up to a heart montioner and being put on oxgyen. "I'm scared mom I don't want to die"he remembered telling his mother when she came to see him. "Christopher don't worry a heart will come you just have to believe"she replied as a tear fell down his face. "Criss"A voice said bringing him back to reality. "Sorry just thinking" he stated as Costa at down with some sandwiches. "You've been doing that lately spacing out" Costa remarked. "Thinking of the past"Criss stated as he ran his finger against the scar on his chest. "You nervous about how Brooke will actted when you tell her you have her father's heart?". "Yea I guess what happened in the past is bringing back all those feelings I remember feeling when I was waiting for a new heart"Criss replied. "Criss you have to stop thinking of the past and how close you came to dieing. You got a second chance and you're not taking it for granted"Costa said.
"Yea". That afternoon when Brooke came back to the college Mrs. Hillman was waiting. "Mrs. Hillman what are you doing here?"she asked. "A surprise came for you today the man who has your dad's heart came looking for you". "Seriously oh my god did my mom meet him". "And his brother Costa Chris and her talked for a while" she stated. "I have to talk to my mom" and left. At her house Joanne was cleaning when Brooke came in. "Mom Mrs. Hillman told me you meet the man who got dad's heart" she replied. "Yes he's a wonderful man". Brooke got her tape recorder. "I have to document this now mom what did he tell you about why he needed a transplant for?". Her mother turned off the tape recorder. "Honey believe or not you've met this man and his family" she replied. Her eyes nearly popped out of her head when she realized it's the guy she met at the hotel. "I can't believe I didn't put it together when I saw the scar on his chest the night he was swimming at the hotel"she stated "From what Mrs. Hillman found out through his brother his name is Christopher Sarantakos"her mother stated. "Sarantakos why does that last night sound fimilar"she muttered. "I'll give you three clues Angel, Las Vegas and Believe". Brooke couldn't believe it as it hit. "Criss 'Mindfreak' Angel got dad's heart I don't believe it". "Brooke got to the hotel and interview him"her mother suggested. Brooke smiled as she put her recorder in her pocket, grabbed her note book and left.
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At the hotel Criss and his family were getting ready to leave. "This was fun" Costa remarked. "Too bad I didn't get to talk to Brooke"Criss said. "Don't worry her mother will fill her in and I gave Mrs. Hillman my cell phone number just incase"Costa stated. "I just wish I could of told her how much her father's gift impacted my life and that I didn't take my second chance at life for granted"Criss replied as he sighed. A knock came to the door and Costa got it. At the door was JD. "What's up JD?" Costa asked. "Bad news the plane blew an engine we have to wait untill tomorrow to leave"he said. Dad's at it again,Criss thought with a snicker. "Thanks JD" "I'll go tell the people at the desk we need to stay one more night before they give our rooms away" and Costa left.
Criss sat on the bed and turned on the television when a knock came to the door. He got up and opened the door. At the door was Brooke. "Christopher Sarantokas I presume"she said. "Come on in Brooke let's talk" and she walked in. Brooke and Criss sat at a table in the corner of the room and started to talk. They were about done when the door opened and Dimitra, JD, and Costa walked in. "Sorry we were about to go grab some dinner"JD stated. "We're about done you must be Criss's brothers JD and Costa and his mother Dimitra"she said shaking their hand. "I see you finally got to interview the last person for your project" JD stated. "Yea thanks for the information Criss" and she left.