A couple of months went by and Criss was working when a knock came to the door. "Come in" and Sandra came in. "Hey baby what are you doing here?" he asked giving her a kiss. "I thought we could have lunch together" Sandra remarked. "Sure let me just finish this last sentence" Criss stated as Sandra looked at what he was doing. "Updating your will why?". "I just wanted to put something in my will just incase something happens to me" Criss replied. "If I should die I would like my organs to be donated and my brain to science wow" Sandra remarked. "Come on let's go to lunch" and they left. As they came out Dave walked over. "Christopher can I talk to you for a minute?" Dave inquired. "Sure I'll meet you at the resteraunt" and Sandra walked off. "Why didn't you tell me this".
"About what?"Criss asked. "That you had a heart transplant". "So what my crew never knew about untill a few months ago. It's something I hate thinking how close I came to dieing and how did you find out"Criss said. "An article by a Brooke Kadish she wrote about her father's organ donation and the people who got her father's organ. She wrote about how you got her father's heart"Dave replied. Criss's watch started to beep. "I have to go Dave we'll talk later" and Criss went to restraunt to meet Sandra. After he took his medication and had lunch with Sandra he went back to work.
The next day at work Criss was working on some stuff with Luke when Erich brought in some flowers. "Who sent you flowers Criss?".Luke asked. Criss looked at the card. "It's my Aunt Popi in Florida wishing me a wonderful Αναγέννηση "Criss remarked. "What does Αναγέννηση mean?". "It means rebirth. My father called the day that I got my transplant rebirth. To him after coming so close to death I was reborn again in his eyes so in my family the day of my transplant is called Rebirth". "When is it?". "Tomorrow"Criss stated. "We should throw a huge party Criss this is something that should be celebrated" Erich stated. "Guys it's no big deal beside when this day comes around I just have a family dinner that's it so let's get back to this".
While Criss had gone off to do some shotting Erich and Luke talked to Costa and JD about throwing a rebirth party. "It is a celebration why not". "We can have at Serenity and invite your mom down, few friends, the crew". "Why not Brooke and her mother. They're half the reason Criss is alive" Costa suggested. "That's a good idea Costa do you still have Mrs. Hillman's number maybe she can pass it on to Brooke and her mother"JD said. "I'll give her a call" and Costa left.
The next morning Criss got woken up by Hammie's tongue and tuna breath. "Hey buddy" he said giving him a pat on the head. Why do I need an alarm clock when I have you. After Hammie left Criss went to his blacony and saw what a picture perfect day it was. The sun was shining bright, not a cloud to be seen. It felt like this day was planned just for Criss. Criss came down and saw Sandra making breakfast for them. "Where's Ed?"he asked as he sat down. "I give him the day off I wanted to cook for you and happy rebirth Christopher"she remarked. She walked over and gave him a cup of coffee and a kiss. "How did you find out about today?"he inquired. "I was talking to JD last night while you were doing Believe and he told me about how today was the day you got your heart. How your father called the day your rebirth I almost started to cry" she replied. She came over with scrambled eggs, with toast and some fresh fruit.
"I don't understand why they're making a big deal about it"Criss stated as he took a bite of toast. "You have to see from them. If this day didn't come you'd be dead Christopher". "I guess so so what would you like to do today?". "You forgot Criss I asked you if I could have my friend's baby shower here and you said it was all right" she remarked. "Oh yea what time is it?". "Two but it will be over around six so you and I will have dinner together". "All right I think I'll go for a bike ride haven't done that in a while" he stated. After Criss finished breakfast he was getting dressed when he heard the door bell rang. "I got it"Sandra called out. Criss started down the stairs to a susrpise his mother. "mom what are you doing here"Criss said surprise to see her.
"A water mane broke on the street flooding the basement. The town informed me that they'll pump out the water and pay for any damages so untill they do that I couldn't stay at the house so why not surprise you and your brothers" Dimitra replied. "The guys are going to be surprise. I have to get somethng so after I run my errand why don't we spend the day together"Criss suggested. "All right". Criss gave his ladies a kiss and left. "Dimitra you are amazing sometime"Sandra remarked smiling. "Now you know where Christopher got it"she replied.
As Criss and his mom spent the day together Sandra set up the party for Criss. "Criss is going to be thrilled about this party Sandra"Costa stated. "I hope so did you get in touch with Brooke and her mother yet"she asked. "I left a message for them but I haven't heard back"Costa replied. "Why don't you give them a call and see if they're coming". Costa was about to call when his phone rang. He picked up and it was Mrs. Hillman. "Mrs Hillman how nice to hear from you. Serious what happened all right" and hung up. "What's wrong Costa?". "It's Brooke she's in the hsopital suffering from liver failure" Costa stated. "Oh my god that's horrible"JD remarked.
"It gets worse they don't think they can find a match in time she may die" Costa added. "What about her mother?". "I don't know let me give Mrs Hillman another call" and hung up. At the hotel Criss and Dimitra were having lunch. "Thanks for treating me to lunch Christopher"she remarked. "My pleasure" giving her a kiss. "Christopher" a voice called out. Criss turned and saw Joanne, Brooke's mom standing there. "Joanne what are you doing here?"Criss asked. "I'm sorry to interrupt". "No mom this is Joanne her daughter wrote that article"Criss said as they shook hands. "I need to talk to you about Brooke she's dieing".
Criss had Joanne sit down. "Why is Brooke dieing?"Dimitra inquired. "Brooke has an autoimmune disease that she's had since she was a toddler and now the disease has damaged her liver that it's failing. She needs a transplant or she's going to die"she replied trying not to cry. "I'm so sorry Joanne"Criss remarked. "One of the reasons I came here is to ask you to get yourself tested you maybe the only person who can match my daughter". "Why do you think that?"Dimitra asked. "Because Brooke has her father's blood type and I've asked the people who got my husband's organ if they'd get tested and so far nobody matches her so Criss you're my only hope to maybe saving my daughter" she replied. "Excuse me for a minute"Criss remarked and went to the bathroom.
Criss went in and splash some water on his face. After he dried his face he got a glimpse of his scar and starred at it. Memories of what his parents went through with him he was seeing in Joanne. When Criss came back he saw his mother talking to Joanne. Criss couldn't hear the conversation but Criss could tell she was trying to comfort her. Criss felt a bing of pain in his heart as he walked back. "So will you get checked to see if you match my daughter?"Joanne asked. Criss looked at his mother and she could see Criss was being hesitant. "Joanne why don't you go clean up you're starting to like a racoon"Dimitra suggested. "All right" and Joanne went to the ladies' room. "Now what's wrong Christopher?"Dimitra asked. "I just don't want to get her hopes up what if I don't match her daughter"Criss said.
"And what if you do Christopher. When you were put on the transplant list the doctor weren't even sure you would get a heart considering your blood type, but thankfully you did just get tested for now". "All right mom" and gave her a hug. That night after Criss got tested he went home with his mom. "Now you don't mind that me and Sandra go out to dinner tonight". "No Christopher I talked to JD and I'm having dinner with him tonight" she said with a smile. "I just hope I get a phone call from that doctor saying I match Brooke" looking at his band-aid that they took blood from. "Me too Christopher". Criss opened the door and went into the living room and to his surprise everyone from his crew to his family was there. "HAPPY REBIRTH!!"they called out. Criss couldn't believe it as everyone gave him hugs and kisses.. The night went on great it was a wondeful surprise for Criss but in the back of his mind he couldn't stop thinking of Brooke and if he was going to match her.
"You allright Criss". He turned around and saw JD. "Just thinking"he said as they sat down. "About if you're going to match Brooke"JD stated. Criss looked at him like he was reading minds. "Mom told me Criss don't worry everything will be all right". "I know but what if I don't match her than I'll be letting down her mother"Criss remarked. JD noticed Criss was breathing heavily and he started to sweat a little. "Criss calm down you're on the verge of a panic attack"JD stated. "I-I can't help thinking the worest. God I feel like there's an elephant on my chest"Criss said. "Sandra!!"JD called out. She came running out. "When she saw Criss she kneeled infront of him. "Criss relax look at me" she remarked trying to calm him. Can't-Can't breath"Criss said wheezing. "Go get a paper bag". Sandra came running in which Dimitra saw. "Sandra what's going on with Christopher" she asked. "He's having a panic attack" she replied running outside with the bag.
When she came out Criss was unconscious. "Should we call an amblunce" she asked. Criss opened his eyes and he was back in the white room again. "What the-". "Hello again Christopher". Criss turned around and saw Philip. "What's going on?'". "You passed out while having a panic attack. Criss don't worry about Brooke"he stated. "I can't help it since she did that article on ythe people who got your organs we've become good friends" Criss replied. "Criss even if you don't match my daughter what you went through has made someone else want to donate their organs," he said. Criss felt better as he took a breath. "Now I want you to enjoy life and don't worry about the future". Criss clowsed his eyes and when he oepened them he was in the ER. Criss looked around and saw he was on a heart montioner and his mom was outside in the hall talking to a nurse or a doctor he couldn't tell. Dimitra turned and saw Criss was awake.
"Christopher thank the lord you're all right"she remarked giving him a hug. "You gave your family quite a scare Mr. Sarantokas". "I've been doing that for years doc"Criss joked. "At least he still has his sense of humor". "When can I go home?"Criss said. "We're just waiting on a few blood test and if they come back normal than you can go home" and the lady left. "I thought I was going to lose you Christopher". "Don't worry mom I guess I got worried about Brooke so bad that I started to panic". "Oh Christopher I guess her mother put some heavy pressure on you". "Yea but i shouldn't of let it hit me that hard. I know that I may match her or I may not but I know that if I don't there's got to be someone to match her"Criss replied.
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