Around three in the morning the blood came for Criss and he was hooked up. At her house Ava was so tired she fell asleep on her couch. When she woke up the next day she saw it was almost noon. Dam I got knocked out she thought and decided to get dressed. After she got washed up and dressed she saw she had a couple of messages so she pressed the play button on her answering machin. Hey Ava it's BJ I just wanted to inform you that what you did for Criss was amazing. Every blood bank from here to New Hampshire had donors at their door this morning. Talk to you later. Ava giggled as she listened to the rest of the messages. Ava it's Janice I wanted to tell you that the blood for Criss came last night and Criss is doing better he’s being discharged later on this afternoon and JD's surgery is probably happening as we speak so talk to you later
"Let's just hope JD pulls through this with flying colors". Ava it's Costa I'm in the waiting room waiting on word of JD so I thought I'd give you a ring to see how you were and wonder if you wanted to go to LAX with me and Criss tonight. Give me a ring. "I don't even remember the last time I had a date" as she smiled and called Costa back. At the hospital Costa was outside. "Hello" he said. "Costa it's Ava I just got your message how's JD". "There's a complication JD had a seizure while he was having surgery". "Is he all right?" she asked a little nervous. "Yea they just think someone might of labeled the blood wrong they're checking it now"he said. "Well if everything goes right I'd love to go out with you and Criss tonight". "S-s-seriously" Costa stuttered. "Yes" as she giggled. "I'll call you later" and hung up.
After talking with Costa Ava Called Janice. "Hey Ava what's up?". "Janice what's going on with the blood bank they mislabeled some blood and gave it to JD. Does someone need a vacation down there"she asked. "No it's seems JD has a genetic trait in his blood that causes the blood to clot in the veins". "Holy carp I'm surprised they didn't find this when they were babies"she said. "Sometimes gentic can change as you get older, so JD will be put on blood thinner for the rest of his life. Ava this is something that is passed down JD's daughter could have it" she remarked.
"Janice JD's daughter donated yesterday if they have a sample of her blood in the clinic tested it before she ends up having open heart surgery like her father"Ave remarked. "All right talk to you later" and Janice hung up. After talking to Janice Ava went down to the hospital to check on Costa and his family. When she got there Costa was outside. "Ava what are you doing here?" he asked. "I came to see you and your family. I heard about JD and the blood disorder". "Well thankfully I don't have it but they're not sure how to test Criss for it since he had a blood transfusion for his anemia". "I guess it came from your father's side of the family" she stated smiling. "I guess so". Then Criss came over and he didn't look happy. "I just talked to the doctor they said there's only one way to check for this disorder in me right now". "And that is how?" Costa asked. "Bone marrow test"Ava guessed. "You've got it"Criss replied. "Ouch"Costa stated. "They can perform the procedure today". "Criss there's something you can do too. They can put your marrow in the bone marrow donor program. You could probably safe someone's live"Ava said. "I'll tell the doctors that thanks Ava"Criss remarked.
"Well it looks like our plan for LAX is off"Costa stated. "No you and Ava can still go"Criss replied. Costa looked at Ava and than Criss. "Criss can I talk to you for a minute" and took Criss aside. "What's wrong I thought you liked Ava"Criss stated. "I do but you know me and women I always say the wrong thing and I end up making an idiot of myself. That's why I wanted you there to help me"Costa replied as Ava was looking at some flowers at the gift shop. "Costa you have to relax that's your problem you get tense around women. Try to relax yourself all right you'll do fine"Criss replied. "All right" and they went back over to Ava. "Well I have to get going it was nice seeing you guys"Ava stated. "I'll tell my mom you stopped by" Costa remarked. "See yea Criss" and she left.
That night Costa was getting ready as Criss was laying in his bed. "What do you think?". "Not bad" as Criss tried to get comfortable. "Criss maybe you should of stayed in the hospital considering they had take it from you hip"Costa replied. "I maybe in a bit of discomforted but I'm fine you just have fun with Ava"Criss replied as he took one of his pain pills. "All right but if you need me just give me a call". "All right now go and tell Ava I said hi" and Costa left. When Costa got there he saw Ava was waiting outside. "Hey Costa I almost thought you weren't going to show up" she replied. "I wouldn't do that to you. Come on let's go in" and they went in. They sat down and ordered some drinks. After talking for a while they started to play SANTANA INTO THE NIGHT. "Come on Costa let's dance" and they went to the dance. As they danced Costa was having fun.
Like a piece to the puzzle that falls into place
You could tell how we felt from the look on our faces
We was spinning in circles with the moon in our eyes
No room left to move in between you and I
We forgot where we were and we lost track of time
And we sang to the wind as we danced through the night
"You're an awesome dancer Ava"Costa remarked. "Well before my accident I was a dancer"she replied as she danced closer to Costa. As Ava stared into Costa's eye he took Ava and kissed her.
Like a gift from the heavens
It was easy to tell
It was love from above that could save me from hell
She had fire in her soul
It was easy to see
How the devil himself could be pulled out of me
There were drums in the air as she started to dance
Every soul in the room keeping time with their hands and we sang
And the voices rang like the angles sang, singing
And we danced on into the night
Before Costa and Ava knew it they were at his apartment taking off their clothes and making out.
When Costa woke up last night he saw Ava was gone. He got up as last night came back to haunt him. Then he saw a note on the table that just said Sorry I had to leave At The Luxor Criss was having a meeting in his room. "So how's the hip Criss?"Banachek asked. "Still sore but I got a call from the doctor I don't have the blood disorder"Criss replied. "Hey where's Costa?"Luke asked sitting down. "Probably having breakfast in bed with another girl" Erich remarked. "Didn't he have a date with that Red Cross volunteer Ava?" Gerard said. "How did you know that?"Criss asked. "I saw them at LAX last night it looked like they were having fun on the dance floor"Gerard remarked winking. "Gerard get your head out of the gutter please"Criss stated. Then Costa came in.
"I see he remembers where he works"Luke said. Costa said nothing as he sat down. As they went through some stuff Criss noticed Costa was chewing his nails. "You know what why don't we end this and pick it up later"Criss suggested. "All right" and everyone started to leave. "Costa come here"Criss said. "What Criss?" in a childish tone. "How did the date go with Ava?"he inquired. "Good we had fun danced the night away, she and I had sex and she left before I woke up". Criss turned his head. "Back up you and Ava had sex last night". "I can't believe it either". "And when you woke up she was gone". "Great I'm a one night stand"Costa replied. "Come on let's go downstairs". Criss grabbed one of his canes and they left. Downstairs Ava was talking to Felix when she saw Costa and Criss coming over. "Thanks Felix I'll call you later" and she went outside. Costa didn't see her but Criss did. "I'll be right back Costa I need to get something out of the Lambo I forgot"Criss remarked and went outside.
Outside Ava was waiting for her car when she felt a hand on her shoulder. She turned around and saw Criss. "Christopher how are you?"she asked. "Good but I'm wondering why all of a sudden you're avoiding Costa for?" he asked.
Ava and Criss sat down. "I feel awful about what happened last night. It just feels like I took advantage of Costa that's why I left before he got up"she replied. "Ava maybe if you talk to Costa about last night". "No way Criss I'm already embarrassed about it and I don't want everyone from here to The Bahamas knowing I slept with Costa. I got to go". She got into her car and left.
When Ava got back she was ready to bang her head against her desk. Her mind told her to talk to Costa but she couldn't force her body to do it. Come on Ava you need to talk to Costa about what happened last night sooner or later she thought. Then her phone rang. "Hello" she remarked. "Ava baby how are you?". "Daddy why are you calling me for?"she asked. "Well a friend of mine wants me to say mass at his church Holy Trinity in North Las Vegas so do you mind if your father bunks with you at your apartment". "No daddy that would be fine" she replied and hung up. The next morning Criss got woken up by a banging at the door. He got up half asleep and answered the door. At the door was Costa. "You overslept again".
"So what it's my day off now why don't you leave me alone I was having a cool dream with six models and the beach with nobody around"Criss remarked ready to shut the door in his brother's face. "Christopher you forgot that you promised mom you would go to church with me and her to thank god for JD coming out of his surgery and finding out about that blood disorder that could of killed him"Costa reminded him. Criss slapped his head. "Give me ten minutes" Criss remarked and went to take a quick shower. "You have five Criss and mom wants you to wear a suit and no rings this time"he called out. Downstairs Dimitra was waiting for them. Christopher probably overslept as usually she thought. Coming out of the elevator was Costa and Criss. "Come on we're going to be late". "Just let me grab something to eat so I can take my medication so I don't get anemic again"Criss replied as he grabbed a muffin and a juice. "Come on Christopher"Dimitra stated.
"Coming mom"he replied as he downed the juice. At the church Ava was sitting front row. "Ava how nice to see you"Father Stefan stated coming over. "Nice to see you too father I hope my dad doesn't get long winded like he always does". "I've told him to keep it short excuse me I see some old friends coming in". Ava went to the ladies' room before church started. Coming in was Costa, Criss, and their mother. "Costa, Christopher, Dimitra how nice to see you"the father said shaking their hands. "It's nice to see you too Father Stefan"Dimitra remarked. As the father talked Criss got the sudden urge to use the bathroom and excused himself. At the bathrooms Ava was finishing up when she heard the door next to her slam shut. Somebody's got to go bad she thought as she washed her hands. As Ava was coming out the door to the other bathroom opened and Criss came out. "Christopher what are you doing here?"she asked surprised.
"I go here with my mom when she's in town. You". "Christopher come on church is starting"Dimitra said. Ava and Criss went to sit down. "Thank you for coming and may I thank my good friend father Samual Borgot for coming down from Black Hill Ohio to say our mass to day". "Did he say Father Borgot?"Costa asked softly. "Isn't that Ava last name?"Criss said. "Both of you quiet"Dimitra stated to Costa and Criss. After church Ava was getting ready to leave when Criss stopped her.
"We have to talk Ava come on" and went back into the church". "About what?"she asked. "That you're a preacher's daughter is this why you freaked out that you slept with Costa"he asked. "Yea my father wanted me to be a virgin on my wedding night. If he found out I lost my virginity and it was Costa he'll freak out". "Your father that stricted about sex before marriage". "You don't want to hear what he thinks of you Criss believe me"Ava replied. "Ava where are you?"her father called out. "Criss you better vamoose before my father sees you"Ava stated. "All right" and Criss left. At The Luxor Criss was thinking when a knock came to the door.
"Come on in"Criss called out and Costa came in. "Hey where did you go after church?". "When I went to the menís room I saw Ava"he remarked. "Let me guess we were right the preacher is Ava's father". "Bingo but I got some news on why Ava freaked out. You were her first and her father frowns on sex before marriage"Criss remarked. Costa sat down. "I never thought Ava was a virgin". Then Criss's phone rang and it was Ava. "Hey Ava yea we'll be right down" and hung up. "Ava's downstairs she wants to talk to you"Criss remarked and they went downstairs. When they came down Ava was there. "Hey Ava"Costa remarked. "Costa I guess Criss told you what I told him". "Yea Ava you don't have to be scared your father won't find out". "I guess being a preacher's daughter makes me nervous sometimes"she replied smiling. Costa walked over to Ava and kissed her. "Ava Alexandra!!!"a voice yelled. She turned around and saw her father.
"Dad what are you doing here?"she asked as Costa walked back. "Your work told me you were here. What are you doing in a casino?"he asked. "Visiting my friends Costa and Christopher"she replied. "Nice to meet you"Criss remarked. "Are you dating this man?"he asked pointing to Costa. "We had a first date a couple of nights ago I never got a chance to kiss Ava good-night" Costa replied. "For a second there I thought you here to see that devil worshiping magicain"he said. Criss kept his temper at bay. "Devil worship that kind of harsh sir"Costa replied. "What he does is against god's will?". "What making people amazed at what he does. The guy has talent"Criss stated. "Please magic is the devil's work and what he does makes pray for his family that he finds god. Come on Ava"he remarked. "I'll be right there dad" Ava said and he went outside. "Christopher I'm so sorry for what my dad said". Criss said nothing and went into the production office. "I'm surprise he didn't lose his temper". Then they heard something thrown at the wall. "I guess he held it in until your father left. I'll see you later Ava" and Costa went into the production office
When Ava got home with her father she wanted to tell her father off but couldn't. "So sweetie tell me how you and that man met?" grabbing a drink. "Well Costa is a volunteer EMT so he does CPR training at the Red Cross center I volunteer at. He even helped me set up the blood drive at the Exculbair"she remarked. "That's nice what about his brother what does he do?". "He works at the Luxor as entertainment nothing sick or X rated"Ava replied trying to be a vague as possible. "Now Father Stefan tells me you also set up an emergency blood drive for Criss why?". "Well Criss was diagnosed as anemic and he needed a blood transfusion but, Criss has a rare blood type AB double negative so with some help from his fan base we found a man in Boston who had the blood type that Criss needed"Ava replied. "I met their mother very nice greek woman she was telling me what a god sent you've been to her and her family". "You taught me that dad" Ava replied as she gave her father a kiss.
"Your mother will be very happy to hear that. I'm going to give her a call right now" and went into her bedroom. At The Luxor Criss was doing some run through but couldn't get what Ava's father said about him out of his head. Devil worshiper my . If he only knew who I really am and how good I am. Drink occasional don't do drugs. I wanted to punch him so bad but I know Mom would giving me the riot acted in Greek and some choice words to boot if I did hit a priest Criss thought After talking with her father Ava went for a walk to clear her mind. Before she knew it Ava had walked to The Luxor. She went in and saw Costa having lunch with his mom. "I got to say mom Ava's father is one of those priest that think that magic is the devil's work. He made me want to hit him"Costa remarked.
"I'm surprised Christopher didn't"Dimitra remarked. "Mom I don't know what do to. I love Ava but it's just her father is the one thing that might not make this relationship work"Costa said. "It's all right Costa you'll figure it out". Ava heard everything as tears fell down her face. She left before Costa saw her but Criss saw her as she left. The next day Ava was working when Criss walked in. "Christopher what are you doing here?" Ava asked surprised. "I thought I could talk to you". "If it is my father I can't change his mind about you"she remarked. "Believe me Ava I can't change people's opinion of me even if I could"he stated sitting next to her. "I know but I just hate it. He was against me moving to Las Vegas thinking I would get corrupted. After what I did with Costa I'm thinking it did"she replied. "Ava consider it a form of adult rebellion towards your father. You've been such a good girl you just let the bad side of you come out" he stated.
"Criss I really like Costa and I know he loves me but we both think that my father may ruin it when he finds out I slept with Costa and you're an illusionist"she remarked. "Ava don't let your father ruin your relationship with my brother"Criss stated. Ava smiled at Criss. "Thanks Criss" and kissed Criss. "AVA BORGOT!!". She turned and saw her father. "Daddy it isn't what you think?". "What that you're messing around with this devil worshiper. I knew your face looked familiar" her father remarked. "Dad Criss isn't a devil worshiper. He's an awesome magician and he's Greek Orthodox" Ava replied. Ava's father smacked her. "You known how I feel about lying Ava. You have corrupted my daughter". "I have done no such thing sir. Your daughter has done nothing wrong. She is telling the truth you even talked to my mother at church"Criss stated. "Ava when I leave tomorrow you're coming too Las Vegas has done what I thought would happen" and her father left. When Ava got home her father was packing.
"Good get to packing Ava"he stated. "No daddy I'm not leaving with you". Her father stood up and looked her straight in the eyes. "No daughter of mine will disobey me. You are leaving Sin City and coming back to Ohio with me"he replied. "No I'm not that little girl daddy I'm old enough to make my own decision I have a life here and I want to make it work with Costa" she replied. At The Luxor Criss was working on some stuff when Costa walked in. "Hey Criss" he said in a somber tone. "What's wrong don't tell me JD dead?"Criss asked. "No thank god he's coming home tomorrow" Costa replied. Criss breathed a sigh of relief. "I just don't think me and Ava are going to work out" he said. "Costa I talked to her today she loves you Costa. You can't let what her father say control your love life with her"Criss remarked. "All right I'm going to see her. Thanks Criss" and he walked off. When he got to the apartment Costa knocked on the door. "Ava open up it's Costa". Ava opened the door and Costa couldn't believe what he saw Ava had been stabbed in the abdomen. She passed out in Costa's arm. Costa put her down on the floor and took off his coat to put pressure on the wound.
Costa grabbed his cell phone and dialed 911. "I need an ambulance I just found my friend stabbed please hurry she's dying!!". At The Luxor Criss was having dinner with his mother when he saw Costa come in with blood on his shirt and coat. Criss ran over. "Costa are you all right?"he asked. "Should I call an ambulance?" Dimitra inquired. Costa sat down. "It's not my blood it's Ava's her father lost it and stabbed her". "Oh my god!!"Dimitra remarked as Criss sat next to her. "What about Ava?". "She's dead"Costa said. Tears started to flow down Dimitra's face and Criss's. "She took her last breath in my arm Criss. I just can't believe her father did that to her"Costa stated with tears falling down his face. Criss gave his brother a hug as Costa started to cry.