Well it finally happened I hit a wall so I thought bring over one of my old stories untill inspiration strucks me
At a blood drive center in West Las Vegas Ava was getting some blood drive sign to put up at some of the hotels on the strip. Ava started this job two years ago after a drunk driver hit her she was told if she hadn't had blood transfusions she would of died so she donates her time to the Las Vegas chapter of The American Red Cross to get the word out on blood drives. "Hey Ava so which casinos are you going to this time?". "The Mirage, MGM, Treasure Island, and Planet Hollywood"she replied. "Don't forget The Luxor Felix Rappaport always comes to help out or donate so go there" as she left. At The Luxor Criss was filming an episode as Felix watched from a far. Felix turned his head and saw Ava walk in. "Ava how are you?" giving her a hug. "I'm good Mr. Rappaport do you mind if I hang some of these around the casino" giving him one. "Sure and I know three places you can hang them. JD come here"Felix called out.
JD, Criss's older and wiser brother walked over. "Yea Felix what's up?". "I'd like you to meet Ava Borgot she volunteers at the Las Vegas chapter of the Red Cross". "Nice to meet you" as they shook hands. "I was wondering if I could hang one of these up in the production office, The Mindfreak Store, and the Believe Store" she asked. "Sure come with me"JD replied. JD brought Ava in and she put one in the front of the production office window. "Thanks I hope some of Criss's fans show up"she said. "Well I'll get some of the crew and maybe Criss to donate". "That would be cool JD thanks again"Ava replied and left.
"Hmmm blood drive July 17th at the Excalibur ball room B" Criss read. "Thinking of donating Criss?"JD inquired when he saw his brother reading the sign. "You know me and needles I still hate them"Criss replied as he hid a yawn. "Been partying late again" when he saw Criss yawn. "Very funny JD and where's Costa I haven't seen him all day". "Didn't you hear he's teaching a CPR course at the Red Cross building" JD replied. "I wonder if a lot of fans would show up if I was the dummy"Criss inquired. "Come on Mr. Comedian" as they went inside. When Ava got back Costa was finishing up the class. "So I'll see you all next week and unfortunely my brother will not be the victim will work on" as they left. "Cute joke Costa"Ava stated walking over. "So did you go to The Luxor with the flyers"he inquired. "Yea I put one in The Mindfreak store, Believe, and the production office. Your brother JD said that he may talk some of the crew into donating"Ava replied. "Or some of them will come just for the juice and cookies" Costa joked as he put away the dummy.
Ava laughed as she took off her coat. When Costa turned he saw the scars on Ava's back and arms. "Holy crap Ava what happened?"he asked. "Oh these they're surgery scars a drunk driver hit him full on and he broke a couple of vertebras in my back, broke my collar bone in three places, shattered both my elbows. I'm walking junk yard. Some people are surprise I don't set off the metal deters at the airport". "How many surgeries did you go through?"Costa asked. "Five just so I could walk again. My mom told me because of a drive that was going on at the hospital they found donors to save my life so I could live. That's why I donate and volunteer"she replied. "You know what sign me up for a donation too"Costa remarked. Ava smiled. "Thanks Costa now try to get the Mindfreak down and maybe some of fans will follow"Ava said. When Costa got back Criss was on the couch in the production office with his hat over his face.
"What's up with Criss I've never seen him take a nap unless he's sick" Costa said to JD. "It's nothing he probably stayed out too late so how was the CPR class"he asked. "Not bad a lot of the girls would like to practice on Criss if catch my drift" Costa stated as JD tried not to laugh.
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So are you going to donate some blood at the drive?". "Yea Banachek, Doug, Erich, and Gerard are going to donate too"JD replied. "What about sleeping beauty?"Costa inquired. "No dice". "Well maybe someday we'll get him donate since he's done it by either his foot or his hand"Costa said. "Let's not go there I'm just starting to forget that nail through the hand thing. I warned Criss if he does that again I'm quitting" JD remarked as they went to get a drink. When the day of the drive came up Ava went to the Excalibur to set up. When she got there Costa and JD were all ready there setting up tables and chairs. "This is surprise" as she put down a case of water. "I decided to bring JD along to help set up"Costa stated. "Well thanks guys I just finishing talking to Felix a few minutes ago and he said that at the next blood drive he's going to have at The Luxor and he'll have a drawing for two tickets for BELIEVE"Ava stated.
"Well that's great Ava I wonder what Felix had to do to get Criss to do that"JD joked as Ava and Costa giggled. "JD can you help me bring in some more stuff from my car?". "Sure" and they went to the car. When they got there JD heard meowing. "What JD?". "I hear a cat"he said. "Oh that's Angel he's sort of the mascot of the Las Vegas Red Cross. He entertains the little kids while their parents donate I just have to keep him away from where they donate". She went into her car and took out the cat carrier. JD looked inside than started to giggle. "What's so funny?". "Your cat looks like Hammie, it's like looking at his twin" JD remarked. "Come on" and they went in. At The Luxor the guys were having some lunch when Criss came in. "Hey Criss you going to donate some blood at the Excalibur today"Erich inquired. "I may drop down to take a look where's JD and Costa?". "They went to help Ava set up"Doug replied. Criss went over to the coffee pot and saw it wasn't even set up. "Nobody had coffee today?". "No I heard caffeine isn't good when you donate blood" Gerard replied.
"And Banacheck's eating a spinach salad and drinking water"Criss said. "I got to have a good iron level to donate Criss"he stated. A knock on the window came and it was Felix. "You guys ready I'm walking down". "Sure Felix see yea later Criss"Erich remarked. They all said good bye to Criss and left. In the ball room JD was working the canteen while Costa was helping outside. "All right just read this and fill this out" and gave some literacy to read. Ava came out to see how it was going. "Wow this is good turn out". "Well I heard from one of pit bosses the Excalibur is giving anyone that works here that donate a paid day off". "That's one way ofgetting a paid day off"she remarked. "Here you go Costa" giving him the form back. "Can't donate Isabella?".
"No just had a tattoo put on a couple of days ago" showing the angel wings on her ankle. "Maybe next time Isabella"Costa remarked as she left. Then Gerard, Banachek, Erich, Felix, and Doug came around the corner. "I see you all came where's Christopher?"Costa inquired. "He said he's be by later"Doug remarked. "Well just fill out the form and read this"Costa replied giving them the forms and the stuff to read. "See you later" as Ava went in.
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"All right we got Cranberry, Orange Mango, Fruit Punch, and Water". "I'll take a Cranberry"a girl replied. "Water please". "Here we go ladies" he stated. How is everything here?"Ava askedcoming over. "Going good Planet Hollywood sent over a guitar shape fruit salad which everyone is loving"JD replied. "Pass me over a Mango G string". "I'll have a piece of the pineapple pick". Ava giggled and went over to the little kids as they patted and played with Angel. "Now be nice to her all right?". "Hammie" a little girl stated. "I see we have a Criss Angel fan in our mist"one of the nurses said. "I never knew Angel looked like Hammie untill now"Ava remarked. "Ava I forgot to ask where did you get Angel?" JD asked.
"A shelter in New York Purrs and Barks I think it was called"she replied. "Ava that's where Criss got Hammie for all we known that's probably Hammie sibiling" JD stated. "That would be funny". "All right number 23 white 23 white". The door opened and Erich came in. One by one the guys came in. Doug even hit on the tech that was doing his work up. "JD why don't you go sign up and I'll mind the canteen for you"Ava suggested. "All right" and went to get a form. Outside JD was reading it when Criss turned a corner. "Christopher decided to donate some blood?"JD asked. "No I thought I'd come and see what was going on". "Well come on" and they went in. When the crowd saw Criss walked in their jaws dropped. "So Criss you want to donate a pint JD tells me you have a rare blood type AB double negative". Criss felt put on the spot. "Sure why not" he said. "Over here Christopher"one of the nurses stated. Then the president of The Excalibur came in with the press.
"Ava how's the drive going?"she asked. "Very well we even have The Luxor's own Criss Angel and the president of The Luxor Felix Rappaport donating. Also some of Criss crew and his brothers have either donated or will"Ava replied. "Maybe you should hire Ava as your PR assistant"JD remarked as he sat with Criss. "Ouch"Criss stated as the woman stuck his finger. "Don't be such a baby Criss it's just prick"JD said. "Let's see well Criss it looks like your iron's low so you can't donate today maybe next time". Criss was happy about that. "Your turn bro"Criss replied as he got up. "Christopher how are you?"Ava inquired. "Well my iron's low so I can't donate"Criss replied. "Too bad Criss Ava has told me you have a rare blood type AB double negative". "Yea only my father and me have that blood type so I have to be careful because of it"Criss remarked. "Well I will see you later " and he left.
Then Criss felt something against his leg. He looked down and saw Angel. "How did my cat get here?"Criss asked confused. Ava giggled. "Criss this is my cat Angel" as she picked him up. "Wow he looks like Hammie". "She Criss; Angel keeps the little kids occupied while their parents or sister or brothers donate". Criss saw JD get up and left. "Janice what's wrong with JD?"Ava asked the tech. "When I took his blood pressure it was high so I got another cuff and it was still the same". "My brother has high blood pressure"Criss replied. "It was a good thing he came here today to donate having that high a blood pressure would of killed him or given him heart problems. I sent him to see a specialist at the hospital I work at right away so they can get it under control"she replied. "I knew I stressed out my brothers but given him high blood pressure"Criss stated sitting down.
"Criss don't think that high blood pressure is something that in your genes like diabetes or sickle cell finding it out now is a good thing because your brother would of been on the road to having the same problem your mom had or worse having a fatal MI"Ava assured Criss. "All right since I can't donate how about I entertain the kids for a while"Criss stated. "Thanks Criss" and gave him a kiss.
After the drive Criss and Costa stayed behind to help clean up. "Thanks for the help guys"Ava stated. "It's no problem I had fun playing with those kids"Criss replied. "Those kids were amazed with some of tricks you did with them". "I did enjoy how you turned the red ribbon white in that girl's hair"Ava said. "Where's Angel?"Costa inquired looking around. "She always does this she loves to hide so she's doesn't have to go into the box". Costa muffled a laugh. "Sounds like Hammie when you have to take him to the vet Criss"Costa stated stacking the chairs. Criss turned his head and saw a tail waving under a table. "Over in the corner Ava I see a tail"Criss remarked.
She went over and grabbed her before she ran off. "Thanks Criss I'm going to put her in her cage before she disappears"Ava said and left. Then Costa's and Criss's phone went off. They looked at the number and it was JD. "JD how are you we heard what happened"Costa remarked. "There's more to it they found a blockage I have to have open heart surgery". "By pass surgery oh my god" Criss stated as memories of his mom's surgery came back to haunt him. "It's probably a good thing that I went to the blood drive they said if they didn't find out about my blood pressure and the blockage I could of ended up in one of those coffins Criss had made. I'm going to give mom a call and tell her"JD stated. "Just break it to her genteelly please "Criss replied and they hung up as Ava walked in.
"What's wrong guys?". "That was JD he has to have by pass surgery"Costa remarked. "Oh my god I know your mom went through the same thing". "Yea it's like dejavu expect it's not mom it's JD"Criss replied fumbling with his phone. "You guys go be with JD go I just have to make sure everything is picked up than I'll be leaving". "Thanks Ava"Criss remarked and they left. After Criss and Costa saw JD Criss went back to do Believe but for some reason Criss felt dizzy. "Hey Criss you all right?"Carrot Top asked when he saw Criss. "Yea just felt a little weak in the knees"Criss replied. "You don't look good Criss you're pale as the sheets in my room maybe you should sit down,". Before Criss could answer he fell to the floor. "I need some help!!"Carrot Top yelled. At the Red Cross center Ava was dropping off some stuff. "I can't believe the response we got for the next blood drive" Connie replied. "I think Criss and his crew helped out a lot"Ava stated. "Ava is it true JD is in the hospital for high blood pressure".
"Well from I was told by Janice when they did an MRI on JD to check for clots they found one that was blocking eighty-nine percent of his artery so he's having open heart surgery probably tomorrow" Ava replied. "Welll I'm glad everything is all right with JD". Then Fred ran in. "You guys Criss Angel was just rushed to the hospital in an ambulance". "Why what happened?"Ava inquired. "They're saying he passed out in the middle of the atrium his friend Carrot Top was there when it happened"he replied. "I hope Criss is all right". At the hospital Costa was leaving when his phone rang. "This is Costa". "Costa it's Carrot Top I thought you should know Criss is on his way to the hospital"he stated. "Why he just left a few minutes ago to get ready to Believe just have him call me and I'll bring back what he forgot"Costa replied. "It's not like that Criss collapsed in the middle of the atrium. He said he felt dizzy. Costa he was pale as a ghost it's like his face had no color than before he could replay he just fell like a tree being cut down". "Thanks Carrot I'll take a look in the ER and see if-". Like magic an ambulance pulled up.
"42 year old male collapsed in the middle of the atrium at The Luxor Hotel and casino. He's complained of dizziness, weakness, headaches and he's had a run of tachycardia" the EMT remarked as they brought Criss out with oxygen on him. "Christopher!!"Costa called out as he ran over. "Please stay back sir"The nurse replied. Criss took off the oxygen mask. "He's my brother"Criss said weakly. "Just leave that one sir we're going to need a little more info on your brother just follow us" as costa went in again. At the Red Cross station Ava was typing some of forms when BJ walked over. "Ava do you have a form that was filed by a Christopher Saratakas". "It's Sarantakos BJ it's greek yea I have it why". "Do you mind running it down to Saint Mark it seem he was brought there and they want to see why he was denine for giving blood". "Sure I'll run it down" and left
At the hospital Criss was being looked at as the doctors ran tests to find out what was going on with Criss. In the waiting room Costa was on the phone talking to Felix when Ava walked in. "I'll keep you updated Felix," and hung up. "Ava what are you doing here?"he asked. "The hospital found out Criss tried to donate and they want to know why so I brought over the information how's Criss?". "He still has an irregular heart beat and he's keeps passes out. I swear if he need open heart surgery like JD-". "Costa don't go there all right let me drop this off to the doctor and I'll stay with you so you don't lose your mind"Ava suggested. "Thanks Ava I could use a friend right now"Costa replied smiling. As the doctor was looking over the results Ava came in. "Ava my favorite volunteer you got the information I need"he asked. "Yea Criss was denine donation because of low iron"Ava remarked giving him the paper work. "Nurse I need a blood count on Sarantakos and have some AB double negative blood on stand-by"he called out. "Jack you got any info I can tell his brother before he ends up losing his mind"she asked.
"Just tell him that Criss isn't going to die" and went back to work. Ava came out. "So how's Criss?". "He's fine and the doctor says that Criss isn't going to meet his father right now"she replied. Costa sat down and breathed a sigh of relief. Then Costa's phone rang and it was his mom. "Hey mom I'm so sorry mom I got side track by Criss. I'll explain everything," and hung up "I'm such an idiot I have to pick up my mom at the airport she flew in for JD's surgery". "Costa you stay here I'll go get your mom for you" she offered. Costa smiled as Ava left
At the airport Dimitra was waiting at a little cafe. She was nervous at her oldest son having surgery. She only felt this way when Criss would do a dangerous demonstration that put his life on the line. "Dimitra". She looked up and saw a 34 year old woman with sunset red hair, the bluest eyes you've ever seen and a smile that would light up a room. "I'm Ava Borgot I'm a friend of your sons Costa asked me to come get you"she replied holding out her hand. "I can't believe Christopher side tracked Costa I should knock some sense into his head". Ava decided to tell Dimitra about Criss. "Dimitra The reason that Costa got sidetracked by Criss wasn't what you think. After Criss finished visiting JD he was brought back by ambulance he was dizzy, pale, weak, and he passed out at The Luxor"she remarked. Dimitra sat down as Ava got her some water. "Is it his heart?"she asked shaking a little.
"I don't know the doctors are running every test to make sure". "I always felt this way when he did those dangerous demonstration". "I can understand that completely Dimitra; why don't I take you to the hospital so you can see your sons"Ava said and they left. At the hospital Costa was outside smoking when Ava and Dimitra pulled up. He put out the cigarette and walked over. He gave his mom a hug. "How's Christopher and JD?"she asked. "JD's all right Lynn's up with him and I was just about to find out about Criss". They all went in as the doctor came out. "Mr. Sarantakos we know what's wrong with your brother Criss?". "Is it bad?"Ava asked. "No it seems Criss is severely anemic. He has all the symptoms of anemia including the low iron that denine his blood donation" he replied.
"Can it be fixed?". "If Criss takes some iron supplements it will take care of itself but right now Criss needs a transfusion but, because of his blood type we're having a hard time finding a donor"he remarked. "The one thing Criss had to get from dad was his blood type"Costa muttered. Then Ava got an idea and called BJ. "Yea what's up Ava?". "BJ I got a code red at the hospital I need you and the others to put the word out we need to find a rare blood match for Criss Angel"she remarked. "Where should they come to be checked out". "Ava tell them here I'll set up a conference room to do it in". "At Saint Matthews even put it on Criss's site and warn other hospitals and donation centers about this all right". "You got it Ava" and hung up. "Do you think it will work?"Dimitra asked. "With Ava's luck it will"Jack stated.
As the word got around about Criss every loyal came to help even some fifteen years old got written permission from their parents to donate which amazed Ava. At the hospital Ava gathered the information. "Number 23 blue". "Come on I got until five"one person called out. "Settle down we're going as fast as we can" Janice replied. "I can't believe this magician has this many fans"Jeff remarked as a nurse came in to take the blood. "The man has fans that would give Criss anything even a body part"Ava remarked as Janice and Jeff went back to work. Then Ava's phone went off. "Hello". "Ava I just got called from a blood bank in Kanas they have a line down the street and in Texas they had to use one of their blood mobile"he replied.
"I think Criss may replenish the nation blood supply" Ava stated. "Even his home town loyals are hosting a blood drive at his old high school". "Keep me updated" and hung up. "Hey Ava are you going to donate?" Janice inquired. "Why not" as she sat down. "Hey Ava question does Criss have a niece name Dimitra"Jeff asked. "Yea she's about fifteen or sixteen"she replied. "She's outside with a note from her mother" showing her. "Let her in. If she doesn't match her uncle we could probably match her for her father's surgery"she replied. Dimitra came in with Costa. "Hey Costa can you believe this response for your brother?". "My mom is amazed so is JD and Lynn"Costa replied. "So do you know your blood type Dimitra?"the doctor asked. "No"she replied blushing. "Well we'll test your blood and see if you match your uncle or your dad" he replied as he stuck her.
In the emergency room Criss was laying there when his mom came in. "You should see what's going on". "I never thought my fans would do this"he replied. "The rumor is you may replenish the nation blood supply" as Criss laughed. "Even Dimi is donating for either you or JD". Criss just smiled Around ten they threw up the white flag and told the kids to go home. "Come on I want to help Criss" someone called out. "If you guys haven't helped the Mindfreak you've probably helped a lot of more people maybe even his brother"Jeff replied. "What's wrong with one of Criss's brother?"a girl asked. Congrates Jeff you just put your foot in your mouth Ava thought as she let Jeff handle it. Upstairs Criss was being held over night which he didn't like but his mother made him stay. "I swear Criss you're a mommy's boy" Costa stated coming in.
"If I wasn't so anemic I'd kicked your butt"Criss replied. "Well don't worry they've probably found a match for you or JD downstairs "Dimitra said. After Ava brought the last of the blood donationto the blood bank room her phone went off. "Yea BJ what's up?". "They found a match for Criss in Boston they're flying out a pint right now" BJ replied. "Yes I'll let Jeff and Christopher's family know" and hung up. After she dropped the blood off she ran to the nearest elevator. When the elevator opened Dimitra and Costa were in it. "Ava what are you still doing here?"Costa inquired. "I just brought the last batch of blood to the blood bank and to tell you I got a call from BJ they found a donor in Boston that matched Criss they're flying the blood here"she replied. Smiles appeared on their faces as Costa gave Ava a hug. "Ava you just made our day" as Dimitra gave her a hug. "It's my pleasure Costa and just to warn you Jeff let it slip about JD"she said. "Oh boy" Costa remarked.