Next Update: August 8th, 2005
For the Weeks of June 10th to July 27th
Shelia is awake after having a nightmare.
She gets out of bed and goes to rouse William Charles.
The Bank: The Bank of San Fran is open for Business.
The University: Luc, Jerri, Kim, David, and Serena shared pizza
in Lucís dorm room and got to know each other better.
Luc is a Communications major and hoping to work at the Bay Mirror
someday, Jerri is a Psych major and hoping to help others seeing
she can read them so well. Kim is a Botany major with hopes
of having her own nursery some day, and David, ever the cautious
one, says nothing about his major. He does, however, tell her
that the group likes to go to P3 for fun and asks Serena if she
goes to school there. She says no and that she was there to meet
some friends when Luc and Jerri found her in the hall.
When morning comes, Luc is the first to
wake confused as to what happened and amused that he shared his
bed with Jerri, who he really likes, but has eyes only for David.
Jerri wakes a short time later and is enjoying a Pepsi when Serena
falls off the couch and wakes up as a result. Luc suggests that
once everyone is awake the group go to Quake for breakfast, to
which the girls agree. Jerri and Serena head to the dorm room
that Jerri and Kim share to find some clean clothes for Serena
and to shower, leaving Luc to wake the sleeping David and Kim.
Luc uses a feather and some tickling to wake
David, who wishes him luck waking Kim before he heads off to
shower and change. Luc uses an melting ice cube to wake Kim,
which triggers her powers out of surprise, and she ages his clothes
till they are so old they disappear! Both have a good laugh over
that as Luc reaches for a blanket to cover himself with and he
swears to use warm water next time!
Meanwhile, AJ is waking and is confused as to
how she got into bed. Seeing the clock she nearly freaks out
thinking she missed class. Then she realizes that she hasnít
and relaxes. She gets up and heads over to her computer and finds
an email that is not signed telling her to meet the sender at
Bay Hill Apartments #3A as soon as she gets the message
and to come in costume. The nightmare demon figures that costume
means to hide her demonic powers so she casts a spell to make
them and herself appear as a being of light. That ought to piss
off the Elders some at least! Then she gets dressed.
Champion Shacks: Note: For ease of reading I am going by Apartment
number. If something seems out of place, forgive me, there was
a lot to cover. The incidents in Chris and Brendaís place
start after the Time Jump.
Brenda is the first to wake out of the threesome in the apartment.
She recalls the talk the two friends had the night before and
how while Brenda was in heaven in bliss, Ashley was suffering
on earth, and the redhead resolves to be strong for her friend.
Brenda also hopes that Ashley can find peace and some of her
old self. Brenda leaves the bedroom so she doesnít wake
on the shore of the beach and looks at the breaking waves. The
sun shines on her back and she runs a hand through her hair.
ìMommy!î Ashley turns at the sound of a small voice
and she sees a little girl standing behind her holding a small
object in her hand. Ashley stares at the little girl before her
and then she gets down on her knees to be at eye level with her.
ìMommy look what I found.î
Ashley smiles at the little girl and looks down at what sheís
carrying. Itís a seashell.
ìMommy can I show this to daddy?î Ashley frowns
when the little girl asks this and she stops to studies the girlís
features. She looks like she did when she was a little girl right
down to her chin. But her eyes. Theyíre not hers. Ashley
stands up and looks down the beach at a figure lying on a blanket.
She could make out his body but his face it's shielded by the
beach umbrella set up to keep him out of the sun.
ìLetís go see daddy.î
Ashley says and she takes hold of the little girlís hand
and walks towards the figure of the man. But the further she
walks the longer the beach gets. Ashley is confused and she begins
to walk faster but she still isnít getting any closer.
She turns to the little girl and sheís gone.
Ashley looks back towards the man lying on the blanket and little
girl is with him now waving her down. She shakes her head and
starts to run toward the pair but she canít reach them
no matter how hard she tries and suddenlyÖ
dream so startles Ashley that she wakes up and not seeing Brenda
in bed, goes to look for her, worried that something might have
happened to her friend.
moves into the hallway and heads to the bathroom and then heads
to Chrisí room to see if he is awake. She is about to
knock on his door when she spots the living room looking like
it did prior to the attack and fire. She is a tad confused as
to how it was done.
she doesnít know is that Clarke cast a spell the night
before to achieve this result. Kudos to the gypsy for pulling
off a major redecorating coup. Repairing the Beamer ought to
be a piece of cake for him!
heads into the living room to look around and what she sees causes
her mouth to drop open and she is rendered speechless! She calls
for Chris, hoping that her yelling did not wake Ashley.
appears and at first he is confused and then he sees the reasons
for the summons and asks Brenda if she did this and airs the
idea that she shouldnít be using magick so soon after
being resurrected. He suggest that she go back to bed.
tells him that she thought that he had done the clean up job
and assures him that her powers are fine. She realizes that someone
did this for them and mentions that even the kitchen is fixed!
Hey Clarke? You ought to become an interior designer!
asks Chris if he can use his powers to find out who did this
for them and then tells her friend that if not, itís okay
because she needs to take a shower and get dressed and figure
out how to explain her being alive again.
tells Brenda that he doesnít have that kind of control
over his premonitions and not to worry about it. The fact that
she is alive is what matters, even though he is bothered by the
fix up job.
agrees with him as she heads over to retrieve her BoS from the
bookshelf. She announces that she is going to do some writing
and then get dressed. She also offers to cook breakfast for him.
She also notices his abs and compliments him on them.
has no time to reply because four strange men appear in the living
room. The one that speaks first says that they were sent to help
Brenda and they label Chris as a Warren. Once all four are in
the living room, little orbs that look like earth appear in their
outstretched hands. Way cool by the way!
is suspicious, and well I would be too! She readies her power
if it is needed and tells the suits to start explaining.
Suit number 2 says that they were sent to alter reality to prevent
her exposure. White Suit number two ask her what she wishes to
accomplish and calls her Witch Goddess. She
is curious as to why they call her a witch goddess and tries
to keep their prying eyes from seeing other endowments of hers,
while making sense of what she was just told.
redhead realizes that she cannot alter her death, but she suggests
that there was a mistake and that a body that was not her own
was misidentified as herself and buried as such. She asks about
her friendís memories.
Suit Number One pronounces her suggestion as done and states
that authority figures who would question her return have had
their memories rewritten. White Suit Number One asks her
what she wants her friends to remember.
opts to not change anything, hoping that her friends would not
expose her, and the suits agree and they disappear, along with
their mini earths.
they are gone, Brenda smiles at Chris, relieved at not having
to explain her appearance, and announces that she is going to
do her spell updates and then fix breakfast for him and Ashley.
appears behind Chris and pokes him.. She asks him if he cast
a spell to spruce up the place for a hot date as she moves to
stand in front of him.
comes out of his daze and says that he doesnít have a
date and he thinks of Tess. He explains to Ashley that he and
Brenda woke up to this and asks what she is doing up so early.
tells him that some people have jobs and arenít all spoiled
rich kids, citing the Benz he owns as proof. She asks him then
that if he did fix the place and Brenda didnít, then who
did? Chrisí explanation is the four suits that came with
offers of help for Brenda and did a magickal whammy so that she
could come back without any questions. He also noted that she
slept through that and that sheíd probably sleep through
the largest quake in San Fran history too! He also notices that
Brenda is now in the kitchen.
enjoys the banter between herself and Chris, realizing that she
needs that and that all guys think of three things food, sex,
and cars, but not necessarily in that order. She needs the normalcy
after she picked up on the love fest right above her head the
gazes at the ceiling hoping to hone in on the empathic link and
feels a pang of pain when she picks up nothing. She hopes that
Clarke is not depressed or anything. Chris joins her sitting
on the sofa and asks Ashley how she thinks that Brenda is adjusting
to things. Ashley tells him that at first Brenda was angry and
now she is acting as if nothing is wrong and that sheís
hiding something. She asks Chris if he can tell what it is.
tells Ashley that he canít control the premonitions yet
and that his instincts are screaming that she is hiding something.
He airs the hope that Brenda can cope with the real world, especially
after what happened.
agrees with Chris as she gets up and pulls him to his feet. She
tells him that the best thing they can do is be there for her.
He agrees and says that he hopes that Brenda can stand the heat.
Thank the Gods, he did not complete the clichÈ! The pair
head to the kitchen.
teases Brenda about the lack of pancakes and mistakenly calls
tomatoes a veggie as he steals one and plops in a chair at the
kitchen table and props his feet up on another.
tries to recall when the last time she had any of Brendaís
cooking and she knocks Chrisí feet off the chair reminding
him of his manners and then she takes a seat in the vacant chair.
Brenda chimes in that tomatoes are fruits not veggies as she
whips up the omettes and then the pancakes.
chides Chris for not being a gentleman and when the pair are
asked what their plans are for the day, Ashley says that she
is going into work. Chris, not knowing that the girls both work
together, assumes that Ashley is just tagging along for the heck
of it and decides that he needs to go look for a job too because
he is low on moolah.
Ashley and Chris eat, Brenda disappears to get changed and shower.
Stealthily Chris reaches for his roommate's BoS and tries to
get a premonition of what she added. He gets one and realizes
that Brenda fears her destiny.
Chris cleans up from Breakfast and Ashley changes for work, the
premonition witch picks up on some one opposite the door and
goes to answer it. Itís Max. He fakes being a new tenant
and says that he knocked to ask for directions to the Magic Box.
But this stranger looks familiar to Chris although he canít
2B: Nate has come to the Shacks and after chatting up Jim
has gained access to Helen and Bastianís old apartment.
He is debating if he should remove Helenís things or not.
To him the apartment is lifeless, when it should feel the other
way around. Seeing a pair of Bastianís boxers brings memories
of Eddie and Nate faces the fact that, while he loved the vampire,
Eddie did not feel the same way. Nate also realizes that he is
not moving on. He is stuck still trying to cope with Helenís
death and the loss of Eddie.
3A: Tristan and Clarke had a night of passion, which was
long overdue in my opinion! Clarke looses his magick and phasing
power temporarily after he casts the spell to clean up Brendaís
place. When the discovery is made, Clarke is surprised and recalls
an episode from the day before when he lost his powers for a
short time due to overuse, and assumes it is the same thing now.
He assures Tristan of that. Tristan assures his boyfriend
that his powers will return and invites Clarke to join him in
the shower and to come with him to pick up his assignment at
the Mirror. Clarke agrees.
4C: Jonathon has a mysterious silver compass in his possession
and the thing is leading him somewhereÖ..