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Chapter One: Going to New York

"Grandpa, where are we going now?" Ben whined.

"New York city, New York."

"What?! But that's so far away. Why are we going there?"

"Because, I heard that there are some weird things going on up there. A few people claim to see a red flying alligator."

"Oh great. More stupid alien stuff!" Gwen complained.

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"Danny, did you hear? We're going to New York city, New York." Jack bellowed.

"What?! Awesome! But… why are we going there?"

"Simple. We heard that there might be some ghosts there." Maddie said, walking up behind Jack.

"Can I bring Sam and Tucker?" Danny asked.

"I don't know…"

"Please." Danny begged.

"Come on honey, let him bring his friends."

"Oh, alright."

"Come on let's get packing." Jack said and walked off.

"In a minute. First I have to call Sam and Tucker." Danny said, pulling out his cell phone. Less than a minute later, Danny was on the phone with Sam. "Hi Sam."

"Hi Danny. What's up?"

"Nothing much. Just me and my family are going up to New York City. Wanna come?"

"Sure, when are you leaving?"

"Tomorrow morning."

"What?! I need to start packing." Sam hung up.

"One down, one to go." Danny smiled and dialed Tucker's house.

"Hello. Foley residence."

"Hi Mrs. Foley. This is Danny; can I talk to Tucker for a sec?"

"Sure, Danny." He heard some rustling, then his friend's familiar voice.

"Hi Danny. Why did you call?"

"Because me and my family are going up to New York city. Want to come?"

"New York City?! Of course I'll come? When ya leaving?"

"Tomorrow morning."

"Tomorrow morning! Man, I need to pack. Bye."

"Yes! Both my friends are coming with me to New York city." Danny cried excitedly. His eyes widened. "Oh crap, I need to start packing."

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Jake was at the skate park with Trixie and Spud, when a blue fairy in a mailman's uniform came out of nowhere. "Package for Jake Long." It said. Jake handed the fairy a quarter and grabbed the package. The fairy, satisfied with its tip, flew off. He opened the package, and thick blue smoke came out of it. In the middle of the smoke was his Grandpa's head.

"Jake come to the shop immediately."

He sighed. "I got to go guys. G needs me at the shop" He put on his helmet and rode off toward his Grandpa's shop. He was almost there, when all of the sudden a kid with black hair stepped right in front of him.

"Watch out." Jake yelled and swerved to try not to hit him. The end result; He ran into a tree. "Damn that hurt."

"I'm so sorry, are you okay?" The boy asked.

Jake looked up at him. He looked about his age. "Just a few bumps and bruises, but besides that I'm fine." He stood up and brushed off his pants.

"Sorry about that, Danny is a bit oblivious." The girl next to Danny said.

"I am not!" Danny said indignantly.

"Yeah, you sort of are." The other boy said.

"Tucker!"

"Stop it you two!" The girl said. She held out her hand and said, "Hi, I'm Sam. That's Danny. And that's Tucker." She pointed at each boy in turn.

"Hi, I'm Jake."

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"Grandpa, why are we here?" Ben asked.

"I've already told you. I think there might be some alien activity around here."

Ben was about to say something, but was interrupted when he heard someone yell, "Watch out!"

He looked up in time to see a kid wearing a red shirt and jeans riding a skateboard. He jumped out of the way and the boy swerved and hit a tree (A\N Again.)

"Ah man, not again. Today's just not a good day." The boy said (A\N By now you should know who the kid with the skateboard is. And if you don't you're an idiot.)

Ben ran over to him. "Are you okay?" He asked. The boy looked up at him.

"Yeah. I'm fine." He said and stood up. He brushed at any lingering dirt. "Hi, I'm Jake."

Ben grinned. "I'm Ben. The thing over there is my cousin Gwen. And this is my Grandpa Max."

Jake was about to say something when his cell phone rang. He answered it and almost immediately yanked the phone away from his ear. Ben was a good three feet away and he could still hear the person on the phone yelling. "Yo, G, I'll be there in a few minutes." He yelled into the phone and hung up. "Sorry Ben but I gotta' go." With that said, he rode off.

"That was weird." Gwen said.

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A few minutes later.

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Gwen pointed out an electronic\antique store. "Let's go in there."

Ben groaned. "Do we have too?"

Gwen glared at him. "Yes, we do. Now move it!"

When they went inside they heard a familiar voice say, "Welcome to Second time around. Oh, hi Ben."

Ben looked at the counter and saw Jake. "Hey Jake, what are you doing here?"

"My Grandpa owns the shop."

"Really?! Awesome." Gwen said.

"JAKE!"

All four occupants of the room jumped up in surprise. "Excuse me, but I'll be back in a second." Jake said and ran to the back of the store.

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"Yo, G, what's the problem?" Jake asked.

"Jake, the Huntsclan is after the orb of malorfis."

"What?! Again?"

"Yes. We must get there immediately."

"Get where?"

"I found out that the orb is in a warehouse downtown."

"Okay, but there are some people here. I'll go tell them that the shop is closing early today."

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"Yo, Ben, the shop is closing early today. So y'all got to go."

"Why is the shop closing early today?" Gwen asked.

"Uh... family emergency?"

"Okay. Come on kids, let's go." Max said.

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"I wonder what that was all about." Ben said.

"I have no idea."

"Grandpa! Look!"

Max turned around and saw what looked like a red flying alligator. "Come on, Ben, Let's go." He yelled and ran to the RV.