LbN: Here's the new chapter! I decided that this will be the last chapter, because the rest of the story is going to focus more on Reid and Tyler. Hope you like it!


Pogue stared intently into Caleb's eyes for a moment, before looking away. Kate put a hand on his shoulder.

"No?" she asked.

"Can't do it," he mumbled.

Two thoughts hit Caleb at the same time. First, was that Pogue sounded very near tears, and second was that he had never seen Pogue cry before. He sat back and took Sarah's hand.

"It's only been an hour since you ascended, Pogue," he said, trying to keep calm, "You might just need time."

"I can't do it Caleb," Pogue shook his head. He leaned back in his chair and closed his eyes

"I can!" they heard. Looking toward the door, they saw Hagen walk in, eyes black and face lined with age, "God it's so much fun." Pogue rolled his eyes and closed them again.

"I…can't wait…till you die," Tyler gasped from the couch. He had tried to cure Pogue and had overexerted himself magically. He was currently lying on the couch, hating Hagen's existence.

"No need for that Baby Boy," Hagen scowled at him, "You may just kick it before I do."

"You don't learn, do you?" Caleb asked, "You know about the addiction, why can't you just try and stop? You know having our powers won't stop the aging!"

"I know," Hagen said, "But I think you're forgetting the promise I made to my father. I told him I'd get revenge on your precious little club. What better way than stripping their sons of their powers? I'll die, but I'll go out with a bang right? Anyway, I'm not here to talk to you. Wanted to check on Pogue, how you doing man?"

Pogue opened one eye, flipped the Fifth the bird, then closed his eye again.

"Aww, don't be bitter," Hagen smiled, "You boys want to live long happy lives with your…" he pointed at Sarah and Kate, "ladies. If you're not gonna use the power, I'll take it."

Reid turned the table into a trampoline and began bouncing on it. Anything to keep himself from trying to throttle Hagen. Hagen laughed at him, ruffled Tyler's hair, and then turned and walked out of the room.

"God I hate that bastard," Tyler mumbled before falling asleep again.

"Don't worry Pogue," Reid said, climbing down from the trampoline, "We'll find a way to get your power back."

LbN: Hope you liked it! The sequel's on the way; reviews please!!