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"So what should we get first?" I ask Jude.

"How about we go in order?"

"Why?"

Because the instructions on the list specifically say to go in order."

"Oh… well what's the first ingredient."

"A Griffin feather."

"What's a griffin?" I mean I've heard of them before, they were like that bird like creatures, I think they had them in Harry Potter, but that's about all my knowledge on them."

"They have the head and wings of a bird, but the body of a lion. They can either be very dangerous creatures or helpful. It's safer to consider all of them dangerous."

"How do you know about them?"

"You'll learn about everything if you spend time with Pandora."

"Well, I don't think we're going to find any griffins randomly flying around, so do you know where we might find one?"

'I actually think I do?"

"You see, occasionally if Pandora needed something done, she would let me out of my frozen state to get what she wanted. Like one day, she wanted some bread, but it had to come from a certain factory in San Francisco, and while I was there, I came across a certain circus. So, I think that if we go there we may still be able to find the griffin. "He said.

He looked at me again and said "Ever, did Damen ever tell you about mystical beings, like supernatural creatures."

"No, he said that we, immortals, were the only ones there were."

"Smart boy."

"Why? I mean Damen could have told me about them."

"Ever, knowing you, you probably would have searched for them, and gotten in a lot of trouble."

"So what are we doing now?"

"We are not searching for trouble, we are searching for adventure."

I smiled. "That's what my best friend said, back in Oregon. Then we ended up getting lost in a forest, and waited there, until two hikers found us."

He laughed and said "You miss Oregon don't you?"

"Is it that obvious?"

"Yeah."

"Well it's just that when I left Oregon, I left everything. I left the memories of my family and friends. I'd do anything to get back to there. I've tried before too, but I've learned that you can't change fate."

"Oh…" He said. I could tell he wanted to tell more, but didn't know what to say.

"What other supernatural creatures are there?"

"Everything." He said his eyes growing big, "There are dragons, vampires, werewolves, fairies, giants, and if you know where to look dinosaurs."

"Dinosaurs?" I say skeptically, finding it hard to believe a word he just said.

"Heard of the loch ness monster?"

"Yeah."

"She's a dinosaur."

"Bigfoot?" I ask, hoping that he somehow proves that he isn't real.

"Nah, that's just a hairy man-ape thing Pandora made to go running around the forest scaring lost hikers."

"She makes monsters."

"Yeah, half the mystical world there is today is partly her fault. She brings creatures that were extinct long ago back alive, she enjoys seeing other's in fear and pain, especially mortals. "

"She likes to do whatever she wants doesn't she?"

"Yeah, and quite frankly it sickens me."

"Don't worry, when we get back to her, we'll get our revenge." I say, not knowing how I can possibly get revenge on a crazy lunatic like Pandora, but I know that it'll be fun.

"That'd be fun, but how?"

"I have no idea, but I promise you that we will get revenge on her." I said knowing that I'll one day fulfill this promise. I changed the subject and said "Okay, just one problem. How will I be able to convince Sabine about going all the way to San Francisco."

"Ummm… you lie." He said, laughing

"Yeah,but…"

"But nothing. Sabine will be here soon, and when she comes, you need to tell her you'll be gone for a while."

"Like a sleepover."

"Exactly."

"I've tried pulling that on her. It's worked about twice, but then Sabine caught on, and grounded me."

"We've got to try, unless you want to let Damen die."

"No!" I yelled. I just couldn't handle the thought of Damen back down in Shadowland, slowly dying when I could help him.

I told Jude to go and hide in my shed while I waited for Sabine. Jude gave me a look, like I was crazy. I told him "Jude, Sabine will ask about you, if she finds you. Just do it. Please." I said.

"Fine." He said.

I sat on the porch and waited for Sabine. When I saw her pull into the driveway I smiled.
"Hey Sabine" I said hugging her.

"Hi Ever how's your day been?"

"Good."

"That's good. Hey, I've got a meeting in New York; I totally forgot to tell you about it. Will you be fine without me for a week?"

"Yes!" I said just a little too enthusiastically. This would give me a whole week to search for ingredients.

"Okay, that's great. I thought you'd be mad at me, or something."

"No, its fine."

"Okay, good. Hey Ever, I know you probably don't want to hear this, but be careful with the choices you make, and you know if you decide to 'do it' then be safe, not that you should be doing it right now, because you shouldn't, but.."

Not this talk again. "Sabine, its fine. Damen's actually in Florida this week. He went to see some family."

"Oh… okay."

"Yeah, when does your plane leave?"

"Midnight."

"Sabine, its five now."

"I'm already packed."

"When you're ready I'll drive you to the airport."

"How about I drive and you drive the car back?" I laughed. Sabine didn't like my driving, but no one really did, not even me.

"K." I said. Sabine went up the stairs to her bedroom, and went to the backyard to talk to Jude.

I opened the shed. "You realize that it stinks in there?"

"Yeah, sorry, about that, it was the best hiding space I had."

"Really?"

"No, but I didn't want to hide you in my closet, and then have Sabine find you."

"So did you trick her into letting us go?"

"She's leaving for a week."

"Perfect, that gives us a lot of time, to find the ingredients, but we still have to hurry."

"Can you teleport us to San Francisco."

"Teleport?" I say skeptically. Damen's taught me a lot of things, but I never realized that I could actually teleport myself.

"Yes." He said trying not to get annoyed.

"No, Damen taught me a lot of things but not how to teleport."

He breathed out, trying to keep his cool. "Well then I guess we'll have to fly there."

When he said that, there was a look of shock on my face. "Do you even have a passport?"

He looked at me, and I realized he didn't." We would have to waste six hours driving to get there. Then I realized that I could just manifest one.

I imagined everything that was in a passport, the feel of the pages, every little detail, and then I made it.

"Here." I said. There was a look of surprise on his face.

"You know how to manifest?" I said.

"Yeah, it's pretty easy don't you."

"No, I'm a regular human thrown into an immortal world."

I quickly packed my bags, and manifested a bag for Jude, considering that he left with no clothes. I told Jude that five minutes after I left to call for a taxi, and then put both our bags in, and meet me at the parking garage.

It was nine o 'clock and Sabine was ready to go. The drive to the airport wasn't too long, only about fifteen minutes. When we arrived at the airport, I hugged Sabine goodbye, and then went to park in the airports parking garage." I saw Jude with both our bags and smiled.

"Okay, so now we need to buy our tickets." I said.

"Already taken care of." He smiled, with two tickets in his hand.

"Plane leaves at 11. We'll be there by midnight."

"Good, let's go now." I said.

We got our boarding passes, passed security, and went to our gate. We got at the gate right when they were boarding. We grabbed our seats, which were amazingly right next to each other.

"Hey Jude, how are we expecting to find this circus?" I said.

"I don't know, we'll walk. The circus is called Mystica Magica, so we ask, around. It's a hidden show, and they only show the shows at three AM. We will have about three hours to find it."

"So we are just going to walk around the streets of San Francisco, in the dead of night for hours, oh yeah that definitely sounds like a good idea."

"It's not exactly the safest thing, but I think you can take on most people in the streets."

"Yeah, I think you're right."

"Aren't I always?"

I laughed. Then he said "Now relax and get some shut eye. We'll be in San Francisco soon enough."

I did what he said and closed my eyes. I realized I was tired, and then I just blacked out.

"Ever, Ever, where are you?"

"I'm here."

"Ever, I can't find you."

"I am right here, follow my voice." I yelled "Damen, where are you?"
"I don't know."

"Ever, you have to get out of here."

"No, I can't leave without you."

"Ever, it's a trap."

"If you find me you'll be trapped here too."

"Damen, is this really you?"

"Yes, ever, it's me. Now you have to stay with Jude, he's your only hope of getting back."

"But damen, I miss you."

"I miss you too, Ever. So much, but you and Jude are in danger."

"What?"

"Pandora has a surprise waiting for you in San Francisco."

"Do you know what it is? Or when it will come?"

"No, I just heard her planning it."

"Now ever, you have to go. I can't keep this connection up for long."

"Damen, I love you."

"I love you too, now bye."

"Bye" I said, but he wasn't here. I knelt on the cold floor, and cried.

Then the pilot said "Hello this is the pilot speaking, we are asking you all to please prepare for landing. We will be arriving in San Francisco shortly." I woke up, and noticed my head was on Jude's shoulder, and my eyes were wet.

"Hey Sleepy head, are you all right?"

"Yeah, bad dream." I said trying to figure out exactly what Damen meant by Pandora's surprise.

The plane soon landed, and we got out of the airport as fast as we could.

Jude turned to me and said "Ready?"

"Always." I said, prepared to face whatever challenges may come my way. I would do anything to save Damen, I was ready to face whatever we may find on the streets of San Francisco.

So what did you think? I'm bringing some magincal elements into the story, so this might be a little more interesting be prepared for bloodsucking vampires, vicious wolves, mischivous fairies, and love scandals! gasp!

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