"No fare," Carter shouted as he pointed angrily at the screen, "you cheated! You told me you didn't play videogames."

"No, what I said was they were incredibly inaccurate simulations of real life, I never once said that I never picked up a controller before," Jo shot back. "Besides, you said I could pick the game, and I happen to like 'Gears of War'."

"Well, you implied it," Carter persisted, "and I want a rematch."

"Uh-uh," she said as shook her head. "You agreed to one round, first to one hundred points wins, so now you have to pay the piper."

"Fine," Carter sighed. "But next time I'm gonna kick your sorry butt from here to next Tuesday."

"Pfft. In your dreams," she scoffed, picking up the latest copy of "Military Ma'am" magazine. "By the way, what happened to the bird girl?"

"Max, and I think Allison's letting her stay in the prototype of thye next generation of smart houses." He leaned forward and whispered, "Did you know it floats?!"

"I though SARAH 2 was fully programed yet?" She said, not bothering to answer his question.

"Isn't, but appearently, (and this is just what I understood), everything but the voice works fine." He leand back in his chair and grabbed the clicker. He was about to switch on the Indians game when the phone started ringing.

"A bet's a bet," Jo reminded him.

Carter threw his hands up defensively. "Hey, I only agreed to investigate the call, you didn't say anything about having to answer it as well." He grinned and clicked on the TV.

"Deputy Lupo," Jo said. "Uh-huh, yea- ok, calm down and hold on a second," she put her hand on the receiver, "it's Seth and Fargo again. Personally, I hurry; he doesn't sound like he's in a good mood." She held the phone out for Carter.



The strom was getting worse, so she made her way back to the tree house. She got there just as the rain let loose. As she made her way inside she headed to the kitchen and pulled out practically half of everything in the 'fridge.

As she set all her food down in front of the TV, and that included drinks, the incoming call light flashed on the wall.

"Answer," she told the house.

"Hey Max," Jack Carter said on the other end, "how are you settling in to the new house?"

"It's great," she said excitedly, "I've never even imagined, much less seen anything like this!"

"I know the feeling. Anyway, the reason I called is because I wanted to know if it's ok if me and Zoe could come over sometime? She's really wanted to meet you sinse she heard about you, and frankly," he whispered this part, "she hasn't really made that many friends sinse we got here, so I think this will be good for her."

"Of course, I'd love to have you guys over."

"Great, we'll come by tomorrow, that is, if you're not doing anything?"

"Unless you count feeling better than absolutely ever have in my entire life, than no, I don't."

"Ok then, see you tomorrow," he said. As he hung up the phone, Max could almost swear she could hear someone yelling in the backround.

As she ate her food she tought about what Zoe Carter would be like. Sheriff Carter had mentioned her breifly, but he didn't go into any detail. Would she be like him, aloof and easygoing, or would she be the extact opposite. Was she someone you could tell things to?

She had told Carter a little bit of what happened before, at the School, but there were still a lot of things that she didn't say, thing that she wasn't sure anyone would understand.

Things like how she worried about weather Fang was alive or not almost every waking moment.

Maybe somewhere in this crazy town she would find some to listen and understand her, but she didn't want to get her hopes up to high. She put the thought out of her mind and went back to eating.

Yep, all in all, things had turned out pretty good.


Authir's Note; Hi there, The Layman speaking. Thank you for taking an inyrest in my humble crossover, (even if it is just for Eureka). I had a lot fun writing it, and I hope I stayed true enough to all the characters. I'm sorry if the ending was a little weak, but the proverbial faucet had turned off by then. If you look closely, you'll find that I did leave room open for a sequal. Hey, I might even follow up on it eventually. Please tell me what you thought (kindly). My next endevor is going to be a futurefic, and that's all you get for free.