Hi there everybody. This is by no means what I think will actually happen in the Reckoning, just kind of an interesting story about what happens after the group arrives at the safe house. I apologize for the length, which I know is very long and probably all my chapters will be around this length. I'm terrible at cutting out unnecessary parts so I understand if you guys get bored while reading but please just stick with me through the long chapters. I really hope you guys think this is a good story. This is my first fanfic so please review strictly and give me your honest opinion. Sorry about any grammar/spelling errors as well as anything that might seem out of character. By the way I don't own Darkest Powers, obviously.

Chloe's POV

I was sitting in a room that was completely white and containing only myself, the foldable chair I was sitting on, and Derek, who was standing. I was about to ask him where we were when suddenly music started blaring from invisible speakers and 2 guys popped out of nowhere.

"What the hell! Derek, what's going on?!" I screamed at him. As soon as the words got out of my mouth, he started tapping his foot, bobbing his head, and sort of singing ahhh over and over again. Okay this was getting really weird. Suddenly, I recognized both the music and the two guys. The music was the beginning of Gotta' Be Somebody by Nickelback. The guys behind Derek were Johnny Depp, dressed as Jack Sparrow, and Will Ferrel, dressed as Buddy the Elf. Wow, this is kind of getting scary.

That's when Derek started singing for real and Johnny and Will started dancing really weirdly.

This time I wonder what it feels like
To find the one in this life
The one we all dream of
But dreams just aren't enough
So I´ll be waiting for the real thing.
I'll know it by the feeling.
The moment when we´re meeting
will play out like a scene straight off the silver screen
So I`ll be holdin' my own breath
Right up to the end
Until that moment when
I find the one that I'll spend forever with……

Then the music got faster and suddenly Will and Johnny's costumes changed. Will was Ricky Bobby in his racing suit and Johnny was Willy Wonka!! What the heck was going on? Then Derek started singing yet again.

Cause nobody wants to be the last one there
Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares
Someone to love with my life in their hands
There's gotta be somebody for me like that
Cause nobody wants to do it on their own
And everyone wants to know they're not alone
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there

Tonight, out on the street, out in the moonlight
And dammit this feels too right, it's just like deja vu
Me standing here with you
So I'll be holding my own breath, could this be the end
Is it that moment when, I find the one that I'll spend forever with

Then the costumes switched again, this time Will became Chaz Michael Michaels from Blades of Glory and Johnny was that really creepy clown guy who's supposed to be the Mad Hatter in the new Alice in Wonderland movie. Talk about weird. Derek was just about to start singing again when a load knock and someone saying my name jolted me awake.

"Chloe?! Chloe, can I come in?" Simon yelled through the door.

"Uh… Yeah sure Simon," I said. I sat up as the doorknob turned and the door began to open. Suddenly I remembered that I was only wearing my underwear and a cami. I blushed even though he wasn't even in the room yet.

"Wait wait wait wait wait Simon!! Don't you dare come in yet!!" I said with as much force as I could manage.

"Okay then. I guess I'll just wait out here," he said and I waited until the door was firmly shut again before getting up. I quickly looked around for my backpack. We had all gotten our own rooms the night before. We hadn't even gotten the chance to look around the house since we were all so tired. It was after all, around 3 in the morning. Thinking about the time, I glanced at the digital clock on the bedside table. It read 8:30 AM. What the hell Simon? Why would he feel the need to wake me up at 8:30 in the fricken morning? I made another sweep of the room, taking in my surroundings. There was the bed with light blue bedding, the small bedside table with two drawers built in, a dresser against the wall with the door, and a closet door with a mirror hanging on it. Finding my backpack hung up on the closet hook across the room from the dresser, I walked over to it and grabbed the cleanest shirt I had, which happened to be a black tee-shirt, and my jeans. I slipped into them and left the room.

Simon, of course, was still waiting for me, leaning against the wall across the hall from my room. He smiled when he saw me, I didn't return it.

"Simon what in the world would make you wake me up at 8:30 in the morning?!" I half screamed at him, not knowing if anyone was still sleeping.

"Well in case you don't have a sense of smell, there apparently is breakfast downstairs and Derek isn't up here so he's probably stuffing his face with everything in sight. I just wanted to make sure you got some good breakfast," he murmured, sounding slightly sad.

"Oh… Thanks. Sorry for yelling at you. I'm just really tired. So you haven't been downstairs yet?" I asked as we started walking down the hall, trying to change the mood of the conversation.

"No I haven't," Simon said, obviously happy that I wasn't mad at him. "I just went exploring on this floor, which is apparently just bedrooms and two bathrooms. I guess there are some other people here."

"How do you know that?" I asked. We were almost to the stairs but still in the hall and surrounded by doors. Simon pointed to one of them. On it was a sign that read Casey in big green and blue letters. I looked down the hall seeing that almost all the doors had signs like this one on them. "Oh, well at least we're not here alone."

"Yeah. But they're probably like all adults that are really boring and call us 'Sonny' and 'Darling,'" he said, cracking another smile. I started laughing hysterically, this time returning the smile as we started down the stairs. We reached the bottom and I realized that we had no idea where we were going. Simon seemed to realize it as well because he and I both stopped at the same time. We looked at each other.

"Great. Now we have to hunt down the kitchen," I said. "Might as well split up. This place is huge. Scream when you find it."

"K'. I'll go this way," Simon said, pointing to the left. I nodded and went right.

I began my hunt for the kitchen, looking around at the rooms as I passed them. The stairs led into the fairly large room where the front door we entered through last night was. Nothing else was really in here, only a large cabinet thing and a fancy looking carpet. I kept going right and went through a door way into room filled with computers and file cabinets. Apparently this place was an office too. Then I heard laughter and the sound of plastic hitting plastic. Maybe there were kids here after all. There was another doorway on the other side of the room. Through it I could see a big L-shaped couch and a big screen TV. There was a huge doorway on the other side of that room. I couldn't see what was on the other side of that doorway so I walked through the computer room and stopped at the first doorway. The kitchen was just past the couch room. It looked humongous from what I could see. On one side was all the kitchen equipment and cabinets and other stuff kitchens have. There was an island off to the equipment side and an oval shaped table on the other.

I smiled when I saw the table because Derek was sitting at it. Not just sitting, but stuffing his face with something that looked like pancakes. He was surrounded by about 12 plates that were all empty and stacked in random piles. Simon had been right. He looked up as though he had either smelled or heard me and the biggest smile appeared on his face, his teeth and the food he was chewing showing. He waved enthusiastically and beckoned me to come in. I was about to step into the couch room when suddenly the weirdest thing ever crossed my path.

A guy around my age with dark brown hair was holding onto the handle of a red light saber and walking backwards past me. A girl with a lighter shade of brown hair around the same age was holding onto the other end and being dragged by the guy across the room. Another girl the same age with an orangey brown hair color ran after them. They all were laughing hysterically. I looked the way they had come from, seeing that the couch room was much bigger than I expected. On the far end was another-shaped couch that also faced the TV. Over by the wall were two more teenagers fighting with a blue and green light saber, saying pew pew pew over and over again. One more teen sat on the couch on the far side of the room, using a laptop and shaking her head. I started laughing again and couldn't stop. None of them but the girl on the couch noticed as I walked through the couch room and into the kitchen to sit with Derek.

"Trust me this is one of the most normal things they've done in days," a woman's voice said from the equipment side of the kitchen. I jumped and looked over to the source of the sound. A woman with short, wavy blond hair that hung down to just pass her ears and blue eyes who looked around 40 was walking towards me. She was wiping her hands with a dish towel, which she set down on the island. Holding out her hand, she said, "I'm Claire, basically the hose keeper of the house. And cook, which Derek seems very thankful for. I'm an air half-demon too. Are you Chloe or Tori?"

I shook her hand and said I was Chloe. She turned back to the stove and began with the usual nice to meet you stuff. I glanced at Derek with a questioning look on my face, trying to see if she was okay. He just smiled again and nodded. I walked over to the doorway and screamed, "Simon!! I found the kitchen!! Watch out though. There's apparently a galactic war going on!"

"Coming!!" he screamed from somewhere else in the house. I turned back to the kitchen, where Derek had finally swallowed his food.

"Hi Chloe!! Sleep well? I did! I got up at like 7:00 when I smelled Claire's amazing cooking. You should really try some!!" he said in a very un-Derek hyper voice. I gave him an I'm-Kind-of-Weirded-Out look. He just shrugged and turned back to his plate. I went to the side of the table he was on and sat next to him.

"You're very perky this morning," I said to him. He turned to me and grumbled something with his mouth full that I couldn't understand. "What?" I asked. As he attempted to swallow as fast as he could, I looked at his face. He had a subtle black eye from the night with Liam and Ramon. His acne was pretty much gone and his hair no longer greasy at all. He defiantly looked a lot better than those days at Lyle House. Then I looked at his bright green eyes. I realized then they were kind of hot. Whoa there Chloe! What the hell are you thinking?! This is Derek we're talking about. He's not hot! Or was he? I always thought Simon was kind of attractive but Derek? I guess that in my mind I always though of him as the guy I first met at Lyle House. Now that I looked at him, I actually did admit that he was kind of attractive.

"I said that there's actual breakfast! Really good breakfast too. And Claire makes anything you could ever want!" Derek said, knocking me out of my weird trance. I smiled and blushed a little for what I had been thinking earlier. I laughed at his enthusiasm and it was apparently contagious because soon Derek was laughing hysterically too. I'd never heard him actually laugh before. He had a really nice one too, low but not in anyway menacing or anything like that. We we're still laughing when Simon walked in.

"Hey you were right. There is a galactic war going on and why are you guys laughing hysterically?" he asked as he came in and sat across the table from me. Derek and I looked at each other and started laughing even harder. I was laughing so hard that I almost fell out of my chair. Actually I would have if Derek didn't catch me as usual. This made us laugh even harder than before and it was a few minutes until we could finally stop. By that time we were leaning against each other, both holding our sides. When I realized that I was almost completely against him I blushed and sat back up, quickly calming down. Derek soon followed suit and we were finally capable of talking.

"Sorry bro," Derek said to Simon, who was looking really freaked out. "She just started laughing and then I started laughing and then you came in and we couldn't stop."

"Yeah I got that part. So where's the food?" he asked looking at the plates hungrily.

"Oh. I'm sorry," Claire began. "You must be Simon. I'm Claire and do basically everything around the house. You guys must be hungry. Here, come get what ever you want. Take as much as you want. I have to make quadruple batches with the number of teenagers in this house. Come get everything before the others come in."

Simon and I went to the counter where Claire had set out all the food. There was a ton, everything from bacon to double chocolate muffins. We filled up two plates and a glass of milk, and orange juice each then went and sat back down. Claire then filled a plate of her own, got a cup of coffee, and came and sat next to Simon.

"I'll wait until you are all finished to call everyone else in. Derek told me what you guys have been through," she said. "I can't believe you all survived that. Especially the werewolves. It's amazing that you two got through that with Derek only getting a black eye. The fact that the Edison Group used actual bullets worries me too. They might actually want you kids dead now. You'll be safe here though, don't worry about that. I'm just worried about the other kids from their experiments. Most of them are here of course but there are a few still out there. Even supernaturals who were never involved with the Edison Group might be in trouble now."

She kept saying stuff like that. We all kind of half listened as we ate, everyone getting not only seconds, but thirds (Derek actually got up to 5ths). Tori eventually came down, looking, well, not that pissed off and maybe a little happy.

"Why are there a bunch of teens playing with light sabers?" she asked as she came into the room and sat at the head of the table next to me. I couldn't help it, I started laughing again, not as hard as before but still. This time Simon, Derek, and Claire started laughing with me. Tori was looking really freaked out by the time we settled down.

"Nobody really knows," I finally said. "There's food on the counter." Tori jumped up immediately when she heard this and scrambled to get to the food. She filled up a few plates and got something to drink then sat back down. Claire introduced herself and we all just talked for while. It was nice to just talk about random stuff, nothing that involved survival or getting to where we need to go. After like 30 minutes, the other kids started coming in.

So did everyone like it? If you did, tell me what you think and if you didn't, please tell what you think. As you can tell, I sometimes have a weird mind so it will come out in dreams. The light saber scene is real by the way. I was the one who got dragged across the floor by one of my bff's twin brother and I also was one of the people who were fighting with them and saying pew pew pew. It was immature and amazingly fun. So anyway many of the scenes I put in will actually be real as well as most of the characters I put in will be based on people I know, such as Claire who was inspired by my awesome math teacher. So review please!! I'll only update when I get at least 5 reviews from 5 different people.