Note: This chapter took me a long time, but I think you'll all like it. It has interaction between most of the characters introduced thus far. Hope you enjoy.
Disclaimer: American Dragon: Jake Long, does NOT belong to me. All rights go to their owners. I only own my original characters. Thax.
Chapter V: Deja Vu & Broken Memories.
Since Grandpa's freak out the other day, Jake couldn't get the thoughts of all the bazaar things happening in Manhattan out of his head.
First, a replica of Rose showed up, Huntsclan equipment had been stolen, and now he had to go to the shop for an urgent meeting with Grandpa.
He had called up Trixie and Spud, and told them to meet in front of his house. When they had all gotten there, they all skated over to the shop.
"So Jakey, what does your grandpa want to talk to you about?" Trixie asked.
"I have no clue," Jake said, "he just said it was important."
"Everything's important to him," Spud said.
"I know tell me about it but this seems serious. Some Huntsclan equipment was stolen and with Rose showing up or someone who looks almost like her, it seems too weird," Jake said.
"You don't think she has something with it, do you?" Spud asked.
"That's impossible Jakey; it's just a coincidence. You didn't sense anything odd about her, you're letting you emotions play with you." Trixie said.
"Maybe Trix, but think about it, it's just doesn't make sense," Jake said.
"He's got a point," Spud said.
"Maybe," Trixie said as they arrived at the shop.
"Yo Grandpa we're here!" Jake announced as he and his friends walked into the store. Fu came along to greet them but Grandpa was not in a good mood.
"You're late!" Grandpa practically yelled.
"Grandpa's a little cranky, we have guest." Fu whispered to the trio.
"Guest," Jake questioned and right then four figures walked out from the inner room of shop.
" Nigel?" Trix, Spud, and Jake all exclaimed.
"Good to see all of you too," He smirked his British smirk.
"So you weren't lying about knowing the American Dragon," a girl with a witch uniform said. She examined them, "not the bunch I expected."
"Excuse me," Trixie asked," who are you?"
"Sorry I'm being rude," She said," I'm Serenity, I'm a witch."
"You're a wha-"Trixie looked dumbfounded.
"Hubba-hubba," Spud said, "I'm Spud," but Trixie nudged him in his guts and he let out a wench of pain," Ouch!" Serenity looked amused, but Nigel and the two older figures looked un-amused.
"Jake, meet the wizards of Britain," Fu introduced, "well some of them."
"Hello my name is Master Ruskin, I am Nigel's mentor," He held out his hands to the group, Jake, Spud, and Trixie all shook it.
"I'm Alida, Serenity's former mentor," the older looking witch said, "It's a pleasure to meet all of you."
"They will be helping us find the missing Huntsman equipment and locate who stole them," Grandpa explained.
"Yes, I've heard you all have contributed a lot to stopping the HuntsClan and keeping magical creature safe. I'm quite impressed." Alida smiled.
"Now that the introductions have been made, shall we all move to discuss the matter?" Master Ruskin asked.
"Of course," Grandpa led all of them back into the inner room, where they all started talking and exchanging information.
Krystal and I had just finished registering at Fillmore High School with our parents. After that, they went back to work while Krystal and I were walking around city, taking in the sites.
Surprisingly Mr. Rotwood was working at Fillmore High School. No one liked him in middle school, imagine how people would feel if they saw him in high school.
"Ew he's everywhere," Krystal said, "he needs to get a life."
I laughed, sure it was kind of mean thing to say but Mr. Rotwood was somewhat of a creeper, and rude. He always tried to get people in trouble even the ones that didn't deserve it.
"Well we'll have to deal with him all over again," I said.
"Gah, don't remind me," Krystal said, she was clearly grossed out. "He's a douche."
"Well he was sort of nice to me during the Ski Trip," I didn't know why I was defending him but it was the truth.
"Oh when you lost your pass," Krystal said," you are such a klutz."
"Yet I can still do better flips than you," I teased her and she looked offended.
"Please," Krystal denied," but how did you lose your pass? I mean we weren't even settled in, and you lost it."
"Hmmm," the details were a little sketchy, "I think I dropped it in the snow when I was getting my bags."
"No, that wasn't it," Krystal said," You had your pass when you got into your room."
"Oh right," I tried to think," I know I went out for a stroll. I heard an animal cry so I went to check it out. "Images flashed through my mind. It was snowing, something white was in a net, and it was crying. Then I saw fire, and that's all that came to my head.
"And that's it," Krystal asked, "I know you like animals and all, but don't you think that's dangerous. It could have hurt you."
"It was trapped," I said," I was fine. I remembered seeing the poor thing, and someone came to help me, and set it free. After that, I ran back to the lounge, and I couldn't find my pass." I didn't mention the fire, it'd freak Krystal out.
"Well whatever, I remembered being roommates with Janice, "Krystal said, "She was sort of nice to me."
I smiled," I was roomed up with Trixie, "I remember her being extremely nice, and we actually got along, for the most part. She was extremely talkative too.
"Oh her," Krystal said, "I heard from Stacey that she joined the cheerleaders for a while and then they all ended up in the middle of a river."
"Uh…that's weird," I said," Are you sure Stacey wasn't lying?" Knowing Stacey, if she did not like someone she would try to keep them away.
"Tracey and Lacey told me the same thing," Krystal said," and Stacey wouldn't like to me."
"Okay, but how does that even happen?" I asked.
"Well I don't know, but I'll be staying away from Trixie," I rolled my eyes. Seriously, I wouldn't have believed a story like that if I were Krystal.
Jake had finished the meeting with the wizards but he hadn't said a single word, but listened to everything.
It all seemed weird, and Jake knew Nigel's skills, and to think that he couldn't stop a couple of thieves, really made him question Nigel's strength.
As the adults finished up their last words, Jake, Trixie, Spud, Nigel, Serenity, and Fu Dog went to the front of the shop.
"It was nice meeting all of you, "Serenity said, "but I've got to go. Nigel, let Master Ruskin and Master Alida know,"
"Alright," Nigel said. Serenity smiled and waved good bye to everyone, and left.
"Dude, she's a babe," Spud said," are you two, you know?" Spud asked.
Nigel's laughed," Me and Serenity, please, I'd rather date a troll. She's too much to handle."
"That girl, I don't like her." Trixie said, "She gives me a bad feeling."
"Oh trust me," Nigel said, "She always gives me a bad vibe."
"So you don't know anything about those thieves?" Jake asked Nigel and he shook his head.
"Sorry chap," Nigel said," all I know is they had some sort of magic. They weren't regular humans. One of them had freezing abilities."
"Weird," Jake thought for a second. "This whole weeks been crazy,"
"Tell me about it," Nigel said, "Master Ruskin said he could feel a rift in space and time?"
"What's that?" Jake asked.
"Well it's a disturbance in time," Fu Dog said, "it's not common but when it happens, many weird things occur. It's kind of like déjà vu."
"Weird," Spud said, "I always have déjà vu," He starched his head," but not recently."
"How does it happen?" Trixie asked.
"Mostly time travel," Fu said, "but those side effects can always be fixed."
"Yeah I guess," Nigel said," but it's not like that." Everyone was quiet; no one knew what to say. As if on cue, Jake got a text message.
"Hey stranger, I'm back in town. Wanna meet?" It was from Danica.
Jake smiled; Danica was back, "Where?"
"I'm with a friend right now at the Smoothie Bar, you should come. Danica wrote.
"I'll be right there," Jake wouldn't dare to miss seeing Danica. They hadn't seen each other for weeks, and it was the longest time they've spent apart.
"What's with you?" Trixie asked.
"Yeah, you got that goofy love struck look on your face," Fu Dog said.
"Shut up Fu," and then turned to his friends, "what would you guys say to going to the Smoothie bar with me?"
"I'm in, I'm starving." Spud rubbed his belly.
"Hmmm...why?" Trixie asked.
"Well Danica's back in town and she's at the Smoothie Bar." Jake said.
"Honeycutt?" Nigel asked," I don't see what she sees in you." Nigel crossed his arms," she's better suited with someone with more class, like me."
Jake glared at him please," the only class you have is the ones you're taking with your wizard master."
"Burn," Fu Dog laughed.
Nigel shook his head, "I don't understand American girls, always going for animals. Stacey and Danica, they're all unreadable."
At the mention of Stacey's name Spud got defensive, "Don't talk about her like that!"
"Excuse me, "Nigel said," Stacey clearly has no taste if she's dating Brad." Spud growled and almost tried to punch Nigel but Trix and Spud pulled him back.
"Chill Spud," Jake said.
"He's got a point, Brad's an idiot." Trixie agreed.
"That I can agree on but never say anything about Stacey," Spud warned.
Nigel rolled his eyes, "If you say so." Before anything more could happen, the masters came out of the room.
"Where is Serenity?" Alida asked.
"She said she had to go," Nigel said.
"Oh alright," Alida said, "It was nice to meet you all. Now please excuse me." And with a puff of smoke, she vanished.
"Always pulling her tricks," Master Ruskin said," it was nice to see you again, Lao Shi."
"Likewise," Grandpa said.
"Let's go Nigel," Nigel nodded. They both left like regular humans. Grandpa didn't say much either, and went back into the room.
"You get going, spend time with your girl." Fu said," I'll help gramps out."
"Thanks Fu," and the trio left.
When Krystal and I had gotten home, mom told me Janice had called, and she told Krystal that Stacey called to tell Krystal to meet at her house. So Krystal went off, and I called Janice back.
"Hey," I said, "Sorry I missed your call."
"No problem," Janice said, "do you think you could meet me at Smoothie Bar?"
"Yeah sure, give me ten minutes." With that said, I told mom and dad where I was going, and left the house to meet Janice.
It took less than 10 minutes to get to the Smoothie Bar. When I got inside, I saw that it was pretty crowed, it was expected though, it's summer.
I scanned the room to find Janice; I finally spotted her and moved my way through the crowed place to see my friend.
"Hey you," Janice said noticing me; "you made it just in time." I noticed another girl next to her, she had wavy brown hair, and she looked familiar.
"Hey yourself," I smiled.
"Rose, this is Danica," Janice introduced, "Remember me telling you about her?"
Now I remembered her, "Hey," I held out my hand, "nice to meet you."
"You too," Danica shook it and we all took a seat.
"Yeah Danica just got back from a swimming competition," Janice said.
"Oh cool," I said, "How did you guys do?"
"Well not to brag or anything but we kicked ass," She smiled, "we won."
"That's great," I smiled. She seemed sweet enough and no one had ever said anything bad about her in middle school.
"So I hope you two don't mind but I invited my boyfriend since I haven't seen him a while," Danica said looking a bit nervous, "it's our first time being apart since we started to date."
"Jake, right?" Janice asked and Danica nodded. I forgot that she was dating the infamous Jake; I kind of wanted to see what the big deal about him was.
"How long have you two been dating?" I asked trying to make conversation.
"A little over two months, ever since graduation," Danica smiled, I could tell she really liked him.
"That's sweet," I smiled.
"Talking about the devil, here he comes," Janice said pointing towards him, Danica and I turned to see a short spiky black and green haired boy in the crowd, with two of his friends.
Something about him clicked in my head, and once again my head started to hurt. Not as much as before, but just looking at him gave me an odd feeling.
"Jake!" Danica yelled his name and he turned towards her, a smile plastered on his face as she went over to him and kissed him.
And then something in my heart burned, it feels like jealousy, but why? I watched as they came towards us, I turned. I also felt flustered and something ignited in me and I didn't understand it.
"You okay?" Janice seemed to notice.
"I'm fine," I assured her but she looked doubtful.
"Jake, I want you to meet my friends," I turned to look at Jake, and his expression was unreadable. Even his friends looked a bit confused.
"Hi," Janice greeted with a wave. "I'm Janice,"
"Hey," I greeted awkwardly and extended out my arm, since I was close. "Nice to meet you," Jake looked at my hand, which had my tattoo on it, and I swear I heard him mutter my name.
My eyes widened, was I hearing things? How'd he know my name?
It's been such a long time I wrote anything but I'm on a roll! Might actually update weekly now. Let's see, please give me some feedback, I need it. I felt like I should have done the Jake and Rose encounter in Jake's POV, but oh well. You decide for me (: