Warning: This story might be a little OOC. I will try to get the characters right as much as I can.
"Everything negative- pressure, challenges- is all an opportunity for me to rise."
California. The place of blue skies and golden sun. I hope it's everything I dreamed it would be. We're moving to a new house. It still has a lot of huge rooms and an underground lab. The best part of the new house was we had our own section of beach.
I speed up to my room and started to unpack. Mr. D and Tasha have the only bedroom on the ground floor. I hear Leo stomp into his room which is across from mine. I go downstairs and checkout the layout.
The thing I love about the new house is that it's very open and bright. The walls are painted with light colors. The furniture adds some diversity to the room without being too much. Tasha layed out the furniture exactly the same way as the old house. I find it really helpful and annoying at the same time.
"I need to go buy some parts for a new invention I'm working on, so I have to go to the mall. Do you guys want to come?" Mr.D asks me.
"Yess!" I can barely contain my excitement.
After half an hour we all piled in the car and went to the mall. I rolled down the window and stuck my hand out. California is so cool.
Mr.D and Tasha kick us all out and continued on their way to the hardware store which was on the other side of the mall. I feel my mouth drop to the ground in shock. My first real mall. I resist the urge to speed around and check out every store.
We walk to the fountain that sat in the middle of the plaza. The bottom of the fountain is littered with pennies. Pulling one out of my pocket, I whisper my wish to it and drop it in.
"What did you wish for?" Chase asks me.
I shake my head as a smile spreads across my face. "I can't tell you that."
We go over to the mall directory and start to plan what we're going to do. Then Adam's stomach rumbles so loudly I literally jump a foot in the air. When I land I hit him on the shoulder.
He rubs where I hit him. "OW! What was that for?"
"You scared me." Then I roll my eyes. "Did I even hurt you?"
He smiles a bright smile that blinds me. "No silly."
Chase stops talking to Leo, blinking in annoyance. "Then why did you say ow?"
"Because it's fun!" Adam says, still smiling.
Leo pulls out a wad of cash. "Look at what my mom gave me!"
"I'm hungry!" Adam whines loudly.
Leo, Chase, and I look at each other and roll our eyes at the same time. Leo looks really annoyed, but searches the map anyway.
"What about Falafel Phil's?" Leo asks.
He points to it on the map and we all agree. It's really close, so Adam's really happy. We all start to walk over. I look at the other shops. There's a sewing shop, a froyo store, a book store, and many more. There's even a karate dojo.
Two kids walk out of the dojo. One's a blonde girl with brown eyes that's really pretty. The other is a brunette with brown eyes. He even has two dimples on his face just like….Jack! But, that can't be him. His eyes are so expressionless and cold.
"Jack!" Chase says for me.
Jack stopped walking, but didn't turn around. Blondie walked into Falafel Phil's oblivious to Jack's hesitation. He was obviously debating on whether to turn around or just ignore us.
He turned to face us. "Chase. Bree." He exclaimed with fake happiness.
I don't know why he greeted us with fake excitement, but I was kinda hurt. I blink and realize that I'm tearing up.
"Jack? But your dead!" Adam says finally realizing its Jack.
Jack rolls his eyes in annoyance. "I'm obviously not dead."
I can't help myself. I speed over to him and hug him tight. "Jack," I choke out since I'm fighting to hold back tears. "Why did you let us think you were dead? Do you know how much it messed me up?"
I feel Jack stiffen and I look to see that his eyes have widened. Just then Blondie comes out of the restaurant. I quickly release Jack and straighten.
"Jack, are you coming?" Then she turns to me. "Who's this?"
"She's my sister." He answers quickly.
We're not really related. We just say we're siblings. It actually works since we all look the same.
"Oh really?" Suddenly Blondie doesn't look so angry. "Why didn't you tell me that you have siblings?"
He shrugged. "You never asked. Also, I cut myself off from them a while ago. Kim, go inside."
"But," She starts.
"Just go!" Jack says with more anger then I ever saw him use in all the 11 years I knew him.
Kim turns on her heel and runs to the mall exit. I see her wipe a hand at her eyes and can't help but feel bad for the poor girl.
"Great. You made me make her upset." Jack ran a hair through his long hair.
My hand flies to my mouth to hold back the strangled cry that almost escaped. Someone hugs me from behind and I know it's Chase.
"What do you mean by you cut yourself from us?" Chase asked angrily.
I turned to look him in the eyes. "Why is he angry?" He looks even angrier after seeing my face. "Is it something I did?"
"Chase, I know you'll be the first one to figure out what I mean." Jack muttered.
"Well," I choke out and then stop because my voice comes out in a whisper.
"Well, that doesn't answer the question." Chase yells.
"It doesn't have too." Jack smiles a sly smile that doesn't fit his face. It makes him look evil and threatening.
"Do you want to come over for dinner?" I ask stronger.
Jack shrugs. "I'll have to check my schedule."
"You guys have a brother?" Leo asks once Kim is gone. I notice that he is really impatient and has probably been waiting to say that ever since we saw Jack.
I jump when I realize he's there. He's been really quiet this whole time.
I nod slowly. "Leo, this is Jack. Jack, this is your step-brother Leo."
Jack coldly looks Leo over. "I don't know who you are, but I know you don't have bionics."
Leo glares back at Jack. "So?" He takes a deep breath and calms down.
"You obviously know about us. You didn't even blink twice when Bree sped over to me." Chase's arms wrap around me even tighter when he hears that.
"I found out." He looks at Jack with wonder. "What bionics do you have?"
Jack smiles a sad smile. "I turned them off a while ago."
Leo looks very disappointed. "Why?"
"So I wouldn't stand out." Jack looks at his shoes as if they're the most interesting thing in the world.
I feel Chase's arms tighten around me. I lean my head against his hard chest.
"What bionics did you have?" Leo presses.
Jack just glared at him. If looks could kill, Leo would have been brutally murdered by now.
"He could fly, manipulate fire, teleport, and had telekinesis." I answer.
"Why are you being so mean after we see you again after six years?" Chase asks.
I look up into his eyes again to find sadness and hurt. When we were little, Chase and Jack got along so well. We could have actually glued them together and they wouldn't have minded.
"Don't you think I left for a reason?" Jack looks directly into Chase's eyes. "I thought you were better than that."
I looked at him dumbly. "What's that reason?"
He shrugged and walked away. "I'll call you if I can come."
I smile widely. "I love you Jack." I call after him.
I feel Chase wince and I believe he heard my heart break in two.
When Davenport comes to pick us up, we tell him all about meeting up with Jack. He looks really worried when we tell him, but he lets us finish our story. I know he's thinking about the weird way Jack was acting.
"Did he really say all that?" Davenport asks.
I nod sadly. "He said he might come over for dinner."
"Why did he fake his death?"
I walk into the car and close the door. I don't want to believe that Jack could be so rude. Leo and Adam follow me in. I look outside to see Chase and Davenport still talking. They both look worried and nervous.
Jack would never have acted that rude six years ago. I looked up to him. Now, he was just rude.
"Why did she invite him over for dinner?" Davenport asks.
"You know how messed up she was after he died. I think she wants him to come and explain. To redeem himself." I mutter.
"I don't like the way he was acting. If he does come over for dinner then we have every reason to be suspicious." Davenport states.
"Why was he so rude?" I hate not knowing.
Davenport shrugs. "We may find out."
I climbed into the car and sat beside Bree. I feel like Jack wants me to find out the answer to that question.
"Chase, I know you'll be the first one to figure out what I mean."
"Jack, don't worry. I will find out." I think to myself.
"Marcus's intel was wrong."
I look up from my desk to see the weapon walk in. I hate it when he barges in, but I don't say anything.
"What do you mean?" I keep my face emotionless.
"The Davenports aren't in Florida. They're here; in Seaford." He informs me.
I smile. "That's even better. Get close to them. We're going to attack them from the inside."
The weapon turns around and leaves quickly.
"Oh Davenport. You could at least make destroying you a little of a challenge."
A/N: Who do you think the weapon is? Whose point of view do you think that last part was in? I would love to hear your thoughts. Please review! I'm super excited for this fanfic and I hope you all are too. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.