Jack, Annie, and Melanie all froze not sure what to say or do next. Gina just smiled and walked towards Melanie and Adam looking them both up and down.

"My, my. Haven't you been keeping busy, darling. Nice to see you again, Adam. Oh, that's right. You can't talk. I forgot. So, Melanie, how long have you been keeping this little charade of yours up?"

"How did you find out?" Melanie asked, looking tense.

"Well, I still have my senses about things. And when I kept seeing you kids ducking in and out of rooms and spending so much time together, well, I just figured out that something was up. So I followed you all out here, and of course my suspicions are confirmed."

"So? I don't care! Just leave us alone, mother!"

"You know how I hate secrets, Melanie. And you and your friends have been doing nothing but. Now what should I do about that?"

"Leave them alone! They're not going to harm us."

"But I told you not to tell anyone about who we are. And you disobeyed me."

"No, she didn't," Annie spoke up. "We figured it out for ourselves."

"Really? Were we that obvious?"

"No. We followed you to the shed and saw you."

"You followed me?" Melanie asked.

"Yeah, uh, you see-"

"Well we were suspicious because I saw Melanie outside my room the other night talking to Adam here," Jack commented. "So we followed you to see if there was something going on. And we're sorry. We just had to know, I guess."

"Wait a minute, you came to get us, didn't you? That whole bus thing was a scam!" Gina shouted.

"No! It wasn't! Honest!"

"I thought you looked like nice folks whom I could trust. But I guess I can't trust anyone these days."

"Look, if it makes you feel any better, we'll leave tomorrow."

"What? You think that I'm just going to let you go, just like that? So you can go telling the world about us? I don't think so."

"Look, we won't tell, we promise. No one would believe us, anyway," Annie replied.

"No, you see I can't believe you. I'm sorry."

"Wait! You want to know why I've been so secretive from you, mother? Which of course isn't your name."

"What are you babbling about, Melanie?"

"You're not my mother. You're an evil spirit who took over my mother's body as far back as I can remember."

"Melanie! That's preposterous!"

"Is it? Because the mother I first came to know and love told me that when I found love to hold on to it, no matter who it was. My mother wouldn't turn my one true love into some creature like this. And she wouldn't threaten my friends. I've always thought that you had just changed. But I looked up some of the suspicions I had on Annie's computer and read up all about evil spirits. And you have all of the symptoms. And you're just an evil spirit who decided to get revenge on mother and I because we ran away. Isn't that right, father?"

Annie and Jack stood there with their mouths open not sure what to think.

"I think that this is getting a little too weird for my taste," Jack whispered to Annie.

"You can't prove any of this," "Gina" said.

"Oh, but I can. You never liked Adam. And you wanted me to marry Jonathan, because he lived with a rich family. And then no one would ever suspect that mother and I were witches. I just want to know one thing, why did you stay with mother if you knew? Why didn't you want to kill her like all the others?"

"Gina" sighed and looked at the ground. "Because. I couldn't find anyone else like your mother. And I didn't care what she was. I loved her. And I loved you. But you decided to just go off and break my heart. I couldn't deal with that. And when I heard that you were "dead", I wanted to die myself. I started going crazy, and one night I just decided to kill myself. And then when I discovered why you had run away, and how you put me through that agony for nothing, then I wanted nothing but revenge. So one night I came here and well, became your mother."

"And next time on the Weird and Wacky soap opera." Jack said.

"Well, I know that you wanted revenge, but don't you love Melanie and Gina? Why would you want to hurt them so much?" Annie stated.

"Like I said, they ruined my life," "Gina" replied. "I had no choice."

"How could you? What mother and I did was out of love. If they had caught us, then you would have watched us die. We wanted to spare you the pain," Melanie explained.

"Oh, so instead you decided to make me think you were dead? Oh, well thank you very much. But nothing can make me forgive you now."

"Aw, come on. Be a pal. Remember, treat others the way you want to be treated," Jack said.

Annie gave a look Jack's way. "Jack, what are you doing?"

"Yeah, you think that this is funny, young man?" "Gina" said, walking towards him and getting right in front of his face.

"Uh, no, sir. I just think that taking over someone's body is a little, well, weird," Jack replied, not of course remembering that time when the wil 'o the wisp had taken over his body.

"Well then, maybe you won't think that this is weird," he said picking up Jack by his shirt, making Jack's eyes widen.

"Father! No! Put him down! Please!" Melanie screamed.

"It's guys like this that I wanted you to stay away from. All guys like this are poison!" he said throwing Jack about thirty feet away- up on the roof.

"Jack!" Annie yelled, looking up at him.

"Uh, did I mention that I have a thing about heights?" Jack commented in scared voice.

"Get him down!" Annie screamed.

"Silence!" he said, holding his hand up and throwing her back on the ground.

"Leave them alone!" Melanie said, trying to do some magic as well, only nothing.

"Gina" laughed smugly. "Your magic can't work on me."

Annie got up and ran over by Melanie's side. "Melanie, your mother has to believe in herself. She has to defeat your father, herself in order to get him out of her!"

"No, I am the most powerful!!" he said, waving his arms and making the wind kick up heavily.

The wind made the part of the roof Jack was on crack, making him fall a little and hold on to the edge tightly.

Annie looked up to where Jack was and began to panic. "Melanie, tell your mother! Tell her she has to believe in herself!"

Melanie hesitated a second and spoke up. "Mother, if you're in there, listen to me! You have to defeat him! Trust and believe in yourself! Don't let him defeat you! Remember how you always told me to be a strong, independent woman? Well I learned how to do that from you! Now be that same mother that I know and love. Be strong!! Please, believe in yourself!!"

"Gina" began laughing again and held up his hand. "Time to say goodbye to your little friend," pointing it up towards Jack, who was struggling to hang on as it became much harder to.

"MOTHER!!" Melanie pleaded.

Suddenly a bright light shown, and Melanie's father screamed, and then fell down, everything then growing calm.

Melanie went over to Gina and turned her over. "Mother?"

She then slowly opened her eyes and smiled. "Melanie. My sweet, wonderful, Melanie. I'm here now."

A tear slid down Melanie's face as she hugged her mother. "Oh, mother. I thought I would never see you again."

"Um, a little help here?" Jack said, still holding on. Suddenly the side he was holding on to broke, and he screamed as he started to fall.

Gina immediately ran over to him and held her hand up, making Jack fall very slowly and safely landing on the ground.

"Uh, thanks," Jack said, getting a weird look on his face.

Everyone just smiled, suddenly hearing a male's voice behind them.


Melanie turned around and screamed with nothing but joy. "Adam! You're okay!"

"I guess once your father left, the spell was broken," Gina commented.

"Oh, if only I had known sooner," Melanie said.

"It wasn't your fault, my sweet. At least we got to see each other every day. And now we can share our love together in the right way," Adam replied, as they both kissed.

Annie smiled and then walked away from everyone, a tear streaming down her face.

Jack followed her and stopped her in mid-walk. "Annie, what's wrong?"

"Oh, nothing. It's just, well, do you ever think I'll find someone like that? You know, and fall in love?"

Jack smiled. "Annie, you're a beautiful girl. Any guy would go nuts if they had you."

"Oh yeah? Then why haven't I even been kissed yet?"

Jack smiled and the next second later, slowly leaned in and kissed her. After a few seconds, they parted, Annie froze in her tracks.

"Jack, I- uh, you didn't have to do that."

"Why not? I've always been curious to know what it would be like to kiss you, you've never been kissed, it just seemed to fit. Well, I'm going to go to bed before mom notices I'm gone. She checked up on me last night, so she probably will again tonight. I'll, uh, see you in the morning."

Annie smiled. "Okay. Good night, Jack."

Jack smiled back. "Good night, Annie." **

The next morning, everyone gathered at the bus after Ned had fixed it, getting ready to leave.

"Gina, thank you so much for letting us stay here. You have been too kind," Molly said.

"Oh, it was no trouble, really. I know that if I were in the same position that I would want someone to help me."

Molly smiled and they hugged each other, Melanie happily noticing right along side Adam.

"Melanie, promise you'll write write me," Annie said, coming up to her.

Melanie smiled and hugged her. "Absolutely. Thank you for all your help, Annie."


"You too, Jack," she said, giving him a slight kiss on the cheek.

Jack grinned and blushed a little. "Sure thing."

"Hey, how come Jack always gets all the girls?" Clu stated, coming up behind them. "Am I not pretty enough or something?"

"Yes, I think you're very pretty," Melanie replied, giving him a kiss on the cheek as well.

Clu froze, his mouth hanging open. "Dude."

Jack laughed. "Come on man, you'll be okay," he said, guiding him to the bus.

Pretty soon, everyone was on the bus, which then took off a few minutes later.

"Well, I guess now we can live happily ever after," Melanie said.

"We sure can, honey," Gina said, putting her arm around her.

"Who were those people?" Adam asked, confused.

Melanie grinned. "Let's just say, a gift from God."

Note: Okay, that's it! Hope it wasn't too corny or nothin'. But of course you guys can r&r to let me know how I did! And remember, this was my first So Weird fic. Thanks!!:-D