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Everything Has Changed, Part 4 is the sixty-fourth chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on March 4, 2016.

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After who-knows-how-long, Annabeth came and visited me.

“Hi, Sarah,” she greeted.

“Hi,” I greeted back. “So you know it’s me and not Emily?”

She nodded. “Luke explained it to me a little bit. I don’t understand how it’s possible, but I get it.”

“I think we all feel the same way.”

“You and Emily aren’t really that different.”

“What do you mean by that, exactly? That we look the same? Sound the same? What?”

“Well, your voices sound different, but your personalities are practically identical.”

“Wow. You have a way with words. But, yeah, Luke kind of told me the same thing. Do you like that he and Emily are dating?”

“Yeah. She’s really cool and she keeps Luke from being so serious all the time. Especially about me.”

“Well, he really cares about you and doesn’t want to see you get hurt.”

“I know. But if he can take care of himself and protect me, I wanna do the same for him.”

“That’s fair.”

Annabeth nodded in agreement. Then she walked over to the desk, picked up my album, and came over and sat down next to me.

“You’re the one singing on this CD, right?” she asked.

“Yes, I am,” I replied. “Do you like my songs?”

“Oh, yes. Very much. Emily and I would listen to them everyday, both together and alone. I suggested that we could learn the lyrics and sing along with you like a group, but Emily didn’t want her voice to block yours.”

“Well, she could turn the music up loud enough to where she can sing along but only hear my voice like my mom does.”

“Yeah, that’s what your mom suggested, and that’s what we did, and it works.”

“Awesome.”

Annabeth nodded in agreement. “Umm, Sarah, I’ve kind of always wondered something about possessions that I hope you could confirm for me.”

“Ok. What?”

“If you’re possessing Emily’s body, where’s Emily? In your body?”

I hesitated. I never really thought about that until now.

“Umm, well, my body is probably in a casket somewhere as a skeleton,” I said. “So she’s probably not there. But where she could be, I have no idea.”

“Do you think she’s still in her body, waiting to come back?”

“Well, I’m sure she’ll come back sometime. No one can possess someone’s body forever. If she is still here in her body, she’s probably fighting to get back in control of it. And if I had any control over it, I’d let her take her body back.”

“Why?”

“Because it’s her body, not mine.”

Annabeth studied me for a moment. “If Emily is still in her body, I don’t think she’s fighting for it back.”

“Why do you think that?” I asked, surprised.

“Because you’re controlling her body. She talks to me about you sometimes. Even though she never really knew you ’cause she was just a baby when you died, she really misses you. And since you’re here, controlling her body, she’d want you to stay as long as you can, even if she’s not exactly here with you.”

I let her words sink in. I also managed to keep myself from crying, but it was really hard. Man, she really was smart.

I decided to focus on something less sad. “Uh, hey. I just finished a new song. Would you like to hear it?”

“Yes, please,” Annabeth replied.

“Alright.” I grabbed my guitar. “How would you like to sing it with me?”

“Can I?”

“I’m asking you, aren’t I?”

“Then yes.”

“Ok.”

I grabbed the music sheet and handed it to her.

“‘Everything Has Changed’?” she asked.

I nodded. “Yeah. It’s a love song.”

“It doesn’t sound like one.”

“What does it sound like?”

“Like it’s sad.”

“Well, have you ever heard of the phrase to never judge a book by its cover?”

She nodded. “Of course I have. I love to read.”

“So do I. And that phrase also means to never judge a song by its title. Understand?”

She nodded.

“Ok. Now there are some lyrics that are repeated.”

“Like a chorus?”

“Well, yes. But not the lyrics that I want you to sing with me. It’s the lyrics just before the chorus. You can read along and I’ll signal you when I want you to sing along, ok?”

“Ok.”

I adjusted my guitar and began to play:


[Sarah]

All I knew this morning when I woke
Is I know something now, know something now I didn’t before.
And all I’ve seen since eighteen hours ago
Is green eyes and freckles and your smile
In the back of my mind making me feel like

I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now

[Both]
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

[Sarah]
’Cause all I know is we said, “Hello.”
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name

[Both]
Everything has changed

[Sarah]
All I know is you held the door
You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

And all my walls stood tall painted blue
And I’ll take them down, take them down and open up the door for you

And all I feel in my stomach is butterflies
The beautiful kind, making up for lost time,
Taking flight, making me feel right

[Both] I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

[Sarah]
’Cause all I know is we said, “Hello.”
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name

[Both] Everything has changed

[Sarah]
All I know is you held the door
And you’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is

[Both]
Everything has changed

[Sarah]
Come back and tell me why
I’m feeling like I’ve missed you all this time, oh, oh, oh.
And meet me there tonight
And let me know that it’s not all in my mind.

I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

All I know is we said, “Hello.”
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name

[Both]
Everything has changed

[Sarah]
All I know is you held the door
You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is

[Both]
Everything has changed

[Sarah]
All I know is we said, “Hello.”
So dust off your highest hopes
All I know is pouring rain and

[Both]
Everything has changed

[Sarah]
All I know is a new found grace
All my days I’ll know your face
All I know since yesterday is

[Both]

Everything has changed

I finished the song with a smile on my face.

“That was great, Annabeth,” I said. “You have a really beautiful voice.”

She smiled. “Thank you.”

“And I was impressed by when you sang the ‘Everything has changed’ line with me, even though I didn’t signal you.”

“Well, since that was the title of the song, those moments sounded like the right time to say it.”

“And they were. You’re very bright and smart. Of course, you’re a daughter of Athena, right? It’s really no surprise.”

“Umm, thanks?”

“It was a compliment.”

“Oh. Then, thank you.”

“You’re very welcome. You could be singing that song someday yourself if you’d like.”

“But won’t I have to be in love first?”

“Well, no. But it would be more special if you were in love. Do you think you’ll ever fall in love?”

“I don’t know. Cassandra says I will, and that she probably even knows who with, but I hope she’s wrong.”

“Who does she think you’ll fall in love with?”

“Well, we don’t know his name or have even met him yet.”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“Well, ever since I was seven, every once in a while, I sometimes have a vision of my future.”

“Really? Visions of what?”

“Monsters mostly. Whenever I hear the name of a monster or god for the first time, I sometimes have a vision of myself meeting that monster in my future. But in most of them, I’m not meeting that monster alone.”

“Who’s with you? A boy?”

She nodded. “I don’t know his name, but these visions of him are annoying.”

“Can you describe him to me?”

“Sure. He has black hair, green eyes. I think he’s as old as I am, and he usually wears regular clothing, like pants and a shirt.”

“Green eyes?”

“I know. All those visions I have of him really hurt my head.”

“And Cassandra thinks he might be your true love.”

“Yes. But I hope he’s not.”

“Why?”

“Because I don’t even know him. He seems like a good boy in my visions, and we, apparently, fight a lot of monsters together, but I don’t know if I want to fall in love.”

“How come?”

“Because love always seems to hurt everyone.”

“Well, it’s inevitable that you’ll get hurt sometimes, but most of the time it’s worth it, especially if it’s with the right person. And I think your sister’s right: that boy in your visions is your true love.”

“We’ll see about that. Cassandra and I betted on it.”

I laughed. “And I’m betting with her.”

“Fine by me. But what about you?”

“What about me?”

“Do you think you’ll ever find your true love?”

“I think I already have.”

“Luke?”

I stared at her. “What? No. Why would you think that he’s my true love?”

“Well, that song we just sang was a love song, right?”

I nodded. “Yeah.”

“Didn’t you write it about him?”

“I . . .”

I wanted to deny it, but I wasn’t sure now. I have been feeling something different toward him after our conversation earlier, and I knew what I was feeling was a crush. But I love Zak, and Luke’s Emily’s boyfriend. It would be wrong.

“Umm . . . maybe,” I said. “I don’t know.”

“You will soon,” Annabeth said.

“Yeah. Umm, I still have another song to work on, so do you think you can, uh, leave me alone now?”

“Sure. Can I hear it when you’re done?”

“Of course.”

“Ok. Bye.”

She stood up, put my album back on the desk, and ran out of the room.

She’s cute, but a little too smart. Oh well. She was my sister, after all. Maybe not biologically, but still.


Later that night, I was in my bathroom—or Emily’s, actually—getting ready for bed.

“Hey,” a voice said.

Luke was leaning against the door frame.

“Hey,” I greeted.

He walked up behind me cautiously, put his hands on either side of my waist, and leaned his head against the back of my head and breathed heavily.

I knew I shouldn’t be, but I was instantly drawn to him. I turned around and faced him. I could tell we both wanted to do the same thing. He leaned into me and I leaned into him. Our lips were just about to touch when we got interrupted.

“Luke,” Annabeth called.

I pulled away from him.

“You better go to her,” I told him.

“Yeah,” he said, and left the room without another word.

I processed what almost happened between us.

We almost kissed. It was kind of similar to when Zak and I first kissed. But we didn’t get interrupted until after our lips touched. Well, we’ll just try again tomorrow.

I know it was wrong, but so was everything else.


The next day, I was back in the music room, trying to finish my song.

I had all the lyrics, now all I needed was the music, but I couldn’t find the right tune with the guitar or the piano. I looked around the room for any other kind of instrument and noticed the drums. But I didn’t know how to play them.

I called Zack and Selena and asked them to come over. They were here within in a few minutes.

“Hey, Sarah,” Zack greeted. “What do you need help with?”

“I’m trying to find the right tune for my new song,” I explained. “I tried with the piano and the guitar, but nothing worked. Now I want to try the drums and you’re the only person I know who knows how to play. So will you help me?”

“Of course I will. You’re my twin sister. I’d do anything for you.”

“So will I,” Selena said.

I smiled. “Thank you, guys. Now let’s get to work.”

It turns out, the drums were the instrument I needed to finish the song. We found a tune and added a little guitar to it. It sounded great.

I invited my whole family to come down and listen to it.

I tried to avoid Luke’s gaze, but couldn’t. After our attempt of a kiss last night, I was kind of ignoring him. He was smiling at me as if nothing happened, or that something did and he would like it to happen again soon. I’m going to have to talk to him when I’m done.

Everyone found a place to sit. Luke was sitting on the couch with Annabeth sitting on his lap. I couldn’t help but smile. They were so cute.

Zack, Selena, and I were ready.

“Hey, guys,” I said into the microphone. “I’m going to perform a song for you all. It’s about family and staying together no matter what. I got the idea from when Luke told me about his adventures with Annabeth and Thalia being a family. I hope they like it as well as the rest of you. Now hit it.”

Zack began playing the drums, and I began to play the guitar and sing:


There’s a boy, lost his way, looking for someone to play

There’s a girl in the window tears rolling down her face
We’re only lost children, trying to find a friend
Trying to find our way back home

We don’t know where to go, so I’ll just get lost with you
We’ll never fall apart, ’cause we fit together right, we fit together right
These dark clouds over me, rain down and roll away
We’ll never fall apart, ’cause we fit together like
Two pieces of a broken heart

I know where we could go and never feel let down again
We could build sandcastles, I’ll be the queen, you’ll be my king
We’re only lost children, trying to find a friend
Trying to find our way back home

We don’t know where to go, so I’ll just get lost with you
We’ll never fall apart, ’cause we fit together right, we fit together right
These dark clouds over me, rain down and roll away
We’ll never fall apart, ’cause we fit together like
Two pieces of a broken heart

Now I can lay my head down and fall asleep
Oh, but I don’t have to fall asleep to see my dreams
’Cause you’re right there in front of me (right there in front of me)
There’s a boy, lost his way, looking for someone to play

We don’t know where to go, so I’ll just get lost with you
We’ll never fall apart, ’cause we fit together right, we fit together right
These dark clouds over me, rain down and roll away
We’ll never fall apart, ’cause we fit together like
We fit together like
Two pieces of a broken heart

There’s a boy, lost his way, looking for someone to play

When I finished the song, everyone clapped, including Luke and Annabeth. Shillow howled, the cheetahs and Black did, well, whatever it was they do.

After that, I pulled Luke aside into the recording room so we could talk alone.

“Hey, I really like that song you sang,” he told me. “It was great.”

“Thanks,” I replied. “But you should take half the credit. I wouldn’t have written it if you hadn’t inspired me to.”

He shrugged. “Yeah, but only you could’ve made it a song. And a great one at that.”

I blushed. “Thanks.”

“You’re welcome.”

My mind was telling me to kiss him, but I had to keep it under control. I wanted to, so bad, but I couldn’t do that. Not to Zak, and especially not to Emily

Not to Zak, and especially not to Emily.

I sighed. “God, I wonder if this is how Emily feels toward you.”

Luke smiled. “Maybe. I mean, she kissed me first. And that’s what you want to do, isn’t it?”

I nodded. “And I know you do too.”

He didn’t deny it. “Would it be wrong?”

“Of course it would be wrong.”

“But you’re in Emily’s body.”

“That’s no excuse. If it was, I probably would’ve made love to Zak yesterday. Would you have liked me using Emily’s body to have sex with my boyfriend?”

“No. Not at all.”

“Then there you go.”

“Well, I guess, thank you for respecting her body like that.”

I stared at him. “Thank you? How the fuck dare you thank me for respecting my little sister’s body? You can’t seem to respect that I’m her sister and not her. Let’s say that I was in my body, which doesn’t look different from Emily’s, would you leave her for me?”

“Of course not. I love Emily. If I didn’t, I never would’ve given her a promise ring. I think the reason I’m attracted to you is because not only are you in her body but you’re also a lot like her. I mean, you are sisters, after all. I guess I just miss her. I want her back, but I don’t want you to go. Mostly for Emily.”

“But I will go sometime.”

“I know.”

He leaned in and kissed me.

I kissed him back.

It didn’t feel quite as great as it did with Zak, but it felt good. After about a minute, we pulled apart, breathing a little hard.

I was smiling. We both were.

“Ok,” I said. “We can do this until Emily comes back.”

“Are you sure?” Luke asked.

“Yeah. Are you?”

“Well, like you said, it’s wrong and I kind of feel like it is, but if you want it to be this way until you’re gone, then ok.”

I didn’t want it to be this way. I wanted to be with Zak, but that’s obviously never going to happen again. So I should keep Luke company until Emily comes back. It probably shouldn’t be that kind of company, but I couldn’t help it. I could see why Emily liked him so much.

“Ok,” I said. “We’ll do this on one condition: when Emily comes back, you tell her about this, ok?”

Luke nodded. “I will. I bet if you didn’t tell me that, your mom will.”

“I’m sure she will too.”

Just then Annabeth came into the room.

“Can you two play with me?” she asked. “I’m bored.”

“Of course, Annabeth,” Luke replied. Then turned toward me. “What do you say, Sarah?”

I smiled. “Definitely.”

“Yes,” Annabeth cheered.

“So what do you want to—” I faltered.

Something felt wrong with me, and I stumbled. My chest was in a pain. I grabbed onto the nearest chair for support. Was I having a heart attack?

“What is it, Sarah?” Luke asked, concerned.

“I—I don’t know,” I replied. “I don’t feel—”

Suddenly, my necklace glowed brightly, burning against my throat, and I felt a force so strong that I collapsed and became unconscious.


When I awoke, I was lying on a bed in what looked like the infirmary room on the airship. Why was I here?

I felt a sharp pain in my head and I groaned. Damn headache. That’s when I realized I wasn’t alone.

“Sarah?”

I couldn’t believe whose voice I heard. I turned toward the other side of my bed to confirm it. When I saw him sitting right next to my bed, I was so relieved that my headache went away as if it were never there.

“Zak?” I asked in disbelief.

He smiled down at me. “You’re finally awake.”

It was him. He was his regular size and look. Twelve years old, not twenty-five. And the white part of his hair was still there, so he was still really cute. But he felt different.

I didn’t realize it before now, but I could’ve usually felt the strength of his powers, but I didn’t feel anything now for some reason, like he no longer had them.

I could tell that I was also back in my body.

I was so happy. “Zak.”

I sat up on the bed and hugged him. He hugged me back really tight, but I didn’t care. I had him back.

“I love you.”

I pulled away from our hug and looked at him. “What did you just say?”

Zak smiled with no ounce of regret. “I love you, Sarah.”

I smiled back. “I love you too.”

We kissed to commemorate the first time we said “I love you.”


Well, are you guys still confused? Sarah still is too. But can you guys guess what happened? It'll be explained in the next chapter, and I'll explain even more at the end of it. Also, you remember Delgado the dog? He longer exists. I started thinking about him, and I realized that he should've been someone else, so now he is, or will be when I fix it hopefully sometime later today. I'll let you know.

Now here's your quiz: Sarah sang two songs in this chapter. What was the name of both of them, and who sings them?

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