I Guess Not Everything Has Changed is the sixty-fifth chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on March 5, 2016.
Zak and I pulled apart from our kiss when we heard someone laughing.
There was a baby boy looking up at us from the side of the bed. He had blue eyes, dressed in blue footies, and he was smiling. He ran off and hid behind another bed in the room.
“Who is he?” I asked.
Zak shook his head. “I don’t know. And how do you know that it’s a he?”
“I have a baby sister, Zak. It’s not that hard. Now let’s go see if we can find his parents.”
I got up from the bed and walked to the other side of the bed the baby boy hid behind, but he wasn’t there.
“Zak, he’s gone,” I said.
“What?” he asked.
We searched the whole room, but didn’t see any sign of him anywhere.
“Where could he hide in here that we couldn’t find him?” I asked.
Zak shook his head. “I don’t know.”
He walked out of the room and I followed him. We found his family in the next couple rooms along with my mom and the animals.
“Sarah, you’re awake,” Mom said. “Finally.”
“Finally?” I asked. “How long have I been asleep?”
“A whole week,” Zak replied.
“You were in a coma,” Mom said. “That music knocked you out good.”
“Yeah,” Zak said. “And, uh, you didn’t tell me it was your birthday.”
“Zak, I didn’t think that it was necessary to tell you, ok?” I said.
“Ok. I don’t get why, but ok. And, guys, did you see where that baby boy went?”
They all looked confused.
“What baby boy, Zak?” Drew asked.
“You didn’t see him? Any of you?”
They all shook their heads.
“I think your mind is playing tricks on you, Zak,” Set said. “There is no baby boy anywhere around here.”
Zak looked at me.
This was total déjà vu. I remembered something that he told me in my dream. I was sure now that that’s what it was. But it felt so real. I’ve seen on TV sometimes when people are in comas, they have dreams that are so realistic that you think they were real. I guess it was true.
“I think you were right about that girl,” I told Zak.
“What girl?” he asked.
“The little girl that only you and I can see.”
“Oh. What did I say about her?”
“Umm, I’ll tell you later.”
I did not want to tell him that in front of our families. That would be too much of an explanation.
I looked around the room and realized that someone wasn’t there. “Hey, where’s Van Rook?”
All of them looked really sad when I said his name.
“Sarah, he’s dead,” Zak said.
I stared at him in shock. “What happened to him?”
He explained to me what happened, how Rani Nagi got a hold of Drew’s fire sword, was about to use it at her, but Van Rook blocked it with his own body, and since he had his jetpack on, the fire from the sword electrocuted him.
“Oh my God.”
“Yeah,” Zak agreed. “His funeral was yesterday.”
I never really liked that guy, but now that he was dead, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him.
“Did anything else happen?” I asked.
“Well, I no longer have my powers,” Zak said.
He shook his head. “No.”
“Well, that explains why I didn’t feel any power surging from you. And you’re probably glad about that, aren’t you, Set?”
He couldn’t contain his smile. “Maybe.”
“But if your powers are gone, what happened to Argost?”
Zak shrugged. “Don’t know. None of us do. After you passed out, I told him how matter and anti-matter don’t go well together since he had Set’s powers. I guess something bad happened because I passed out right after I told him that and the world wasn’t being threatened by a cryptid army when I woke up.”
“Well, that’s good, and at least you didn’t die.”
“Well, I kind of did.”
“What do you mean?”
“When I woke up, Doyle told me that they lost me for about three minutes. My parents and your mom were able to bring me back.”
“Oh, well, that’s good. Did anything like that happen to me?”
“Uh, I don’t think so.” Zak looked at our family.
“No, Zak,” Mom said. “She was just unconscious the whole time. But, surprisingly, still has her powers.”
“Yeah, she does.”
Mom’s expression told me otherwise, even though she sounded confident with her answer. She’s just that good. But I could tell that something did happen to me, she just didn’t want Zak to know. I’ll have to talk to her about that later.
“Ok, well, where’s Zack, my brother?” I asked.
“At home,” Mom replied. “I was actually thinking that we all could go there and celebrate.”
“Well, that we won the war and that we all, or most of us, survived. And we haven’t even celebrated yours and Zack’s birthday yet. So what do you say?”
I thought about it for a moment. “Is Dad going to be there?”
“Yes. He’s off work for the week.”
I sighed. “Well, that’s convenient.”
“He’s already met the Saturday’s, Sarah.”
Mom nodded. “Yes. Did you really think he wasn’t going to come see you?”
“Yeah, he would,” I said. Then I looked consciously at Zak. “How’d it go with him?”
“Good,” Mom said. “He seemed to accept Zak as your boyfriend and he could see how much he cares about you.”
I sighed in relief. “That’s good. But did he stop—”
“Well, then I don’t think it’s that good.”
“No. But is it good enough to go home and celebrate along with him?”
“I guess so.”
“I’ll go set the coordinates,” Doc said and left the room.
I had a feeling that this was not going to be much of a celebration.
We arrived in our city and Doc and Drew landed the airship in the open field behind the woods that was behind our house. It kept it hidden from most of the people in the town.
We exited out of the airship.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been this far out here before,” I said.
“Yeah,” Mom said. “It’s a good place to do some kind of training since you’re kind of surrounded by nature.”
“Ok. Have you been out here before?”
She nodded. “Yeah. Nick and I trained Shillow and Amber out here when they were pups and the cubs too.”
“You’ve lived here that long?”
“Yeah. When I was a kid, I moved around a lot and it was a pain in the ass, especially the last time. So I promised myself that the very first house I live in I’m going to live in for the rest of my life.”
“Ok. So which way do we—”
“Sarah,” Zak said.
“What?” I asked.
He pointed across the clearing. At the edge of the woods, the little girl that only we could see was gesturing toward us.
“She wants us to follow her,” I said.
“Who does?” Set asked.
Everyone stared at me, even Zak. “What?”
“I’ll explain later. But, Mom, is that the way we should go?”
“Uh, yeah,” she replied.
“Then let’s go already.”
I grabbed Zak’s hand and pulled him along. Everyone else followed.
The little girl ran into the woods, no doubt disappearing again. We walked straight through it. The animals led us through it and we reached our backyard within a few minutes. Zack and Selena were jumping on the trampoline.
“Hey, guys!” I called to them.
They stopped jumping. “Sarah!”
They got off the trampoline and ran to us, both of them giving me a hug.
“Ok, guys,” I said. “Enough with the hugs already.”
“We’re just really glad to see you,” Selena said.
“I know, but you don’t have to be that glad.”
“Hey, you were with me,” Zack said.
“That was for a completely different, somewhat more serious situation.”
“Yeah, but what’s so wrong with being very glad to see you after a not-so-serious situation?”
“Guys,” my dad called from the deck. “How about we continue the conversation inside, shall we?”
We did. Once we reached him, he gave Mom a kiss and me a hug. Then we all went into the living room and sat around.
“So how do you feel, Sarah?” Dad asked.
“Alive,” I replied.
“Sarah!” Emily called in her little baby voice.
I was so glad to hear and see her. That dream was really crazy. She was running down the hall on her little feet right toward me. Komodo was just a few feet from me, and when she reached him, she screamed.
“Emily, it’s ok,” I reassured her and went to her. “He’s really friendly. Come here, Komodo.”
I brought Emily close. I had her touch his head and she seemed to relax a little bit. I picked her up and looked at her, and I remembered my dream for a moment.
“You’re going to have a great boyfriend someday,” I told her.
Unfortunately, everyone else also heard it.
“What?” Dad asked.
I blushed. “Nothing, Dad.”
I sat back down next to Zak.
“You mentioned seeing your daughter,” Set said. “What did you mean by that?”
Everyone looked at me.
I sighed. “It’s not what you think. Last year me and Zak have been seeing this little girl every once in a while, but only me and him could see her and only when we’re in the same room together. When I was in my coma, I had a dream. Me and Zak were talking and he told me that he thinks that that little girl is our future daughter, because she looks a lot like me and I think he’s right.”
Everyone considered that for a moment.
“It makes sense, I guess,” Zak said. “But why are we seeing her?”
I shook my head. “I don’t know. But I also think that that little boy we saw earlier after I woke up is our future son.”
“Well, he did have your eyes.”
I smiled. “Yeah.”
“Oh!” Mom explained.
“What is it, Mom?” I asked.
“I think you’re right, Sarah. They maybe yours and Zak’s future children.”
“How are you so sure of that?”
“When I was a kid, I once watched this show called Celebrity Ghost Stories, and this particular episode was about this actress seeing a vision of her future daughters when she was in the hospital at about eight years old or so. I thought it was really cool. And now I think you and Zak yourselves are experiencing the same thing.”
“Ok,” I said. “But why are we seeing them?”
“Perhaps it’s because you two are meant to be together forever.”
Zak and I looked at each other. We smiled and held hands.
“I hope so,” I said.
“I know so,” Zak agreed.
I think my necklace agreed with him as well, because the diamond began glowing.
“Ok,” I said.
“Your diamond glows?” Selena asked.
“Uh, yeah. I don’t know why though. It hasn’t glowed since we were in Prague when that ceremony was done on Zak and that force field was around him. I wasn’t able to break through it at first, but then my necklace glowed, giving off a strong burst of energy that I was able to break through it.”
“Nothing can beat the power of love,” Mom said.
“What?” I asked.
“Zak gave you that necklace, right?”
“Well, there’s this Immortal thing, when someone you deeply love and really care about gives you something with a diamond on it, it glows, proving to that person, and sometimes even to yourself, that you love him.”
I looked at Zak and blushed. “Yeah.”
Then we heard a small laugh. Zak and I looked across the room and saw the little girl.
I stood up and walked to her. “Hi. Is it true? Are you really mine and Zak’s daughter?”
She smiled and nodded.
“And that baby boy we saw, he’s your brother and our son?”
“Ok. Honestly, I’m surprised we didn’t realize that before. I mean, you have an S on your shirt just like Zak does, and I assume that it stands for Saturday?”
She nodded again.
“But you don’t know your first name?”
She shook her head.
“It’s probably because she doesn’t exist yet,” Zak said.
“Yeah,” I agreed. “And you also don’t know why we’re seeing you at all?”
The little girl shook her head.
“Well, that’s ok.”
She waved a goodbye to me and Zak. We waved back. She went down the stairs and disappeared once again.
“You know, seeing you two talk to someone who isn’t there makes you look like you’re crazy,” Doyle said.
“Ok, shut up,” I said.
“I wish I could see her,” Mom said.
“You will someday.”
“But not anytime soon, right?” Dad asked.
“No! Oh my God, Dad. You’re seriously asking that? I’m not even ready to.”
“You’ve should’ve seen that coming, Sarah,” Mom said.
“And you did not need to say that last part. But let’s get on to a different subject now, like celebrating yours and Zack’s birthday and Selena’s.”
“Oh. That’s right, you were born a couple days after we were.”
“Yes, I was,” Selena said.
“Yes, and how do you three want to celebrate?” Mom asked.
Zack and I made eye-contact, and we had a silent agreement. “Bowling.”
“Ok,” Mom said. “Do you like that, Selena?”
“Sure,” she replied. “Gives me a chance to beat you guys.”
“Oh, you wish,” Zack and I said.
“Do you guys want to go now?” Mom asked.
“Wait,” I said. “I need to talk to Zack first, my brother.”
“Ok,” he said. “About what?”
“Let’s go talk outside. Zak, Selena, and Set, you guys can come with us if you’d like.”
“Ok,” they replied.
“We’ll be back in a while.”
And at that, the five of us went outside. We went to the park and walked down by the river.
“So what do you want to talk about?” Zack asked.
I told them about my dream, leaving a few details out, like Zak and I kissing and it almost going further than that, the talk about when Zak and I kissed, and when Luke and I kissed. So, basically, all the kissing parts. Oh, and also the part about Zak having a sister and Zack and Selena having a son at sixteen. I wanted to keep those a secret just in case they might come true someday.
“Wait,” Zack said. “You had a dream about thirteen years into the future where Mom adopts two kids named Luke and Annabeth?”
I nodded. “Yes. I think it was showing our future, but I’m not sure. I mean, I didn’t die, obviously.”
“Which we’re glad for,” Zak said.
“And you think this Luke guy will become Emily’s boyfriend someday?” Zack asked.
“Maybe,” I said.
“Are you going to tell Mom about that?”
“Maybe. I don’t know. I mean, if I do, she’ll probably find out that Nick’s alive. Someday. And based on how it went in my dream, it’s probably going to be that way in reality.”
“Possibly so. But when?”
I shook my head. “I don’t know exactly. But not for at least a couple years.”
I went near the river bank and skipped some rocks across it. Zak joined me.
I turned around and saw Jessica and Demi running toward me. The boys, Jason, Mark, and Michael were right behind them.
“Hi, guys,” I greeted.
“Oh, Sarah, we heard about your terrible coma,” Jessica said. “But now you’re finally awake, and I see you brought your boyfriend home with you.”
“Yes, I did.”
I introduced Zak and Set to my friends. The boys greeted each other with hand shakes.
“So, what’s up?” Mark asked.
“Well, we’re about to go bowling as a kind of celebration for our birthday,” Zack told him.
“Yeah,” I agreed. “Do you guys want to come?”
“Sure,” they replied.
“Ok. Well, let’s go see if you can.”
“I’m pretty sure Mom will say yes,” Zack said.
“I’m sure she will too.”
We went home to find my parents. They were giving the Saturdays a tour of the house. We found them in the arena.
“Hey, Mom?” I said. “Can our friends come bowling with us?”
“Of course they can come,” she replied. “Do you guys want to go now?”
We nodded. “Yeah.”
“Alright then. I’m just going to teleport us there since there’s so many of us here.”
She activated her powers and off we went.
My friends and I got two lanes and shoes. Me, Zack, and Selena already had our own balls and shoes. Our families were just going to watch us bowl. After I had my shoes on and my ball on the rack, I went to get Zak and Set a bowling ball. Zak went with me.
“I’m going to give you and Set a ten-pound ball,” I told him.
“Ok,” he replied. “And we’re suppose to throw it at those pins?”
“Yes. And since you asked that, I’m guessing you’ve never done this before?”
He shook his head. “No.”
“Well, it’s not that hard. You and Set will learn quickly.”
“If you say so.”
Then I turned toward my friends. “Ok. Do you guys want to play Battle of the Sexes?”
“Ok,” I said. “Do you guys want to play Battle of the Sexes?”
“Yeah,” everyone except Zak replied.
“What’s that?” he asked.
“Boys versus girls,” I clarified.
“Oh. Can I say that I don’t want to go against you?”
“Of course you can.”
“I disagree,” Set said.
“Well, there’s four of us girls and six of you guys,” Selena said. “It’s uneven.”
“That’s not fair you guys,” Mom said. “Or girls.”
“Zak can be on our team,” I said. “Especially since he just said that he doesn’t want to go against me. Right, Zak?”
He nodded. “Right.”
“Fine by me,” Zack said. “Now can we get started already? I want to get done with beating you.”
“Oh, it’s on,” I said.
I put in all our names, putting me second to last since Zak insisted on going last, and we all started bowling. Our family just watched us, and Mom wrote down all of our final scores and added them together to see who won.
Zak wasn’t bad, and neither was Set. I told and showed them what to do, and they did it. They managed to get good high scores for their first time bowling. There was one time, though, where Zak used his claw to throw his ball and not letting go of it until it reached the pins. He ultimately got a strike, but I was very mad at him for doing that, so was my mom.
We played five games, which took about five hours. Us girls, plus Zak, won two games, the boys won three. After that, we went home and so did our friends, but Selena slept over. Zak stayed with me in my room while his family took the guest rooms downstairs. Then the next morning, we all had breakfast together, including the animals, in our large kitchen. Pancakes, French toast, bacon, waffles, scrambled eggs, and sausage.
Yeah, I won’t be surprised if we all gained a few pounds by the end of the day. Well, us that aren’t Immortals, because we can’t be overweight no matter how much fat we eat. The only time we do is when we’re pregnant, which was completely understandable.
“Uh, Sarah,” Mom said. “You know you have a concert in a couple weeks, right?”
“Yes, I do, Mom,” I replied. “And I’m preparing for it.”
“What concert?” Zak asked.
My family looked confused and stared at me.
“You still haven’t told him yet?” Zack asked.
I blushed. “No.”
“Tell me what?” Zak asked.
I explained to him all about my record deal, my first album, and so on.
“Now you tell me?” he asked when I was finished.
I smiled sheepishly. “Sorry, Zak. It just didn’t feel right telling you before, though I don’t know why. But I have you to thank for helping me get my dream.”
“You deserve it.” He gave me a kiss on the cheek. “I’m proud of you for conquering your stage fright.”
I smiled. “Thank you. And, uh, not to sound rude our anything, but I have a lot of songs that I need to work on for the concert and I don’t want you here while I’m working on them.”
“Because I want you to wait until the concert.”
“And probably because they’re all love songs,” Zack said.
“Not all of them, but, mainly, yes. You are all invited to the concert, but I don’t want you guys to hear the songs until then. And since I only have two weeks to work on them, I need to start right after breakfast. So, uh, can you guys, maybe, go home while I work on them? Mom, you repaired their house, right?”
“Yes, I did,” she replied. “They already know that.”
“Oh, well, thank you for doing that for me.” I turned to Zak. “I’ll come see you at least once a day, or two, but not for long, ok?”
He sighed. “Fine. But after the concert’s over, we can spend more time together, right?”
He kissed me. “Ok. Then we should probably go now. Ok, Mom and Dad?”
“You’re right,” Drew said. “We should get our lives back together now that you’re no longer Kur.”
“And the Secret Scientists have stopped pursuing you now,” Doc added.
“They better have,” I said.
We said goodbye to the Saturdays for now and they went home to restart their lives. And Zak gave me one last kiss. After they left, I went downstairs to the music room and got to work on my new songs.
Alright. Well, that's what happened in the last few chapters with Sarah. She was in a coma and had a crazy dream. I've seen that on TV sometimes, though I'm not sure if that actually happens to people in comas. When I first came up with this, I originally was going to have her have three alternate universe dreams, one where Zak was still Kur and ruling the world with his family dead that I got from another fanfiction; another where Sarah died, though I don't think it was like how the last chapters were; and the last where Zak died and Sarah trying to fight to get him back, and ultimately failing, then waking up. But then I came up this idea, and I liked it a lot better. It gives you guys some incite into the sequel for this story. And do you remember what I said about Delgado? He officially no longer exists. At least as a dog. I changed him to a black dragon about the size of Luke, and renamed him Black.
Now about that little girl: She is Sarah and Zak's future daughter, and that baby boy at the beginning of this chapter is their future son. I got the idea for this from Celebrity Ghost Stories about an actress who saw her future daughters while she was in the hospital at about eight years old. I don't remember who the actress was, or if it was explained how she saw them, so we'll just leave that as a mystery here. But can you guys guess what their names are going to be?
Now that all of the episode chapters are done, and these chapters of Sarah in her coma, all of the rest of the chapters from this point on are going to be pretty short, maybe only a few pages. And if any of you are wondering if I'm going to write a chapter about that crossover episode of The Secret Saturdays and Ben 10, T.G.I.S., I'm not. I really didn't like that episode, and I have other, better plans for them at that time. Hopefully you'll like it.
The answers to my last quiz was: Everything Has Changed, by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran; and Two Pieces, by Demi Lovato. Nagisa101 guessed the first one right. Good job.
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