I Help Zak With His Powers is the sixty-ninth chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on March 9, 2016.
I was on my way to visit Zak for the day. Since it was summer, I tried to be with him as much as I could.
When I found him at his house, he was in the living room, with Fiskerton, Set, Zon, and Komodo.
“Dude, you really need to stop trying,” Set said. “They’re never going to come back. Just give up already.”
I was taking in the situation. Zak was holding his claw at his pets and he was really frustrated. I could tell why.
“Zak?” I called out.
They all finally noticed me.
“Uh, hey, guys. Didn’t mean to sneak up on you like that.”
“You’ve been doing it all summer,” Set said. “It’s not really being sneaked up anymore, it’s obsession.”
I glared at him. “Shut up. Now if you don’t mind, I’d like to talk to Zak alone.”
“Even if I do mind, you’re gonna throw me out, aren’t you?”
“Oh, you bet your ass I will.”
“Then bring it—”
“Set!” Zak interrupted. “Get out. And could the rest of you please leave too?”
The cryptids nodded and left the room, Set following behind them.
I turned back to Zak. “Zak, what’s wrong?”
He sighed and sat down.
I sat next to him. “You miss your powers, don’t you?”
He nodded. “It’s gonna take some getting use to.”
“But you don’t want to get use to it.”
He shook his head. “It’s hard to get use to something you’ve had since the day you were born and it being gone forever.”
I nodded as if I understood, which I kind of did. But this might be repairable.
“Maybe I can get your powers back for you,” I said.
He stared at me. “How?”
“Let me go talk to my mom. I bet she knows how.”
I kissed him. “I’ll be back in a while.”
He nodded. “Ok.”
I teleported myself home.
I searched the house for my mom, but she wasn’t there. Then I looked outside through the window in the living room across the street and saw that she was in the park, playing Frisbee with the animals.
I ran out there to meet them. “Mom!”
“Yeah?” she asked.
“I need to ask you something.”
“Ok. What is it?”
“I was wondering if there was any way that I could get Zak his powers back?”
“Umm, I don’t know. It’s probably possible, but you’re going to have to talk to Narma about it.”
“Because she is the queen of the Immortal world and is the only Immortal that can give you powers.”
“Like she gave to you.”
She nodded. “Yes.”
“So I have to go to the Immortal world to find her?” I asked.
“Yes,” Mom replied. “You want to go there now?”
I nodded. “Yes. Can you teach me how to get there?”
“Of course. I’ll go with you.” She turned to the animals. “Guys, Sarah and I are going to—”
“We heard, Raylee,” Amber interrupted. “Go.”
“Ok then. Let’s go.”
Mom showed me what to do and I teleported us off to the Immortal world.
“Ok. You see that castle on that tall cliff in the distance?” Mom asked me.
I nodded. “That’s where she lives?”
“Yeah. She is a queen, and it’s only natural for a queen to live in a big castle. It can be seen no matter where you are in the Immortal world. Come on.”
I didn’t recall seeing it the last time I was here, but then again, I didn’t care at that time because my brother was finally back.
After reaching the castle, we went inside and headed to the throne room. Once we got there, Narma appeared a few moments later. She apparently wasn’t expected to see us, or anybody, for two reasons: one, she was startled when she saw us; and two . . .
“Oh my God, Narma,” Mom said. “Really?”
She was wearing what looked like a man’s shirt because it fell a few inches past her waist and that’s about all that she was wearing. I hoped that she was at least wearing underwear, but I was afraid to find out.
“Hey, this is my house,” Narma said. “I believe I have the right to wear whatever I please and not be judged about it. That’s what you would say, right?”
“Not in those exact words,” Mom muttered. “And I certainly would not be half-dressed in my house, even if I was alone, because I don’t find any comfort in it.”
“I wouldn’t normally be dressed like this if you had called before coming here.”
“Next time, I’ll be sure to do that.”
I looked at the door where Narma had came through. It seemed to be a bedroom, and a man was peeking at me with the door open a little bit. It was Nick.
“What is it, Sarah?” Mom asked.
Nick’s eye were pleading to me to be quiet.
“Nothing,” I lied.
“I’m guessing you two came here for something?” Narma asked.
“Yes,” Mom replied. “Sarah?”
“Umm, I was wondering if you could Zak his powers back?” I asked.
“You say that as if I’ve stolen them,” Narma replied.
I shook my head. “I didn’t mean it that way. I meant it like replacing them with a new set of the same kind of powers to allow him to control cryptids again. Can you do that for me?”
She thought about it for a moment, then shrugged. “Why not? I liked Raylee, and you’re her daughter, so I like you too.”
“I don’t want to know what you mean by ‘like’,” Mom said.
“Thank you, Narma,” I said.
“You’re welcome,” she replied. “But we’re not done yet. If you want me to just give Zak his cryptid powers back, you have to allow me to give him yours.”
“Yes. You do know that you can do what he can with his powers, right?”
I nodded. “Yes. But if I transfer that power to him, I will no longer have that power myself?”
“Right. So are you willing to do that?”
I nodded without hesitation. I mean, it’s not like I used them before. Why would I want to now?
“Ok. Hold your hand out.”
I did as she told me.
She walked up to me, which was disturbing since she was half-naked, and touched her hand to mine. She closed her eyes and concentrated. A moment later, I felt a small part of my power being sucked away.
Narma pulled her hand away and opened her eyes. There was a small bright orange orb in the palm of my hand.
“There you go,” she said. “Just touch that to Zak and he’ll have his powers again. But if you touch someone else with that hand before you touch Zak, don’t worry, it won’t go to them. It’s only set to go to Zak.”
“Thank you, Narma,” I said.
“You’re welcome. And Raylee, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other. How’s it been?”
“I think you know,” she replied.
“Of course I do. After all, I am the one that gave you your powers oh so many years ago, and you’re still my favorite Immortal.”
“Yeah, well, you’re not exactly mine. Let’s go now, Sarah.”
“Uh, actually, can I stay for a little while longer?” I asked. “You go ahead and go.”
“Uh, ok. Why?”
“I just want to look around this place alone.”
“Ok. If you can’t get back to earth, you can call me.”
“Ok. I will. Bye.”
And she left.
“Nick?” I called out.
He came out of hiding. He was shirtless (gee, I wonder where his shirt was) and seemed to be blushing.
“Hi, Sarah,” he said.
“Hi,” I replied.
I looked between him and Narma, who was smiling kind of wickedly.
Nick held his hand up. “It’s not what it looks like.”
“Really?” I asked in disbelief.
He sighed. “You’re not stupid. Yes, it is what it looks like.”
“Didn’t you tell me, or Zack, that you still love my mom?”
“Yes. And I do. I always will, and nothing’s going to change that.”
“Really?” I gestured toward Narma.
“Hey, in my defense, your mom is married to your dad, and has sex with him at least once a week.”
“Yes, I know that, and I don’t want to be reminded of it.”
“You’re forgiven. But I actually didn’t want to talk to you about that because I get it.”
“I know that’s not what you wanted to tell me.”
He nodded. “I know you as well as I know your mom. I did watch you grow up, after all.”
“Ok. Well, anyway, thank you for saving my brother a few months ago.”
“You’re welcome. And I’m sorry for keeping him from you for a while.”
“You were just keeping him safe. Now if you don’t mind, I need to go give Zak his powers.”
“Ok. But before you go, I want to tell you that you are a lot like your mother.”
“Ok . . .”
“Do you want to know what I mean by that?”
“You have good self-control.”
“What do you mean?”
“With Zack, your brother. He’s advanced on you a couple times, and you liked it, but you know it’s wrong enough to be strong enough to stop it.”
I hesitated. “You know about that?”
“I watch your family all the time. I know a lot of things that happen. But it’s good that you stopped your brother. Your mother’s been in similar situations in her life. Not with her brothers, but with other guys she’s dated who wanted more from her, but she didn’t want to give more of her than she wanted and always made sure she never did, even to me. Make sure you always look out for that, especially with your brother.”
“Ok. But how did she handle those other guys? What happened with them?”
“Most of them she got out of ok, though one in particular, whenever she talks about it, she gets very emotional, mostly out of shame. But she made it through just fine.”
“Because of you?”
“Actually, that one happened a few years before I met your mother. And, no, when she first told me about it, it was only because I kind of put her through that same moment again and she cried at the memory of it.”
“What happened to her? And what did you do to her to make her remind her of it?”
“It’s not as bad as I may be making it sound like it was, probably because when she told me it sounded that bad, though it wasn’t. She’s told you about her worse experiences. That one was just her first experience regarding that, and she was not ready for it.”
“Not ready for what?”
“You’ll have to ask her about it. Until then, we’ll see each other again someday.”
“Is that all you say when you say goodbye?” I asked.
“With you, for now, yes,” he said. “Sarah, I do promise to tell your mom someday.”
“I know you will. Bye.”
I teleported myself out of the Immortal world and into the Saturday’s house.
Zak was still in the same room as before. The boys were back with him.
“Hey, Zak,” I greeted. “I’ve got a surprise for you.”
“Should I bother pretending to now know what it is?” he said. “You already told me before you left.”
“Ok. Right. Well, hold out your hand.”
He did and I touched my hand to his. It seemed to vibrate through his whole body.
“Whoa,” he said.
I smiled in triumph. “Try them out.”
He grabbed his claw and looked at Fiskerton, Komodo, and Zon. He tried his powers and his eyes began to glow orange. He was in control of all three of them.
He deactivated his powers and smiled. “Thank you, Sarah. You’re really amazing.”
“You’re welcome.” I gave him a kiss. “Now they’re not as strong as they use to be. Like they were before you got your Kur powers, and I can feel that with my powers.”
“So can I. But, still, thank you.”
Just for fun, I tried to control Fiskerton, Komodo, and Zon the same way he did, but I felt nothing. That power was really gone now.
“Hey, what about me?” Set asked. “Why don’t I get my powers back?”
“Because if I give you your powers back too, you and Zak will fight over who gets to control a cryptid, and I know you will because you have before. You two will probably end up torturing the poor cryptid instead.”
“Ok. But why him instead of me?”
“Do I really have to answer that? He’s my boyfriend, you’re not.”
He pouted. “Fine. But no fair.”
“Oh, well, that’s mature,” I said sarcastically.
“Stop you two,” Zak said. “Now can you guys leave me and Sarah alone?”
“Whatever,” Set said. “Come on, guys.”
The four of them left the room.
I turned to Zak, and he had a crazy smile on his face. “What?”
“Come on,” he replied.
He grabbed my hand and led me to his room. Once there, we cuddled on his bed.
“Thank you so much, Sarah, for giving me my powers back,” Zak said.
“Zak, you don’t have to keep telling me how grateful you are about it,” I said.
“Then can I ask why you did it? And don’t say that it was because I’m your boyfriend.”
“Well, it’s true.”
“Give me another reason.”
“Ok. Well, I did it because I love you.”
He smiled. “I love you too.”
My necklace glowed in response to that.
We leaned in and kissed passionately.
Aww. Zak has his powers back. How cool is that? And Sarah seems to be having a hard time of determining whether Nick is a good guy or not.
Here's the list of the last ten songs that Sarah sang in the last chapter:
1. Sing Out, by Celtic Women.
2. Catch Me, by Demi Lovato.
3. Who Says, by Selena Gomez.
4. The World I Knew, by Jordan Sparks.
5. Turn up the Music, by Lemonade Mouth.
6. Sparks Fly, by Taylor Swift.
7. Lightweight, by Demi Lovato.
8. Happy Girl, by Martina McBride.
9. For the Love of a Daughter, by Demi Lovato.
10. You Raise me Up, by Celtic Women.
I'll have all of these songs on here when I get the time to add them.
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