The Search for Zak Doesn’t End Well is the forty-second chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on February 11, 2016.
I decided that we should go to Antarctica first to find out if it was really true that Zak was Kur. Thanks to our powers, we were able to find the exact spot of where the Saturdays were. But even though there was snow all over the place, I couldn’t find any of their tracks. I guess a snowstorm blew in not long after they left and made them disappear.
“They were definitely here,” I said.
“How can you tell?” Zack asked.
“I can feel it.”
“Ok . . .”
The Saturdays were here, so that means that it was true.
“Let’s go,” I said.
“Where?” Kika asked.
“To the Saturday’s home, of course.”
When we got there, the house was still destroyed from those Fiskerton robots on the last day we were here.
“They obviously haven’t and won’t be here anytime soon,” I said. “So we should just start looking somewhere else.”
“Did they say where they were going in your dream, Sarah?” Mom asked.
I shook my head. “No. But can’t you find them the same way you find criminals?”
“Only if they’re in the U.S. And are they, Jed?”
“Nowhere in sight, Raylee,” he replied from the watch on Mom’s wrist. “Sorry.”
“In my dream, Zak said that he wanted to avoid America as much as possible because he knows that you can find them easily,” I said. “So we’re probably not going to find them in either Canada or Mexico. But can’t you search in other countries like you do in the U.S.?”
“It’s much harder in different countries, Sarah,” Mom said. “I don’t know anything about them.”
“What about our powers? They know everything, right?”
“Yes. And they probably know where the Saturdays are now, but I doubt they’ll tell us.”
She’s right, my powers replied in my head.
I sighed. “We can still look for them, just not in the U.S. I know the planet’s big, but I highly doubt that there’s anyone else who has a giant orange airship.”
“You’re probably right,” Mom said. “But can we wait to continue tomorrow?”
“Because it’s late, Sarah. Your dad will be home from work soon, and I don’t want to leave Emily with Britney any longer and—”
“Raylee,” Jed interrupted.
Mom sighed. “And I am still the Protector of America. If some crime happens, I have to go.”
I sighed. “Fine.”
So we went home for the night. Well, Zack and I did. Mom and the animals went to deal with a criminal, but they were back a little while later.
I had another dream about Zak later that night. He and his family were trying to deal with a cryptid. Zak looked distraught, though, and I didn’t know why.
Eventually, one of them said where they were, so the next day, my family and I went to that place. I could tell that they were there, but they weren’t anymore.
“Damnit,” I cursed.
“You sure that this is where they were in your dream, Sarah?” Zack asked.
“They were here,” Shillow confirmed. “Their scent is here.”
“Do you think you can follow it?” I asked.
She sniffed the ground and lifted her head up. “No. Sorry.”
“It’s ok. Let’s continue searching for them.”
And we did. But it was nowhere near as easy to find them as I originally thought it would be.
I kept having dreams that showed me where they were, but when I go to that place after I wake up, they’re already gone.
One month passed and still no sign of them or Zak even calling me. Another month passed, and by that time, the Secret Scientists now knew about Zak being Kur, but it didn’t go well. Now they’re chasing the Saturdays to capture Zak and do who-knows-what to him, which is making them run even sooner than later, making it harder for us to find them.
But, I’ve gotta admit, I’m jealous at how the Secret Scientists are able to find them, but we’re not. Why was that?
Two more months passed. By this time, I was less worried and more pissed. How could Zak do this to me and why? I was probably going to get my answer after I woke up.
In my dream, the Secret Scientists had managed to capture Zak and took him away from his family. They tried to save him, but the Secret Scientists were just a little too good, which was surprising and sad. Zak tried fighting back to get free, but it was no use. They put Zak in an acrylic freezer and that was the end of my dream.
I woke with a start.
“Zak,” I cried out.
I looked at my clock. 6:00am.
I would have to get ready for school soon, but I couldn’t let Zak be hurt any longer by the Secret Scientists. So I got dressed and got Kika and Honey. I told them what happened as quickly as I could.
“Sarah, we should wake the others,” Kika said.
“I know,” I said. “But there’s no time. We have to go now. So are you with me or not?”
They sighed and nodded.
“Alright. Then let’s go.”
Ironically, it didn’t take us very long to find where the Secret Scientists were keeping Zak. The only problem was: they were guarding him.
Actually, it wasn’t really a problem at all. Kika and Honey have had plenty of experience with this being with my mom for so many years and helping her.
They attacked them, baring their teeth and claws, and distracting them. I got into the room where Zak was being held frozen against his will. I managed to break him out of it. He was unconscious.
I dragged him out, Kika and Honey guarding us. When we finally got outside of the building, we hid in the woods nearby.Kika and Honey were lookouts while I tried to wake up Zak. It took a little while. No matter how hard I smacked or hit him, he just wouldn’t wake up.
Finally, I decided to shock him and it worked.
“Zak?” I asked, concerned.
He opened his eyes slowly. They widened when he saw me. “Sarah?”
I smiled down at him. “Hi, Zak.”
He definitely did feel stronger. With my powers, I could actually feel someone’s own power strength if they’re not a mortal. And Zak’s felt twice as strong since the last time I saw him.
“Are you ok?” I asked him.
“Uh, yeah,” he replied. He stood up quickly and backed away. “What are you doing here, Sarah?”
“Uh, saving you. What does it look like I’m doing?”
He was hesitant. “Thanks for saving me. Now I’ve gotta go before they capture me again.”
“Zak, wait. Why do you keep running from me? What happened to you?”
I already knew the answer to that question, I just wanted to see if he would admit it to me or not.
“Sarah, I can’t tell you,” he said. “It’s too dangerous.”
“I don’t care, Zak,” I said. “Whatever it is, I want to help you.”
He was interrupted when his family’s airship descended from the air about fifty feet away.
“I have to go, Sarah.”
“No,” I said. “Not until you tell me—”
He interrupted me with a kiss. “I’m sorry, Sarah.”
He began walking away, but I grabbed his arm, stopping him. “Zak.”
He turned to face me. Then he looked down at my sword. I could tell he was planning something, but I realized what it was too late.
He made eye contact with me.
Guilt was in his eyes.
“Forgive me,” he said.
I didn’t know what he meant until he unsheathed my sword and cut my wrist. I screamed in pain.
Zak dropped my sword and ran.
“Sarah!” Kika and Honey called.
They ran up to me. I was on my knees, clutching my wrist that was pouring out blood. It really hurt.
“Do you want us to chase him?” Honey asked.
I looked ahead and noticed Zak running up the platform of the airship and he disappeared. Then it took off.
“No,” I said heartbrokenly with tears streaking down my face. “Let’s just go home.”
They licked my tears and wound for comfort. I liked it, but it wasn’t enough to fill the gap that was now in my heart.
I picked up my sword and sheathed it, and teleported us home.
Mom was bandaging up my wound, but it was hard to since I kept jumping every time she touched it. Eventually, she just decided to make my arm numb so that I couldn’t feel anything at all.
“Why does it hurt so much?” I asked.
“He must’ve hit a vein,” Mom replied. “It really hurts when a vein is cut.”
“You don’t say.”
“Are you ok?”
I shook my head. “No. I can’t believe he did this to me.”
“What are you going to do now? You still going to keep looking for him?”
“No. This was the last straw.”
“So now what?”
“I’m going to focus on my music now. And you can probably tell that I have some songs to write after this.”
“Oh, come on,” Mom said. “Don’t be like Taylor Swift.”
“Who?” I asked.
“A very famous singer from when I was your age. All of her songs were about boys. Every single one of them, both love songs or break up songs. Though, some of them were good songs.”
“Well, my songs aren’t just going to be about boys, Mom,” I said. “I’ve written other kinds of songs too.”
“I know. But I’m sure Zak didn’t mean to do that.”
“But he did it. And, for some reason, he doesn’t want me to be anywhere near him. But I don’t care anymore.”
Mom sighed. “Well, I’m done bandaging your wrist.”
She allowed myself to feel my arm again. After that, I went to the music room to write some new songs.
I wish my dreams would stop showing me where Zak was now. But, of course, they didn’t.
Zak was in his room alone, guilt-stricken.
“I’m sorry, Sarah,” he said out loud, like he knew I could hear him. “Please, forgive me.”
Not a chance.
Aww. Poor Sarah. All of that time wasted for nothing. What do you guys think is going to happen now? Something bad is going to happen next chapter.
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