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JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 53
Several days later, Vicky was starting to pack up her stuff and Lydia and Micky were helping her.
They got a knock on the door. Lydia opened it and it was the McPeek family.
“Hi guys!” Lydia smiled.
“Heyyyy Liddy!” Nate smiled back as the family came in. “Busy day ahead, huh?”
“Yep! It's gonna take some work! Thanks for coming by and helping us.”
“That's what family’s for!” Nate grinned. He then looked at his younger sister more seriously. “Where is he?”
“The man cave, of course” Lydia sighed.
“I’ll go talk to him” Nate sighed as well as he left to go downstairs after greeting Micky and Vicky.
“Well, how do you feel about moving out and in with your friends?” Kelly asked Vicky.
“Pretty good.” Vicky grinned. “It should be a bit of an adjustment at first but this will work out real well I think.”
“Well moving in with your friend is a very n
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 52
A month passed and everything had seemed to have fallen into a routine that was working great for the Ice Crew. They worked hard and then got to do stuff with their friends and their brothers. Lorraine had stopped by a few times and she and Vicky went out to goof off. They received regular updates from the Raiders and such. Everyone was just playing the waiting game for the next amulet to pop up. But in all, life was going great.
That particular day, the McStones were eating take out at Section 13 with the Ice Crew. Vicky was staring pretty hard at her food as she thought about something.
“Vicky dear, what's on your mind?” Tag asked as he noticed his daughter’s expression.
“I've been thinking about this seriously for a while… and I’ve come to a decision that I wanna move out of the house and in with Pit Viper…” Vicky stated.
The Ice Crew looked at her surprised and Tag, Lydia and Micky were close to falling out of their seats.
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 51
The guys were going to the mall to hang out with more of the Scorpions. It was a group hang out thing that happened often.
“This is gonna be cool. Hang out day is usually busy but it lets the whole group get together and socialize IRL.” Vicky said.
“Oh yeah!” Strikemaster Ice grinned.
“Yo, Pit Viper! I was thinkin’ of changin’ up my hair color. Keep the black and dye the ends either purple or green. Wanna come with me when I get it done and help me decide what color I want?” MC Cobra asked his snake friend.
“Oh yeah!” Pit Viper grinned.
“Awesome! Let's go!” MC Cobra grinned back.
DJ Fist leaned towards Roundabout and quietly asked her, “¿Caminarás con mi hada de mi luna? (“Will you walk around with me, my moon fairy?”)”.
“Sí.” she smiled and nodded happily.
DJ Fist grinned and grabbed her hand, sneaking her away from the others.
Kaine was at the mall with the other
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 50
Two days later at Section 13, Vicky walked over to the guys after they had finished working for the day.
She was carrying a stack of something in her arms while wearing a brand new Mass Effect Andromeda hoodie.
“Hey guys!” she said cheerfully, “I figured you guys would appreciate these. Pit Viper and Roundabout helped me out with this.” Vicky grinned as she handed the guys a hoodie each… but they were decisively heavier than hoodies should be… Something was wrapped up inside them.
The Ice Crew smiled as they took them.
“Thanks, baby girl!” Ice thanked her, “What else is in here?” he asked when he noticed the weight.
“Well maybe you should unfold them and find out.” Vicky giggled.
The Ice Crew unfolded their hoodies and their eyes lit up with surprise and excitement when they noticed smartphones inside!
“No way, yo!” Strikemaster Ice exclaimed.
“Our own phones!” MC Cobra cheered happily.
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 49
Later that night, Cassie ran back to the Osiris base after getting dropped off somewhere near the outside of the city. She was anxious to get back and into the safety and security of her shared room, and also anxious to tell her team about their new plans.
Thankfully, Cassie made it back inside without being noticed, and quietly shut the door to the room after entering it.
“There you are!” Shay exclaimed.
“What took you so long?” Da’Rell asked.
“Yeah you were out for way longer than you said you would” Eva added.
“I'm sorry” Cassie replied as she sat down on her bed and faced her fellow Raiders. “I had a lot of unexpected events come up but they were all for very, very good. I have a new plan for us, and I hope you will agree to it.”
The Raiders quickly gave her their full and undivided attention.
“Really? What is it?” J asked.
“I’ll agree to it before even hearing it!” JaMarcus exclaimed, &
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 48
When they got to Captain Black’s office, Valmont knocked on the door and came in with Cassie and Kaine. He was going to pretend as if they did not hear the conversation that happened in the conference room.
“Sheila wishes for me to have Cassie acquaintance herself with you all as our newest ally and double agent for the Hand of Light” Valmont said in his smooth British accent, “You are to treat her respectfully and allow no harm to come upon her. We will discuss the semantics of everything with you all later on.”
“Very well, Valmont. Thank you” Captain Black nodded.
“Meet Jack and I outside in the hallways with her when you are finished” Valmont told Tag, “So that we can escort Cassie outside of Section 13.”
Tag nodded and then Valmont left, shutting the door behind them.
Cassie looked around at everyone shyly and nervously. She got especially nervous seeing Vicky.
“Well” Captain Black cleared his throat,
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 47
Inside the conference room, Cassie and Kaine were seated on one end and Sheila and Valmont on the other, with their fifteen agents surrounding them on either side.
“Alright then. Let's not waste any time.” Sheila began as she crossed her legs and rested her arms on the arms of her chair. “Let us begin with you, Kaine. How did you meet Cassie, and what led you to bringing her to the Scorpion Queen and her Admins themselves?”
“I met her at the skate park during the competition. She started screeching in elvish, which had caught my attention, and she was immune to the curse I’m under so she was a rare point of interest for me that day… and she came to me today asking for my help but the only way I knew how to get her to you guys. Was through my leaders.” Kaine replied.
“I see...Cassie...why do you care for Kaine so much? Why is he your friend?” Sheila asked.
“I felt something towards him the moment I first looked at h
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 46
Agent Tag and Jack drove as fast as they could in a Section 13 van to the skate park after receiving the phone calls from Strikemaster Ice. Tag was shocked to hear that Kaine had brought Sapphire- whom he was told was actually named Cassie- to the Scorpions and Cassie had expressed interest in becoming a double agent. He wasn't entirely sure what to make of this. Could it be a trap? It could. But what if it was the small possibility of being sincere? It was his duty to investigate such, and investigate he would do.
Tag parked next to where the Scorpions were at and Jack followed closely behind. Tag saw Cassie sitting on an empty tailgate and walked over to her, focusing only on her and not the other Scorpions around him. Jack was close behind him within seconds.
“So…Sapphire...whom we now know as Cassie…I am Agent Tag, secret agent and father to Victoria Venom. I will warn you now that if your intentions are ill and this is a trap, we will arrest you swiftly, harm you
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 45
Back at the skate park, the Scorpions were skating around and all the while Roundabout was subtly flirting with DJ.
“Todavía disfrutando de la ruse, mi hada luna dulce? (“Still enjoying the ruse, my sweet moon fairy?”)” he chuckled.
“Oh, sí, mi precioso caballero. Travesura de hadas es siempre divertido.” ("Oh yes my lovely knight. Fairy mischief is always fun".) she laughed.
DJ chuckled in return and sneaked a quick little kiss.
Roundabout kissed him back and giggled.
Kaine’s truck pulled up and Vicky stopped skating.
“That's odd… Kaine never comes to the skate park on a day he has football practice…” she said, confused. She let out a sharp whistle. “Guys! Kaine is here!”
“What?” Depthcharge asked
“Kaine?” Wiess asked
“He had practice today what’s he doing?” Pit Viper asked
“He must need us” Dylan said.
The Scorpions all quickly made their way o
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 44
Cassie was roaming around San Francisco, taking a deep breath to take in the autumn air outside. She and the Raiders made an agreement to if at all possible, each take turns sneaking out once a week during their free time to get what they considered a ‘sanity break’. Sneaking out was risky but once their training was done for the day, they were free to do their own thing so they figured it would be okay.
She came across the football field of Bayview High School and decided to watch the varsity team practice. She graduated high school early at fourteen due to her high intelligence and she never took in high school culture. Too introverted for all that. She snuck behind the bleachers and watched for a while. After a while, practice came to a close and the star quarterback took his helmet off. Cassie gasped and her heart skipped a beat when she recognized him immediately. It was Kaine! She found him! He lived in San Francisco after all! He looked completely miserable though an
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 43
The next morning, everyone was preparing to leave Hawaii to go home to San Francisco. Though Roundabout seemed like someone had given her a double shot of espresso or some kind of powerful caffeine substance.
“Roundabouuuuuutttttttt! Seriously girl! Who gave you caffeine?!” Vicky asked.
“No one. I didn't have any caffeine.” Roundabout replied as she grinned.
Strikemaster Ice and MC Cobra were watching her quizzically, trying to figure out why she was so excited and how she got that way!
“Yo what's goin’ on with Roundabout?” Ice asked DJ Fist.
DJ Fist just shrugged his shoulders with his arms crossed, his face concealing the grin that he had in his mind. He knew exactly why Roundabout was so excited, and he was gonna have fun with this game of charades.
“This is going to be a loooong flight home if that girl is so hyper…” Carter sighed.
“Do you have headphones? Put em on, turn em up...turn em WAY up” Lydia chuckled.
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 42
Later at night, the full moon was out and shining on the ocean. There was something in the air that was carried up from the beach to the mansion… some kind of music or something? But the problem was that only DJ seemed to be hearing it…
DJ Fist followed the sound of the music curiously, wondering where it was coming from. He walked outside and onto the beach and what he saw surprised him.
Roundabout was dancing on the beach and she was impossibly inhumanly graceful. Her hair was up and her ears came to a point and there was a shimmering flash as something on her back caught the moonlight. She was singing something that he couldn't understand.
DJ Fist became hypnotized by Roundabout and couldn't take his eyes off of her. He slowly took a seat on the sand and watched her as she continued to dance and sing. She was so…beautiful...so graceful...so elegant…
As she sang and danced in the light of the full moon, a pair of shimmering translucent wings became visible to
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 41
The next day, Pit Viper came downstairs and outside around the pool, which was the common hang out area, later than everyone else and she was rubbing her hair with a dark towel. No one could see her face yet.
“Hey there she is!” Vicky exclaimed.
“Has the snake girl been restored to her former glory?” Strikemaster Ice teased.
Pit Viper took the towel away and her hair was back to its previous wild coloring and she flipped it back and hissed. Her piercings and fake fangs back in place where they had been before.
“Woohooooo!” MC Cobra cheered.
“Yeahhhh! MUCH better!” Ice grinned.
“I feel like me again” Pit Viper grinned back.
“The snake girl has returned!” Wiess laughed and the other Scorpions whooped.
“Now thangs are back to normal and we can finally chill with no worries!” Ice grinned more.
“Heck yeah!” the teens cheered.
Carter chuckled. “They certainly are energetic. Aren’t they
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 40
The next day in Hawaii, the Scorpions were having a blast but Cobra and Pit Viper had been taken away from all the fun several hours earlier. Lawrence was giving Cobra a crash course on how to walk the walk and at least somewhat talk it too. Lar and Cobra were roughly the same size and build. Cobra obviously being more muscular and stronger than Lawrence. Lar had lent Cobra one of his tuxedos for the event.
Cobra had just finished putting everything on and Lar straightened him out.
“Wooow, Shane.” a familiar female voice said from behind him, “You clean up real well.”
MC Cobra turned around and blushed when he saw Pit Viper.
“Thanks…ahhhhh you do too, Lilith” he said as he awkwardly rubbed his neck and gave a nervous laugh.
Pit Viper was wearing a beautiful green dress and her hair was done up. She had a silver snake bracelet with green emerald eyes coiled around her upper arm. She chuckled and walked over and pinned something to the lapel of h
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 39
Thousands of miles away, Sapphire was walking towards her master to deliver the amulet. She was so pleased to finally have an amulet to deliver to her master and that she would avoid whippings tonight. Though she wished she could have increased her favor by also nabbing the fire amulet, she had no intentions on telling her master about it. The less he knew, the better.
“Have you returned with the water amulet, elf?” the master inquired as he stood stoically with arms crossed as Sapphire approached him.
“Yes, master, I have” Sapphire said proudly as she handed it to him with a slight bow out of respect.
The master took it for her and smiled big.
“Yeeeeesssssss….” he said, pleased to hold an amulet in his hands. Within seconds, however, he sensed something was amiss. After further observation, his face crumpled in fury and he threw it to the ground, shattering it.
“You FOOL!” he roared, “You did NOT return with the amulet! That
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 38
MC Cobra walked over to stand next to Pit Viper and he was handed the prize money and the water amulet, which had the image of a trident on it.
“Congratulations, sir” the man handing Cobra his prizes smiled.
“Thank you” MC Cobra smiled back. He held the amulet in his hands and observed it, his first time holding one. He did not feel anything as he held it, however, which meant that he was not the one meant for this amulet.
“Yo nice job, girlfriend” he complimented Pit Viper, “Two Scorpions takin’ two of the slots; not bad!”
“Heck yeah! High five.” Pit Viper said, holding up her hand.
MC Cobra laughed and returned it.
They returned to their group and the other Scorpions and they were all chatting excitedly.
When the crowds cleared up a bit, Sapphire got up from her spot and the Raiders followed closely behind her. There was only one thing left for them to do today, and that was to fight for the amulets.
She walked over an
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 37
The next day, everyone was at a public beach where the competition was being held. Even the Abernathy family had come to watch Pit Viper compete.
“Alright guys I got good news. And bad news. Which one first?” Vicky said as she walked over.
“Good, of course!” MC Cobra answered. “What is it?”
“We’re all registered to compete. Everything is taken care of.” Vicky replied.
“Sweet!” MC Cobra cheered.
“Now the bad?” Strikemaster Ice asked.
“It's not a team event. We’re all competing against each other… And the worst part is the Raiders are here.” Vicky sighed.
“Of course” MC Cobra sighed.
“Whoopee” Strikemaster Ice sighed as well.
“Competing against each other, though?” DJ Fist asked with concern, “So one of us alone will be able to win the amulet?”
“But this is good. With so many of us working together we’re still a team. The more o
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 36
Later that night after dinner, Pit Viper and all the teens except for her siblings were hanging out in the kitchen while she baked cookies. She was letting a pan cool and had her back turned while she was setting up another cookie sheet.
“Rodriguez, don't you dare.” Pit Viper said without looking. DJ and Manolo had been inching closer to the cookies and had been so close to swiping them when they’d been caught.
They both pulled back and DJ Fist mock pouted.
“Takin’ the fun outta it, Pit Viper” DJ chuckled a little.
The others were laughing. “You both got caught at the same time and she didn't even look.” Danny snickered.
“Hey. I like cookies.” Manolo protested jokingly.
“So do I. Sugar is life, bro.” DJ smirked. “And I'm a guy who can handle the sugar. Unlike someone else I know who's punier and squealier...No not you, Emma” he chuckled, “Only caffeine is your true demise.”
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 35
“Yo this is sweeeeeeeeeet” Strikemaster Ice grinned to Vicky, “Yo I can’t wait to jump into that pool and jacuzzi! I’ll leave the beach for competition!”
“Oh yeah!” Vicky exclaimed.
Jack walked past them and he rubbed his neck and some kind of bad looking scar appeared down his neck and disappeared under his shirt suddenly. Red trotted over quickly.
“Jack… your enchantment…”
“What? Aw maaan. Well it's an easy fix.” he said, putting his hands on the back of his neck, casually to hide the scar discreetly.
“You see that?” Vicky asked Ice quietly.
Strikemaster Ice nodded as he looked at Jack with concern.
“Should I ask?” Ice asked Vicky back quietly.
“Maybe… but you might not like what you see if he shows you…” Vicky replied in a whisper.
“...Man I’ll just get it over with, or else it's gonna eat me up” Ice replied. He let go of Vicky’s
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 34
The flight was long but eventually they made it to Hawaii! And the Ice Crew, having never been before, instantly fell in love with it!
“Ahhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhh” Strikemaster Ice grinned wide.
“Now THIS is what I'm talkin’ about!” MC Cobra laughed.
“Muy bonita (“Very beautiful”)” DJ Fist smiled.
“Aaaand prepare for the storm…” Pit Viper sighed as she and the others went to move through the the airport. She put her sunglasses over her eyes and nervously grabbed onto Cobra’s arm.
MC Cobra stared blankly as cameras started flashing and paparazzi started chattering excitedly.
“Miss Abernathy!” one reporter said.
“Excuse me, Miss Abernathy!” another called out as they began to flood her with a range of questions.
“So this is why celebrities hate the paparazzi…” Tag said lowly to Lydia as they followed in the back of the group.
“Yeah, no kidding” Lydia said back.
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 33
Early in the morning the next day, the whole team was at the airport waiting for Pit Viper, who had a few last minute things to do before she got there and everyone got on the private jet to go to Hawaii.
Vicky was bouncing excitedly in place. “This is gonna be soooo cool!”
“I know, yo!” Strikemaster Ice exclaimed excitedly, “Even with D-Man we never did stuff this cool!”
“And we are freeeeeee of the ankle trackers at laaaaaaast!” MC Cobra cheered, “Feels GREAT!” DJ Fist grinned and nodded in agreement.
Vicky laughed. “Yeah but you aren't free of me. So behave like usual and don't do anything dumb or imma make my previous nuclear meltdown look like a firecracker goin' off compared to C4. Ya feel me?”
“Yes ma’am” Strikemaster Ice said straightening up, “I would never defy my Queen.”
“Okay. Just making sure you understand. No. Sticky fingers. A rich place with lots of nice things i
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 32
MC Cobra stood in the bathroom, looking at himself in the mirror. He looked so different! He had finished dying his hair back to his natural color- black- and had just finished taking out his piercings, the nose ring being last, which took him courage to do. The black hair wasn't a huge deal but he had never taken his piercings out before and didn't feel like himself at all without them. It was a major piece of to him! But he was leaving for Hawaii tomorrow with the crew and he needed to get it done sometime. So why not now?
‘Ok...I can do this…’ he took a deep breath. He opened the door and went to the lounge to find his crew.
Strikemaster Ice and DJ Fist were hanging out with Vicky- who was finishing up homework before going to Hawaii- and Ice and Vicky were laughing about something while DJ was just sitting around, smiling a little. He caught eye of MC Cobra slowly and shyly coming into the room and his eyes got wide and his mouth gaped.
“WHOA! DUDE!” h
JCA Magic Exposure: Chapter 31
After the Ice Crew finished for the day, they each disbanded to go searching for their brothers. Strikemaster Ice was wandering the halls and looking everywhere until he came up to a smaller lounge where Jack was reading. He stopped in his tracks before Jack could see him and back up several steps. He didn't wanna startle his brother so he pretended to be looking for him.
“Jack! Yo Jack! Where you at, man?” he called out.
“Here!” Jack called back. He was leaning on a table reading some kind of really old book. He had one hand up and was absentmindedly moving it. Little motes of light were moving around his hand as he did little motions. He flicked a finger on the opposite hand and the page of the book turned by itself.
Strikemaster Ice walked in and looked at him curiously.
“Yo dude...Whatchu up to?” Ice asked.
“I’m readin'.” Jack replied before he stopped moving his hand and the spell disappeared and he looked up at Ice. “Wha