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Turning-of-the-century. December 31, 1999 11:59 p.m.
He looked into the dirty window. His eyes were fixed on a grand and strange
site before him. A sword fight. "I can't believe I'm witness to a
twentieth century sword fight." The man said. He looked at his watch.
"Oops, I mean a twenty-first century sword fight." He shut up
as soon as he saw one of the men cut off the head of the other.
The woman who watched in the corner didn't even scream out in horror.
It was as if she
knew this was going to happen. The winner of the sword fight dropped his
opened his arms wide and waited. The outsider watched in awe.
Suddenly, without warning, a blue light began to climb out of the
dead body. It circled around the warehouse and struck the winner square
in the chest.
The outsider watched as the winner was lifted off the ground screaming
in pain. Or was
it pleasure? Perhaps a mixture of both.
"What the hell is this?" The outsider asked himself. Finally
the light, which could only
be described as lightning, depleted, leaving a tired man crumpling to
the ground. The
outsider watched as the female ran up to the man. She picked up his sword
him to his feet.
"That was big one. You OK?" The girl asked. Neither of them
noticed the outsider at
the window. "Yeah. Let's get out of here and hide the body."
The winner said weakly.
The girl looked up to the window and saw the outsider looking in. "Oh
crap. You don't
have a Watcher do you?"
"Well my Watcher's out of town and this guy was hiding."
"Yeah so?" The man was beginning to get frustrated. "So
either you were finally found
out or we have trouble. Look." the girl pointed to the window. The
man looked up in
time to see the outsider run off. "Damn. Come on Shorty. We have
to move fast."
"I told you not to call me Shorty, Big Nose." The girl gathered
the dead mans head while the man gathered the body and sword. All
the while they were
thinking that this outsider could be trouble.
Nick walked up to the false wall of the Legacy house and waited for
the computers on the other side to scan the retinas of his eyes. The false
wall was in the
living room of the giant castle. All who visited the Luna Foundation do
not know of The
Legacy and their purpose in the world. They do not know of the false wall
high-tech computer equipment on the other side. When they entered the
they saw lots of antiques and a wall with a geographic sailing map.
When the light left the pupils of Nicks eyes, the wall faded to
invisibility and Nick stepped in. He looked around the small hidden
room. He looked at all the computer screens and the fax machines and
Will they believe me? He asked himself, They have to.
I mean we
deal with this type of thing everyday... sort of. Most of the time its
evil spirits that are holding a
grudge. He finally noticed Alex working at one of the computers.
He looked at the big
screen on the wall to see what she was working on.
"Hey Nick. I think I might have figured it out." she said as
switched the screen to something else. "The Alcatraz thing?"
he asked. Alex had been
investigating some mysterious lights that kept appearing over the prison
months. "Yeah. Take a look." She flashed a newspaper clipping
onto the screen. It was
dated twenty years ago. It talked about the light and showed a picture
of the prison and
"So what's the answer?" Nick asked her. He walked over and stood
beside her. "Take a look at this picture. What do you see?"
"I see the island and lots of fog. So?"
"The fog is one of the reason the light is there." Alex filled
in. Nick's face grew to a frown. "But light gets absorbed in fog.
How can it cause this light to appear?"
"Well Nick, its because sometimes the fog is so thick it bounces
around. This case is similar to the case of the Holy Saint. You know,
where the statue of
Mary would get hit by light and the image would bounce around on the windows
show up on a wall."
"So you're saying the light bounced around in the fog and appeared
the guard tower?"
"Exactly. The light came from the Lighthouse and was bounced around
so many times
and when it hit the tower it made it appear as if it came from no where."
She brought up a diagram she created. It showed light hitting various
points of the air
around the island. "Good job Alex. Derek will be impressed."
Nick patted her on the
back. "Where is he by the way?"
"He's at the University. I thought you had a date tonight."
Alex questioned. "I did...she
stood me up." Nick sat down and got a far off look in his eyes. He
didn't hear Alex
talking to him. He rubbed his hand through his hair. He was thinking about
saw. "Hello? Earth to Nick. You OK?" Alex asked waving a hand
in front of his face. Nick
shook his head waking him from his thoughts.
"Huh? Oh, uh, I need to talk to Derek and the rest of the group.
he gets back tell him we have to have a meeting tomorrow...er, I mean
later today. I'm going to bed. Night." Alex looked after him as he
through the still almost invisible wall. When he walked through the wall
returned to its
visually solid state. She scratched her head wondering what was wrong
9:00 p.m. - Jan. 1st, 2000
Nick, Alex and Rachel waited for their leader, Derek, to get back from
the University of California. Nick kept refusing Alex and Rachels
pleas for him to tell
his story. He kept telling them he wanted to wait for Derek.
Derek walked into the conference room and closed the doors behind
him. He set down the briefcase in his hand down on the table. He sat
down next to Nick. "Sorry I'm late. I had to talk to one of my students.
She's one of the
brightest I have and she had some interesting questions." Derek said,
"So what's the
news, Nick?" Nick rubbed his hands together. He stood up and began
pacing the room.
"I guess you could say early this morning or late last night I saw
something strange. As I told Alex, I got stood up by my date so my New
Years was lousy so I decided to walk around. Well it was almost midnight,
so I decided
to head back to my car. As I was walking, I passed by this old fish warehouse
metal clanking." Nick began. "Metal clanking?" Rachel asked.
Nick nodded. He stopped
pacing and walked back to his chair. He turned it around and straddled
"Yeah. I walked over to the fire escape and climbed up it until I
found a clear window. I figured the warehouse must have been bought but
know why some one would be working in it on New Years, the turn-of-the-century,
less, so I wanted to investigate. I looked into the window and saw something
thought I would ever see in my life time."
"Don't keep us in suspense Nick." Alex pleaded, "Is it
a case for the Legacy?"
"I think so. But you tell me when I explain it to you." Nick
He folded his hands together and laid his forehead upon them. "What
saw inside that warehouse was a sword fight."
"A sword fight? In twenty-first century San Francisco? You have to
kidding." Rachel stated. "It was a sword fight. Two guys were
fighting while a girl, I
believe, was watching from the corner. She didn't try to stop them and
she didn't seem
too shocked either. It was as if she had seen this before." Nick
stopped. Derek leaned
back in his chair. Nash. Derek thought to himself. "Derek?
Does this ring a bell?" Nick
"I remember a case that the police called, The Head Hunter
or something like that. It was out in New York around 1985. A lot of
headless bodies were being found. The police had two suspects, a Russell
Victor Kurgan or Kruger...I don't remember. Victor ended up dead and Nash
disappeared but was later seen in Scotland...."
"Let me interrupt you Derek. There's more to the story." Nick
"More?" Alex asked. Nick nodded. "When one of the men was
beheaded, I'll call him
man 1, a strange white light came out of his body and seemed to form what
I can only
call a lightning storm. It circled around the warehouse. Man 2 was waiting
for it. The
storm came down and hit man 2 sending him to his knees. Lights shattered
and I heard
man 2 scream. It was a loud scream. It was mixed with pain and what I
pleasure. The girl wasn't shocked by the storm either."
"Well the papers and/or the police reported lightning storms with
murders. This is interesting." Derek said. "Were you seen?"
"Yeah. After the storm the girl went over to man 2 and grabbed his
sword. She helped him up and they both looked at man 1 for a little bit.
She must have heard something in my direction because she looked up to
where I was.
The thing is I didn't make any noise and I didn't hear any sounds from
"Did you get any of their features? Hair colors, looks?" Alex
"Not really. I think I got their hair colors. The lights were dim
but just light enough. I
got the features of man 1 because he was facing me. The girl stayed in
the shadows and
the lights were almost off when she stepped out. The hair colors of the
girl and man 2
looked like they were either black or brown. Man 1 was a tall black man.
His face had
scars all over it. That's all I could see."
"All right at least that's something. Derek said. We'll
officially start this investigation
tomorrow but we can get our positions on the subject.
Tomorrow Alex will run that description through the computer and see if
she can get a
name for the dead man. Rachel and I will take a look at
the crime scene and see what we can find out at the police station."
"And me?" Nick asked. "You will take over my classes tomorrow.
I have a meeting with
one of my students after school. You think you can take that too?"
Derek asked. "Yeah.
What's her name?" Nick replied. "Her name is Marie Patterson.
She's in my history and
English classes. She's a bright student and she has a real future ahead
of her. She won't
need much help on the history because her uncle is a history professor
at the university
but I want you to help her the best you can." Derek said.
"Derek, why are you giving me a run down on this girls life? It's
only a meeting."
Nick asked. "I know, but I feel this girl is special I had a vision
and..." Derek stopped. "And?" Nick asked. "And...you."
Derek finished. "Don't tell me
you're playing love connection now." Nick rolled his eyes. "No,
not that way. But you
two are connected in some way." Derek shook his head. "Lets
adjourn Rachel needs to
get back to Kat before her baby-sitter goes nuts. And we all need some
picked up his briefcase and handed it to Nick. "Here's all my lesson
plans and the
graded papers that I want you to pass back. If you don't remember all
names, get one of them to help you. You've been watching me teach so you
have too many problems. Goodnight everybody." Derek stood up and
left the room.
"So you might be meeting your future wife tomorrow." Rachel
smirked. "He said not in
that way." Nick groaned out then he yawned. He was more tired than
he looked. He
stood up and turned his chair around and pushed it in. "Night you
"Night Nick." Rachel and Alex said in unison. "So how do
you think their connected,
Alex?" Rachel asked. "I don't know Rachel. I haven't had any
visions about Nick. If I do
I'll let you know. You get home to your daughter now." Alex replied
then stood up and
also headed to the door. "See you tomorrow Rachel." "Yeah."
Everyone headed to their
respective places to sleep, only to meet up the next day. They had no
idea of what they
were getting themselves into. They were emerging into a whole new wave
length of the
unknown - The Legacy was about to meet a couple of Immortals and some
The next day.
Nick drove his cherry red convertible down University Lane. He
listened to the radio as he drove. As soon as the news came on, he
listened for any news about a headless body being found. Near the end
of the report
something about it came on. Nick turned up the radio.
"A headless body was found floating in the bay. The head was
decapitated from the body and was found sitting on the beach. The body
was found early this morning by Ryan MacKinly. MacKinly was jogging on
the beach when he first discovered the head. He said he then looked out
to the ocean and saw
something floating in the water. He swam out to it and
pulled it in. When he realized what it was, he ran to a phone and called
the cops. The body has been identified as Zane Adams. Details are
extremely sketchy. We will keep you informed as details are released."
The reporter on the radio said. Nick let out a small laugh. "That'll
make Alex' job easier.
Zane Adams, eh? Well Mr. Adams, who were you fighting?" Nick asked
arrived at the University and parked the car, then headed to Derek's classroom.
Marie stood outside her class talking with Methos. "I'm telling you
Adam, we should
contact Joe and ask him if you were found out. And if there's another
Watcher in town
that could have seen the fight." Marie said in the lowest voice possible.
"Marie, if he is a
watcher than he has more problems than we do. He's a pre-immie. Our job
when and if he dies, why we're in town than he might believe us better
since he saw me
fighting and he saw the Quickening? Methos explained calmly.
"But Adam..." Methos then interrupted her plea, "Don't
worry. I have to get to class or
else my students will get curious and think I'm seeing someone. And they'll
extremely disappointed when I tell them I was just talking with my 'Niece'."
her eyes. "Oh what a drag." she said sarcastically. Methos turned
and started to walk
away but stopped when he felt the faint buzz of a pre-immie. "That's
him. I recognize
the buzz." Adam walked back to her. "You have got to tell me
how you do that." Marie
stated. "Who is he?" Adam asked. "I'm not sure. I see him
with my professor every now
and then. I didn't know he was a pre-immie." she replied. "Maybe
you were just to far
from him to feel it." Adam remarked. "Yeah, maybe." Marie
watched as the man entered
the classroom. "Well keep an eye on him. I gotta go. See you at lunch."
Adam walked off.
"Yeah," she replied as she watched him walk off, "I'll
keep an eye on him. "Oh, boy."
Methos mumbled as he walked off. So much for a semi-normal life.
Marie thought. She
entered her class room.
"Hi my name's Nick Boyle. You might have seen me around talking with
at some point in time. I work with Derek at the Luna
Foundation." Nick explained to the class. Marie looked at him. He
was around 5'6" with
short brown hair and a slight 4 O'clock shadow. He looked to be around
23 or 24.
Nick scanned the classroom. His eyes fell upon Marie siting in the
front row. Something about her made him nervous. Perhaps it was the way
looking at him? He didn't know. She had dark brown hair and the best Hazel
had ever seen.
"I'll be taking over Derek's class today." Nick stated. Marie
raised her hand. "Yes... uh..."
Nick paused, not knowing her name. "Marie Patterson, at your service."
"Oh, remembering this was the student Derek had mentioned,
you had a meeting
with Derek after school right?" Marie answered politely, "Yes,
sir. Where is Professor
Nick answered, "He had business. I've been instructed by him to take
his place so we can
still meet after school."
'Uh-oh. Me and Methos are in trouble.' Marie thought. "Could we make
it at lunch instead? Me and my 'uncle' have something we have to do
after school." Marie asked out loud.
"Yeah, sure. No problem." Nick pulled out the lecture notes
in his briefcase. "Derek gave me his lecture notes and papers to
back. Marie would you hand them back?"
"Sure no problem." She got up and took the papers from him and
began passing them
back. She had a horrible feeling in her stomach. The
feeling that the rumors of a secret group being here in San Fran was
right. Her and Methos were in trouble. Big trouble.
"I'm afraid it wont be a free day today. Now take out some
take notes." The class groaned like High school students. Even college
notes. Throughout the whole lecture, Marie watched
Nick. He had witnessed a Quickening and was a pre-immie. She knew she
might not be
the one to teach him, but he was going to be one, not that he would find
out what she
was before she left San Fran. She was only a Junior in college and had
more years to go.
Her college years were going to be interesting all right. Almost as interesting
Later at lunch, Marie met up with Adam and they both got their lunches
and went to meet Nick. Nick sat eating a sandwich and reading an article
on a war
situation in Cuba. The articles said that the Cubans were
fighting each other for more rights.
"Mr. Boyle." Marie said as her and Methos walked up. "Please
call me Nick." He said.
"This is my uncle Adam Peirson." She introduced them.
"Nice to meet you. Please sit." Nick said. Marie and Methos
across from Nick. "Let me just finish this article and I'll be right
"No problem." Marie said. Nick continued to read his article.
and Methos whispered to each other. "Adam, I think we do have a problem."
stated. "How so?" Adam asked. "I think he's a member of
that group I told you about."
she answered. "But you said they were just rumors, you're jumping
Adam remarked. I know, but sometimes rumors do come true and jumping
conclusions is not necessarily a bad thing. He might have told the other
members and they might investigate and immortals as we know it will be
in deep..." Adam cut her off and said,
"You're just scared. Don't worry." Marie added, "Adam we
need to contact Joe at least. He might be able to find something out."
"He watches immortals Marie. What could he find out?" Adam said.
"I don't know.
Something, anything. It won't hurt to try." Marie said as Methos
groaned at her.
"Whatever, Marie. You're a worry wart." he remarked. "Yeah
well, when it comes to
immortality and losing heads..." Methos let out a small laugh at
the Marie's statement.
They started eating their lunch as they waited. When Nick finally finished
he folded up
the paper and laid it down.
"So what did you need help with?" Nick asked. "I just had
some English questions.
Mainly about the Hamlet thing." she stated. "The Hamlet thing?"
Nick asked. Methos
stifled a laugh. "Teenage slang, eh?" Nick remarked. Marie laughed.
"Teenage slang? Man, you must be old." Marie joked. "I'm
not old- 24 is fairly young." Nick stated proudly. "So
what's the question?"
"What's with this play? I mean Hamlet is named after his father but
doesn't have a junior
at the end. How did they tell each other apart? Oh, and the mom marries
law after the dad dies. What's up with that? Its like inbreeding or incest
Marie asked. "True, it is strange to us. But back then during the
Shakespeare time, this was probably perfectly normal. This sort of thing
happened every day." Nick said.
Methos smiled to himself. "It was... sort of." Methos
thought, "Shakespeare was a wise man but not good at conversation.
I hated him at parties."
"Why didn't Hamlet get to take the throne after his dad died?"
Marie asked. Because
its not really father-son succession unless there is no
brother to take the throne. It goes through the brother and than to the
brothers son... etcetera. It would eventually get to Hamlet." Nick
answered. "I think that seems totally nuts but I can live with it."
she stated. "Good.
Anything else?" Nick asked. "No, thanks Mr....." Marie
began but Nick put a finger up to
silence her. "Please call me Nick." he offered. "Oh, right...sorry.
Thanks, Nick." Marie and
Methos stood up. They shook hands with Nick and walked off for their last
were out of range when the other immortal showed up so they didn't feel
But she saw them walking and she felt the pre-immie. She purred. "Methos
with a pre-
immie, that's something I haven't seen in a long time." The female
Methos and Marie walked down the street to the apartment building
they were living in. It stood high above the rest and was the nicest
looking one on the block. It had a teal trim and white based paint. It
was recently renovated so it had brand new facilities and was heaven
among middle class men and woman. Methos and Marie could call it home.
Marie and Methos stopped right before the entrance of the building.
The buzz rammed into their heads like a bullet being shot from a gun.
They looked around. They saw a woman with short blonde hair, which was
dyed, walk across the street. Methos smiled and walked up to her. They
gave each other
a hug and kissed on the cheeks. "What are you doing here?" Methos
asked as they
walked back to Marie. "I was in the neighborhood. Who's she? New
female asked. "She's one of Duncan's and Connor's students. More
Connor's. Meet Marie
Patterson." Methos introduced. "Oh! Not a girlfriend?"
She asked again. "Not a
girlfriend. She's my friend and I'm teaching her some of my moves and
me hers." Marie watched them talk about her. She was wondering when
introduce her. "She's pretty. Love those eyes. You must be nuts or
gay not to have
fallen for her. And we both know its not gay." The woman said. Marie
blushed. "There are a number of reasons why I haven't fallen for
her." Methos said. He
scratched the bridge of his nose. "And they are?" The woman
asked. "One is we're too
good of friends and I don't want to be more then that. She may be beautiful
but so is
every other girl on this planet. Two, she's too young. And three, Richie
would hate me.
He's gotta thing for her."
"Oh, Little Richard. And you aren't with him?" The
woman asked Marie directly.
Marie shrugged. "Because I realized I don't like him. He's a friend
yes but not a lover."
Marie answered, "Uh, who are you?"
"Guess we weren't properly introduced. I was going to teach you but
was busy with another girl. I'm Amanda." Amanda held out her hand.
Marie shook it.
She looked confusingly at her. "The Amanda? The thief?"
Marie asked. Amanda
laughed. "The very same. Glad to hear Duncan actually tells people
about me. Nice to
finally meet you." Amanda said. "And you. I've heard so many
stories about you. How
you constantly seduce Richie to get what you want after everything you
have been through. Oh, and how you are a master thief but seem to get
caught a lot. Oh,
and how you helped Kalis escape and..." Marie was going to continue
stopped her. "I get the picture. So who was that cute pre-immie you
guys were talking to?"
"Trouble." Marie answered Amanda. "Trouble? What kind?"
"Marie's over exaggerating. Don't worry, Amanda, we can handle it.
Marie's just being paranoid. Well, let's get out of this heat. Come on
up Amanda." Methos asked.
"All right, Methos darling." Amanda said. She patted him on
Methos blushed. Marie raised and eyebrow and had a wicked grin on her
gave her a don't-even-ask look. They headed up to the
apartment to talk. Methos looked into the apartment and began to get
lost in thought. The apartment was a nice two-bedroom place. It had a
kitchen and a
small living room and was comfortable enough, but Methos was beginning
to miss Paris.
Marie and him had been in San Francisco for a year. It was a lovely place.
a lovely place. It was great in the summer but he loved Paris in the Springtime.
and Methos would drive down to L.A. every once in awhile to hang at the
It was fun, Methos would meet lots of woman but
California girls didn't compare to French ones. At least to him they
didn't. He knew it was time to go back but he would miss Marie's company
he missed Paris. He felt like he had a daughter. She was a grown woman,
mortal, and he knew she wouldn't stick around him too long. He loved being
The feeling rushed in on him as he stood in the doorway lost in his thoughts,
love her but not in a romantic way like Richie, but in ways he hardly
someone. As a friend, sister, a daughter, a cousin and a traveling companion.
He had to
decide whether or not he liked Paris more then he liked her company. He
could have both but Marie just started college and he couldn't ask her
to leave it. And
she'd most likely be traveling as soon as she graduated. He knew Marie
would visit but
he would still miss her.
"Earth to Methos! Are you just going to stand in the doorway air-conditioning
whole building?" Marie asked. She awoke Methos from his thoughts.
He stepped inside
and closed the door. "What's wrong? You've been a zombie since you
opened the door?"
Marie asked. "I was just thinking. It might be..." he started.
"Be time for you to go back to
Paris." Marie finished his sentence. "Yeah, but I know you wont
be coming along." he
said sadly. "Not if I don't have to." Marie agreed. "Do
you want her to go?" Amanda
asked inquisitively. She raised an eyebrow. "Its like having
a roommate." Methos answered, "so what did I miss?"
"Amanda and I were talking about how badly we want you and your manly
thousand year old body." Marie joked. Amanda laughed. "Ooh...she's
so cool!" Amanda
said. "Of course. Tweedle Dumb and tweedle even dumber." Methos
kicked him in the shin. Methos yelped in pain and grabbed his shin. "Hey,
can't I joke
too?" he asked. "No!" Marie and Amanda said in unison.
"So what were you really talking about?" Methos asked. "I
was telling her about Nick
and the rumors I heard." Marie answered seriously this time, "and
now I'll be calling
Richie so he can get hold of Joe that way I don't have to bother Duncan."
over to the phone. She picked up the receiver and dialed the Dojo. Marie
sucked in a
deep breath and let it out. "She hasn't talked with Richie since
the Toronto incident.
When Richie confessed his love." Methos explained. "Ooh...problem."
as Marie prepared herself.
"DeSalvo Martial arts. Richie Ryan speaking. How may I help you?"
"Uh, hi Rich. It's Marie." Marie spit out. She wasn't sure what
"Marie? Hey how ya doing?"
"I'm doing good...in college now. Going to the University of
California out in Berkeley. How about you? Mac told me about the DQ."
"I'm doing OK I guess. Connor and I went to Mexico. He helped
me out a lot. So what's going on? Why'd you call?" There was
a hint of bitterness in his voice.
"don't be like that Rich."
"Like an... don't be mean."
"Trying to refrain from cussing?"
"Richie, I need help with something so shut up! Its important!"
"I need you to get a message to Joe. Do you think you can get it
"Yeah he's back in Seacouver. What is it?"
"I need him to see what he can find out from Watchers in San Fran.
need to know if they have had any run-ins with another secret group.
Methos and I just had a little run in with a pre-immie that may or may
not be a part of this group. I may be paranoid but I just have this feeling."
"Yeah and we all know what happens when you get this feeling.
give the message to him tonight. I'm going to the bar later."
"Thanks Rich. So have you talked to Mac at all?"
"You know that wasn't him when he fought you? Mac would never have
tried for your
"Yeah I know. It doesn't make it feel any better. I gotta go
The fencing class is going to begin."
"OK. Uh, Rich?"
"Are we.. I mean... can we still be friends? 'Cause I mean I don't
want our friendship to end this way. 'Cause it would be dumb to let this
get in the way. I mean... I just don't want to be more than friends with
you. Please tell me you understand. I've been trying to figure out if
did but the truth is I don't."
"I understand Marie. It would be dumb to let a thing like what
happened take away our friendship. I still love you though.
Maybe in a century or two?"
"We'll cross that bridge when we get to it OK?"
"Friends. Talk to you later, Marie."
"I promise I'll call again sometime."
"Bye, Rich." Marie hung up the phone. She was happy her and
"So?" Methos asked. "Richie'll get the message to Joe.
Guess we wait." Marie answered.
"I'm telling you its nothing." Methos said. Marie sat on the
couch. Methos sat next to her.
"We'll see. Methos. We'll see." And indeed they would. Rather
Nick walked into the Legacy house. And walked to the conference room.
He found the
rest of the members of the Legacy, except for Philip who was on sabbatical.
back, Nick. You talked with my student?" Derek asked. "Yeah.
She's a bright girl." Nick
answered. "That she is Nick." Derek said. "I even met her
Uncle Adam Peirson." Nick
added. "What was he like?" Derek asked. "Quiet. He didn't
talk much when he was
around. But him and Marie were whispering about something." Nick
"Suspicious of something Nick?" Rachel asked. "No. It's
not unusual for people to
whisper but..." Nick stopped. "But what?" Rachel asked
again. "Something seemed
different about them. Her uncle looked in his mid-20s but he seemed older
some how. A
lot older." Nick answered. "How much older?" Alex asked
"I don't know. Just older." he said.
"What did you find out Alex?" Derek asked. "Not a thing.
The description fit a man
named Zane Adams but Zane died at birth in Scotland over fifty years ago.
So this man
stole his identity." Alex answered. "There could be two Zane
Adams." Nick suggested. "I
thought of that. I ran a check over every possible place but no other
Zane Adams came
up. Only the one from fifty years ago." Alex said.
"Hmm... Rachel and I came up with some interesting things. That
warehouse Nick talked about was completely demolished. There wasn't a
body or blood.
But it did look like something had been moved from the center of the warehouse.
place looked like a tornado hit it." Derek informed the others. "And
a headless body was
found as said on the news. I heard it why driving to the University."
"OK so the police know about it. So now what?" Alex asked. "We
get hold of the other
houses and see if they have had anything like this happen." Derek
answered. "I'll go do
that." Alex said. She got up and went to the computer room.
"What else?" Rachel asked. But Derek's face went blank. He was
a vision. Visions of swords clanging together and bright electrical storms
people. Sites of an unconscious girl filled his head but the face was
not clear. "What did
you see Derek?" Nick asked. "Sword fights, electrical storms
and an unconscious girl."
Derek answered. "So, do you know what it means?" Nick asked.
"No. Lets just keep
seeing what we can find out." The rest of the group left the room.
Derek's vision had
Marie slept restlessly in her bed. Dreams flooded her mind. Like
waterfalls. They were about what would happen if the story of immortals
Extreme dream sequence!
"KILL THEM! KILL THEM ALL! KILL ALL OF THE ABOMINATIONS!"
One of the new members of the hunter groups shouted. Marie, Methos, Richie,
Duncan and Connor were trapped. One of the hunters walked up to Marie
and raised his sword up. He began to swing down.
Marie sat up with
a start. Sweat dripped off her forehead. She
wiped it away with the back of her hand. She stood up and walked to her
dresser. She opened the smallest drawer and pulled out her journal to
January 2nd, 2000 2:35 p.m.
My night was plagued by nightmares. Methos says I worry too much but somehow
I don't think so. I think I'm worrying over something important. I have
been in San Fran. for, I guess, a year now and I believe I have had a
run in with the secret society that supposedly exists out here. Maybe
I am over reacting but I seriously don't think so. Since I took Jacob's
Quickening back in Toronto I've been getting weird sensations every time
something is going to happen. I can't describe what they are but they're
there. And I get dreams like the one I just had. Only this time me and
my friends were being chased by a new group of hunters. Only these hunters
weren't lead by Horton. These ones were much deadlier. I woke up right
before one of them cut off my head. I hope this one was just a dream and
doesn't become a reality. Methos can say I worry to much but what's a
little worry? Better then not worrying. I at least made up with Richie.
We're friends again. I hated hurting him the way I did. But I can't lie
and say I love him and hope in a century or two I really do. We have a
lot in common, sure, but we're only meant to be friends. Maybe now that
I got this out of my system I
can sleep soundly. I hope I am worrying over nothing.
Methos cooked breakfast for Amanda and Marie. Marie came walking out with
to the fragrance of bacon and eggs. She saw Amanda watching Methos cook.
smiled. She walked over to Methos and looked over his shoulder.
"Mmm. A man that can cook. You're going to make some lady very lucky.
occasion?" Marie asked. "Well I heard you tossing and turning
in your room last night
and figured you could use a decent breakfast." Methos answered. "Oh,
how sweet. Now
if only its edible." Marie joked. Methos punched her in the arm.
"Are you sure you two have nothing going on?" Amanda asked.
"Oh, she figured it out
Methos. You're right Amanda, me and Methos have a secret love triangle
going on. We've been dating each other since the turn-of-the-century."
Marie joked. Methos laughed hysterically. "Ha-ha. I love your witty
sarcasm Marie." Amanda said. "Its part of her careful
personality. Now if only she can get a life to go with it." Methos
said with a smile. "Oh, screw you Methos." Marie said. She grabbed
a piece of cooked bacon and pulled herself onto the counter top to sit.
"Hey, we have a lovely family going down don't we?" Methos asked.
Before Marie could answer, there was knock on the door. Marie hoped down
and went to answer it.
"I'll get it Uncy Adam." She said in her best little kid voice.
Methos laughed. Marie
walked over to the door and opened it. She looked
out to see two people she didn't expect to see. "Who is it Marie?"
Methos asked. "You
wont believe it. Come in you guys." Marie said. She opened the door
wider and let the
two men in. Methos looked up from the pan. A look of shock crossed his
Richie. What are you guys doing here?" Methos asked. "I figured
it would be better for
me to give the information I found in person." Joe answered. "Yeah,
right." Marie said as
she walked back over to Methos. "So Uncy Adam, can I help?"
"Can it with the Uncy crap. We aren't in school." Methos said.
"Ah, but its so fun."
Marie pouted. "So...Amanda, what brings you here?" Richie asked.
"Visiting an old
friend." Amanda said. "Yeah a very _OLD_ friend." Methos
agreed. "An old friend. Gee
that makes sense." Richie said. "Well, I'm old, we're friends,
'nuf said. So you guys
hungry?" Methos asked. "Always." Richie said. Joe nodded.
"So what did you get?" Marie asked Joe. "Last Night I contacted
Watchers all over. It
turns out in many spots around the world, there are rumors of a secret
society like the
Watchers, only they investigate evil spirits and things like that. The
have been seen around immortal battles." Joe explained, I know
they were members
because they all have the same ring. It's a ring with a fancy looking
"Could be normal cops." Methos suggested. "Yeah with the
same ring?" Marie asked
sarcastically, "He thinks I'm worrying over nothing."
"I think you are worrying over something. The thing is, this group
discovered immortals many times for over 3,000 years. But when the heads
they stop appearing." Joe continued, "why all the interest?"
"Because I heard rumors of a group here and someone witnessed Methos
head but didn't report a murder. I find that very strange," Marie
said then added "tell
me, is that worrying too much?"
"No you have reason to worry." Joe said. "Ooh! I told you!
Next time believe me." Marie
said. "I find it hard to believe a twenty-one year old immortal.
Especially one that's only
taken twenty-one heads." Methos joked. "Arrogant bastard."
Marie also joked. Methos
finished breakfast and they sat down and ate.
"So, how have you been Marie?" Joe asked. "Good, I'm still
keeping that journal. So
how's Mac?" she asked. "He's kind of depressed. He's thinking
of going back to
Seacouver to talk with Richie. Connor flew out to Paris to talk with him."
"You ready to talk to Mac about the DQ?" Marie asked Richie.
"I guess. I have to do it
some time." Richie answered. "Good answer. So last time I saw
Mac and Joe he said you
had a new girlfriend. Who is she?" Marie asked. "Her name's
Jaimey. She's so sweet. You
have to meet her." Richie said with a twinkle in his eye. "Oh,
how cute. He has a twinkle. You, my boy, are in love. You never had that
twinkle with me." Marie stated.
"No, he didn't. Congrats Rich you're over Marie." Methos said.
"Yeah now you can have her." Richie thought. Marie
head as if she knew what he was thinking. They finished breakfast. Marie
Methos clean up. After everything was cleaned they went for a walk. They
didn't know the Legacy was working as hard as they could to crack this
Nick and the members of the Legacy sat in the park discussing the
case. "Do we have any ideas on what's going on?" Nick asked.
"Well, I contacted The
Legacy house in New York. They said there was a
headless body found the other day. The area was demolished around it."
Alex answered. "So its a conspiracy?" Rachel asked. "I
think its just a group of people
who live in the past." Derek said. "These people have problems."
Nick said. They
stopped talking and heard the sounds of swords clashing together. "Its
again!" Nick got off the bench and ran to the sound of the fight.
The others followed.
They came to another warehouse. "What's with these people and warehouses?"
asked. They looked inside the double doors and saw two people fighting.
Man one was
of average height. He had black hair and looked either full or half-Mexican.
was only a boy. He was blonde and looked about ten. "Come on, Kenny!
Fight like a
man you weak pathetic little boy!" the man yelled. "That's right,
I am a boy!" Kenny
shouted back. "But I'm much faster then you Rodregez!" Kenny
plunged his sword deep
within the mans chest. He screamed in agony. Kenny pulled his sword
high above his
head and prepared to swing down. "I know...there can be only one."
The man said.
Kenny smiled and swung his sword down. Nick and the others watched as
the Quickening escaped the fallen mans body.
"That's the light show." Nick said. The Quickening crept out
of the fallen body. It rose up to the sky in tentacles. It slammed into
the boy hard, knocking him to
his knees. He screamed in pain. He seamed to grow half an inch as it soaked
The Quickening engulfed him then ended and the boy bent over on all fours
groaned in ecstasy. He got to his feet keeping his back to the Legacy
members. The faint
buzz moved through him like water moving through a clear tunnel. He walked
a smile on his face. "Time to pre-immie hunt. Got to win that damn
growled. He ran around and ducked behind a trash can. As the members left,
followed closely behind. They arrived at the castle. Kenny looked
around the grounds of the castle. He noticed their own helicopter. The
place was huge! "WOW! Maybe I should warm these people up before
I kill their friend.
He smiled evilly. "This is going to be fun."
The Legacy members entered the conference room. They gathered around the
Nick rubbed his hair. Kenny walked up to the window of the conference
opened it up slightly to hear what they were saying. "Was that the
man you saw?" Derek
asked Nick. "No. The man I saw was older. He was also taller. Derek
what is going on?
Did the New York house ever solve this case?" he asked. "Unfortunately,
no. My father
helped them and kept strict records of what they saw. My father reported
that they saw
the electrical storm and found beheaded bodies. The cops had Russell Nash
as a suspect.
Other then that nothing." Derek answered. "I'll run that name
through the computer. I'll
see what I can get." Alex said. As she said that Derek's face went
blank. A vision began.
Pictures of sword fights and Nicks death began flashing through
his head. He also
heard a name being called out. "What did you see Derek?" Rachel
asked. "Sword fights,
lot's of them. Some of the ones I saw dated back to the beginning of time.
the Legacy. I saw..." Derek stopped and choked up. He looked at Nick.
asked. "I saw your death, only you came back. And I heard a name
being called out. Alex
when you run Russell Nash run a Connor MacLeod as well." Derek told
What's the significance of these names?" Alex asked. "I don't
know Alex. There has to be
something. Its up to you to find out what." Derek replied. "I'll
see what I can find." Alex
stood up and left the room.
"I have to go before Kat gets worried." Rachel said also standing
She left the room as Nick stood up. He was ready to leave but Derek
stopped him. "Nick, what I saw was terrifying. Be careful on this
one. I promised your
father I'd look out for you." he stated. "I will Derek, I promise."
Nick said. He left the
room leaving Derek alone. Kenny sat down on the ground.
Connor MacLeod? Duncan? Kenny thought to himself. This is interesting.
If I hang around I
might get more then a Pre-immie I may get a whole immie. OH GOODIE! '
He rubbed his
hands together with a mischievous smile.
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