My Immortal Beloved

Chapter - 6
by JT Poole and Julie S. (

Yep things in Orlando aren't looking good yet. Things are going down hill and no one still has an answer to what's going on with Justin. Maybe after Kevin talks with Jeremiah again, we'll have a clue.

Author's Warning: Heterosexual content

Some Place in Orlando, FL

Nadya Strong's POV

I can feel Jeremiah's presence all around me. What the things I felt the other night and coupled with the things Christina sensed before she disappeared, that's not a good sign. Where could Christina have disappeared to and why can't I locate her using my magic? I'll go back to that place where I last sensed her and maybe that will answer some of my questions.

`Hello Nadya, are you trying to find me?' I hear in my mind the voice of Jeremiah Rage as I try to shield myself from his power. `Too late to be trying to hide yourself from me, I already know where you are Ms. Strong.'

Before I could make a move, my room was filled with fog and a strange man walked into my room. Trying to think of a spell quickly to use to keep him away from me, the man grabbed me cruelly and smacked me across the face. Struggling to free myself from his grasp, I kick him, only to have my foot pass through his body as he turned to fog quickly and then back solid.

`You can't defeat me Nadya. I've been waiting a long time for this and I aim to take you down and now,' Jeremiah mentally says to me as his eyes started to glow and I cast a spell just in time to knock him backwards away from me.

"Stay away from me you beast!" I shout at him as I say another spell to try to transport myself away from there.

`You're not leaving Nadya,' he tells me as he grabs my hand again.

"No!" I shout, pushing him away as my hands continued to pass through his body. "Nom Yo Hala Criw Zong!"

`Nadya dear girl, that's not going to work. Remember who I am, your magic was never able to hold me down!' Jeremiah tells me as he smirks at me and his body becomes physical again and he starts kissing my neck.

"No! Stay away from me Jeremiah Rage! I won't be one of your demons of the night!" I scream at him and was able to use a magical energy bolt to attack him. "Stay away from me or I'll make sure the next one is strong enough to kill you!"

`No chance Nadya,' Jeremiah mentally says as he was on top of me, fighting with me as we both fell to the ground and continued to struggle. `Be still your heart Nadya, I will win!'

"No you won't Jeremiah, I won't let you defeat me, not again!" I scream as he kissed me, punched me in the stomach and bit my neck. "No! I won't let you turn my soul again..."

`Too late child, you're mine,' I hear Jeremiah say as he starts laughing manically and the room clears of the fog and he's gone.

What am I going to do now? I was supposed to be fighting him and I lost...I lost my soul and possibly my new chance at humanity.

The Witches Five New Home


Things have been a little quiet since we got here. Wade is a very strong and powerful person when it comes to magic. He was able to create this place out of nothing and that scares me a little bit. How does a person that looks and sounds so wimpy, have enough power to do all of this? Oh well, I'm not going to worry about that right now. I'll just keep my cool and hold my tongue until he does something to make me believe otherwise.

When Wade brought us to this place, I really didn't know what to think. He showed us all around to where we would be sleeping, where everything would go down and even produced these nifty little outfits that reminded me of the X-Men© uniforms from the movies. After talking to him for a few minutes about all of this stuff, he finally told me what was on his mind and how he felt about things. Since we're those strong witches and all, we're supposed to be the ones to stop the evil things that are currently happening right now. Since this bad guy, Jeremiah is the most powerful thing of the night, he doesn't need to know where we are. I can understand what Wade is doing, but this is still strange and kinda new for me and Jules.

Trying to put all the negative stuff he told me out of my mind, I turned my attention back to my girl Jules who was kneeling next to the sofa close to the guy called AJ. AJ is kind of strange to me. He looks like a demon already and if it wasn't for her constant screaming at us, I would have left him in that damn alleyway. Picking up on what she was doing, I saw a flash of something in her mind and she got up off the floor, looked at me and ran out of the room.

`I wonder what's going on with her.' I thought as I looked at Wade. "Do you think that maybe I should go after her?"

"No," he shook his head. "Just let her be for right now. She's a big girl, she just needs some time to herself."

Looking back towards the sofa, AJ sat up on the couch quickly when he heard the front door slam.

"Where did she go? She was here wasn't she? I felt her here," AJ said, looking around the room not seeing the person he was looking for.

I looked at him very confused. He looked around the room again and closed his eyes as a few tears escaped the corners of his eyes.

"What do you mean man?" I asked him as he set up on the sofa and looked at me and Wade. He went on rambling for a few minutes before I raised my hands and he froze. "Best bet is he's talking about Jules."

"Maybe so, but unfreeze him and let him tell us JT," Wade told me as my eyes glowed and AJ unfroze.

"I've dreamt about her every night, but just now it was so vivid I could feel her near me. She was here wasn't she?" AJ asked, looking around the room one more time.

"Yea she was here man. Something scared her and she got up without saying anything. She just took off out the door without telling any of us where she was going," I tell him as I smiled. "Now that I think about it, I know why. I'm going to have to get after that girl about them adult themed visions she's having."

"I'm going to go see if I can catch her. I need to talk to her about this," AJ stood up and grabbed his coat.

"Now you wait just a darn minute man," I said, grabbing his arm and stopping him. "If you're going to go after her and tell her to stay away from you, let's just say you best not do that unless you're ready for an ass whoopin!"

"What? Are you threatening me?" He asked me as I shook my head. "I'm going to go and find her. I need make her mine."

He took off out the door and me and Wade just looked at each other as JC walked into the room. Wrapping his arms around me and sticking his tongue out at Wade, he kissed me on the cheek and pulled me towards the sofa.

"Lawd, I'm glad I'm gay," I said, shaking my head and smiled at JC. "And found you so quickly."

"Me too baby," JC told me as he wrapped his arms back around my waist and we sat down in the spot AJ was previously in.

A Few Meters Away


I ran as fast as I could what I hoped was the right direction. The black man told me back at the house that she had just left so she couldn't have gotten too far. I looked up and down the barely lit road and still didn't see her. Walking a little bit farther, I spotted a woman walking a few feet ahead of me. That must be her there.

The young woman walked quickly. It was like she knew I was behind her. The closer I got to her, the quicker she walked.

Julie's POV

I walked quickly to get away from the guy that I was in love with. Damn it all to hell! This is all messed up! What the hell was that vision anyway? There is no way that AJ of the Backstreet Boys would ever go out with me! I might as well get that idea out of my head right now! Sensing something familiar, I walked faster, but it was too late as the footsteps caught up to me.

The person was right up on me and the next thing I knew the person was touching my arm. Still not recognizing what I sensed, I took action and swung out until it was too late.

"Hey! What the hell was that for?" AJ asked me as I noticed who it was and my eyes got wide.

"I'm so sorry AJ, but you scared the shit out of me. What're you doing out here?" I asked him.

"I'm sorry for scaring you," he said as he rubbed the spot I had just slapped him in. "I just wanted...wanted to see you for myself. Make sure you were real and not some drunken delusion my mind had created to play a trick on me."

"What do you mean?" I asked him frowning.

"I know this is going to sound weird, but I've dreamt about you every night for the last few nights." AJ said, looking at me as he shook his head, looking as though he was trying to clear his mind. "I've dreamt about your beautiful face, everything about you. I've had some very strange and erotic dreams about you."

"Really? What were we doing in those dreams?" I asked him, raising an eyebrow at him, hoping he would elaborate on things.

"Um well," he started, clearing his throat and looking down at the ground. "We would do a few x-rated things, but not always. Sometimes we would only make out and hold each other while talking or whatever."

I just stood there looking at him as he blushed at me. The guy of my dreams, some of my sexual fantasies and now visions is standing in front of me blushing while telling me about his dreams and I'm in them. Please don't let me be dreaming about any of this right now. I can hardly believe that he's dreamt about me. Maybe he's for me like JC is for JT.

"So what is it that you wanted to see me about AJ?" I asked him, smiling at him.

"Well...well I just had to see you for myself," AJ said, smiling. "I had to see that you were real. I've wanted to meet you ever since that first night I saw you in my dreams. I really think are my soul mate."

I don't know what happened to me at that moment. It was like everything around me ceased to exist and my world had turned upside down at the mention of the words `soul mate' from his lips. I felt the tears in my eyes and before I could do or say anything, I felt his lips on mine and AJ had kissed me. We shared a very passion filled moment and I knew then that things would never be the same for me.

"That was wonderful. Just like what I had dreamt about," AJ smiled and wrapped his arms around me. "I felt you pull away, but I don't have any plans to let you go."

"Come on AJ, let's head back to the house. I'm sure JT is wondering what's going on with me since I left in a hurry. Knowing him, he's probably wondering what we're doing out here." I tell him as he smiles at me.

"Is that the big and tall black guy?" AJ asked, smiling at me.

"Uh hmm, that's him," I said, nodding as we walked hand-in-hand back to the house. "Why?"

"He said something about you having some adult themed visions whatever that means," AJ told me as he smiled and I start blushing.

"Oh God, he's never going to let me live this down. He'll never believe me from now on when I say I'm not having any x-rated visions," I say, looking down at the ground as we continued to walk towards the house.

"Well since this is a strange thing to me, I will defend you from him," AJ said as I start laughing, neither of us noticing the eyes watching us from the woods.

A Cave in the midst of the Forest

Nick's POV

What the hell is happening to me and where does Justin keep disappearing to? Something's not right here and from the way I feel, I bet something else bad has happened to me. What happens to make me be with Justin? What is it that I need to do to be able to stay in that place with him? I don't like leaving him that way. I want to stay with him forever. Something's bad happening to me and him and we need each other to get through this. The last time I saw him, Kevin had tried raping me and I guess something else happened after that to let me see him again. I'm starting to fall in love with Justin, but I fear that I'll never be able to be with him because of what's going on with the world right now.

Please God, if you're real, please stop this madness and bring Justin and me together. I don't think I can live without him with me.

"Nicky, Nicky are you okay?" I hear Kevin's voice in the darkness. "Please Nicky be alright."

"Kevin? Kevin where are you? I can't see you," I say, hoping that he wasn't going to do something else to me.

"Wait," he says as I smell the faint smell of fire and the room lights up. "Is that better Nicky?"

"Where are we Kevin?" I ask him as he walks over to me and sits next to me.

"We're someplace by ourselves," he tells me as he looks me in the eye, pushes me back against the hard surface quickly and starts kissing at my neck.

"Kevin stop!" I shout, pushing him off of me as I get up, but he grabs my by the arm and forces me back down as he straddles my hips, placing all of his weight on top of me. "Get off of me Kevin! This isn't right!"

"It is right Nicky. I'm doing what the master wants! He wants you and he wants you now," Kevin tells me as he leans in and starts kissing my neck again as this time he bites me.

"Owwwwwwww!" I scream as I think I was starting to pass out again.

"It's not working Jeremiah!" Kevin shouts as I could feel myself fall into a deep sleep.

"No, don't this Kevin," I say as I passed out and was back in that strange place again.


Nick's POV

What is he trying to do? Who is Jeremiah and what wasn't working? Each time I'm awake, he starts forcing himself on me, and then he bites me. Is Kevin a vampire or something? Is that's what's going on with the world now? Is this a vampire lair or something? Oh God, I've been thrown into the `Twilight Zone' and I don't know what to do to stop any of this. If I'm back in that place again, maybe Justin can help me stop this.

"Justin, Justin are you here?" I call out; walking around in the mist, looking for the man I was falling in love with.

"Hello Nick," Justin says, walking closer to me, stopping in front of me and then hugging me. "I missed you Nick. I'm so happy to see you right now."

"I missed you to Justin," I tell him, frowning.

"What's wrong Nick?" He asks me as he kisses my lips. "Why are you frowning? I thought you would've been happy to see me..."

"I am happy to see you Justin, but I know why it is that I come here," I tell him as he looks at me strange.

"Why do you come here Nick?" He asks me.

"Every time Kevin does something bad to me, I end up here with you," I tell him, wrapping my arms around him as he looks into my eyes and starts frowning as well. "I think Kevin is a vampire Justin. Every time I've appeared here, it's because he's bitten me. When I leave you here, I still be the same."

"Vampires? He's trying to turn you into one?" Justin asks me, stepping away from me.

"I think that's what he's doing. It's like he's trying to turn me into a vampire or something and it's not working," I tell him.

"How do you know it's not working?" He asks me, looking at me funny.

"Because before I got here this time, I heard him talking to someone named Jeremiah. He said it wasn't working," I tell him as he steps closer to me and wraps his arms around me.

"Open your mouth Nick," he tells me as I do what he says. "Oh good, I don't see those vampire teeth in there. So you still the same."

I wanted to laugh at what he just said, but all I could do was hold him in my arms and cry considering the current situation. I felt safe when I was with him and somewhat happy. I knew I had to cherish all the time I could with him, because I didn't know when I would be snatched away from here and end up with Kevin again.

"Nick baby, why are you crying?" He asks me as he pulls back and wipes my tears away.

"I'm falling for you Justin, but I don't know if I'll ever be able to see you again," I tell him as he leans in and kisses me. "There's some strange things going on Justin and seeing that Kevin is still trying to hurt me, he might succeed soon."

"I hope not Nick. I'm falling for you too and I don't know what will happen to me if I can't see you here," he tells me as our surroundings changed and Justin was gone.

End Mindscape

"Justin! Justin! Oh God No! He's gone!" I shout as the surroundings changed again and opened my eyes to see Kevin standing over me along with that guy from the hotel.

"Justin isn't here Nick, but I'm sure Justin would be the last thing on your mind when Jeremiah gets done with you," Kevin says as he and the guy stepped aside and a guy that looked familiar stepped closer to me.

"No! Stay back! Don't touch me!" I shout as the guy started laughing and walked around until he was next to my head.

"Kevin here might have had trouble turning you, but I'm sure I won't," the guy said as he knelt down besides me to touch me and something shocked him. "What the hell! There's some kind of barrier protecting him!"

The Witches Five New Home

Julie's POV

I pushed the door open and stepped inside with AJ close behind me. I looked around the room and I didn't see any sign of JT, Wade or JC. Deciding to make a run for the stairs to get to my room, I was pulling AJ by his arm when I heard the floor creaked. Standing at the bottom of the stairs, I turned around to see JT standing there with a evil grin on his face.

"Well hey there Jules. Where you going so fast?" He asked me as he smiled at me. "You been having x-rated visions huh?"

"No I didn't have anything," I say, hitting my head on the banister. "All I've seen was the two of us making out."

"Uh huh, sure you have. I don't believe that one bit girl," he tells me as he laughed. "You know you've been feigning for that man since we went to that concert a long time ago. Man you got a freak on your hands. She likes you so much, she'll probably do anything for you."

Oh my God, I can't believe he just said that in front of AJ like that. Oh he's so going to get that shit back. When he least expect it, this is going to bite him in the ass hard. How dare him put me on the spot like that in front of AJ, the guy I've had a crush on for only God knows how long. Pushing past him, I blushed and the two of us went upstairs, heading to my room.

"Hey! Don't be up there making a lot of noise. None of us down here don't want to hear that heterosexual stuff!" He shouts at the bottom of the stairs.

"Oh ha ha ha," I say to him, giving him the finger as he shakes his head.

"No thank you," he said as he leaned in and kissed JC on the cheek. "I have Josh for that kind of thing. We don't want to hear that hetero stuff, that's so disgusting!"

"Must you tease her so much JT?" JC asked him.

"Yes I must handsome. It's such a chore for me sometimes," I hear him say as I got to my door and listened for a bit more.

"Come on and leave the lovebirds alone," JC tells him as I could hear JT giggle, a sign that they were kissing again.

Up in Julie's Room


She was standing at her door listening to what her friends were say and when she heard that they were making out, she started giggling and pushed me into her room.

"I'm so sorry about him. You have to look over JT, he's a real loon," she tells me as I look her in the eye. "So what now?"

I smiled at her and pulled her into my arms for a kiss. She moaned slightly and I used that to my advantage. Invading her mouth with my tongue, I ran it over every tooth and touched every crevice I could. I was exploring every bit of her mouth I could, you could possibly say I was mapping out one of her love devices.

She was getting into this like I was. She wrapped her arms around my neck and continued kissing me. Pulling back a bit, she moaned and licked her lips.

"That was better than anything in one of my visions," she tells me as she leans in and kisses me again.

"What are these visions anyway," I asked her, looking at her funny.

"Yea visions AJ," she says, nodding her head at me. "Just like out of some kooky sci-fi book. That's how we knew where to find you and Howie in the alleyway earlier."

"That's how you knew to save us?" I ask her, shaking my head.

"Yea handsome," she said, nodding her head once again. "I saw it all. I couldn't let those thugs hurt you. We had to save you."

When she told me that, I had to smile at her. That's the most beautiful thing any one has ever said to me. I like the sounds of that. Sounds good to hear that someone saved me, she saved me.

"Well I guess I should thank you then," I tell her, leaning in and kissing her again and unbuttoning her shirt and pushing it off her shoulders.

I ran my hands up her sides and around to the clasp of her bra. Snapping it open, she pulled back and let it slide down her arms. She smiled sweetly up at me and walked over to the bed and laid down against the pillows.

Looking down at her lovingly, I started peeling off my shirt and I tossed it into the corner of the room, moving closer to her. Sitting on the edge of the bed, I let my hand trail teasingly over her stomach and up her chest to tease her breasts.

"Julie I've dreamt about this moment over and over again and I never dreamt it would be like this," I tell her as I hover over her body and place a kiss to her lips.

She wrapped her arms around my neck and pulled me down. Running her hands over my back, her fingernails danced lightly over my skin. Smiling as I shivered, I watched her tongue snake out of her mouth as she started to talk.

"You know this would go more smoothly if you didn't have pants on," she told me.

"Same could be said for you," I tell her, smiling at her beauty. I was falling for this dark haired woman quickly.

"Yeah whatever handsome. You go first. You get rid of yours and I'll get rid of mine," she tells me, giggling.

I stood up and pulled off my baggy jeans that I had worn out to the club earlier. I figured, while I was up, I might as well take off my underwear too. Kicking both items into the corner of the room, I turned my attention back to her and she just smiled at me.

Julie's POV

I watched him strip off his clothes. Lord he's huge! I pushed my black leggings and underwear down my legs and kicked them off the bottom of the bed. Keeping my eyes on him, to try and gauge his reaction to my nakedness, he looked me over and a smile came to his face.

"You're so beautiful," he tells me.

"Thank you handsome, you're pretty good yourself," I say, blushing a bit.

He walked back down to the foot of the bed and crawled up between my legs. He laid all his weight on top of me and looked into my eyes.

"Not to heavy, I'm I?" He asks, still looking into my eyes.

"Not at all," I tell him, bending my knees and cradling AJ between my thighs.

He bent down and kissed me again. He worked his way down my neck and over my breasts. I was almost in heaven with him here with me. He started massaging my breasts and then nipped at my nipples, driving me a little bit wild. He was so enjoying the feel of me squirming beneath him.

"Oh God, that feel so good," I moan, biting my lip as he nipped at my nipple again. "Oh AJ."

I know I was moving him with my moans. He just started kissing down my belly and when he felt my hands on his shoulders trying to pull him up, he just looked up into my eyes.

"What's the matter?" He asks me, still looking into my eyes.

"You can do that other stuff later handsome, right now I need you now," I tell him, licking my lips as the smile got wider on his face.

"Do you have anything," he asks, moving back up my body and kissing my lips again.

"Oh uh, I think there is some in the drawer there," I said, looking perplexed for a minute then blushing. "I think its one there, behind the aspirin."

"We'll have to get more," he said, opening the drawer and smiling as he pulled out the condom.

I nodded my head at him, smiling as he smiled back. If I had my way with things, we would have to buy stock in the company to get enough. Taking things into my own hands, I took the condom from him and ripped it open with my teeth. Smiling wickedly at him, I put the condom on his cock and patted his ass.

"Get to it handsome," I tell him as he smiles at me.


I hissed as her small hands moved over my erection. Oh God, I don't know how long I can hold out with her touching me like this. Looking into her eyes, I slowly slid inside of her, almost losing it right then and there when I felt her moist, tight heat.

"Oh God AJ!" she groaned, as I slid more into her. "Damn, I don't know what you're doing to me."

"Are you okay?" I ask her, sliding more into her, stopping to make sure she was okay. "Julie baby, am I hurting you?"

"I feel so much better than okay," she nods, moving her hips in a circle, drawing me into her more.

I started a steady rhythm in and out of her. I tried to contain myself, but I was too close to loosing it.

"Oh God, Julie...I'm not going to last long!" I tell her as she wrapped her legs around my back and pulled me in deeper as she started clawing at my back.

"I'm not going to last long either. I've wanted...this...for...oh God...too...oh damn...long!" Julie screamed, tossing her head from side to side.

"Damn baby! Julie...I'm...I'm cumming!" I screamed, thrusting into her faster and deeper, my movements becoming more erratic now.

She was into this just as I was. Before I knew what was happening, she had arched her body up and was screaming right along with me. At the rate we were moving, we could have started a fire right there on the bed.

"AJ! Oh God!" She screamed, clenching her love muscles around my cock as her whole entire body started to tremble and spasm from her orgasm.

"Mmmm, that was so amazing," I told her as I closed my eyes and collapsed on top of her.

"It was incredible," she tells me, wrapping her arms around my neck and holding me close.

I kissed her forehead and slipped out of her slowly. I quickly pulled the condom off and threw it into the trash can besides the bed. Lying on my back, I pulled her closer to me.

"I can't believe that really happened," she said, kissing my chest.

"I can't either, but I'm glad it did," I tell her as she snuggled up to me and closed her eyes as we both settled in for sleep, both of us with smiles on our faces.



Wow that was some sex session up there with those two. We've been down here, scared to go upstairs for the last hour or so and they just now finished. I know I'm tired and JT is too. We were talking to Wade about our game plan, but with all the moaning and screaming, we gave up and decided to wait until later so we can discuss this with Julie too.

"You think they're done now?" JT asked, sitting down besides me at the kitchen table.

"I don't know baby," I said, smiling at him.

"I hope so, I would really like to get to sleep tonight," Wade told us as he looked at me and JT and made a gagging face. "I hope you two aren't going to go up and pick up where they left off."

"Hmmm, that sounds like a good idea Wade," I tell him as he frowns. "I think we need to go to bed and make a little music of our won."

"Maybe we do," JT tells me, kissing me on the cheek as we got up and walked to the kitchen door. "Thanks for the idea Wade."

"Oh great, I'm never going to get sleep tonight. Please tell me that the other witch isn't a sexual maniac like these three are," Wade states as he gets up and walks out of the kitchen too.

Later – Down the Hall from JT and JC's Room

Lance's POV

Things have been happening too quickly for me and I can't seem to keep up with the direction things are going. That JT guy, the guy that Josh has fallen in love with so quickly was telling us that he can sense Justin, but he's in a strange kind of trance or something. Since they've tried everything they know how to wake him up and he's still out, they don't know what to do for him. Then again, after all the stuff he's seen meeting these guys and all the stuff Wade has told us about, I would be scared and in a trance too. As I remember some of the stories my grandpa told me, some of this crap is starting to make sense, but not all of it. I'm still a little bit shaken about why Josh is one of these witches.

When I get the chance, I'm going to get Justin and we're going to get the fuck away from here. There's a lot of shit going on and I don't fully understand it. Once I'm in a place that I can trust, then and only then will I'll try to figure this crap out. But first, I got to get Justin awake. I don't think I can carry his deadweight around for too long.

"Nick? Nick where are you?" I hear Justin speaking, the first words he's said since we've been here. "Nick baby where did you go?"

"Nick? Nick who?" I ask him as he sits up on the bed and looks at me.

"Scoop where are we? I need to find Nick, he's in danger," he tells me as I wonder who he's talking about.

"First I don't know where we are and second, who's Nick?" I ask him as he looks at me strangely.

"What do you mean you don't know where we are?" He asks me, looking at me strangely.

"Just what I mean Justin. We're with Josh and his boyfriend and we're in a hidden place," I tell him as he looks at me strange and gets up out of the bed.

"That really happened? Josh is a witch? So if that's true, then what Nick says is true too. We have to find him before he's turned into a vampire!" Justin screams, putting his hand on his head. "I don't know how long he can stop Kevin from trying to help him."

"Are you talking about Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson?" I ask him as he shakes his head.

"We have to help him before Kevin tries to turn him into a vampire again," Justin tells me as JT and Josh run into the room.

"What's going on in here?" JT asks, looking at me and then noticing that Justin was standing up and talking.

"Oh my God," JC says, running over to Justin. "You're okay!"

"For now I am, but I have to get to my boyfriend," Justin tells him as Josh looks at him strange.

"You're boyfriend? You have a boyfriend?" Josh asks him. "Who is he?"

"Nick Carter," Justin answered him. "He's in danger of being turned into a vampire by Kevin Richardson."

"What? JT baby, we got to help him," JC states, looking at the black man as he walks out of the room. "JT?"

"Stay here, I'm going to get Wade," he calls back, walking down the stairs.