They just had to mess with black magic...of course, they did. Screwing up the universe was what they succeeded best at. Really, no one should be surprised that this happened.
Lizzie and Josie had always been far too reckless when handling magic that was either dangerous or unknown. However, they never expected the consequences to be so drastic, and unpredictable.
And the verdict was in...they had time traveled. That's not the only thing...no, because that would just be too easy. They also somehow landed in Portland, Oregon, and had a run-in with the infamous Kai Parker...who was 18.
And of course, Josie came to the conclusion that maybe if Kai wasn't treated like shit by everyone and had a few friends in his corner, then maybe she could stop him from going completely psycho.
This was going to be fun...