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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Short Story

Okay, it's a story about halloween. It's not scary. I couldn't DO scary SO, here it is.
Title: No Title
Author: Me! (M.A.Chase)
Release date: Right now
Rating: Put it in the comments!
I lived in an unknown town, in a remote area of some unknown forest in Washington State. Yeah, sure, it sounds great. There's country side, you connect with nature, it's so picturesque and wonderful...sure.  That's what they all thought. Why would I be telling this story if everything in this little remote unnamed town is normal?

"Alexa!" Jayme yelled, running toward me holding up a sign.

"So what if it's five days until Halloween?" I asked shoving books into my locker and closing it shut.

School had just ended and already the halls were deserted. I picked up my backpack from the floor and start leaving.

"It's Halloween! All the costumes, and the parties! Come on! I heard Tyler was going to Eliza's Halloween Party this weekend. Why don't you come?"

"I said it before and I'll say it again, I hate parties and Halloween. Putting them together doesn't make me like them anymore. Besides, it's being held at the Hutfield Mansion."

I pushed the heavy, beige, prison doors out and stepped into the cool autumn air. If you're wondering, the Hutfield Mansion has been abandoned for over thirty years. So, yeah, imagine a huge haunted house on the corner of your block. Everyone who's ever gone in never comes out and having a party in there is not always the BEST idea, but everyone is excited. They say that they people that have disappeared went in alone and if there was a party no one would come after them. Sure.

"Come on you have to go! Everyone is going to be there," she complained sliding black mittens on her hands.

"You know that isn't really true, right? Not everyone-"

"Alexa!" someone yelled.

I turned around to see a tall boy, pale skin, green eyes and bleach blonde hair that is tied back in a low ponytail. I'd never seen him before in my life. How did he know my name? He walked up to us. He towered over Jayme, but he was just the right height for me.

"Would you like to go with me to the Halloween Party that's being held at Hutchfield Mansion?" he asked.

"I don't know. I don't even know your name-"

"Oh, right, my name is Duncan. Would you like to go with me to the Halloween Party?" he interrupted.

Something about him made me drawn to him. Was it the beautiful smile on his face? Or the way he said my name? Was there something more? How can I be so drawn to someone I've literally just met?

"But I just met you right now and-"

"She would love to go," Jayme answered for me.

"Perfect," Duncan smiles and he takes off.

I felt a hollow ache in my chest. It felt ancient, like I've known him for so long and I already miss him the first steps he takes away from me. I shook my head again. No. I don't feel love for this boy. I've just met him. I can't already feel something for him.

"I'll see you later, Jayme," I said and walked around to the student parking lot.

I looked out at the mansion. It's windows so dark, paint peeling off the sides of the building. A shudder ran down my spine. How could anyone want to go to a party there? A face in one of the windows staring back at me. I quickly slipped into my beat-up '97 Mercedes and drove to my house.
I'm just imagining things, yeah, it was just my imagination. I was over thinking the stories about the house. There's no ghost. No one has disappeared...Oy vey.

The rest of the week passed by too quickly. Duncan appeared everywhere I went now. He's nice, just kind of creepy. The face in the window of the mansion was there more often, staring at me after school. I really, REALLY, didn't want to go in there with what ever IT is staring at me.

Jayme came over my house with two costumes. I groaned. "I'm not wearing that," I complained.

"Yes you are! No one is going as Little Red and I'm making SURE you stand out."

"Do you want me to die? I think it's worse if I stand out."

"Stop being so melodramatic. Put it on."

There is something in that house after me... I think. When she stood there, unfazed by my prostests, I sighed and took the costume from her. I slip it on and look at myself in the mirror. I tried to pull down the skirt, but it stayed put in it's spot at the middle of my thighs.

"Little Red DID NOT have a skirt this short."

"Oh, chill, you look fine," Jayme said.

I looked back at her and saw her dressed as a Crystal Ball Gypsy with a skirt just as short as mine.

"Whatever, let's just get this over with," I sighed.

I followed her out of my house and out the street. A lot of people were walking toward the house in their different halloween costumes. The mansion looked even scarier at night with the full moon peaking from behind it. Again, I saw the face in the window. No one seemed fazed. Was I the only one who saw it? I shook my head. I'm going mad.

We followed the line into the house. I looked around for Duncan who was supposed to be my date for this thing. Arms wrapped around my waist and lifted me up. I scream in shock. The person behind me laughs and puts me down. I quickly turn around and see Duncan. His pale skin looked even paler, green eyes sharp against his light skin and his bleach blonde hair was tied back in a low ponytail.

Seeing him slowed my speeding heart and made me feel safer in this house. I don't know why it just..did. I hugged him.

"Where were you?"

"I was...doing something. It's nothing. We're here now, let's go have fun."

Music blared in the speakers installed around the hall. Strob lights and fog machines created a pretty good atmosphere. I stayed with Duncan the whole time. Something in my every cell told me not to leave his side. Finally we sat down at one of the benches. We were alone if you include being a good fifteen feet away from the dance floor then, yeah.

"I think you look beautiful," Duncan said, smiling.

"Oh, uh, you do?" I blushed.

"Yes, I do," he said.

He leaned over. I felt his lips on mine before I could think about reacting. So soft, so gentle, so familiar. I kissed him back. When did I ever feel love for him? I met him five days ago and I can't even think about leaving him.

He pulled back. "I've missed you so much, Alexandria."

I froze. No one knew me by my full name. Only by Alexa. Who was he?

"How do you know me by that name?" I asked.

He sighed. "You don't remember do you?"

"Remember...?" I prompted. I was so lost.

"Thirty years ago, you and I, we became immortals. This house, it's ours, we bought it. I haven't fixed it up, because I wanted the project to be for us. When you left, Alexandria, my heart was torn."

Tears pricked my eyes. Then I was slammed hard with memories. Him and I, laughing, talking, that faithful night in the lab when the experiment went wrong...when we became immortal.

"I'm sorry, Duncan, I-"

"It's alright," he smiled. His smile quickly faded. "We must get out of here before-"

Then there was a loud roar. I looked at him in fear. Then it came out. When was this town ever normal.

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