One Crazy Halloween Night
"The three Neopets slowly crept towards the dark forest.
Shadows moved silently in the bushes beside them. A faint howl could be heard
through the dense night air. Suddenly, the three Neopets jumped. What was that?
they thought. It sounded like a low growl coming from a bush next to them. They
looked beyond that and saw hundreds of dark trees stretching farther than the
eye could see. The oldest, a faerie Kougra, took a step back and shrieked. She
slowly swiveled her head around and saw a hairy, brown face looking right into
hers. A claw tightened onto her shoulder. She was blinded with pain. Then, all
of a sudden . . ."
A chorus of frightened screams could be heard
from inside a small NeoHome in Neopia Central. Four female Neopets scrambled
up from their sitting positions and scurried over to the couch where they hid
behind it, crouching fearfully.
"Honestly, you guys," said a teenage girl with
bright red hair and glasses. "It's like you think there's going to be a WereLupe
standing on the front porch when I open the door!"
The girl sighed and got up. She made her way
over to the front door, as the four girls held their breaths.
The girl pulled open the door, but suddenly
she took a step back. She screamed, her eyes popping open. That caused a chain
reaction, making all of the other Neopets scream as well. Suddenly, the girl
stopped, holding her stomach.
"I can't believe you fell for that!" she said,
heaving with laughter. She pulled the door open a little bit more and a faerie
Acara flew into the living room where the other four Neopets were still cowering
behind the couch.
"Sorry I'm a little late. We got lost out there
in the dark." She said, peeking over the edge of the sofa. The four Neopets
all laughed nervously, while getting out from behind the nova sofa.
"Oh hey, Tess," a faerie Ixi named Miranda said,
looking rather embarrassed. "Katy was just telling us a story."
"A right spooky one too," added Callie, a spotted
"Cool!" Tess exclaimed. "I love scary stories!"
A cloud Gelert named Sandy laughed. "Not when
Katy tells one!"
"Katy's the ultimate storyteller!" added Lila,
a pink Kougra.
Katy chuckled. "Well, I'm not that good." She
shut the front door with a click. "Are you guys ready to go trick-or-treating
now that Tess is here?"
Tess, Miranda, Callie, Sandy and Lila all ran
up to Miranda's room to get their basic necessities for trick-or-treating. They
all chatted to one another the way excited Neopets do. Once they got downstairs,
Katy said good-bye to them and the five of them headed off down the street.
"This is so cool!" Sandy exclaimed.
"Way cooler than cool! This is awesome!" Miranda
said, swinging her empty Halloween sack at her side. They all stopped at the
first house and chorused "Trick-or-Treat!" An elderly Gelert handed them each
a bar of chocolate, which they accepted graciously.
On their way to the second house they passed
another band of trick-or-treaters. They too were having a Halloween party.
"Woah! Look at the full moon!" One of the boys
said, arching his neck up to see the sky. All five girls looked up to see Kreludor,
a perfectly round circle, bobbing up and down on top of the clouds.
Another one of the boys looked around and said,
"Better watch out for those WereLupes - especially tonight being Halloween .
The band passed but the girls stayed where they
"Did anyone just notice how dark it is?" Callie
said. Her spotted coat was barely visible.
"It's very dark," Miranda echoed, her eyes sweeping
across the empty street.
The girls huddled together.
"We should have brought a flashlight!" Tess
Lila looked around. "Let's just keep walking."
The five of them kept walking and pretty soon,
their minds were on their candy and not the idea that a WereLupe might be roaming
around the very area they were in.
"I love Halloween," Miranda said, eating her
third candy necklace of the night.
Lila sighed with pleasure. "Agreed."
"Hey, does anyone know what time it is?" Sandy
Tess checked her watch. "Woah! You guys, it's
already eleven thirty! Katy said to be back at around ten thirty!"
"We should really hurry home," said Callie.
"The only problem is: where is home?" Sandy
They looked around. Everywhere it was pitch-black
out. They had come to an old neighborhood with really old houses and absolutely
no street lights.
"Maybe we should go to a house and ask for directions,"
They all agreed to go to the least "run-down"
house and ask for directions to Bread Lane where Miranda lived.
Tess bravely knocked on the door, her paw trembling
slightly. She hovered in the air with Sandy next to her and the rest behind
Slowly, the door creaked open, revealing an
old, mutant Ixi. His dark green fur was greasy and didn't have much life left
in it. His horns and grin were lopsided and he was somewhat cross-eyed.
"Yes?" he said, revealing two yellow fangs.
Tess stuttered, "Umm . . . hi . . . well, we
got kind of lost out in the dark," she gestured toward the street. "D-do you
think you could tell us where Bread Lane is?"
"Yes, yes. Come on in. I'll give you a map I've
had for a while." His voice was scratchy and there was a sort of edge to it.
Tess looked behind her shoulder at her friends
and said, "Umm . . . well, we're . . . uh . . . kind of in a hurry . . . do
you think you can just go get the map quickly? I mean, we can just st-stay out
here. Oh and do you th-think you can spare a f-flashlight as well?"
Sandy nodded as to back up what her friend just
The Ixi said nothing, but disappeared back into
his home, closing the door on the girls. They all exchanged glances, thinking
the same thing: Should they stay or should they leave? Three minutes later the
old Ixi came back out with a worn piece of parchment and a flashlight in his
"There you go," he said, thrusting the paper
into Tess's paws and the flashlight into Sandy's. "But be warned, if you in
any way damage this map, you will pay."
Without another word, he walked back into his
house and slammed the door shut. The five girls sprinted down his front steps
and back into the center of the street where they all excitedly began reading
With the help of the flashlight, they could
now read street signs to know where they were going. Finally, they caught sight
of Miranda's house. They all ran towards it, now giggling.
Once they got up to the porch the door swung
open for them.
"Where have you been?!" Katy shrieked, standing
in the doorway with her hands on her hips. "It's twelve thirty! You were supposed
to be home two hours ago! I about called for help!"
"It's okay, mom," Miranda said, walking into
the house. "We got a little lost."
Callie followed Miranda in. "More like majorly
lost! We had to ask this creepy old man for directions."
"Yeah, he gave us this weird map," Lila said,
holding out the map so Katy could see. "It had this really weird writing on
the back that we couldn't read and a picture of a really scary WereLupe, but
it helped us get back here."
"That guy was so creepy!" Sandy remarked.
"I know!" Miranda said. "I can't believe I used
to look like that on mutant day!"
Katy shut the door once everybody got in and
said, "Well, I'm glad you're all safe and sound. I made some pumpkin cookies
and hot apple cider. Why don't you go into the kitchen and have some?"
They all made their way into the kitchen, chattering
away about their adventures. Katy smiled and sighed. Suddenly, she saw something
at her feet.
Oh, that map, she thought. She walked
outside and threw it into the garbage can in the front yard.
* * *
"Goodnight girls," Katy said, as Miranda, Tess,
Lila, Sandy and Callie all snuggled into their sleeping bags in the living room.
"Goodnight!" they all chimed back.
Katy shut off the light and they all shrieked
for the fun of it. "Girls . . ." Katy warned and they quieted down.
They all fell asleep after about a half an hour
of talking. Katy had gone to bed too. The house was silent.
Little did they know, that right outside of
their tiny NeoHome, a WereLupe was prowling around, looking for the five Neopets
that had disobeyed the rules of the map.
* * *
"Girls what happened?!"
The five of them all woke up to the sound of
Katy's urgent voice.
"What did you guys do?!"
Miranda slowly sat up and rubbed her eyes. "What
are you talking about?"
Katy ripped open the curtains, letting in large
amounts of sunlight. Miranda slowly got up and walked over to the window, followed
by Lila and then Callie, Tess and Sandy. Miranda was the first to gasp.
Their yard used to be full of lawn gnomes and
flowers, but now it was nothing more than a battlefield that had once had a
great war upon it. Lawn gnomes were broken into pieces and strewn everywhere,
flowers were dug up and tossed this way and that, and the garbage can that had
been out on the front walkway was overturned, it's contents spilled across the
"Look!" Tess exclaimed. On the window there
was a note. A note that read:
You didn't take my advice. You didn't take
care of the map. You have paid . . .
They all looked at each other, horrified. Only
then, did they notice the large, Lupe-like footprints embedded in the green
grass . . .
Author's Note: Happy Halloween everyone! I hope this made your Halloween
even spookier than usual!