Hallowe'en: By the Light Of Creepy Bob the Jack-O-Lantern
A Charlie Bone Fanfiction that once again, does not actually star the boy who hears photos.
By Suchan deFamine, obsessor of ManfredxAsa slash.
One-shot. This was written after all the little kiddies had gone away with their fruit snacks. What kind of weirdoes give out fruit snacks for Halloween? We do! O.o; Anyway…
We sat on the balcony, watching all the the ghosts, vampires, and princesses hop from house to house shouting, "Trick-or-treat!" with ever-growing bags of candy.
A sudden rasp from the person next to me made me jump. "I don't remember ever dressing up for this bizarre little holiday." Afterwards, he coughed and pulled another tissue from the box.
Poor Manfred. He had been hit particularly hard during this cold season. Grinning sympathetically, I replied, "I don't have to even dress up." Manfred gave me a quirk of a wry smile before resuming blowing his nose.
"But really," I continued, "what other time of year are you legally about to hang detached limbs from your rafters and let your children talk to strangers?"
"Well, if you're some psychopathic, blood-crazed murderer…"
I glared at him while he smiled defiantly, sniffling. "Legally, psychopaths should be locked up for everyone's health."
He sighed, not at me, but merely to retrieve oxygen since his nose was on the blitz. "Why did your father carve that thing anyway?"
"Carve Creepy Bob? 'Cause he's creepy."
"Both." I raised my eyebrows.
"'Kay." After a minute, "It looks like a psychopath murderer on crack."
But Creepy Bob glowed silently at us, grinning like a maniac on Smarties.
"This holiday's just a little bit creepy, you know?..." But the warm, germy hand clutching mine made me feel better.
"It'll be over soon enough."
Soft arms wrapped around me beneath the silken sheets. A benevolent beam of silver moonlight entered through the window and cut a zebra stripe across the room.
"Good night, Asa. Happy Halloween."
I snorted, but snuggled closer. "Sure. Happy Halloween."
Muah. I was planning on doing a whole series of holiday one-shots…with AsaxManfred slash. What do you think? Keep going? Let me know!