A/N: Happy New Year, everybody! Orangebird124 is back with a brand, new story! (No, it's not "The Simpsons" sorry to disappoint you.) I've been wanting to do an "Inside Out" story ever since I became obsessed with it and I'm super excited to do it! Anyway, this story will take place right after the events of "Inside Out" and the short, "Riley's First Date?". This first chapter will start off with the Emotions celebrating Disgust's birthday. To be honest, I don't know if Emotions celebrate birthdays or not, but I'm gonna give it a shot anyway, so no complaints! And now, let's start with this story in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!

Disclaimer: I do not own "Inside Out" or any of the characters. Disney and Pixar own them.

Sadness Spiral

Chapter 1

Birthday Disaster

It has been a year since twelve year old Riley Andersen and her family moved to San Francisco. Riley was learning to get used to her new home.

Inside her bedroom, Riley was on her laptop, learning some facts about the Civil War.

But meanwhile, inside Headquarters (or H.Q. for short), Joy, Sadness, Anger and Fear were setting up a surprise birthday party for Disgust.

"Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! I cannot wait for this surprise party!" Joy exclaimed excitedly, as she nailed the colorful streamers on top.

"Anybody need a party hat?" asked Fear, as he walked up to Joy, who was carrying a box filled with party hats.

"Yes, I do!" said Joy, as she grabbed a gold glittery party hat from the box and then placed it on her blue hair. "Thank you, Fear!"

Sadness slowly walked over to Joy and Fear and said in her solemn tone of voice, "Um, excuse me, guys? The cake's done."

"Ah, yes! The cake! Thanks for reminding me, Sadness!" said Fear, who then turned to Joy. "Joy, would you take cover for me?"

"Absolutely, Fear!" Joy replied, as she took the box from him. "I'd be happy to!"

After he left, Sadness grabbed a teardrop design party hat from the box and then placed it on her head. Then, she tugged onto Joy's dress.

"Joy, can I ask you a question?" asked Sadness.

"Yes, Sadness? What is it?" asked Joy cheerfully.

"Why are we doing this again?"

It didn't take that long for Joy to think it over. Finally, she said, "Sadness, do you remember that day when Disgust stepped in and saved Riley from eating that broccoli when she was a toddler?"

"Yeah, I remember." the teardrop answered.

"I thought it would be nice if we threw a birthday party for her to celebrate that day." explained Joy, as she placed her hand on Sadness' shoulder.

"Oh, now I understand." Sadness said. "But where's Disgust?"

"Disgust is at Dream Productions and she's helping Rainbow Unicorn produce a new dream for Riley when she goes to bed." Joy answered.

Anger was sitting on the floor and he was trying to wrap up a present, but he couldn't get it right. His head began to burn.

"Uh-oh, looks like Anger could use some help." Joy said in alert, before turning to the teardrop. "Sadness, could you go help Anger? Oh, and make sure you give him this party hat."

"Sure, Joy." Sadness said, as she took the fire design party hat from the box.

As usual, the teardrop slowly walked over to the brick.

"Aargh! Why can't I get this perfectly wrapped?!" Anger bellowed madly.

"Anger, are you having trouble with the wrapping?" asked Sadness.

"What do you think, kid?" the brick snapped in frustration.

"Why don't I help you, Anger?" Sadness suggested calmly.

"Yes, please!" announced Anger, as he shoved the unwrapped present into Sadness' hands.

Sadness looked inside the present and saw a brightly colored scarf.

"You got her a scarf?" she asked.

"Of course I did. And good news, it's not old-fashioned." Anger replied.

"I'm sure that Disgust is going to love it, Anger." Sadness said, as she smiled a little.

"Well, it is worth a try." Anger said, as he scratched the back of his head before going back to his usual anger expression. "So, are you gonna help me wrap it or not?"

"Oh, yes, you're right. I'll help you wrap it now." she answered suddenly.

Less than one minute later, the scarf was perfectly wrapped up. Anger smiled at her appreciated work.

"Wow. You've done pretty good, Sadness." he said happily. "How can I ever thank you?"

"It's teamwork, Anger. We're supposed to help each other out." answered Sadness proudly.

Anger chuckled a little before going back into his harsh, gravelly voice. "So, tell me. What'd you get Disgust for her birthday, kid?"

"I got her a snow globe. I thought it would be nice if she could put it on her dresser in her room." the teardrop said, as she twirled her fingers around.

Before Anger could say anything else, Joy called out, "Will everybody please come to the center?"

"We're coming, Joy!" Sadness called, before turning back to Anger. "Here, put this party hat on."

Anger took the fire design party hat from Sadness and placed it on his head. Then, they walked over to where Joy was. Fear was there too.

"Ok, everybody. Now here's the plan;" Joy announced. She turned to Sadness. "Sadness, your job is to bring the cake out."

"Got it, Joy." Sadness said, as she weakly gave herself a salute.

"Excellent." the star said, who then turned to Fear. "Fear, you keep an eye out for Disgust. She should be coming at any moment."

"Way ahead of you there." Fear said. He then walked over to the windows.

Joy smiled as she turned to Anger. "And Anger, you're in charge of handing out the presents to Disgust."

"Sure thing, Joy." Anger replied. "You can count on me."

"Great!" Joy squealed with excitement. "Now here's the second part of the plan; As soon as Disgust returns into H.Q., we'll turn the lights out and hide. And when she turns them on, we'll jump out of our hiding spots and shout 'surprise!'! Doesn't that sound exciting or what?"

The three Emotions nodded in agreement, but Sadness was a little bit worried.

"But what if the plan goes wrong?" she asked worriedly.

"Don't worry, Sadness. There's absolutely no way that this plan…" Joy said, but then suddenly got cut off.

"She's coming!" yelled Fear urgently.

"Everybody hide!" Joy shouted.

The Emotions ran around Headquarters as they tried to find a place to hide. Nobody needed to be told twice. Anger slid under the new, upgraded control panel while Fear flicked the light off.

"Gotta hide! Gotta hide!" Sadness shouted in a panic.

"Get under here, kid!" called Anger, as he gestured his hands with a "come over here" motion.

Thinking fast, the teardrop crawled under the console to hide with Anger.

Meanwhile, Fear was still trying to find a place to hide as he kept on running around in circles.

"Where do I hide? Where do I hide? Where do I hide?!" Fear exclaimed, panicking.

Suddenly, Joy grabbed Fear by his arm and they hid behind the couch. A recall tube descended into Headquarters, revealing Disgust as she stepped off.

"Hi, guys! I'm back!" Disgust announced in excitement. "Did you all miss me?"

The four Emotions ignored Disgust's response and kept quiet in their hiding spots.

Disgust placed her hands on her hips as she looked around in the dark room and called out, "Uh, hello? I'm back!"

"Whatever you do, Anger. Don't say a word." whispered Sadness.

"I know." Anger said softly.

"Joy? Sadness? Anger? Fear?" Disgust called, looking all agitated. "If you don't come out at this minute, I am going to be very frustrated!"

Still, the four Emotions didn't respond back to Disgust. The raw nerve was whimpering quietly, but Joy held him tight.

"It's okay, Fear." Joy whispered.

Disgust kept looking around in the dark room and caught the sight of the light switch. She began walking towards it.

"Yes!" Joy cheered quietly, as she clenched her fist in a victory salute.

"Come on, guys. This isn't funny. I know you're…" said Disgust seriously, as she flicked the light switch on and then suddenly got cut off.

Once the light switch was on, the four Emotions popped out of their hiding spots and shouted in unison, "SURPRISE! Happy Birthday, Disgust!"

Disgust's eyes popped wide open and stammered surprisingly, "What the? I, I, I can't believe it! You guys did all of that for me?"

"We sure did!" laughed Joy, as she walked over to Disgust and placed her hand on her shoulder. "That's why we wanted to keep you out of Head quarters all day so we could plan this party for you."

"Don't forget your special party hat." said Fear, as he walked over to Disgust and placed an emerald party hat on her head.

"Well, I, I really don't know what to say." Disgust said, overwhelmed. "You guys are amazing."

"Why don't you take a look around?" suggested Anger.

She looked all around Head quarters which were covered in balloons, colorful streamers and there was a birthday banner that said, 'Happy Birthday, Disgust!' in green writing. Disgust then spotted the presents on the table.

"Presents for me?" she said, as her face lit up. "You're too much."

"But that's not all." Joy said, before calling out. "Sadness?"

Sadness came out from the kitchen, carrying a huge cake filled with candles on top.

"Good news, Disgust. This cake is not broccoli flavored." Sadness grunted, as she tried to keep her balance.

"Why, this is the happiest day of my life." Disgust said, as she placed her hands on her cheeks in amazement.

All of a sudden, Sadness began to lose her balance as she whimpered nervously.

"Uh, Sadness? Do you need help with that?" Joy asked with concern.

"No thank you, Joy. I think I got this." answered Sadness, as she took a few steps backwards.

Then, without warning, Sadness lost her balance as she tripped over a crack on the tiled floor and the cake flew out of her hands. The four Emotions screamed in horror as the cake smashed down to the floor.

"Oh-no! There goes the cake!" cried Fear.

Sadness looked up and saw that the cake was now ruined. She gasped loudly as she pushed herself back up.

"Oh-no! I'm so sorry, Disgust!" the teardrop cried, as she lifted up the collar of her sweater over her head. "I didn't mean to drop your cake! It was an accident!"

The broccoli looked over at the ruined cake and happily said, "No, it's okay. I'm on a diet anyway."

"Hang on a second!" growled Anger, as he clenched his fists. "No, it's not okay!"

The brick stomped over to Sadness, who still had her sweater up to her head.

"Sadness, how could you ruin Disgust's birthday like that?!" he scolded.

"I'm sorry, Anger." Sadness tried to apologize. "The cake just slipped out of my hands. It was an accident."

"I don't think that was an accident, kid!" the brick snapped. "Why, you're so clumsy!"

Sadness wasn't about to cry at least not yet. She stayed calm as she took off her party hat.

"I'm not clumsy, Anger." she admitted seriously. "I just lost my balance, that's all."

"Come on, Anger. It's just a birthday cake." said Disgust. "After all, we could just have cookies and pie instead."

"Yeah, it's not a big deal." agreed Joy.

Anger's head began to steam as he turned to them. He was beyond madder than usual.

"You two stay out of it!" Anger snapped, as he pointed his finger at them.

"Don't you talk to my friends like that!" Sadness said madly.

Anger's head was now on fire as he turned back to the teardrop and yelled, "Maybe it would've been better if you stayed in that circle of yours instead of ruining Disgust's birthday!"

"Riley can't be happy without depression because I'm part of it too, you idiot!" argued Sadness.

"Guys, stop arguing! You're only making it worse!" exclaimed Fear nervously.

By now, Anger's party hat had burnt into flames and argued, "This was supposed to be a happy celebration, not a big fight!"

"I think you're ruining Disgust's birthday by yelling at me!" screeched Sadness furiously.

"Okay, that's enough. I think the both of you guys are taking this way too far." Joy said seriously, as she tried to separate them.

"Shut up, Joy!" barked Anger.

Sadness grabbed the brick's arm and responded, "Anger, you gotta stop with this!"

Suddenly, Anger pushed the teardrop to the floor and her glasses fell to the floor too.

"Sadness!" Disgust gasped.

Sadness was about to retrieve her glasses when Anger got there first. He lifted his foot up over them. Sadness' eyes widened in horror as she realized what he was going to do.

"Anger, don't you dare!" she warned.

"Listen here, Sadness. I don't care if this was an accident or not, but someday you're gonna pay for it!" the brick snarled.

Sadness ran over to get her glasses, but the brick pushed her down once more and began stomping on them as hard as he could. The teardrop begged for him to stop, but Anger ignored her.

"Anger, stop!" Fear cried, as he pulled Anger away.

"Get your hands off of me!" Anger screamed, as broke free from the raw nerve's grip.

Joy grabbed Sadness' now broken glasses and quickly gave them to her. Sadness examined the lens of her glasses as her eyes began filling with tears.

"Anger broke my glasses!" she said tearfully to Joy.

"He what?!" Joy said, looking all shocked.

"I said Anger broke my glasses and those were my favorite!" she repeated.

"Anger, what is the matter with you?!" yelled Disgust in frustration. "Why would you do this?"

"Because all she does is wreck everything!" the brick roared, as fire erupted from his head once more.

"That's not true! I would never do such a thing like that!" Sadness cried, as tears began streaming down her cheeks. "You guys helped me find my true purpose!"

"You get out of my sight!" snarled Anger.

"Sadness, don't listen to what Anger said." Joy said, as she pulled Sadness away from Anger. "He's just upset."

This sent Sadness bursting into tears as she ran up to her room.

"Sadness, wait!" Joy called.

But it was too late. The four Emotions heard the door slam as they stood there in silence.

Anger's P.O.V.

"Wow. You were awfully hard on Sadness." Fear said calmly, but shocked. "I think you hurt her feelings, Anger."

"Well, she has to learn!" I spat. "Besides, I'm done with Sadness."

"Anger, don't talk like that." said Joy seriously. "Sadness is part of us now and she didn't mean to drop the cake."

"Look, I don't care what the kid did. What she did was stupid." I said unsympathetically.

"Please, Anger. Just listen to me for one minute." begged Disgust.

"No! Now back off!" I snapped angrily.

Without noticing, Sadness opened her door a crack and began listening to our conversation.

"She's gone from touching the happy memories to messing up a nice birthday party!" I continued angrily. "I just wish she never existed."

Joy, Disgust and Fear both gasped loudly in horror. I did not see that coming at all. It was most likely worse than when I broke Sadness' glasses just to teach her a lesson.

"Anger!" cried Joy, looking all shocked. "You did not just say that!"

"Oh, but I did." I said mischievously.

"You better take that back right now, Anger!" Disgust said seriously.

"And what are you gonna do if I don't?" I sneered.

"Then you'll be sorry!" answered Disgust.

I turned my back on them as I scoffed, "I'll never forgive what Sadness did because I'm not sorry at all."

Hurt, Sadness walked back to her room, sniffling.

"Come on, Anger. Just let it go." said Fear.

By now, I was beginning to lose a lot of patience. I did not want to hear another word about Sadness anymore.

"Okay, you know what? That's enough." I replied, as I turned back to them. "Tonight, when Riley goes to bed, I'm taking over Dream Duty. No questions asked."

End of Anger's P.O.V.

A/N: Oh-no! It looks like Sadness and Anger just got into a fight! That's not good! Well, what did you guys think of the first chapter? Did you see what I started doing? I started using point of views on Anger. This next chapter will have Sadness' P.O.V. Please review and feel free to follow and favorite it! Oh, I almost forgot. This isn't a romance story, it's a friendship story.

THANK YOU & See you in the next chapter!