"Daniel, Daniel!" A little girl dressed in a worn brown dress with green trim ran up to a a slightly older boy, who turned and smiled at her . "What is it, Alana?" Alana hugged him tightly. "I've been chosen as one of the 8 special kids to dance for the gods tonight!" Daniel *covered his mouth in overdramatic surprise* "No way, they chose a brat like you?" Alana tried to look mad, but couldn't. " Your mean." She punched him playfully. He laughed. " Ok, ok. Seriously now. That's great! I'm going to be dancing as well, for Erzulie. What about you?" Alana jumped up and down excitedly. "Papa Ge !" A shadow fell across his face. " Papa Ge? You? Really?" Alana nodded. "Yup, why, is there something wrong with that?" She frowned. Daniel didn't respond right away. His cousin never seemed to understand the fear all the villagers had for Papa Ge, though everyone had tried to explain at least twice. He didn't want to go through it again. "No, that's great. Who are you dancing with?" She smiled again. " Anika!" " And your dancing with Anala right?" "Uh..right. Sounds good. Congrats." At least one was a right cast, Anika is pure evil. " And Jonel and Brina are dancing for Aqgwe and Asaka.." Alana nodded. " Yup! That's right! I have to go get ready, I'll see you tonight after the dance?" Daniel nodded. "Yes.. see you then.." He watched her run off.

I have a feeling, a bad one, that this night won't end well...