It's Halloween and Arianna is going to a haunted hayride. While she's there with her two companions, she runs into old friends. All for fun, and fun for all! Turns out, the monsters of the ride aren't the scariest things there....[HIATUS]
Dislaimer: I do not own Twilight nor any of the characters. I do, however, own Arianna, William, and Guinevere.
2. Ari-a Ready For A Little Opera?
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It was interesting to find myself standing in front of the Cullens. I don’t think I ever expected them to come to a hayride. Then again, I’m sure they were thinking the same exact thing about me.
I noticed that everyone but Carlisle and Esme were there. I guess they’re enjoying a quiet evening at home, alone, while their children are out to amuse themselves.
I hugged Alice back, and then she stepped away.
“What are you doing here?” Emmett asked with amusement.
I raised my eyebrow. “I could ask you the same thing.”
He started laughing loudly and stepped forward to seize me in a hug of his own. It was a good thing I wasn’t human, otherwise I would have been squished. Emmett’s hug was followed Bella’s, Jasper’s, Edward’s and Rosalie’s.
They greeted Guinevere and William as well, exchanging any news and updates. I stood there watching Edward hold Bella close, like she was his life line. I must admit, they made one of the best couples I had ever seen, if not the best. They were lucky to find each other, like I was lucky to find William.
“So why are our three immortal friends out on Halloween night, in this frightful valley, and not in their manor throwing a party?” Emmett asked with a grin. “I was beginning to think you’d forgotten about us,” he said in mock hurt.
I laughed slightly. “Believe me, you would be the first to get an invitation.” I sighed. “I just wanted to do something different this year. Next year it will probably go back to how it used to be.”
They all nodded. Rosalie took a step forward and grimaced. I glanced at her. “What is it, Rose?”
“The ground is wet and muddy from the rain!”
“Yes Rose, it did rain last night and this morning. Don’t worry about it, it’s not like you can slip and fall,” I said chuckling. She glared at me in return and I shrugged. “You know it’s true.”
“Well I may not be able to slip on it, but I can sink through it,” she whined.
William snorted. “The better to get on the hayride then. No one will sink into the ground and Rosalie will stop whining.” He grinned. “It’s really a win-win situation.”
The Cullens tried hiding their smiles, unsuccessfully, while Rosalie scowled at William letting her hand connect with Emmett’s head.
I shook my head at her, same old Rosalie. I lead our rather large group to the stairs leading up to the seats, wanting to get the back. When I climbed up the stairs, I went over to the side across from me and sat down, letting Emmett take the corner seat, followed by Rosalie, Gwenn, Alice and Jasper on his left. William sat to my right, with Bella sitting between him and Edward.
I suddenly felt weightless as I felt two strong arms shift my body from my position to this person’s lap. I looked up, and my eyes connected with William’s, holding me in place. He smiled slyly at me, as he brought his lips down to meet my own. I savored the sweetness that his lips held, making me hungry for more.
Much to our annoyance, we were interrupted by a woman clearing her throat. We looked over at her and noticed she was the one who would make sure nothing went wrong on the ride. This woman had brown hair pulled back in a pony tail, a kind, pretty face, with dull blue eyes. I noticed that she was in her early twenties, perhaps around twenty-one to twenty-three, and still in college. She was wearing dark pants with sweatshirt that said “ Valley of Fear” on it. From her name tag, I could see her name was Susan. She was watching us with a stern expression, while the other passenger’s expressions ranged from shock to jealousy to lust. I vaguely wondered how this variety of emotions would affect Jasper.
I was brought back to reality, or whichever part still existed of it, when the woman spoke to us. “I’m afraid you’re not allowed to have a make out session before or during the ride. But do feel free to do so afterwards once you have gotten off.” She smiled at us, showing that she wasn’t really angry. “Also, it’s one to a seat, not two.”
William scowled and set me down next to Emmett again, who was smirking at us. I’m sure he’s just thrilled that it wasn’t him and Rosalie getting into trouble for kissing at the inappropriate moment and place. I simply rolled my eyes and grabbed William’s hand, giving it a gentle squeeze.
The passengers were still watching avidly, as if we were about to start juggling fire. Hmm, I wonder how inappropriate Susan would think it was if I told the passengers to piss off...I thought, letting Edward hear. He snorted in response and raised his eyebrows. I shrugged smiling happily.
Before I could say anything, Susan reclaimed everyone’s attention by introducing herself and the ride. She spoke of the college she attended and what her major was, how the ride works and that the people aren’t allowed to touch you so not to worry about that, among other things that I found utterly uninteresting. This woman was putting me to sleep, which was surprising, considering we didn’t sleep very often but we could.
After waiting for what seemed like years, we finally started driving into the forest. The first horrific fright we came into contact with was Jason himself. The white mask, so identical to the movies, was securely tied in a place, a sharp knife with blood on it in his hand.
He skulked around the ride, circling us all as if to build up suspense. Then he came at people one by one, singling out the ones he thought he could care the most. People let out shrieks and screams, especially the females. I watched in amusement, yet at the same time, I had the urge to strangle them all so that they would be quiet.
I sat there, with a look of utter boredom plastered across my features, so why he came at me, I have no idea.
He was making strange noises from his throat, meant to be frightening I suppose. He tried scaring Alice since she was tiny and she screamed, playing along. Her tinkling voice sounded like it belonged in an opera. He passed Rosalie and Emmett and made his way to me.
All of the other people he lunged at moved back out of his way, so I guess he expected the same reaction from me. Maybe I looked like the type that was scared easily, I really don’t know.
He was moving closer and closer to me, keeping pace with the tractor since it was slow enough to stroll next to. Suddenly, he came at my face brandishing his knife at me. I simply sat there, not flinching away nor altering my position in the least. His mask hit my nose from the force of his movement, which would hurt a human but not by much.
I stared at him as he stared back, waiting for a reaction. Well, why not give him one? I looked into his face, knowing he was watching me. I took on a serious look. “You hurt my nose.”
The man stopped walking out of shock and I heard William break out in laughter. Others who heard me smiled slightly. It was all really amusing; I couldn’t help but grin at him.
Once he had recovered himself quickly, he moved past me and the rest of our group, going for others he thought would be easily scared, and they were.
We soon left Jason standing next to a clump of trees as we entered another monster’s territory. It was all quiet and dark, meant to build up our suspense and get an eerie feeling across.
There was a little white shack with a light flickering. A hand shot out from the shack, followed by a foot and a body. It was Freddy Kroger.
It was windy out and looked like it would storm, so I figured to make it an even better experience for the humans and our group especially, if I helped at to the effects. I looked up into the sky and back down, concentrating. Lightening flashed across the sky while thunder sounded just as Freddy lunged for an unsuspecting high school kid, making him scream out like a girl, but unlike Alice's tinkling voice, his sounded like an opera gone wrong.
I burst into a fit of giggles, trying to stifle them. Gwenn looked at me and gave me a scolding glance for the change in weather, while William leaned in and kissed me swiftly.
“Very nice touch,” he congratulated me.
“Yes, I thought so too, but I don’t believe Gwenn is too happy.”
She moved behind Rosalie and Emmett. “Well you shouldn’t have done that. What if someone thought something odd about the sudden and out of the blue lightening, with thunder no less,” she hissed.
I rolled my eyes at her. “Edward,” I said, leaning forward. He nodded at me to continue. “Did anyone think ‘something off about the sudden and out of the blue lightening with thunder’?”
“No,” he replied shaking his head. “Those who actually took notice thought that it was a great coincidence that it happened at that time. You should know by now Gwenn, that humans are generally unobservant creatures.” He glanced at Bella. “Bella being the exception to that when she was human, of course.”
He smiled at her, love showing on every inch of his face, her own mirroring the same emotion. I turned away, back to Gwenn, to let them have their private moment.
“See Gwenn,” I said smugly, “there’s nothing to worry about.”
“Arianna! That still doesn’t make it okay! You should not have done that,” she said stubbornly.
“Oh come off it. You’re just jealous that I can use my power but you can’t because yours is more conspicuous.”
“Don’t be so ridiculous! I don’t use mine unnecessarily.”
“Right...and I’m a pig in a blanket. You call levitating the remote control to you necessary? Just because you’re too lazy to actually move your ass and lean forward towards the table to pick up the remote doesn’t mean anything.” She narrowed her eyes at me. “It was just for fun Gwenn. Scout’s honor that I won’t do it again, tonight anyway,” I said mischievously, my eyes glinting.
“Why can’t you just behave?”
“I can behave, Cousin. It’s a matter of when I feel like it or not.” She opened her mouth to say something else, but I placed a finger to he lips. “Now, remove those fairy wings you seem to have placed up your ass and enjoy the ride.”
She glared at me and moved back to her place between Alice and Rosalie, letting her legs swing off the side.