here is Chapter 1, Part 2:
Chris-Tom's dad, owner of Victory music
(Victory music-my music store, owned by Chris)
Most store names are in fact real. Street names, on the other hand, are not.
This story takes place in a world where stores never close, if you haven't noticed...
It was just me and Tom now, the fastest runners of the 4 of us. We were on north Deadbeat road, only 5 minutes from my house! We were in the clear! We could make it. Suddenly, the cat came out in front of us! We didn't think we were going to make it, but we could take a shortcut through the Ingram Woods. That would take 2 minutes out of our run, but it was in complete and utter darkness, which was an advantage to the cat. It was our decision. We took the risk, but halfway through, I tripped over a rock! I sprained my ankle and lost the majority of my candy (which, suprisingly, I still had), but I dealt with the pain and continued running without hesitation. It was 11:52pm, and if we couldn't make it home, we would have to run for 7 minutes until Halloween was over. At 12:00 the cat would be forced to stop and be sent back to the underworld it came from.
"Come on, Tom, we can make it!" I yelled as we ran past Joe & Pat's pizzeria, and the Island Coffee Shop. The cat was gaining, and fast. " We're not gonna make it! We gotta move faster!" at this point, I was unsure if I was going to live past the night. We didn't know what to do, but Tom thought of something. " We can go to victory Music! It's right down this corner! My dad owns the place and we can hide somewhere in there!"
" Good idea!" I said, almost out of breath, as I went up the stairs quickly, but quietly, and went into the store.
The cat was looking for us, because it didn?t see us go up. It was right in front of the Mobile Gas Station, across the street from Victory music. Lea, Tom's Dad's co-worker(Tom's step-mom), was working the register when we entered.
" Hi, guys," she said. "What's up? You guys look tired! Are you two all right? Oh, Tom, your dad went to Duane Reade down the block and he told me to tell you..."
" Lea! Listen! We need a place to hide," I said. " You probably won't believe us, but an evil possessed black cat is about to eat us! It already got my little brother and his friend Jesse, the kid who comes here for Violin lessons!"
" Oh man, that stinks." Said Lea. "Hmmm... you can hide...."
" Quick! It could find us any second!!!"
" Okay, okay! You two can hide in Chris's room!"
" Thanks so much" Tom and me both said together.
It was 11:56pm. All we had to do was wait another 4 minutes for Halloween to end! It was the longest 4 minutes of our lives.
At about 11:58pm, we heard a noise at the door. Slowly, the door opened and a figure slowly came in. We thought it was the cat, but when the lights flickered on, we saw that it was just Chris. " What are you two doing in here," said Chris in a surprised tone. " Keep your voice down!" Tom said, " We are hiding from this evil cat that's trying to attack us or something! It already got Rob and Mark's brother!"
"Are you lying to me? Is this come type of cruel, heartless joke, that you two decided to pull on me for a minute of fun and enjoyment?"
" No, I swear! Why else would we be so frantic about the situation!"
" Well, in that case..." His sentence was interrupted by a sharp scream, followed by loud, scratching, tearing apart sounds. I checked the time-It was 11:59! Only 1 minute to go! The scraping sound grew louder. Suddenly the door became shaking violently! The cat was right outside the door! How did the cat find us! That, I will never know.
At that precise moment, the clock in Chris's room struck 12, the cat broke in and ran at us. Right before it came into contact with us, it disappeared into thin air. We then realized that it was all over. The three of us reassured ourselves that it was okay to come out. When we were sure, we came out.
What we saw, unfortunately, was horrible. Everything in sight was destroyed. There were huge scratch marks on everything and fairly large pieces of doors, flooring, and wall were taken out and scattered across the ruined building.
" My studio," said Chris, in a devastated, shocked tone.
"It's okay. We'll find a way to fix everything." Tom tried to stay this in a comforting tone, but did a poor job of it. Out of absolutely no where, Chris screamed " LEA!!!" At that moment we all realized that Lea was still in the store. It was almost impossible for the cat to not destroy the store, if it ruined everything else in its path. We ran to her as fast as we could. When tom tried to open the door, he found that it was jammed shut. Lea was in the store, possibly hurt, and there was no way in. At that moment, the electricity went out.
" Lucky us, this has been a monumental night," I said in a sarcastic voice.
" This isn't really the time to be joking around," Tom said, a little irritated at me, and aggravated at the fact that the lights just went out. It was the middle of the night, which didn't really help the lighting situation. We could hear a rustling noise coming from inside the store, so we new she was all right. The only problem was that we couldn't see where we were going. It was darker here than in the abandoned house! I stumbled across a loose piece of floorboard and ripped it out. I charged at the door and broke the glass off with one swift ram. When it was open we all ran in to look for her. Her hand was sticking out from under a group of fallen guitars and dry wall. We barely noticed it. We could have easily passed it up. It took a bit of time to get all the stuff away from her so we could pull her out. When we got her out, we could sense that our horrible night was all over.
Lea had a few cuts and bruises, but she wasn't badly hurt. I had a sprained ankle and tom hurt his arm from the fall in the house, but that was about all the injuries for the night.
In the morning we went to collect all the candy we had lost or dropped over the night. We also started an extensive search to find Danny, whom we had forgot about over the night.
Danny was found the next day, completely covered in candy so we couldn't see him. Rob, on the other hand, was not found. It was said that Rob traveled to the underworld with the cat, being in its stomach, after all. Now, every Halloween, the fat black cat (because it ate Rob whole), comes to haunt more unsuspecting victims like Tom, Rob, Danny, and me. The three of us received prizes for bravery. The one for Rob was used as a memorial for him
Chris and Lea were completely devastated at the state of their studio. They decided that it was time for a change in their lives. They salvaged whatever they could from their destroyed studio, and took out a bank loan for $20,000,000. They used this money to build the worlds largest mini mall/pastry shop. So, in the end, we all lived happily ever after (all though missing Rob) swimming in over 20 pounds of candy.
End of Chapter 1, Part 2
Coming soon..... Chapter2, Part 1