#37 – Just Give Me the Freakin’ Candy

Heero: “I’d much rather work for you than Dr. J. Sometimes I can still hear that claw clicking…”

Originally Published: 10/9/00 . 26 pages

Synopsis
It’s time for a Halloween Party, ramble room style!

Ramble Milestones
-JT’s first appearance.

This ramble is so craptacular I had a hard time just picking a quote for this intro! I think I spent more time thinking of costumes for everybody than I did on plot – which explains the lack of one, I guess. In all honesty I don’t think any of the Halloween centered rambles are very good – and this one certainly didn’t set much of a standard.

(the ramble room is deserted. suddenly the door opens and lark enters with sephiroth)

Lark: “…..So, in conclusion, that is why you’ve been chosen to help me decorate for the party.”

Sephiroth: *blinks* “Why didn’t you just say everyone else was busy?”

Lark: *thinks, then shrugs* “Less exciting that way.” *starts unpacking decorations*

Sephiroth: *sighs* “I don’t see why we have to have a Halloween party. I don’t even have a costume.”

Lark: “Halloween parties are fun! And besides…” *grin* “Yes you do.”

Sephiroth: *sweat drops* “Oh no…”

Lark: *happily* “I got one for you!”

Sephiroth: *pales* “Let me guess. I’m some kind of cat.”

Lark: “No! You’ll like your costume! Promise!”

Sephiroth: *sighs* “Fine.” *takes a sip of water*

Lark: “We’ll be a threesome!”

Sephiroth: *spits out water in shock* “WHAT?!”

Lark: *giggles* “Not *that* kind of threesome! Relax, Sephy-sama. It just means you, me and Heero are all wearing costumes that go together.”

Sephiroth: *disappointed* “Oh.”

Lark: “Plus, I’ve invited someone else to the party.” *starts putting up streamers*

Sephiroth: *urgently* “Real world or anime world?”

Lark: “Real.”

Sephiroth: “Male or female?”

Lark: “Male.” *grins* “And he’s such a cutie too.”

Sephiroth: “Grrrr…”

Lark: “Why don’t you use some of that hot air of yours to blow up some balloons?” *smile*

Sephiroth: *dryly* “Ha ha.”


(later….lark and sephiroth are standing in the decorated ramble room. it’s really dark, and the whole thing is lit up by candle light. It looks very creepy. lark and sephiroth are in their costumes. they’re characters from lark’s favorite musical, the scarlet pimpernel. lark is marguerite, so she’s dressed in this low cut gown out of the late 1700’s. her hair has been corkscrew curled as well. sephiroth is chauvelin, the villain. he’s wearing a typical late 1700’s outfit, all in black, except for the red, white and blue tie around his waist.)

Sephiroth: “I don’t mind this costume so much. It *is* black.”

Lark: “I knew you would like it!” *fixes herself in the wall mirror*

Sephiroth: “….So who’s Heero dressing up as?”

Lark: “Percy. My husband.”

Sephiroth: *frowns* “Oh.” *pause* “Then who am I?”

Lark: “My ex-lover. You see…it’s kind of like a love triangle.”

Sephiroth: *mutters* “Like it isn’t already…”

(the door opens and vincent and tseng come in. vincent is dressed as Mr. Hyde and Tseng is Dr. Jekyll)

Lark: “Aw!! You two look so cute!!”

Tseng: *smiles* “Thank you.”

Vincent: “You both look lovely.”

Sephiroth: “I don’t look lovely! I look….uh…..”

Lark: “Dashing?”

Sephiroth: “I’ll take it.” *grins* “Yes! I am dashing!”

Vincent: “Um. All right, angel. You look dashing.”

Sephiroth: “Thank you.” *mutters* “And that nickname…” *twitch*

Lark: *checks time* “Whoa! Everyone’s going to be here soon!!”

Tseng: “I was wondering…who’s going to answer the door when the trick or treaters come?”

Lark: *pause* “Uh….I hadn’t thought of that…..I’ll figure it out later when everyone’s here.”

(there’s a knock at the door)

Lark: “Ooh! Party time!” *opens the door*

(Heero enters, dressed as Percy. Basically he looks like a english gentlemen of the late 1700’s, complete with a blonde wing, hair pulled back in a ponytail)

Lark: “Hee-chan!” *kisses him* “I’m so glad you’re here! Ooh! And you look so cute as a blonde!”

Heero: *mutters* “I feel like Quatre.”

Lark: *drags heero with her as she goes to stand besides sephy* “Look!! Look how cool we look!” *grins*

Heero and Sephiroth: *glaring at each other* “Grrrrr…..”

(knock knock! In come Noelle, Quatre and Reno! They’re dressed as characters from Fushigi Yugi. Noelle is Miaka, Quatre is Tamahome (and has dark hair) and Reno is Tasuki)

Reno: “Why do I have to be Tasuki? Why can’t I be Tamahome?”

Noelle: “You have the hair for it!”

Reno: “Mine is *red*. His is *orange*!”

Noelle: *shrugs* “Close enough.”

Reno: “I have to wear earrings!” *pouts*

Quatre: “I like my costume.”

Reno: “Shut up!” *mutters* “I need a drink.” *stalks off*

Lark: “Um….yeah. Nice to see you guys.”

Quatre: *grins* “Look, Heero! You got blonde hair and I’ve got dark hair!”

Heero: *eyes narrow* “I’ll destroy you.”

Sephiroth: *scoffs* “You’re so violent.”

Vincent: *tries to restrain himself from laughing*

Sephiroth: *snaps* “What you laughin’ at?”

Vincent: *gulp* “Nothing…”

(knock knock! Ashley enters, dressed as Barbie…and Seifer and Duo are fighting as they enter…)

Seifer: *dressed as ken* “You stupid jerk!! Didn’t you plan ahead?!”

Duo: *also dressed as ken* “I asked Ashley what she was being and she said Barbie. So I had to go as Ken since I’m her boyfriend!”

Seifer: “You wish! I’m Ken cause *I’m* her boyfriend!”

Lark: “Um…hi, Ashley.”

Ashley: “Happy Halloween!”

Lark: “Why did you dress up as Barbie?”

Ashley: *sweat drops* “I always wanted to know what it felt like to be ditsy!”

Noelle: *snorts* “Then why didn’t you just come as yourself?”

Ashley: “Hey!” *raises fist*

Lark: *steps between them* “Um…guys, let’s not fight! Ashley, your dates are fighting, and Noelle, Reno’s getting drunk without you!”

Noelle: “Over my dead body he is!” *goes after reno*

Seifer: *pulling duo’s braid* “Ken does not have a girly braid!!”

Duo: *wincing in pain* “Ken didn’t carry a concealed weapon either!”

Seifer: “Hey! I’m a mercenary…………………….wanna be.” *frowns*

Ashley: “Stop fighting! Or I’ll make one of you dress up as Midge!”

Seifer and Duo: *stop fighting sweat drops* “We’ll be good.”

(knock knock! Lizzie enters with Laguna, they’re dressed as Ophelia and Hamlet respectively. Katie and Trowa also enter. Katie is a playboy bunny. Trowa has a robe and a fake pipe…)

Duo: “Who the hell are you supposed to be, Trowa?”

Trowa: “Hugh Hefner, of course.”

Katie: “Tee hee! Isn’t he cute?”

Laguna: *proclaiming* “To be or not to be. That is the–“

Lizzie: *cutting him off, yells* “OHMYGODSEPHIROTHISDRESSEDASCHAUVELIN?!”

Katie: “Where?!?!?”

Sephiroth: *sweat drops* “Oh crap.”

Lark: “Uh….guys! Shouldn’t you pay attention to your *own* guys?” *smile*

Lizzie and Katie: *look disappointed* “Oh.” *frown* “Yeah.”

Sephiroth: *wipes brow* “Phew.”

Lark: *smiles at him* “Fixed that one.”

(knock knock! enter reeve and bria… well reeve looks a little shy…he’s outside)

Bria: “Come on, Reeve.”

Reeve: “I feel stupid.”

Bria: “I told you we should have gone to the costume store earlier. This was all they had left.”

(reeve finally enters tentatively. he’s a cheerleader. a *guy* cheerleader. he’s *not* cross dressing!!  bria is a girl cheerleader. of course)

Reno: “Ha ha! Reeve’s a dork!”

Reeve: *blushes* “Oh man…”

Tseng: “I think you look very nice, Reeve.”

Reeve: *looks at him in surprise* “Really?” *smiles* “Thanks, Tseng.”

(knock knock!! rinoa and squall enter as minnie and mickey mouse)

Rinoa: *giggles* “You look so cute, Squall.”

Squall: “Whatever.”

Seifer: “Ha ha! Squall’s a stupid mouse!”

Squall: *looks seifer up and down* “Well you’re a stupid doll.”

Seifer: *frowns* “Hey….”

(knock knock!! it’s treize, dressed as a gladiator and zechs, as ceaser)

Treize: “I still don’t see why I have to wear the skirt.”

Zechs: “Because you have nice legs.” *admires treize*

Lark: *drool* “Hey, guys! Love your costumes!” *smile*

Treize: *kisses her hand* “And you look beautiful as always, sweetie. I love that dress.”

Heero: “She’s my wife.”

Zechs: “Hm?”

Lark: “Just as the character, Heero!”

(knock knock! >>who’s there<< Shell, Rude and Wufei >>dressed as what<< Mulan, Phebus from Hunchback of Notre Dame and Captain Chang from Mulan!!)

Rude: “Uh…Shell….you said you were going as Esmerelda.”

Shell: *shrugs* “Eh. Changed my mind.”

Wufei: *takes her arm* “Yeah. Back off, jerk.”

Rude: *frowns* “It cost me 300 Gil to rent this costume…”

(knock knock! it’s yuffie as…)

Seifer: “Yuffie?! Are you dressed as Skipper?”

Yuffie: “Hehe.” *starts chasing seifer*

Seifer: “I hate you!” *runs*

Duo: *arm around Ashley* “Oh *boy* was that worth stealing some destruct materia for.” *pause* “Whatever the hell that does.”

(knock knock! selphie, as a clown, zell as king kong and quistis, as….edea?!?!?)

Squall: “Wow, Quistis. I’m impressed. You look *exactly* like Edea. It’s almost like you stole the outfit right off her.”

Quistis: *sweat drops* “Yeah….. Like I would do that, Squall….heh heh.”

Zell: “I’m King Kong!”

Seifer: *running past him* “More like King Dork!” *laughs*

Yuffie: “Get over here, Seifer!”

Seifer: “Eep!” *runs*

(knock knock! kiros and ward! they’re geordi and worf from star trek, the next generation)

Kiros: *grumbles* “I can’t see behind this visor. Where’s Laguna?”

Ward: “……..”

Kiros: *smacks ward* “Answer me, Ward!”

Ward: “…………!” *hits kiros*

Kiros: “Oh right. You can’t talk. Sometimes I forget.”

(knock knock! elena enters as emma carew from the musical jekyll and hyde–she’s the character engaged to jekyll. she’s just dressed as a woman from the late 1800’s.)

Elena: *taps tseng on the shoulder* “Oh Tse-eng!”

Tseng: *unhappy sighs and turns* “Yes, Elena?”

Elena: “Look! I’m Emma Carew!! We’re engaged!” *hugs tseng*

Tseng: *groans* “Elena….who told you I was being Dr. Jekyll?”

Reeve: *whistles*

Tseng: “REEVE?!”

Reeve: *sweat drops* “I’m sorry, Tseng.”

Tseng: *sighs* “It’s all right. I can’t be mad at you, Reeve.”

Elena: “Enough talking to Reeve. Let’s go.” *drags tseng away*

(knock knock! Tifa as a princess, cloud as a….chocobo?)

Sephiroth: *points and laughs* “Ha ha! Look at dumb ass!”

Cloud: “Huh?”

Noelle: “He’s a chocobo!? But those things are so ass lancing!”

Tifa: “Aw! No!” *pets cloud* “Doesn’t he look cute enough to ride?” *pauses then hand covers mouth and sweat drops* “Oh dear.”

(barret and cid burst in. barret is mr. t. cid is a bum)

Barret: “Yo! Where’s the booze?!”

Noelle: “Over here you two!”

Cid: “@#$%@$#%@#^#@$^@#$^#@^!”

Barret: “Damn straight, yo!”

(they go over and join Noelle and reno. quatre’s there too)

Quatre: *sweat drops* “Is there anything non-alcoholic?”

Noelle, Reno, Barret and Cid: *laugh hysterically*

Quatre: *more sweat drops* “I guess that means no….”

(a person no one recognizes enters. he’s just dressed in a normal suit)

?????: “…………hello.”

Ashley: “Um….who are you?”

?????: “You do not recognize me?” *removes human mask–it’s red*

Ashley: “Red?”

Red: “I am a human. Quite clever, I think.” *mutters* “Clever enough to fool *those* two….”

Lark: “Where are Irvine and Rufus?”

Sephiroth and Heero: “Who cares?” *glare at each other*

Shell: “And where’s Twilight?”

(as if on cue, the door opens and twilight, opal, irvine and rufus enter. rufus is dressed as obiwan kenobi. irvine is darth vader. twilight is luke skywalker and opal is leia)

Twilight: “The party has arrived!” *puts an arm around opal*

Irvine: *takes off his mask and indicates to twilight’s arm around opal* “You know…I just realized that’s kind of screwed up. That’s supposed to be your sister.”

Twilight: “Shut up, dad! We’ve kissed before!”

Rufus: “Feel the Force, young padawan.” *laughs* “I sound so cool.”

Twilight: “Not half as cool as me!”

Opal: “Be nice, Twilight.”

Twilight: “Shut up, Leia. Alderaan blew up. You’re not a Princess anymore. No bossing me around. And I’m not Twilight. I’m Luke Skywalker.”

Opal: *sighs* “You’re not *really* him, Twilight. It’s a *costume*.”

Twilight: “Shut up or I’ll make you go get in touch with yourself in my damp, dark cave!”

Opal: “Oh dear.”

Lark: *waiting by the door* “Hmm…I wonder where he is…?”

Sephiroth: “Oh well. Not coming. Shut the door.”

(seph goes to shut the door, but just as he does,  a hot guy dressed as a vampire enters)

??????: “Sorry I’m late.”

Noelle: “JT!!!!!!” *bounces over* “My little heart breaker!” *kisses him*

Reno and Quatre: “Huh?”

Ashley: “Hi, JT!” *smiles*

Lark: “JT! You’re here!” *kisses him*

Sephiroth: *twitch* “Urgh…..”

JT: *smiles, revealing vampire teeth. *real* ones* “Good evening, ladies.”

Sephiroth: “So you’re the new jerk, huh?”

JT: *frowns* “Sephiroth…you don’t even know me, and already you’re calling me a jerk.”

Sephiroth: *glares* “Shut up….jerk!” *pulls lark away* “Come on, Lark.”

Lark: *pulls arm away* “Sephy! I have to show JT around! He’s new!”

Noelle: “Oh, I can do it!”

Sephiroth: “Yeah, let the lush do it.”

Noelle: “Hey!” *glares at seph then smiles at JT* “Shall we?”

JT: *offers his arm* “Let’s go.”

Lark: *frowns* “Sephy-sama, you’re not very nice.”

Sephiroth: “I never said I was.”

(meanwhile…seifer and duo have resumed fighting)

Seifer: *pushing duo* “You’re a bootleg Ken!”

Duo: *pushes back* “You’re a dumb ass Ken!”

Bria: *observes the fight then turns to Ashley* “All right. You can admit it. You only dressed as Barbie to watch them fight over you in those stupid costumes.”

Ashley: *grins* “Looks like my secret’s out! I’m changing costumes.” *leaves*

Reeve: “Can I change costumes too? I could be an executive for Halloween!”

Bria: “No, Reeve.”

(meanwhile…)

Noelle: “Reno, Rufus, Irvine–meet JT.”

JT: “Hey.”

Reno: “Noelle is my chick and she knows it.”

Noelle: “Reno!”

JT: “Have *all* the girls here been claimed?”

Irvine: “All the good ones.”

Rufus: “Some several times over.”

JT: “Like who?”

Rufus: “Like Lark.”

JT: “Oh…. Who claimed her?”

(irvine and rufus exchange a look)

Irvine: “Well….none of us really *have* her…”

Rufus: “But me, Zell, ‘Roth and Irvy here all want her.”

Irvine: “We don’t need any more competition. That’s what Gundam Wing is for.”

JT: “Sephiroth likes Lark?”

Reno: “Likes her?! More like head over heels in love with her!”

JT: “Does she know?”

Reno: “Hasn’t a freakin’ clue.”

JT: “Well….what about Noelle?”

Reno: “She’s mine.”

Quatre: *piping in* “What about me?”

Reno: “Shut up, fruit.”

Noelle: “Don’t say that to my Quatre!”

JT: “Okay….er…how about Ashley?”

Irvine: “Seifer.” *points to him*

Rufus: “Duo.” *points to him*

Reno: “You *might* not wanna get involved.”

JT: *sweat drops* “You sure have a competitive atmosphere.”

Irvine, Rufus and Reno: “Tell me about it.”

(meanwhile…)

Wufei: *to shell* “Captain Chang says to bow down before him, lowly woman!”

Shell: *snaps* “For the 3rd time *no*! Shut the hell up, Wufei! You’re starting to piss me off!”

Rude: *mutters* “Only *starting*?”

Wufei: *points to rude* “You there! Lowlife jerk! Get away from my woman!”

Shell: “Shut *up*, Wufei!”

(meanwhile…)

Heero: *looking at treize and zechs* “You two scare me.”

Treize: “You’re just jealous. You can’t pull this off.”

Heero: “Sure I could.”

Lark: *pats him on the shoulder* “Don’t get yourself into this, Heero, unless you’re prepared to back it up.”

Heero: *sweat drops* “I see your point.” *walks away*

Treize: *frowns* “Are you saying you don’t like my costume?”

Lark: “Oh no, honey.” *winks* “I just don’t want Heero to get embarrassed.”

(meanwhile….)

Barret: “Yo, Cid! Where’s dat @#$% cat/dog?!”

Cid: “@#$@#%!$%#$%@%??”

Barret: “No, I checked there already, foo!”

Red: “Good evening, gentlemen.”

Cid: “@#%#?”

Barret: “Who da hell are you?”

Red: “Why it is I, Red XIII.”

(the two men stare for a moment, then crack up)

Barret: *hysterical* “Yeah! Right! That’s a good one, punk!”

Cid: “#$!@^%&@*#^^%@#$^@&%@#$%@#$%@#$%!!”

Barret: “Yo, I agree, man!”

Red: *shakes head* “I just cannot win.”

(meanwhile….Ashley reenters the party dressed as vampire princess miyu.)

Ashley: *smiles* “Much better.”

Shell: “Hey, Ashley, you changed?”

Ashley: “Hells yes! Think I was going to stay dressed as *Barbie* all night?”

Wufei: “Why not when you do every day!?” *laughs* “Wufei made a funny joke!”

Rude: *frowns* “You’re annoying.”

Wufei: “Shut up, jerk!”

Shell: *looks from rude to wufei and back* “Hmm….Be right back…” *she leaves*

Seifer: “I’m a much better Ken! You should have been Kevin, kid!” *pushes him*

Duo: “I’m 3 years younger than you!”

Seifer: “Kindergardener!”

Duo: “Failure!”

Seifer: “Hey! I was the Sorceress’ Knight!!”

Ashley: *clears throat* “Ahem. Boys!”

Duo and Seifer: *look over* “Huh?”

Ashley: *grins* “Like my new costume?”

Seifer: *jaw drops* “YOU CHANGED?!”

Duo: “Babe…..but now we’re….we’re stuck as Ken!”

Ashley: *giggles* “Tee hee! I know!”

Duo and Seifer: *groan*

Wufei: “Hey! Where did that stupid woman go?”

Rude: “She said she would be right back, remember?”

Wufei: “Shut up, jerk! I’m going to talk to someone better than you! Where’s Sephiroth and Twilight?”

(meanwhile….Sephiroth’s pouting in the corner)

Twilight: *comes over with opal* “Hey! The Dark Path is the right path!” *opal hits him* “Heh heh! Whoops! Go Light Side!”

Sephiroth: *mutters* “Hello.”

Twilight: “Don’t look so melancholy. Feel the Force! Let it flow through you!” *laughs* “I bet Luke would really say that too.”

Sephiroth: *dryly* “Ha ha.”

Twilight: “What’s your problem? Couldn’t get the masamune shiny enough?”

Opal: “That’s not nice, Twilight.” *sits down next to sephiroth* “What’s the matter, Sephiroth?”

Sephiroth: *turns and looks at her in surprise then he looks at twilight* “She is showing concern for me. Why?”

Twilight: *sits next to opal and puts an arm around her* “She’s nice to everyone. Even people no one else likes like us!”

Wufei: *comes over* “Hello, friends.”

Twilight: *frowns* “And him.”

Sephiroth: “I’m upset cause Lark doesn’t like me.”

Wufei: “Ew! Good! Who wants to be liked by that stupid whore?”

Sephiroth: *jumps to his feet and starts choking wufei* “I DO!”

Wufei: *trying to breathe* “Help………me……….”

Rude: “Yes, Sephiroth! Choke him!! Kill him!”

Opal: “Um….that’s not nice, Sephiroth.”

Sephiroth: “It’s making me feel better!”

Wufei: “I’m…….not……..feeling……….too……….good…….”

Twilight: “Heh heh! He’s in pain!”

Sephiroth: *sighs and releases wufei* “You’re not worth my time.”

Wufei: “That’s cause you’re weak.”

Sephiroth: “That’s it!” *gets out the masamune and starts chasing wufei* “You die now!” *lunges for wufei*

Wufei: *runs, seph in pursuit* “NATAKU!!!!!!”

Twilight: *laughs* “Use the Force!!”

Opal: “Oh dear.” *sighs*

(meanwhile….elena’s hanging on tseng’s arm)

Tseng: *pushing her away* “Get *off* me, Elena.”

Elena: “But we’re supposed to be engaged.”

Tseng: *mutters* “That’s what scares me.”

Reeve: *comes over not looking too happy* “Hi, Tseng.”

Tseng: *pushing elena off him* “Hi, Reeve! What’s wrong?”

Reeve: “I look like a dork in this costume!”

Elena: *laughs* “You were always a dork!”

Tseng: *glares at her* “Elena….”

Elena: “Oops. Sorry, Tseng.” *hugs him and says sweetly* “I love you.”

Tseng: *sighs* “Yeah.” *turns to reeve* “So, Reeve, where’s Bria?”

Reeve: *waves hand vaguely* “I don’t know….around…”

Tseng: “Oh, really?” *steps closer to reeve*

Elena: *losing patience* “Face, it, Tseng! He’s STRAIGHT!” *stomps off*

Reeve: *looks confused* “What was that all about?”

Tseng: *lots of sweat drops* “I have no idea….eh heh heh heh….” *wipes his brow* “She’s funny….really, really funny. Heh.” *nervous laughter*

(meanwhile….JT is still getting lectured by the ff guys)

Rufus: “But, mostly everyone here is nice to one another….for the most part.

Noelle: “I hate Zell!”

Reno: “Lots of people hate Zell.”

JT: “Why?”

Irvine: *shrugs* “We had a club on how we hated him once, but Lark made us disband it. I don’t even hate him. I just don’t like him much.”

Rufus: “And Seifer can get very ass lancing.”

JT: “……Ass lancing?”

Reno: “It means annoying. Don’t worry. You’ll pick it up.”

JT: “Um….okay.”

Noelle: “Ashley and I also hate Rinoa. But Ashley hates her more.”

JT: “Why?”

Noelle: “Cause she’s a crack whore.”

JT: “Why do you say that?”

Noelle: “…..She just is!”

JT: “Um….okay. What else?”

Irvine: “Sephiroth doesn’t really get along with anyone, so don’t expect to befriend him.”

Reno: “Yeah, his only friend besides Lark is Twilight.”

JT: “Twilight?”

Noelle: “He’s Shell’s alter ego.” *whispers* “He’s weird. I’d stay away from him.”

Rufus: “His girlfriend Opal is really nice though.”

Irvine: “But don’t dare compliment her looks or Twilight will kill you.”

JT: *sweat drops* “There certainly are a lot of things to remember….”

Reno: “But most importantly, you must hate the Gundam Wing boys.”

JT: “Why? I like Gundam Wing!”

(the guys step away from him)

Quatre: “Hooray!”

Rufus: *mutters* “Reno…..we have to fix that.”

Reno: “I’ll get on it.”

Irvine: “The last thing we need is more supporters for their side.”

JT: *sweat drops* “Is something wrong?”

Irvine: “No. Nothing.”

Rufus: “Maybe we better tell him about *them*.”

JT: *more sweat drops* “Them?”

Reno: *calmly* “Just remember this. Hojo, Scarlet, Nida and Heidegger are inherently evil. Lark hates them. A lot. They aren’t allowed *near* here. So steer clear.”

JT: *shrugs* “Okay.”

Irvine: *grins* “I think you’ll fit in just fine, partner.”

Reno: “As soon as we fix that whole Gundam Wing thing….”

JT: “Huh?”

Irvine, Reno, and Rufus: *quickly* “Nothing.”

(meanwhile…..)

Lark: “Um….why is Sephiroth chasing Wufei?”

Heero: “I hope they kill each other.”

Lark: “Heero!!” *sighs* “I don’t want them ruining my party. You stop Wufei, and I’ll stop Sephiroth.”

Heero: “Mission Accepted.” *goes after wufei*

Lark: “SEPHIROTH!”

Sephiroth: *stops dead* “Yes? Are you calling my name?”

Lark: “Yes. Come over here, please.”

Sephiroth: *trots over* “Yes?”

Lark: “Why are you chasing Wufei?”

Sephiroth: “He said I was weak!”

Lark: “All right, but can you kill him later? That way you won’t ruin the party.”

Sephiroth: *mutters* “The party was pretty dead anyway.”

Lark: “Hey!”

Sephiroth: *sweat drops* “Heh heh….”

Heero: *comes over, dragging wufei* “Mission complete.”

Lark: “Good job, Heero.”

Heero: “I’d much rather work for you than Dr. J.” *shudders* “Sometimes I can still hear that claw clicking…”

Sephiroth: “…..You were raised by a crazy doctor too?”

Heero: *shudders* “Yes….”

Sephiroth: “Did he do experiments on you?”

Heero: “All the time!”

Wufei: “Can you let me go?”

Sephiroth: “Me too!”

Heero: “It’s good to know there’s someone that understands my pain!”

Sephiroth: “All too well.”

Wufei: “Ugh! Gag me! Let me go, weakling!” *heero drops him* “Jerk.” *goes off*

Lark: “See! You two have something in common!” *smiles* “Do you still hate one another?”

Sephiroth and Heero: *eyes narrow* “Yes.”

Lark: *sighs*

(shell reenters dressed as esmerelda from hunchback)

Wufei: “What?! What’s this?!”

Shell: “I changed. I didn’t want to be associated with you anymore. You’re a meany.” *sticks out her tongue*

Wufei: “WHAT?!?”

Rude: *comes over* “Shell? You changed?”

Shell: “Yup!”

Rude: *smiles* “I like it.”

Wufei: “I hate all you people!”


(it’s later…everyone has left but lark, JT, sephiroth and rufus)

Lark: “You know, this party didn’t get as out of hand as usual.”

JT: “I had fun.”

Lark: “I’m glad you did!”

JT: “Rufus, Reno and Irvine were telling me about everything.”

Lark: “Did they tell you about the phone?”

JT: *sweat drops* “No….”

Lark: *sighs* “Figures. Come with me and I’ll explain.”

JT: *grins* “Okay.”

(lark and JT leave)

Rufus: “I like the new guy. He’s pretty cool.”

Sephiroth: *eyes narrow* “I don’t like him.”

Rufus: “You hate everyone.”

Sephiroth: “…I don’t trust that guy. I’m going to follow them.”

Rufus: *sighs* “You are too much.”

Sephiroth: “Come on, priss boy.” *drags him out*

(they go to lark’s room where things are a little too quiet for seph’s taste)

Sephiroth: “Why is it so quiet?”

Rufus: “I don’t know! Can I go now?”

Sephiroth: “No!”

(he opens the door to find JT behind lark, head back as JT goes to bite her neck)

Sephiroth: “OH MY G-D!!!” *goes to attack JT*

Rufus: *struggling to hold sephiroth back* “Now…Sephiroth….violence…is a bad thing!!”

Lark: *looks up, face red* “Oh! Sephiroth! Rufus!” *sweat drops* “What are you doing here!”

Sephiroth: *points to JT* “He was going to bite you!”

Lark: “What, did you think he was going to suck my blood?”

Sephiroth: *stops struggling and sputters* “Um…I…um….yeah.”

Lark and JT: *laugh*

Sephiroth: “What’s so funny?”

Rufus: *wiping his brow* “Think you could control your violent urges for awhile, ‘Roth?”

Sephiroth: “Did I miss something here?”

(the doorbell rings)

Lark: “Ooh! Trick or treaters!! We haven’t had any all night!!”

(all four of them go the door and lark opens it)

Hojo, Scarlet, Heidegger and Nida: *dressed as ghosts* “Trick or Treat!”

All: *look disgusted*

Lark: *slams the door shut* “Ugh.”

Nida’s Voice: “Hey! We just want candy!” *pause* “Okay, *and* the ramble room!”

Sephiroth: “GET LOST!”

Hojo, Nida, Scarlet and Heidegger’s voices: “Eep!” *sounds of footsteps running*

Sephiroth: “Now. Where were we?”

Lark: “You and Rufus were leaving.”

Rufus: “Right. We were.” *starts dragging seph* “Come on, Sephiroth.”

Sephiroth: *stutters as he’s dragged off* “But….uh…I…uh!”

Lark: *waves* “Good night, Sephy-sama!”

(rufus and sephiroth are gone. lark and JT turn to each other and high five)

JT: “We sure scared him.”

Lark: “I knew he would try to follow me! The look on his face was priceless!”

JT: *checks his watch* “I promised Noelle I’d come see her at midnight.” *thinks* “Wonder what she wants to do…”

Lark: *trying to hide her smile* “Oh…I don’t know…”

JT: “So what are you going to do?”

Lark: *shrugs* “Probably just go to bed. I’m tired.”

JT: “All right. See you tomorrow.”

Lark: “Yup.”

(later….lark’s asleep and sephiroth creeps into her room on tiptoe going next to her bed)

Sephiroth: “Oh….good…she is alone….” *rubs his hands together* “Good….now to scare her.” *takes a deep breath*

Lark: *eyes still closed* “Don’t even think about it, Sephiroth.”

Sephiroth: *lets out his breath* “How’d you know it was me?”

Lark: *grins, sitting up* “I know you too well for my own good I think.” *pats the space next to her* “Sit down.”

Sephiroth: *sits* “I was trying to scare you!”

Lark: *strokes his hair* “Honey, you can’t scare me! You’re too cute!”

Sephiroth: *gently* “I’m not cute…..woman….” *smiles*

Lark: “You know, I really like Halloween. It’s my second favorite holiday, after Christmas of course.”

Sephiroth: “It’s one of my favorites too.”

Lark: “Right up there with St. Patrick’s day?”

Sephiroth: *turns his head and looks her right in the eyes* “Oh yeah.”

Lark: *blushes* “Happy Halloween, Sephiroth.”

Sephiroth: *hesitates somewhat before stroking her cheek* “Happy Halloween, Lark.”

         THE END

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