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Offline John Henry Bird VII

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[oct-mp] the crypt jam. [isis / open!]
« on: September 08, 2020, 03:31:44 PM »
October 2003

"If seventeen kids got on the last one," Jack began, counting the number of heads in front of him out loud until he'd gotten well past seventeen, "Then we should be on the ride... not next.. but the trailer after the next one!" He announced to anyone standing next to him. His Dracula costume was getting a little campy in the middle of the crowded line for the Thestral Haunted Hayride, he'd already smudged the face paint, and there was so much product in his curly hair he was pretty sure it had turned into a flytrap. None of that mattered. John Henry loved Halloween.

"Are you scared?" He asked the witch next to him with a great smile, fangs and all, he wasn't scared... Maybe a little... but he wasn't going to say it out loud. He'd seen the pale faces of students returning from the dark forest, and that had amped up his nerves a little, but it was exciting too. Being all jacked up on sugary snacks from the carnival didn't help his nerves much either. He'd had two funnel cauldron cakes, an powdered sugar dragon ear, an ice cream cone, and something he didn't even remember the name of, but it was piled high with cinnamon sugar and raspberry syrup.

At this rate, he'd be up for days.

"I'm not scared," he said in what he thought was a believable way, bouncing anxiously in the line and playing with his red and black cape's flaps. Another load of students came back from the forest, and John Henry watched them all hop off the trailer. He couldn't see the thestrals, but they had glowing reins on so you could just barely make out their grim outline. It was spooky, that was certain. Moving forward with the line, he took a deep breath, now they were next.

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Re: [oct-mp] the crypt jam. [isis / open!]
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 09:34:37 PM »
"And at Hogwarts, each of the school houses has their own ghost, and for their Hallowe'en feast, the Headless Hunt of ghosts on ghost horses ride through their hall. My friend Trudy told me" Isis explained to the small first year who was looking a lot more cheerful now. She'd been waiting in line for the Haunted Hayride when he had pointed and screamed in a panic. Naturally Isis had attempted to calm the younger boy and discovered that he was a no-maj whose father had died in an automobile accident three years earlier, so the poor kid could see the thestrals. Isis had seen pictures and could well imagine how scary they must look to someone not expecting to see them, so she'd escorted him to the apple bobbing, all the time talking about all the Hallowe'en traditions she could think of. Finally, he'd spotted some of his own friends so she'd slipped back to rejoin the line, which was a lot longer now. Oh well, Couldn't be helped.

Isis was dressed as Marie Laveau, a witch local to her hometown whose history she'd found rather unsettling as a child. It seemed to her the perfect Hallowe'en costume because it looked authentic without needing too much effort that would be better spent on assignments. Munching on a strawberry shortcake piled high with cream and sprinkles, she watched as the kids on front piled into the wagon and the line moved forward.

"Me? No, I'm not scared. I'm excited!" she announced, her mouth not quite emptied of strawberries yet, disguising the fact that actually she was a little nervous. Despite her efforts to console the upset first year, she was only twelve years old herself and actually quite nervous of what she might see. Two of the thunderbird sixth years had been on the committee for this ride and some of their chat about the shocks they had planned sounded downright terrifying. And Isis' best friends had already gone on the ride... she felt relieved that she was standing with someone she knew. "I might just scream anyway though...you know, because I'm excited" she explained, turning to look at the older boy.

"Uh, John Henry...you've got a spider in your hair, is that part of your costume?" she asked uncertainly, just managing to stop herself from reaching up to pull it free.
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Re: [oct-mp] the crypt jam. [isis / open!]
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 07:07:45 PM »
Jack understood the excitement and the possibility of screaming because Isis was speaking of. He was reasonably sure he might do the same. Out of excitement, of course, certainly not out of fear. He was a student senator for cripes sake, he had to be fearless, right? Like superhero levels of bravery. He could do that. "A what now," he asked, eyes growing a bit wide as the revelation dawned on him. While typically not afraid of spiders, bugs, or creepy-crawly things, John Henry reacted appropriately to the creature being on top of his head.

"Get it off! Get it off!"

He squirmed, spinning in a circle and brushing his hands from the back of his head forward, trying to wipe the spider free. "Is it gone?" He asked, even though he still felt entirely crawly. It was probably still there. It had probably made a nest in his hairspray cemented curls, and soon enough, a whole host of babies were going to come crawling out. They would probably end up in his ears too. Or he'd eat them. Wouldn't be the first time he'd eaten a bug, but he very much preferred them cooked, covered in chocolate, and on camping trips. Not in his hair!

"Went through the corn maze earlier, bet that's where it came from," Jack tried to calm himself down, pretend it was all excellent, and he wasn't freaking out, but the incredibly antsy movements of his body were all too evident. He felt like it was still in his hair, crawling down his neck, or biting him. The next group got onto the hayride, and he knew they were next, but even that barely made him feel better. "Seriously, though, do you see it anymore?"

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