Gumdrop’s POV: My day starts off the same way it usually does, me being paralyzed first thing in the morning. Now who could be behind this? Oh yeah, Marmalade that’s who. She manages to sneak into my room while sleeping thinking about ice-cream and licks my cheek without me noticing. I know what you’re all thinking, “Why don’t you just lock your door?” I wouldn’t make a difference since she can phase through walls because she is a ghost. As a matter of fact all of my siblings are ghosts. I sometimes wonder why my father and I are the only normal ones. He says it’s got something to do with ‘genes’ and I got mostly something he calls ‘The Watterson Gene’. My mom and dad both say I’m a late bloomer so I guess that means I’ll have something that makes me unique, but my parents say I’m already unique. Aren’t they great? Well I guess it’s time to start this day.“Gumdrop, who are talking to?” asked Marmalade, the cause of
“Nobody,” said Gumdrop. “Just talkin’ to myself.”
“I’ve gotta say that was some good narration.” said Sindy,
my oldest sister.
“Hey big bro! Nii-chan! You awake?” this time it was my
youngest brother, Scrapper. He’s also a ghost, but he uses an old cat skeleton
for a body. My other bro is Devin, but I don’t hear much about him anymore, I
guess he moved out.
“Yeah, I’m awake,” I said. “You guys know the drill, take me to the shower.”
In the Shower
“Whoa! I did not say use the scrubber there!” screamed, Gumdrop.
“It’s gotta be a ‘guy thing’.” said Sindy.
“Yeah, it’s gotta be.” agreed Marmalade.
“Shut-up!” said Gumdrop while blushing.
“Ha-ha-ha! Look at your face!,” both said. Gumdrop’s face
was bright red and very noticeable in comparison to his turquoise fur.
Hmm? I can move. I can get back at them when they least
expect it. Gumdrop thought. “NOW!!,” screamed Gumdrop as he dunked both Sindy
and Marmalade into the bath water, making them sopping wet. Soon enough his
face received a splash from non-other than his sisters. After their splash
fight they went to school.
At School (during recess)
Down at recess Katy, Vincent, Beat, Garret, Lyon,
Leon, Sophie, DeeJay, and
Charcoal were gathered together.
“Oh c’mon there’s no way that’s true!” said Vincent.
“It is.” said Leon.
“What’s goin’ on?” asked Gumdrop.
"Leon says that there's this creepy old house down at the Forest of Doom, but I say it's a load of bull." said Beat.
"Yeah it does sound he'd make it up." said Lyon, Leon's sister.
“So he made it made huh?” said Sophie, a fire lass.
“Actually it’s true. My dad and uncle got lost there once
and saw a creepy house. Maybe it was the same one.” said Gumdrop.
“Fine.” all said.
“Wait let’s make a bet. Whoever’s the last one
to stay inside is the winner and the losers have to do whatever the winner says.” added
“You’re sure you wanna go? It could be haunted." said Leon.
"Dude, I LIVE with ghosts everyday. This'll be a cake walk." said Gumdrop.
"So let's all meet there" said Leon.
"GET TO CLASS!" screamed Ms. Simian, "That also goes for all you Wattersons!"
Late at Night
"Alright guys, here we are, The Forest of Doom." said Gumdrop.
"There you are!" shouted Leon.
"Shh! You idiot, this place is full of bloodthirsty creatures." whispered Gumdrop. "Alright, I brought enough walkie-talkies for everyone." They all set off into The Forest of Doom. There was an instant sense that something would jump out at them and kill them in an instant, so they proceeded with caution and crowbars because that's the ultimate defense against monsters.
"Hey, I think we're being watched." said Gumdrop. Soon enough a creature of massive proportion emerged from behind. "Oh, SH--!" was all Gumdrop could say before it charged after them. Gumdrop immediately grabbed Scrapper, Katy, and Vincent and yelled "This way!" All began to run in his direction. Fear filled all of them as the knew the had made a huge mistake for even coming here. "I think we lost it." said Gumdrop. "Hey, look. It's the house." As the entered there was an immediate sense of security for the kids. "I guess we should just rest for a while."
1 Hour Later
"*Yawn*, That was a good nap." said Marmalade.
"Yeah...," said Charcoal, "Where's Gumdrop?"
"Huh? Gumdrop!? Are you there!?" screamed Marmalade.
"What's with the yelling?" asked DeeJay.
"Gumdrop isn't here." said Charcoal.
"Everyone, wake up!" screamed Marmalade.
"What's up?" asked Garret.
"We're gonna look for Gumdrop, he's gone." said Marmalade.
"Alright, I'm sure we can find him. Let's use the walkie-talkies." said DeeJay. "Gumdrop, you there?"
"Who is this? Over."
"Gumdrop? Are you okay? It's me DeeJay." replied DeeJay. "Where are you?"
"Right HERE!" screamed Gumdrop while scaring everyone. "Sorry I had to use the bathroom."
"Jesus, dude! You scared the crap out of me!" yelled DeeJay.
"sorry..." replied Gumdrop.
"OK guys now that that's over with, can we start the bet?" said Beat."Yeah c'mon Gum... drop?" said Marmalade. Gumdrop's face looked empty, as if his soul was gone and all that was left was an empty shell. Gumdrop noticed her staring and titled his head and gave a creepy smile. His eyes glowed in the darkness adding more to the creepiness. Marmalade turned away for a second and looked back and he vanished with out a trace. "Where did he go?" No one knew what had just happened and little did they know of the danger that waits for them.