“What are you wearing?!”
“I thought we were going trick and treating!” Crystal, the new girl at the school, twirled in her hand-made dress. She had dressed up as a doll, one of those scary ones. She had felt that she pulled off the costume well; pink dress, rosy cheeks and a terrifyingly straight face. Looking at Alice’s face however, Crystal’s own dropped.
“C-can we not go-please?” Crystal startled. This was the first time Alice had ever said please or looked at her the way she was looking at her now; with a face overflowing with pain.
“Don’t look at me like that,” she said, trying not to think about why Alice didn’t want to go. She had realised a long time ago that some secrets were better left that way. “Come on, aren’t you going to invite me in. We can watch a movie instead.” The relief on Alice’s brightened Crystal’s mood somewhat but the curiosity lingered.
After stuffing their faces with left over candy and deciding not to watch a horror movie because they had both realised at the beginning how scared they were; none of them wanted to get off the sofa and click play, they watched rom-coms, which Alice hated, and youtubers, which bored Crystal to death.
The doorbell suddenly rang and both of them jumped out of their skins before realising that it was probably a trick or treater.
“I’ll get it.” Crystal jumped off the sofa and walked towards the door with the near-empty candy bowl in her hand. Alice slowly followed behind.
The doorbell rang three more times quickly and Crystal raised her eyebrows at Alice. The person must be really hungry.
Crystal opened the door and stared at the boy on the other side before letting out a low whistle.
“You really know how to dress up don’t you?” He was wearing a spider man costume which was almost ripped to shreds. The blood on his face and hands almost looked real and Crystal wished that she had looked that scary.
Behind her Alice stiffened before choking out the word “Peter?”.