Halloween: Treats and Tricks
"Hey, Ollie, what are you going to be for Halloween?" inquired
"I'm not exactly sure... I thought it would be
cool to wear a Count Von Roo costume, don't you think?" murmured Ollie. "What
are you going to be?"
"I'm going to be myself! I scare people already;
I don't even need a costume," bragged Carla, who was an MSP Poogle.
"True, true," said Ollie, thinking about what
she should be and not really paying much attention to her best friend. "Aha!"
she suddenly exclaimed.
"Look what I found in my closet! This is definitely
what I'm going to wear. Tay restocked this thing in the clothing store for no
particular reason, and then she just threw it into the closet to rot! I'm sure
she wouldn't mind me wearing it. This is just what I wanted... It's perfect!"
declared Ollie, holding up a Count Von Roo Halloween Costume.
"Wow. That would look great on you. But don't
you think... It might be a little big?" asked Carla.
"I can fit into it, silly," retorted Ollie.
A week later, it was Halloween, October 31. Ollie
woke up early in the morning, excited. Her heart was pumping like mad, for this
was her favorite holiday of the year!
Ollie quickly went to make sure her costume looked
perfect for that night. OH NO! It was a little wrinkled! Ollie snatched up the
costume and ran to fix that. And OH NO! It had a tiny stain. Ollie scrubbed
it in the wash as hard as she could. OH NO! That faded a little of the color
in it! What to do?
"Carla, Carla, help me," begged Ollie to her
best friend, who had spent the night at Ollie's neohome that day so they could
go trick-or-treating together.
"Help with what?" asked Carla.
"LOOK! The color is faded!" sobbed Ollie.
"HERE!" Ollie jabbed her finger at the spot.
"I can't even notice, so I doubt anyone else
will... It's practically invisible, Ollie, calm down. I know this is your favorite
holiday and everything, but seriously... You need to get a hold of yourself,"
"Well... Fine. Just help me get the basket of
candy ready for our trick-or-treaters, okay?" entreated Ollie.
"How will we hand out candy if we're going to
be trick-or-treating and we won't even be here?" inquired Carla.
"My little sister, Feri, is staying home sick.
She can pass out the candy. She has Neogitus. Poor thing! She loves Halloween
ALMOST as much as I do. And since she has Neogitus, it's hard for her to eat
or drink anything. No Halloween candy for a week or more, if she even heals
by then. I hope she does. I'll save some of my candy for her, but by then it
won't be as new and fresh," explained Ollie.
"Oh. Well then, let's get to work!" declared
Into the trick-or-treating basket went some delicious
candies: Candy Corn Classic, Rock Candy, Candy Chia Apple, Eye Candy, Candy
Peas, and a few other assorted candy items.
"The trickers and treaters that come to your
house will sure be feasting tonight, Ollie," joked Carla.
"Yeah. My owner, Tay, spent thousands and thousands
on all this candy. She knows how much my siblings and I like Halloween so she
always gets a lot to make us feel good about making other peoples' Halloween
better, by giving them good candy. Instead of giving them all year old Candy
Peas, we're giving loads of different things, and all of our candy is brand
new," said Ollie.
"You talk too much."
That night, Ollie pulled on her costume. "How
do I look?" she asked, turning around in 360 degrees circles for Carla.
"Fabulous," said Carla, approving. "Me?"
"Like you normally do," said Ollie. "But that's
a good thing! You look scary with that lipstick you put on," Ollie added quickly.
The two left sore and ill Feri sitting by the
candy basket, waiting for a knock on the door and the saying of 'trick-or-treat'
while they went out themselves.
"Where should we go first?" asked Carla.
"That house," said Ollie, pointing. "That's the
richest family in the neighborhood. They always give out the best candy."
"Trick-or-treat!" shouted Ollie and Carla in
unison, standing in front of the open door to the rich family's home.
"Eek!" exclaimed the young Ruki that lived in
the rich family's house. She hid her face.
"My, you two look awfully scary. And that means
you deserve some scary candy!" Mr. Rich said, handing Ollie and Carla each a
Cotton Candy Tree. "Plant this in your yard, and you will have everlasting candy
for eternity! At least... Until the tree dies. I paid 20,000 for each of those,
so use them wisely," advised Mr. Rich.
"Thanks!" exclaimed Ollie, putting the tiny tree
in her bag. She wondered how this was actually a tree, it was more like the
size of a petpetpet.
They went to the next house and "TRICK-OR-TREAT!"
"Goodness! Happy Halloween, youngsters," an elderly
female Flotsam said with a toothy grin, placing a Yellow Toothbrush into each
of their trick-or-treat bags. "Take care of your teeth! I didn't take care of
mine! Don't make the same mistake I did."
As they were walking away, Carla said: "What
is she thinking? Giving toothbrushes on Halloween! The crazy old hoot."
"She's probably worried about all of the kids
getting so much candy, and doesn't want their teeth to fall out of their heads.
Don't be mad, we'll get lots of better stuff," Ollie said soothingly.
Ollie and Carla arrived back at Ollie's house
a couple hours later, exhausted.
"Let's look at all our candy and stuff," begged
They each had the following things: Cotton Candy
Tree, Yellow Toothbrush, Chocolate Coated Mint Bar, Mint Delight Pretzel, Eye
Candy, Candy Peas, Ummagine Candy Cane, Candy Floss Chia Pop, Super Sticky Kacheek
Candy Apple, Sugar Doughnut, and an Organic Red Apple.
"Wow, this stuff looks good to eat! Except for
the toothbrush," laughed Ollie. "Hey, Feri, how did you do giving out candy?"
"Good. We ran out about ten minutes before you
two got home so I had to close the door and turn off the outdoors light so people
would stop coming," Feri said, wincing with pain as she spoke.
"Oh. I was hoping we'd have leftover candy,"
"You're such a little piggy," groaned Feri. "Now
I'm going to bed. It's late, and I think you two should also go to bed," the
young Feri advised, acting like she was their mother.
"I did have a lot of fun today, but all of this
tricking and treating has made me tired," moaned Carla. "I do think your sister
"Me too. So let's go to bed. You have to go home
tomorrow. I can't believe Halloween won't be back for a whole year again," said
the sad Ollie.
"Just be glad you didn't get tricked."
The next morning, Ollie and Carla woke up with
a scream. THERE WERE MILLIONS AND HUNDREDS OF BROWN SPIDERS CRAWLING ALL OVER
THE FOOT OF THEIR BED!!!
Ollie jumped out of her bed. She screamed and
ran around in circles. "Get them off me!" she cried.
"AGH!!! I want to go home! I'm never coming to
your pest-infested neohome again!" sobbed Carla.
A chuckle came from the cracked doorway.
Ollie groaned. "Who's there?" she asked.
Feri came in and started laughing her head off.
"I heard what you said, Carla, last night. 'Just be glad you didn't get tricked.'"
Feri kept laughing.
"THIS IS ALL A TRICK? How dare you? Especially
when Carla's over! You can't act this way!" Ollie muttered, looking forlornly
at the spiders. "What are they then, anyways?" she asked.
"Peanut Butter Spiders. Hundreds of them. Don't
worry, they're only candy. I thought this was an awesome trick to play, because
guess what? It's not only a trick, but it's also a treat! My Halloween trick
and treat to you, Ollie, because you can eat them! See, I actually gave you
loads of candy AND scared the wits out of you," said Feri.
"Why I oughta-" Ollie stopped her sentence and
started laughing. "Actually, Feri, that was a pretty good one. How did you think
"It took a while, I confess. But I had to have
something good to trick you! After all, Halloween isn't Halloween without some
tricks along with those treats," said Feri, wisely.
Carla laughed, too. "I have to go home, soon.
But thanks for letting me stay over, Ollie, and thanks, Feri, for the funny
joke. You sure made my heart beat fast!" Carla gathered up her things and went
out the door, making her way home.
"So how are you feeling?" Ollie asked with a
"Better. Much, much better," giggled Feri.
"I can tell," groaned Ollie, picking up a spider
and eating it. "These are actually pretty good... Not that bad, not bad at all!"
Author's Note: This story is dedicated to Katie, crystal_kaykay. Carla's
real name is Carlalaya and she is owned by roxeh_pwns_j00. Thanks for letting
me use her in my story. And... BWAHAHA! Hope your Halloween is full of treats....
AND tricks. *shifty eyes* =)