One Year Later.....
I opened my eyes slowly, seeing a white ceiling and lights. I opened my eyes all the way and looked at the plastic dome covering my body. I raised my head a little, then started to knock on the plastic. Suddenly two people appeared through the cover.
The female had shoulder length brown hair, soft green eyes, and a worried expression that turned into relief. She was wearing a pink t-shirt, pearls, and a long blue shirt.
The male had short blonde hair, soft blue eyes, and also had a worried expression that turned to relief. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
The two turned and said something I couldn't hear to someone on the other side of the room and the plastic dome lifted and the two hugged me.
"Oh Eliza, we're so glad you're ok!" The woman said.
"What... Happened?" I asked, hugging them back.
"You and one of you're friends got hit by a car walking to school last year. You've both been in a coma since last Halloween." A doctor said, walking over to me, "It's a miracle you both are still alive." I stared at the doctor, then turned my head to the door when it opened. The boy at the door smiled.
He had short spiky black hair, dark brown eyes, and a very happy expression. He was wearing a black t-shirt with some cartoon characters on it and blue jeans.
"Nickie!!" I exclaimed, jumping down and running to the boy, engulfing him in a big hug.
"Eli!" he exclaimed, hugging me back.
"It's hard to believe I haven't seen you for a year! How have ya been?!" I asked excitedly, releasing the hug.
"I've been in complete blackness, like you. I just woke up yesterday," Nickie explained. I smiled.
"C'mon sweetie, we should get going. All your cousins and friends are over at our house and we are going to have a belated 7th Birthday Party for you!" My mom said, putting her hand on my shoulder. I looked up at her.
"Ok! You wanna come Nickie?" I asked, looking back at my best friend.
"Sure!" He said, smiling happily.
I skipped out of the hospital to the car, followed by Nickie and my parents.
After that I grew and grew. I was always picked on by this one group of bullies and called a nerd. This made me sad. Why were kids calling me a nerd just because I love to read and I wear glasses? By age 12, I had become more secure and didn't care what other people thought of me. I only cared that I had friends who loved and cared for me. I spent most of my days counting down until Halloween, my favorite holiday. I felt... connected to it for some reason. Maybe it was because I was born on it, so it seemed extra special.
I woke up on Halloween morning and started on my morning routine. I grabbed my glasses off my end table, snagged a dress from my closet, and headed for the bathroom. Half way down the hall I was attacked by my little sisters.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZA!" the twins yelled, tackling me into the wall.
"Ow! Thanks guys!" I said, wincing and pushing them off me. They smiled happily and ran down the hall towards my parents' room. I smiled at them and walked the rest of the way to the bathroom. I took a shower, humming a tune from my favorite Halloween movie. I got out and changed into a black and white dress (similar to the one she wore when she was in Halloween Town), dried my straight mid-back length blonde hair and headed downstairs for breakfast.
I turned my head towards the door and saw Nick waiting for me. I smiled and jumped down the last two steps and rushed over to him.
"Morning Nickie! What are you doing here?" I asked, putting my weight on my right foot.
"Do I really need a reason? You're my best friend! Besides, it's our 6th anniversary," Nick said, putting down his backpack.
"I wouldn't call the fact that we both got hit by a car when we were 6 an Anniversary. It's nothing to celebrate," I stated, leading him into the kitchen so I could have breakfast.
"I know; do you know what day it is?"
"You just told me."
"No no, the other day it is."
"Yeah, it's Halloween!"
"Isn't it great? You wanna go Trick-Or-Treating with me tonight?"
"Sure! That would be great!"
I finished breakfast, said good-bye to my family, grabbed my backpack and followed Nick out the door.
"So, what are you guys doing tonight?" I asked my group of friends at Lunch.
"I'm going Trick-Or-Treating with Nick and You!" Tanya said, taking a bit of my Nachos.
"I'm going to stay home tonight. I have to hand out candy while my parents take my little brother Trick-Or-Treating..," Kalika said, playing with her soup.
"Hey! Can I come over? My parents are boring and leaving me with my aunt and uncle, but I can ask them if I can come stay with you," Jenny asked, taking a bite of her sandwich.
"Well, I have to go Trick-Or-Treating with my cousins....," Frankie complained. I giggled and looked at my friends.
Tanya was a tall girl for her age, but was very sweet. She had soft violet eyes, short brown hair, and freckles dotted her face. She was wearing an Earth-green tee that was covered by a Jacket of the same color and dark blue jeans.
Kalika was a medium girl with soft pink hair that was always up in a messy bun. Most boys seemed to get lost in her bright pink-orange eyes. To match it all, she was wearing a pink and orange Tye-Dye shirt and pink jeans.
Jenny was short, but not to short. She had long auburn hair that was streaked with blonde. Her soft green eyes seemed to be the most noticeable thing on her face, that and the fact that she had a bit of an acne problem. She was wearing a red tee and blue bell bottoms.
And Frankie...... She was medium height with mid-back length brown hair and blue eyes. She was shy and liked to hide behind her glasses. She wore a bright blue shirt with stars on it and a blue skirt.
"C'mon Eli! Tanya's here and we're all ready!" I heard Nick call up the stairs.
"Coming!" I yelled back, putting away my make-up bag and grabbing a pillowcase. I looked at my purple and black witch outfit one more time, grabbed my broom and rushed down the stairs to my friends. I smiled at Nick and Tanya, who were a vampire and a princess, and opened to door.
"Bye mom! Bye Dad!" I yelled as Nick and Tanya walked out the door.
"Bye Eliza! Have fun!" I heard my mothers voice call from the kitchen.
"Ok, I will!" I yelled back, walking out the door and shutting it. I smiled at friends, already very hyper. I ran down the steps and towards the end of the driveway, followed by Nick and Tanya.
"Ha ha! C'mon guys! Let's go to this house!" I yelled as I crossed the street
"Hee! Comin' Eli!" Nick yelled as he followed me.
"Wait for me!" Tanya yelled, stopping at the end of the driveway to look for cars. "Oh my god! Get out of the street!!" I turned and saw a bright light headed for Nickie and I. I felt Nick try and pull me out of the way to try to dodge it, but after a few seconds of pain, I think we both went unconscious because I heard Tanya screaming our names out before I shut my eyes, knowing this time I wouldn't just go into a coma; I would die.
Whoa. Done with this part. Sorry if I'm rushing this a bit. But I didn't know how to end this part besides right here, so yea. Stay tuned.