Jack Skellington doesn't understand his undead process. Was he murdered? Was he suicidal? He needs to know.
"Hmm...." Jack flipped through the orange pages and ran his boney fingers down the list, "Skulduggery Pleasant the detective."
"Great Halloween everyone!" exclaimed Jack. "Thanks to you Jack as always." said the Mayor. "Well, no problem at all." "Jack! Jack!" he turned to see the most beautiful woman running to him. He held out his arms and caught Sally by the waist. She laughed while he set her back on her feet.
She smiled. "Jack, you did wonderful tonight." He smiled her favorite crooked smile. "You look
wonderful tonight." She blushed. Then someone tapped on his shoulder. "Excuse me." Jack looked over his shoulder to see a girl no older then 12 years old. "Yes ma'am?" Jack bent down to her level. "I'm starting Halloween Towns first ever newspaper." "That's splendid." "It's called the 'Halloween Cob' and I'm doing a story about you and your spectacular accomplishments." She took out a black ink quil. "Can I ask you a few questions?" she asked. "Of Course you can." Jack reached behind him to grab hold of Sallys hand.
"Ok. Question one. What's your favorite holiday?" "Halloween." "What else would it be?"said Sally. "Well, " started the girl, "the public seems to see you as tied with christmas and holloween. Had to make sure." "Oh." "Question two. What were you like before you died?" Jack opened his mouth to reply but it occured to him. He didn't know. The girl waited quietly. "Jack?" said Sally. "I just remembered I have something important to do." Said Jack suddenly. "Oh." He bent down to her once more. "Stop by my house sometime tommorrow and we'll finish this interview ok?" "Ok Mr. Skellington." He nodded and she walked away.
"What was that?" asked Sally. "Was what?" "That. You blew her off. Is something bothering you." He couldn't lie to her. "Well yes something is bothering me. I don't know who I am." Sally put her hand to his jaw. "I'm sure there are lots of people in the same position." "But I want to know." He cupped her face in his hands and kissed her. "I'll see you tommorrw ok Sally." She nodded and gave him a hug. "Don't over think this Jack. Promise me." "I promise."
Later that night
Jack grabbed the phone book and settled himself into his bed. What was he speficly looking for? He opened the book and started to read. "Hmm...." Jack flipped through the orange pages and ran his boney fingers down the list, "Skulduggery Pleasant the detective." His decription looked innocent enough and living no doubt. He picked up the phone at his bedside table and dailed the number listed.
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