"Hello?" answered a male voice. "Hello, I'm looking for a man named Skulduggery Pleasant." said Jack casually. "This is he." Hmm.. he has an accent, Jack thought. "Yes well how good are you at solving mystery deaths?" "I'm quite good at it actually." Irish. "Well then I have a case for you." "Well that's just dandy. Can I have the name of my employer?" Arg he wasn't thinking this through completly. What should he say? He doesn't even know if Jack Skellington was his real name in the living world anyway.
"Are you still there?" "Oh yes sorry." "No problem. Name please." "Can I meet with you privitely?" There was silence from the other side of the line. "Well, I suppose. When might I ask." "Can I meet you near the Dublin, Ireland cemetary?" "Grim place to meet. Alright fine by me." Jack grinned. "Great meet you tonight and the witching hour." "Alright, pleasure to be doing business with you. Oh, and one more thing. I need a code name for you in case someone else shows up, you know the 'word'." Jack couldn't help to laugh. "This isn't a game." "I know I'm just one of those people who likes to lighten the mood. In this case its gloomy sorry to say." "Ok then. The word is Halloween." "Halloween? Instresting choice." "Well, it decribes a bit about me." "Nice doing business with you Mr. Halloween." "Pleasure's mine." and with that Jack hung up the phone.
The next day
"Morning Jack." said the Mayor. "Good morning Mr. Mayor." "We should get started on next Halloween!" "Love to but I have some matters to attend to too today." "But we only have 364 days left till next Halloween." "I'm sure we'll find time in between. We had plenty of it the year I tried to do Christmas." "Yes but we barley made the dead line." "Don't worry Mayor. We'll be back to work tommorrow. I promise."
He knocked a few times on the long faded wooden door. "The door is open!" Jack walked inside. "Hello?" "Jack Skellington! What brings you here? As if I didn't know." said the Doctor. "I'm here to see Sally." He nodded. "She's up stairs in her room." "Thank you Doctor."
Once he was at her door, he straightened his jacket then walked in. He heard her gasp. "Jack!" she yelled holding a towel around her. "Oh! I'm sorry!" He turned around quickly and closed the door. Should have knocked first. After a few moments she opened it back up. "Jack, what brings you here so early?" "I need some advice and help." She smiled. "What of course you do. Where would you be without me?" He smiled. "Lost." "That's right." She grabbed him by the tie and pulled him in her room.
Well there's part 2 next coming soon