Skulduggery stood there for a moment then asked, "Wouldn't you have to be dead for me to investigate our death?" Jack nodded, "I can't take this off because I'm in public." "But it's in the middle of the night." Jack hesitated then slowly began to remove the items blocking his face.
"So you weren't lieing to me." Skulduggery said taken aback. "I've been dead for almost 10 years." Jack said, "And it never occured to me until a few days ago that I don't know how I got here. Well not here
I mean I'm from a place called Halloween Town." "Halloween Town?" "Yes." Skulduggery sighed.
"Now that I told you who I am, why don't you take off those sunglasses." Skulduggery was as still as a statue. Unmoving till he nodded slightly. "Very well. And let me just say this right now. I know where you
live, too." Skulduggery reached behind his head and began unraveling the scarf around his neck and pulled off the sunglasses.
"Wow." said Jack, "That's not what I exspected." "I'm full of surprises." "Well then, there is absolulty no reason why we shouldn't keep our mouths shut." Jack grinned. "Yes," Skulduggery agreed. A moment of silence passed. "So ," started Skulduggery, "What is the earliest thing you can remember?" Jack thought for a moment. "Well... waking up in the forest. Well I mean in the ground in the forest. You see I think I was buried and had dug myself out. I soon ended up finding the iron gates to Halloween Town."
"Buried... I see." Skulduggery had his hands in his pockets. "If you don't mind me asking," said Jack, " How come your not in Halloween Town?" Skulduggery laughed. "I don't think everyone who dies and comes back goes to Halloween Town. I mean ghosts haunt the living all the time but they still live in respectable homes and what not." "Then what happened to you?" Skulduggery paused before he began, "Well, I was in a war. A secret war unknown to the outside world. I was a general and I had went up against the enemy's right hand man. Before I realized I had fallen into a trap, it was already sprung."
"So I died. The 23rd of October when my heart stopped beating. The enemy had burned my body for all to see. They did that with all the generals they had killed. Well my soul never crossed over. It lingered there watching the war progress. That's when our side started losing. When I couldn't bare to watch it any more I came back." "Just came back?" "Yep and quite painfully too." "I'm sorry." "Don't be. I've never felt so alive. Well techniclly I'm not but you get the idea."
Jack looked back at his watch. "Everyone will be getting up soon." Skulduggery took out his gold watch to see for himself. "Ah yes it is. Well Jack Skellington, I will get to your case as soon as I pick my partner up before school." "You have a child as your partner." "Oh you'd be surprised. She's wise beyond her years." "Will you be needing my assistance?" "Oh yes very much so." "Fine I'll meet you here then." "At around 9 am please." "Should I be prepared?" "Mr. Skellington, you should always be prepared."
Ah when bones clash!
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