Sᴇᴄʀᴇᴛs ᴏғ Sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ Hᴇɪɢʜᴛs
Friday, October 31st. 9:00PM
Chilly, with a slight eerie fog. Perfect for the occasion.
Halloween night had came in full force in the small town of Sterling Heights. Kids ran around crazy collecting candy from lit up houses, teens caused trouble, and even adults got in on the fun- finding solace in “parties” where people got drunk and talked about the monotony of their work day. Bernadette Blackwell found herself outside walking towards Ron’s house for what would be ultimately the best party of that month. Without a driver's license nor a ride from her parents, Bernie had wanted to show a bit of independence and walk there herself.
She regretted this situation almost instantly.
The girl clung to herself as she walked up the sidewalk, arms wrapped tightly to her poor excuse for a costume. Something very cheap and basic, Bernie adorned herself in a black blouse, and some black short shorts, and a pair of black fall boots that rested just above her ankles. A pair of cat ears sat upon her head, also very basic and cheap representation of the night. It seemed however fairly appropriate for a night that was just going to be spent with her closest friends.
Ronald had been nice to enough to host tonight. It would just be the ten friends together, and they probably would spend the night watching movies and just gossiping about things that were going on in the town. Reaching the door finally, the girl knocked on the door with three loud knocks and two impatient presses of the doorbell.
Bernie had came earlier to help Ron set up as she had promised a week ago. Although she had came about a half hour later than originally said, she had at least arrived at all, which she thought he should he should be thankful for.
Ronald had passed out the last piece of candy for the night as he turned the porch light off and walked back inside of his home, closing the door behind him. He almost had everything set up for the Halloween party that he was hosting in the basement and some of his closest and their closest friends were invited but he wanted to keep the number of people down to a minimum. Ronald quirked a brow up after looking down at his watch and wondered where the hell Bernadette was since she did offer to help set up.
He wouldn’t have been mad at her or anything but if she wanted to back out of not helping, she could’ve said to him. He would’ve been all right either way though. Ronald did have on a venom costume earlier since it was seemingly the most popular one for the time being but now, he had dressed in a party outfit like he was going out tonight. This felt a little bit more appropriate for him though, just in case he was going to get lucky tonight.
He had set out some chips, dip, finger sandwiches, beer and a mixture of other alcoholic beverages along with an assortment of candy, of course. Ronald had pointed at everything and said check inside of his mind while he was really getting worried about Bernadette now. He had pulled out his phone to send her a text but decided to send Arabella one first since she did not make it quite clear if she was coming to the Halloween party or not. ‘She better come.’ Ronald thought to himself with a stiff chuckle.
”Hurry up Ron, I’m freezing!” she yelled through the door, hoping that her friend was somewhat nearby so she could get out of the cold. This however wasn’t a time for patience as Bernadette began to pound on the door once more, ”Ronald Miguel Callowaaaaaaaay!” her loud voice called as her head fell back in distraught, it hadn’t been a minute yet since the first knock.
Once he sent the message, a familiar voice shouted out and of course, it had to be Bernadette. He had half a mind to leave her out there until she freezes to death. The thought made him chuckle a little bit before he climbed up the stairs and toward the door, removing the curtain to look through it. “Oh, you want to come in?” He had to tease her a little bit and smiled brightly while doing so. Ronald had dropped the curtain now and unlocked the door, opening it to let Bernadette come in. “Now you show up. I was getting worried about you.” He had mentioned, closing the door once she was inside. “I think I got everything set up but just check to make sure, please.” With that, he had went back by her side.
Bernie pouted but had to laugh, ”I’m sorry!” she cooed, as she took off her boots at the front door, revealing some warmer socks underneath. She made her way downstairs and admired the work Ron had already done. Nodding over at him, ”Everything looks great, I hope they all show up.” she added in, pulling out her cell phone to see if anyone had messaged her about canceling.
Hearing that everything looks good made him gleam up a little bit. He shrugged his shoulders and muttered a rather arrogant reply toward her. ”Well, you know how I do.” He had laughed and nudged her gently before he nodded his head at her last remark. ”Agree. They all better or when we get to school. I’ll have to bash some heads in.” Ronald muttered while his fist met the palm of his hand. He was only joking, of course and Bernadette would know that quite well.
Soon their other friends would arrive and the fun would begin.