Josh pulled his Ford Taurus into his family’s driveway as quietly as he could, it was already midnight after all and he didn’t want to wake anyone up. The gravel lining the driveway crunched loudly beneath his shoes but he didn’t see any lights turn on within the house so he guessed everyone was still asleep. He entered from the back door and headed towards the kitchen to grab a midnight snack when he heard creaking steps. Josh hurriedly put his keys on the hook and headed for the stairs in hopes of avoiding punishment.
“Well, well, well, what do we have here?” came from the stairwell.
“Nothing. Time for brats to sleep anyway,” said Josh.
“But, brother dearest, how does that fit with the facts? You’re home late and I’m all out of mercy after that brat comment,” said Josh’s sister, Rose.
“What do you want, Rose?” asked Josh. “I can’t get punished this close to Halloween and lose the chance to go out tomorrow night.”
“Nothing much — just drive me to Jessica’s house tomorrow and buy me one of the fancy cakes everyone has been talking about since they came to town.”
“Deal. Chocolate as always, right?”
“You know me too well, broski.”
“Good night, Rose, get some rest.”
“Oh, I will after I get some water.”
Josh quickly began the trudge upstairs, thinking about his day. His 5’11” or 180 cm frame filling the hallway. He quickly divested his standard outfit of jeans and a t-shirt into his laundry basket before falling asleep to the noises of creaking branches. When he woke up the next day, he was surprised to see Rose standing in his room by the door. “What are you here for?” he asked sleepily.
“Just wanted to remind you of your promise yesterday!” she exclaimed bubbly. “Don’t think you’ll get to wiggle out of it this time.”
“Yeah, yeah,” he yawned back at her. “I’ll take you over to Jessica’s around 7 PM, OK?”
“That works for me. See you then, bro.”
“Good, now get out. Some of us need our privacy in the morning.”
“If you’re talking about your morning wood, don’t worry about that. It was clearly poking out of your boxers from before we even started our conversation.”
“Get out!” he yelled. She quickly closed his door with a glimmer of mirth in her eyes and stepped away from the fuming teenager before things could escalate further. Josh sighed into his hand and started the process of actually waking up by wiping the crust from his eyes. He turned to his mirror and admired what he saw there for a little bit. His tousled brown bed-hair, bulging muscles in a tank-top shirt, and somewhat tight boxers outlining his semi-hard package. He was a fine specimen if he did say so. He quickly added some shorts to his outfit and headed downstairs to grab some breakfast.
All Hallow’s Eve left the household with lots of sweets from pancakes to french toast for the feast before him. He quickly took a stack of flapjacks and some syrup for himself before setting his plate down next to his sister. Rose took a swipe with her fork at his pancakes and came away victoriously with a forkful of delicious goodness.
“Hey! Lay off the pancakes, this is neutral territory.”
“Sorry, brother dear. Just had to try some,” she smirked back knowing he couldn’t do more while their parents were awake and nearby.
“Children, calm yourselves. There’s plenty more coming down the pipeline,” said their mother, Sarah.
“Fine, mom,” came the twin replies to her intervention.
“So, Rose, what are you and Jessica up to tonight?” asked Sarah. “Going trick or treating as the twins from The Shining again?”
“Nah, this year we’re going as something special,” she said with a hint of mischief in her eyes. “Afraid we can’t spoil the surprise just yet.”
“Can’t be that great,” came quietly from Josh’s lips.
“Just you wait, brother, we’ll get your jaw to drop all night long.”
“I doubt that,” he said more confidently.
“We’ll see about that, Josh,” she replied just as strongly.
Josh finished up his breakfast and went back to his room. He had a whole day to spend relaxing before he had to get ready for the party tonight. Deciding to spend his time playing League of Legends with some friends, he put his little sister out of mind and focused on gaming. By the time he finished up his last game, it was nearly 7 PM and he needed to prepare his costume. This year he was going as Jango Fett and he even had a cool voice changer installed that gave him the accent of the character. He was about to put his costume on when Rose came knocking at his door while holding a dress bag.
“Hey, bro, it’s almost time to head over to Jessica’s place.”
“Oh, right, I almost forgot about that. One second,” he put back his costume into its cover and hopped into some pants. He figured he could drop his little sister off first before heading to his buddy James’s place and change there. “So where is the ‘special’ costume I heard so much about?”
“I’ll show it to you later. It needs to be appreciated in full so Jessica and I promised to help each other put it on when we met up.”
“Whatever. Just take me to her place already and we can get half of our arrangement over with. Don’t think I’ve forgotten about my cake by the way!”
“Yeah, yeah, let’s get going squirt.”
Dropping his little sister off went by without much fanfare. He just wished he got to see Jessica, that hot little minx again, but he was in too much of a rush tonight. He headed over to James’s house and changed into his Jango Fett outfit. The party was going to begin in an hour, so he and James drank a few strong beers down in the meantime. Josh didn’t really appreciate the flavor of the alcohol, but he was only looking for the buzz anyway so it was of no consequence to him. After his fourth beer, people began to trickle into the house wearing outfits of all kinds. He saw pirates, cowboys, sexy witches, cute nurses, and more all dancing in the same room.
It was shaping up to be a classic Halloween party when he noticed a girl wearing something out of the ordinary. She had on a golden gown with a black masquerade mask covering a good chunk of her face. She wore blue high heels which lifted her up to a small 5’5″ or 165 cm and had gorgeous dirty-blonde hair wrapped in tresses around her head. He was struck by how beautiful her outfit was even though it didn’t really match the looks of the typical Halloween costume. Josh decided to approach her and see if she might be interested in dancing or maybe something more.
“Hey, there. Fancy a dance?” came out in a sexy New Zealand accent, courtesy of his Jango Fett voice changer.
“Depends on who’s asking,” came back a teasing reply with a lilting Southern accent.
“You can call me ‘Jango’, miss.”
“Ooh, that’s how you want to play it. Well, then call me ‘Sandra’,” she said with a quick smile and finger quotes around the name Emma.