|What's Your Biggest Fear? A Collab Story
Author: ImYourNightmare1992 PM
Daniel and Sarah become friends over some silly nightmare. What happens when the dreams turn uglier by the second, killing their friends, and soon, getting to them as well? Collab with nightmarefromthe90's.Rated: Fiction M - English - Horror/Suspense - Freddy K. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,335 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11-12-11 - Published: 07-12-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5210883
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"Daniel, can we please sit down?" Sarah begged, stopping in front of the bus shelter near the park.
"We're two blocks away from your house." Daniel responded, barely pausing to turn.
"I understand that, but I am so tired." She mumbled, yawning as she walks into the bus shelter.
Daniel turned on his heels and walked back to sit across from Sarah, the cold metal seat scared his awake for a moment. He looks at Sarah to tell her they should move on, but she had already fallen asleep. She began falling off the bench as Daniel caught her in his arms, putting her back onto the bench as he put her purse under her head and her coat over her torso.
"Oh well." Daniel mumbles, sitting down next to her and, within a minute, fell asleep as well.
A dark figure came flying up the sidewalk to the accompaniment of wheels skidding along the smooth pavement. As it passed beneath a streetlight, it came into focus; a young punk-emo woman on a dark, pointed long board. She crosses the street and starts pushing for more speed – her earphones were blaring Paramore. As she flies up the sidewalk, she abruptly ran into Daniel's arm. The impact sent her flying off her board as she landed face-first into a metal lamp post. In a haze, she stumbled backward and slipped on her board and, with a sickening smack, her head hit the pavement, a pool of blood forming under her head.
A bone-chilling laugh began echoing around the bus shelter and a nails-on-a-chalkboard sound ended the laugh, waking Daniel and Sarah.
"How long have we been asleep?" Sarah asked, rubbing the sleep from her eyes.
"Couldn't have been too long, hence it still being dark outside." Daniel replied, stretching and yawning deeply.
They got up from the cold bench and stood outside the bus shelter, waiting for something – or someone. The cars streaming by seemed odd for this time of night. Sarah yawned, watching them go by.
"Fuck! Son of a bitch!" Daniel shouts, cradling his arm to his chest as he doubled over in pain.
"What the hell happened?" Sarah asked, worry and adrenaline flooding through her.
Daniel winced as he pulled his arm away from his body. Dark purple bruises were growing up from his wrist to his mid-arm.
"How did that happen?" Sarah asked, horror in her eyes.
As if on cue, the darkly dressed woman stood up from the sidewalk, her figure a haze to Daniel and Sarah.
"Has anyone seen my board?" The woman asked, stumbling a bit.
"Looking for this, bitch?" A growl issued from nowhere.
A blurring dark streak flies out of the night is the long board, sharpened to a point, and heads for the woman, flying into her face. The force of the throw carried her through the plexi-glass glass of the shelter. The mystery woman was dead.
"Shit!" Daniel yelled, at the sight of Freddy Krueger in front of them.
"You didn't honestly believe I'd be gone forever now, did you? " Freddy chuckled, revealing his rotting spikes for teeth.
"She was an innocent bystander. Why did you kill her?" Sarah asks, pointing at the mystery woman.
"Didn't like her and skateboards are stupid." Freddy explains, clicking his blades together. "On the other hand," he raises his normal hand. "Together they do now make a lovely wall hanging."
Daniel steps forward, armor appearing from nowhere. "You horrid prick!" He shouts, swinging his blade at Freddy.
Freddy steps forward, through the metal railed fence, and under Daniel's swing. He slashes out with his bladed hand aiming for Daniels throat.
"Daniel!" Sarah shrieks.
Without warning, the ground under Freddy's feet split open for four ft. around him and his feet in a perfect circle ten ft. deep. The circle was lined with two foot long razors, blades up. The bottom scattered with spikes.
The sound of shredding flesh, as Freddy's weight pushed him along all the blades and onto the spikes, made Sarah and Daniel think of someone ripping raw chicken apart with their bare hands.
"Nicely done Sarah." Daniel mutters, looking kind of green.
"Well done bitch! But I'm not a chicken; try something less foul next time." Freddy shouts.
They looked up just in time to see him posted on top of the bus station. He tosses something at them then vanishes laughing maniacally. A rain of severed chicken heads splattered against them.
"I'm beginning to hate your sense of humor!" Daniel shouts, sprinting towards Freddy who is casually leaning against the chain link fence by the nearest baseball diamond. Daniel rushes into the full body tackle him and Freddy slides straight through the fence. Daniel crashes face first into the chain-link.
"Didn't mean to yank your chain there, Danny boy. But you can't beat me here this is my world." Freddy rasps, from the other side of the fence.
"Krueger that's bullshit!" Sarah shouts, pointing at the fence.
As she points, two bolts of lightning strike the fence and Freddy. Krueger seizing up from the first bolt grabs the fence for support a tenth of a second bolt slams into it. The shock sends Freddy flying from the fence to slam against the nearest pine tree with a sickening thud.
"Sarah when did you learn that?" Daniel queries standing stunned.
"You had your practice I had mine. The trick is to force him to keep his injuries. Picture him in your mind injured and hold that image. "Sarah explains, drifting slowly to the ground.
Freddy hobbled to his feet smoking slightly.
"If I had still had hair I might be more upset." Freddy coughs rubbing a hand over his bald head, his hat had been blasted off during his flight.
Daniel reaches into his belt pouch and pulls out two shuriken and throws them both at Krueger. Freddy deflects on and as he opens his mouth to give a retort the second one slices into his upper lip just below his nose.
"If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all." Daniel calls, shaking his finger at Freddy like an over bearing mother.
Sarah breathed in deeply looked at Freddy and clapped. The earth beneath him exploded straight upwards.
"Enjoy the ride." Sarah calls waving.
Daniel takes off sprinting to words were Freddy would come down. He gets to again and he waited. Freddy came down hard into a nearby tree. Daniel waited. Freddy fell from the tree a branch sticking through his shoulder. Daniel steps forward and slices through a vicious combo of attacks with his blade. Five consecutive hits slice through the flesh of the demon. One across the throat nearly beheaded him. The other four neatly punctured shoulders and knees severing the joints there. Freddy collapsed to the ground pouring blood from each wound. The tree branch poked up from the shoulder.
As Freddy lies on the ground, spitting blood and twitching violently, and after one last cough, movement wasn't an option for the dream demon.
"Daniel, we've done it!" Sarah shouts gleefully, running over to her best friends and hugging him tight.
She starts to pull away but pauses and looks up at Daniel. They stare at each other for a brief moment before Sarah leans up and kisses Daniel. Daniel froze and gave a confused look in his eyes. They pulled back and smiled and blushed awkwardly.
"Well, that was awkward…" Daniel stammered as he brought Sarah to lean against him.
Their happy moment ended when Sarah feels a pain on her left cheek and on her neck – on her jugular – She begins to bleed horribly. Daniel stumbles back and Freddy's hand was through his chest, his heart on Freddy's knives. Freddy is smiling on the other side as his arm pulls back through Daniel's chest.
"Looks like… I win, bitch." Freddy coughs once more, than falls to the ground, finally dead.
Sarah feels the ground move under her. She hits the floor with a thud, but stopped bleeding. She sat up and felt her neck and felt pain, but when she brought her hand to her face and there was no blood.
"I must be hallucinating, or I'm fucking dead."
"You are dead, look down at the ground." A male voice said in the distance.
Confused, Sarah looked to the ground like she was directed and saw her blood covered body and shrieked. "That is NOT funny!"
Headlights come up the street and a low purring sound, almost like an engine, came closer and closer. A DeLorean was parked in front of Sarah and a man stepped out of the car. He had wild hair, a Hawaiian shirt, khaki pants, and a lab coat with silver sunglass-looking glasses. 'Oh my God, I'm dead and so is Christopher Lloyd.' Sarah thought, giving the man a smile.
"Then why are you Doctor Emmett Brown from Back to the Future?" Sarah asked, scratching her head in confusion.
"I come back as a human form so no one can see my god form I have tried that and wound up killing the few souls that I wanted to talk to. I thought this would be for comic relief, given that you're kind of dead." Morpheus replied, chuckling a bit.
Sarah stood up, feeling quite uneasy, and crossed her arms. "Might I ask why I haven't crossed over like I should have?"
Morpheus opened the hood of the DeLorean and began tinkering with the engine. "You've out-lived the previous dream demon. You have two choices from here: First, we can let you cross over, but that means Freddy comes back to life, so to speak. Second, you can become the new dream demon. You don't kill anyone, like Krueger did, but you guide them to either life or death and leave the choice to them. A vocal response isn't needed, so when you have decided you're answer, you can just think it."
Serenity though for a long moment about the choices she was just faced with and how she would use those choices. She then thought her answer like it was the easiest choice in her life so far.
"Alright, if you're sure, there's no going back from this." Sarah nodded. "The choice is made."
The DeLorean came to life just as the hood came down to cover the engine. A bare glimpse of brown fur hands on the other side of the car. "Come along then Marty, we need to get out of here."
"I didn't see Michael J. Fox in the car." Sarah replied, putting her hands on her hips.
"Oh, this is embarrassing, but Marty is a Ewok, like from Star Wars. He was so cute, so I decided to bring him with me every time I appear to a human." Morpheus rubbed the back of his neck awkwardly.
Sarah laughed slightly as she watched Morpheus and Marty the Ewok drive off into the distance, disappearing at 88 miles an hour. She looked at her reflection in a window and saw her left side jagged and broken whilst the right side remained perfect in everyway.
"I shall be just ruler of this realm, but I will not shy away from death if necessary." She proclaimed, smiling as she disappeared into the morning mist.
-clipping from the local newspaper-
"Three teenagers were found dead at a local park in the cold hours of the morning by a jogger out with her dog. One of them was inexplicably nailed to the bus station by a long board by her head. The other two were jumbled in a pile out in the middle of the park. According to the police department those two had been playing with fireworks and wound up having one of them exploding to close to them. Injuries sustained with explosives."