|Lock and Key
Author: Cerulean Pen PM
Bonnie brings home a broken porcelain doll, who seems to have a secret past. She won't talk to anybody, but just one cowboy…Woody/OC, Buzz/JessieRated: Fiction K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Woody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,317 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 02-06-11 - Published: 11-15-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6480751
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Lock and Key
Summary: Bonnie brings home a broken porcelain doll, who seems to have a secret past. She won't talk to anybody, but just one cowboy…Woody/OC, Buzz/Jessie
English Friendship/Hurt/Comfort Rated: K+ Chapters: Words: Woody
The Arrival of April
Hi everyone, this is my first Woody/OC fan fiction, and I don't know how it'll go. Usually, I prefer to put Woody and Dolly together, but, for this story, they're just close friends.
Time Frame: Exactly six months since Toy Story 3
Bonnie's Age: Four years old, about to turn five
"Look out for the witch; she's using her scary powers!" Bonnie screamed, lifting up the purple pony tailed, orange clad rag doll. "She's coming down to destroy the spaceship!"
Buzz, a purple and green, large space action figure, was standing inside of a cardboard box, with tinfoil wings on the sides to pass off as a spaceship. The doll, respectively named Dolly, swooped down, only to be stopped by a brown haired cowboy doll-Woody.
"They're defeating the witch!" she cried triumphantly, adding a redhead cowgirl into the mix, Jessie, and the three won against the doll. "Yay! Buzz, Woody, and Jessie have saved the day again!"
Bonnie's mother, Eve, walked in, in her Sunnyside daycare uniform. "Sweetie, it's time for breakfast," she told her daughter, leading her out of her color-splashed bedroom.
"Okay. Be good and have fun while I'm at school!" Bonnie exclaimed, waving at the toys, flopped down in their post-playing positions.
The second the door closed, the toys sat up on their own. With Bonnie at school, they had time to themselves, doing whatever activity each preferred. Every once in awhile, Jessie would turn to the Spanish station on the radio, just to have a little dancing fun with Buzz. Trixie and Rex played computer games, working as a team to complete the silliest of trials. Hamm and Mr. Prickle Pants liked to research more plays for them to perform. Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead, the Peas, Chuckles, Tortoro, and Buttercup liked to spend time with each other. (Especially the Peas, whom, like the three alien men, had become like children to the married spuds.)
Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and Dolly spent their hours without an owner just talking or searching the depths of Bonnie's cluttered room. They often came back with different accessories and parts, which had been long forgotten under the child's bed.
Today, they chose talking, and settled in a lopsided circle on one of her pillows. Over time, Buzz and Jessie had become even closer, to the point where most humans would "go out" on dates. But, being inhuman toys, she simply gave sly hints, just to make him blush.
Woody and Dolly were a different story. Though they were very well acquainted for two who had only been living together for six months, nothing went on between them. They were very good friends though: Woody was always there to help her sew a button back on her dress, while Dolly was willing to search for his hat when it went missing.
"Okay, first thing's first: Bonnie's birthday is approaching, which means that she'll be turning five," Woody announced, remembering his last eventful birthday party. Andy had been turning seven, and had received Buzz…boy, had he been a jerk to him back then! Now, he was determined to not freak out about any new toys. "Which means that she might be getting some new toys, but, let's be sure to keep our heads here."
"I don't see you as the jealous type," joked Buzz, who still had clear memory of when Andy had received him. "You? Envious of a new toy?"
Woody decided to be easy-going about it, and laughed with the two dolls. "Very funny Buzz, I promise to be good-hearted this year. I want everything for Bonnie to go perfectly, she's turning five after all."
Dolly put one of her felt hands on his shoulder, her googly eyes concerned. "You're not worried about her growing up, are you?" she asked seriously, the same twinge of anxiety inside of her as every birthday that came around.
He hesitated, weighing his emotions, not wanting to lie to her about it. "Maybe a little bit…but she's still five, we have miles to go until the road ends."
That afternoon, the toys caught sight of the digital clock, and resumed their original positions, putting their regular smiles on their faces.
Minutes after they had, Bonnie burst through the doors, an excited expression on her face. She put down her colorful backpack, grabbing her clay bead necklace and green cape. "Hi everyone, I've got a surprise for you!"
Withdrawn from the backpack was the most beautiful doll Woody had seen since Bo. Her skin was literally snow white, so translucent, it seemed like he could see through it. Her eyes were violet, framed by delicate lashes, while she had long wavy chestnut curls. She wore a modest dress of purple, trimmed with a little gold, dainty lavender shoes on her tiny feet.
"Her name is April," Bonnie explained, carefully standing her next to Jessie, making them shake hands. "She's a good girl, and likes to help Woody and Buzz from the evil witch!" She took hold of Dolly, waving her menacingly in front of the Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and April. "Speaking of, here's the witch!"
She made Dolly chase the four all around the room, until she hid in the wicker toy chest. "Now, we need to come up with a plan," Bonnie started, "all we have to do is send her on a spaceship out of this world!"
They tumbled out of the toy chest, cornering Dolly into the cardboard spaceship. She picked it up, making rocket noises as she launched it, jumping on the bed. "Great work, team!"
Night fell as it usually did, with Bonnie being tucked in by her mother, the toys laying next to her, the soft glow of the nightlight in the corner.
The first thing Woody did as soon as he confirmed the toddler was asleep was sit up, looking around for April. He saw her sitting by the nightlight, her face illuminated by the yellowish glow. He carefully climbed off the bed, approaching her carefully, sitting next to her. "Hey there, my name is Woody."
She looked up at him, sadness etched on her porcelain constructed face. She looked just like a tender flower, with one touch, he could destroy it. "April," she introduced softly, in a voice that reminded him of flutes from the classical station on the radio.
Woody was about to say something, when he caught sight of her neck and shoulder. A long crack ran down, ruggedly patched with Scotch tape, looking very painful. April saw him wince slightly at her injury, turning her gaze back to the nightlight. "It's okay. I got that about two years ago, it only hurts time to time."
There was a creak behind them, and Woody turned around to see Buzz and Jessie creeping up behind them, curious of their conversation. When he turned back to introduce April to them, he was shocked.
She was gone.
Agh, that was way too short. I really hope you liked it, I've been working on Toy Story for awhile, but this is the first published chapter. Please review, more will be coming!