|Norman and Melinda
Author: VickyT36 PM
Norman Babcock thought he was the only one who could see dead people, turns out a girl named Melinda Gorden can see them too. Can to the two work together and save their town from a witch's curse? NormanXOCRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Norman B. - Chapters: 15 - Words: 65,617 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 04-14-13 - Published: 12-28-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8844172
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Norman and Melinda
Hi everyone, It's VickyT36 here with a paranorman fanfic, re-uploaded enjoy
Chapter 1: Norman Babcock
One evening in the town of Blithe Hollow, Massachusetts in the Babcock household 11-year-old Norman Babcock was watching a zombie movie with his Grandma.
"So what's happening?" she asked. "The zombie just ate her head, Grandma." said Norman popping popcorn in his mouth. "Well that's not very nice. They should talk about their problems. Not to mention he'll spoil his dinner." said Grandma.
"Norman, I thought I told you to take out the trash. It's stinking up the whole house." called Perry Babcock, his dad. "Coming, Dad." said Norman.
"Tell him to turn up the heat. My feet are ice-cold." said Grandma. Norman walked into the kitchen where his dad was changing a light bulb, and his mom was watching the dishes.
"So what are you watching, sweetie?" asked Sandra, his mom. "Sex and violence." answered Norman. "Oh, well that's nice." she said. "(Groans), can't you be like other kids your age, and play in the backyard or something?" asked Perry.
"Perry." said Sandra. "I thought you said kids my age were too busy shoplifting and joyriding." said Norman hauling the trash out of the trash can. While he was walking towards the door, his older sister, Courtney came in talking on her pink rhinestone studded cell phone.
"Yeah, I couldn't believe that he said no. Eww, Norman watch where you're going." said Courtney, when Norman accidentally brushed the garbage against her.
"Courtney, be nice." said Sandra. Courtney plopped down on the kitchen couch and continued to talk on her cell phone. Norman came in, and stood in the door, hesitating to tell his dad Grandma's request.
Because his Grandmother was dead, and he could see her ghost as well as other ghosts, but his family didn't believe him. "Uh, Dad, Grandma wants you to turn up the heat, her feet are ice-cold." said Norman.
Perry fell off the stool. "Now, Perry..." said Sandra. "Norman, we've been through this a million times. Your grandmother is dead." said Perry. "I know that." said Norman.
"Then why do you keep talking to her?" he asked. "Because she talks to me." answered Norman. "You are such a liar." said Courtney, placing her arm on Perry's shoulder.
"I'm not lying, she talks to me all the time." said Norman. "Oh yeah, prove it." said Courtney. Norman gave a clever look, and said. "She says it's not very ladylike to keep a picture of the high school quarterback with his shirt off in your underwear drawer."
Courtney gave a shocked look. "You little creep, you've been snooping through my privacy." she said. "But I haven't." said Norman. "Arrg, you are so annoying." said Courtney, leaving the room.
"Now Norman I know you and Grandma were very close. But she's in a better place now." said Sandra. "No she's not she's in the living room." said Norman.
Then his parents got into an argument about each other's family. Norman slipped up to his room, and started playing with his zombie action figures.
Then he walked over to the door, and listened to the argument. "Norman's not going to end up like that uncle of yours." said Perry. "Come on, I bet he doesn't even know what Norman looks like." said Sandra.
Norman then sat on his bed. "It's hard to live in a family that doesn't understand you." he said to himself.
Well that's chapter 1, please review.
Chapter 2: Melinda Gordon
Meanwhile while all that was happening, across town at Blithe Hollow Mental Facility, an 11-year-old girl patient named Melinda Gordon was playing with her zombie action figures.
Suddenly she felt a tap on her shoulder. She turned around to see the ghost of her grandfather. "Hi, Grandpa." she said. "How's my little Linda?" he asked. Melinda smiled, she liked it when he called by the nickname he'd given her when he was alive.
"I was just playing with my action figures." she answered. Just then Melinda's doctor, Dr. Talbot came in. "Hello, Melinda. What are you up to?" he asked
"I was just talking to Grandpa." said Melinda. Dr. Talbot looked up and of course saw nothing. "Yes, well your parents are out on the patio waiting to see you." he said.
"Mom and Dad, did you hear that Grandpa, Mom and Dad are here." said Melinda happily, running out of the room. "Say hi to them for me." said Grandpa.
When Melinda got outside she saw her parents waving to her. "Hi Mom, hi Dad." she said hugging them. "Hello, sweetie." said Belinda, her mom. "How you doing kiddo?" asked Ryan, her dad.
"Fine, and Grandpa says hi." said Melinda. Her parents looked at each other. The reason Melinda was in a mental facility was because of her ability. Her parents thought she was doing that because she was mentally ill, and sent her to stay in the facility until they found out the problem, and Melinda actually thought she was mentally ill.
"So what have you been up to?" asked Ryan. "Well I saw a new zombie movie, talked with Grandpa, met some hippies, and played with the facility's old dog." explained Melinda.
"Well that's nice." said Belinda. Soon it was almost time for Melinda to go to sleep, so she was sent to her room. Soon after her parents gave her hugs and kisses goodbye Dr. Talbot came in with a clipboard.
"We got your CAT SCAN back, Melinda want to see?" he asked. "Yeah." said Melinda. The doctor handed her the x-ray and Melinda was amazed by it. When Dr. Talbot left he talked to her parents, and Melinda listened in the conversation.
"Well?" asked Ryan. "Well we've observed the x-ray, but we still can't find anything out of the ordinary." said Dr. Talbot. Melinda sat on her bed looking sad. "Why the frown, Linda?" asked Grandpa.
"Dr. Talbot still doesn't know what's wrong with me. And Mom and Dad are worried." said Melinda. "Hang in there sweetie." he said. Melinda got into bed, and her grandpa pulled the covers over her, and stroked her hair, and she fell asleep.
Well that's chapter 2, please review. Oh and here's a tip, the faster your review the faster the chapters will come ;) Oh, and another Melinda Gordon is a character from the show Ghost Whisperer, and I don't own that.
Chapter 3: Arranging the meet
While Norman and Melinda went to sleep out in the woods, in an old wooden house, a crazy older man was looking at pictures of Norman and Melinda.
"These two have to meet, it's the only way." he rasped. This man was Mr. Prenderghast, and Norman's uncle who his family wanted him to stay away from.
Prenderghast could also see dead people, and he was just about at the end of his line. He swallowed some blue prescription pills, and continued to look at the pictures.
There were pictures of Norman with his grandma, family, when he was younger, and when he talked to ghosts. And there were pictures of Melinda with her grandpa, family, when she was younger, at the facility, and with her doctor.
"There must be a way to get them to meet and like each other. It's the only way to save the town from the curse." said Mr. Prenderghast. Just then he had an idea.
"I know Melinda can't leave the facility, and I know his family won't send him to a mental facility. So I'll be sure that his class has a little field trip tomorrow." he said.
He quickly went to his phone and called the mental facility. "Hello, Blithe Hollow Mental Facility. How can I help you?" asked a receptionist. "Hello, this is Mr. Pren, from Blithe Hollow Middle School, the principal told me to call you and organize a field trip to see the facility, and meet some of the not so dangerous patients." said Mr. Prenderghast.
"Oh, that sounds great for the students at the middle school, how does tomorrow sound?" asked the receptionist. "Perfect, see you then." he said.
Then he called the school, and pretended to be the receptionist calling to invite the class to the facility. And it was settled. "Now then, everything will go great. Those two will meet, I let them get to know each other, confront them, then they stop the curse." said Mr. Prenderghast.
"Besides after the curse is stopped. They'll probably be couple, those two were made for each other." he said.
Chapter 3's done, please review.
Chapter 4: Another Ghost Whisperer
The next day Norman was on the school bus riding to the mental facility. "I still don't know why we're going to the mental facility for a field trip." said Salma, the brainy kid of the school.
"Well, it beats sitting in class all day." said Neil Downe, a chubby eccentric boy. Norman just sat in his seat by himself just waiting for the bus to stop. Suddenly, he felt something hit him on the back of his head.
He rubbed the back of his head, when he look down he saw a paper ball on the floor. He picked it up, and opened it. It said "Freak". Suddenly he heard laughing. He turned around to the school bully Alvin and his two friends, Reggie and Nick.
"Nice catch, freak." said Alvin. "What are you trying to tell me, Alvin?" asked Norman. "You better be careful while we're at the mental facility. They just might think you're sick and lock you in." said Nick. Then they all started laughing.
Neil saw what they did to Norman, so he decided to cheer him up. He opened his lunch box, and got out a fruit punch juice box, and threw it into Norman's lap.
Norman picked up the juice box, and looked at Neil. Neil smiled at him. Norman was very shy, but he didn't want to seem rude, so he smiled and drank the juice box.
"All right, people listen up." said the chaperone, Miss Henscher. "Now when we get to the mental facility I expect you all to be well-behaved." she said looking at Alvin's gang.
"And be nice towards the patients." she finished. Finally the bus came to a stop, and they were greeted by Dr. Talbot. "Hello, everyone I'm Dr. Lawrence Talbot. The head doctor here." he said.
He showed them the labs, rooms, and x-ray room. "Any questions?" he asked. "Yeah, hey doc you think you could put Norman in here?" asked Alvin. "Why, what's wrong with him?" asked Dr. Talbot.
"He can see "ghosts"." said Alvin doing the quotation mark sign with his fingers. Everyone laughed except Norman, Neil, and Salma. "Really, we have a patient here who can do that." said Dr. Talbot.
Everyone stopped laughing and looked up. Norman especially looked up in surprise. "All right everyone, let's go see the visitors' patio." said Miss Henscher.
Everyone followed, but Norman went to the doctor. "Dr. Talbot, about that patient you said who could see ghosts. Could I possibly meet him?" he asked. "Of course you can. But he is a she." said Dr. Talbot.
Well that's chapter 4, please review, and please give me your questions, comments, and concerns.
Chapter 5: Norman meets Melinda
As Dr. Talbot showed Norman to Melinda's room. "I'm sure she'll be happy to meet you, Norman." said Dr. Talbot. He knocked on the door. "Come in." said Melinda.
Dr. Talbot opened the door. "Melinda, there's someone who'd like to meet you." he said. Melinda came out from behind the curtain, and stood with her hands behind her back.
Norman couldn't believe his eyes. Melinda looked like a girl version of him. She had long brown hair as dark as his and went down to her back. She wore a dress that was exactly the same as his shirt. And she had deep bright emerald-green eyes.
To Norman, Melinda was maybe the most beautiful person he's ever seen. "This is Norman. He's here on a field trip with his class, and I hope you don't mind I told him about your...ability, and he wanted to meet you." said Dr. Talbot. "Really?" asked Melinda.
"Y-y-yeah." said Norman rubbing the back of his head. "Well I'll let you two get to know each other." said Dr. Talbot opening the door. "And absolutely no "funny" business." he said before leaving.
"Hi Norman, it's very nice to meet you." said Melinda offering her hand to him. "Yeah, i-it's nice to meet you to, M-Melinda." said Norman slowly taking Melinda's hand and shaking it.
Then the two started to talk. "So why'd you want to meet me?" asked Melinda. "Well, I heard you could see ghosts. And I wanted to meet you because, I can see them too." explained.
"Really, are you sick too?" asked Melinda. "What?" asked Norman. "Well I can only see ghosts because I'm mentally ill, that's why I'm here. And when they find out what's wrong with me, I can go home." she explained.
"Uh, right, you see I'm not sick or anything I just see them." said Norman. "It must be hard, being around people who don't understand you." said Melinda. "It's rough. But I can handle it." said Norman.
When the kids came back, Alvin, Nick, and Reggie heard Norman talking with Melinda, and they listened through the door. "So I really got to get back to my class." said Norman.
"Okay, will you come back and see me again?" asked Melinda. "Yeah, I'll come back after school." said Norman. When they heard him coming, they quickly ran off. When Norman open the door and came out and shut it.
He quickly fell back on it, and put his hand over his chest. "Why are my hands sweaty, and why is my heart beating fast?" he asked himself.
Well that's chapter 5, leave reviews, questions, comments, and concerns, thank you :)
Chapter 6: Good friends
A few days went by, and Norman and Melinda soon became very good friends. Norman visited her at the facility, everyday and they talked more about their gifts, and Melinda introduced him to her grandfather.
One day, while Norman was at school, Dr. Talbot had made arrangements for Melinda to go there, under the supervision of him. "All right, Melinda, time to go." said Dr. Talbot.
"Coming." said Melinda, she grabbed her backpack, put on her shoes, and walked out to the ambulance, which is how Melinda would be getting to and from there.
While Melinda was on her way, Norman was in the auditorium rehearsing his school's play about the witch's curse.
While Salma was complaining about her costume, Norman couldn't get Melinda out of his head. "Why can't I stop thinking about her?" he asked in his mind.
Suddenly his vision of Melinda was replaced by his surroundings turning into something else. He looked at Alvin's gang, and before his very eyes they changed into adults who looked like they were from the 1700s.
"Norman." said Miss Henscher. "Wha, oh sorry, Miss Henscher." said Norman. A few of the kids snickered at him. "Excuse me, Miss Henscher?" asked Dr. Talbot.
"Yes?" she asked. "Would you mind if they had a small audience?" asked Dr. Talbot. "Of coarse, not." she said. "Come on in, Melinda." said Dr. Talbot.
Melinda skipped in, and plopped down into a seat. When she saw Norman she waved to him and smiled. Norman gave a nervous smile, and waved back a little.
"All right from the top." said Miss Henscher. As the play went on, Norman felt his stomach turn, his heart started beating, and he started to get really sweaty.
"I-it w-was soon discovered t-that a w-witch was a-among them." Norman stuttered. A few students laughed at his stuttering. Soon, the class took a few minutes break.
Norman went down to Melinda and Melinda went up to Norman. Then the two started talking, which most of the students were shocked to see.
Then Alvin decided to do something about it. "And so you just had like a vision?" asked Melinda. "I know it's weird." said Norman. "Now that you mention it, I had a strange vision in the hallway." said Melinda.
But just when Melinda finished Alvin made his move. "Hey, Melinda what's a pretty girl like you doing hanging out with a freak like Norman." said Alvin shoving Norman away from Melinda.
Melinda scowled she may not have been to school in a while, but she knew a bully when she saw one. "Norman, not a freak. And even if he was I like this freak." said Melinda strongly.
Then the last bell rang, and Melinda and Norman walked out together, leaving everyone inside with surprised looks on their faces.
That's chapter 6, please review
Chapter 7: Mr. Prenderghast's Warning
After school was out, Dr. Talbot let Melinda take a walk with Norman. "You know Norman ever since I met you I don't feel quite so alone, anymore." said Melinda.
"I feel the same way to Melinda." said Norman. They were walking past the Blithe Hollow Witch statue, when they heard a psst. "Who was that?" asked Melinda.
Then Mr. Prenderghast poked his head out from behind the statue. "You two know who I am?" he asked. "I've seen you around the facility." said Melinda. "And I know you, but I'm not supposed to talk you." said Norman backing away.
"You know why, because I can see ghosts. Just like the two of you." he said. "You can?" asked Melinda. "I bet no one's told you guys about the witch's curse." said Mr. Prenderghast.
"Well we're learning about it in school." said Norman. "Well listen you two the curse is real, and you two have use your..." Suddenly Mr. Prenderghast started to wheeze, then he quickly ran off.
"What do you think that was all about?" asked Melinda. "I don't know, people do say he's crazy. And anyway, Melinda I told Dr. Talbot I'd have you back soon. But I wanted to give you this." said Norman.
He held out string that had a toy zombie head on it. "What's this?" asked Melinda. "Well, the head was part of one of my favorite zombie action figures. But the head popped off, and I though it'd be a good for a necklace.
"Really?" asked Melinda. "You it's just a little gift to say thanks for being my friend." said Norman. "Oh, Norman thank you, I'll treasure it always." said Melinda, she put it on, and hugged him.
At first Norman was surprised by the hug, but slowly hugged her back. "Thanks for being my friend too." she said quietly.
Well that's chapter 7, sorry if it's short, please review