I'm basically only posting this on here because my friend wanted to read it, but I hope anyone else who decides to read this enjoys it! I already wrote the whole story, so if you have any suggestions, I won't be able to take them. Sorry!
Fazbear's Fright: The Horror Attraction!
"So, you're the chick applying for the security guard job?" the guy in front of me asked. Just hearing his voice made me regret my decision of applying for this job.
"Yeah, that's me," I answered, trying my best not to sound annoyed by his typical skateboarder accent. "My name is Krystal."
"Well, Krys, I'm your boss, Jake," he smiled. I gave him an agitated look when he called me 'Krys,' but he didn't seem to get the hint. He extended his hand to me.
"Nice to meet you…Jake," I sighed, hesitantly shaking his hand. This was a horrible mistake, I thought.
"So, man, why would you wanna work in a place like this?"
"My father used to work at Freddy's Pizzeria. I basically grew up in that pizzeria chain. Plus, I was looking for a job and I saw your add in the newspaper."
"Dude, that's awesome! I always liked that place. Too bad it had such a bad history…" he sighed. "Hey, at least that guy got what he deserved! Now he's rotting in jail. That or he got the electric chair…I never really heard much about him after he got caught."
"Yeah…good thing, huh…" I muttered, not wanting to think about the past of the place I used to call my second home.
An awkward silence fell between us. "Uhh…" he finally said, "You start next Monday. Don't be late, man."
"R-Right…" I nodded. What was I thinking? I asked myself as I quickly left Jake's office.
Right when I got into my car, I leaned back in my seat and stared at the car's roof. "I wonder if you're proud of me," I said to myself, directing my words towards my deceased father who I hoped was watching over me. "I miss you, Dad."
I put my keys in the ignition and started up my car. The drive home was boring and quiet since I didn't bother to turn on the radio. When I got back to my apartment, I collapsed on my couch. I guess I should take a nap. I'm pretty exhausted, I decided, shutting my eyes.
My rest didn't last that long, since it was interrupted by a knock at my door. I groaned and slowly got up to answer the door. In the doorway stood my friend Amber, who held a bag of chips and a 6-pack of Coke. "Hello hello!" she smiled, "How did it go?"
"I don't even know," I mumbled, wiping my tired eyes. I moved out of doorway and let her in. "All I know is my boss sounds like a hippy."
"That sounds like it sucks. At least he's not like our Dads' boss. Remember how they always complained about how bad he was?" she chuckled.
"Yeah," I smiled. "I guess you're right. It could be worse."
We sat on the couch and pigged out on all of the stuff Amber brought over. "What did you guys talk about?" she asked.
"Mostly just the old pizzeria…and the killer…" I mumbled.
"Oh…" she frowned, looking away.
The pizzeria chain was always a bit of a sore subject between us, seeing as how we both grew up in that place. Watching its reputation become more and more damaged was pretty painful.
"I miss that place…" she admitted.
"Maybe you should get a job at Fazbear's Fright, too. It'll be nostalgic," I smiled. "I'll go back to my boss's office tomorrow and ask if there are any jobs."
"Really? Thanks!" Her amber eye that wasn't covered in her brown hair lightened up and she smiled.
"No problem. Hey, once we start getting paid, we won't have to continue leaning on our parents' money!"
"That'll make things easier. I won't have to be as careful when spending money."
After some more pointless conversations, Amber finally left. I curled up on my leather couch and got the sleep I needed.
The next day, I went back to Jake's office and put up with his annoying voice so I could discuss Amber's job. I was able to get Amber an interview with Jake on Friday.
Before I left, Jake asked me something. "So…you said your old man used to work at Freddy's?"
"Yeah…" I answered. "What about it?"
"Could I maybe talk to him? You know, ask him a few questions about the pizzeria?"
I sighed, "That's not really possible."
"He's not alive anymore," I quietly said.
"I-It's fine. I'll see you Monday."
When I got back to my car, I sat in my seat silently, getting lost in thought. Why is it so hard to talk about Dad with anyone other than Amber? Maybe it's because she went through the same thing as me…but I was able to talk about him even before she lost her father. He died after my Dad…I wonder what happened to them...They both just went to work and never came back. No one ever even found their bodies…I snapped out of my daze and finally drove back home.
The week flew by like minutes and before I knew it, it was Monday. I arrived a half an hour early and met with Amber. "So…how was your first day?"
"Honestly, looking for relics of the pizzeria isn't as boring as I expected," she admitted.
"I hope my job isn't as bad as I'm expecting it to be," I sighed.
"I hope so, too."
"So, what did you guys find?" I asked.
"We found some guy who helped design one of the buildings. He said something about a sealed off room in the back. We're gonna check it out tomorrow."
"I better get to my office," I said, looking at my phone that read "11:55."
"Good luck! Hopefully it's easier than my Dad's was. He was always really exhausted after work. Well , see ya tomorrow!"
After Amber left, I walked to my office. I stared through the glass screen that gave me a view of the hallway until I got a phone call.
"Hey hey! Glad you came back! I promise it'll be a lot more interesting this time! You know, since just talking with me in my office isn't really all that exciting…We found some great new relics! You're friend is really good at finding those things. Good thing I hired her!" Jake said, his annoying voice blasting through the phone's speaker.
"What're you guys even doing?" I asked.
"We're tracking down a new lead! So uh…let me just update you real quick, then you can get to work. Like, the attraction opens in like a week so we had to make sure everything works and nothing catches on fire! Uh…when the place opens, people will come in at the opposite end of the building and work their way towards you, then pass you, and out the exit. Uh…you've officially become part of the attraction! You'll be starring as…the security guard! So not only will you be monitoring the people on the cameras as they pass through, you know, to make sure no one steals anything or makes out in the corner, but you'll also be a part of the show! You'll make it feel really authentic, I think," he rambled.
Oh God, kill me now, I thought as I flipped through the cameras on my tablet. There we relics from the pizzeria chain everywhere.
"Uh…now let me tell you about what's new! We got another set of drawings, always nice, and a Foxy head, which we think could be authentic, then again it might just be another crappy cosplay. And we found a desk fan, very old-school, metal though, so watch the fingers."
Oh wow! A desk fan! How exciting! That'll totally make the whole horror experience so much more intense! I sarcastically thought to myself.
"Uh, right now the place is basically just, you know, flashing lights and spooky props, but I honestly thought we'd have more by now…uh, if we don't have something really cool by next week, we may have to suit you up in a furry suit and make you walk around saying 'boo!'"
"OH HELL NO THAT IS NOT HAPPENING!" I growled.
"Hey, you asked for a job here!" Jake chuckled. "Anyways, like I said, we're trying to track down some good leads right now…uh, some guy who helped design one of the buildings said there was like, an extra room that got boarded up or something like that…so, we're gonna take a peak and see what we can find…uh, right now, just get comfortable with the new set up. You can change the security cameras over to your right with the click of that blue button. You can toggle the hall cams and the vent cams-"
"Wait, why do we have vent cameras?" I asked.
"Um, it was because there were cams in the vents of one of the old restaurants and we thought it would make the whole experience more, you know, immersive."
"As I was saying, over to your far left you can flip up your maintenance panel. You know, to reboot any systems that may go offline…heh, when trying to make the place feel vintage, we may have overdone it a bit…some of the equipment is barely functional…yeah, I wasn't joking about the fire, t-that's a real risk…uh, the most important thing you want to watch for is the ventilation. Look, this place will give you the spooks, man, and if you have the ventilations go offline, then you'll start seeing some crazy stuff, man. Keep that air blowing!"
Oh I bet you know a whole lot about seeing some crazing things. I mean, this guy has to do some kind of drugs. Just listen to him, I thought.
"Okay! Keep an eye on things and we'll try to have something new for you tomorrow night!" And with that, he hung up.
"Thank God that's over," I sighed. I checked the time on my phone. It was only 1:00A.M. I groaned. I continued flipping through the cameras and looked at what the cameras showed.
Cam 01 showed the exit in which people would leave after passing my office
Cam 02 showed a hallway with posters lining the walls and Bonnie(or what was left of him) at the end with a flashing light coming from one of his eyes.
Cam 03 was the end of the hallway that turned and went into the hallway Cam 02 showed.
Cam 04 showed the beginning of the hallway that Cam 03 showed the end of and had a Foxy head hanging from the wall with a light shining through one of the eyes.
Cam 05 showed a hallway with pizza slices on the wall and an arcade cabinet at the end.
Cam 06 showed the arcade cabinet in Cam 05.
Cam 07 showed another arcade cabinet in the same hallway Cam 06 showed.
Cam 08 showed a hallway with a Chica head with flashing lights coming from the eyes on the ground beside a pile of presents and drawings and the Marionette's head on the wall.
Cam 09 showed a shadowy hallway that had a single picture of Bonnie on the wall with the exit and a barely noticeable Freddy costume at the end.
Cam 10 showed the exit in Cam 09.
It was hard to comprehend everything I had to keep track of. That didn't even include the stupid vent cameras that I thought were completely pointless. I clicked the "Map Toggle" button and flipped through the vent cameras.
Cam 11 showed the vent connected to the hallway Cam 09 and 10 showed.
Cam 12 showed the vent connected to the hallway Cam 06 and 07 showed.
Cam 13 showed the vent connecting the hallways Cam 05 and 08 showed.
Cam 14 showed the vent connecting the hallway with the exit in Cam 09 and 10 to my office.
Cam 15 showed the vent connecting the hallway in Cam 02 and the vent Cam 14 showed.
I noticed there was an option to seal vents. I sealed the vent Cam 13 showed and the little green bar between the two hallways turned red. I clicked the "Map Toggle" button again and flipped through the cameras. I also noticed the button above the "Map Toggle" button that read "Play Audio." I clicked it and the familiar laugh of Balloon Boy blasted through the speakers.
"There's so much to keep track of! How does he expect me to do this?" I grumbled to myself. I wasn't even paying attention to the time until I heard my phone alarm go off. The sound of a clock going off and children cheering played, which signified the end of my shift.
I got up and traded placed with the daytime security guard. I almost fell asleep driving home. I guess I'll have to start sleeping during the day, I decided. I collapsed on my bed when I got home and was about to fall asleep, but a noise coming from my computer stopped me.
"What now?" I mumbled, getting up and sitting at my desk. I'd received an email from someone with no name. The only content in the email was a file named "mini game." I hesitantly clicked it and I was instantly brought to a game you'd play in an arcade cabinet when I was growing up.
It showed Chica and Bonnie standing on the stage and Freddy in front of the stage with "WASD" above him. I used those keys to move around. I moved to the room south and noticed a dark purple version of Freddy moving around with the text "follow me" in the bottom left corner. I followed him and he led me to a room with a boarded up wall to the right and another room to the north and the south. The purple Freddy went to the room to the north when I tried following him, red text appeared saying "ERROR" and I couldn't enter the room. When I started to leave though, I was attacked by a purple man and he took Freddy apart as a loud noise screeched through my computer speakers.
I jumped in shock. "What the hell?" I gasped. "W-What just happened?" The game closed on its own and I was left wondering what I'd just witnessed. Who was that purple guy? I thought. "M-Maybe it was just Jake screwing with me…I'll ask him before my shift…"
I yawned and laid back down, but I couldn't get much sleep since I was still in shock from what I'd just played.
I hope you enjoyed the first chapter! Thank you for reading!