The rose and the skull.

Author's note.

Okay, I will try to update regularly, but I'm going into the 8th grade, and will have a ton more homework than before. Also there's the fact that if I don't get a certain number of reviews, I will kill the story completely.

Summary: When Jack's son falls in love with a human girl, things begin to turn upside-down. A creature in the night begins to disrupt life in Halloweentown, and it does not look like anybody will be able to do anything about it, except the pumpkin prince of Halloween.

(Jack's POV)

17 years ago.

"It's a boy!" was all I could hear. I decided on a name long before this moment, so I kissed my new heir on the head, and said, "Arazaiel"

(Present day, Arazaiel's POV)

"I'm off! I yelled, and bolted out of the house before my Dad could say anything to me. We both look alike, both of us are tall, we're both skeletons, and he's the all-famous Pumpkin king; I'm the pumpkin prince. Yet we are absolutely NOTHING ALIKE AT ALL! I don't get it why he won't let me go into that odd forest by the cemetery, or Lock, Shock, and Barrel's old, run-down clubhouse. The worst part is, that he sics my little sister on me, where I have to drag her along everywhere, ON PURPOSE!

I quickly flipped a coin into the street band by my house's upturned hat.

Boys and girls of every age
wouldn't you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbor's gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween

The music had a haunting melody, and so I decided to scare somebody before school. "Let's see, there's wolf boy, the corpses, the mummy guy, and lizard-girl." Sneaking up behind the lizard-girl, I put out my head, holding it like it was a piece of food. "Excuse me, miss, would you like some fresh head cheese?" She turned around, seeing that there was no head on the body, she screamed, and ran to the forest. I chuckled madly. "HAHAHAHAHAHEEE!" Then I raced off to school.