"Kane? Kane!" Kane's eyes popped open in panic, sitting forward breathing hard. She was in the forest where she had found the mysterious doors. Kane's friend, Erin, was looking at her with concern. "How long have you been here?" Erin asked, helping her friend up. Sun glittered through the trees, brightening the forest all around her. Kane looked at her friend then hugged her tightly.
Kane released her then asked, "What day is it?"
Erin looked at her strangely, "it's November 1st, ya know the day after Halloween?"
"What?" Kane said, looking down at her clothes. She wore her ring-master costume liked she had been. Kane looked around in confusion, where had Halloween Town gone?
"Kane are you okay?" Erin asked, wondering why her friend was acting so strangely.
"No not really," Kane said biting on her lip. "Jack?" She called, her own voice echoing back to her.
Kane ignored her, "Jack!" She called, worried that her friend had possibly been hurt. But there was no response, only silence. Birds chirped happily overhead, wind passed through the tress ruffling the leaves. Had it perhaps been a dream?
Erin shook her friend's shoulder, awakening her from her thoughts. "Come on, let's get you to your house." Wordlessly, Kane nodded wondering if her memories of Halloween Town, Jack, and everyone else she met was just a figment of her imagination.
Kane sat alone in the dinning room of her aunt's house, silently eating a sandwich. What had happened to her? The last thing that Kane remembered was in Halloween Town square, her body bond by a razor-chain. She remembered yelling at Oogie Boogie and then there was this weird bright light. Then she woke up in the forest, Erin kneeling above her. "Maybe it was just a dream…" Kane said to herself.
Determined to find the truth, Kane stood up and readied herself for the adventure. She pulled on her ratty trainers and a pullover. She would find out the truth or else.
Kane stood in the clearing that she had been earlier and started there. She walked deep within the woods, pushing past tree limbs and anything else that blocked her way. None of this seemed familiar but Kane pushed on desperately. She would hate to find out that her new friend was just a figment of a dream.
Kane pushed her hands into her pullover pocket, the bitter fall wind freezing them. Suddenly, after pushing past a rather unwilling branch. She found herself in an empty clearing, the trees unpainted. Kane fell to her knees in defeat, tears now falling down her cheeks. The kindness of the skeleton man known as Jack was simply her mind playing tricks on her. Perhaps it was better that way, who knows. Kane, feeling quite defeated, picked herself back up and started to walk home.
Confused, Kane turned around to see Jack standing behind looking just about as confused as she did. "Jack!" Kane yelled, hugging the skeleton man tight.
She then pulled away when she heard a voice say, "Holy shit!" Standing about ten feet away was Erin, her mouth gapped open. She started to back away, "Kane?" She mumbled, her voice full of fear.
Kane ran over to Erin, holding her tight. "Jack this is Erin, Erin, Jack."
"How do you do?" Jack said with a bow.
"Skeleton," he finished politely.
"Yeah," Erin said quietly, slightly dragging the word out.
Kane looked at both of her friends, a nervous smile on her face. "Well this isn't awkward at all."
Erin and Jack became acquainted, Erin still being very weary of the skeleton man. They found the Holiday trees with each holiday cheerfully painted on each tree. "Well I think it's time I went home," Jack said.
Kane looked at him, then quickly hugged him. "Could I come and visit?"
Jack nodded, a smile on his skinless face. "Of course! I would be honored!"
Kane nodded, a smile on her face, "Sounds good." The two said goodbye and soon Jack was back in Halloween Town where he belonged. Kane smiled through her tears, happy that her new friend was real.
"Well this is going to be an odd friendship isn't it?" Erin said, a smile on her face.
And that is the end, hope you all enjoyed this epic story of eleven-year old Kane Cameron. ;3