Author's Note: I know you've been waiting for a while for this. It's another Halloween fic! This has nothing to do with my first three stories. But it has an Erin/Michael pairing. So enjoy!

Rated: M for Mature Adult Content

Genres: Horror/Friendship/Romance/Violence/Strong Language

Title: Halloween: The Beginning

Summary: Two nine year olds are unaware of the changes they're about to face. Can Dr. Loomis keep one safe and the other locked up? Or will Halloween be another night of terror? Read and Review!

Chapter One: Don't Fear the Reaper

The Parker household was the fourth house just before the curb where the bus stop was. It was a beautiful mint green house, with a white trim. The yard was surrounded by a white picket fence. Ellen Parker sat on her knees digging new holes to plant her flowers. It was October after all but she felt that maybe these ones would hold up better than last years. Red and Orange leaves had blown into the garden over night, which made it difficult for her to dig, as the leaves were everywhere.

The house down the street and diagonal the Parker house was the Myers house, a white house that would have been quaint if not for the eeriness of it. Ellen Parker looked up to see the little nine year old boy walking down the pathway and up onto the side walk. Ellen Parker had a daughter his age. The nine year old boy was soon crossing the street.

"Good After noon Michael", Mrs. Parker replied as the nine year old walked up the driveway.

Ellen flinched. He was wearing a clown mask over his face. His blond hair just barley touched his shoulders. He just stared. She was thankful when she heard her daughter's footsteps on the porch. Nine year old Erin Parker looked the part of a goddess. She had dark red hair, pale blue moon eyes, and fair skin.

"Hi Michael", Erin replied, completely oblivious to the clown mask over his face.

Michael Myers was something completely different. He looked like a nine year old boy but there was just something behind his dark blue eyes that nobody could put their finger on. With Erin now standing beside him, they had two and three quarters inches difference in height. Which meant Michael would always be taller than her, which seemed to work out in their favor.

"New clown mask?" Erin asked as she directed Michael towards the house.

"Yeah", Michael replied quietly and nodding.

Ellen didn't get it and she knew she never would. Erin's father had deserted them when Erin was five, so now Erin was only interested in having on thing in her life and that was Michael.

As the two nine year olds sat comfortably on the couch, Michael pulled out a cassette tape out of his pants pocket.

"Got the tape", Michael replied.

Erin smiled and clapped her hands together. Michael slid off the couch and put the cassette tape in the cassette player that sat just beside the small television. Erin got off the couch. She moved the coffee table to the other side of the room.

"Okay, you can push play", Erin replied giving him the thumbs up.

Michael pushed play on the cassette player. He moved his finger across the volume button, turning the dial from 1 to 10.

"Is that loud enough?" Michael asked.

Erin shook her head 'yes'. The two took each other's hands and began to move, in almost dancing motion, to the music.

Michael (lip singing):

"All our times have come

Here but now they're gone"

Erin (lip singing):

"Seasons don't fear the reaper

Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain…we can be like they are"

Michael (lip singing):

"Come on baby…don't fear the reaper

Baby take my hand…don't fear the reaper"

Erin (lip singing):

"We'll be able to fly…don't fear the reaper"

Michael (lip singing):

"Baby I'm your man…"

Erin (lip singing):

"Valentine is done"

Michael (lip singing):

"Here but now they're gone"

Erin (lip singing):

"Romeo and Juliet"

Michael (lip singing):

"Are together in eternity…Romeo and Juliet

40,000 men and women everyday…like Romeo and Juliet"

Erin (lip singing):

"40,000 men and women everyday…redefine happiness

Another 40,000 coming everyday…we can be like they are"

Michael (lip singing):

"Come on baby…don't fear the reaper"

Erin (lip singing):

"Baby take my hand…don't fear the reaper

We'll be able to fly…don't fear the reaper"

Michael (lip singing):

"Baby I'm your man..."

Erin (lip singing):

"Love of two is one

Here but now they're gone"

Michael (lip singing):

"Came the last night of sadness

And it was clear she couldn't go on"

Erin (lip singing):

"Then the door was open and the wind appeared

The candles blew then disappeared"

Michael (lip singing):

"The curtains flew and then he appeared…saying don't be afraid

Come on baby...and she had no fear"

Erin (lip singing):

"And she ran to him...then they started to fly

The looked backward and said goodbye…she had become like they are"

Michael (lip singing):

"She had taken his hand…she had become like they are

Come on baby…don't fear the reaper"

The song stopped and the cassette player made a pop noise. It was silent for a moment, all that could be heard was the digging of dirt, the cars the turned onto that street every so often, the chirping of a bird, and the whistle of the leaves rustling in the near by tree. A couple of leaves hit the living room window but it didn't disturb either of them.

"Are you usual game of hide and go seek?" Erin asked finally.

"Okay but this time, you have to count to fifty and let's make it interesting", Michael replied.

"Sounds most interesting", Erin said crossing her arms in a business like manner.

"I'll hide and count to fifty. But when you come to find me, it's your turn to hide. When I'm done, it'll be my turn to find you", Michael replied.

"Sounds fun", Erin said covering her face with her hands.

"What are you doing?" Michael asked.

"We are starting aren't we?" Erin asked putting her hands down.

"Not here. Let's go to the woods", Michael replied.

"But aren't the woods…not safe to play in?" Erin asked.

Michael rolled his eyes, "Would I let you go if they weren't? Besides, the park is right there".

Erin smiled, "Then what are we standing here for? Let's go".

Ellen watched as the two came back outside. Michael was wearing that clown mask again. Erin had so comfortably put her arm around his and talking a mile a minute.

"And where are you in such a hurry to go to?" Mrs. Parker asked.

"We're going to the park", Erin replied.

"Not without an adult", her mother replied.

"We walk to school without one", Erin pointed out.

Ellen's mouth fell open but both children were now walking past the picket fence and walking down the side walk. Ellen finally decided she couldn't stop her child from having friends and she wasn't going to stop her from seeing Michael but Ellen decided that there was something odd about Michael Myers and what ever that was it had a hold on her daughter.

Author's Note: Hi Michael Fans...I'M BBAACCKK! This Halloween story is much darker and I hope I don't disappoint. Ellen Parker is Erin's mother and is only a character for a few chapters. Erin and Michael's relationship is much darker and mysterious as both only like each other as friends or so they think! I'm taking Rob Zombie's, John Carpenter's and my own concepts and putting them together. OK, READ AND REVIEW!