A/N: Hello there…yes I am back again this time with a new Fic, I must however quote that the original idea came from lyamainu off live journal and I was really eager to write this fic but it was just finding the time to do it…with the mess that is my life I haven't had time until now to actually sit and write it out. So I hope you like it.
Disclaimer: I do not own the Labyrinth or Jareth; which is a shame but I have borrowed him and he is currently sitting next to me telling me what to write…aren't I lucky???
In a small town just outside of Chicago; the rain was increasing as the evening took over the day, the sky darkened, the clouds to an almost black. All the streets in this small little town were deserted, all citizens sheltered from the rain. The only sign of living people was the odd pair of headlights from a vehicle trying to get home; away from the threatening storm. Here we are following one pair of headlights as they pulled up the driveway next to a small American style country bungalow.
A young woman stepped out of the car and ran the few paces to the front porch. She knocked rapidly at the door and waited for a reply. A moment later the door had been opened by another young woman who immediately stepped to one side to allow her friend in. The door was quickly shut behind them. Both girls stood in the hallway as they greeted each other.
'Hey Sarah, ready for the worst night of you life? Thanks for helping by the way…and O yeh did you bring the wine?'
Sarah responded by dropping her car keys on to the small table and took from out of her coat a large bottle of white wine. 'Come on Kerrie she can't really be that bad and yes I have bought the wine that was in my budget.' Both girls giggled and Sarah walked up to the closet to hang up her coat.
'I can't believe I had to give up my Friday night with Tony just so I my parents can go out for some special occasion. I just can't believe it! I knew it was a mistake moving home for a year.' Kerrie had moved back to her parents for a year so she could work to save up money for a year trip across the lower states of America.
'Yeh but K think of all the money your getting and also you'll be out of here in 10 months anyway, so don't worry about it.' Kerrie nodded in response.
Both girls then made their way into the kitchen to drop off the wine in the fridge. For a while both girls made small talk as they always did mostly deciding on dinner arrangements.
'Okay we will order a pizza, if I do that can u just go and check on the kid she has been crying all evening and well she just wont shut up.' Kerrie nudged Sarah out of the kitchen before she could even object and down the hallway. Sarah merely called back 'Okay but I want extra pineapple on it then.' She stifled a laugh as she heard her friend make a sound like she was utterly disgusted by this request. Sarah carried on down the hallway till she reached the last room on her right, she slowly entered not wanting to disturb the child as she was known to be the little terror.
'Sarah!!' the little girl practically ran at Sarah just as she had walked into the girl's room. Sarah could see she had been crying.
'Hi Aimee! I hear you have been naughty for your sister, now that's not good is it?' Sarah bent down to meet the little girl straight in the eyes. 'I'll make a deal with you Aimee…if you behave tonight I might convince your sister to let you watch some of the film with us.'
The little 4 year old jumped up and down crying out in delight, she grabbed hold of Sarah's hand and pulled her over to her mound of toys. Sarah had had many years experience with babysitting as she was always…well most of the time babysitting Toby her younger brother; she knew this night would be a piece of cake. Sarah sat with Aimee for a bit while she played with her dolls and dress up clothes.
Around 20 minutes later the doorbell rang and Aimee ran from the room screaming 'Pizza here! Pizza here!' Sarah made her way to the front door, collected the pizza and paid the man who was indeed very good looking for a pizza guy. She walked into the living room that was set up with cushions all over the floor and DVD's spread all around. The pizza was placed in the middle of the mess, Aimee had by this point plonked her self on her favourite cushion and Kerrie was bringing in plates from the kitchen.
'God it feels like we are 15 again,' replied Sarah as she took her seat next to Aimee. Kerrie just laughed, she placed the plates down and popped in one of their favourite DVD's. Edward Scissorhands appeared on the screen and both girls giggled for no real reason other than that they were both obsessed with this film at one point. Each Friday night when both girls were 15 they would watch movies and have a sort of slumber party, but since Kerrie was away at college studying law but now she was back it seemed like they were back to being 15 again.
They storm began to pick up outside and the lighting lit up the sky. The girls barely noticed it and for half of the film they were silent including little Aimee who had curled up resting her head on Sarah's lap. The wine bottle Sarah had bought was empty by the time the film came to an end and the two friends were reaching for the tissues. Sarah looked up at the clock the time showed 10 o'clock, she knew Aimee had to be put to bed or this could all go horribly wrong and end up in a screaming match between the two sisters. Even though the age gap was big, Kerrie who was 20 the same age as Sarah; but still screamed blue murder at the 4 year old who was known for having a tantrum 3 times a day. She was a lovely little girl but once the tantrum started she was like a child possessed by the devil.
Kerrie got up and made her way towards Sarah, she bent down and picked up Aimee. Aimee began to stir in Kerrie's arms and Sarah knew this was going to be a long night.
An hour had passed and still Aimee refused to go to bed, she was screaming her lungs out and running all around her room. Kerrie was standing in the doorway so Aimee couldn't wreak havoc on the rest of the house. Her toys were thrown everywhere and in the end Aimee ran up to Kerrie and kicked her. Kerrie cursed rather loudly that Sarah could hear her in the kitchen.
Sarah had taken this moment to quickly move all breakable objects from the living room, as they would be smashed before she knew it. She was just finishing off clearing up when she heard Kerrie curse, a word she had never said unless she was very angry. O no not good! She thought to her self as she put the last plate on the counter and ran in to the hallway towards Aimee's room.
'Aimee what is wrong with you?! Go to bed…stop this stupid tantrum just cause you don't want to sleep. But so help me you will be going to bed NOW!!!'
Aimee stopped crying to the fact that her sister's anger was more amusing than scary. Aimee saw this now as a potential game, she walked up to her cuddly toys and started to launch the bears at Kerrie. 'STOP THAT Aimee!!! AAAAARGH your so annoying all I wanted was a nice evening with my friend and as usual you cant get your way.'
Aimee then started crying once more and Kerrie was practically tearing her hair out. 'I cant take this any more, O I wish…I wish…' another wail came from Aimee as Kerrie was pushed over the edge. 'I did not have my Friday night ruined for this…I WISH THE GOBLINS WOULD COME AND TAKE YOU AWAY!'
Sarah rounded on the door just as she heard the phrase escape her friend's lips. 'NOOOOOO!!!!!' but that didn't drown out the last part to the phrase…
Sarah was bursting through the door like a mad woman checking that nothing had changed in Aimee's room, Aimee had stopped crying and Kerrie was red in the face but was slowly calming down.
'Sarah what are you doing?' Kerrie looked at her friend in puzzlement, she had never seen Sarah act like this before. Before she knew it Sarah had ran over to the window and was peering out into the storm that had well and truly built up during the last hour. Sarah's head looked frantically from left to right and occasionally up again.
She could hear her heartbeat in her head and her breathing rate had increased dramatically. She was so hoping that Kerrie had not said those lines, but as much as she tried to block it out the more that she knew she had. A cold shiver shot down her body as she remembered the last time those words were uttered.
It was 5 years previous when Sarah was just 15, she had been babysitting Toby when he wouldn't stop his crying and Sarah had used that phrase. The next thing she knew Toby wasn't in his crib and there in front of her was this mysterious looking man. With untameable blonde hair and deep blue slightly mismatched eyes smiling an evil smile.
After searching across the sky Sarah turned round to make sure Aimee was still in the room before walking straight up to her friend and hissing 'Where did you hear that phrase from?'
Kerrie thought Sarah looked somewhat possessed but answered non the less out of fear of angering her friend, she hadn't seen her this mad since…well she couldn't remember. 'Some old story my Nan's friend's friend used to tell me, why what's the matter? Sarah your scaring me!'
Sarah relaxed somewhat only not to unsettle her friend, she looked at her friend with slight relief as she hoped with all her heart he hadn't heard the call. Sarah looked up to meet her friend's gaze when Sarah went pale. The look on Kerrie's face was pure terror. Her eyes were practically bulging out of their sockets, her mouth was open yet she seem to be breathing. Sarah who had her back to the rest of the room slowly turned herself round to find out what at got Kerrie so shook up. If Sarah thought the colour had gone from her face before she was now transparent because there standing in front of her in all his glory with untameable blonde hair, mismatched blue eyes and a grin of pure deviance was
The Goblin King.
So there u go..review review review..nd ill write the next chapter..i plan to have to up in under 2 weeks as i am also working on 'Journal' but after i have sorted that out i will upload every week. :D so review if u want the next chapter :P