Disclaimer: I do not own Angelique, nor its characters. They are the property of Koei and Kairi Yura.

Hey, tell me a story before I go to sleep.

Alright. What do you want?

A scary story!

Okay then. It was a dark and stormy night!

Why does it have to be a dark and stormy night? Why can't it be a bright and sunny day?

It was a bright and sunny day...that doesn't even make sense, it has to be a dark and stormy night!!

But...but I don't like dark and stormy nights...

Oh, fine!! It was a bright and sunny day! The wind was blowing fiercely!

Oh...why does it have to be fierce? Why can't it be gentle?

You're really trying my patience...

But, the wind doesn't have to be fierce...

Fine!! It was a bright and sunny day! The wind was blowing gently! The children ran away from the monster because he was about to eat them!

...he doesn't have to...maybe they could just be playing tag!

Grr... It was a bright and sunny day! The wind was blowing gently! The children ran away from the monster because they were playing tag! And then he ate them!

No no! And then they ate cake!!

IT WAS A BRIGHT AND SUNNY DAY!!! THE WIND WAS BLOWING GENTLY!!! THE CHILDREN RAN AWAY FROM THE MONSTER BECAUSE THEY WERE PLAYING TAG!!! AND THEN THEY ATE CAKE!!! THE END!!! ...so, how was that story?

That wasn't a scary story...I wanted a scary story!!

WHOSE FAULT IS THAT?!?!

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"And it's because of that I refused to babysit."

Charlie patted his friend's shoulder. "Kids can be stubborn, huh?"

Olivie nodded. "You said it."

Both of them glanced at Zephel as they made conversation.

Fortunately for them, he didn't notice.