This is from the ghost children's point of view...FYI every time there's an underlined first line, that means the following stanza just one ghost child's thoughts...I intended for it to go from the oldest's to the youngest's (though it really doesn't matter that much)...hope that doesn't get confusing...
I wrote this because I was curious about what they expected from Coraline and if they had differing thoughts at least once...
This can be taken bookverse or movieverse, except I admit there is a one part that kind of leans a little on movieverse...see, I was disappointed that the dream was much shorter in the movie than in the book, then I realized that in the book the hand came back in the day while in the movie, they needed for it to be in the middle of the night, so they cut the dream shorter...well, you can assume the dream's shorter in here, too, so...yeah, it's a little more movieverse. Just a little. But never mind...
Oh, and I think I want to change the title later (can't come up with anything else right now)...
On with the story!
She said she'd try…
And through that alone we felt a little hope
The faintest of light in our dark deep sorrow
Until our eyes are found, we've got to cope
With this fate that was meant to rob us of tomorrows
But now she has been taken out, taken away
Now what should we expect
To happen next?
Unfortunately, the poor child would be beaten
The beldam's got her in those horrid clutches
She may be done for, her fate is sealed
There's nothing else to hope for then
She'll share the same death that makes her less real
The buttons will be sewn on
Her expression would be forever depressed
She'll be locked in with us, weakening with us
In never-ending agony, what she's got left of life will grow less...
Would she truly end up another ghost in misery?
Or maybe there's hope that she can make it
Perhaps she's escaped by now, run back home, alive though scarred
But there's doubt she'll return to win us free
To avoid being stolen, from now on she may keep that portal barred
For if she'd miraculously fled this world
Who can blame her for no desire to return?
She may try to forget, ignoring the haunting door
She may keep away since her lesson has been learned...
There is a chance she has made it or will make it, though
Maybe she's that noble, that brave, caring, clever
Perhaps this girl would redeem us, just maybe she might
There's a possibility she would stand up to the beldam
After these years of remorseful sadness, she could bring us back into light
And if she did, we'd be forever grateful
It may be too good to come true
If she would save us, we'd be her guardian angels in return
I promise that if she did, that's what I'd do
We're really free, restored at last!
What we thought would never happen has been done
Oh, bless you and thank you so very much, Miss
For daring to play the game that has never been won
We hate to tell you, however
That it's not quite over for you yet
The beldam will still try to take you by force
She'll be angrier than last time you met
We're sorry we cannot help you any more
Like when closing that door on her clutches, the needle-sharp hand
Now we can visit your dreams, that is all
But it's better than being only in dark, you should understand
We wish you good luck,
Don't lose faith though it's not fair
Be clever, courageous, and tricky as before
Don't let her bring you back there….
…We would have loved to thank her longer through a little party
We really longed for her dream not to so swiftly end
But warning her comes first, if she's to guard her life
And that's what matters to us most for our friend
But now she's awake, on her own, and the revenge is approaching…
Now what should we expect
…To happen to her next?
She needs us now, like we needed her!
Alas, that wretched beldam's coming so soon
The poor, brave girl's about to be claimed
She may struggle determinedly, but without us there to help
She'll be where we once were, 'tis quite a shame
She might have only so much strength…she may join us soon
Yes, she may escape being a victim of that witch
Though victorious, just how much is there from which she can flee?
She may have strength to defeat the other mother,
Only she may die in the process, but at least her soul's free
That valiant heroine just might get through this as well!
She saved our souls, didn't she? Well, she can save herself, too
Soon, it'll be over and done with for her as with us
Except she'll be alive in the end of her battle
She'll conquer the monster and still keep her life, I trust
But all we can do is watch over her and hope for the best…
…and silently hope to thank her once again...