Suzy Darling, dentist, packed up her office before heading upstairs to look after her two children. Walking into the penthouse apartment from the lift, she heard music coming from her son's room. Smiling to herself, she let Elvis be, and checked in on Verity, who was doing her homework. She poked her head into the door and, seeing that she was hard at work, Suzy walked away and into the kitchen, where she found Henry Mallet, the resident ghost, sitting on the bench.
"Your sister's here," he announced. "Bloody woman."
"Where is she?" Suzy whispered.
"Watching TV. She's been drinking," he added.
Suzy nodded and rolled her eyes. She'd been doing that a lot lately. "Jonks?" she asked as she stepped in. "What are you doing?"
"Watching this show. Did you know that the purple one is always asleep?"
"You're watching the Wiggles?" Suzy clarified, looking between her sister and the TV.
"Yeah, it's a fascinating show... Hey, do you want to go out tonight?"
Suzy raised her eyebrows. "Go where?"
Jonks pulled something out of her back pocket and unfolded it, presenting it proudly to her sister. Suzy wondered whether sober or drunk Jonks had thought of this. "Bingo?"
Jonks nodded happily. Suzy glanced towards Henry, who laughed. "Go on!" he boomed. "It'll be a laugh!"
Five minutes later, Jonks, Suzy and Henry were down in the ballroom, where the game was taking place. They took their seats at the very back, and had their textas poised. There were ten other people there: obviously the event hadn't gotten much coverage. Soon, the first game was over, the person winning it had called out 'here!'. The next two rounds were won by a man who shouted 'yes!' when he got all the numbers. The third and fifth were won by a lady who put her hand straight up in the air and yelled 'thank you', very obnoxiously in Henry's opinion. The fourth game was won by Jonks, who called out 'woohoo!' in her drunken state to signify that she had won.
The games kept going, the same people winning it every time. Finally, as the second to last game ended, Henry lost his patience. "YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SAY BINGO YOU FUCK WITS!" he yelled, but only Suzy could hear him, who had to bite down on her bottom lip and scrunch her eyes up to keep from laughing.
The last round was the slowest, and finally, Suzy's last number was called out. "Yes, thank you!" she called out, staring straight at Henry.
"You did that on purpose, you cow," he shot at her lovingly. He cocked his mouth into a smile, winked at her, and disappeared.
Hey guys, it's Gabi! To explain: on the last Friday of every month, my school holds a bingo night, where everybody joins in, and there's a raffle and everything. Tonight especially, I got really aggravated with people who didn't say 'Bingo!' when they won, because that's the name of the game, it's what you're supposed to say, yeah? And then I was thinking, wouldn't it be great if I could yell it out, however that would be embarrassing, so maybe I wouldn't want them to hear me. And then I immediately thought of Henry Mallet from Spirited, which is like, my favourite show at the moment. So, that's where this OneShot comes from.
Reviews are extremely welcome, if you liked it, or didn't like it, or if you think there's anything I can improve on. I take all your comments to heart and try very hard to make sure I improve these things. Just no flames please. And if you have any questions, I'll be more than happy to answer them.
Love Gabielle xx