Hello. Id like to give you a bit of background before you start off reading. This story was inspired by Scooby Doo Camp Scare, so I picture the characters similar to that, not just in looks but also in actions. But this story will also feature some of the mythology that is Scooby Doo from the newest animated series Mystery Incorporated as well as the older animated series. Ive taken a similar format from the newest series, as by showing family and having a plot line other than mystery solving. Ive chosen to include on going relationships in the main five, mainly Fred and Daphne, which will be a main focus in this series. Another thing you should know is that not every chapter, or episode as I'm choosing to call them, will be about a mystery. To delve into the lives of the characters outside of mystery solving Ive decided that every other episode will be a mystery and the ones in between will be used to further the plot; not that the plot wont further in mystery chapters as well. In a final word Id like to say that any questions or comments you may have are welcome so don't be shy. Thank you for reading this and please enjoy. -Faith.
Season 1, Episode 1: Mystery at Moon Lake
"Freddie, wait up!" I yelled down the hall.
He turned and waited for me.
When I joined him he smiled, "Hey, what's up?"
I shrugged and held my books to my chest as we walked down the hall to his locker.
"I know were leaving for Shaggy's Aunt and Uncle's house tonight for the long weekend, but do you think we'll be back by Saturday night for the dance?" I asked him.
He spoke as he grabbed books from his locker.
"Well all they need is help moving in; we could be back by Saturday. But then again they invited us for the whole weekend.." he shrugged.
I nodded and tried not to show disappointment.
He looked up from his locker and directly at me, "You don't have to go if you don't want to," he told me.
I nodded, "I know. But I do want to go, and I promised. I was just hoping to go to the dance too."
He patted me on the shoulder, "We can try to make it back for the dance."
I smiled at him, "Thanks."
He closed his locker and grabbed the keys to the mystery machine. "Want a ride home?" he asked me.
I nodded, "Sure, let's go."
When I got home I packed for the weekend and finished my homework. A few hours later we were on the road for Shaggy's Aunt and Uncle's.
"Are you excited to see your Aunt and Uncle?" Velma asked Shaggy in the van.
I turned in my seat to look at Shaggy and Scooby Doo in the back.
"I'm excited for the cooking!" he laughed. "My Aunt Beth makes a great chili," he smiled rubbing his stomach.
I had to laugh when Scooby nodded eagerly.
"Here it is," Fred said suddenly.
Velma looked down to her GPS, "Yup, Moon Lake."
The small cabin seemed to be the only thing for miles. We parked in front of the cabin and Fred got out of the van.
"Watch out for the mud, Daph," he told me as he reached out a hand to help me get down from the van.
I smiled at him. As he went around opening the back doors for Shaggy and Scooby I noticed large footprints in the mud near the van. I grabbed the flashlight Fred kept in the glove compartment and followed them. They seemed to lead around the back of the house. The tracks stopped at the cellar door which was bolted shut. It seemed strange the footprints would stop at a door that wouldn't open. As I looked closer I saw a key lying in the mud.
"Daphne!" Velma yelled.
I quickly grabbed the key and went back around the house to the van.
"Where did you go?" she asked.
"I thought I saw something," I told her.
She and Fred both raised an eyebrow at me. I was saved by Shaggy's Aunt and Uncle coming out of the cabin to greet us.
"Hey there kids," Uncle Dan smiled at us.
As we climbed up the front porch steps Shaggy introduced us.
"Nice to meet everyone," Aunt Beth smiled as she came out of the cabin.
She was short and plump, wearing a cooking apron.
"Glad you could make it out to help us out," they both smiled.
"Sure thing," Fred smiled back.
When we got inside Aunt Beth sat everyone down for dinner. Shaggy was right, her chili was great.
"Now we don't necessarily have enough room for all of ya, so someone's going to have to sleep down here on the couch," Uncle Dan explained.
"I'll take the couch," Freddie offered.
I was sitting in between him and Uncle Dan.
"That's alright son, I was thinking Shaggy and Scooby could take the downstairs," Uncle Dan explained.
Scooby and Shaggy looked up from the food long enough to frown.
"Wow, I don't remember you having such a big appetite," Aunt Beth joked.
"Better hide the leftovers," Velma joked.
"If there are any," Aunt Beth smiled.
Everyone laughed. After dinner we brought in our luggage and went up to our rooms. Fred had a room to himself while I shared with Velma.
"Wow, the moon sure is beautiful on the lake," Velma noticed as she looked out the upstairs window in the hall.
I had just changed into my night shirt and was leaving the bathroom when I heard her.
I joined her at the window in the hall, "It is." I said.
As she went into the bathroom I continued to look out the window. Suddenly I saw what seemed to be a figure walk by in the moonlight. I gasped. Fred was coming out of his room and heard me.
"What happened?" he asked.
"I just saw someone out there." I told him as he looked out the window with me.
"You sure?" he asked. "It could have been an animal."
I shook my head, "I'm sure, Fred."
He nodded and took my accusation seriously, "We'll check it out tomorrow."
I nodded, "Ok."
Then he smiled and tucked a lock of hair behind my ear, "Goodnight Daph."
I smiled, "Night Freddie."
The next morning we were up bright and early to start on unpacking and other chores. I was supposed to be carrying in boxes from the truck but Freddie and I were busy looking for clues by the dock where I had seen the figure. I sighed and he shrugged meaning he didn't find anything.
"I swear I saw something," I told him.
"I believe you, unfortunately we don't have any proof," he sighed.
"Fred, Daphne!" Aunt Beth yelled from the porch. "I'd ask Shaggy but I'm afraid he doesn't know how to drive a boat, so I'm asking you. About a half a mile down there's a little shop off the lake, will you go down there and buy me some batteries?" she asked.
I nodded, "Sure."
Freddie drove the boat down to a little shop that had just about everything, all crammed in one room.
"Haven't seen you kids around?" the woman behind the counter smiled as we walked in.
"Were staying with Beth and Dan Rogers just down the lake." Freddie told her.
She smiled, "Nice people, they are. I'm Jane."
Freddie smiled, "I'm Fred." Then he wrapped an arm around my shoulders, "This is Daphne."
She smiled too, "Nice to meet ya'll, is there anything I can help you with?"
"We're looking for batteries." I told her.
She nodded and grabbed a pack for the cupboard. I paid for the batteries but Fred looking around so I made conversation with Jane.
"Moon Lake is really beautiful," I smiled.
She nodded, "Lived here my whole life and I can't say I'd want to leave."
I furrowed my brow, "I didn't see any other cabins on the way here."
She nodded, "My cabin's actually closer to the Rogers than my store is. But its not lake front so you can't see it from all the trees and such," she explained.
She didn't seem too happy about that. Fred bought a few more things and then we left.
He popped open a can of soda in the boat, "Want some?" he asked me.
I took a sip and gave it back to him. "Did that woman seem strange to you?" I asked.
He nodded, "Probably cabin fever."
I smiled at his cheesy joke. When we got back to the dock Velma ran out to greet us.
"You guys come quick, Uncle Dan's hurt!" she exclaimed.
Freddie's eyes went wide as he quickly tied the boat to the dock and we got out. When we got into the cabin Uncle Dan was lying on the coach with an ice pack on his head.
"What happened?" I asked him.
"Someone pushed away the ladder when I was repairing the roof," he explained.
"Did you see anyone?" I asked.
He shook his head making the ice pack slide down his head. "I didn't see anything, I hit my head before I could." He explained as Freddie moved the ice pack back.
"Where did you fall?" Fred asked.
"Just outside, the ladders still there."
I nodded to Freddie and we went out to take a look. Shaggy and Scooby were already at the scene.
"Find anything?" Fred asked them.
Scooby shook his head.
"Those are the same footprints I saw last night near the van. They led around to the back of the house, I followed them. That's when Velma called for me." I explained.
I showed them the cellar door.
"Any idea where the key for this lock is?" Fred asked Shaggy.
Shaggy shrugged. The wooden door looked rotten so I worried when Scooby climbed atop it.
"Scoob, watch out," Freddie tried to tell him.
Suddenly Scooby fell through to the stairs beneath.
"Relp Re!" Scooby yelled.
"Were coming," I said as I climbed down first.
Shaggy shined his flashlight ahead of us as I spotted something strange.
"Is that a sleeping bag?" I asked.
Scooby went over and sniffed it.
"I'm guessing you're Aunt and Uncle don't sleep down here?" Freddie asked.
"Nope, but whoever does they look like they have it good. Look at that mini fridge," Shaggy said a he furrowed his brow.
"Guys!" Velma yelled from above.
"Down here," I said as I went to the door to help her climb down.
"Jinkies, whoever is hiding down here must be trying to scare Aunt Beth and Uncle Dan away by causing accidents," Velma figured.
I nodded. I watched as Fred looked around the cellar.
"Figuring out a plan?" I asked as I put my hand on his shoulder so I wouldn't startle him.
He nodded and smiled. The next day we were putting his plan into action. Fred was setting up, Shaggy and Scooby were on guard, and Velma was putting the clues together. I on the other hand was trying to find our mysterious guest. I made my way through the trees looking for him to lead him back to the trap. As I stopped to make sure my walkie talkie was on I heard something behind me. I turned to see the large black figure watching me. I turned and made a run for it. He followed me back to the house. As I ran down the path to the house I tripped and fell. My communicator flew across the ground. I tried to grab it but the figure got to it first. I gasped as he stepped closer to me and pushed me back to the ground.
"Daphne, you there?" Freddie's voice came threw the communicator.
I sighed as the figure figured out what was going on. He threw the walkie talkie into the lake and took a step closer to me. I screamed hoping the gang would hear. As he reached down for me he was suddenly pulled back. Freddie had grabbed his shoulder and punched him to the ground. As Shaggy and Scooby threw a net over the creep Velma and Fred grabbed my arms to pull me up.
"Thanks guys," I sighed.
"Let's see who it is," Velma said as she pulled at the villain's costume.
As she pulled off the cloak and mask I recognized the women.
"It's Jane from that little shop off the lake!" Freddie exclaimed.
"You were trying to scare the Roger's off their land so you could have a better cabin!" I added.
She sighed, "And I would've gotten away with it if it weren't for you snooping kids and that stupid dog!"
Soon after Aunt Beth came out and called the police. As they took Jane away Freddie noticed I was looking at the clock. He sat down next to me at the kitchen table.
"I'm sorry you didn't get to go to the dance," he said.
I warmed my hands on my cup of coco, "It's alright," I told him.
"If you don't mind me asking, what's the big deal about the dance?" he asked earnestly.
I looked at him and explained. "I've never slow danced with anyone," I told him. "That might not mean much to you, but to a girl it's kind of important."
He nodded and seemed to understand. "You'll get your chance," he said kindly.
"Thanks Fred," I told him before getting up and going upstairs to my room.
I changed into my night shirt and was brushing my hair when there was a knock at my door.
"Who is it?" I asked.
"Its Freddie, come quick, there's something out on the dock!" he yelled.
I quickly put on jeans and my jacket and ran out to the dock. I didn't see anything. I walked to the end of the dock to find Freddie.
"What's going on?" I asked him.
He smiled. "Well there's no disco ball, but we do have the moon. And your favorite CD from the mystery machine," he smiled as he turned on the stereo.
I smiled as I realized he made me my own dance. "Dance with me?" I asked him.
"Sure," he said.
We danced for a while to the up beat jams of my favorite band, laughing and singing along. But then a slow song came on. Freddie stepped back and scratched his head.
"You don't have to waste your slow dance on me, I'm probably not what you had in mind."
I shook my head and hugged his shoulders. He gently put his hands on my hips as we swayed to the music.
"Thank you for this," I told him as I rested my chin on his shoulder.
He responded by bringing me closer to him.
Preview for Chapter 2:
Velma struggles with her feelings for Freddie and is reluctant to ask Daphne for advice. Freddie's dad is admitted into the hospital.
NEW CHAPTERS ON TUESDAYS! :)