Halloween finally has come to the college community of West
Brooke.Perhaps, it wasn't more obvious than down at Lansing
Street, where it was holding its annual Halloween bash that
they've held every year since the 1960s.Now, Lansing Street is
well-known for its many bars and restaurants, which has made
Lansing Street, a popular hangout spot for college students.Its
yearly Halloween bash has become a local event for the many
college students, who are looking for a good time and the chance
to dress up for the holiday.
Now, when we think of Halloween, we think of ghouls, ghosts, and
scary stories.However, sometimes, strange happenings can happen
that doesn't exactly scare people, but can lead to something else
and its called love.Certainly, that would have been the first
word to come up when we think of…Valentine's Day.However, love
strikes two individuals during this Halloween night, but like the
old saying, 'Love is complicated.'
As the Halloween bash got underway, the bars were full of college
students dressed in the Halloween best, enjoying the endless
stream of drinks and hanging out with friends. Among the crowd at
the bar called "Brothers" was a college student name
Derek, a senior at the West Brooke College was dressed up as
prince charming, wearing attire reminiscent to the renaissance
era in the days of Shakespeare and his shaggy black hair was
combed back. Sitting at the bar with his friends, they talked
amongst themselves and about to play a drinking game.
"Alright, you all know the rules of the game," Derek instructs
his friends on the rules of the drinking game, "Each one tells a
joke, if nobody laughs at the joke, the person that told the joke
has to drink a shot.However, if someone laughs at the joke, then
the person that laughed has to drink a shot.Got it?" He asked the
The group began to hoot and hollered with anticipation.Derek nods
his head and grinned with excitement.
"I'll go first."Derek volunteered himself to tell the first
"Let hear it!"Derek's friend Josh said as he and the rest of
Derek's friends all looked over to Derek waiting to hear the
"My brother was so dumb, the only thing he past in high school
was a kidney stone!"He said with a grin.All of Derek's friends
were trying to keep a straight look on their face, but Josh and
"Josh!Jake!You have to take a shot," Derek hollered as Derek's
other friend Daniel managed to keep a straight face.Josh and Jake
grab a shot off the bar counter as Derek and Daniel watched
on.Jake and Josh swig their shots down before setting the empty
shot glasses back down on the wooden bar counter.
"I'll go next," Daniel volunteered as he waited for the group to
have their attention on him before telling his joke, "What's
cheese that isn't yours?"
The group turned toward each other briefly before turning back
towards Daniel and all shouting in unison, "NACHO CHEESE!"
None of the them cracked, not even a smile from Daniel's
"Oh, come on!" Daniel shouted with disapproval as he reaches over
to where the shots were and grabbed one.Meanwhile, Derek and the
rest of the group begins laugh from Daniel's failed joke.Derek
laughed as he looked over his shoulder and checked out his
His green eyes surveyed the whole barroom before something caught
his eye.He noticed on the other side of the room was an
attractive girl sitting alone at a table.
"Hey! I'll be right back." Derek announced the group.He soon got
up from the barstool slowly and made his way through the crowded
room, not once taking his eyes off the girl.
"Derek!Where are you going?" Jake shouted, but Derek never
acknowledges or answered him.As he got closer, he could see her
leaning forward in her chair wearing a dark green gown with her
long flowing wavy blonde hair draped over her left shoulder as
she stared down at her drink stirring it with a red straw.As
Derek continued to push his way through the crowd, he could see
her looking up at the crowd, showing her mesmerizing eyes that
could stop traffic from its beauty.Derek could feel his heart
beating faster as he approached the table; she looked back at
Derek with a straight look on her face.Derek quickly took a deep
breath before walking up to her and leaning towards her right
"I saw you from across the across the room and I noticed that you
were sitting here by yourself," Derek shouted over the noise of
the loud music, "Why are you here by yourself?"
She leaned turned her head towards him and spoke into his left
ear, "It's the Halloween party of the year…why miss it?"She
"Yeah, that's true, but it's no fun when you're not with
friends."Derek hollered back and he pulled up a chair and sat
down next the girl, who turned in her chair so that she was
facing towards Derek.
"Tell me about it," she said as she took a sip of her drink, "all
my friends had their dates with them and I didn't feel like being
the odd one out…so here I am."
"Oh I see."Derek shouted as she nodded her head, "what's your
name by the way?"
"I'm Jenna, what's yours?"She asked.
"Derek," he said as he cracked a smile, "you look amazing, what
you are supposed to be?"He asked.
"A princess," Jenna said as she took another sip of her drink,
"you must be my prince charming." She said jokingly as the two
"Yes, I am, how did you guess?" He asked.
"It was that goofy outfit." She said sarcastically.Derek joking
frowned as Jenna laughed at his reaction.
"Hey, I couldn't find anything better than this.Besides, I don't
I look that bad," Derek laughed as Jenna smiled as her light
green eyes targeted his green eyes, "Hey!If you're a princess,
where's your crown?"He asked pointing at her head.
"I left it back at the castle!" Jenna said sarcastically before
explaining, "No, one of my best friends wanted to wear it for
"I'm assuming that she's…" Derek said before Jenna interrupted
"A self-centered bitch?"Derek burst out laughing by Jenna's
"Actually, I was going to say, 'she's a princess too?' but…"
Derek laughed.After they stopped laughing, the two silently
stared at each other for a moment as if they both didn't know
what to say next.Jenna took one last sip of her drink before
asking, "Do you want to go someplace else?"
"Like where?"Derek asked.
"Why don't we take a walk down to Riverside Park?"She
"Sure."He said.The two got up from their seats and proceeded to
head over to the front door as they pushed their way through the
crowd.Jenna grabbed Derek's hand as Derek lead the way out,
proceeding to out of 'Brothers' and walked down Lansing Street
towards Riverside Park.