Ghost Story (The Tale of Molly Hackshack)
It was autumn in Greystone as the kids were decorating their houses for Halloween. the month had just started but the kids were looking forward to it, buckets brimming with candy and wearing costumes and a few games. At Daisy's house her, Meredith, Sarah and Carrie were setting up decorations. Daisy hanging up a plastic skeleton.
"Thanks for helping me with decorating, you know before you joined. I was the newest girl" Daisy thanked the three new recruits as she admitted being their superior had some benefits as they nodded
"Anyone decided on their Halloween costume yet?" Sarah asked as Carrie pulled a rubbed spider from the bin, dangling it Daisy as she giggled at her.
"I'm thinking devil, red leotard with a plastic pitchfork, a nice cape, maybe some devil horns" Meredith admitted, as the girls nodded.
"It would certainly show your cameltoe" Sarah gestured as Meredith rolled her eyes, asking if they could have a conversation without it getting dirty. Meredith was one of the least dirty minded girls and she felt they haven't gotten hang out as kids in a while after joining the club and hiring those new adult partners. They Got a Wolf named Zero who helped with deliveries and other odd jobs and Clint Masters, one of Claire's regulars. Turns out he used to work as a roadie and was on film crew for their shoots, and of Corse Jezzi, owner of the Creamy Crown.
Carrie told them her father bought her a nice magical girl dress and Sarah shrugged, saying she has not decided yet.
After decorating Rosa set up a bonfire for the kids to roast smores on as they prepared the tasty treats. Vicky bit into her sandwich of Chocolate Graham Crackers and Marshmallow looking at her friends.
"You know what would go great with these smores...ghost stories" Daisy commented. as the trio nodded. Daisy looked around asking if anyone had a good story. asking them if they heard to Story of 'Hambone The Butcher' which was one of the character Daisy's Grandfather came up with.
"It's not bloody is it, I hate bloody stories" Carrie asked eating her smore and Sarah looked at them, saying she had a story and it was even scarier because it was true, holding a flashlight under her face making Carrie jump.
"Don't do that" Carrie shrieked, her younger age showing as the girls laughed. Sarah sitting down, getting serious, telling them that the events of the story actually happened, peaking Daisy's interest who loved Halloween, eager to hear.
"Okay, the story goes like this. Have you ever noticed that forest on the route to school and the old decrepit building on the other side of those woods, It was once an old schoolhouse and there is a reason it's abandoned." Sarah led in getting the girls' attention before continuing.
"In the 1930s there was a black cat named Molly Hackshack. Molly was your typical girl, she played with the other kids, decent home life attended school but one day things took a turn for the worse when Molly's light was snuffed out" Sarah continued as the girls were interested.
"What happened?" Meredith asked as Sarah asked them to be quiet so she could tell the story. as she continued going back to little molly.
"Now Molly had a few friends but she wasn't really popular so in-between classes she'd sneak up to the bell tower of the old schoolhouse to do her reading, or drawing or whatever she did, we may never now but as I was saying one day that changed.
It was in the 1930s at Greystone School as Molly Hackshack was sitting her desk drawing in her notebook, her pencil rubbing the surface of the notepad as she hummed the melody to an old song as a white cat sat beside her
"Hey Moll, what you drawing" the cat asked as Molly, looked up at her classmate, this was Millie Sawchuck, one of Molly's friends who was looking at her papers.
"I'm just looking to Bump Gums to kill the time until class" Millie admitted looking and complimenting the drawing. after their conversation Millie, who was slightly more popular left to socialize with her friends. Molly continued drawing until classes started
The next day Molly never came into school, and she wasn't the type to skip classes, no one thought anything of it at the time but her bag was their with the others
Eventually class started and the bell rang. That was when it happened. Molly's lifeless body fell from the bell tower, her life ended and what happened, to this day a mystery. It's believed she was murdered and the killer hid her body up there and ringing the bell loosened it. what is true is that it had to close due to the scandal of dead cub. but the story of Greystone schoolhouse doesn't end there, 40 years later the old schoolhouse was to be torn down but then their were...complications. The equipment would not start.
Furious the foreman entered the school, he ran out scream and babbling about seeing a ghost and since things strange events occur happen at the old school, desks moving and stacking, strange ghostly moans, and even a few eye witness accounts, saying they saw the ghost of Molly Hackshack, and if you see her, you're cursed with bad luck for the rest of your life.
"Eeep" Carrie called out clinging to Daisy as Sarah nodded, her story chilling to the girls. Carrie asking if it really was true.
"There are no such things as ghosts...right" Carrie asked as Daisy looked at her, reminding the ferret they were friends with an actual demon, they couldn't exactly disprove the supernatural.
"I Believe in ghosts, lost souls unable to move on, cursed to wander the earth" Meredith added as Daisy smiled, saying she had an amazing idea.
"Let's spend Halloween at the old Schoolhouse, have a nice party, a sleepover. even if ghosts don't exist we can make it super fun" Daisy said ecstatic about the opportunity.
"Did you not hear the story, if you see Molly you're cursed" Carrie added as Daisy smirked saying they had a high level demon she did not fear a ghost as Carrie refused to go to the schoolhouse, saying she would not willingly enter a haunted place.
"Come on Carrie, it won't be that bad. hey if you do get cursed or worse you have permission to haunt us" Daisy offered jokingly as Carrie scoffed but chuckled at the joke, saying she'd think of it.
"What about the others, should we ask them" Sarah asked. this idea for a Halloween party sounding nice as Daisy nodded.
"Yeah we could make it a total party, snacks, music, games, boys the whole deal" Daisy offered, making a note to tell her friends as the laughed.
At the next BFC meeting Daisy met with the other heads of the BFC. Vicky, Mary, Claire, Rachel and Tinker telling them about her Halloween party idea. since the schoolhouse was abandoned and out of the way.
"Sarah, Meredith and Carrie have been doing good, We can be as loud as we want, and it really sets atmosphere. a Halloween party could really boost their morality" Daisy said as the girls talked amongst themselves, discussing the party.
"The fair thing to do would be to put this to a vote" Vicky replied asking all in favor to put their paws up as the suggestion passed and the girls agree to have a Halloween party at the old schoolhouse.
"You know we could all dress in 30s attire make it a theme party, how cool would that be" Vicky suggested as the girl nodded. thanking Daisy for this party idea. the brown bunny was always getting hyped for Halloween, like how Meredith went all out on their Christmas celebration.
"Okay, next matter on the table is the Dragon sisters, they've been staying with Zero recently for the time being, Ideas to introduce them to the modern era, also Ruby donated this to the BFC, placing a huge egg in a small bowl on the table, telling them they could use the proceeds for the BFC?" Mary informed looking at her clipboard as the meeting again changed focus.