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Trick or treat? You mean Hugs or Kisses!

By Patriot_Heart

Drama / Romance

Swift heart and Grumpy

Swift Heart hadn't really wanted to leave her house, but maybe a little work would take her mind off Grumpy. She wound up getting the book back and talking to the girl and settle the dispute. The boy had left but the little girl was every grateful and said "Oh thanks again! This is my favorite book. Is there any way I can repay you?"

Swift Heart shook her head and said "Not necessarily, all in days work."

The little girl held her when and said "I have an idea! The town's having a party later and I would be so delighted if you could come!"

Swift Heart grabbed her hand and said "Oh, no, well I mean, I don't know."

The girl begged and said "Oh please."

Swift Heart twisted her ring and said "Well, I mean I just kinda lost my husband, not like he died he's just...gone."

The girl smiled desperately and said "Well, rumor has it there's a new guy in town and everyone excited to meet him. I hear he's supposed to be cute."

Swift Heart looked at her wedding ring and said "Okay, why not? I could use a night out anyways."

The girl clapped her hands and said "Fantastic! Okay so basically it's like a masquerade ball sort of deal, except after you find someone to dance with you reveal yourself at the end of the whole thing."

Swift Heart shrugged and said "Sounds fun."

The girl laughed and said "Its starts around three, meet right back here around two fourty-five, but don't bring any friends. It's really kinda meant to be a local thing but I highly doubt anyone would care if just one outsider where there. But they might go a little head crazy of there was large group of them. Catch my drift?"

Swift Heart looked at her and said "This new guy, is he a human?"

The girl shrugged and said "I don't know, nobody but the mayor and his brother really do."

Swift Heart was about ask more questions but said "Well, that's reassuring. But it does sounds like fun."

The girl laughed and said "See you there then?"

Swift Heart nodded and said "I suppose." And the she turned and hopped back into the cloud car.

It didn't take her long to return home, and she tried to find a nice dress and wound up sticking on a simple one with the color green, not the prettiest but she was going to cheer up rather than meet someone, besides who'd hit on her?

She checked the time and saw it was around two so she spent went and took a quick shower and put on some make up and her dress and checked the time two thirty she picked up a book and began to read a page. It wants long till she had to leave so she put the book away and hopped in her cloud car and Drove down to Earth where she met the girl and the girl said "Here, I snuck you a mask."

Swift Heart looked at it and said "Thanks, are we going?" The girl nodded and grabbed her arm...

Grumpy had spent his time working on various things but always checking on the time. Soon as he worked he felt like it was almost time to go. He looked at his watch and then said "Well, I'd better get ready." And he went inside and took a brief shower.

Before he quickly began to put on his outfit when he heard Bob walk in. Grumpy peeked out from around the corner and said "Just a minute!"

Before he threw in his belt and walked do it to see Bob holding two masks. Grumpy got a look and said "What are those for?"

Bob laughed and said "Hahaha, these are what we do in this town, when we throw parties we wear masks. Adds more mystery."

Grumpy shrugged and caught his mask as Bob threw it to him and Grumpy said "Is that party starting soon."

Bob grabbed his arm and said "Oh yeah." And the two quickly left to the party.

Once at the building Grumpy saw how festive these people were and he started to feel a little down. Bob smacked his shoulder and said "We come on! This'll be fun! Enjoy yourself."

Grumpy shrugged and walked in. Once inside he heard music blast in and he saw a small dance floor. There a few people were dancing, he sighed and walked over to a wall and put on his mask and waited. However he looked up and saw a girl and... He didn't know but she caught his eye.

He lifted up his mask and said silently "I don't know how, but I think I know her."

The girl ran off and her friend just leaned against the wall on the other side of the building. Grumpy went to go talk to her. He stood up when suddenly Bob announced and said "Allllll right everybody on the dance floor it's party time!"

Grumpy looked around when suddenly someone pushed him over the balcony, as did some on on the other side. He landed on his head in hay and said "Oh why do these things he always happen to me?"

He got up and dusted himself off. Suddenly a song started playing.

"I knowI never make this easy.It's easier to disappear."

Grumpy suddenly felt someone push him in and he looked around and spotted the girl and she spotted him. He was about to make his way across when he notice that the girls were on one side and the guys on the other.

"You said,Give me some,A thing that I can go on.Together, yeah anywhere but here.

Sing it back.Oh-oh, Oh-oh, Oh-oh, Oh-ohHey yeahOh-oh, Oh-oh, Oh-oh-oh-oh"

Suddenly all the guys gripped their belts and side stepped over to the girls who spun around toward them. Grumpy followed along as did this girl.

"And I'm begging you,Bring me back to life,I just can't stand leaving you alone tonight.It's too late to go,Already taken me forever just to try to know.One for the money, two for the show,Three to get ready, and four to go.For the life of me,I don't know why it took me so long to see."

Somehow the two collided but Grumpy just tipped this girl before spinning her around and the two danced while holding hands.

"I justStutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-di-did I?"

Grumpy spun her around and she grabbed another man's hand as he took a different girl but the two never broke eye contact.

"SunshineBlinds you if you stare but,Now I see, yeah (crystal), crystal clear.So here I am,You can take or leave me.But I won't ever be anywhere but here."

Again they switched and Grumpy got the girl back. He spun her around before lifting her up as the song continued.

"Sing it back.Oh-oh, (yeah) Oh-oh, Oh-oh, Oh-ohSing it back to me.Oh-oh, Oh-oh, Oh-oh-oh-oh

And I'm begging you,Bring me back to life,I just can't stand leaving you alone tonight.It's too late to go,Already taken me forever just to try to know.One for the money, two for the show,Three to get ready, and four to go.For the life of me,I don't know why it took me so long to see."

Grumpy suddenly got the hang of it and began to dance by swinging his hips to the side while snapping his fingers. He even sang along a little.

"I justStutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-di-did I?

Oh, na na na,Stutter.Oh, na na na,Did I?Oh, na na na, (Yeah)Oh, na na na,Di-di-di-di-did I?Oh, na na na,Di-di-di-di-did I?Oh, na na na,Di-di-di-diOh, na na na,Di-di-di-diOh, na na na,Di-di-di-di-Oh, na na na,Di-di-di-di-did I?"

He the grabbed the girl by the hand and spun her before laying her in his arms and tipping her down before bringing her back up.

"Oh-oh, Oh-oh, Oh-oh, Oh-ohAnd you been singing,Oh-oh, Oh-oh, Oh-oh-oh-ohHey,

Bring me back to life,I just can't stand leaving you alone tonight.It's too late to go,Already taken me forever just to try to know.One for the money, two for the show,Three to get ready, and four to go.For the life of me,I don't know why it took me so long to see."

As the last part of the song came up he whispered to her "Your dancing is beautiful."

She giggled and said "As is yours." He could have sworn he recognized that voice.

"I justStutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-did I?Stutter, Stutter, Stutter,Di-di-di-di-di-di-did I?"

When the song ended everyone cheered...

Swift Heart hadn't the slightest clue who this man was. She also thought she recognized his voice but couldn't place it. She smiled behind her mask as she held his hand she was about to say something when the next song started to play. This guy knew the lyrics and started to song

"Testing, testing, I'm just suggesting,You and I might not be the best thing,Exit, exit, somehow I guessed it right, right,But I still want you, want you,Don't mean to taunt you, If you leave now,I'll come back and haunt you,You'll remember, return to sender now, now"

Swift Heart did a little spin as the two continued to dance.

"Well I just wish we could go back one more time and begin it,

The men went back to the other side of the barn and then walked back while snapping their fingers as the next lyrics came up.

"Back before I lost myself somewhere, somewhere in it.

I've been stuck now so long,We just got the start wrong,One more last try,I'ma get the ending right,You can't stop this, and I must insist,That you haven't had enough,You haven't had enough,Stuck now so long,We just got the start wrong,No more last place,You better get your story straight,You can't stop this, and I must insist,That you haven't had enough,You haven't had enough,"

The man spun her around and she swung her hips to the side before she let him spin her again. They two they faced each other and swayed side to side.

"I still need you, need you, don't mean to tease you,If you want me, I'll come back and meet you,Whisper, whisper, you must admit you want it,You, you want it,

Well I just wish we could go back one more time and begin it,Back before I lost myself somewhere, somewhere in it."

She was actually smiling as they danced, something about this guy made her feel safe.

"We've been stuck now so long,We just got the start wrong,One more last try,I'ma get the ending right,You can't stop this, and I must insist,That you haven't had enough,You haven't had enough,Stuck now so long,We just got the start wrong,No more last place,You better get your story straight,You can't stop this, and I must insist,That you haven't had enough,You haven't had enough,

Don't you need it? Don't you want this at all?(testing, testing, I'm just suggesting)Don't you need it? Don't you want this at all?(testing, testing, I'm just suggesting)

Ah!

Stuck now so long,We just got the start wrong,One more last try,I'ma get the ending,You can't stop this, and I must insist(testing, testing)You haven't had enough,You haven't had enough,Stuck now so long,We just got the start wrong,No more last place,You better get your story straight,You can't stop this,(don't you need it, don't you want this at all)And I must insist,That you haven't had enough,You haven't had enough,

Testing, testing, I'm just suggesting,You and I might just be the best thing."

As they stopped they did a final spin and Swift Heart smiled. Another random man came on the speaker and said "Alright, everyone enjoy the festival. Party till you drop!" And everyone began to disperse as another song played.

Swift Heart turned to the man who stretched his hand out and she took it and the two began to make their way around the tents and festivities...

The two didn't realize who they were with despite the fact that Grumpy and Swift Heart were the only two nonhumans there. They never took off their masks however, Grumpy never let go of her hand as they bought some food before playing some games. Swift Heart couldn't help but feel so connected to him but she couldn't place her finger on it. As they walked around they spotted a tunnel of love and Grumpy asked "You want to...ah..."

Swift heart blushed under her mask and the said "Sounds...fun." And the two hopped into small boat and began making their way through.

She rested her head on his arm. She looked down at her hand and saw her wedding ring again. She sighed and sat straight up. Grumpy looked at her and said "Something wrong?"

Swift Heart sighed and said "No, no, just... I want to see your face."

Grumpy gulped but said "I want to see yours too."

Swift Heart took a deep breath and said "On three?"

Grumpy nodded and said "On three."

And they both counted down. "One, two...three!"

When suddenly the tunnel went dark and Grumpy lost his balance and accidentally fell out of the boat. When the light came back on Swift Heart opened her eyes to see that he was gone, she looked around frantically but he was nowhere to be seen. She sighed and sat down and said "Oh, I'd better get back to Care-a-lot anyways."

As the boat landed she slipped back on her mask before conjuring her cloud car and driving back to Care-a-lot.

Grumpy popped his head out of the water and spat out a mouth full. He shook his head and said "Oh, these things always happen to me."

And he climbed out of the water and looked around for the woman but she was gone. He shook his head and said "Well, I'd better go change."

And he made his way out of the party...

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