After the hunt LJ, Hoodie, Jeff, Ben, and I came back to the Mansion around 3:00 am.
I was surprised to not find anyone in the living room since most of the time the rest of the pastas are still up at this hour.
“Guys? Is anyone up?” I asked.
“Wait let me do it Masky,” said Jeff.
“Alright...” I said.
“LIU IS AN IDIOT!” yelled Jeff.
“JEFF!” we all hissed.
“Wow they aren’t here,” said Jeff shocked.
“Let’s look around at least,” said Ben.
We only found EJ awake eating a kidney in the kitchen.
“Oh, your back,” said EJ nodding at us.
“Hey EJ quick question where is everyone?” asked LJ.
“Asleep”, said EJ
“Asleep? My god what happened?” asked Jeff wiping fresh blood off his jacket.
“We were planning on staying up all night but Tails Doll got the amazing idea to scare Zariah while we were watching a movie,” said EJ.
“Typical Tails Doll” mumbled Hoodie.
“And we were laughing at her but we stopped when Sonic.Exe and Smile Dog got mad at us for laughing instead of helping her and you guys get the idea”, said EJ rolling his eyes.
“Yikes Sonic.Exe getting mad at all of y’all I’m impressed”, said LJ.
“Where is Zariah?” I asked concerned.
“She’s sleeping in the guest room why?” asked EJ.
“Oh I know why...” said Ben narrowing his eyes at me.
“Shut up I’m just asking” I scoffed.
“Sure”, said Jeff smirking in my direction.
“Good night!” I yelled over my shoulder and left.
I was worried about Zariah. I wanted to know if she was okay so instead of going to my room, I started walking to the guest room.
I was about to open the door when I heard voices two male voices the door was opened a small crack so I looked through and saw.
Sonic.Exe and Smile Dog sitting on the bed where a sleepy Zariah slept.
“Do you think that the others are awake?” asked Smile Dog yawning.
“I doubt that except for Ben though”, said Sonic.Exe shrugging.
Smile Dog changed into his dog form and yawned again his eyes closing but he kept opening them refusing to go sleep.
Sonic.Exe saw this and chuckled “Smile your tired aren’t you?”
“Ye- No! Im not” mumbled a sleepily Smile Dog.
“Go to your room Smile I’ll stay here with her...” said Sonic.Exe.
“Are you sure? Aren’t you tired also?” asked Smile looking at him.
“Nah I hardly sleep now go”, said Sonic.Exe nodding at him.
“Alright See ya later”, said Smile Dog yawning and getting up.
“Bye”, said Sonic.Exe
I hid before Smile Dog could expose me.
When I was sure that Smile was gone I looked through the door again and saw Sonic.Exe looking at Zariah.
She moved then and Sonic.Exe backed away startled but relaxed when she stopped moving in her sleep.
I felt my breathing freeze as I saw Sonic.Exe’s hand touching her cheek.
“What do you think you’re doing?” I asked opening the door.
Sonic.Exe turned around and looked at me surprised: “Masky?”
“What are you doing touching her!” I yelled angrily.
Sonic.Exe glared and me and said: “Shut up! You’re going to wake her up!”
We both flinched as we heard her groan and turn to the other side of the bed.
While we made sure Zariah was asleep Sonic.Exe turned to me.
“What is your problem?” asked Sonic.Exe glaring at me.
“I have no problem the only thing bothering me is you touching her,” I said crossing my arms against my chest.
“She’s just a friend Masky I don’t understand why you’re acting like this right now,” said Sonic.Exe rolling his eyes at me.
“Tell me why you were and Smile in here with her?!” I whisper yelled.
Sonic.Exe sighed and ran his hands on his hair and said:
“She was afraid she got scared by Tails Doll and asked me and Smile to stay with her because she was worried that the others would want to scare her while she slept!”
“Oh sure,” I said scoffing.
“Don’t believe me fine you ask her in the morning then!” growled Sonic.Exe irritated.
“Fine then!” I whisper yelled.
“Even if I’m with her what’s the big deal? Why do you care so much?” said Sonic.Exe surprised.
“That’s t-thats none of your b-business” I stammered nervously.
Why am I nervous? It’s not like I was jealous that Exe was with Zariah right?
"Whatever you should go rest Masky,” said Exe turning away from me.
“You should leave to everyone else is going to bed,” I said.
“In a little now leave Masky It’s a warning,” said Exe his voice getting lower.
I growled at him and left.
I went to my room, collapsed on my bed, and fell asleep.
To be rudely woken up at 7 am of the morning.
“MASKYYYYY! MASKY! MASKY! WAKE UPPP!” yelled an annoying voice.
“WHAT!” I yelled startled getting out of bed.
“Oh, you’re up! Hey! Want to help me make some waffles for breakfast?” asked Toby.
“What! No! lemme sleep!” I grumbled throwing the covers on me.
“Oh well I guess I’ll just do them with Zariah alone,” said Toby smirking about to leave.
I bolted out of my bed and said: “Wait! Zariah is helping you?”
“Yeah but since you won’t help its okay,” said Toby nodding.
Sighing I said: “Fine I’ll help!”
“YES! Thank you Masky! Race ya to the kitchen!” yelled Toby running out of my room.
“WAIT WHAT! TOBY! GET YOUR BUTT OVER HERE!” I yelled running after Toby.
I tackled Toby to the ground when we entered the kitchen.
Panting tired of running I heard a giggle and turned around to see Zariah laughing at us.
“Well, it looks like Slenderman’s best proxy does decide to help at some point huh?” said Zariah smiling at me.
I felt myself blush from under my mask thankfully nobody saw that.
“He finally decided to help!” said Toby smiling.
“Just for today...” I mumbled panting still.
“That’s great! Okay Toby mind getting the ingredients while Masky helps me get the mixture ready?” said Zariah.
“Yes Zara!” said Toby going to the supply closet.
“Zara?” I asked looking at Zariah confused.
“Uhuh It’s a nickname that my friends Lily and Gabriel gave me I really wish I could talk to them I will at some point but you can call me that also!” said Zariah smiling.
“Huh it fits you well,” I said.
“Oh well thank you,” she said.
“No problem,” I said nodding at her.
“I’m back! I have what we need Zara!” said Toby coming back holding the mix and other ingredients.
“Great! Set them in the table!” said Zariah.
“Got it!” said Toby.
“Okay, Toby you do the waffles while Masky and I do the rest of the breakfast sound okay?”
“That’s fine with me,” said Toby grinning in my direction.
I rolled my eyes and whispered to him:
“Go before I try to kill you and stop grinning”
Toby smirked and went to the kitchen counter.
“So what do I do?” I asked Zariah.
“Okay could you give me a hand mixing this?” said Zariah giving me a bowl with a spoon in it.
“Sure,” I said taking it and starting to mix.
The tree of us worked and if I’m honest I enjoyed it for the first time in 13 years I was helping the rest of my friends and was having a good time.
At some point, Toby got the flour and poured some on my hair Zara laughed and I grinned.
I threw flour at Toby’s face and we began a flour fight!
Eventually, we finished and I was laughing so hard at how we looked like covered by flour from head to toe.
We all sat down in the living room resting.
We were just waiting for the others to wake up.
“Hehe!” said LJ who barely awoke and was heading toward the kitchen.
“Hi LJ,” said Zara.
“Oh hi, Zari- Pfft! What happened to you?!” said LJ grinning at us.
“Flour Fight,” I said punching Toby in the stomach.
“Woah! Masky?! You helped Toby do waffles?!” said LJ shocked.
“Yeah he did help,” said Zara smiling at me.
“Well, it looks like the best proxy does get intimidated sometimes,” said Jeff crossing his arms against his chest.
“Morning Jeff!” said Zara.
“Hey It smells good here Im starving,” said Jeff.
“It smells like you guys did a lot of work,” said Hoodie who was next to Jeff.
“Go suit yourselves guys and hurry before Toby gets everything,” I said looking at the kitchen.
“Deal! Toby leaves us some!” yelled Jeff, LJ, and Hoodie running to the kitchen.
“Woah! Looks like you guys had a lot of bonding time!” said Ben snickering at us.
“Morning Ben!” said Zara.
“Morning lovely Zariah,” said Ben smiling and winking at her.
“Yeah, we did now go eat!” I said shoving Ben towards the kitchen.
“Fine geez! See ya later Zariah!” said Ben from the kitchen.
“Phew Im exhausted,” said Zara.
“Tch you can say that again,” I said.
“Is that everyone? I know that there’s more of you guys” said Zara looking around.
“Oh yeah the others are at work right now,” I said.
“Oh,” said Zariah looking at little sad.
“Are you okay?” I asked looking at her.
“Yeah I just thought that I would see- Oh yeah Im fine,” said Zara looking down.
“If you say so,” I said shrugging.
“Thanks for helping though Masky,” said Zara.
“Don’t mention it” I said grinning.
Zara was about to say something but was cut off when my phone rang.
“Sorry let me answer this,” I said grabbing my phone and answering it.
“Hello?” I said.
“Masky I need you to report to work right now,” said Slender.
“Right Now?” I said clenching my teeth.
“Yes don’t take long,” said Slender and hanged up.
I sighed and put my phone away.
“Who was it?” asked Zara.
“I got to go Slender needs me,” I said opening the back doors and going through.
I cleaned myself and was about to leave.
“Masky! Wait!” said Zara.
“Zara?” I asked.
“I just wanted to tell you that thank you for helping us you should do this more often,” said Zara looking at me.
My heartbeat increased I couldn’t look away from her beautiful green eyes.
“As I said it wasn’t a big deal,” I said looking away.
At that moment she hugged me I froze not knowing how to react.
“I know you work too hard just not to show how nice you are Masky,” she said.
I gulped and said: “I don’t know what you’re talking about”
I could feel her smile forming as she whispered:
“You just have to be yourself don’t be afraid of them judging you”
She let go of me and smiled at me again.
“See ya Masky,” said Zara smiling.
“Bye Zariah,” I said nodding at her and leaving.
I felt so happy but her words stayed in my head.
“Maybe I could show my real self,” I said smiling