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Halloween Bingo 22

Title: Trick or Treating
Prompt: Trick or Treat!
Fandom: Original
Characters: Bernd, Amber, baby Fritz
Word count: 754
Rating: G
Summary: Bernd and Amber go out trick or treating with their infant son…
Author’s note: Thanks to my beta Kat for pinking this for me. Please note that Amber also belongs to her.



Bernd pushed the stroller while Amber held on to little Fritz, who was dressed like a bumblebee. It was Fritz’s first real Halloween and she was determined to do it right. So Bernd, who had let the pink fade from his hair, wore a pair of white bunny ears, a white t-shirt, black hoodie, and jeans, along with a large “pocket watch” that was made out of cardboard that hung from some gold Mardi Gras beads around his neck in a hip-hop version of the white rabbit. Amber as much as she wanted to dress up in something gory, toned things down by dressing up as Wednesday Addams. They went house to house, Bernd waiting on the sidewalk, while Amber went door to door with Fritz and the other neighborhood kids who happened by at the time.

“You should have seen it, Bernd!” Amber said. “Fritz clapped his hands and said, ‘dee-dee” and the old biddy gave us a ton of candy!”

“Yeah? You sure it wasn’t cuz he thought she looked like my brother?” He chuckled, thinking of his brother’s and his boyfriend’s old lady and man costumes for the party they were going to.

“Who knows? Maybe he really was trying to say trick-or-treat.”

“He’s heard it often enough,” Bernd teased. Halloween was Amber’s favorite holiday and she loved to go all out. He remembered all the parties she threw, which at first were just the two of them, Amber’s brother James, his brother Dieter, their quazi-cousin Tino, and stack of old horror movies, which used to scare the bejeebies out of Bernd when they were in middle school, to the dances they held at their high school, to the more adult parties they used to host until Fritz was born. So much had gone into this moment, from endless hours of costume planning, to determining when was the best time to put Fritz down for a nap so that he would be awake to enjoy the festivities, to how best to divvy up the tons of candy they were sure to get. Then there were the endless pictures his father had taken before they had left.

“Hey! There’s nothing wrong with a holiday where you get free candy! And get to be as creepy as you want too!” she said with a smile.

“Nope.” Bernd grinned.

“Anyway, let’s go to that house! They really went all out with the decorations!” Amber hurried towards a house with a large blow-up pumpkin and Frankenstein on the lawn. They also had a smoke machine, with bed sheet ghosts hanging from the tree in their yard, and they piped Halloween style music through a hidden speaker. As they approached the house, there was a pair of legs complete with “ruby” slippers positioned next to it, so that it looked like the house had fallen on the Wicked Witch of the East. There were also tons of fake spider webs strewn all over the bushes.

“Okay.” Bernd followed more sedately behind. When Amber turned around to come back, Bernd had his camera ready and snapped several pictures of them. “Get anything good?”

“Yeah! They gave us a ton of Sweetarts!” Amber beamed. Not only was the house decorated awesomely in her humble opinion, but the homeowner who handed out the candy was dressed like a witch. Even better, they had her favorite candy and gave her several handfuls of it too. They even knew she was supposed to be Wednesday Addams and had asked why her “husband” wasn’t dressed like Pugsley.

Bernd laughed. “You mean they gave you a ton of Sweetarts.”

“Well, yeah!” Amber laughed too.

Fritz looked sleepily up at her. He started to fuss as he was very tired and had had enough of being carried and fawned over. He wanted his crib and he wanted it now.

Amber tried soothing him to no avail. She looked at Bernd and sighed. “I guess we’d better go now.”

“We’ve got a decent haul, so yeah. You want to put him in the stroller?”

“Yeah.” Amber put Fritz in the stroller. She picked through the candy for a packet of Sweetarts while Bernd pushed the stroller as they made their way back to where they had left the car. By the time they reached it, Fritz was asleep and several pieces of candy were gone. They ate more of it on the drive home, the two of them agreeing it will be even more fun next year when they take little Fritz trick-or-treating again.

Comments

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ranuel
Dec. 17th, 2015 02:46 am (UTC)
Heh, great minds! I was Wednesday this year too. I liked what I put together well enough I'm going to wear it as my hall costume at Swampcon in February.

Baby costumes are so incredibly adorable. And you only get one shot at picking one per kid so it has to be good.
kiramaru7
Dec. 19th, 2015 12:22 am (UTC)
Awesomeness!! I bet you looked GREAT! :D Have fun!! I'm making the costume in my icon, but now I'm wondering if I'm going to be cold dressed like that. XD Zenkaikon is in the beginning of April. Last year when we went it snowed a bit. o.0

Yeah... I saw some cute ones answering the door this past Halloween. *nods*
kiramaru7
Dec. 19th, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC)
You look AWESOME!! And your hair's sooo LONG! *wishes mine would grow past my shoulders*
ranuel
Dec. 19th, 2015 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Since I've had several people ask me about growing hair I decided to make a blog post about it instead of just replying here.

http://ranuel.tumblr.com/post/135524961340/cultivating-long-hair-or-probably-way-more-than

kiramaru7
Dec. 22nd, 2015 12:11 am (UTC)
You're welcoem! :D

I read it & it's good stuff! I do some of the stuff. I've been using a sulfate free shampoo for a while now, I don't blow dry my hair, I don't repeat the shampoo unless my bangs looks terribly oily & I only condition the ends, which helps as it tends to get matted in the winter time. XD I think I need more protein as my nails suffer during the winter too. XD
ranuel
Dec. 22nd, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
I think people get so focused on finding some product that will fix their hair they forget that it's a part of their body and like everything else is better when you're getting good basic nutrition.

People with experience with animals know that when your dog's coat is looking a bit dull feeding them eggs helps but never think that what they eat affects their own "coat" too.
kiramaru7
Dec. 22nd, 2015 02:15 am (UTC)
*nods* Although, I never liked putting crap in my hair. XD I think learning to eat better will definitely help me with my hair. Yeah, I guess we never equate our hair with their pet's fur, but it's all basically the same stuff.

ranuel
Dec. 19th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
I just realized I'm wearing the same shoes as I am in my avatar. Heh.
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