- Holidays and Celebrations
The New Neighbors
It was a nice cool Fall day in Pleasantville and the neighbors houses were decorated with all kinds of Halloween surprises. Ms. Glenda's house was beautifully decorated. She called Sara at her front steps and asked if she could help rake the leaves that fell in the back of Ms. Glenda's yard and of course she agreed to help her out.
Sara was a great helper and always was there for Ms. Glenda. Ms. Glenda drove all the neighborhood kids to her house when she baked her famous pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream, you can smell her pies baking from a hundred feet away. She was such an amazing baker.
The Neighborhood Kids
After raking up the leaves in Ms. Glenda's backyard I heard her yell for me in the kitchen "THE PUMPKIN PIE IS DONE! I ALSO MADE APPLE PIE COME AND GET IT!" That's when a few of the neighborhood kids joined me to have some pie. It was so delicious, Ralph who was 13 had more than his fair share of pie he was on the pudgy side and always overate but Ms. Glenda didn't mind she just wanted us to enjoy her famous pumpkin and apple pies.
Also at the table was Melissa who was 14 and always had the latest news about the neighborhood she had announced that there were new neighbors that moved in. She said that her mother had met them and that she got a creepy vibe from them. She said that they spoke with an accent. William who was friends with Ralph said that he met them too and that they knocked on his mother's door to introduce themselves. He said he got a creepy vibe from them as well and that when they looked at him they gave him a creepy smile and he saw that they had red stains on their teeth which looked like blood.
Ralph said that it was all "Mumbo Jumbo" and that kind of stuff doesn't exist. Ralph didn't care about what others said he was happy just as long as he had some sort of food in front him.
The Talk of the Town
All this talk about the new neighbors made Sara really curious to meet them. When Sara got home she saw her mother and father relaxing on the couch watching television. "Hey Mom, Dad, did you meet the new neighbors yet?" Sara's mom said that she didn't have the chance since she had to run some errands. Sara's father said "Yeah I saw them, they looked a little strange but hey who am I to judge right?" He laughed at his comment. "I heard that they were pretty creepy" Sara said. Her mother said " creepy, how? oh Sara don't be so judgmental you didn't even meet them yet, they might be really nice people."
As Sara went into her bedroom she couldn't help thinking about what she heard about the new neighbor. That night as Sara slept she had an awful nightmare.
Meeting the New Neighbors
"Sara, meet the new neighbors they are so nice, shake their hands." As Sara shook the strange mans hands they felt ice cold, his cold hands sent shivers down her back which made the new neighbor smile. As he smiled she saw the red stains around the sides of his teeth, the same stains that William spoke about. She was hesitant to shake the wife's hand because she didn't want to feel that kind of hand again. The woman's hands were as cold as her husbands and her teeth were stained too just like her husbands. As they sat down she noticed that the man and woman had an accent which made them sound like they came from another world. "Were they vampires?" Sara thought as she heard them talk about their hometown mentioning that they came to this area because they wanted a fresh start and that they thought this would be the best place for them.
After sometime at the table she noticed that the new neighbors had fangs in their teeth as they spoke and when she caught eyes with the male neighbor she heard a voice inside of her head as if he was telepathically speaking to her. The voice said "My dear Sara, your youthfulness makes me thirsty, your perfect skin makes me salivate, I will come visit you in your sleep, I will make you one of us." Hearing this voice clearly Sara jumped up and screamed, "NO NO MOM!!DAD! NO I DONT WANT THEM TO DRINK MY BLOOD, NO!!" Sara's mother and father both looked at her strangely their eyes turning the color of a fire red they turned to their daughter Sara and told her "You will be one of us!" Sara screamed and raced out the door, she felt like time was moving slowly. She tried to get away from them but they came closer. She ran towards Ms. Glenda's house and knocked hard at her door when the door opened she saw that they got Ms. Glenda! Ms. Glenda was a vampire! With her large fangs she came close to Sara's neck and Sara screamed in horror.
Sara woke up from her nightmare confused and soar as if the nightmare was real. Her parents by her bed. "We heard you yell from all the way downstairs Sara, what happened are you alright?" Her father said. She told them about the nightmare and they told her that she can no longer watch any horror movies, she was too sensitive for those kinds of things. Her parents assured her that it was only a bad dream and that tomorrow they will all go to the new neighbors house and meet them. Sara agreed that this will be the only way she would truly know if her neighbors are really vampires.
Ms. Glenda's House at Night
Dinner at the New Neighbor's House
Hardly getting enough sleep thinking about the nightmare she had Sara got up and dressed to go meet the new neighbors with her parents. She was ready to find out if her neighbors were real life vampires or not. Sara decided to wear a cross around her neck just in case they were real vampires she heard that the cross would protect her from them.
The new neighbors opened their door with a smile they greeted Sara and her parents. "Come in, the strange man said and shook Sara's hand. Sara felt that his hand was in fact cold which made her think immediately about the nightmare she had the night before. When she shook the woman's hand she felt that it was cold too which made Sara feel more uncomfortable. Sara's curiosity got the best of her. She decided to ask the new neighbors why their hands felt so cold. The neighbors laughed and said " Well Ms. Sara did you know that it is about 37 degrees outside? We decided to go for our midnight walk and forgot to put our gloves on. You are right our hands are cold but don't worry the fireplace will warm them up quickly.
The dinner was fantastic Sara's mind was at ease when she realized just how friendly the neighbors were. They had a long conversation with Sara and her parents about why they decided to move to Pleasantville that sounded similar to the conversation Sara had with them in the nightmare. She felt the feeling of DejaVu and quickly she became uncomfortable again. Sara's mother and father asked if she was okay and Sara tried her best to maintain her composure but lost it. "Listen I know you're both vampires and you are ready to suck my blood from me and my parents but you will not because I won't let you! Sara went to reach for the kitchen knife and when she did she saw that the knife had vanished.
Sara ran towards the locked door and the neighbors stood back with a surprised look on their faces and Sara's parents told her to take it easy and that she was just over reacting and apologized to the neighbors and the neighbors then told Sara that they are not vampires and that they will prove it by doing whatever Sara wanted them to do. Sara agreed that this was a good idea and that she would expose them. "If you are not real vampires show me your teeth" and when they did she saw no fangs in fact their teeth were perfectly white and clean. Then Sara pulled out her cross expecting the neighbors to jump up and scream but they did not react in fact they complimented her cross telling her that it looked beautiful on her. Then she ran into their kitchen and opened up their refrigerator expecting to spot a case of blood but when she looked in the fridge she saw that they had the same type of food in their fridge that she had at her house. "Sara, honey you are no longer allowed to watch horror movies." Sara's mother said. Sara was at ease and quite embarrassed by her reaction that she began to cry. She apologized to the neighbors. The new neighbors smiled at her and said it was okay and that they've been called far more bizarre things before.
Sara and her parents decided that their stay was long enough and went back home. Sara thanked her new neighbors and apologized once again for the way she reacted at their house. As Sara and her mother left their new neighbors home they waved and said good night.
Finally at home Sara felt bad about what she had done at the neighbor's house and told her parents that she will never accuse or judge anyone again. As her parents kissed her goodnight, Sara went under her bed covers and felt a cold hand touch her. When she looked up she saw that it was her neighbor smiling at her with his sharp teeth.