THE MASKS WE WEAR
Filed by Jason Knetge, GBWC
GBI Case File No. GBWC-2009-27/323
October 31, 2009
Ghostbusters Omnibus Timeline Year Twenty Seven
On top of the tallest
skyscraper in L.A. stood a dark foreboding figure. The
crackling sound of leather was heard as he tightened his
fists. "Finally. I have waited twenty five long years and now
it is my time." He then raised his now glowing hands over his
large, orange, bulbous head as a fang filled grin formed on
his face. "This will be a Halloween long remembered."
Ghostbusters WC HQ .
A small toddler dressed in a little mermaid
costume sat in front on the large HD TV in the Ghostbusters
rec room. She let out a loud giggle but still kept her eyes
fixed on the Dora the Explorer Halloween special. So caught up, she did not
hear the foot steps padding ever closer to her. "What are you
doing?" It was only during the commercial break that the girl
turned and saw what was behind her. Standing there was a
humanoid werewolf wearing a pair of tattered pants and shirt.
Letting out a scream, the the girl got to her feet and she ran
as fast as she could on her wobbling little legs. Crying, she
ran behind one of the couches to hide but then ran into a pair
of black stocking clad legs that had just entered the room.
Chelsea Aberdeen Baugh picked up and
comforted her daughter. "There there Sweetie, it's OK. It's
just a costume, it's not real." She then looked over at the
werewolf . "Kyle, take of your mask so she can see."
Kyle Stevens removed his scruffy werewolf mask
revealing his naturally scruffy face. "See Abigail, it's just
Abigail's sobs turned to small sniffles as
she saw Kyle grinning at her.
"I'm sorry Chelsea, I
didn't think it would scare her like that," apologized Kyle.
"Oh, nice costume by the way."
"It's alright Kyle,
she's still getting used to the whole thing." Chelsea grinned
and adjusted the ears to her cat costume. "Thanks, I just wish
my husband felt the same way."
"It's not that I don't
like it, I just thought we were supposed to go as a couple,"
stated Fritz Baugh as he came into the room fully clad in his
Dr. Who costume (specifically, the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker).
"I told you Abigail liked this one. I
don't think she would have felt the same If I went as Romana. Any way, you had your a choice to still go as a
couple." Chelsea then gave him a smug look. "You could have
gone as a puppy dog or King Triton."
Fritz made a
face then stuck out his tongue before kissing Chelsea. "OK,
Chelsea chuckled and made her hand into a
paw and swiped at him playfully.
It was at this point
Kyle coughed a bit, mainly to let them know that he was still
in the room. "How about we go down to the others?"
Downstairs in the office, Rose Prevost was
sitting at her desk arguing on the phone, a comical sight
given the fairy costume she had on . "No, I keep telling you
we don't have anyone here by that name. Yes there is a Jeff
but his last name is Nash. No, I don't think he would want a
subscription to Ninja Weekly." Rose slammed the phone down
then leaned back in her seat .
Jason Knetge came
walking up to her In his Marvel Deadpool costume. "What was
that all about?"
"I don't know, damn solicitor kept
asking for Jeff and getting his name wrong," stated Rose.
"They insisted that his last name started with a C."
Jason rubbed the back of his head. "Hmmm, I wonder
what that's about. Too bad Jeff is over at Nightsquad or I
would ask him."
"Hey Man, what the hell," yelled the
voice of Jeff Nash as he came over. He had decided to go as
Link from the Legend of Zelda. "I'm right here."
phone rang once more occupying Rose as Jeff was talking to
"Why do you always think I'm at NS?" asked
Jason held up his hands and shrugged. "Sorry
man." He then decided to change the subject. "Nice Link
costume by the way, but isn't that your N saber?"
got a devilish grin on his face. " Oh yeah. There's a contest
down at the party and so I thought I would blow them away with
my master sword." He and Jason then looked back at Rose who
was arguing on the phone again.
"Look Joey, I know
it's busy," Rose rolled her eyes. "Yeah, I know you haven't
done this in awhile but we all voted to take today off." Rose
made a face and held the phone away from her ear. "Yeah I
know. You, Robert and the rest of the reserves just do the
best that you can, I know some of them could use the extra
work." She hung up the phone.
"Joey wasn't thrilled
that we decided to pass this Halloween off on the reserves,"
Jeff asked while he chuckled a little.
"More that we
left him out of the vote," grinned Rose.
Devicente brushed some slime off of his GB uniform as he came
in from the garage. "OK, I just dropped off our new guest in
the ECU. Am I done for the day?"
Rose shook her head
and handed him a peace of paper. Opening it up, Mike hung his
head and let out a groan. "Come on, this is probably another
false alarm or another party that just got out of hand. Can't
one of the others get it?"
"The others are all too far
away in the other towns. You're the only local one." Jason
patted Mike on the shoulder as he walked out. "Well, think of
it this way: the sooner you go, the sooner you can come back.
And if it's a party, snag some of their food."
had to walk past Mick and Otter as they came in the room. Mick
was fully decked out in his Ash Williams costume from the Evil
Dead series, complete with chain saw hand. Otter, on the other
hand, was once again dressed as one of the hobbits from Lord
of the Rings.
"All right everyone, the cars are all
gassed up for us to hit the town. Hey, where is every one?
Lets go!" Mick gestured enthusiastically.
our way," shouted Chelsea as she came down, still holding
Abigail and followed by Fritz and Kyle.
his hands together. "OK, cool, now all we need is Jeremy and
No sooner was it said than Jeremy, sporting
the yellow and blue Wolverine costume, came in the room
followed by Rachel in a matching Shadow Cat costume.
"Er... nice costumes you two," said Kyle giving a bit
of a awkward shrug.
"Yeah I know. Once she found out
what I was going as, she insisted on it." Jeremy gestured over
Rachel put her hands on her hips. "What? I
didn't get that many Halloweens back in my day. I wanted to
make up for lost time."
Fritz leaned over to Chelsea
and whispered, "Next year how about going as Andromeda and
Chelsea nodded in a agreement, "and
Abigail as Atom Girl."
"What ever people, let's move
it out," shouted Mick with eager enthusiasm.
PKE meter suddenly shot to life just seconds before a wave of
dark black negative energy swooped through the walls of the
HQ, knocking everyone off of their feet .
Rose was the
first to regain consciousness. "What happened?" Staggering to
her feet, she braced herself on a large cylindrical ceramic
object. "Where did this come from?" Rubbing her eyes and
examining the object, she was taken back by her name plastered
across it and the apparently giant lipstick marks on the top.
As she kept staggering back she tripped over a large computer
keyboard. "Holy crap, I'm on my desk!" The pleas of her now
tiny voice went unnoticed as the others awoke.
the corner of the room Jeff rubbed his forehead. "Is every one
all right?" Jeff eyes then went wide as his rubbing hand found
his now long, pointed ears.
"Yeah I think so," replied
Jason as he sat up on the floor. "Any one get the number of what hit..."
Jason was cut off by the yells of Mick as he
jumped onto the back of a werewolf. "Got you, you lupine son
of a bitch!"
Jeff and Jason jumped into the fray, each
grabbing one of the lupine's arms, but were soon tossed aside
as it yelled out, "Get off me!"
The now hobbit looking
Otter jumped out of the way and hid behind Rose's desk.
A feral scream rang out from the other end of the
room. Fritz, being the closest, adjusted his glasses and saw
Chelsea's shocked expression at her fur covered body and long,
prehensile tail. "Fritz, what the hell is going on?" She then
gasped seeing Abigail on the floor. A confused look on her
little face as to the fish tail that replaced her legs.
Fritz stood up to do something, but was surprised to
see his missing leg had returned.
By this time the
others were getting thrashed as Jeremy, brandishing his
Wolverine claws, had joined in the fight with the werewolf as
"Ohh.. I bet all
the puppy wants is a little treat and a belly rub,"
said Jason before he took a fist to the face.
"Everyone stop....." shouted Fritz at the top of his
lungs with little a force. "STOP!!!"
Using her new
wings, Rose flew over in front of Jeff's face. "Hey, listen!"
Mick still held onto the back of the werewolf. "But
Fritz, are you crazy? We have to stop this thing!"
think that this is Kyle," shouted Fritz.
Mick let go
after the wolf nodded in the affirmative. It was only then
that the confrontation started to die down and realization
started to sink in.
Fritz continued to examine his leg as he
spoke . " Apparently what ever that was that hit us . It
somehow turned us into our costume , giving us their traits
and abilities . "
By this time Rachel had come out of
the shadows to join everyone else . " What's going on ? " .
she too was apparently affected with her now being partly
human , her skin retaining the small hit of blue .
Mick shook his head . " Come on Fritz . If that was
the case then I would be missing my hand . " Mick pulled off
the chainsaw that was attached to his right wrist and held up
if arm . " See ! " He then did a double take as he saw the
bandaged stump were his right hand used to be .
took a step back from Mick " OK so apparently we are our
costume , '"
Mick's face went pale as a sheet . " Oh
my god . My hand is fucking gone . " He then clenched his
" Its okay Mick . " Fritz reassured . " I'm sure
if we .... "
Mick then cut him off with a harsh tone .
" OK? OK ? , Look I'm missing my hand . Do you know what it's
like to loose a part of your ........ ? " Mick had a regretful
look as he suddenly bit his tongue .
Fritz lowered his
glasses as he look at him for just a bit . " This is not the
first time a Ghostbuster has had his physical form altered . "
Added Fritz as he checked his chest, feeling his first and new
second heart beats .
" Well how do you explain me then ?
. " inquired Rachel .
Jeremy flexed his hands and
retracted his claws . " Perhaps you were only partly affected
because you are a ghost or it was that special costume you got
off the net . "
Jason pulled off his mask showing his
now scared and cancer riddled face . " What kind of cop out story is this ?
I mean every single show does this sooner or later . "
He then held up his hands and shrugged .. " It seams like lazy writing to me . "
This prompted a long and silent stare from the rest of
his team mates .
Any way ." said Mick . " We have established what happened but
any thought on who or why ? "
" It could be any number
of things , " Kyle said with a unintentional growl . He was
not used to his new lupine legs which made him stagger and
caused Chelsea to raise her fur and hiss at him when he got
too close to Abigail .
Fritz knelt down by Chelsea who
was crouching over her daughter . Then gave her a deep
reassuring hug . '' We will fix this , "
looked back at him with her now slanted eyes , truth to tell ,
she was overwhelmed with all that happened and had a hard time
suppressing her new baser instincts .
Abigail on the
other hand was too young to grasp the situation and rather
enjoyed her change . That is until she started to wine and
showed some discomfort at her drying fish tail .
There , there , Sweetie , its going to be alright . I'm going
to put her in the tub . " Warping Abigail up in a blanket ,
Chelsea grabbed the bundle with her teeth and padded to the
upstairs bathroom .
Fritz tuned stood back up and muttered to
himself " I'm going to be really worried if I go upstairs and
she's trying to mate with Mister Whiskers." He then tuned to
Kyle who was feeling bad . " It's all right , at any rate we
have to try and keep level heads . "
Jason picked up a
nearby book and balanced it on his head . " Will do , Fritters but I don't see how
this will help . "
" Cut that crap out , this
isn't the time or the place . " Argued Mick as he reattached
the chain saw to his arm .
Sounds of the TV caught
Rose's attention and she zipped over to it . " Hay .... Hay
listen " .
The breaking news logo came on the screen
. and everyone gathered around it to get a good look . A man
looking like a goblin gave a nervous glance at some papers in
his hand then back at the camera ." Hi , I'm Tim Robert's
coming to you with a live special report , All over the city
chaos running wild in the streets as reports pour in of people
tuning into the very costumes they were wearing . " He then
adjusted the medieval armor that he had on as the camera angle
switched . " Riots have started to break out with an
unprepared police force powerless to stop them . All emergency
hot lines and most communication are being overloaded as panic
spreads . " . The goblin man then put his hand to his long
ear. " I'm getting a report as to a possible point of origin to
the pandemic . We now go live to Jill Henderson . on location
The camera then cut to scene of the LA high rises
and a woman who looked like the bride of Frankenstein holding
a microphone . " Hold the camera steady Bill . " she shouted
as the images jostled .
" I'm doing the best that I
can . " came a voice from off screen , " You try working this
thing with claws . "
The girl then put her hand to her
ear , " Oh we are on . Hi , Jill Henderson reporting live from
what is claimed as the epicenter of this event. Less than a
hour ago witnessed claimed to see a wave a light being emitted
from the top of this building . " She then reached over and
pulled a woman dressed as The Major from Ghost In The Shell
into the camera frame . " Can you tell us what you saw here
miss ..... ? "
The woman looked around nervously and
tried to hide her face from the camera with no avail " . It's
" Is that short for Samantha ? " Inquired the
The woman just made a face " No, just Sam "
There was a overly long awkward moment of silence
before the reporter spoke again . " So can you tell us what
you saw ?"
" Well me and my co-workers were having are
annual Halloween party , when we all heard something coming
from the top of the building . " She then pointed to the
skyscraper . " We all looked up and that's when we were all hit
by that light . " The woman then tuned back to the reporter .
" After we all came to we saw what we thought was a man jumping
off the top of the building. However instead of falling he
just sort of stopped and floated over to the park . " She then
pointed off camera .
" Can you describe him ?"
Inquired the reporter .
" It was hard to tell . He
was in a black cape or robe but his head way big like a
pumpkin , " the woman waved her hands over her head gesturing
the shape .
" Thanks you " The reporter then tuned
back to the ca,era . " Well there we have it . Answers to a
mysterious question that only leads to more mystery , Back to
you Tim "
Kyle made a confused sound and tilted his
head to the side .
Jeremy looked over at Fritz . " Did
she just descried what i think she did .? "
" I don't
know . It's wouldn't be the first time . " Fritz the looked
over at Jeff , " Could it be .... ?'
Jeff shook his
head vigorously and cut Fritz off . " NO no . it's impossible. There is no way that is the Hain Witch . We check every year to
make sure that son of a bitch is still in there and every year
Bo shuts down NS just to guard it . "
" Perhaps it
escaped . " stated Mick . He then looked over at Rose who was
hovering just over Jeff . Rose get on the phone and call
back east to see if the Hain Witch escaped . "
made a face and put her hands on her hips . " Does it look
like I can use the phone ? And even if I could , the lines are
Fritz shook his head . " No that doesn't make
any sense . We would have been notified and it would have
most likely gone after franchise Zero first rather than come
all the way out here , "
" Then just what are we
dealing with ? " Kyle finely managed to grunt .
" Well I'd say this story is picking up . . " replied Jason and he put his mask back on . "
" How about we find it and ask it
" Or we could get the other guys to to it .
" added Rachel
Jeremy shook his head . " They are on
the other side of town . "
" That , and it would take
them too long to get here even if the city wasn't going nuts ,
" added Jeff .
" I don't think we have much choice . "
Fritz pointed over to Jason and Mick . " You two load up the
van . Everyone one else ... "
Fritz was cut off by
Chelsea as she came down the stairs . '" I'm coming with you .
" What ? no .... " Fritz gave her a perplexed look .
" I thought you were going to stay here with Rose "
Like hell I am ! " Chelsea growled as she grabbed his shirt .
" I'm going to go out and stop whatever did this and get my
little girl back ., "
Rose zipped over folded her arms
and plopped down on Jeff head , " I'm coming too . "
Fritz gulped . " OK .. OK ..But someone has to watch
Otter hoped down from the desk he was
sitting on . " I will do it . "
Chelsea gave him a
surprised look . " You think you can handle it ? "
Yeah " Otter started to make his way up the stairs " I was
always good with some of my old girlfriends' kids . "
The rest of the group went out to the garage but was
stopped by Mick . " There's a problem . We can't get to our
packs . "
" What do you mean we cant get them ? "
asked Jeremy as he looked past Mick
Over on the far
wall where the locker that held the packs should be , was a
solid stone dungeon wall , covered in blood and rusted chains
Jason was over with his ear up against the wall and
sliding his hands over it , every now and then knocking on it
. " I think it's a rock wall . "
" The decorations we put up must have been
affected as well . " Stated Mick .
" Crap . ' Jeremy
punched the side of the van . " We can fight without our gear
" Speak for yourself . " replied Jeff .
Perhaps we don't need it ," stated Mick . " I mean look at us
, between us all we should have enough abilities to take down
anything . Unless anyone has any concerns or questions I say
lets go ! "
Jason put his hand up like an eager little
kid in a class , " Oh I got one ,
Why am I the only one speaking in orange text ? "
Another long confused silence was broken by
Rachel " OK lets just head out . "
All over the city confused and panicked
pedestrians roamed the streets aimlessly . Several Hanna
Montana looking girls ran down the street being chased by a
some pirates and cowboys . They ran past a group of child
sized Power Rangers that had cornered a bat monster . A cow
and a clown were doing their best to cheer up an oversize
baby as it wailed and whined and pointed at a band of Vikings
looting a store . The sky ways equally filled with activity ,
Demons and angels battled among the magical displays of the
Harry Potter wizards and witches .
Jeremy drove the
van down the street and did the best that he could given the
circumstances . " Wow . This is nuts ! " He then had to swerve
to to avoid hitting a two headed man and woman that was having
an argument in the road .
Mick on the other hand sat in
the passengers seat , a bit annoyed that is lack of a had
prevented him from driving . " Yeah tell me about it . " He
looked out at the anarchy on the streets .
the other hand was sting on the roof of the car doing some
small acrobatics and singing the This is Halloween song over
the loud speaker .
" You think we should be worried
about him ? " asked Chelsea who was sitting close to Fritz .
" Perhaps , but I think we need to focus on the task
ahead . " shrugged Fritz .
" Easy for you to say,
Fritz. If you killed you'll just turn into Peter Davison"
The van soon puled up to the La Brea
park and every one exited . It jumped about a good two feat of
the ground when Kyle got out , " So where do we start looking
Fritz looked at the PKE meter in his hand . "
There is too much interference coming from us and everyone
else that was altered in the city . "
his hands up in annoyance " Great ! How are we going to find
this thing now ?"
" Here is a crazy thought " said
Mick " We could just ask someone . '"
Mick and Jeff
went over to a half-angel half-demon woman that was having a
schizophrenic moment .
" Ah, Miss , sorry to bother you
but can we ask you something ? ' Asked Jeff .
" I know
we may not look it but we're the Ghostbusters and it's of the
utmost importance . " added Mick .
She tuned to look
at him , her face heavenly and her demeanor angelic . " Oh yes , I well tell you anything you
want to know , " . She then got a devilish smirk and
bit the tip of her finger . " But
what's your rush ? Wouldn't you rather have some fun first ?"
. She then moved close to Mick grabbing his arm .
Mick tried to pry her off as Jeff continued to speak .
" We wanted to know if you have seen any one in a purple robe
and a pumpkin head come this way . "
The girl let go of
Mick as her good personality took over again . She thought
for just a moment then gracefully pointed to to the center of
the park . " Yes ., he headed off
that way towards he tar pits , But he wasn't wearing a purple
robe " . Another devilish smile formed on her face as
she suddenly ran her fingers through her hair . " It was more like a cape and some sort
of gothic outfit . With some kinky S&M stuff , "
Jeff and Mick each exchanged odd looks . Jeff
then held up his hand " Thanks for the help . "
everyone else headed off Jason ran up to the girl and handed
her a piece of paper . He then held up his hand to his ear as
if he was on the phone running off to catch up with the others
A two story pier of tar , bones and stone sat in the
center of the tar pits . Ornate carvings of bats and spiders
and all things Halloween decorated its structure . A large
flaming pumpkin sat at its crest just above an occupied throne
Jeff was the first one there and stopped in his
tracks . " No it can't be . "
Arising into the air from
the throne was a man garbed in a black cape and dark skin
tight leather . A look best compared to heavy metal band . His
long cape flapped in the wind as he clapped his gloved hands .
An amused grin forming on his pumpkin head . " And without
fail , the mighty Ghostbuster are here . I was starting to
think you wouldn't show . "
Fritz held up a hand
letting everyone know to stay back . " You have us at a loss .
You know who we are but would you be so kind as to enlighten
us as to yourself ? "
The man replied with theatrical
flair ," Isn't it obvious ? , I am the all powerful full lord
and spirit of Halloween . "
" Bull shit ! " yelled
Jeff . " You may look like him but there is no way in hell
that your Sam Hain . Because he is now Hain witch and still
locked up at Nightsquad's . "
Sneering the pumpkin
headed man's eyes glowed red . " Your right I'm not , I am Sam
junior, the son of Sam Hain . " An orange bolt of lightening
flashed in the sky . He then pointed at the the group . " No
thanks to you and your organization , my father was forced to
merge with that of a forest goddess in hope to destroy you . "
His expressing then tuned a bit somber , " His action
abdicated his position and crated a power vacuum . One that I
claimed as my birthright , as the new spirit of this night ."
Rachel tuned to the others " Hold on , how can he have
a son ?"
" Some of the earlier known legends of Sam
Hain said that he had a separate childlike like avatar of
himself that he considered his son . " Replied Mick .
Fritz adjusted his glasses he stepped forward . "
That's an interesting story but why what now and not six
years ago when he became the Hain Witch ?"
The new Sam
Hain's face went somber once again . " My father sired me back
in 1984 with a willing High priestess of his cult . My essence
was bound to a form of flesh and thus I had to wait to reach
He then manifested some flaming skulls in his
hands " However unlike my father , I will destroy you ! "
with great velocity he hurled the flaming projectiles down at
the Ghostbusters .
Landing in front of Jeff one of the
skulls transformed into a kid wearing an orange winter track
suit and a blue bandanna with a leaf on it . It then made some
odd gestures with its hands . " Shadow Clone Jutsu !!! "
There were puffs of smoke and a sizable army of
identical kids appeared . They all yelled at once " Believe it ! "
Jeff look around as a sinister grin formed on his face
. " Oh I'm going to really enjoy this . " Pulling out his hook
shot harpoon , " Get over here " . He fired it and hit several
of the so called ninjas and pulled them over . He then
backhanded them with his shield destroying them in a puff of
smoke . Jeff then unleashed his Master sword and sliced
several more ninjas in half as the all tried to jump him .
Mick was surprised when the skull that landed in front
of him turned into a Zombie Abraham Lincoln . " What the hell
" Hey, Sonny , you know what Zombie Lincoln likes do
for fun ? He like to kick ass in the name of America . '" the
Zombie Lincoln hit Mick in the face with a large sucker punch
. Knocking him off his feet .
" Son of a bitch ! '
Mick rubbed hi jaw then had to roll out of the way as the
Zombie Lincoln came at him with ha large mallet and was
starting to sing " I've been working on the railroad . "
One of the other skulls fell into the tar pits were a
the decaying tar covered corpse a saber tooth tiger arose .
Letting out a roar it charged after Fritz pouncing on him .
Just as it raised it's paw for a fatal strike Chelsea knocked
it off of Fritz by jumping onto it's back , clawing and biting
Kyle attempted to help but was soon
confronted by a human bat vampire . Swooping up into the air
it picked up Kyle and flew him into a nearby tree then dropped
him on the ground . Snarling, it dissolved into a swarm of bats
. Getting to his feet Kyle swiped at them as they started to
zoom around him .
One of the bats spotted Rose and
broke off from the group to attack her . Chuckling to itself it shifted its form into a small toy plane that looked
like the Red Baron's .
Rose had to think quickly and
dodge out of the way as the plane opened fire on her . " Holy
crap ! Who does this guy think I am--Snoopy ?"
a drink of water rather then paying any attention , Jason
didn't see the the skull that was tossed behind him as it
tuned into the Wicked Witch of the West . " Well, Dearie, how
about a little fire ? " the tip of her broom ignited into
flames as she spun it around like a expert martial artist .
Jason looked back and forth for a bit then just spat
the mouth full of water on her ,
The witch let a gut
wrenching scream as it hit her forehead , " AAAaaaa , look
what you have done ! Who would have ever thought a small
amount of water would have gotten me . . I'm melting . melting
.. oh what a world . "
Looking for a bit at the piles
of clothes on the ground , Jason just shrugged and ran off to
help one of the others .
Jeremy and Rachel tried to
make a dash for the stone structure but were stopped by the
Black Knight . " None shall
pass .. "
" Crap ! Where's Arthur when you need him ? "
asked Jeremy as he looked up at the foreboding figure .
The Black Knight unleashed his sword and prepared to
strike " Have at thee . "
" Look out . " With out
thinking Rachel pushed Jeremy out of harms way only to be
impaled by the sword herself .
In a blind fury of rage
Jeremy extended his claws and severed the Black Knight's arms
then kicked him to the ground ,.
Back at the GBHQ
Otter hoisted Abigail out of the tub " OK
that's enough swimming for now . How about we get some food in
you . "
He was about to take her to the kitchen when
he heard the voice of Mike . " Hey! Where is everyone ?'
" Just a sec I will be right there ! " Still holding
Abigail , Otter went down to meet Mike on his way to the ECU
" Otter where in the hell is every one ?" Mike
gave an exasperated waive with his arm . " It's pandemonium
out there ! " He then stopped and blinked . " What happened to
" We along with everyone in the city were
turned into our costume . " Otter continued to rock Abigail
in this arms , " They all decided to go and investigate the
cause despite the fact that they couldn't get to their packs
" Crap ! " shouted Mike as he punched the rock wall
of lockers . " I could have gone with them and given them the
spare pack I had in the car , "
" Well, there is still
time for you to catch up with them . Perhaps we can think of
something . "
Feeling a bit cold Abigail gave a small
sneeze which prompted Otter to then bundled her up in one of
her mom's nearby GBWC uniforms a.
Out side of the
building a bright flash could be seen from the garage door
Back at the La Brea .
rushed over to Rachel who was laying on the ground . " Rachel
No . you're ..... you're going to be OK , I .. I ... "
Concentrating Rachel used the mutant power her costume
provided to faze through the sword as she sat up . " I guess I
picked a good costume after all . "
The Black Knight
somehow got back up and look at his severed arms . " Tis but a
scratch . " He then started to charge at Jeremy .
Rachel on the other hand grabbed hold of the Knight's
legs . Using her power once more , she fazed him into the
ground up to his waist where Jeremy gave the finishing move
and loped off his head .
Helping her up to her feet
Jeremy pulled her close and gave her a kiss .
yet another blow from the Zombie Lincoln Mick revved up his
chainsaw and when on the offensive . " All right, my turn . "
Mick sawed the mallet in two as it was preparing to strike .
He then unholstered the shotgun from his back and fired ,
Zombie Lincoln staggered back, a bit shaken but mostly
" What the Hell ! " shouted mick . " How do
you kill this guy ? '
You got to get him in the back of the head . " Yelled
Jason from across the field
" What ? " Mick made a
face and then dove in between the Zombie Lincoln's legs coming
up from behind . " Um... Sic Semper Tyranis? " He then opened
Zipping around Rose did her best to out
maneuvered the toy Red Baron as it shot at her and started to
laugh . " Oh you think this is funny ? " Rose then stopped
abruptly letting the Red Baron over pass her . Before he knew
what was going on she sped up once more coming up from behind
and jumped into the cockpit . " Tell me if this is funny . "
She then covered his eyes and kicked the control stick .
The small plane when hurling out of control heading for a
nearby tree , " Consider your wings clipped ,. " Fluttering
her wings ,Rose uncovered his eyes and jumped off of the
plane just before it crashed .
Jeff pulled his sword
out of the last ninja and pointed it at Sam Hain " Your next,
pie face . "
A scythe then manifested in Sam Hain's
hands . " I guess I will just have to enjoy destroying you myself . " He swooped down with a fury of
intensity with his blade meeting Jeff's .
his master sword with both hands as he barely held back the
attack . He then caught Sam Hain off guard be kicking him in
the gut . Seeing an opportunity Jeff went on the attack .
Sam Hain attempted to slice Jeff in half with a long
swiping motion of his scythe . The attack missed as Jeff
leaned back Matrix style and avoided it . Sam Hain was then
forced to do a backflip out of the way of Jeff's swing blade .
" You got some good skills there but can you do this ? " Sam
Hain split into five identical copies of himself and hovered
around Jeff each one trying to attack .
Mick and Jason
came over to help Jeff but had a hard time figuring out which
Sam Hain was the real one .
" Jeff, which is the main
one ? " Yelled Mick as his chain saw tore into the side of one
of the Sam Hains .
" How in the hell should I know ? "
replied Jeff as he dodged several more attacks .
buzzed up in Jeff's face . " May be I can help with that ."
She then zipped around the five Sam Hains finally hovering
over one of them .
" All right ! " Yelled Jeff . " You
guys get the rest , this one's mine !!! "
the two machetes he had on his back " All right let's tango . " He
then ran them through the other Sam Hain .
Mick on the
other hand fired his shot gun , blowing off little more than
half of one of the Sam Hain's pumpkin head .
had the two Sam Hains on the rope until the fourth one snuck
up from behind , Snarling it sliced off Jason's right arm with
his scythe , stopping his attack Jason looked as his dripping
stump . " Talk about being
disarmed . Hay can you guy's give me a time out ? "
Jason then ran past them and picked up is arm and
started to reattach it .
Kyle howled as the swarm of
bats continued to attacked him. His growls became even more
feral as most of the bats avoided the swipes of his claws .
Having finally had enough Kyle let out one last growl and
slammed his hands together as hard as he could , The
concussive waves of the blast sent all the bats hurling to the
ground incapacitated .
Once he was done with the bats
Kyle turned his attention to the Sam Hains Jason and Mick
were fighting . Jumping over he grabbed two of them by their
heads and slammed them into one another ,
As this was
going on Chelsea and Fritz were still fending off the saber
toothed tiger . Chelsea was still on its back holding on with
her teeth . The tiger attempted to clew and shake the smaller
feline on its back but had trouble reaching . Finally the
flesh of the tiger gave way and Chelsea was thrown to the
ground , landing hard .
Seeing this Fritz reacted
quickly and despite better logic , confronted the beast .
Taking off the scarf of his costume he wrapped around the
tiger's face . effectively blinding it . He then ran over to
Chelsea . " Are you OK ? "
Chelsea shook her head . "
No , I think I sprained my leg . " Seeing the concerned look
on his face she tried to reassure him . " Promise me that
after this is done , You're not going to take me to the vet .
Feeling a bit better Fritz picked her up in his arms
The roar of the tiger caught Fritz and Chelsea's
attention making them turn around . Finally shaking its head
one last time , it looked over at the two of them and pounced
. Midway through the air it was hit by a proton bean ,
knocking it off course and blowing it to pieces .
Ghostbuster's brandishing packs were running across the field
. Fritz instantly recognized Mike Devicente but didn't know
the young woman that was with him .
" Fritz sorry it
took so long getting here . Otter sort of filled me in on what
happened , " Yelled Mike as he came over to them , " What do
you need me to do ?'
" Go and help the others . "
replied Fritz .
The young woman also came up to Fritz
and Chelsea . " Mom , Dad are you OK ?"
the girl's statement Fritz and Chelsea looked at each other
then at the girl . Glancing at the Aberdeen nametag ,
then at the reddish blond hair and perfectly mixed features ,
the two of them spoke at the same time . " Abigail ? "
She grinned and did a small curtsy before running off
. " Sorry there's no time to explain . I got to help the
others . '
" Abigail wait ! " said Fritz .
think she will be alright . " replied Chelsea . " Didn't you
see , she's got my body your brains and a proton pack . "
Back in the fight Rose distracted Sam Hain by buzzing
around his face as Jeff charged up his sword and got ready
to unleash the force like a top . Letting loose, the force of
his momentum and the charge of his weapon broke Same Hain's
" Curse you ! " blowing a hot jet of flames
out of his mouth , Sam Hain flew back up in the air hovering
just over Jeff ,
Rose finally had to stop her buzzing
and seek safely behind Jeff as he raised his shield to block
the flames .
Mick was sawing in half the Sam Hain he
had shot in the face just as Kyle was disemboweling the two he
was fighting ,
Jason having reattached his arm , was
holding up the severed head of the fourth Same Hain . " Alas , poor Sam Hain . I knew him
Horacio. So how are things going in Miami? " He then stopped and calmly tossed it behind
him as he saw Mike and Abigail approach .
" Is it to
late to join the party ?" Mike yelled enthusiastically .
Mick shook the ectoplasm from his saw . " Not at all .
" Here I thought you could use one of there . " Mike
held up a fresh ghost trap .
Mick stared with a blank
look " I can't believe we forgot to bring one of those . '
" Looking back , it does
seem like a big flaw in our line of attack . " added
" What is our line of attack ? " inquired
Abigail a bit impatiently trying to get the guys back on track
" Well, Jeff is occupying him right now but I don''t
know how long it will last ." Mick then pointed to Mike and
Abigail . " You two get on either side of him and as soon as
he's distracted , blast him . "
With out saying
another word Mike and Abigail got into position .
" This is all well and
good but were are we going to get a distraction ? "
asked Jason .
Jeremy had finally joined the
others " I think I got one . " He then turned to Kyle with a
grin . " Throw me ! "
Sam Hain's attention was
completely focused on Jeff as he continued to rain fire down .
" Little good that sword of yours does from down there . Can't
you see the inevitable , that you're not going to win , there
is nothing you can do to stop me . "
" Fastball Special, Bub!!! "
Jeremy came rocketing at him getting a good swipe of his claws
on Sam Hain's face and chest and knocking him off kilter .
As soon as Jeremy was out of the way Mick gave the
signal . Mike and Abigail fired their proton beams ensnaring
the ghost .
" Abigail hold him as I toss out the trap
. " yelled Mike .
" All right . " replied Abigail as
she did all that she could to hold him .
The trap was
then tossed under Sam Hain and he was bathed in its blinding
light as it opened .
Slowly being sucked in Sam Hain
fought to try and break free . " NO! You can't do this to me !
Jeff charged up his sword one last time and split
Sam Hans head down the middle . " I guess like father , like
son , "
Sam Hain was finally sucked into the trap and
as soon as its doors shut an orange ring of light blasted
everyone one to the ground and swept over the city .
Every one awoke slowly and checked themselves over .
With the spell that had affected them no longer having
anything to draw upon , they all returned to normal . They
were also pleasantly surprised to find any injuries that they
had sustained were now completely gone .
again only in her cat costume made her way over to Abigail .
Still on the ground in her mommy's old uniform Abigail was
scooped up .
Mick was rejoicing to himself at the
return of his hand as he helped Fritz to his feet who was
somewhat wishing he kept his leg .
Kyle removed his
mask and felt his face " I'm so happy I can talk normal again
." He then assisted Mick with helping Fritz .
had been hiding on the back of Jeff's shirt now found her self
sitting on top of him on the ground . " Oh sorry Jeff . '
Laying face down Jeff tried to sit up . " You can
apologize later , for now could you just get off me ? "
Mike walked over to the trap and nudged it with his
foot before picking it up . " Someone get a picture of me with
this . "
As everyone one started to head back to the
car , Jason couldn't help himself and raised his hands in the
air . ' Happy Halloween ! "
Based on Ghostbusters Created by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis
Ghostbusters West Coast Division Created by Andy Harness and Vincent Belmont