Austin Lange Posted June 26, 2021 Share Posted June 26, 2021 It was Halloween, and true to form, Austin had started with some early Trick or treating with his family. Dressing up in a Family set of costumes no less, The theme by majority vote was Star Wars. Randy, his Stepdad, was Darth Vader, while his mother was dressed as Padme. Sarah and Billy, his younger siblings were dressed as Leia and Luke. Austin was dressed like Han Solo. It was funny to him, given how among the family, he was the "odd one out" there too, and in a way it seemed fitting. They did some trick or treating in the neighborhood, Austin doing his best to not look mortified being seen doing this still at sixteen, but still wanting to be a good brother for his siblings. They'd gone through the neighborhood as far back as Austin could remember, and he smiled, remembering the first time each of his siblings have come along. He knew to treasure moments like this. There would come a time where they'd be farther and farther between, with the heritage he now knew that he had. Thinking that, he steeled himself, knowing that at least once already, without his Real Father's intervention, they'd have been killed. He knew the day was also coming when he'd have to leave them behind. Sarah looked up at him, noticing he was lost in thought, "Something on your mind?" "Nothing for you to worry about Sarah, just remembering all the times we've done this." He spoke quietly, his voice reassuring, even if not quite as warm as normal. "We'll do it next year, and the ones after too." She looked happy about that, and Austin nodded. "We'll see. Still, you two and Mom and Dad will have fun at the Mall tonight." "Yeah, but you're going to a party." She looked at him. "You're gonna get into trouble." "Don't jinx me like that Squirt, it isn't nice." He retorted playfully. "Don't call me Squirt, Austin, I hate that nickname." Her blue eyes, so like his own, seemed to darken and flash in annoyance, and he laughed. His mother chuckled. "don't tease your sister." Randy, who had his helmet off, said with a grin "It means abit more when you're not laughing too dear." Even Sarah laughed at this, and all the while, Five year old Billy sat and rummaged through his candy finding every reeses he'd gotten and eating them without interruption. After they finished in the Neighborhood, they head home for a bathroom break. It was better to do that at home before going to the Mall, which was normally crowded since many of the stores did special promotions and trick or treating and giveaways for Halloween. "Now son, don't get to crazy tonight." Randy said to him, as he and his step-father were in the kitchen waiting on the kids and their mother to come back. "Relax Dad, I know my limits, and this is strictly about having fun." Randy looked at Austin, and couldn't help but wonder. "If you need us to come get you..." "I know to expect every manner of lecture should that happen, so I'll do my best to avoid it." Austin replied dryly. "Seriously, Austin. I won't promise no lectures, but if you do need us..." "It's okay, really. All my friends are going to be there. If anything, I'm going to make sure they don't get into any trouble. We'll be just fine." Austin said confidently. Not completely mollified, Randy looked to say something more, but that was when Austin's mother and siblings came into the kitchen. "Ready to go?" Randy nodded. "Yeah, let's all go have some fun." Austin saw them off, then got what he needed to bring to the party. Kyma Spestires was collapsed down and in a pouch on his belt, along with the holster for the prop gun he'd painted to be authentic-looking. Ready for the night, or at least as ready as he was going to be, he locked up and got in his jeep and head to the party. He found a parking spot, and looked at the gates. He'd never been here before, just completely different social circles, but tonight, it seemed like everyone was invited, because the place was already looking crowded. He made his way up the lawn, and he could hear the music even from outside, and took note of the fog that crept along the ground, the constantly changing lights, and the usual decorations that came with Halloween. They'd all agreed to meet up before entering, and to his surprise, Dane was actually already there, dressed exactly as he said he'd be, a Giant Burrito. He noticed that not everyone coming was human, but those who were seemed utterly unaware of this, and he cringed inwardly. It was certainly cool, but when something went down, they were likely to be caught in the crossfire in a big way. He smiled as he reached where Dane was, and called out to him. "Hey Dane, how's it goin' so far?" Dane was alway so calm and chill, it was hard to forget he was a scion sometimes. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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