by Eyir 18th November 2022, 12:25 pm
There was confidence in her that she blended in with the theme just fine. Many people in the crowd had stopped to look her way and stare so that must have meant that they were impressed with the illusion. Or maybe they were just confused about the way she moved by seemingly gliding through the air a few inches off the ground instead of walking on the ground like them. She didn't ask or respond to the comments. Social interaction wasn't her forte even if she enjoyed watching others entertain each other through conversation. Besides, she had a goal that night. One more important than just blending in with a "scary" costume.
The idea of Halloween was something about tricks and treats. Or was it trick or treat? It wasn't very clear. Last year, Eyir spent the entirety of the event getting all the treats. She had found not a single trick. It felt as if she had experienced only half of the holiday tradition because of that. That was simply unacceptable. Surely there'd be a trick around there somewhere with the new annual festival. And at first, she thought she had found a simple trick.
What she considered a trick was just a game. The complaints of the losers were what led her to it. They had specified being tricked. Although, they didn't seem to be happy about it or had fun. Strange. Wasn't that part of the whole day? Curious, Eyir floated her way toward the front of the game, which comprised of just one simple table with three small coffins on its surface. The table was surrounded by some others, both participants of the game, former and new, as well as some that had gathered around to watch. Eyir shifted her wings inward to avoid touching others as she got even closer to get a better look.
A man dressed as a magician grinned as he lifted up the small coffins one by one. Underneath one was a small piece of candy. "This is the one to keep an eye on now. You ready?" The mummy-dressed player nodded and stared hard at the coffins, determined to win and not lose sight of the right coffin. "Here goes!" The event volunteer then went to work moving the small coffins all around, slowly at first, then sped up drastically. Eventually, he took his hands off of them and they proceeded to move magically on their own. Then they immediately paused.
The mummy pointed to the one in the middle. "Too easy. That's the one!"
Laughing softly, the magician eyed the mummy. "Are you sure?" He asked, testing the confidence in the other guy's choice.
"I'm telling you that's the one. I didn't take my eyes off of it!"
"Let's see about that." The coffin raised itself, revealing not a piece of candy but a small skull token. "Oh sorry! Looks like you lost this time. At least you get one of our prized tokens. Want to try again?" The answer was a disappointed and almost angry "no". The mummy man had been so sure that he was right, but Eyir had been watching. She knew the wrong one had been picked. It wasn't so much of a trick as it was just guessing wrong. That wasn't really what she was looking for but she supposed it was... close enough? Hopefully, she'd find something better later. For now, she wanted to give the game a try.
The magician reset the coffins and looked around for a new player. "Anyone else want to try?"
At that question, Eyir forced herself through the other people that stood in the way so she could take her place directly in front of the center of the table. "I will," she said softly. The gentle chimes of her voice had also been replaced with the illusion as she had just found out. Instead of being relaxing enough to put someone to sleep her voice came out deep and raspy like it truly belonged to the demonic entity she was costumed as. It was different to her and a bit surprising at first, but the reaction came more from the magician and the others around, who acted creeped out by it.
"Whoa, is that a fake voice for the costume? Sounds very real." Surely he wasn't in the presence of an actual demon. It had to be fake. He probably would have been just as surprised at finding out the being before him was nothing more than a simple soul in spirit form that still roamed the lands. At this fact Eyir chose not to answer, instead tapping on the coffin expectantly.
"Right, right!" The magician raised the coffins. Like before two were empty and one had the piece of candy hidden away underneath. "Here we go! Keep an eye on the right one!" The coffins began to move like before, first with the help of the magician and then without. Then, they stopped.
Eyir had been staring hard at the coffins, focusing enough to ensure that she did not lose the targeted tiny coffin in the mix. At the request of the volunteer to pick a coffin Eyir did so. Reaching out, she tapped the coffin on the left. A simple nod was the only reply she gave when asked if she was sure. Being uncertain about choice wasn't a trait of hers.
"Let's see what we got underneath coffin number one!" The magician raised it and to his surprise, someone had actually won. No one had done that for over an hour! "We have a winner!" He shouted excitedly, taking the piece of candy and handing that, as well as a skull token, to Eyir. "Here you go! Enjoy your candy!"
Eyir stepped away from the game to allow others to play. She had won and her prize? Another treat that she just couldn't eat. At least she also got one of the skull tokens. That was a nice little trinket.
Eyir has received one Skull Token for Coffin Up Candy
1/3 Skull Tokens earned
(Word Count: 997
Total So Far: 1722)