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Tittle: Of Mothers and Children - Halloween Chaos
Author: storm_8
Fandom: CSI
Pairing: Sara/Sofia
Raiting: PG
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Ha! Obviously I don't own any of these characters except the original one's...
A/N: Not betaed, so all mistakes are mine.

Well, well, I FINALLY finished the Halloween story... Over a month later... *grimace* I apologize for the delay, but it couldn't be helped; too much college work and sports ( Have I mentioned how I wish I was back in freshman year...? ) And what's worse is that reading this will probably tell you what subject I'm studying!

Anyway, enough with the rambling and on with the story.

Let me know whether you like it, think it's weird, think it could be better... You know... Comment!

‘It couldn’t possibly end well…’ had been Sara’s most recurring thought for the past hour. She still wasn’t convinced that the ghost contraption had been a good idea, despite Sofia’s assurances to the contrary.
The CSI stood in Andrew’s living room, which faced the street and Mrs. Jenkins’ house, squinting into the darkness outside, while her children pranced about on their front yard. She could barely see her wife, dressed in black as she was.

For the tenth time that evening she debated the pros and cons of this ‘operation’. The detective was convinced that nothing could go wrong and that the worse that could happen was the police showing up to a disturbance call; considering she was Homicide Captain, Sofia was certain no charges would ever be pressed. When she thought about it, the brunette couldn’t see any logic in the blonde’s last statement and she wondered how it had flown over her head. Also, she remembered one of her college Physics professors emphasizing Newton’s Third Law every time he gave a lecture – every action had an equal and opposing reaction. Most importantly, her wife had tempted Fate, and also Murphy’s Law, by saying that nothing could go wrong.

Alexandra Sidle Curtis would, for the rest of her life, remember the day her blonde mother was outsmarted by one of their many neighbours.

The plan they had was good but, as her brunette mother would remind them during the years to come, they had ignored one major variable in the scheme of things: the unpredictability associated with human beings, especially Mrs. Jenkins.

They really should have known that after a few years of living next door to them, Mrs. Jenkins would take precautions against the ‘little devils’ on Halloween.

When Sofia spotted a cab turning onto their street, she sprang into action “Kids! Mrs. Jenkins is back!” She waved towards Mr. Carter’s house and then disappeared into the bushes on her neighbour’s front yard.

Sara alerted her other neighbours; Andrew turned the lights in his house off and they all huddled in front of the window, not wanting to miss one bit of the action.

The brunette still thought it couldn’t end well. The next few minutes would indeed prove that all of the CSI’s assumptions and worries were real…

Alex had hurried to the back of their house, for she was in charge of moving her mom’s ghost contraption around. Peeking over the wooden fence separating the houses, she saw their neighbour exit the cab and pay the fare. She also saw her little brother sneaking to the back of Mrs. Jenkins' house. Once he was inside, she raised her hand towards her blonde mother, who gave a slight nod of acknowledgement.

Sofia smirked evilly; their plan was in motion. She watched as Mrs. Jenkins strode up to her front door, unlocked it and walked inside.

Jill and Tommy’s job was to knock on the door and do the usual ‘Trick or Treat’ routine, which would give Sofia time to light up the pumpkin man. The two children did knock on the door and, once it opened, smiled big, asking for treats. Then something extremely odd happened, that had the detective frowning: Mrs. Jenkins smiled, waved the kids in and went in search of some candy.

“What in the world…?” the blonde muttered, frowning.

Across the street, Sara raised an eyebrow “Did she just invite the kids in? Mrs. Jenkins??”

The two children obviously didn’t share their mothers’ astonishment and happily followed the old lady inside.

And then everything started going wrong…

When Sofia didn’t hear or see anything from the house after almost five minutes had passed, she huffed and, trying to remain unseen, crawled across the lawn towards the house.

Sara’s other eyebrow joined its twin at her wife’s antics.

When she reached the porch, the detective poked her head over the windowsill and peered inside. Seeing nothing but darkness she started muttering again.

“What in the world is going on?! That woman had better not have done anything criminal…”

In the backyard of their own house, Alex didn’t know whether to giggle or roll her eyes at her mother’s muttering and circling of the other house. She watched as the detective picked the lock on the back door and sneaked in.

A few seconds later there was a crash and a yelp, followed by a shimmering glow, which caused some more yelping and screaming. Then Mrs. Jenkins front door burst open and Jill came running out, a cat on her head; Tommy chased after her trying to help, but he tripped down the steps and crashed into the blonde girl, sending the cat flying into a bush.

The animal’s wailing and hissing drew his companions’ attention and soon the two blonde children were being chased around by dozens of cats.

Across the street, Sara stared shell-shocked. She jumped when a very unladylike scream was heard coming from the back of Mrs. Jenkins house.

Alex wasn’t prepared to see and hear her blonde mother scream. When the blonde came out of the neighbour’s house, closely followed by JJ and a rolling pin waving Mrs. Jenkins, the backyard lit up; several ominous looking pumpkins were strewn about and caused the aforementioned scream.

Sofia would later tell them that she hadn’t expected all the pumpkins and how it had scared the shit out of her when they all lit up in the darkness, but Alex didn’t really care; she had burst out laughing at her mom’s expression of fright and didn’t stop until much later.

For the following half hour, chaos reigned supreme; Sofia and JJ ran away from the rolling pin and pan wielding Mrs. Jenkins, Tommy and Jill ran from the hissing cats, the other neighbours tried to help, Sara stared out Mr. Carter’s door, mouth hanging wide open and Alex laughed until she cried.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 5th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
O_O great... just great.... thanks for this and making a horrible day somewhat better.
Dec. 8th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed this and am always happy to make people's days better.
Thanks fro reading!
Dec. 5th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
heheee... ooopsss, and while it is fun to dislike Mrs Jenkins, Sofia needed to be knocked down a peg and this was a great way to do it!

Rule #1: Breathe!, helps alot with stress. ;)
Dec. 8th, 2009 10:11 am (UTC)
I figured Halloween would be the perfect occasion to let Mrs. Jenkins' rolling pin come out. And I also wanted Sofia to be on the receiving end of a prank! I guess it worked...

And rule 1 is good for stress... when you don't have an essay, coursework, lab report and visiting cousins on the same weekend! Can't wait for the holidays!!

Thanks for commenting!
Dec. 5th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
YAY! thanks for the amazing update. :) I love it.

Dec. 8th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
You're welcome! I'm happy you enjoyed it!
Dec. 6th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
Glad to see another chapter in the series.
Very very very funny!!!!
Dec. 8th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
Thanks!! I'll try and get one ready for Christmas holidays, when my workload diminishes.

Thanks for reading!
Dec. 17th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
ACE!!!!! i lve this made me smile
Dec. 18th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
Glad I could help!
Thanks for reading!
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