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Faraway, in a dark forest, there was a single tree that stood out. This tree stood out because carved into the trunk was a door shaped like a pink house.

Usually in this part of the forest, it was completely silent. But at that moment, it was anything but. The screams of three terrified boys filled the air. All of the sudden, the door shaped like a pink house swung open, and a mighty wind shot out.

Double D was shot out of the door first. He landed on the ground with a THUD. But before he could get up, Eddy was shot out of the door and landed on Double D. The boy with the sock hat grunted as Eddy fell on him, then grunted a second time as Ed, who was the heaviest, landed on both of them.

“Sandwich!” said Ed as he landed on his friends.

All three Eds let out a moan. What had just happened?

“Everyone okay?” Eddy asked after he finally found his voice.

“Lothar is unscathed!” said Ed. “Oh, and Double D’s fine because he broke the fall with his face. See?”

“Yes, well, now that we have that settled . . . CAN WE PLEASE MOVE OURSELVES TO A MORE COMFORTABLE POSITION?” asked Double D.

“All right, all right,” said Eddy, pushing Ed off. “Don’t have a bird, Double D. Sheesh . . . ”

After the three boys got their bodies untangled, they were able to stand up and get a good look at their surroundings. But all they saw was a very dark forest with a lot of bare, mangled-looking trees. And that made for a very creepy-feeling atmosphere.

“Uh . . . where are we?” asked Eddy.

“Oh dear,” said Double D. “I fear something may have happened when that jack o’ lantern door was opened. I’ve never seen this place before!”

“Ooh, I know what happened!” said Ed.

“No wait, let me guess, Ed,” said Eddy. “There was a wormhole contained inside the door and it transported us to another universe. Am I right?”

“Not even close, Eddy!” said Ed. “There was a wormhole contained inside the door and it transported us to another universe!”

Eddy just stood there, speechless at his friend. “Ed, how do you even find your way out of bed in the morning?” he asked his friend.

“Oh dear . . . ” said Double D. Ed and Eddy looked at their friend. Double D had a shocked look on his face.

“What’s with you?” asked Eddy.

“Eddy . . . look,” said Double D. He handed Eddy the map.

“Yeah, it’s a map of Peach Creek,” said Eddy. “So. . .” Before he could finish his sentence, he realized why Double D was so shocked.

The entire map had changed! It no longer showed any sign of Peach Creek! All it showed was a trail leading from a tree in a forest to another town, which unfortunately was unnamed on the map.

“I. . . I don’t understand!” said Double D. “What on earth happened?”

“Well, let’s see . . . ” said Eddy. “We were walking through the forest, and the map led us right to that tree . . . ” It was then that Eddy saw the new tree. The one with the Pink House Door on it. “What the heck?”

“Why, this looks like one of the houses from back home,” said Double D. “This is very strange . . . Why on earth would a door that looks like this be here?”

“And where is “here” anyway?” added Eddy.

“Follow the map we must to our destination we will figure out!” said Ed.

Double D and Eddy stared at their friend. Then Double D spoke.

“Well, apart from Ed’s once again deplorable sentence structure, I’m in agreement with him. It seems that the only way we’ll find out what’s going on is if we follow the map,” he said.

“So, if we follow this trail, it’ll lead us to Spook-E-Ville, right?” asked Eddy.

“Well, that should be the general plan,” said Double D.

That’s when Eddy got excited. “Well then, what are we waiting for?” he asked. “Lead the way, Sockhead!”

“All right, all right,” said Double D. “Please be patient, Eddy.”

---

And so the three Eds followed the new path on the newly revised map. They soon found their way out of the creepy woods. But things didn’t seem to feel any better, appearance-wise. To Double D’s horror, the map led right through a graveyard. So the three boys had to make their way through a vast area of tombstones.

As they moved on, they went through a pumpkin patch. And every pumpkin had a jack o’ lantern face carved into it. But the thing that intrigued the boys most of all was the giant hill in the center of the past. The end of it curled in to form a spiral.

“I wonder what it’s called?” asked Double D.

“Ah, for all we know, it’s called ‘Spiral Hill’,” said Eddy. “Come on! Keep going!”

“He’s so stubborn . . . ” Double D thought as he kept his eyes on the map.

Pretty soon, the map led the three boys straight to . . . an open gate. And on the other side, there appeared to be a huge town. But there was something eerily intimidating about the town. It looked . . . well, it looked downright macabre!

“It’s Spook-E-Ville!” yelled Eddy.

“Eddy, please wait!” said Double D. “I have a bad feeling about this place. Doesn’t something feel . . . not quite right?”

“Oh, what else is new? Why aren’t you excited, Double D?” asked Eddy. “Think of the candy we’re gonna rake in here!”

“But . . . Eddy . . . ” said Double D.

“Will you relax for once in your life?” asked Eddy. “We’ll just hit a few houses, and once we get enough good stuff, we’ll head back home. I promise!”

“But Eddy, we don’t even know where we are!” protested Double D.

“Sure we do!” said Eddy. “We’re in Spook-E-Ville! Let’s go!” And with that, he ran straight into the town.

“Oh dear . . . ” said Double D.

“It’s totally worth it Double D!” said Ed, grabbing his nervous friend and half-dragging him into the town.

Ed and Double D quickly caught up with Eddy, and all three boys slowed to a walk. As they walked through the town, with Eddy wondering what house they should hit first, Double D noticed some other people walking down the streets. What amazed him, however, was that all their costumes looked so real . . . much more real than their costumes.

“Um . . . Eddy . . . ?” Double D asked nervously.

“What is it Double D?” asked Eddy.

“Don’t you notice something strange about the costumes these other people are wearing?” asked Double D.

“What other people?” asked Eddy.

Double D was shocked. “Are you that oblivious to things happening around you, man?” he almost shouted. Luckily, he realized what he was doing and quickly quieted down, so not to make a scene. “Just look at the costumes these other people have on. Don’t they seem awfully . . . realistic?”

“So, these people know how to celebrate Halloween right,” said Eddy. “Relax, Double D. Just kick back and enjoy the scenery.”

“Something tells me that’s not going to be easy . . . ” said Double D, looking around the dark, creepy-looking town.

“This place reminds me of the town from “I Was a Teenage Blood-Sucking Leech Boy,” the miniseries,” said Ed.

“Uh . . . thank you for sharing that, Ed,” said Double D in his most polite voice.

As the boys walked deeper into the town, they noticed that all the townspeople were gathering in the center. Soon, they stopped right in front of a fountain pouring out green water (“So unsanitary . . . ” said Double D). And before the three boys knew what was happening, the town was filled with . . . singing! All the boys could do was listen to the song the townspeople were singing. And even Double D had to admit, it had a pretty catchy tune.

Shadow: Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?


Siamese Shadow: Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween


Pumpkin Patch Chorus: This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night


Ghosts: This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbor's gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween


Creature Under Bed: I am the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red


Man Under The Stairs: I am the one hiding under your stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair


Corpse Chorus: This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Vampires: Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song


---

“Man, is this town great or what?” asked Eddy.

“This is so cool!” said Ed.

But as Double D was listening to the song, an almost sickening realization had dawned over them. “Eddy, I think I just figured out why these costumes look so real!” he said to his friend.

“Why?” asked Eddy. But before Double D could respond, they were interrupted.

---

Mayor: In this town, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise


Corpse Chorus: 'Round that corner, man, hiding in the trash can
Something's waiting now to pounce, and how you'll --


Harlequin Demon: Scream!

Werewolf: This is Halloween

Harlequin Demon: Red and black

Melting Man: And slimy green

Werewolf: Aren't you scared?

Witches: Well, that's just fine
Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice
Ride with the moon in the dead of night


Hanging Tree: Everybody scream, everybody scream

Hanged Men: In our town of Halloween

Clown: I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace


Second Ghoul: I am the "who" when you call "Who's there?"
I am the wind blowing through your hair


Oogie Boogie Shadow: I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright


Corpse Chorus: This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
Halloween! Halloween!


---

“So, what were you saying, Double D?” asked Eddy.

Double D sighed. “I was saying that the reason these costumes look so real is because they are real!” he said, almost on the brink of hysteria.

Ed’s eyes widened. Then a big grin appeared on his face. “I want to touch the monsters!” he exclaimed.

“Don’t even think about it, mister!” said Double D.

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Child Corpse Trio: Tender lumplings everywhere
Life's no fun without a good scare


Parent Corpses: That's our job, but we're not mean
In our town of Halloween


Corpse Chorus: In this town

Mayor: Don't we love it now?
Mayor With Corpse Chorus: Everyone's waiting for the next surprise

Corpse Chorus: Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Halloween, everybody scream
Won't ya please make way for a very special guy

Our man Jack is king of the pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King now


Everyone: This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!


Corpse Child Trio: In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song


Everyone: La la-la la, Halloween! Halloween!
La la-la la, Halloween! Halloween . . .


As the song began to die down, everyone started laughing. And surprisingly, Ed and Eddy were laughing along with them! But of course, Double D wasn’t finding the situation funny at all.

“Why on earth are you two laughing?” Double D asked his friends.

“‘Cause this place is so cool!” said Ed.

“Yeah Double D,” said Eddy. “Besides, you heard what they said in the song. They scare people, but they aren’t gonna hurt us.”

“Well, yes . . . ” said Double D. That was actually a good point. “But even so, I didn’t like that last part. ‘Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back and scream like a banshee’? Doesn’t that concern either of you?”

“Aw, come on Double D!” said Ed. “Banshee screams are the best kind!”

“Only one man’s opinion . . . ” said Double D.

“Hey, what’s that?” asked Eddy, pointing.

Double D and Ed looked to where Eddy was pointing. And they weren’t the only ones. It seemed all the townspeople had stopped to look.

A large, bald fellow with pale skin and an axe through his head was pulling something through the gate. It was a scarecrow with a jack o’ lantern head riding a horse made of straw. The scarecrow was holding a blazing torch.

“What the heck is that thing?” asked Eddy.

“Well, whatever it is, it’s captivated every person here,” said Double D.

“Shush!” said Ed. He wanted to see this.

Suddenly, the scarecrow moved! It took the torch and shoved it straight into his mouth! Then the scarecrow’s whole body went ablaze (Double D guessed this was because the straw was so dry). Then the blazing scarecrow did another dramatic feat: it jumped high into the air, off the straw horse.

Double D had to admit, this scarecrow’s act was a bit impressive. Then he suddenly began to panic. The scarecrow was diving to right where he, Ed, and Eddy were standing, and he was still on fire! Double D immediately put his arms in front of his face and waited for the blistering inferno he was sure to suffer.

But nothing happened.

Double D quickly opened his eyes and was just able to catch a glimpse of the flaming scarecrow disappearing into the fountain.

“Aw, where’d he go?” asked Ed. “COME BACK, SCARECROW GUY!” he said, bending over the fountain.

“Ed!” Eddy and Double D said at the same time, pulling their friend back. And it was a good thing they did.

Just as Eddy and Double D pulled Ed back, something rose up from the fountain. The three boys watched in fascination as a skeleton with the longest legs Double D had ever seen, the biggest grin Eddy had ever seen, and the creepiest aura Ed had ever felt rose from the bright green water. He had a black suit with white pinstripes on, and a bow tie in the shape of a bat.

All the townspeople cheered. And of course, Ed cheered right along with them “WAY TO GO, SKELETON GUY!” he exclaimed. Then he stopped. “Um . . . he looks familiar . . . ” he said.

Eddy also clapped, but Double D was too close to the action for his liking. “Uh . . . I can’t see a thing up here,” he said, creating an excuse for him to move back. “Excuse me.” Then he eagerly pushed through the crowd all the way to the back. As soon as he had some elbow room, he breathed a sigh of relief. “Much better,” he said.

Double D was about to turn his attention back to in front of him, but someone to the left of him caught his eye. It was a woman. Well . . . sort of. She looked more like a life-sized rag doll. She had long red hair and stitches all over her pale skinned body. Even her dress looked like it was poorly sewn together. She was partially hiding behind a tree with a face on it. However, Double D decided to shake this idea off and turned his attention back to in front of him.

Double D could still see Eddy and Ed. Everyone’s attention was directed toward the skeleton. And everyone seemed to be talking at once.

“We did it!”

“Wasn’t it terrifying?”

“What a night!”

A short man with a cone-shaped head and a very long top hat walked up to the skeleton. He was wearing a badge that said “Mayor.” So that was what Double D guessed he was. “Great Halloween, everybody,” he said to the crowd.

“I believe it was our most horrible yet,” said the skeleton. “Thank you, everyone.”

“No, thanks to you, Jack,” said the Mayor. “Without your brilliant leadership . . . ”

“Not at all,” said the skeleton, Jack.

Then everyone began to talk at once again.

“You’re such a scream, Jack!”

“You’re a witch’s fondest dream!”

“You made walls fall, Jack.”

“Walls fall? You made the very mountains crack, Jack!”

But in the midst of all the commotion, a sound that once again came to the left of Double D met his ears. He turned to the left and had to stifle a gasp.

A small, bald man wearing a lab coat and in an electric wheelchair was yanking on the rag doll woman’s arm.

“The deadly nightshade you slipped me wore off, Sally,” said the man.

“Let go!” said the rag doll woman, Sally.

“You’re not ready for so much excitement!”

“Yes I am! Stop this!”

“You’re coming with me!”

“No, I’m not!” said Sally. She suddenly reached up and pulled something from her right arm, the one the man was holding. Double D thought it looked like a thread. He stifled another gasp as Sally’s right arm popped off in the man’s hand. The man was sent toppling out of his wheelchair, still holding the stray arm as Sally ran off.

“Come back here, you foolish oaf!” he called after her, just as the stray arm he was holding started to bonk him on his bald head.

Double D did his best not to laugh out loud at the sight in front of him. But still, one small laugh escaped his lips.

And unfortunately, the man heard it. He shot Double D a death glare as he tried to get up. Actually, Double D couldn’t tell if it was a death glare because of the glasses the man was wearing, but it still freaked him out.

“Oh look, my shoe’s untied . . . over there,” Double D quickly said. Then he ran off. But he stopped when somebody grabbed his arm.

“Double D, come on!” Hearing Eddy’s voice caused a wave of relief to wash over Double D. “We gotta hurry or we’ll lose him!”

“Lose who, Eddy?” asked Double D.

“Jack!” said Eddy. “We gotta hurry or we’ll lose Jack!” Then he ran away from the crowd. Ed followed him, but there was something different about him. He looked deep in thought.

Double D quickly ran after his two friends. It wasn’t a long run, but he was still panting heavily when he finally caught up.

“Shhhh!” Eddy shushed him. “Do you want them to hear us?”

“Eddy, may I ask why are we following this “Jack” character?” asked Double D.

“I heard people in that town say that Jack was a king!” said Eddy. “And when there’s a kings, there’s cash!”

Double D caught a glimpse of dollar signs in his friend’s eyes. “Eddy, don’t tell me you’re planning to scam Jack!”

Eddy looked at his friend. “Okay, I won’t,” he said. Then the three boys peered around the wall they were against.

Jack was walking past a musical trio, which consisted of a bass player, an accordion player, and a saxophone player. But there was something different about Jack. He didn’t look so happy anymore. He sulked as he walked.

“Nice work, Bone Daddy,” said the saxophone player.

“Yeah, I guess so,” said Jack, forcing a smile. But it immediately disappeared. “Just like last year, and the year before that, and the year before that . . . ”

“Huh?” asked Eddy as he watched Jack walk away. “What’s his problem? Did he not see all those people cheering for him?”

“Maybe he’s tired,” suggested Double D.

“Yeah, a skeleton tired?” asked Eddy. “Get with the program, Double D.”

“I think I just thunk,” said Ed, speaking for the first time.

“Again with the questionable English, Ed?” asked Double D.

Ed reached into his pocket and pulled out a comic book. He held it up for his friends to see. Eddy and Double D’s eyes widened. There, on the cover of Ed’s comic book, was a picture of Jack. The title above his picture read “The Pumpkin King.”

“Geez Ed, you’ve got a comic book for everything, don’t you?” asked Eddy.

“‘The Pumpkin King’?” asked Double D. “What’s that mean?”

“It means that skeleton man is none other than Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King!” said Ed. “He’s the ruler of Halloween! The Master of Terror! The King of Nightmares!”

“You mean he’s not a real king?” asked Eddy, the disappointment obvious in his voice.

“Is that all you ever think about, Eddy?” asked Double D. “Money?”

“Nope,” said Eddy. “I think about candy, too. And so far, I’m not seeing any in this Spook-E-Ville. What do you think, Ed?”

But when Eddy and Double D looked, Ed was not there.

“Wait for me, Pumpkin King!” Eddy and Double D heard further down the sidewalk. “You must sign my comic book!”

“ED!” the remaining two boys yelled together. They quickly ran after their overexcited friend.

But there was one thing that none of the three boys knew. What they didn’t know was that this was the start of a great adventure. For all three of them.
Chapter 2 of Ed Edd n Eddy's Nightmare Before Christmas.

Songs featured: This is Halloween

Chapter 1: [link]
Chapter 2: [link]
Chapter 3: [link]
Chapter 4: [link]
Chapter 5: [link]
Chapter 6: [link]
Chapter 7: [link]
Chapter 8: [link]
Chapter 9: [link]
Chapter 10: [link]
Chapter 11: [link]
Chapter 12: [link]
Chapter 13: [link]
Chapter 14: [link]
Chapter 15: [link]
Epilogue: [link]

Ed Edd n Eddy (c) Danny Antonucci
The Nightmare Before Christmas (c) Tim Burton, Henry Selick
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EdBoy14 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
pink house? i thought it waz a jack-o-lantern?
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Writer
The Halloween Holiday Door is with the circle of other Holiday Doors. This is the door that leads to Peach Creek, and it's on the edge of the woods...at least, in this story, it does.

Does that make more sense?

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“What are ya, some kinda troll or something?”—Eddy, Ed Edd n Eddy

“I reject your reality and substitute my own!”—Adam Savage, Mythbusters

“It’s almost like we knew what we were doing, isn’t it?”—Jamie Hyneman, Mythbusters
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