Are You Afraid of the Dark? “The Tale of the Long-Ago Locket” (part 1 of 2)
And now, it’s time to visit once again with our friends in the Midnight Society. We start off with Sam in front of the campfire, so engrossed in an old book that she doesn’t even notice when the other kids try to get her attention.
Tucker tries to pour a bucket of water over Sam’s head for some laughs, but Gary stops him. Normally, I’d call Gary a lame-ass for this, but clearly he’s just trying to get into Sam’s pants, so I guess I can’t totally blame him. There are definitely worse ways to get a girlfriend.
When the gang finally gets Sam’s attention, she smiles and says she was so totally into this history book that she didn’t notice what was going on around her. I’m all about enjoying books, Sam, but seriously, you’ve got to keep your wits about you. You’re a pretty blonde girl out in the woods at night. If this were a horror movie, you’d be the first one to die a grisly death.
Frank acts like a dick, and makes fun of Sam for enjoying history so much. Sam’s all, “Shut up, Frank, you totally weren’t complaining when you asked me to study history the other day after school.” Is that what the kids are calling it these days? “Studying history”?
Frank smirks and says he just wanted to hang out and stuff, because he’s really good at hanging out (that’s what she said), unlike lame-asses like Gary.
So Gary grabs a rock and is all, “Eff you, Frank! My dad owns a magic shop! And I’m gonna make this rock disappear into your skull!” As the boys begin a fight to the death, Tucker takes bets on who will be the sole survivor.
Ahem… Actually, Gary just kind of looks down, and Tucker asks Sam to start her story. But don’t you just wish Gary would kick Frank’s ass? Just a little bit? I make fun of Gary a lot, but I think Frank is a smug jerk… which is probably why I was so attracted to him as a young girl. Go figure.