"Don't you remember what happened last time we let him loose?" Delia asked before grabbing Adam by the arm and jerking him closer. "He's crazy, we can't risk it," she said into his ear.
Beetlejuice smirked at the insult. "I can hear you," he said, rocking on his heels.
"Yeah, but," Adam began to argue, lowering to his knee so he could beg properly, "But it's Halloweennn," he whined his point pathetically, sticking his bottom lip out in a pout, "And we can just put him back!" he exclaimed excitedly, "It won't be like last time, I'll be keeping a close eye on him the whole time." He looked into her eyes, sat up on his knees, and placed a hand on her shoulder. "I PROMISE." He grinned at Delia innocently. "Don't you know by now that you can trust me?" Adam asked quietly, rubbing her shoulder gently.
Delia looked back and forth between the two ghosts as she thought it over. "I trust you," she said with a sigh as she fiddled with her pen. "I just don't trust him," she said pointing, her instrument at Beetlejuice. He waved at her with an innocent smile. She shook her head and looked back to Adam, finally giving into his puppy dog eyes. "Fine."
Beetlejuice lit up, biting his lip and jumping up and down a bit. He couldn't wait to hear his name, to have power, to actually be seen again. "Yay!" Adam threw his hands up in victory and bounced up and down.
She filled her lungs slowly. She couldn't believe she was actually doing this, but she supposed it was time to award him a second chance. "Beetlejuice." she said hesitantly. The ghost smiled wide at the sound of his name. Thankfully, Charles was out working. They both knew he wouldn't approve. "Beetlejuice." His feet lifted off the ground, power illuminating his face along with delight. Delia looked to Adam one more time as she shook her head lightly. "Beetlejuice."
The ghost shot up into the air and did a front flip. "YES YES YES! I'M BACK, BABY!" He shot off small fireworks as he celebrated, smiling his butt off.
Adam grinned at the whole affair, glad to see his fellow ghost truly joyful again. He danced around with him a moment before Delia mentioned that they didn't have all day. "C'mon!" he called with a chuckle, pulling Beetlejuice back down to the ground by the pant leg. Adam wiped his hands off and trotted to the front door, "We gonna go see Lydia or not?!"
"Oh right!" Beetlejuice exclaimed. His eyes grew wide at Adam's wink. What was that supposed to mean? He shook his head before following Adam out onto the porch. He scratched his neck a bit, groaning at the sight before him. "Agh stupid sand!" He shouted with his hands on his hips, looking out over the yellow dunes on the last step of the stairs. He took a deep breath, placed his fingers in his mouth and whistled loudly. Adam put his hands over his ears and groaned.
Sandy the striped sand worm looked up from her meal, a ghost that had just slipped off their porch, and slithered towards the whistle. "SANDY! COME ON, GIRL!" BJ placed his hands on his hips as he waited for her to come.
She licked her lips as she neared the two ghosts. Coming into recognition, her eyes widened. She slithered right up to Beetlejuice and practically wagged her tail with delight. "Awwee! Hey there, girl!" the ghost snickered as he pet Sandy's nose lightly. She didn't pay Adam an ounce of attention. "I've missed you too!" He smiled widely at her before turning to his fellow ghost. "I don't know if she'll let you ride her Adam," he said a bit worried, knowing Adam wouldn't let him go out on his own.
The friendly ghost's grin, pointed at the snake, was all crooked and wavering with nerves, "Hopefully?" Adam came a bit closer. The snake continued to ignore him. Was that a good sign? "Well... She hasn't tried to eat me yet, so that's good!" He said through an anxious laugh. He forced a sharp exhale and touched one of her cold black scales. "Maybe if I just get on slowly?? I dunno, you should probably get on first." he said quickly, looking up to Beetlejuice.
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The Ghost Who Saved My LifeRomance
Sure, he bombed his way into Lydia's life, sure, he nearly killed her entire family, sure, he forced her to use a vase as a weapon; but everyone could change, right? Beetlejuice had saved her life that night. Over the course of those short couple d...