I really enjoyed being my true form yesterday, it was quite the ride. It's not every day I can be myself, especially in the workplace.
We all made it through the night safely, but not before I would have an eerie encounter with one certain dark little Spiderman Villain.
It seemed odd since the ever-stressful Daylight Savings Time is being delayed this year until November 4. So Trick-or-Treaters were out before the blanket of darkness even fell. We normally don't have many if any, but I had a few bags of candy on hand just in case. Lucky too, because lo-and behold several waves of tiny Jason's and Venoms and Batmen and Goblins came running up to the door with their hidden little faces.
"Trick-or-Treat!" they all yelled in unison, prompted by the adults if they forgot.
Venom looked up at me holding out this little pumpkin, and said "Oh wow! Atomic Fire balls!"
"Oh, you like those?" said I. And what more appropriate candy for the Devil herself to offer than Atomic Fireballs?
"Yes, and my Mom loves them!" reported Venom.
"Well, here you go, have a couple more." I dropped the atomic fireballs in Venom's candy collection.
"Thank you!" he gleamed, and he turned to walk away, but paused, looked back at me with his Venomous eyes gleaming through the full-bodied suit and mask, standing by his scary brother, Jason and asked "Are we scary??".
"Yes, you're really scary!" I replied.
"You're going to have nightmares tonight aren't you?" giggled Venom.
"I AM going to have nightmares!" I chuckled.
From the darkness at the end of the driveway, I could hear the roars of the accompanying adults, laughing at little Venom. They skipped off into the shadowy night... I told them Happy Halloween. Until next we meet Venom... I'll have more Atomic Fireballs waiting!
I went back inside with a smug smile on my face... remembering when I was just like little Venom, with sugary dreams, and ideas and knowing that I was very important there in the big scheme of things somewhere, but not yet certain what part I would play in this Comic world.