The Grinning Man 2: In the Suburbs

She turned around as the sun beamed over the trees on that fall Saturday morning. Ashley stood on her sidewalk looking across the street, and the trees behind her as crumbled leafs scattered across the road.
She felt like she was being watched. It was the fifth day in a row she felt like this. Same time of day, same spot. 
She was the only one at her bus stop every Saturday, and every other weeknight she worked.
"I must be going crazy." she said as she turned the corner to her bus stop.
School and work were the two things that occupied her time. She was a senior working at a theatre and also a part time babysitter.
Mainly for a bit of extra money.
"Crazy you say?" she heard a very gentlmenly voice say, pronouncing every syllible in the word, followed by a loud, clicking noise.
The teenage girl with long blonde hair jumped a bit startled.
She swallowed once and cleared her throat. 
The man in a pin-strip, grey suit and a matching top hat sat at the right end of the bench waiting for the bus staring a news paper. His face strewn in a wide smile. His teeth a bit sharper, his gums were higher then normal and were a crimson red with no visible lips. The top hat covered the top portion of his face to the point where you could only see his smile.
His fingernails were sharp and were beet red at the nail line.
She stared at the man with an almost fear as she just stood staring.
"You can sit, dear child." he said clicking his teeth together.
She made a sort of jump went he spoke. She cleared her throat licking her pink lips before nodding.
"You shouldn't be wearing a miniskirt in the autumn" *click*
"Why? What's it to you?" she asked a bit condescending, as she tugged on her pepermint blue miniskirt with layers of thin ruffles.
"Autumn tis' my favorite season, one of the reasons why is because it spreads colds and flu's, sperating the weak from the strong. That is why you should not be wearing it my dear, you could get sick." *click*
"Yeah well you're not my dad." she said with a bit of resentment in her tone,
"How observant of you." he was quick to reply, *click*
She actually grinned at the remark, "You're a smart ass." she said,
"And why not? After all," he turned his head to her, "you're not my mother." he finished with a click and a wry grin, 
She gave out a loud laugh.
"My names Ashley, what's yours?"
"Well the last place I was at they called me the Grinning man." *click*
The bus arrived. 
They both stood up as the Ginning man gestured for her to get on first.
She didn't what it was. Whether it was the cold weather or her intuition, but something about this man gave her the chills. Obviously he didn't look normal.
She was on the bus near the front, the Grinning man was in the back.
She could feel something staring at her. Not just the feeling of being watched, but her natural instincts told her she was in danger. Like when you see something being thrown at you and you try to dodge.
She turned around to see the sharp dressed man staring ahead and not at her. She looked forward again.
The Ginning man turned his head back towards Ashley.

The day went by way too slow. She worked at the theatre for the first half of the day, the second half she baby-sat for six hours. 
Ashley sat in the kitchen having sent the kids to sleep a half of an hour before hand. She had one leg crossed over the other with her books splayed over the kitchen table, studying for an exam later in the week.
The Grinning man stood directly behind her. His head directly over hers, just staring.
She looked over to the counter seeing an apple.
"One more problem." she whispered to herself.
The Grinning mans fingers slowly began to raise over the girl.
She suddenly had that feeling again. 
Danger.
She slowly turned her then, then stopped. She suddenly stood and whipped around.
Nothing.
She swallowed again as she gave out a long exasperated breath.
She looked over to the counter going for the apple. She suddenly stopped.
It wasn't there anymore.

Thr Grinning man stared at her from the livin room window as his mouth opened wide embracing a section of am apple.

Thankfully it didn't take too long to get home from the house she baby-sat at. 
She decided to walk.
The walk felt lonely. 
She always felt like she was being watched when she walked home. Her skin was covered in goosebumps as her bare arms shook. A cool breeze came by blowing leafs across the empty streets. She knew that man was right. Tonight would be the last time she would wear the clothing for the year. Her light green top was too thin and the spegetti straps didn't help either.
She saw all the lights were off in her house. 
It meant they were all asleep.
She pulled up her backpack and pulled a pair of keys. She opened the door and shut it locking it once inside, immeditly feeling warmer.
She embraced the sweet aura of her home.
She hiked upstairs to her room. She was right to the left when in the hallway.
She opened her door as she flipped on the light. Letting her hair down from the knot it was in.
She looked in the mirror seeing her chair behind herself empty.
She ruffled her hair as she bent over to take off her shoes.
The Grinning man took in the sight before him. The girl cute, perk ass. Hardly by a G-string, however that was the main purpose of a G-string anyhow.
Her white skin looking so smooth, like porcelain. Her legs so long. He drank the sight of the high, B-cupped woman like a dehydrated homeless person.
She stood back up looking at herself as the chair behind her began to shift back and forth.
She put on a confused look as she turned aroun seeing the Grinning man sitting in the chair.
Her eyes fluttered in horror as she ran for the door screaming for her father.
She swung open the door as the door knob was ripped from her grip and the door slammed shut. 
The Grinning man stood towered a foot over her with speeds that were inhuman.
She looked up at him in horror.
"Are you... A vampire?" she asked in terror, putting two and two together.
"Don't be daft, me a vampire? That's just insulting." *click*
"What do you want?" she asked still shivering,
"You seem bright, I'll make it fairly clear." *click* as he grabbed her by the shouders and whipped her back.
Screamed being in the air for ...


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