Halloween Special Week 3: Ben 10 Omniverse
It was almost Halloween in Bellwood and everyone was getting into the spirit, although some aliens were confused by the holiday.
Rook: What is the meaning of this 'Halloween'?
Ben: Well, Halloween is meant to be a day to have fun, dress up, and get free candy. Although, I don't really need to buy a costume.
*Ben points to his Omnitrix*
Rook: I don't think you should be using your Omnitrix for personal reasons.
Ben: Tell that to Albedo.
Rook ignored Ben's comment and the duo continued to walk around Bellwood. As they walked, they saw people setting up decorations, lights, pumpkins, and buying candy.
Ben: So, is there anywhere you want to see?
Rook: I think I overheard something about Mr.Smoothy hosting some event.
Ben: Well what are we waiting for! Let's go!
Ben ran off towards the nearest Mr.Smoothy with Rook following close behind. After Ben made it to Mr.Smoothy Rook followed close behind only to see a stand with a line of people.
Rook: So, what exactly is happening here?
Ben: Well, Mr.Smoothy is hosting a Halloween-themed competition. I think that each event will give people points based on what place they got. The first-place prize is a smoothie cup, where if you show it they fill it up for free and a pack of coupons for 50% off chili fries. I think there are supposed to be about 10 of them.
Rook: Ah. I see why you would be interested.
Ben: Come on, let's see if we can nag a spot in the competition.
Ben grabbed Rook's hand and they made their way to the line. Once the duo make it to the front and signed up, they were stopped by an employee.
Employee: H-hey. I have been told to tell you about something. First, Ben is not allowed to use his Omnitrix at all, and if you do use it you will be eliminated. Also, no one is allowed to bring any items to the competition.
Rook: That does make sense.
Ben: Yeah, wouldn't be much of a competition if we have a huge advantage.
Gewn: Surprising to see you giving everyone a fair chance.
Ben: GWEN! What are you doing here? I thought that you were in college.
Gewn: With Halloween coming up I thought that I would come back.
Ben: So, is Kevin here as well?
Gwen: Yeah, he went to go to the car shop while I go sign us up for the competition. Speaking of that, I better go do that.
Ben: See ya.
Rook: Have a good day.
Gwen: You too, see you at the competition.
The competition was set to happen at 6:30 PM. So while Ben and Rook took care of a few crimes around Bellwood Gwen and Kevin were helping out with other crimes that Ben and Rook couldn't get to in time. Grampa Max said that they could go enjoy the competition while he and the other plumbers handle whatever happens in Bellwood.
Ben: So, what kind of challenges do you think there will be?
Kevin: Pumpkin carving. If there is no pumpkin carving contest I will call blasphemy.
Rook: What is 'pumpkin carving'?
Gwen: Well, it's where you take a pumpkin that you like, carve the top of, take the insides out and carve a picture on one side of it. Once you are done you put a candle or some other light source, put the top back on, and put it on display.
Rook: So what do you do with the pumpkin's insides?
Ben: I think you can use it in cooking or fertilizer.
Rook: Oh, that does make sense.
Announcer: Ok, everyone we are about to start the first challenge in 10 minutes. Please stand by.
Kevin: So, guess we should be getting ready.
Gwen: I don't think so.
Rook: Why not?
Gwen: Well, it's just the first round so they might be easy and as they go on the challenges get harder and harder.
*After 10 minutes*
Announcer: It is time to start the first event. The first event is a mummy race! One person will wrap their partner in these white sheets. Then the person who is warped will be racing while the other person will be waiting by the front. 1st place will get 20 points, 2nd place will get 15 points, 3rd place will get 10 points and any place after that will get 5 points.
Rook and Gwen chose to be wrapped up in the white sheets while Ben and Kevin waited at the finish line.
Ben: So, we are supposed to just wait here until everyone comes back?
Kevin: Think so.
Announcer: So while your partners are racing the rest of you get to participate in another challenge to get more points. Here you have to find hidden pumpkin stickers taped all over the area. Each sticker is worth two points and a golden sticker is worth 4 points. This part ends once someone goes through the finish line. Now BEGIN!
At that moment everyone scattered around to find these stickers while their partners raced to the finish line. By the time the race was over Rook had gotten second while Gwen got first place. Ben found 5 stickers and Kevin found 5 as well. Meaning that Ben and Rook had 25 points while Gwen and Kevin had 30 points. The next game was a simple Halloween-style bingo where points will be decided by how close they were to a bingo. If the card is 1/4th completed the team gets 5 points, 2/4th completed gets the team 10 points, 3/4th completed gets the team 15 points, completely completed gets the team 20 points. Ben and Rook get bingo and get 20 points and Gwen and Kevin's card is 3/4th completed meaning they get 15 points. Now Ben and Rook have 45 points while Gwen and Kevin have 45 points. By this point, it was already 7:30.
Rook: This is more fun than I had expected.
Ben: Glad that you are having fun.
Gwen: I think that the next game is the last one.
Kevin: What? I thought that there would be more challenges.
Ben: Yeah, I thought that there would be more.
Rook: What's so different?
Gwen: Well, the last time that they held a competition was around the time Ben had broken his leg so he could not compete.
Ben: I am still peeved about that.
Kevin: What happened?
Gwne: Well, the last competition had around 6 challenges and some people passed out since they didn't have breaks. Thankfully they were fine.
Announcer: The next and last game is a pumpkin carving competition. One of you will be removing the insides and the other will be making the picture. Points work the same as every other round. First place gets 20 points, 2nd gets 15, 3rd gets 10, and every other place gets 5 points. You have two hours so get to your stations and get ready.
Ben: I am not that good at carving so I will get the pumpkin ready for carving and you can carve the image. Ok?
Gwen: Good luck.
Kevin: You'll need it.
And so the challenge was on. The way points are distributed was how good the pumpkin was gutted and how good the carving looks.
Announcer: Time is up! Everyone, put your tools down and get your pumpkin ready for presentation.
Rook: Ben, I'm a bit worried.
Ben: Hey, don't worry about it. I think that your carving looks great.
Rook had drawn a Muroid, which was a rodent that was from his homeland. Gwen drew the Charm of Luck and Probability which granted the user insane good luck.
Judge 1: We have observed each of the pumpkins, inside and outside, and we are now ready to announce the winners.
Judge 3: In third is Cash and J.T.
Judge 2: In second is Gwen and Kevin.
Judge 1: And in first place is Ben and Rook!
Judge 3: We will now tally the scores and will be back in a few minutes. Take a break and have some water.
Gwen: Great job you two!
Kevin: Yeah. Rook, you really did a good job.
Rook: Thank you very much.
Ben: I have to agree, I think that the only reason we won was because of your carving skills.
Judge 1: We are back, and the winner of this year's competition is Ben and Rook.
Kevin: Man, no surprise there.
Everyone got their prizes and went to Ben's home to have a scary movie marathon. Overall, it was a very fun day.
Author's Note: Sorry that this one took a while, I was busy with other stuff. Also, week 4 will be out tomorrow night. Lastly, my ask box is open all October and will close on the night of November 1. Have a good day/night everyone.