Rex and Olaf’s Halloween Spectacular
“Aww, pretty please? I’d be so good at decorating!” Olaf pleaded. “Sorry Olaf, but I promised Anna we wouldn’t start without her.” Elsa explained. “Don’t worry! I won’t tell her! She’ll never know-“ “Olaf!” Elsa interrupted, laughing. “It’s our first big Halloween party. The castle will be flooded with guests tonight. We have to make sure everything goes perfectly. Why don’t you head out and pick some flowers for the table? We can decorate when Anna gets back.” Olaf sighed, then let out a hearty “Okay!” as he danced out through the gates.
“You really like my costume, Woody?” Rex asked as he tried to clasp his little hands together. “Of course pal. Who doesn’t love Partysaurus Rex?” Woody smiled. “I have the perfect idea for your costume. Come with me, I saw this great hat at the market!” Rex said excitedly as he started marching away. He turned and noticed Woody wasn’t following him. “The thing is… I was kind of planning on meeting Bo for lunch.” Rex frowned. “Oh. Well that’s okay.” “Are you sure? Maybe you can come with us?” Woody suggested. “Oh no, I wouldn’t want to impose. Have fun. I’ll see you at the party tonight, right?” Rex asked, making sure to avoid eye contact. “You bet. Thanks Rex! I’ll see you then!” Woody waved as he made his way to the hill to set up his picnic. Rex wandered off until he found a rock to sit on. “Only… 6 more hours ‘till the party starts. It won’t be so bad.” Rex assured himself.
Olaf skipped around the town in search of the prettiest fall flowers. He first started with a bushel of orange tulips. Then he found some beautiful purple flowers on Judy’s farm that he thought would compliment the tulips perfectly, but opted for daisies instead when Judy explained how toxic they were. Just as Olaf picked up the last daisy, he spotted Rex sitting alone on a stone nearby. He walked up to him, and shouted,” Hi! Whatcha doing?” “Oh, hi Olaf. Nothing really. Just sitting here.” Rex replied timidly. “Oh,” Olaf shrugged, “Okay. I’ll sit with you then.” Before Rex could reply, Olaf had plopped down next to him on the rock and tried to start a conversation with him. Olaf did most of the talking.
Just as Olaf was about to compliment Rex’s costume, he saw Elsa hurriedly walk by. He called out to her, “Hey Elsa! Where are you going?” Surprised, she turned and saw Olaf and Rex. She walked up to them and said, “Olaf! Anna said the market was sold out of candy. Do you believe that? I’m meeting her all the way at the Mega Mart now to find some. It looks like there won’t be time for decorations this year. Sorry Olaf.” “Oh no!” Olaf cried out, pacing back and forth. “Wait! I know,” Olaf shouted, “I can decorate for you!” “Hmm… I don’t know. All by yourself?” She asked, considering. “Of course not! Rex will help me!” He said proudly. “What?!? I don’t know… I’m not much of a decorator. But I do make a good fruit punch.” Rex explained nervously. “See? It’s perfect!” Olaf explained, begging Elsa for her blessing. “Well… Okay. I’ll let you decorate. It needs to be a really spooky haunted castle. You think you can do that?” Elsa asked. “Of course! We won’t let you down Elsa! Now go help Anna! We have everything under control.” Elsa smiled, then quickly made her way towards the Mega Mart. Olaf excitedly ran towards the castle while Rex trailed behind, trying to keep up.
“This is going to be so much fun!” Olaf blurted out, overjoyed as he ran through the gates. “Uhh, yeah… where do you keep the decorations?” Questioned Rex. “The… decorations… I don’t know, why?” Olaf asked, puzzled. Rex stared at him blankly. “Well I don’t do this much, but how can we decorate without any decorations?” Olaf paused, then ran around the castle screaming. After a moment, he stopped and walked back up to Rex. “Wait! It’s okay! We can MAKE decorations! It’ll be so scary when we’re done.” Rex, unsure, simply said, “Well, alright…” and at that, Olaf ran inside to get some string, paper, scissors, and glue.
With an hour left before the big party, Olaf had begun putting up his homemade decorations with Rex. Ghosts made from tissues were strung along the walls, cotton-ball cobwebs laced the corners, and poles dressed as scarecrows were placed next to the pumpkins at the gates to greet the guests. “Everything looks perfect, don’t you think Rex?” Asked Olaf, beaming. “Well… to be honest… I don’t know if the guests will find it all that scary. Trust me, I know a thing or two about not being scary.” Rex tried to explain. Olaf worriedly looked around the gates, trying to find something he could do to make the castle look scarier. “I know!” He cried. “I’ll carve the pumpkins! I’ve never done it before, but how hard can it be?” “I know what I can do too! I think I’ll add some colouring to my punch. I’ll make it deep red, like blood! Spooky, right?” Rex asked. Olaf simply said, “I don’t have blood. Or veins,” which Rex accepted as the signal to make his way to the kitchen. Olaf followed, grabbed the biggest knife he could find (much to Rex’s dismay), and wandered back outside to carve the pumpkins.
It was five minutes to the party. Olaf had just finished carving the last pumpkin. His designs looked a little bit deformed and mangled… but he figured it would add to the ambience. With his pumpkin and carving knife in hand, Olaf started making his way towards the gates when Rex walked out of the castle carrying his big bowl of punch. Unfortunately, his little arms were having a hard time balancing it. He hesitated to walk down the steps out front. Olaf turned to look at him, and just as he did, Rex missed a step and started screaming as he rolled down the stairs. In response, Olaf also screamed, dropped his pumpkin and ran up to Rex.
Rex was startled, and the impact caused his tail to pop off. He wasn’t really hurt, but the party sure was hit hard by the accident. Rex dropped the punch bowl and spilled it all over himself. Olaf’s pumpkin was smashed when he dropped it. Before either of them could move, they heard footsteps coming to the gate. The party was about to start - and it was good as ruined.
It was 8:00 and Gaston, Moana, and Maui were arriving at the party. “How do I look?” Gaston asked as he walked towards the gates. “Um… you know this is supposed to be a costume party, right?” Moana questioned. “Yeah… I was going to wear one, but I figured, I’d better not mess with perfection, right?” Moana rolled her eyes as Maui pushed open the gates. They started to walk through, then froze in their tracks as soon as they saw what was in front of them.
There it was. They all stared forward in complete shock and horror at what they had seen. Rex, lying in a pool of what seemed to be his own blood, with his tail a few feet away from him. Olaf stood over him, holding a huge knife.
As soon as they could breathe again, they all screamed as loud as their lungs would allow. Maui turned to an eagle and flew off, while Moana and Gaston ran through the gates, pushing through the rest of the guests coming through the gates. Elsa and Anna, carrying bags of candy at the back of the line, moved forward to see what happened. By then, Rex had picked up his tail, and both he and Olaf ran up to Elsa to explain what happened.
When the party was ending, everyone made their way out the gates, except for Rex, who stayed behind with Olaf. They both walked up to Elsa and Anna. “Elsa, Anna… I’m so sorry we ruined the party. I thought we could do it but we just weren’t scary. Instead, we ruined everything.” Olaf said sorrowfully. Rex lowered his head. “Are you kidding? You two did an amazing job!” Elsa exclaimed. “I don’t think anyone’s ever heard such a high-pitched scream.” Anna laughed. “Oh right, tell Moana we’re sorry about that.” Rex said. “No, I meant Gaston,” Anna said, giggling. At that, all four of them started to laugh. “I can count on you two to do the same next year, right?” Elsa asked. Olaf did nothing more than turn to Rex and say, “I told you we’d be great decorators!”