Everything was fine, until that day.
My life was always normal. A mom, a dad, a brother. Not a huge family but it was, in my opinion, a good family. We were planning a family reunion. My cousin Jack was going to come up, and I always like him. We always had such fun together. The day of the reunion I went for a stroll in the woods to wait until the rest of the family shows up.
But suddenly, I collapsed to the ground. Static. All I could hear was static. I looked over and saw a tall, faceless man in a tuxedo approach me. He snickered. "The reunion is about to start," he said. I screamed. "What's the matter with you?" he laughed, "I thought you were excited for this!" He picked me up, and carried me back to my house. His maniacal laugh echoed in my ears.
We got to the house. When we entered, a tall, dark figure crying blood was looking at us. He bared a strange resemblance to Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants, but he was pale, and his stare was very creepy. A tear of blood dripped down his face and plopped onto the floor. He opened his mouth and said, "Hello." I shivered a bit.
The tall man put me down in my seat at the dinner table. I looked over at the others. The tall man sat down where my father usually sat, and next to him was a devious smiling blue... pony? Where my mother usually sat was a blue unicorn-like creature. It had a devious smile. It opened it's grinning mouth and spoke through it's sharp fangs, telling me to eat my steak. What really scared me was how it called me "dear".
I looked next to me, and a boy in a dark, black hoody was sitting where cousin Jack usually sat. He had a blue mask, and deep, empty sockets where his eyes were supposed to be. I looked down at his plate, and there was a half-eaten kidney. I nearly threw up at the sight of it. I looked across from me, and where my brother usually sat was a strange blue hedgehog, with sharp, pointed teeth and dark, empty eyes with blood dripping out of theme.
"What's the problem?" he asked.
I looked over and saw the strange Squidward sit down next to the hedgehog. Next to him sat a creepy, grinning statue of... Link from Legend of Zelda? And next to him there was a man in a Mickey Mouse suit. He looked at me strangely, as if he was smiling.
"Hey, I know a trick that will cheer you up!", he said.
He grabbed his fake Mickey head, and lifted it up off of his body, squirting yellow liquid out all over the table. Disgusting. His head frowned at me.
"That used to always make you laugh..." he said, "It's okay, kid, some things get old really quick."
These... things... they were talking to me as if they knew me personally! I was startled. That's when I heard it. Panting. I looked under the table, and saw a red, grinning dog looking up at me, begging. This was all just too much for me. I was going to get up and make a run for it when there was a knock at the door. I was hoping it'd be somebody here to save me, but when the Mickey Mouse creature opened it, I saw a small, strange figure with plain white eyes. It seemed to be made up out of... blocks?
He took a seat right next to me.
"Sorry I'm late, guys," he said. He looked over at me. "What's the matter?"
I got up.
"I, uh, need to go to the bathroom," I said.
I walked away, going to where the bathroom usually is. I looked in the mirror, and I was really shocked. I looked in horror. My face, it was all white. My hair was long, and pitch black. I had a terrifying bloody grin, my lips were bright red. I was wearing a white hoody with blood stains all over. I had a bloody knife in my hand. I was shocked, but it felt... right. I don't know what happened, but I felt like this was what I was always meant to be.
I walked back to the dinner table, taking my seat. The rest of the night went on perfectly. We did all sorts of stuff, from discussing brutal murders to just watching the football game. It was morbid, sure, but hey, this is my family now! Every family is a bit stranger than the last. We're just... eccentric, you know? At the end of the day, no matter how many terrible things we've done, we're still just that.