"Look... Leon... I know I divided the candy equally. You're just hiding some so you can get more than your fair share!"
Halloween night was upon the Valley of Venom, and the Down twins had just finished trick-or-treating. Kaitlin (dressed as a sorceress) had taken the liberty of sorting the candy, but her brother Leon (who'd gone as a vampire) was insistent that his share was smaller than it was supposed to be.
"Nuh-uh! You just want to keep more for yourself!"
"I counted them and gave you half! You're the cheater here!"
The argument quickly turned into a shouting match. Finally, the cobra blew her top, and shot off an energy blast at the wolf.
It wasn't until both their visions went purple that Kaitlin remembered why aiming her energy blasts at her brother was generally a bad idea.
When the light faded, the room had been replaced with the street just outside. Kaitlin groaned as she and Leon got to their feet (a few pieces of candy falling out of Leon's sleeves as they did).
"This just HAD to happen," Kaitlin groaned. "At least it looks like we're close to home this time."
Leon peered into their house through the front window. His sister quickly joined him.
"Nobody's in there, Kaitlin."
"I can see the calendar on the far wall. I can't make out the date, but it's October... twenty years in the future."
"You think we can go for a second round of trick-or-treating?"
"Leon! We've already had our..." Kaitlin stopped mid-sentence.
"Ssh! I hear something."
To Leon it was inaudible, but Kaitlin's canine hearing picked it up easily. It sounded like a crowd of moaning voices. Signalling for Leon to follow, Kaitlin slowly made her way down the street and around a corner, looking for the source of the sound.
Soon they could both hear it. Low voices, some slightly familiar, and all coming from roughly the same place.
Emerging from an alleyway, the twins both froze at the sight before them. A horde of zombies, almost the size of the Valley's entire population, marched down the street in unison. Each one of them was smeared in blood, and smelled like rotten meat; Leon's eyes widened as he recognized Terracotta's children among them.
"Just about everyone in the Valley's there, Kaitlin. We've landed right in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. What do we do?"
"What can we do? If there are any survivors, they don't stand a chance. It looks like they're all following the same route... let's run ahead and set a trap for them."
Most of the streets appeared to be blocked off, leaving only one route for the zombies. Kaitlin and Leon quickly jumped the barricades and rushed to the village border far ahead. This was the border line between the snake and lizard villages, and the road was unpaved.
The twins got to work, digging a pit in the middle of the road and camouflaging it with sticks and a tarpaulin. They got done just in time, as the zombies came into view.
Kaitlin and Leon watched eagerly from the other side of their trap. The horde of zombies ambled closer and closer to them... then the ground appeared to cave in, dumping the front-most several zombies into the pit. The wolf and cobra cheered.
"Great job, Leon!"
"Kaitlin and Leon Down, professional zombie hunters!"
"...Uh-oh. They're still coming."
Still coming they were. The rest of the zombies had encircled the pit, and were coming straight for Kaitlin and Leon. Still tired from the trap construction, they weren't sure they could outrun the zombies.
"Quick! Into the clothing store!" Kaitlin called out, and they both rushed indoors. As the zombies approached, the twins barricaded the door with furniture.
"Now what do we do, Kaitlin?"
"I guess we've got no choice but to camp out here until we snap back to the present. And then we've got to warn everyone about this. I don't know what caused this zombie apocalypse, but if we can prevent it, all the better for everyone."
As the zombies struggled with the door to the clothing store, one zombie at the far back muttered something to his neighbor.
"Well, I'd say those two have completely ruined this year's Zombie Walk."
"I don't know," the other zombie whispered back. "I think they made it ten times more interesting."