Five Nights to Remember
He could feel the cheering of the children and music from his guitar. Aside him was Chica, holding her little pink cupcake with the two eyes-that would actually blink every now and then-and a single candle on the top. On his other side was Freddy, singing into his microphone to the kids and playing chimes on his music box. Bonnie knew they only had a little while during the day. At least until Fritz comes at midnight.
How could the manager not know about him? Bonnie thought to himself. The cheering meant nothing to him now. He knew the kids would surely be killed sooner or later.
The song hit the ending note, and there was a roaring round of applause and cheers. Bonnie smiled a little; he did love cheering of children, but not as much as he loathed Fritz Smith.
The sun started to set outside, and the building was getting more quiet and more empty by the minute. He loved this time, because that was the time he could think clearly. When it was time to close, the day-shift security guard forced everyone back to their places- Freddy, Bonnie, and Chica onto the show stage; Balloon Boy into the game area; and the Puppet- or Marionette- into the toy box. The old animatronics, who were the parents of the toy animatronics were kept in the back room and not allowed to move during the day.
Then there was Mangle. She was a remake of Foxy, given her name from all the children taking her apart and putting her back together. She can’t move, so she was forced to stay in Kid’s Cove, which was a remake of Pirate Cove (Foxy and Mangle are pirates). Bonnie knew the anger and pain she had to go through, and she couldn’t move to retaliate. She longed to get up and attack one of the children.
That was the world he had to live in. It was imperfect, but they were his friends. They all have experienced an attack from Fritz- at least when they were still alive.
The lights shut off everywhere, except the office. Then a tall man walked in, dressed in purple from head-to-toe, with his security guard badge gleaming on his chest. Bonnie whimpered a little. Fritz walked into the office, sat down, and began to record his message.
“Um, hello, Night 5, wow, I knew you could do it. Um, just to update you theres been some kind of an investigation going on, about the animatronics malfunctioning, someone has tampered with their facial recognition. They act normally around kids, but when they encounter an adult they just… stare. Anyways, good night, and good luck.”
Bonnie thought of the chills the other night-shift security guard must have gotten when listening to that message. It wasn’t their fault they could only stare around adults! Someone MUST have tampered with them when the power went out in the building a while ago and the animatronics shut down. But bonnie didn’t.
He saw everything. When the day-shift guard left and Fritz was about to begin his, he walked to the back, shut EVERYTHING down, and literally opened up the animatronics. He ripped out cords and attached new ones, and when he approached Bonnie, he just stared knowing that he was still on, somehow.
After Fritz recorded his message, Bonnie was the first to step off the stage, followed by Chica who entered the main hall. Freddy didn’t go around that much at night, but when he did, his attacks were as deadly as their parents.
Bonnie stood in the party room, holding his guitar and stared at the camera. How could he be so cruel to us? He thought. He then heard an alarm, so someone had probably entered the main hallway. The steady, “Ca-Clang” was driving him crazy. He left the party room and entered the other one with the entrance to the vents. That’s where most of the animatronics came into the office by. The ventilation system leading right into the office.
He listened to the clanging coming from the other side of the vents. He was afraid to go into the vent, but he eventually built up the courage to crawl in. He listened to himself clanging along through the vents. He stayed in there until he was ready to get into Fritz’s view. When he finally did, he saw fritz having some trouble with Balloon Boy. He was the only one who could actually talk, but all he could say was “Hi! Hello?” And a laugh that was really annoying to Fritz.
Then he ran to the other vent and checked the light. He jumped a little to see none other than Bonnie’s face peering out and quickly put on his fake Freddy mask. It obviously didn’t fool Bonnie, or any of the animatronics, but their facial recognition software prevented them from attacking. So he just stared into the cold, white eyes showing no remorse. He put all the anger he could muster into his stare, to get nothing out of that dead-personality Fritz.
He left through the hall before he could see, trudging quickly back into the party room. He peeked out to see what was going on outside. He heard a creak from a door, so he got out quickly to check the hallway to see none other than the Old Bonnie- his dad, peeking out! He smiled a little, and his dad tried to smile back but didn’t- you see, well, he doesn't have a face.
Bonnie watched as his dad walked out to the hallway, activating the alarm. The after him Foxy ran out, rushing after Bonnie. When he saw the old Chica come out of the parts and service, he ran back into the party room and sat next to the vent. The reason he ran was because she was Chica’s mom. Bonnie kept it a secret because he was too shy, but he had sort of a crush on Chica. He crawled back into the vent, and peered into the office. Fritz went into his camera to wind up the music box, preventing the Marionette from escaping and killing him. Bonnie’s dad quickly entered the office when Fritz was too busy in the cameras. When he looked up, he saw Bonnie, startled as he was, put the mask on almost instantly. Then old Bonnie trudged away. Fritz looked up to find Mangle and Foxy in the hallway, and checked the left vent then the right. He threw on the mask, and when Bonnie subconsciously walked in, where he quickly peered at the clock before he left the room. 5 AM, it read in deep blue pixelated letters. He had one more hour to last til the day-shift guard came back.
In that hour he sat and watched as the other animatronics gave it all they got. None of them were successful. Then he heard a chime, and cheering of children. Fritz got up and welcomed the other guard as a couple of children rushed inside, music of Bonnie’s guitar welcoming them.
Today there were only about five or six kids, which gave Bonnie a chance to roam around while the other animatronics entertained them. He wanted to visit his dad and the others in the parts and service, but his programming prevented him from doing so.
He just walked around a little, passed a couple kids and the guard. Then, he heard a scream. And completely shut down
* * *
“S.” “Huh?” “A.” “What the…?” “V” “What is that?” “E” “Save?” “T” “How am I talking?” “H” “Why does everything look so… weird?” “E” “Where am I, what happened?” “M” “...Save them? Whos them?”
He had no idea where he was, or even what he was. So many questions lingered in his head, the burning one being, why did I shut down and get brought to this?
He was in a death minigame. At least, that’s what everyone else called it. Except he had no idea, because he had never experienced it before. That time when the animatronics were being tampered, everyone went into a death minigame.
He walked out of the room he was in, and walked up the hallway. He entered the main hall, to be surprised by none other than the Marionette himself. “Hey, wait up! Care to tell me what’s going on here?” The Marionette said nothing and just kept going wherever he was trying to go. He passed the show stage. “Guys, care to tell me what’s going on?” Like the Marionette, they said nothing. Bonnie continued to follow the Marionette. He was led into the prize corner and found the large gift box and-shivering- a dead child lying on the floor. Then, pixel by pixel,the world faded away.
* * *
His eyes opened to see everyone- even the Marionette and old animatronics- surrounding him. “What happened, how am I talking?” Chica quickly said, “Fritz is coming, no time to explain! Get back to the stage!” He didn’t wait a second, and just ran. Then he heard the familiar creaking of a door, and in stepped a tall man dressed in purple- today a slightly darker shade. He seemed a bit worried today, something on his expression told Bonnie that. He sat down and recorded his message. “Uh, hello hello, uh, what on earth are you doing here, didn’t you get the memo? The place is closed down, at least for a while. Someone used one of the suits- we had a spare one in the back, someone used it… Now none of them are acting right. We’re going to try to contact the original owner, I think it was something along the lines of Fredbear’s Family Diner, I don’t know. Uh, we have one more event scheduled for tomorrow, a birthday. You’ll be on dayshift, stay close to the animatronics and make sure they don’t hurt anyone. When the place eventually opens up again, I’ll probably take the night-shift myself. Good night.”
“Psst.” whispered Chica. “Follow me.”
Bonnie followed her to the Marionette’s Prize Corner, out of sight of the camera so they would not be seen. “Ok, so when you heard that scream and collapsed, that was a child’s scream. Everyone else was fine, we’re not sure why only you collapsed.”
“Wait, so why did the child scream?”
“Well, one of the children was bullying Mangle”-”Oh no”-”And Mangle got really angry, and bit the child.”
“The ENTIRE head?”
“No, just the front… After that everyone ran outside and the police came in a couple minutes later to take the child away. The guard forced everyone to stay in their places.”
He should have known that this was going to happen sooner or later.
“So what do you think this will do to us?”
“We’ll probably be shut down. For a long time.”
And then a tear, a REAL tear trickled out of her eye.
“You’re crying? But how?” Bonnie said, wiping the tear from her eye.
“Huh? I thought only living things could cry!”
“So are you- I mean, are we- alive?”
“We can’t be, Fritz killed us all when we were kids. But... what if we’re half dead, or something? Our souls couldn’t descend because his soul still exists here, we haven’t been avenged.”
“That’s it! That’s why instead of descending our souls took over these! That explains everything!..”
Chica’s eyes lit up. They had found the solution! They NEEDED to tell the others.
Then they heard the chime. 6AM, he thought. But where are the children? He didn’t hear cheering of children. Fritz walked out, slammed the door hard, and this time, nobody came in. Not even the day-shift guard. This was perfect!
Chica and Bonnie gathered everyone and yelled into the Parts and Service to get the old animatronics out-their programming prevented them from going in.
“Alright everyone!” Bonnie said, all the animatronics gathered around. “We have made an amazing discovery- the reason our souls did not descend is because Fritz is still alive and out there, so we need to kill him.”
“How do you know we’re not already dead?” Asked Freddy.
“Because, Chica shed a tear and we all know only living things can cry.”
“So are you saying we’re half dead?”
“Yep. Half-dead, Half-alive.”
“So how are we going to kill him?” Balloon Boy shouted out in his high-voice.
“An all attack. Chica, we’ll start on your mark. When you enter the hall, my Dad and the other old ones will go out. Then Freddy and I will follow mangle. Balloon boy, you and Foxy will be the first to attack on Chica’s mark. Fritz will be too busy shining the flashlight on Foxy, giving Balloon Boy a chance to get in the room. You can taunt him with your laugh. Then all the old animatronics will enter, followed by us. Got it?”
‘That’s the best plan I ever heard!” said Freddy. Bonnie’s dad nodded. He was the only one who still couldn’t talk, because he didn’t have a face. Then the rest of the day they practiced their moves, some of them just relaxed. Bonnie played his guitar, as it was (hopefully) his last day of freedom.
Soon, it was time. The sun had set, and the final battle was approaching. And fast.
Fritz walked in. It was his last night here for years. He sat down, and this time didn’t record a message. He just got straight to it. Everyone lined up in their positions, ready to run. Then, Chica left the stage. And the hallway alarm went off.
He heard creaking of a door. Foxy ran out, Chica stepped aside. Then Old Bonnie ran out, Chica and Freddy following. Then he heard annoying laughs. Balloon Boy had made it in! This was perfect. He saw Mangle dragging herself across the floor, and followed her. Soon, everyone was out.
It was time. Fritz took down the camera, and Old Bonnie was in. He threw on the mask. Then Chica came in the vent. Bonnie met up with Mangle in the right air vent. Everyone was there. He quickly wound up the music box and then-Golden Freddy appeared. Fritz didn’t know what to do.
Then he took out his knife. And Bonnie shut down.
“S” Yes, I know, “SAVE THEM…” “A” “So is them, the others when they were still kids?” “V” “How am I supposed to save them?” “E”
He walked into the hall. “T” Then up to the main hall. “H” Then to the parts and service. “E” And saw everyone dead. Including his dad. “M” “No…”
The as he walked into the main hall, he saw a tall, purple man with vivid, dead white eyes.
“NO! I DONT WANT TO DIE! NO! NO! NOOOOO!!!!!”