Jason started laughing the second the door slammed. He called upstairs, "Sandra, you did a marvelous job. You missed your calling, dear, you should have been an actress. We put a fright into him, didn't we?" "I thought he was going to have a heart attack on the spot."
As they laughed together over the vampire's reaction, someone dressed as Frankenstein's monster came in through the front door. He said, "Really, I thought you two could do better than this. I expected to get a real scare this year."
Jason sputtered, saying, "What are you talking about? We frightened you half to death. Wait a second, you were dressed as a vampire a minute ago."
"I don't know what you're talking about. I just walked in the door. This infernal makeup took an hour to put on, I wouldn't dare smudge it with a mask."
Sandra came down the steps. "But if that wasn't you, who was it we just ran off?"
Jason grinned. "I don't know, but whoever it was, I doubt he'll ever come back here uninvited, Halloween or not."