Halloween Season is here! From now through november
The Lochland Ghosts have appeared again. To celebrate this Halloween this year we offer a variety of fun things.
1. The haunted Halloween forum
2. A fun haunted skin
3. Festive Games
4. Ghost Hunt
5. Choose your own adventure
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Haunted Halloween Party! End Date: 12/09/17
Halloween has come to Lochland, and the old Richfield Family Manson welcomes everyone to attend a costume party unlike any other. The old building features a bed and breakfast, museum, and a Ballroom for celebrations.
Be warned: The Mansion is haunted! Any characters threading here are giving permission for the ghosts to play.
"My house in Switzerland actually has two, one indoor and one outdoor pool. The outdoor one is longer, better for swimming laps with an infinity edge. But it would definitely have to be heated." He hadn't fully decided yet. The fact that it could be heated was definitely a must, because he wanted to be able to use it all year round. Some sort of cover would definitely be essential; Maybe one of those retractable glass enclosures would be the best way to go. You could open it right out in summer when the weather was nice, and keep it closed in winter when it was cold outside for a better experience. "I think here a retractable clear enclosure would work well. You can keep the pool covered when the weather is cold and still swim in it, and then retract the sections and have the pool open in warm weather." He hadn't worried about that for his outdoor pool at his Swiss house. It had an automatic retracting hard cover which he just opened when he wanted to swim. You could even walk on the cover when it was closed and not know that the pool was there.
It probably wasn't hard for someone who had met him to see that he had quite a big range of stuff for cleaning cars. There were multiple different types of brushes for simply cleaning the wheels, which he brought out. The Lambs wool mitt he had brought for her car, along with Microfibre towels. Also was another thing he found quite useful, an attachment for the hose which sprayed soft foam all over the car, which he found incredibly useful.
Even with only one arm and several broken ribs he could still help, so he filled one bucket up with car wash and water, carrying it over along with the brushes for the wheels. She was putting some music on her phone, so he carefully knelt down with his brushes and bucket set in front and went about utilizing them to get all the muck off the wheels. They had a lot more dirt and break dust on them than any of his cars tended to get, but then he also washed his cars more often and never let them get that dirty.
Once he had finished he moved away, letting her rise that wheel off as he moved onto the next. Clearly it was something that he enjoyed, and he took his time to make sure that every spec of dirt had gone. He had to be careful not to get his cast wet, but it was manageable.
She had already started on the rest of the car by the time he had finished with wheels, and she could probably get the idea that it would take him quite a while to do one of his own cars. "Do you want to wax and polish as well?" He had multiple different types depending on what he wanted it for. While he always polished and waxed his own cars, he wasn't sure if she wanted to do it to her car.
But in the meant time, he could stand back and enjoy the show she was putting on which was clearly for him.
“Sheesh hon, you do have a lot of houses that I still haven’t been to yet. Hmmm that will be fun to visit…..” she smirked and still wondered where their life would be in a year. It was still heartwarming to think that all this happened so fast. But she loved him from the very instant she laid eyes on him and that said something for a girl. Usually, it would take a woman years to fall in love. Though, him she just knew. Grinning at him as she shook her head she started to hose down the car with his water hose better. Sneaking glances at him every so often. She was about to blare her cell phone music that she had on his porch. She rushed to her phone really quick after she set it down on the edge and went back to washing her car down with water.
After a minute, she was done she turned it to the bucket she had grabbed and the sponge along with the soap in the bucket she sprayed some water inside. “Hmmm can you get me a stepping stool or a ladder? I might need do the top rub down a bit?” she asked knowing this was why she took her top off. She might as well take her pants off too since she had her bikini on underneath. Taking little glances again she tossed him the bottom part of her pants too since he wasn’t far away. She was going to get wet again and that meant she had to take another shower. Or at least rinse off. The day went on and she made sure to wash her car and scrub it down really good after a few boob jobs rubs to the window she wondered what Mathias was thinking.
She didn’t really want wax for her car so she just said ‘no.’ The car wash for him was fun, she liked playing around in the water and singing to music. Showing off was great. It was something they can remember each other by. Giggling as she was singing she was brought a stepping stool for her so she could wash the top and that was done in minutes. Finally, she had to towel dry her car one by one for the windows and the back and the top. Then she was finally done. Her car was sparkly clean. She had made a suggestion to take a shower so she rushed inside when he was going to put things away. He had followed her inside to watch from the shower and she had him wait in the bedroom. They had a bit of play time again for themselves only for a few minutes and after she had gotten changed to take Lukas to the park.
The park was great. The walk wasn’t so far so she grabbed Roxy out of her cubby house outside Mathias had got for her awhile back and went out together. Their afternoon went by pretty quickly after the park, they played and talked about life and more so about each other. Even with Lukas a few feet away she had never been so in love with him. They made their way back to the house after a few hours of talking and playing around with Lukas and Roxy she decided to keep things mellow for the night. The night they hung out and had dinner in the house while she cooked again and kept kissing her neck when Lukas was in the other room. He always spoiled her. His arms wrapped around her waist while she cooked and couldn’t move. “Mathias I have to cook…Come on….later…Please…..oh I give up….five more minutes…” she giggled as she tried to put the recipe together.
It was hard when your boyfriend was a cute German man that liked the cuddles now. She did like it too that he was trying to be more affectionate with her. Maybe not so much but showing little by little. Once dinner was ready they had eaten and finished clearing up dishes as they decided on watching a few movies that night. She ended up falling asleep on his shoulder and he had to wake her up to walk her to bed. One movie was for Lukas and them, and after Lukas went to sleep they had watched another one together. The night and weekend went by pretty quick and she was asleep in minutes as he tried to carry her but he was unable to still because of his injury. She was able to sleep walk drowsily a little bit to the bedroom. Plopping beside him in bed she went to sleep snuggling to him moments later under the covers. Pulling the covers over her was good too because it made her comfortable.
Mathias didn't own a lot of houses himself, or not as many as you might think. He was actually in the process of selling his house in Germany to the people who had been leasing it for quite a while, but they were still in the process of working things out so it would probably take a little while. Then the only two properties he owned himself were his one in Lochland and his other house in Switzerland. There were others that the family owned which he could use, like the apartment in Monaco which was right by the Formula One track when it was there which was quite convenient. "I can't remember if I told you i'm in the process of selling my property in Germany to the people who have leased it for many years, so discounting that I only own this one and my one in Switzerland. The others are owned by the family." He would have to take her to his house in Switzerland one day because so far he had only shown her photos. However part of her wasn't quite sure what she would think of it, as when it had originally been built he and Gretta had designed it together.
But for now his mind wasn't staying on his house in Switzerland and instead on Charlotte as she washed her car and put on a show for him. He went and retrieved a stepping stool so she could reach the top of her car just in time to see her throw her pants at him, leaving her in just a bikini. He wasn't sure that her methods was the best way to get the vehicle clean, and instead was more for his benefit. Of course, he wasn't about to complain.
He put everything away again while she ran inside to shower, heading inside afterwards to put the used towels in the laundry basket ready to be washed.
The rest of the day went quickly. Mathias took some more painkillers before they left for the park, and they all had great fun for a few hours. By the time they got home he was ready to sit down again, and even had a little nap. He woke up after that feeling good, and couldn't resist teasing her a little bit with little kisses peppered all up her neck while she cooked with his good arm wrapped around her waist.
Eventually he left her alone so the meal could be finished. After dinner they settled to watch a couple of movies, and Lukas was asleep. Mathias got up, waking the drowsy eight year old to get him to bed. Then during the next one Charlotte fell asleep. He normally would have carried her but at the moment that was out of the question, so he had to wake her up and help her to bed. Mathias took some painkillers before getting into bed, settling in next to her and it wasn't long before they were both asleep.
Mathias slept incredibly well, only waking up once to go to the toilet. In the morning he slept in later than he normally would have. He stretched slightly and while he was comfortable and reluctant to move he also wanted to get up and take some painkillers. So instead he just stayed, resting on the side with his broken ribs without moving. He didn't know what the time it was, but he half expected Lukas to turn up soon.
The weekend went by pretty quickly. By the time, she woke up the next morning Charlotte was happily yawning. She lifted her arms over the comforter and turned around to face him while he was sleeping. Charlotte started to kiss up his arm as she kept her legs around his. Her hand slipped under the covers on his right side and she let it linger there for a few minutes. This was their usual wake up snuggle when she slept over during the week. It was going to be hard for her to go back to work and not want to be laying in his arms in the morning. Ugh.
Sinking into him deeper she wanted to purposely wake him up but she just laid there snuggling and watching him sleep. He was so handsome that she loved staring at him. It was a bit of a habit of hers. She started doing this a week ago or two ago and she was enjoying it. Slowly she would hope that he wouldn’t wake up. Charlotte started to rub his arm as she moved hers up slow. Her eyes bored into his as they were asleep. “Baby…..Wake up….I have to leave today…..” she said finally but with a soft whisper as her lips started to kiss up his bare shoulders.
He was the perfect type of muscular for her. He didn’t have super huge muscles which she hated, that she preferred his arms the way they were. They were just right. They were enough muscle that she could take a grip on with her hand when they were making love when she wanted to. Giving him soft little kisses on his arm she really loved waking up to him in the morning like this. After a while they had both woken up and she secured the distance with a good morning kiss. They snuggled in bed for a little while as she liked to kiss him longer and they heard a knock on the door barging in. Lukas stood there in front of the bed saying ‘Papa, Charlotte, wake up! Ready for breakfast?’ she buried her face in his chest and laughed.
“Grrrrrr, We must do as he says….Come on sweetie, alright Lukas meet us in the kitchen ok?” she groaned before and struggled to say while she laughed and she pulled the cover over herself. She was still wearing her night dress so it didn’t matter, but her hair was a bit messy. She waited for him to get up when he did and she gave him one last kiss before she met Mathias downstairs. “Meet you down in the kitchen…” she said to him and got up from the sheets. Slipping on her slippers she met up with little Lukas and smiled. Fixing her hair in the process as she smoothed it down and pulled it back with her hair tie on her wrist. “What do you feel like? Eggs, bacon, toast? Sound good to you little L?” she said as she gave him a sweet nickname.
Giving him a kiss on the hair she started getting everything ready for breakfast to start their slow day. This was why she didn’t want to leave. ‘So you and Papa are together now?’ She heard the little seven year old say. This was surprising. She never knew that kids understood that meaning. “Yes, Lukas. We are. I hope you’re ok with that…” she said in a sweet tone and hoped Mathias would be down to hear this, it was the sweetest thing. ‘Ok. I like you Charlotte. Your good for Papa. He is happy…’ she was touched and she placed a hand over her heart and melted for this little boy. It was so touching. “How about we make pancakes too?” she asked the little boy, he was able to talk and walk and do his own things which was good and now understanding things she had to be more careful of what she said around Mathias.
Mathias was awake but hadn't been able to bring himself to move or open his eyes yet, comfortable despite the ache in his arm and up his side. He didn't know about Charlotte but knew that she seemed to enjoy a cuddle when they woke so he guessed that she would let him know when she woke up.
It didn't seem to take to long before she was snuggling up against him, rubbing his arm and gently kissing his bare shoulder. He opened an eye and made a noise to indicate that he was awake, still not really feeling like moving. Instead he just stayed still for a while, enjoying her soft little kisses.
But eventually he was awake enough to offer her a good morning kiss, and it wasn't long after that and Lukas was knocking on the door. As usual, on those days that Mathias wanted to sleep in his son was up early. Mathias had said that he didn't care if Lukas wanted to get himself something to eat, there was granola in the pantry as well as German rye bread and Lukas was well capable of making himself toast and cereal.
Most of the time Lukas did that, if he woke up he did his chores and then made himself breakfast without Mathias having to prompt him. "He can make himself toast and cereal." Mathias spoke to Charlotte, sighing softly when Lukas wasn't happy with that. "He's got you wrapped around his little finger." Mathias spoke softly after Charlotte had told the seven year old to meet them in the kitchen. "He knows that you will cook him something tasty." And likely something that Mathias himself might not cook.
He had been putting off getting up for long enough, so he slowly moving himself into a sitting position, putting the sling for his arm on before sleepily wandering off into the bathroom to relieve himself.
Mathias could hear Lukas before he got near the kitchen, talking a lot like he usually did. There was mentions of bacon and pancakes when Mathias walked in the door, only wearing a pair of pajama pants, still looking half asleep with his short hair sticking up in all directions.
"Do you want American or German pancakes?" Mathias asked as he went over to take some painkillers, and Mathias realized that he should probably should tell Charlotte the difference. "German pancakes are more like French Crepes but a bit thicker."
Smirking as she shook her head at him when her mouth practically dropped when he walked in without a shirt on. She could say the same for him and with that she only blushed, “You know I could say the same for me to you….” she winked at him with a whisper as well. It was true, she had Mathias wrapped around her finger. It happened both ways. She would do whatever he said to her. It was simple. Charlotte said to him as she didn’t think that this morning couldn’t have been better she smiled, more. “Hmm I will do that for him any time though….” looking down at Lukas she gave him a kiss on the head too as she passed by him.
“I think I know what the difference is hon….Mm German pancakes sound good, but you really shouldn’t cook anything when you take medication love..” she told him as she then walked over to his side and wrapped her hand around his waist. Charlotte was over by the counter as she noticed him walk over to the bathroom on the other side. Charlotte was busying herself as she listened to Lukas talk. It wasn’t long before Mathias came into help her again with the pancakes. “If you tell me the ingredients, I can make the pancakes sweetie?” she suggested as she saw him with the sling on his arm.
That accident was still the worst thing that had happened. Whisking the eggs together in separate little bowls she kept them beside each other. Then she began on shredding the cheese, and dicing a tomato from the fridge she grabbed earlier. “How are you feeling hon? Lukas can you please set the table for your Papa and I? Thank you darling…” she said to him as she blew a kiss at him and smiled. She didn’t want to do too much but the bacon would be ready soon too as she had that out to cook as well. It was starting to smell good in the kitchen as the coconut oil was cooking on the pan with the bacon.
Sometimes Mathias was just felt lazy, but it was something that everyone should be allowed to feel every so often. In this instance, putting a shirt on when he would be showering after breakfast just seemed like more effort than it was worth. So he simply didn't. But he couldn't help the little smile that came onto his face when he saw Charlotte's reaction to him talking in shirtless. It was such a good reaction that he thought that he was going to have to do it more often, especially when he didn't have to wear a sling anymore.
Mathias himself wasn't overly fond of cooked food for breakfast. Growing up breakfast had most of the time been bread with toppings, including sliced cold meat and cheese, and there had always been boiled eggs and home made jam present. When they had been in Germany his sister had put on a traditional German breakfast for Charlotte, and it certainly was a sight to see a table with all that food laid out. Quite often now he usually ate either muesli or porridge, usually with almond milk and chia seeds. "I'm quite happy with porridge, i've never been a big fan of things like pancakes in the morning, but I'm sure Lukas will happily eat my share." Lukas added that indeed he happily would. Mathias spoke about the ingredients for the pancakes, and Lukas happily went into the pantry to retrieve the ingredients. He had a recipe written down, but it was in German so probably not a whole lot of use.
"Sore, but that's to be expected. I slept quite well though." Charlotte was busy in the kitchen and Lukas was setting the table so Mathias made himself a little bowl of oats, using his preferred type of steel cut oats which were the least processed kind. He had to be careful at the moment because he wasn't able to work out much, so he had to adjust his food intake to take that into consideration. If he ate like he normally did he was going to put on to much weight and then it was just going to be much harder because he was going to have to lose it.
When Mathias had pancakes they weren't usually eaten drenched in maple syrup like the Americans liked them. Mathias had grown up with them instead served with confectioners's sugar and either lemon or fruit. Mathias asked Lukas what he wanted and of course the little boy wanted both maple syrup and confectioners' sugar. So Mathias let him, getting out both for him.
Not feeling like coffee himself he instead just went for sparkling water, although did ask if Charlotte wanted coffee first because he would make her some if she wanted.
Then all to soon the cooked food was ready. Lukas was happily digging into everything, and considering the amount that the seven year old could eat now Mathias hated to think how much food the boy was going to eat when he was a teenager. Of course Mathias couldn't help himself to a couple of pieces of bacon and some of the eggs as well, although true to his word he politely declined the offer of pancakes. "This food is absolutely divine. I could get used to this, but it's going to be harder because if I eat everything I will be putting on weight."
She had definitely enjoyed cooking breakfast for the two of them. While they had settled in a regular routine when she came over she quickly settled on plating the food for him and for her and they started to eat. She sat across from him and Lukas on the side of them. “Mathias…Oh come on. Don’t be so weird. I know you have to look after your delicious body of yours but you can still eat some and be happy,” she whispered half of the comment so Lukas wouldn’t hear her. It was still hard to adjust sometimes when there was a little boy at the table. She smiled at him and began to pick at her food and eat small bites of it. The pancakes were good, and she loved German ones too.
“Thank you for telling me how to make the German pancakes. You sure you don’t want a little bite?” she giggled as she brought a piece up to her lips that had syrup on and some fruit, which she quite liked it now. The fruit brought more flavor to the pancakes than she could do. She usually liked fruit by itself and on waffles, which were something else she would have to work another time. “Awww thanks, I’m glad you like the eggs and bacon. I won’t make this all the time, just because I’m leaving in a few hours. Ugh…Why do I have to leave? I had a fun weekend with you both…” she mentioned and leaned forward to give him a sweet kiss across from her.
Charlotte had propped her elbows up which she knew wasn’t proper but in these certain circumstances she had too. As the morning went by, they had just lounged throughout the day doing more chores and she had helped him clean and dust the house up a bit. She liked doing things with him, it made her feel wanted. Charlotte also started to ride one of the horses that afternoon with Lukas as Mathias watched them outside in the stables. They were careful. Feeding the animals was always a fun thing for Charlotte since she hadn’t done that at her own home. Roxy loved it here too. Lunch was served after a few rides on the horses, and they had settled in for an hour nap inside. That took a lot out of her riding around and cleaning up.
Finally, it was time for her to go after the nap and a few more hours of spending time together. They shared some good laughs, a few kissing sessions while he was asleep, and some cuddling time on the couch together. Those were her favorite times with him. She loved his lips, she was able to break away for a few minutes so she could at least say ‘goodbye’ to Lukas in his room.
Mathias would probably sound quite boring if he said that he was happy with his diet. For the most part he didn't really get the need to cheat to often. Occasionally he might have a French fry or two if his son had some or a sip of his soft drink, but that was normally enough for him. "I am happy with my boring diet." He didn't always eat bacon either, but the bacon he had here was his own home cured stuff done without the chemicals they put in commercial stuff and no sugar either, so he was quite happy to help himself to some of that.
"Honestly, i'm sure." He had his porridge, with little bit of egg and bacon on the side. Lukas was happily digging into the pancakes with a variety of toppings and also plenty of bacon. Once breakfast was finished they helped clean up, and they it was time for chores before a shower. The animals came first of course, and by the time they got outside his niece was already out there with a wheelbarrow picking up manure, her three year old following along behind. The house didn't need much doing to it. Mathias had a lady that came in a couple of times a week to do cleaning which helped hugely, and he knew that Emil and Luka had done some for him before they had left as well.
After chores Lukas and Charlotte went for a little ride on the horses. Lukas took his pony Kimi and Charlotte took the rescue mare Taylor. Taylor was a lovely natures mare, quiet and placid and perfect for someone who hadn't done much riding. Mathias had been just using a simple rope halter on Taylor, but the problem with that was that with only one hand he couldn't tie the knots to secure the halter. Luckily Lukas knew how to tie them, so had happily shown Charlotte how to do so.
After that was lunch, followed by a little nap. Lukas didn't nap, but instead quietly played with his toys. After a lovely afternoon it was time for Charlotte to leave. It had been quite nice having here here, but it wasn't like he was never going to see her again. She still lived in two and he was still going to be able to see her regularly. Plus, he had Lukas here and his niece and her husband next door. Then Emil would be back in a week to keep an eye on Mathias. Mathias and Lukas stood outside and watched Charlotte as he left. He had given here a remote to open and close the electronic gates so she wouldn't have to call him on the intercom when she wanted to visit.
Rolling around and up on her feet as she got up from his comfortable couch with him, she figured he needed some time on it because of his injury. Sometimes he just needed to relax. Their afternoon was fun, while she was getting her last-minute things together she had her duffle bag and Roxy on her leash. She might as well leave Roxy here for a little bit because she will have a buddy to play with now. “So it is ok if I leave Roxy here for Lukas to borrow? She can stay…It looks like she is having too much fun with him…” she motioned when she was on her leash he was petting her and giving her a hug ‘goodbye.’ They were both so sweet looking together.
“Awww she will be our puppy to share. I promise honey….” she looked at Lukas and smiled. It was nice that he loved her dog. Wrapping her arms around his father she pulled him close but not too much to not hurt him. He was still weak. “I’ll see you in a few days then? Yes? Date night on Wednesday?” Charlotte mentioned a date between the two of them. It was a usual occurrence since they started dating. Either day of the week when he was free he took her out and she spent time with him. Roxy barked a few times at the touch of Lukas’s hand as she nuzzled his legs. Charlotte smiled again.
“We can go see a movie and dinner?” she suggested as she tried to think of something less strenuous to do.
Mathias thought it was nice that Charlotte wanted to leave Roxy here for Lukas. He knew his son loved the little dog, and the animal would certainly be looked after here along with all the other animals. He had to admit that he didn't mind the dog either. "Lukas does quite enjoy having her around, so I think he will be quite happy with that. And Roxy seems to enjoy it was well, so I'm happy for her to stay."
Date night on Wednesday sounded great. He didn't know what she had planned for it, but it sounded like fun. He could get his niece or his in-laws to watch Lukas. "Date night on Wednesday sounds great, i will look forwards to it." Then she mentioned a dinner and movie which sounded good to him. He was perfectly happy with a nice dinner somewhere and then going out to a movie afterwards.
"Emil gets back into Hartford Friday next week, and he will stay a while so you don't have to worry about me getting into trouble by myself." Emil was probably more likely to worry about Mathias doing that that Charlotte was, especially as Emil knew perfectly well how Mathias liked pushing himself, and that might not go well with recovering from an injury.
"You know a movie and dinner sounds perfect. Shall we eat out?" He had a place in mind if she wanted to eat out, it wasn't one of the cheaper places but it had really nice food and semi-private, and just sounded like the perfect place for a date. And when it came to movies, Mathias honestly didn't care to much about what one they say. Any would do, he didn't watch a lot of them anyway, and would admit that he didn't actually know which ones were even showing at the moment.
She loved it when Mathias chose the places because they were healthy options. She never had eaten so serious like this but it was fun. Being this way about life every day really made it better for her. They were both on point. With the last minute or two of talking she felt that it was best to go home now. She nodded to him and smiled, “Yes, that would be great then, I trust you would make a good choice…” Charlotte replied as she held onto him. She didn’t want to let go but she had to since she had a life at home.
Her life was separate then his and she was glad they were together. She hoped that one day they could be a future together but she only hoped. Hope was all she could do. Charlotte wasn’t in love with his money because she enjoyed spending time with him. She didn’t want luxurious outings although, it could be nice sometimes she just didn’t want to make it a big habit out of it. “Bye hon, see you in a few days. Bye Lukas, it was fun! Take diligent care of Roxy ok?” she gave him one last good bye kiss and was out the door as she headed to her car.
Ah it would be good to go home. She wondered how their future would be later. That was the many thoughts that she had wondered about every day. Carefully, heading inside her car she was off.