"(y/n)" my dad said to me one day at breakfast.
We were both sitting at the big table digging into our food.
"Yes dad?" I asked politely before taking a bite of my food.
"As you may have heard I have hired a new night guard" he started off "I appreciate you helping him out the first day which brings me to the situation"
I nearly frowned, after swallowing my bite I asked "and what situation would that be?"
"Well, today he had called in sick and saying he wasn't sure when he would be well enough to work again"
Part of my mind thought 'good I hope he dies of pneumonia', destroying that horrid thought I replied "I hope it is just a cold"
"So do I, but the problem is I need a new security guard and no one has volunteered for it, saying that they have kids to look after and cannot risk staying at night" he took a pause as he tried to get his next words right "I am aware that you don't get much sleep so I was wondering if you would like to take the night job until he gets better"
I thought about it for a moment, my dad wasn't lying about my lack of normal sleep and when I did it wasn't long, at first we both thought it was insomnia but the doctors said that even with the short hours I was still healthy.
"I guess it couldn't hurt" I said out loud "it is only for a few days, perhaps you should get a backup guard"
"If I can afford it, you saw the charts yourself sweetie the company is loosing money since parents these days don't trust robots near their children, or they don't care about robots entirely, if this continues I will have to close down the diner"
"We will sort this out dad, you and mum had put your hearts and soul into that place to make kids happy, I will do whatever it takes to get it back up one way or another" my voice full of determination.
My dad looked at me for a moment, then he chuckled lightly "you sure did inherit your mum's determination, all right then since you are only there temporary I will allow you to wear your own clothing or your waitress outfit"
"Okay dad, I will get some sleep now and go to the diner afterward, I don't mind starting tonight"
"Let's hope Fritz is better soon"
A cold shiver ran down my spine at the mention of the new night guard, I would definitely need to get a proper look at this guy when I have the chance, if only it was that easy. As soon as I finished my food I decided to get as much rest as I could since I was starting tonight and dad didn't want to risk me overdoing it until he was sure that I could do both jobs, I decided to continue reading my book 'Mechanics for dummies' before getting ready for my temporary job. Feeling confident about my plan I read the whole book and realised that there was 3 hours before I had to get ready, I decided to get as much sleep as I could get, not realising that this night was going to surprise me.
It was a good thing that I put the alarm on and a reminder otherwise I would have forgotten what I was meant to be doing at this time, I quickly did what I needed to do and getting into my day clothes while making sure that I didn't wake up my dad since he is more than likely asleep. I quickly grabbed a snack to ease my stomach before getting into my car and driving off to the diner.
As you pulled into the parking lot you couldn't help but feel something was off, but it was amazing how the night could make something look spooky and foreign at the same time.
Getting out of the car you checked the font door, it was unlocked, so Stacy must still be here, but why? She should have gone home by now. You opened the door and closed it before making you way to the main room, not glimpsing at the other rooms like you usually did in the morning, however you were shocked by what you saw.
Instead of Stacy like you first thought, it was Fritz Smith.
"Excuse me" you called out seeing that his back was turned to you "what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be at home resting?"
The man jumped to face you, clutching his chest in the process "goodness you scared me and yes I am sick" his raspy throat and somewhat continuing coughing proved that he was in fact sick "I only came to give you the keys since your friend had to leave early as well as the night guard clothing"
"While I appreciate the gesture I must decline due to the fact that you are sick and I am not" you responded calmly than you actually felt.
The man nodded "fair enough, I will see you when I am better, good luck though, you're going to need it" with that he left the keys on a table before leaving.
You let out a breath you didn't know you had been holding, you quickly grabbed the keys and ran to the front door to lock them then ran into the kitchen to wash your hands and the keys thoroughly, who knows what kind of germs were on them. Looking at your watch you saw that it was 11 pm, wow time sure did fly by quick, going back into the main room you then realised just how messy it was and it made your blood boil, clearly Stacy was ill other wise she would have cleaned this up since it was obvious that the day staff didn't care about the children or health and safety, looking at the animatronics you saw that they too were just as messy than usual since this time they had pizza's, pizza sauce and greasy stains all over them.
Since it wasn't midnight yet you decided to clean the place up, you got some bin bags and the mob and bucket filled with water and soap, you thought it best to clean the main room first then the animatronics before cleaning the other rooms.
As much as you loved the quietness it could sometimes freak you out or make you feel lonely and since you had forgotten to bring your phone with you, (mental punch to the head) you were stuck having to sing to yourself, you hated your voice since it wasn't as good as your favourite singers/bands. You started off with something simple like 'Rockstar by Nickleback' because it kind of reminded you of Toy Bonnie, you never noticed three pairs of eyes staring at you.
Once the song was finished you quickly put the now full bin bags in a bin that was next to the back door in the kitchen area, then you went back into the main room to get the soapy sponge and proceeding to clean the tables (that had the same stuff as the band on them) before getting more clean water and cleaning Freddy, the next song you sung echoed more around the empty building, 'Make some noise by Hannah Montana', yeah it may seem childish but this song helped you get by during the years as well as 'Rush by Aly and Aj', when you used to sing them you always felt confident and happy, especially with the hidden meanings.
DING DONG DING DONG chimed a bell that signaled it was now midnight, you stopped your singing now feeling embarrassed but still continued to clean Freddy, that is until something stopped you.
"Why did you stop singing?"