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Kelsy Trenton-Reese

"Oh hello, you wanna play?"

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a character in “Stand By Me”, as played by snipergirl24

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Name: Kelsy Lan Trenton-Reese
Sex: Female
D.O.B: April 16
Age: Seven
Mother: Glenda Marie Trenton
Mother: Tammy Dale Reese
Siblings: None

"Hi my names Kelsy it's nice to meet you. I guess I should tell you some things about me um... I like the color orange and I like oranges -giggles-. I love both of my mommies very much they take really good care of me... oh that’s right I have two mommies.

Some people don't understand that and I've heard from my friends at school that it's weird to have two mommies. I don't think it's weird they're very nice. They also tell me I don't look like my mommies, that's because they adopted me from China. My mommy in China couldn't take care of me so now Mommy Glenda and Mommy Tammy take care of me. Its okay I don't care what those people think, both of them love me very much.

We have a kitty named Wen, she's a very nice cat but Mommy Tammy says she's picky. I don't know what that means but I help take care of her. Another thing I like is taking pictures my mommies take lots of pictures especially when Mommy Glenda' makes me a new dress. They're always so pretty and I like to watch her sew them on the sewing machine, she says she'll show me how to sew when I'm a little older.
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Mommy Tammy works at a doctor's office and Mommy Glenda stays at home with me, I started third grade this year. I like school except for when the others make fun of my eyes. Sometimes they make funny noises and tell me that's how Chinese people talk. But I know that's not true... I don't talk like that.

One of my favorite things to do is play dress up, I also like dolls there are allot in my room and I get a new one on my birthday and Christmas and... Well I get new dolls allot.

I hope that school is going to be fun this year, sometimes it's hard for me to say some words... I got to Speech therapy. I don't like to tell other kids that because it makes me feel dumb. And lots of times they make fun of me when I say something wrong. I wish I didn't have to go, Mrs. Cambridge the Speech therapist smells funny and she's really old.

Please don't tell her I said that."


Personality: Kelsy is typically a happy, but quiet child; she loves to play pretend especially with dolls. She is very proud of the clothes she wears because most of them are made by her mother Glenda. She becomes embarrassed sometimes when her friends make fun of her for having two mothers. But she doesn't understand why some people think there’s something wrong with it. Another insecurity she has is her speech, she has a slight speech impediment, and this has led to teasing by her peers at times. On the hole Kelsy is a well-rounded child, but will that be the case as she gets older.

Equipment: Kelsy loves dolls and playing pretend she often brings one with her on shopping trips.

History: Kelsy was born in China on April 16, the youngest in a family that already had six other children. Unable to care for the baby her mother gave her up to a local orphanage. This was not the best of places for a young baby to grow in, but she was soon adopted by a loving same sex couple. They brought her home with them and raised her like any American child.

So begins...

Kelsy Trenton-Reese's Story

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“I’d run if I were you. Mom has the brush, and she’s looking for a certain little wild cat. ” Turning to where her father stood in the doorway wiggling his fingers and attempting to look frightening, Emmaline giggled.

When their mother had noticed her husband carrying the rumpled Princess Belle through the backdoor of the house, her face turned red in anger.Not saying a word, she had stormed off up the stairs mumbling under her breath, the children's father dragging along behind her. "She's gonna get him good." Aidan had said before pulling Emmaline into the front room to wait for kids to arrive. It was there they still sat,slowly becoming more and more agitated with the wait.

Sighing at her father's words, the small princess shrugged her shoulders“That’s okay....hey look!” Pointing out towards the window, Emmaline gestured to the figure standing at the driveway “Somebody is here!” She squealed, bouncing in excitement.

Gazing out the fogged glass from their place at the window seat, Emmaline and Aidan watched giddily as party guest arrived at the front gate. The girl dressed as a pumpkin wasn’t someone Emmaline recognized, and the girl clearly belonged to the set of invites giving to Aidan’s age group, but Emmaline decided she liked her anyway.

“She’s weird.” Aidan said as he placed his mask to rest on top of his head “She doesn’t talk to anyone, and dresses like she’s your age.” Raising a brow at the pumpkin get up, he laughed “See?”

Glaring to her brother, Emmaline kicked his shin, causing the ten year old to let out a yelp “Dad!”

“Emmaline!”

“There is nothing wrong with the way I dress, Aidan Boyer, and I do not look like a pumpkin!” Looking back to the group outside, she noticed a familiar face “I know her!”

The smaller girl, Kelsy, was in Emmaline’s class, but she never said very much. The only time Emmaline had ever spoken to her was when she was dared to question the girl about her parents. Having two moms wasn’t something Emmaline could grasp, and although she wasn’t sure how, she was pretty sure it took both a mommy and a daddy to make a baby. “She doesn’t talk either, but I don’t think she’s weird.”

“You don’t think who is weird, dear?” A hand placed on her shoulder, Emmaline looked to Aidan who grinned from ear to ear “Moms got you now…” he whispered.

“Kelsy, she has two mommies.”

“Does she now?” Abigail asked, sending a glare to her husband who held his hands up in defense. “That’s nice.” Noticing two more guests arrive, a small boy in a batman custom accompanied by his grandfather, Abigail sighed “You, young lady need to behave tonight, and don’t look at me like that!” Turning to her son, she continued “I want you to go and welcome our guest like a proper gentlemen.” Opening the front door, she led her family onto the pouch before giving Aidan a small push.

Grumbling, Aidan shuffled his feet towards the group before stopping in front of the adults as his mother had told him earlier that day. “Hi, I’m Aidan.” He mumbled, a blush creeping along his cheeks. A loud laugh from the porch followed by a sharp whisper from his mother caused his face to bleed a deeper red, and he sighed in annoyance. “That’s Emma, my sister”

“My name is Lily!”

“Thanks’ for coming,” He continued, kicking a pebble on the ground “my mom made food and stuff, so you can come in the backyard. That's where the party is...”

Pulling away from her mother, Emmaline ran forward and held onto her brother hand with a grin “Come on!” Not waiting for a reply, she tugged him towards the yard, before calling to the others “Wait til you see all the candy!” Not stopping until she reached a black and orange clothed table, Emmaline dropped her brothers hand before picking up a cookie and munched happily on it. "So, do you wanna play?"

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#, as written by Meesha

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#, as written by Mousie
If there ever was a Pirate more Piratey than the rest it would be Maisy Cotton. Stella Huntington leant up against the bedroom door of the youngest girl and suppressed a smile. Whilst her two older sisters were sporting Power-puff girl outfits Maisy had refused to complete the threesome and had vowed it was essential that she go as a Pirate. She’d been so fixated on being one that even after a weeks worth of bullying from Holly and Jane hadn’t changed her mind.

“Come on you scurvy water rat” Stella called as Maisy adjusted her eye patch in the mirror. “Ms Johanson’s waiting outside.”

With a contagious beam Maisy run past her with an “ARHHG” and hurried down stairs to join the mismatch posse of power-puff girls, Dracula (Uncle Marcus) Dracula’s bride (Auntie Stella) and herself. Gathering up some pies and treats they had baked to say thanks to the Boyer’s for the invite the rowdy bunch piled out of their house and towards the car waiting for them across the road.
Ms Johanson got out of the car to give them a wave.

“Marcus put your tongue away” Stella hissed whilst shooting her husband a mindful eye. Marcus gawped at the implication but closed his mouth all the same with a pout.

“Hello Molly you look lovely. Not dressing up? No I'm starting to wish I hadnt. So nice of you to offer us a lift I don’t think you’ve met my husband Marcus, and these are the children Holly, Jane and Maisy. Are we sitting on laps? Yes, yes I see alright me and Marcus in the back with Jane and Holly. Is it alright for Maisy to sit on your daughters lap? Taylor? Taylor is that alright?”

The pretty girl in black seemed reluctant but gave a slight nod anyway. Maisy looked up at the girl in the front seat with a grin. She didn’t look like a witch, witches were ugly that’s why she told Holly and Jane to go as one.

“Hey I’m Maisy! S’cuse me” Maisy jumped up onto the girls lap and brought the door shut behind her with an almighty bang.

“Maisy!” Aunt Stella snapped. “Not so hard.”

Maisy looked over her shoulder at the girl and grinned. “You smell nice.”

The girl stared back with made up eyes and smirked. “And you smell…like a pirate.” Whether that was good or bad Maisy smiled all the same. Smelling like a pirate was a thing good.

They pulled up outside the Boyers to an assemblance of other vehicles parked outside the front. Maisy’s eyes widened at the sight of the Halloween mansion. She’d been dreaming about this party all week, getting to dress up as a Pirate and eat lots of candy and cake. She hoped they had sausage rolls…Pirates liked those. Barely able to contain her excitement Maisy tumbled out of the car when she spotted Kelsy and a few others from school making their way down the drive.

“Hey Kelsy!” Maisy liked Kelsy, she had squinty eyes and that made her cute. She also made a great first mate when she felt like it.

“Maisy wait” Stella and Marcus squeezed out of the car with Holly and Jane whilst Ms Johanson pulled a big cat out of a car seat. It looked funny seeing them all get out of the car with their pies and costumes on.

"Come on I can already smell the sausage rolls!" Maisy cried jumping up and down with her sword bumping at her side.

Stella and Marcus straightened themselves out and hussled them all together at the front of the gate. "No pictures first. Come on everyone. Your two aswell Molly"
The kids all shuffled close together and plastered their cheesy smiles on for the camera. Maisy glanced over her shoulder to see Holly and Jane looking ugly, the Taylor girl looking pretty and the little fat cat looking cheeky as she realised it was actually a little boy. She turned back and smiled brightly knowing she looked like the coolest Pirate in the world.

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"Come on Kelsy we don't want to be late" said Glenda as she walked into her daughter's bedroom holding her costume in the crook of her arm.

Kelsy was sitting at her table playing with a doll and the stuffed Rajah that went wither Princess Jasmine costume. "Is it finished Mommy!" she jumped up excitedly as Glenda smiled and nodded.

"Yes, it is let’s get you ready" she began to dress her daughter.

Kelsy loved the feel of the satiny fabric on her skin; her mother had started the costume a month before and had just finished some last minute touches. Then the phone rang Kelsy sighed and watched Glenda walk to the kitchen.

She picked up the receiver up from the phone on the wall "Hello.... oh Hi dear.... oh no Kelsy will be so disappointed... alright don't beat yourself up for it. I'll explain it to her and I’m sure she'll understand. Yes I love you too... by honey".

Kelsy stood behind her with a sad look "Mommy Tammy isn't coming to the party is she?" Glenda shook her head and sighed.

"I'm sorry baby but Mommy Tammy is stuck at the hospital a little boy got into a very serious accident and needed help" Glenda wasn't surprised on Halloween. Lots of kids running around trick-or-treating if a parent wasn't careful and took allot of care accidents were bound to happen. Tammy had just started working that shift, after taking a second job working for the hospital.

"Don't worry honey I'm going with you so you don't have to feel so bad" she picked Kelsy up and began to tickle her. Laughter filled the house "Come on munchkin lets finished getting you ready.

After all was said and done Kesly looked at herself in the mirror "I love Mommy it looks just like the move!" she spun around. Kelsy always loved everything Mommy Glenda made and it was always so pretty. Aladdin was her favorite movie every day she had her mother put the video in at least once.

It was still a little early, so mother and daughter decided to walk to the Boyer's party. At first glance people would comment on how cute Kelsy's costume was. Then they realized who it was and whispers would be spoke after Kelsy and her mother had passed.

This was something that often times bothered Kelsy, she had a feeling she know what they were talking about. It was something that happened when she was at school too, other kids would be nice when Kelsy was right next to them but as soon as she walked away it was different. They would laugh and talk about how weird she was for having two mommies.

It wasn't long before they came up on the Boyer's house, Kelsy eyes gleamed as she looked at the house. "Mommy it's so beautiful it looks like Halloween Town" she said with wonder.

Glenda smiled the yard looked great she was sure it had taken them a long time to get it ready, they stood at the front gate and Kelsy clung to her mother.

Kelsy could see lots of children including some big kids she always felt uneasy around bigger kids.

Glenda tried to encourage her along when they noticed a young girls standing in front of the gate in a pumpkin costume watching a car drive away. Kelsy recognized her as the little girl that lived down the street, she was a little bit older then her and her name was Madeline. She remembered it because it reminded her of the stories she'd read.

Glenda felt sorry for the little girl her mother had just dropped her off and drove away. She walked up to the girl "Kelsy and I just got here would you like to walk in with us so you don't have to go in by yourself?" the woman asked with a gentle smile.

Kelsy gave a shy wave "Hi I'm Kelsy" she said still clinging to her mother.

That was when Kelsy heard cheering coming from the house, she could see Lilly jumping up and down. She smiled noticing that she was dressed like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, she liked that movie too but not as much as Aladdin.

The Lilly and a boy came up

“Hi, I’m Aidan.”... “That’s Emma, my sister” said the boy Kelsy smiled.

“My name is Lily!” this made Kelsy giggle a little but she still clung on to her mother's sweater.

“Thanks’ for coming,”... “my mom made food and stuff, so you can come in the backyard. That's where the party is...” said Aidan.

Glenda smiled at the shy boy "Thank you for having us" and she urged Kelsy to go forward.

“Come on!” Kelsy smiled and followed Lilly to the back yard glancing back occasionally at her mother who was just standing there smiling.

“Wait till you see all the candy!” Kelsy's eyes went wide looking at all the treat.

"My mommy made stuff but this is a lot" she said in a soft tone of voice as Lilly took a bite of a cookie. She was still a little uneasy with so many new people around. But being around Lilly made her feel a little better and not so shy.

"So, do you wanna play?" Lilly asked her mouth still full of cookie.

Kelsy nodded and smiled "Oookay".

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As parents and their children in tow started arriving after Maddie, she felt so lonely but not for long as younger and smaller girl who appeared to be Asian said hi to her as she clung to her Mommy. A pang of jealousy hit Little Maddie as she wished her own mother was just like any ordinary mother. She smiled at the girl who had introduced herself as Kelsy and she was wearing a really pretty costume of Jasmine from Aladdin. She gave the girl as shy smile and looked at her mother and shrugged as if she was giving an excuse about her lame costume.

Just then a young boy came rushing from inside the party house as Red Power Ranger while a girl rushed after him and she was wearing a yellow Belle costume “Hi, I’m Aidan. That’s Emma, my sister” said the boy. “My name is Lily!”
“Thanks’ for coming, my mom made food and stuff, so you can come in the backyard. That's where the party is...” said Aidan.
Maddie's tummy grumbled by the mention of food, the last thing she had was veggie lasagna served by her mother who thought that if she was "satisfied" with dinner then she wouldn't pig out on candy.
“Come on! “Wait till you see all the candy!” Lily exclaimed. It was enough for Maddie to follow the girls into the backyard. She just wished the other Mommies won't tell on her.

As they entered the backyard, Maddie's eyes widened. It was so much better than the front yard. It was exactly how she imagined a Halloween party would be. She rushed to pick a hotdog on a stick and happily munched on it as the others picked on something else. She took another bite when Lily spoke again, "So, do you wanna play?"

Maddie nodded and followed Kelsy and Lily. They were nice, she just hopes they wouldn't bully her after. "Th-thanks for inviting me by the way." She looked at Lily and offered her hand. "I'm Madeline by the way, but everyone else calls me Maddie." She also looked at Kelsy and smiled. "I- I- I hope I can join and play with you girl," She stammered as she looked down on her black sneakers.

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She’d forgotten who it was she was running from. All she knew was that she couldn’t stop. If she stopped, she’d lose. Her yellow dress shuffled noisily against her small legs as she climbed over a log that lay across the soft grass. Distance, everything in her screamed for it; behind her the squeals and laughter of the others could be heard, and Emmaline pushed herself faster. Who’s ever idea it was to allow the boys to play with them must have been stupid.

The guest had finally arrived; the Boyer children’s mother had escorted the final guest to where the children stood awkwardly around the table, reminding them all to have fun and for Emmaline to "Keep her pretty dress clean".

At the sight of another Power Ranger, Aidan puffed out his chest and pulled his mask over his face. “About time you showed up.”

Looking in confusion to where her brother had spoken, Emmaline too noticed the presence of others “You know them?” She asked, munching on a cookie.

“You’re so stupid, Emma. Every Ranger knows his own comrades. That's the green ranger.”

Making a face towards her brother, she turned to the pumpkin, who called herself Maddie, and Kelsy. “You know pumpkin; you’re not weird at all.” Emmaline said with a grin. Beside her, Aidan turned red under his mask, and rammed his sister’s side with his elbow before she could speak anymore “Ow! What was that for?”

”Shut up!”

"Well, she's not!" Emmaline said placing her half eaten cookie on the table “And that makes you a liar, Aidan Boyer!” As the word left her lips, the sound of shuffling feet approaching from the side of the house could be heard as another gust arrived.

” "Have no fear, Sir Ian is here!"

“Good, you can slay my pest of a sister” Aidan mumbled as he pushed his hands into the waist of his red pants with a soft kick at the ground.

Emmaline, choosing to ignore her pouting brother, paced her mask gently on the table before ripping Aidan’s from his head ”Hey! What do you think you are doing?”

Rocking back on her heels, Emmaline smiled impishly “They wanna play!” she chirped, oblivious to the fact only two of the guest had answered her previous question.

”Men don’t play with little girls, pest” Aidan growled out before looking to where the men had gathered: A fellow ranger, Bat man, a greaser, a knight…and some kid and a mask. I can work with this he thought glancing towards his bedroom window “You guys any good at Super Mario?”

Grabbing onto her brother arm before he could lead the way to his cave, Emmaline giggled “Well, it’s a good thing we don’t have any men here.” Ignoring his struggles and hard glare, she continued on, using two of the boys that had given their names “Besides, Jason and Ian don’t mind playing with little girls, do you guys?” Emmaline asked before placing her hands on her hips with a smirk “You’re not afraid of girls are you, Teddy?”

Pulling his arm from the clutches of his sister, Aidan stared in annoyance before glancing to the other girls with a blush. Straightening his back, Aidan set his eyes on the pumpkin before glancing to his men ”Get them.

“oh no…” Letting out a scream, Emmaline took off towards the center of the yard, glancing back to the others with a loud “RUUUUUN!”


Her yellow dress shuffled nosily as she clambered over a down log lying on the soft grass. Tumbling over the rotten wood with a small oomph, Emmaline glared angrily at the long fabric covering her legs “I really hate the person who came up with this..” she grumbled folding her arms in a pout, blood now dripping from a small tear on her knee.

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Sweat poured from his brow as Aidan panted against the side of the house. He had just caught Taylor, the girl dressed as a witch, when her mother arrived announcing she would be taking her, along with the girl that arrived with them, to the block party after all. With a small wave the girls were gone, and Aidan was left looking for his next target. He’d be lying if he said it wasn’t actually fun. What boy didn’t like chasing after girls?
Pushing away from the wall of the house, he began scanning the yard. Ian could be seen sprinting across the yard, quickly gaining on Emma who was huddled behind a fallen tree trunk. He debated momentarily if he should go to her before the pumpkin scurrying into a decretive tomb caught his attention. The girl was a joke, and honestly he couldn’t fathom why his parents even invited her. He was sure it had been his mother’s work, with the girl’s father being a dentist and all, but did she really have to know where he lived?

Noticing something scamper by his feet, Aidan grinned as an idea played in his mind. Reaching down, he caught the mouse in his hands and glared to the hiding place of the chubby girl. He wasn’t sure what he hated her so much, he just did, and her being around just made him agitated in ways he couldn’t explain.

Covering his palm over a large crack in the edge of the tomb, he felt the mouse squirm from his hands. Rubbing them against the fabric of his pants after releasing his small “friend”, Aidan turned away to flee the scene. Guilt poked at his stomach, but he pushed it aside. “It’s only a little mouse.” He said glancing back to the tomb ”Emma plays with them all the time..” No sooner than the words left his lips, a high pitched sound came from the box and Aidan spun around in shock.

Looking around frantically he desperately tried to see if anyone had heard her. Seeing no one even glance in their direction, Aidan sighed. Again he tried to turn away, but as the cries reached his ears he knew he couldn’t leave. Finally he ripped the cover off of the tomb panting as he stared at the screaming girl. He wasn’t sure how long he stood there, or even how long she cried out, but suddenly he was reaching down and pressing his lips firm over her mouth. It wasn’t romantic, and it wasn’t like his dad use to kiss his mom, but it shut her up.

Pulling back, Aidan reached over her and picked up the terrified shaking mouse and placed it on the ground. Turning to leave he spoke over his shoulder ”It was me.” He said in a mumble, although he wasn’t sure why"The mouse....sorry."

Walking away, he met eyes with Emma, who was glancing between Maddie and himself with growing anger on her face. He knew nobody saw what had happened, but he was sure one glance to the pumpkin’s tear stained face and his own guilty one would lead to the conclusion he had done something bad.

Lowering his head in shame, Aidan wandered back towards the table where his mask still laid. There, stood the kid in the mask. A new guilt filled Aidan as he realized the boy had been left behind in the fun. ”Hey man,” Aidan said pushing lightly on the boys shoulders with a grin ”How about that video game?"
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It wasn’t long after she huddled against the log that Ian had found her. Glancing up with a huff, Emmaline took in the boy’s rumpled appearance. She would be lying if she said she wasn’t shocked to see anyone but her brother hovering over her. Aidan never missed a chance to chase after his sister, especially when she annoyed him into doing so. Despite it not being Aidan, Emmaline grinned as all children do, and held up her hand to be tugged off the ground. She was sure her dress was grass stained, and glancing down to her muddy feet Emmaline let out a laugh. She wasn’t sure where her shoes had wandered off too, but they were most likely gone for good.

The sound of feet hitting the grass caught her attention, and she turned to see Ricky “That’s not fair!” she cried out when both boys circled her. Crossing her arms, Emmaline tried to find a way between them, but knew there was no hope. It was during this process she first noticed a puffy faced Maddie standing in the tomb her father had built with tears streaming down her face. Following her gaze, Emmaline’s eyes locked with Aidan’s and another look between the two told her that her brute big brother was the cause of the tears. She would never understand boys, and if she grew to never see one again she would be a happy girl!

A gasp behind her made Emmaline stiffen as thoughts of stupid boys fled her mind, and she quickly stepped behind the two boys who moments before were her sworn enemies "Hide me. She whispered frantically.

There stood her mother, arms crossed and a frown wrinkling her usual flawless face.“Emmaline Amelia Boyer, what is on your dress!” she screeched , obviously unimpressed with the sight before her.

Peeking out over the shoulder of one of the two boy, Emmaline grinned “Hey mommy!” she giggled before looking down ”I’m not really sure.” she said, narrowing her eyes in confusion ”I told it you said to stay clean, but it didn’t listen. It’s very naughty”
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After a long scolding for Emmaline, and a long bath for each of the children, they were all sent to their sleeping areas. It had been decided that since the children seemed to be enjoying themselves, the remaining guest would stay the night. With mumbles of goodnight, the group separated: Girls to Emmaline’s room, boys to Aidan’s. It was a process that would be repeated from many more nights to come, and despite previous judgment on one another…friendships had been formed.