The three wandered into Pirate's Cove, wishing Danielle would show up already.
"Hey, look!" Mabel pointed at a sign next to a closed purple curtain that read "OUT OF ORDER" in all caps.
"No, you're out of order!" she screamed at it.
"Danielle?" Daniel called into the silence. A full minute later, there hadn't been the slightest movement to their awareness. "I don't think she's here..."
Dipper sighed. "Well, there's still the rest of the building, right?
The group nodded and followed Dipper out. Mabel looked back a moment though. Had those curtains always been open? She soon forgot about it and went with Daniel and Dipper.
Danielle, curled up in the supply closet under a shelf, heard something. She whimpered, terrified.
Terrified as she was, she was also mad at her brother. He knew how easily scared she was, yet he still attacked her. Did he not understand how incredibly simple it was to give her nightmares for a full month? He had no right to do that.
The sounds grew louder as they came closer. She soon realized that they were voices. One of them whined, "We've been looking everywhere! Maybe she left the pizzeria." Danielle recognized it as Mabel's.
Another voice - Daniel's - said, "We've already been this way."
Someone replied, "No, we haven't."
Her eyes widened. Dipper. He'd understand, right? His sister must annoy him all the time. He would get it. He'd comprehend how much it hurt to be taken advantage of by the childish sibling.
"Maaabel, I'm getting tired, and my feet hurt."
She sighed. Danielle knew her brother would always be the first to give up. She admired Dipper for caring enough to keep the search going.
She moved slightly, causing a bit of dust to flutter down. Her nose twitched.
She let out a loud sneeze that was somewhere between a trumpet and an elephant's call.
"What was that?!"
"It came from the clos-"
The door swung open, and Danielle was soon pulled out from under the shelf into a full-on group hug.
She smiled in the embrace.
"I'm sorry, Ellie. I shouldn't have scared you."
Danielle considered staying angry. It would have just been easier. But there was a tiny voice telling her she'd regret for the rest of her life it if she didn't forgive him.
"It's okay, Danny. It's okay."
"Let's get out of here," Dipper suggested. They all left the room, Daniel still holding her. Danielle would have usually pushed her off after a few seconds, but she allowed the hug and even returned it.
"Crap," Dipper whispered, annoyed, from the edge of the hall. He broke into a run towards whatever was irking him so very much.
"What is it?"
Mabel replied, "I don't know. Come on." She pulled the younger twins with her as she increased her speed. Then she saw it.
On the window, the sign said, "We're open!" which, of course, meant the outside read closed. They were in a closed store. If that wasn't bad enough, a giant padlock was visible through the window. It was keeping the door shut tight. Dipper was struggling to try and open it, but it didn't so much as budge.
"Mabel, remember when we were five, and you said you wish we could spend the night at Mazzio's?"
"Seems you finally got your wish of a slumber party in a pizzeria..."
Silence fell upon the group.
Daniel was the first to speak. "What's that box?" He pointed at the metal box next to the door.
"Looks like a power box. Though... they usually aren't kept in the front of a building..."
Danielle curiously pulled it open. Daniel reached up for a switch, and she lightly smacked his hand. "Don't mess with the settings."
She was about to shut the box again when Mabel stopped her. "Look."
There was a sheet taped to the inside that read, "Rules of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria" in large letters.
"Must be for the workers," Dipper explained. "Look. 'Animatronics are allowed to roam freely during the night hours. If left off for long periods of time, their servo-motors can and will shut down.'"
"What about this?" Danielle said. "'Workers are forbidden to look inside the animatronics' suits, as the endoskeletons cannot handle prolonged exposure to certain materials.'"
"'Though the suits tend to have a certain stench, they are not to be cleaned under any circumstances.' Oh, that's gross. I climbed Bonnie. Who knows what I got all over me," Mabel stated with a disgusted look printed on her face.
Ignoring them, Dipper continued, "'Endoskeletons are not permitted to be outside of costume for any reason.'"
Daniel frowned and read the last line, "'Failure to comply with these rules can and WILL result in injury'" - he gulped - "'and/or death.'" He looked to his sister, worried.
A large shadow cast over them. Slowly, they turned to look. Freddy was standing there.
"Was he there before?"
"Should we run about now?"
They all kept watching Freddy, who wasn't moving, as they scooted away. Suddenly, Freddy spun around and advanced.
"Split up. He can't chase is all," Danielle said hurriedly. Everyone nodded and they split apart, all running in different directions.