Thanks for reading. And I'm guessing you've never played Five Nights at Freddy's.
Panel one: Segarini is motioning towards Segarini’s as he tries to sell Jughead on helping him.
Segarini: ---Anyway, I’ll be out of town, and I would like you to look after the place for just five hours tonight. The electricity isn’t all wired in and we have limited light by a generator…
Segarini: …But there’s a high tech security system with monitors so all you need to do is sit in one spot and watch. It’ll be like TV.
Panel two: Jughead waves the idea off.
Jughead: I’m not a fan of reality TV.
Panel three: Jughead begins to walk away nonchalantly as Segarini smirks as he comes up with a perfect trick.
Jughead: Besides, sleeping is my second favorite pastime. And doing it at night is where no one gives me grief for it.
Panel four: Jughead’s eyes open up in delight as he licks his lips in anticipation. Behind him Segarini clasps his palms and grins as he knows he’s got Jughead hooked, line and sinker. The animatronics are looking staring blankly at Jughead.
Segarini: What if I threw in a few combo pizzas, fries, and free drinks?
Panel one: A large panel of Jughead in the manager’s room as he is staring up at the five monitors. One monitor is showing a narrow hallway where Rocky Raccoon is standing near the restrooms, monitor two is showing the kitchen, monitor three is showing the meal room where Beaks and Fluffball are standing, the fourth camera is showing a plastic ball pit, and the fifth monitor is showing Hiya Hypo at a gift stand where various shirts and toys of the five animatronics are located. There is a sixth monitor but connected to the internet as Jughead is downloading a game and is only 10% complete. A special keyboard with a dial and a giant red button is connected to the monitors. The door to the manager room is closed. On the wall is a dart board with a picture of Pop Tate with several darts in it. On the wall next to the door frames are various restaurant certificates and awards for second place. Over Jughead’s head is a ventilation system with a grate opening. Jughead has already eaten five whole pizzas and discarded the boxes on the floor and is drinking a two-liter soda with a Rocky Raccoon straw as he looks on. Next to him on his desk to his right are four more piping hot boxes of pizza.
Jughead: I think this will go down as the best decision I ever made in my life.
Caption: Hour one.
Panel one: Jughead lets out a yawn as he turns his chair towards the downloading computer game as it is at 11 percent.
Jughead: Easiest thing I’ve ever done. Also the most boring.
Jughead: But once this game downloads, I’ll play that for five minutes and then take a quick snooze.
Panel two: Jughead looks up and notices that Rocky Raccoon is missing from his spot.
Jughead: …Wait a second, where’d that rascally raccoon go?
Panel three: Jughead turns the dial on the keyboard as he switches the cameras to the monitors as the images shift to the monitor Jughead is directly looking at.
Jughead: Segarini didn’t say his robot cartoon buddies would be left on.
Panel four: Jughead stops at the image of the ball pit as nothing seems to be there.
Panel five: Suddenly Rock Raccoon’s face jumps in front of the camera with glowing red eyes as Jughead nearly leaps out of his chair.
Rocky Raccoon: Hi! Let’s Play!
Panel one: Jughead is reaching into his pocket with one hand for his ringing cellphone as he is clutching his heart a he slouches in his chair.
Jughead: Okay, if I didn’t know that that was just a cute, cuddly critter, I would think I was in danger…!
Sugar, oh honey, honey…
Panel two: Jughead puts the cellphone to his ear as he tries to calm down.
Jughead: Mello Yello Hello!
Panel three: Jughead pulls the phone away from his ear and clenches his teeth in fear.
Phone: Jug! It’s me! Dilton! The animatronics are dangerous!
Panel four: Jughead looks up at the monitors to see that all the animatronics are moving, Hiya has left the gift shop, Rocky is now in the gift stand, and Beaks and Fluffball are in the hall with their heads tilted towards the camera.
Dilton: Their software has malfunctioned! They believe anyone not a Segarini employee is a threat!
Jughead: …I’m guessing temps don’t count, huh?
Panel one: Jughead is flipping through the monitors as he tries to keep track of the various animatronics as they are on the move. Jughead has his cellphone held at his ear by his shoulder blade.
Jughead: Um, Dilton…if they find me, what are they going do to me?
Panel two: Jughead calms down in reply to what Dilton is saying.
Cellphone: They’ll stuff you inside of a spare costume.
Jughead: That’s not so bad.
Panel three: Jughead talks with Dilton as his smile fades.
Cellphone: You know how you put your pants on one leg at a time?
Cellphone: They’ll put you in one separate body part at a time.
Panel four: Jughead goes back to the monitors as Rocky is in the dining room, Beaks is in climbing the ballpit, Hiya is in the hall roaring, and Fluffball is growling directly into the camera for the kitchen.
Jughead: You shouldn’t be even allowed to make a sandwich!
Cellphone: Jughead, listen! In front of you on your control panel is a red button, that turns on music and the lights in one room. Dial to that room. That will attract the animatronics.
Panel five: Jughead does that four the gift room as Rocky Raccoon joins Fluffball as both animatronics just shrug at one another in confusion.
Monitor: …segarini’s which is fun for the bambinis!....
Jughead: Okay! It’s working!
Cellphone: Good! The security system and audio are both on a generator currently, but all you need to do is last five more hours and the time lapse failsafe will automatically trigger and cause a manual shutdown.
Panel one: Jughead is feverously working the dial and red button, shifting from camera to camera to try and keep the animatronics away from him. Jughead is taking a sip through of his drink though the left portion of his lips.
Jughead: In layman’s term, keep the crazy robots away from you for five hours until their shut off.
Panel two: Jughead lowers his head towards the pizza as he grabs a piece in his mouth as he has to really stretch his neck.
Jughead: I appreciate the head’s up and help, Dilt, but, um—could you maybe call the police? I have my hands full…!
Panel three: Jughead is startled and drops the pizza and nearly spills his drink.
Panel four: Jughead looks sadly at the pizza that fell to the ground as he talks on the cellphone.
Jughead: Veronica?! Is that you?
Panel five: A shot of Dilton in his basement laboratory as he is barely dodging a pillar of fire coming from an unknown source off-panel. His lab has been severely burnt and various small robots are hiding under fallen debris and taking cover. Dilton is blowing his cellphone out as the top has caught fire.
Dilton: Jug, I’d like to help—but I got problems of my own!!
Panel one: Jughead defiantly looks up at the monitors as all the animatronics are in a different location and looking up at the camera with as they all are given off their programmed line. Beaks is in the ball pit, Rocky Raccoon is in the kitchen, Fluffball is in the dining room and Hiya is in the hall.
Beaks: No punching!
Fluffball: You’re perrrrfect!
Hiya: Gimme a hug!
Rocky Raccoon: Hi. Let’s Play!
Panel two: Jughead cracks his knuckles as the sneers up at the monitors.
Panel three: Jughead pressed the red button and the dining room lights up as the animatronics begin to move to the sound and light.
IT’S SEGARINI’S WHICH IS FUN FOR BAMBINIS!
Jughead: I now get those “warning not meant for kids six and under” labels on toy boxes.