Hello friends! I’m currently writing this at 10 P.M. on Friday evening and I just finished writing this part! I’ve had this idea for a little while now, and I’m really excited to share this with you all! I’m sure you’re familiar with the story The Christmas Carol, but you’ve never seen it quite like this! This is the Stone’s take of this lovely story featuring Candy as Scrooge. I hope you can notice some references and characters from the original story! It took a while for me to get to writing it, but I think I’m happy with it. There should be about 4 parts coming today, the 16th, the 18th and 21st. That may change, but for now, that’s the plan!
Anyway, you guys are probably excited for the story, so I’ll stop talking now…
Marley was dead to begin with. Dead as a doornail.
Which, is kinda weird. I don’t know anyone named Marley, so I don’t know why that’s relevant.
Anyway, it was almost Christmas. I couldn’t wait to get loads of presents.
However, my mom decided that we were doing “sibling” gifts this year. Basically, we’d only get one gift from one of our siblings who randomly picked our name. That…sucked. I need a lot of presents in my life, not just one!
I was currently complaining about my predicament to my cousin Sparkles. “And because Mommy says we’re getting a big gift this year, we had to pick names and I’m only getting one present from one of my siblings.”
“At least you guys are getting presents,” Sparkles sighed. “I broke my glasses last week, and now my mom can’t afford any gifts for us.”
“Yes, but that doesn’t affect me at all,” I complained.
Sparkles sighed. “Well, I’m sorry for bringing it up then.” She then went over to talk to Cali.
Cherry bounced over. “Tomorrow is Christmas Eve!”
“Yeah,” I grumbled. “And I’m only getting one present!”
“Oh, that’s not so bad. You know how I love getting gifts, but I think it’s not that bad. Mommy and Daddy must be getting us a great gift if it’s going to be for all of us. And I bet our siblings are getting us great gifts too!” Cherry excitedly rambled.
“And the Christmas season is simply spectacular! All of the decorations and movies and music! Even just the atmosphere is better.”
“You’re too optimistic,” I groaned.
Cherry stared at me, deep in thought. “Okay, want to know a secret?”
I vigorously nodded. I loved secrets.
“Cali picked your name in the Secret Santa exchange,” Cherry lowered her voice. “So, if you want to be certain you get what you want, make sure she knows.”
I hugged Cherry. “This is great!” I boasted. “Thank you.”
I wandered over to Cali. I was in just the right position to overhear her conversation with Sparkles.
“She’s very materialistic. She’s always been. I just don’t know if I can go through with giving her the present if she’s acting like this,” Cali explained.
“Who could they be talking about?” I wondered.
“Candy seems rude honestly. We aren’t even getting any presents this year, but she wanted to make everything about her,” Sparkles added.
I soundlessly left my sister and cousin. If they wanted to be rude, they could be rude. Mommy wouldn’t let Cali keep my present.
Wrapping paper covered my parent’s bedroom floor.
“Hey!” I shouted. “I thought we weren’t getting presents from you guys this year?”
“These are for our extended family members,” Mommy replied. “What have we talked about? Remember your manners.” She shook her head at me.
“Whatever. Sorry,” I mumbled. “Anyway, Cali said that if I don’t act nicer, she won’t give me my present. Tell her that isn’t fair!”
Mommy shrugged. “That’s not a terrible idea actually. You have been very rude lately. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if Cali chose to give your gift to someone more deserving.”
“Hmphh,” I sighed. I knew better than to argue with my mom, but she was wrong. I deserved that present just as much as anyone else. I was determined to get that present, no matter what.
That’s the end of part 1! Make sure to let me know what you think in the comments.
(Also, we are SO close to 200 followers! I plan to do something whenever we hit that milestone. It might be January though…)