"Heidi, Heidi wake up, it's Christmas!" At first, I didn't move when I heard Noah yelling, then my whole body jerked at the sound of the door slamming open, my eyes slowly opening as his footsteps faded away.
I sat up in bed and rubbed my eyes, glancing out the window to the bright greenery and cloudy sky, remembering all that had happened.
"But did it really?" I whispered aloud. It feels real, but then again that's how all dreams feel after waking from them. My footsteps we're sluggish as I made my way to the living room.
Perhaps it was a dream after all; too good to be true. "Merry Christmas sis!" I looked to Noah with a sad sort of smile.
"Merry Christmas Noah; what did Santa bring you?"
A short while later, after all the gifts had been unwrapped and mom was starting to throw away the wrapping paper, I was sitting by the window when Noah came up to me.
"Heidi, there's one more for you." I looked over uninterested, then saw it was a small blue box with a white bow. I could swear my heart stopped beating.
"Well?" Silently, I took it from his hands held for a moment in my lap, my own palms shaking. It took three tries before I was finally able to undo the ribbon and open the box. I gasped faintly, fingertips brushing my parted lips.
Inside was the most beautiful necklace I had ever seen; the chain was silvery-white and it had a single white snowflake hanging in the middle, twinkling in the morning light. I was about to put it on when I noticed a folded sheet of paper at the bottom of the box. Picking it up, I unfolded it and read the message within;
By now you would have discovered who sent you that white Christmas all those years ago when you were young. I know the chances of us seeing each other again are one in a million, but I hope you come back someday soon and we can skate across the ice and have all the snowy fun we can. Don't forget the magic to be had on a snowy day.
Forever Yours, Snowy
I didn't know I was crying until the tears hit the paper, white as snow and cold to the touch, but I was smiling too. And felt so cheerful when I put the necklace on and gingerly touched the pendant. My feet seemed to move on their own accord as I slipped out into the front yard, arm wrapped tightly around Avery as I looked upon the cloudy sky and smiled slowly.
"I'll never forget about you Snowy, never never never." I murmured. And as my words died down, a gentle winter breeze coasted my hair to sway; cooling my cheeks and coasting me to look to the white above, a beaming smile on my lips.
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Heidi is your everyday non-believer teen with problems of her own, until one Christmas her younger brother Noah stows away in Santa's sack and she has to get him back home before sunrise. On the way, she meets Snow and Heat Miser who both have simil...