The excitement finally died down and everyone had gone home, the apartment was a mess with glasses and gift wrappings of multicolors, it was Christmas Eve. I got up from the couch and began cleaning things up, I put the cups and dishes in the sink, I would clean them later I thought, and gatherd the trash in a large bag to take out. While picking upsome tissue paper from near by the tree I spotted a small gift box that hadn't been opend, I inspected it and saw a tag with my name on it, how hadn't I seen it? With nimble fingers i tore at the wrapping and opend the little box, and began to weep. For inside that little box was a ring, a ring sent from Andrew who hadn't shone up at the party. I had everything planned out, everything but him was perfect. I even hung the mistletoe for us but I waited for so long. I hadn't spoken to him in ages it seemd like, no letters no calls not even a simple post card, and he thought sending me a ring would cover for it?
By and by i got past my emotional distress and continued my work. I came out of my apartment and walked to the trashbin, the outside smelled sweetly of gingerbread peppermint and hot chocolate, but I didn't stop to enjoy the aroma, I kept walking and threw out the two enormous bags of garbadge. One of my neighbors came up and said, "Ah good to see you Elaina, Merry Christmas!" I smiled haflheartedly and replied, "Merry Christmas Joe, how was your evening?." He smiled and said, "Quite well but you look a little run down for someone who had as grand a party as yours, tell me child what happend?" I explaind to him about the disappointment of not seeing Andrew and he sighed, "Ah, I see. Perhaps you wil hear from him soon, it is Christmas after all." I sighed and payed my gratitude and regards and came back to my apartment. I finished the dishes and got ready for bed. I looked once more at the ring and drifted into a light sleep.
I dreamt that Andrew was at the party but everything was off, he was angery at me and I was so scared. I awoke with a fright and had to catch my breath, it was Christmas Morning. I got dressed and ready for the day. I came out of my room to a surprise, the underside of my Christmas tree was glowing with gifts! Who brought them though? I was startled by the sudden embrace from someone behind me and turn to an even greater surprise. I shrieked with joy and spirit seeing Andrew. Oh he had come! i yelpd for joy, "Oh Andrew you came! I was so worried and pset when I didn't see you last night, why didn't you come!" Andrew kissed me lightly and replied, "I wrote you a letter saying I was going to be late, i sent it in a gift did you not get it?" we exchanged a strange look and then like a singed cat i ran to my room to get the box with the ring i looked under thering and saw a small note, quickly reading it and crying out loud I came back to Andrew and embraced him, "Oh I'm so sorry! I had no idea it was there! Please forgive me!" He smiled again and said, "Look closely at the ring, and the little note with it." I inspected the ring and in small leters I saw this enscripted on the ring "It was then that i carried you" reading the note I understood. It was the happiest Christmas I'd ever had with my husband
- Title: It was then that I carried you
- Artist: agent_lexy_doll_009
- Description: I was insired to write this by a ring I got for Christmas. Id like to dedicate this story (altho i consider him like a brother to me more than anything else) to my Best Frend Taiginater who has helpd me thru think and thin bad and good and even thru awkward times in my life, even when i felt alone in the world he showed me another path, the path to happiness. Merry Christmas Taig!
- Date: 12/28/2011
- Tags: christmas sorrow rejoicing