felt the bed shift as Tiana flew out from under the covers. Its
Christmas! Mikko wake up, its Christmas!Resigning
herself to lost sleep, Mikko slipped out of bed and into her
slippers, gliding across the floor. Smiling at Della, she reached up
and hugged her. She reveled in Dellas smile for a minute, before
pulling a bathrobe over her nightgown. Dragged by her overexcited
sister, she made her way to the family room and sat near the tree.
Leaning in close, she breathed in the scent of pine. If she
concentrated, she could just hear the crackling fire across the room.Present
time! Tiana proclaimed.Not
quite, Toms deep voice rumbled. Wait till were all ready.
Besides, we still havent had our hot cocoa.Della,
balancing a tray of steaming mugs, planted a kiss on top of his head,
before handing out the chocolatey goodness. Mikko gratefully took
hers and sipped it, allowing the warm, sweet richness to swirl in her
mouth before swallowing it down.Abrubtly
a knock sounded at the door. Della arched an eyebrow at Tom, who
would you get that please?Tiana
skipped to the door, chocolate mustache and all, and opened it. She
shrieked, Dib! You came! She clung to his leg, laughing.Dib
allowed himself a small smile. Hey, just came with some presents
for everyone. ...