Unlikely Events

Chapter Three: Christmas Festivities and strange occurrences.

Author's Note: Here's chapter three. Before I let you read it, I just wanted to let everyone know that this still isn't done. And probably still isn't in the best of shape. It was written for fun and out of boredom. I originally wasn't going to let anyone see it until I was done, but I decided that I wanted some opinions on it. Thanks and enjoy.

It was nearing close to Christmas and true to their word, Sach and Nem dragged me along to the Christmas Festival. I honestly didn't mind, since I had never really been to a Christmas festival before. I had made sure to bring warm clothes, since it was a lot colder up there than it was down in Louisiana. I had my gloved hands tucked into the pockets of my jacket and I looked around in awe. It was nice, to be able to be around snow and then the colors from the festival were so pretty. There were supposed to be fireworks tonight and they had rides and games and all kinds of things. Just like a normal festival would.

I was dressed in warm jeans, warm socks, comfortable boots, a long sleeved shirt, a sweater, and then my jacket I had gotten several years ago during Thanksgiving one year. I also had gloves on and a black scarf around my neck. I glanced over at Sach and Nem, and started paying attention to their conversation. They were saying something about the fireworks tonight and I could only smile and shake my head at them. I was looking forward to seeing it.

All of the sudden, I felt something tugging on my jacket and so I looked down and then blinked in surprise. It was a little girl. She had black hair in pigtails and wise green eyes. She was dressed warmly, which I was relieved for. She stared at me for a long while before smiling at me.

"You're a pretty angel," She said, tilting her head innocently. I blinked, staring at her for a few moments in surprise. "Excuse me?" I heard myself ask. Surely this child didn't know what I was. She giggled, tucking some of her bangs from her face. "You're a pretty angel," She repeated but before I could ask her about it, she turned on her heel and skipped back to her mother who had been about to panic when her daughter had vanished. I shook my head and looked at my two friends. Had they not noticed? They were still in conversation, so I merely shook my head. I turned away and pulled my phone from my pocket and checked the time. Just a few more moments before the fireworks were starting.

"I'm going to go grab something to eat. Do you guys want anything?" I asked, glancing at the two girls. They merely shook their heads but Sach caught my attention before I could go. "We're going to snag a place to sit down and watch the fireworks. You'll be able to see us, I'm sure." I nodded and turned on my heel to go one of the food vendors. I murmured softly to the man, telling him what I wanted. I got a drink and a cheeseburger and I handed him my money in exchange for my food. I thanked the man and smiled before turning on my heel to head back. I spotted them instantly and beamed when I saw that they had picked a nice spot. It would have a perfect view.

"All right, I'm back!" I exclaimed with a grin and settled myself on the blankets spread out on the grass. Sach and Nem grinned at me. "Got yourself a cheeseburger? Nice choice, sister dearest," Sach teased and I merely laughed. I started eating my cheeseburger and looked up at the sky. Right about when I had finished my drink and burger, the fireworks started and I stared up in awe. I could hear Sach and Nem murmuring to themselves, probably commenting on the fireworks. I wasn't really listening, far too focused on the beautiful fireworks.

I was sitting on my bed back in the hotel room, flipping through a game magazine when I heard a knock on the door. I lazily got up and went to the door, peering out of the peep hole and saw no one. I blinked and opened the door, only to be greeted by a letter on the floor. Whoever had left it there must have dropped it there, knocked, then fled before I could get to the door. I shook my head and bent to pick up the sealed envelope and closed the door behind me, flicking the lock back into place. I examined the letter as I walked back to the bed. I frowned, finding nothing written on the envelope and sat down on the bed. I opened it up and pulled out a piece of paper. It was folded so I unfolded it and stared at what it said.

'Beware, sweet cherub.' That was all it said. No name, no explanation, nothing but those three words. What did it mean and how did this person know what I was? This didn't make sense at all. I decided I would worry about in the morning, when I could actually show Sach about it. It was far too late in the night and I was getting tired. I put the magazine away and went off to change into some sleeping clothes before I crawled in bed and turned the lights off. Soon, sleep overcame me and I knew no more.

It was Christmas day and we were gathered around in Sach's living room. There was Rem, Sach, Zad, Nem, and I. It was a small gathering but it was perfect in my eyes. I sat on the floor while the others sat in chairs or on the couch. There hadn't been enough for me, but I didn't mind. I eagerly focused my stare on Sach, watching as she opened the gift from me. It was nothing big, just something small, but it would allow us to be connected, so we would always know if the other was all right. Sach opened the gift and her eyes lit up in delight. Then she grinned at me, holding up the dragon necklace I had gotten her. It had a dragon curled around a cross, just like the tattoo I had gotten on my arm. I had bought a matching necklace and I pulled mine out from where it had been hidden beneath my shirt.

"I love it, Elly! Thanks!" She exclaimed and moved over to give me a hug. I laughed and hugged her back and watched as she pulled away. Even sitting down, with them, I still felt out of place. I really should have dragged Hailey along, but then I couldn't tear her away from her family and Jack. So, I would sit here and manage on my own. I don't think I'd ever fully feel at home, not until I went back Home. We stood up now, in a circle and held up a glass of wine and made a toast between all of us. "Merry Christmas!" We chorused and then took a sip. Yeah, what a merry Christmas indeed.

Author's Notes: I know the chapters are short and I'm sorry. I guess I might go back and edit them to make them longer. Who knows. Please be a dear and review and let me know what you think.