Edward, stands next to his Christmas tree in his new Christmas coat. It's a little roomy.
"Yeah yeah" he says. "I suppose I need to give you a present. Here."
"It's a bauble. I found it in a box with other baubles. In fact, there was one just like it in there."
"Um, thanks, Edward...you shouldn't have..."
"Yeah it was nothing. Oh, and I got you this too-"
Edward pulls out a box cutter. It dawns on him what this is intended for. His eyes sparkle.
I pull Bella's box down and begin to cut it open.
"Don't slice her!" Edward warns.
I roll my eyes.
Suddenly, the plasticky smell of cooped up dolls wafts out. I pull back the plastic and draw Bella Doll out. She doesn't stand up so well, so I prop her up next to the wall.
Bella shrugs. "I was just ready to get out of the box. And besides, Sunglasses Edward can't take off his glasses. I can look at your eyes."
Edward sighs contentedly.
Merry Christmas from Edward to you!
**And a very special thanks to my sweet cousin who sent me the stitch holders! I love them!!