Chapter 2: Ardelia and Spice

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Children Stories  |  House: Booksie Classic

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It is three days after Christmas and Ardelia has been thinking about something for a long time. She has been playing with Pumpkin Spice ever since the agreement and they all have been having a good time, but the thought kept lingering in her mind. “Hey Pumpkin Spice.”

“Yes, Ardelia.” At this time they were inside drawing and showing each other their pictures of Teddy Dear and other objects in the library.

“I have been meaning to ask but it seems my question always slip away.”

“What is it, Ardelia?”

“Well, you are the same age as me but, how come you never heard about Santa Claus before.”


“Have you even heard of Christmas before?” Ardelia was becoming shocked.

“Not that’s not it. Around Christmas there would be figures of man in a red suit with jolly belly. Next to them would be these signs, but I couldn’t read them. I know how Santa Claus looks like now, thanks to you.”

“What? I know how to read, why don’t you?”

“I don’t know.”

“Okay, I’ll teach you how to read.”

“Thank you, Ardelia!”

“No problem. I know how to read because my daddy has been reading books to me. You’re a good kid, Pumpkin Spice. How come Santa Claus doesn’t give you presents.”

“What? Santa Claus gives presents, too. You mean doesn’t only give out coal to naughty children?”

“Silly, Pumpkin Spice. Santa Claus gives bad kids coal and good kids whatever they want for Christmas. Every time I go downstairs on Christmas, there are always presents waiting for me under the Christmas tree.”

“So that’s why you have a big and pretty tree in your house. But me and my mommy has a small house; we can’t buy trees.”

“Oh...Well, who cares about trees. I am pretty sure Santa Claus gives you presents every year, right?”

Pumpkin Spice shakes his head. “Nope.”

“Then who does?” Ardelia was getting confused.

“I get presents from my mommy.”

“Then, who gets your mommy a present?”

“I get my mommy a present.”


“On Christmas, after working hard, we surprise each other with new gloves or scarves, maybe even new coats.”

“But what about toys or pretty dresses?”

“I get my mommy what she needs most and my mommy does the same.”

“I wish my daddy can get me something and I can give him something in return.”

“Oh, Ardelia, you’re so silly.” Pumpkin Spice chuckles.

“What? Why are you smiling? Do you know something I don’t know? Come on Pumpkin Spice tell me something.”


“What now Pumpkin Spice?”

“Ardelia, you know than anyone else who it is that will give you anything you want for Christmas.”

Ardelia thought about it, then hit an epiphany. “You mean...”


Ardelia begins drawing a bunch of pictures of her and her dad, then Pumpkin Spice starts to follow as well.

“I’m going to give my daddy a late Christmas card. Do you think he will like that?”

“I think it’s lovely. Do you think my mommy will like mine?”

“Pumpkin Spice Sweet, there is nothing about that no one will love.”

“Thank you, Ardelia.”

“Of course.”

(The End, I guess)


Merry Christmas. May you enjoy the company of your dearest family and friends. Cherish the gifts you are given whether they be from Santa Claus or someone else you love.

Submitted: December 26, 2014

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