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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 7, the Penultimate Chapter
« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2011, 12:21:06 PM »
Haven't commented yet but I've been reading the whole time and I love this story! I can't wait to see how it ends

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 7, the Penultimate Chapter
« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2011, 12:35:57 PM »
I'm so excited for the next chapter. This is such a cute story!



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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 7, the Penultimate Chapter
« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2011, 01:49:58 PM »
Awesome update! Can't wait to see the end. :D

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The End
« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2011, 03:35:27 PM »
Chapter 8


Poor Sandy.  She never gets to sleep in any more.  But this time it's not the dog's fault; the doorbell is ringing.  Who could possibly be visiting this early on Christmas morning?

Well, well.  Look who's come a-calling.  Mr Highly-Desirable Dynasty Mate himself, complete with a brand-new Christmas sweater!



Sandy:  Christopher?  What are you doing here?
Christopher:  I'm looking for Sandy Paws.  I was told she lives here.  ... Sandy?  Is that you?  You look ... different.  Did you do something to your hair?
Sandy says drily:  You're so observant, Chris.  Yes, I did something to my hair.  Among other things.  What are you doing here?
Christopher:  Wow, you look so different!  I came here looking for you.  Are you going to invite me in?

He follows Sandy into the tiny house.



Sandy:  What do you want, Christopher?  Have you come to invite me to your wedding with that Dynasty girl?  Is that it?  Because I've got news for you, Chris - I'm not interested.  You and little Miss Dynasty can go and -
Christopher cuts in hastily:  No, no, that's not why I'm here, Sandy!  Please - won't you let me explain?
Sandy:  Oh, all right, Chris.  But make it fast.
Christopher:  I have to tell you about a strange experience I had.  A couple days ago I was at home, when the doorbell rang.  I went to answer it -



Sandy prompts him, impatiently:  Well?  Who was it?
Christopher:  That's just it!  I don't remember!  Everything for the next couple of hours is a blank.  The next thing I remember is finding myself at L- my Dynasty friend's house, feeling very strange.
Sandy:  Strange?  Like the time you ate 23 flame fruit?
Christopher:  No, not like that.  Strange, like waking up from a dream that's been very real.  All of a sudden, I saw L for what she was - a selfish, privileged girl who just wanted me to paint her portraits and help her achieve immortality which she wouldn't share with me.  And I saw that I had been dazzled by the prospect of fame and having stories written about me.  You know, L asked me to marry her -
Sandy:  That's nice, Chris.  I'm sure you'll both be very happy.  Now, if that's all -



Christopher:  No!  You don't understand!  I turned her down.
Sandy:  You did??
Christopher:  Yes.  Sandy, I know I hurt you, and I'm really sorry.  I know now that I made a terrible mistake when I rejected you.  I took our friendship for granted.  It wasn't until you left SV that I realized what I'd lost.  I've been trying to find you, but nobody knew where you'd gone.
Sandy:  So how did you find me?
Christopher:  After that - vision, whatever it was - two thoughts kept coming into my mind.  One was that I should go to Appaloosa Plains.  So I decided to do that.   And I've been asking around, trying to find you.  Someone told me I should try the Gingerbread Cottage, and here I am.



Sandy:  You said two thoughts.  What was the other one?
Christopher:  I can't quite remember it.  Something about a path -
Sandy:  "The path less travelled?"
Christopher:  Yes!  That's it! ... How did you know?
Sandy gazes over Christopher's shoulder at the little dog having breakfast.  She says thoughtfully:  A very dear friend of mine told me the very same thing.



Christopher:  So, can you forgive me?  Do you think we can be friends again?
Sandy:  I forgive you, Chris.  Yes, we can be friends.
Christopher:  Maybe ... special friends?  I picked up these flowers ...



Meanwhile, several blocks away, a man and a dog are walking away from the Gingerbread Cottage.



Mr Payne:  So, my boy, your first assignment!  How do you think it went?
Incubus:  Piece of cake!  Ten out of ten.
Mr Payne says drily:  No false modesty, Inky!  But I have to admit, your plan does seem to have worked.  One thing, though - won't Sandy think it's odd that her "Incubus" isn't talking any more?
Incubus:  Oh no, I told her that dogs can only talk in the week before Christmas! (And the little dog grins at his own cleverness)
Mr Payne:  Oh, I see.  So next Christmas, Sandy will be expecting to hear her dog talk -
Incubus:  By next Christmas, I think Sandy will be too busy teaching nooboos to talk to worry about why her dog is silent!



Mr Payne laughs and concedes the point.  He says:  Yes, a most satisfactory outcome.  Now, if you think you're ready for another assignment, there's a situation in Twinbrook -

The two friends walk on, chatting, until they come to a fork in the road.  They turn left -



and disappear from sight.



But I heard them exclaim, ere they vanished from sight, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

It happened one Christmas.  It really did.

A writer long ago penned these words:  "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:  for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

                                    The End.

Thanks for taking the time to read this story.  May all our lives be filled with the joy and wonder of Christmas, now and always.  And may we have the courage to try the path less travelled from time to time.




 
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #54 on: December 24, 2011, 03:39:23 PM »
Ahh Schipperke, that was so cute! Sandy and Chris make a good couple :)

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2011, 04:05:34 PM »
Merry Christmas to Inky, Mr. Payne, Sandy, and Chris!

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2011, 04:15:56 PM »
What a beautiful ending !   This was a great Christmas story . Thanks for sharing it with us .
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #57 on: December 24, 2011, 04:16:31 PM »
What a great ending to a great story!

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2011, 04:46:57 PM »
Wonderful Schip! Christopher's Christmas sweater cracked me up! He looks so cute in it..Haha
I'm so glad that he finally came to his senses :)

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2011, 04:59:16 PM »
Such a sweet exit! I never thought my Pattern would be used the way you used it! I looks awesome. I wish you a Merry Christmas!
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #60 on: December 24, 2011, 05:07:04 PM »
The ending made me smile so much! What a wonderful, cute little story. :)

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #61 on: December 24, 2011, 06:39:23 PM »
Great story! And yes, dynasty spouses have a rough time of it. (I loved the sweater, too.)
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #62 on: December 25, 2011, 02:24:55 AM »
What a wonderful ending! Thanks for a beautiful story. :)

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #63 on: December 25, 2011, 02:31:49 AM »
I loved your story, Schipperke!  A happy ending just as it should be for a Christmas story!

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #64 on: December 25, 2011, 06:25:37 AM »
I'm feeling really festive now!  :D Great story Schip!
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #65 on: December 25, 2011, 09:31:43 AM »
Thanks for the comments.  I'm very glad you enjoyed the story.  I had fun writing it.  I think Mr Payne and Incubus make a good team -  perhaps they'll take on more jobs together.  ;)
 
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #66 on: December 25, 2011, 01:16:40 PM »
Ah! That was very sweet Schipperke.

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2012, 10:18:55 AM »
Oh how I have missed your writing! Even though I was late reading this I loved it. This was brilliant and so friggin cute at the same time. Terrific story as usual. You are my favorite writer on this forum. Every story keeps me hooked from begining to end- and the way you tell the stories is so light and refreshing while still teaching the readers something about life. Looking forward to your next work of art.







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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2012, 03:17:59 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments, moonshadow and Bde!  I'm very glad you enjoyed the story.  It was just a little seasonal diversion, but I did enjoy putting it together.
 
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2012, 05:10:11 PM »
I have only just found this story I LOVE IT
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/Chapter 8, The Ending
« Reply #70 on: January 18, 2012, 02:01:54 PM »
I have only just found this story I LOVE IT
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Aww ... Thank You very much!  :D
 
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/A Short Seasonal Tale (Completed)
« Reply #71 on: June 25, 2012, 05:22:35 PM »
I don't know why I never saw this, but I should've read this a long time ago. Another fantastic story, Schipperke!

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/A Short Seasonal Tale (Completed)
« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2012, 05:45:20 PM »
I don't know why I never saw this, but I should've read this a long time ago. Another fantastic story, Schipperke!
Agrees, but I know why I never saw this. I wasn't on the forum yet!

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Re: It Happened One Christmas/A Short Seasonal Tale (Completed)
« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2012, 05:48:40 PM »
Love this! So cute! It makes me think though, Sim time is so weird--if we go off the gestation period, then Christmas should be every four days--a nooboo takes three days to be born, like nine months, christmas is every year--*brain explodes.*
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Re: It Happened One Christmas/A Short Seasonal Tale (Completed)
« Reply #74 on: June 25, 2012, 06:13:37 PM »
Imagine my surprise, on the hottest day of the year (so far), to come to the Miscellaneous stories hoping for a Mole update and find comments on the little Christmas story I thought was dead and forgotten!  Thanks very much, Audren, Sadie and Ombra.  I'm very glad you enjoyed the story.

Love this! So cute! It makes me think though, Sim time is so weird--if we go off the gestation period, then Christmas should be every four days--a nooboo takes three days to be born, like nine months, christmas is every year--*brain explodes.*

Heh heh.  I think what you're saying is, it may be 6 months exactly until the next Human Christmas, but in Sim time, anytime can be Christmas?  That's a lovely thought!  :)
 
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