Short Story about Love and Christmas Essay
It was a clear Christmas Eve, a warm breeze rustling through the trees as the car drove smoothly round the bend. The night sky was radiant with stars shining like diamond drops suspended from blue silk. The soft sound of Christmas carols echoed from the dark blue station wagon as it coasted along the road. A dark brown haired young man with electrifying blue eyes, sat comfortably in the drivers seat. Presents perfectly gift wrapped sat on the back seat of the car to be placed under the Christmas tree that night. As a cloud slowly whispered its way across the night sky, it began to drizzle. Riley flicked at his windscreen wipers, and looked down at his left hand resting on the steering wheel. He smiled to …show more content…
“Hello,” he answered.
“Hi darling,” replied a warm female voice. A great grin broke out on Riley’s face at the sound of his beloved’s voice.
“Just checking to see how far away you are,” she said.
“I’m about 15 kilometers away, and counting down the minutes till I see your beautiful face.”
“Ok, I’ll wait up for you. I love you,” she said softly.
“I love you too,” Riley replied gently.
As he pressed the button to hang up and dropped the phone on the passenger seat, he accelerated on the pedal slightly, in his excitement to get home.
The sound of the puppy beginning to whimper in the back of the car alerted Riley.
“Shh, shh, its alright, we’re nearly there,” he crooned. “We’ll be home soon.” Still, the puppy was not comforted. Riley attempted to steal a glance in the back to try and discover what was wrong. Turning his head for a split second, he only caught a glimpse of what appeared to be fine. As far as he could tell, the pup was secure and surrounded by enough blankets that he’d be cushioned if he got hit by a train. Despite this, the pup kept whimpering. Riley braced himself against the seat, preparing himself for a longer glance. Just as he turned around, the car jolted over a pot hole, disrupting Riley’s balance and causing his hand to slip from the wheel. The car veered off the road at the sudden change in direction on the slippery