Elizabeth was a typical ten-year old girl. She loved being with her friends, family, attending school, and just doing girly things. There was one thing Elizabeth loved more than anything. That one thing was Christmas. Elizabeth lived on Christmas. All she could talk about was Christmas. Her favorite part was the tradition of going to New York City every year. Elizabeth was an only child, so she would wander around New York alone. Elizabeth loved to go and sit at this one bench at a park outside her hotel. New York was the perfect place for Elizabeth. It had everything she had ever loved.
Charlie was a grumpy, mean ten-year old boy. Charlie hated life and everyone around him. He would pay no attention to anyone. However, there was one thing Charlie hated more than anything, and that was Christmas. Just the idea of Christmas made him sick. Growing up alone and having no siblings to celebrate with him, made it a bad experience for him. Charlie had no escape from Christmas living in New York City. He lived in the prettiest hotel in New York. It was close to everything that had to do with Christmas. It was a block away from the ice rink and the Rockefeller Christmas tree. It was also near a park where many kids would go and play. Charlie didn’t even like to look at the children playing and celebrating Christmas. Charlie promised to himself once he goes to college, he will never come back to New York.
“How much longer?” said Elizabeth excitedly.
“We’re here.” said her mother.
Elizabeth screamed she was so excited. She ran straight into the hotel. Elizab...
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“Yeah, I used to come here all the time when I was younger. I stopped coming when I was ten. This was my favorite thing to come see.” Elizabeth explained.
There was a long pause. Elizabeth turned to the guy to see if she said something wrong. She was almost positive she didn’t though.
“I’m sorry but, are you Elizabeth?” asked Charlie.
“Charlie?” replied Elizabeth.
“It is you! I am so happy to see you again. I have waited to see you again. I never got to tell you how thankful I was to meet you.” said Charlie.
“I am sorry I never came back. We weren’t able to come back due to my dad losing his job. I have missed you so much.” said Elizabeth.
Charlie gave Elizabeth a huge hug. Elizabeth hoped he would never let go. They were both so happy to be reunited with each other. The two of them then stood together holding hands admiring the tree like they had never left.
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