Christmas at Ali Masjed (tag Jack, Lakshmi)
((Ali Masjed, Christmas Eve))
It was Emily and Jack's first night together.
"Are you happy, Jack?"
"And, let's make this our first night together."
"You can help me out of this dress, Jack. I can see your dying to do that, Jack."
((The next morning))
"I do love you, Jack, and Merry Christmas."
Soon, they were up and in the kitchen, when they girls came in.
"Girls, we have some very special news for you."
"In a month's time, will you be my flower girls?"
"And, merry Christmas, everyone; you can open your presents after breakfast." Emily
could see the girls eyeing the tree.
"Merry Christmas, dear." Patrick handed her a small parcel. "It's not much but I
hope you like it. It was my grandmother's. I have been saving it for a special occasion."
It was a small brooch.
Then, little Indra came running in. "Dahdee, Mummy! she said, "Father Christmas
has been by. May we open the presents?"
Patrick replied, "Come here and give us a hug. Let's get the twins up, and we can
open them together. What do you say to that, Mummy?"
Lt. Patrick Tindall, XO
B Company, 1st Battalion
5th Khyber Rifles