I decided to stop by and see how they were. They lived next door, and I never bothered them before.
“Hey! Brad, Tuck!” I entered without knocking. “It’s getting kind of cold out there, huh?”
I walked into the living room, I remember seeing Brad knelt over a box with red paper and shiny ribbons taped around it.
“Shh! Don’t tell Tuck! It’ll ruin the surprise!” He half-whispered to me.
“The present! If he finds out it’ll totally ruin the spirit of gift-wrapping.”
“Gift-wrapping? Is it his birthday?”
“Where’s your yuletide spirit, Jen? The gift is essential to Christmas.”
“Christmas! You know, jolly ol’ St. Nick and decorations on trees and caroling, Christmas!”
“You mean you’ve never heard of Christmas?!”