Goat stared out the window, he loved Christmas, the lights, the traditions, just the whole shabang! Now it was Christmas Eve, Goat always decorated his house with his best friend Pig. Since Goat and Pig had no where to stay, Aunt Pigsley invited them to stay with her until they graduate, since both of there parents are very busy lately. Anyway there aunts house was the most bright house on the block. Though neighbors complain it was worth it every year. As Goat daydreamed about his favorite holiday, pig walked in. “Hi Pig are you ready to decorate the house I got the decorations!” Goat yelped with excitement. “I’m not doing decorations this year.” Pig said, his voice sounded moody. Goat squinted hard, something was not right.
While Goat was thinking about Pig’s abnormal behavior,Pig was also thinking about it. Every year Pig’s family and friends would get together on Christmas day and have diner, open presents, watch movies, and play games. But this year it was going to be different, since Pig recently got a new dad. Let’s just say things with Pig’s real dad were well, unpleasant. Pig did not know if he wanted to go this year, so he decided to pretend Christmas was not here.
Goat walked in Pig’s room,”Hey,did you get your tux for the Christmas Party?” Goat asked,”I am not going,” Pig responded.
Goat stared at Pig amazed, “What do you mean your not going? You always go, we always go.” Goat became concerned of how Pig was acting, “Are you okay?” Goat asked, “I’m fine, now go away!” Pig yelled, Goat frowned, what was happening, Pig was acting like the characters in the movies they used to watch on Christmas Day at Pig’s house, like the Grinch or even maybe Scrooge! Goat left the room, “Good night.” Goat said, tomorrow was Christmas day, he will be good in the morn, maybe.
Pig looked outside, the fluffy, soft, snow fell from the dark night sky. This was a good idea, skipping Christmas was right? Pig thought, but just before he could finish his thought he drifted of to sleep.
Pig woke up shortly, he stretched his arms, suddenly a person appeared under his bed. “Hi!I am the ghost of Christmas past!” Pig looked closer at the shiny creature, it was Goat! But he was not like himself, he was shiny and had know scratches on his face, he could also float. Pig screamed, but could not
here himself, “Don’t be afraid, now grab my hand.” Ghost Goat said, he held out his hand, Pig hesitated. Finally, he grabbed Ghost Goat’s shiny soft hand. Pig floated up in the air, then got whipped around, all he could see was light and gold.
Finally they arrived at a familiar place. Pig looked around, lights blinding him, he could smell mint. The light faded, and Pig could see his family, except they looked younger. “Com’on Pig get over here, we are playing charades!” Pig looked his mom motioned him to sit next to her. Pig stepped forward, then suddenly, a younger version of Pig ran through him! Pig looked at his body, what just happened! Little Pig ran to Pig’s mom, Big Pig turned around, the other side of the room was a Christmas Tree and there sat Pig’s dad!
Big Pig was scared, he has not seen his dad since the divorce. There he was smiling over at tiny Pig, talking with his friends about me. Big Pig walked closer to him so he could here him. “I love Pig, he is a amazing, he has my moms eyes.” Pig smiled, as his dad boasted about his beloved son. Why did Pig’s mom and dad have to split up? “I am so thankful, for you guys, Pig, Aunt Pigsley, and My Mom!”
He smiled at small Pig once again. “What about your wife, Piggy?” Uncle Pigsley asked, Pig stared at his dad, hoping the right answer would come out of his mouth. “To be honest guys, it is different between us, I just want to go back to being friends, and she does to, we are just worried about, well.” He hesitated, “Pig. He would be devastated!” Big pig got closer to his dad, “Piggy and I decided, to stay together until Pig is more then just eight years old, I might wait until he is around twelve, then hopefully he will understand more.”
Pig frowned, he did not understand any of this! He did not understand, what was happening with is parents, he did not understand how he did not know about this sooner, and the most he did not understand was, how he got to this moment in his life!
Pig looked for the shiny version of Goat, there he stood watching Pig. “I want to go home!” Pig yelled, “Fine, Fine, hold my hand tight!” Shiny Goat said holding out his golden hand. Pig grabbed it, and then again they traveled through a shiny portal-like place. Pig landed on the ground of his room, he smiled,”Yes it is all over!”
Pig said with relief. He struggled to get up, still blinded by the light of the shiny figure, that disappeared. Pig hurried downstairs to get something to eat once he reached his feet. He looked at the Christmas Tree, and there, something was sitting on the Christmas Tree. It was Pig’s mom! She was normal colored, not shiny, but huge.
She reminded Pig of the stories about Giants his dad told him when he was
little, there was always mean ones and nice ones, Pig wondered what his dad would place his mom between the two category. “I am the ghost of Christmas
present.” She said, her voice stern. The giant stepped down from the tree, then laughed, her laugh sounded way deeper. Pig’s abnormally large mother bent down, Pig was terrified. The giant cupped her hands and scooped up Pig. Pig screamed, hoping Goat would hear him, he looked into his mom’s big eyes. Then closed his.
When Pig opened his eyes he was outside his aunts house. Pig looked around, there was Pig and aunt Pigsley decorating the house. Pig walked up to Goat, who also did not notice him. Goat’s face was glum, “Where is Pig,” Aunt Pigsley asked. “He’s not coming,” Goat said, frowning. “What? He always comes, it is his favorite thing to do for Christmas!” Aunt Pigsley said loudly.
“I don’t want to do them anymore.” Goat said and stormed inside. “Oh no, I think I just ruined Goat’s Christmas.” Pig said, “Take me home!” Pig demanded. “Fine,” Giant Pig’s mom said, she cupped her hands once more and picked Pig up. Pig once again woke up on the ground, he got up and walked to his bathroom. Pig looked in the mirror and cupped his hands under the running sink. He tossed the water in his face and looked back at the mirror. There in the mirror was, his stepdad! But he was covered in black, his face dark as night, and his eyes just black holes. “Touch the mirror.” The black figure boomed, his voice low. Pig did not want to but he was afraid. He touched the shiny mirror.
The lights went out, Pig could feel the floor cracking from under him. Finally the floor broke and Pig dropped down a long black whole. He landed at his mom’s house again. It looked way different then in the past and present. Pig walked to his mom’s calendar it read: 2024.Pig heard a knock on the door. His mom rushed to the door, “Hi Goat! Long time, no see! Come in, Come in!” Pig’s mom motioned Goat inside. “How is Pig?” “Bossy as always.” Goat said, putting down his jacket. Pig frowned, he was never bossy, at least he never thought he was.”Yesterday, he said I have to work on Christmas!”
“That is horrible, I will talk to him!” Pigs mom got to a small shop in the middle of nowhere. Pig followed his mom inside. Inside were a bunch of offices, Pig’s mom walked to a big office.
Pig’s mom walked up to the big office, and there sat Pig but older. He didn’t look like Pig despite his face. Pig looked at his mom, “What are you doing here!” Older Pig demanded, his voice stern. “Pig, you need to stop this madness, it’s Christmas Eve, people need to get to their family’s!” Pig’s mom said. “No, they will work everyday! I don’t care if it’s Christmas!”
Pig looked at his older version, then he looked the dark figure. “Can I go home please! I won’t be a Scrooge anymore! I promise!” The darkness grunted. He took Pig and flew up in the sky. Pig screamed as they went so high in the air Pig could not breath. The darkness let go of Pig. Pig screamed so hard, as he plummeted to his death he thought about Goat. Pig hit the ground.
Pig looked up, he sure he was dead, he got up. Was he in heaven? Pig got up, the place he was in was familiar. It was his home! The floor he was on still had that dent when Pig and Goat tried to play basketball inside, it wasn’t the brightest idea.
Pig ran downstairs, it was Christmas morning! Pig looked at his watch, 4:30 AM it read. Pig’s Christmas lights lite up in his brain. Pig got out the Christmas decorations that Goat was fidgeting with the other day. Pig worked all night until Goat and Aunt Pigsley came down. To Goat’s amazement, the whole house was covered in bright colorful Christmas lights. But the most shining thing in the house of all was the smiling faces on Goat and Aunt Pigsley. “Merry Christmas everyone!” Goat and Aunt Pigsley walked down the stairs, still shocked. “Did you do this Pig?” Goat asked, “Yes,” Pig said proudly. “And I am truly sorry of how I acted, I hope you will forgive me.” Pig said, “Of course we will!” Goat yelled he went to greet Pig with a hug. “Merry Christmas,” Pig said.
Pig, Goat and Aunt Pigsley sat under the tree, opening their gifts. “God Bless Us, Everyone!” Goat said, everyone smiled, Merry Christmas to all, and all a good night!