Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. This is from my WIP From Me To You.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support this past year.
I wish everyone and their family a happy and healthy holiday season full of love and happiness.
Erika sat on the window seat with a mug of hot chocolate with mini marshmallows floating on top. The view was spectacular, one right out of a Norman Rockwell picture, with snow topping all the Christmas trees surrounding her house.
The sun had begun to set, despite being covered behind the clouds and fog. Every so often Erika would see snowflakes fall. Looking out the window she watched Frankie struggling through the knee-deep snow, walking back to the house with wood for the fireplace.
When Erika moved up to Pennsylvania two years ago, she never expected to meet someone who would captivate her heart. Frankie waltzed into her life and turned her small business into a local hangout, and the place tourist going skiing stopped by.
Frankie walked in, stamped his feet on the mat and placed the wood on the rack. “We’re going to be fine for the storm. We have more than enough wood to last us a week.”
Walking into the kitchen, Erika heated up the homemade hot chocolate she had made while he gathered the wood from the woodshed he had made during the summer. It took him four trips and over an hour to complete the chore.
Erika returned to the living room where Frankie sat in his socking feet and boxer shorts in front of the fireplace.
Frankie took the mug from her hands. “Come join me,” he patted the cushion next to him. “Let me take your mug.”
Sitting down, Erika leaned into Frankie and he wrapped his arms round her shoulder. “This is the perfect end to the day.”
“Yes. And tomorrow will be even better. It’s Christmas Eve. I can’t wait for us to decorate the tree.” Frankie kissed her.
“Neither can I. Love you.”
“Love you more.”