I will not stop writing/reading, but it’s funny when no one understands me at home
In the middle of the night Rachel woke up. She did not know who, but someone was in her room.
“Hello Rachel.”, a soft voice said into the silence and then a woman walked towards her bed.
“Mom?” Rachel asked and her mother nodded.
“I’m very proud of you today and that’s why I want to give you an extra present.”
Rachel smiled, it was nice to hear that her mother was proud.
Rachel got out of bed and followed her mother out of the door. They stepped on a snow covered street and Rachel saw a house she did not know.
“What are we doing here?”, she asked.
They went to a window and Rachel looked inside.
“You remember the young man at the airport? That’s him… and her.”
Ryan was in a living-room and the woman from the airport was by his side. Rachel smiled to herself, she really did a good thing today.
“Future, I won’t tell you the year. But that’s not what I wanted to show you.” Her mother aid and the scene chanced. They where in Alex’s house again. It was morning and Rachel saw a young girl, maybe four years old. She was dressed in a pink night-gown and ran down the stairs to the big Christmas tree.
“Mommy! Daddy!”, she called: “Look Santa has been here!”
Two boys followed her. A teenage Owen and a smaller boy which was the twin of the little girl.
Rachel watched the children a while, then Jacob came downstairs.
“Look Daddy!”, the boy called and held a big Teddy in the air, to show him his present.
“He has children.”, Rachel said happily felt somehow sad. Her mother smiled.
Then Rachel saw herself coming down into the living-room, followed by Alex. The little girl jumped up.
“Mommy! Merry Christmas!”, she called and ran into the older Rachel’s arms.
“I’m a mother.”, the Rachel next to the fourth ghost said. “The mother of Jacob’s children.”
Her mother nodded: “And a very good one.”
Suddenly they heard a knock and Alex went to open it. She came back and Santa Clause followed her. Rachel saw at the first look that it was Felix in a costume and the children seemed to notice that fact to.
“Uncle Felix!”, they shouted and hugged him.
“Then you are pretty late, don’t you think?”, Jacob asked and helped Felix with the big sack of presents.
“Ok, I’m not Santa, but he left those at my house and I thought you would like them.”
There was joy and laughter and happiness in the house and Rachel could not stop smiling.
Suddenly she was back in the guestroom with her mother, it was clearly the present.
“Mom, I have another question….” She said and was afraid to ask: “This frightning ghost of the future…”
Her mother just smiled: “He won’t be with the other ghosts for a very long time. I promise. You two will be happy. Trust me.” And with that she was gone.
On the next morning Rachel woke up with the feeling that she had a wonderful live to life and that was the best present she could get.