"I know it's Christmas Eve," Kenzie said as she carried two mugs of hot chocolate into the living room and set one down in front of Megan, "but I thought I'd give you one of your gifts early. Just because I like seeing you smile." There were at least a dozen gifts beneath their little tree, but Kenzie knew exactly which one she wanted to give her tonight. As Megan sipped he cocoa Kenzie reached for a long thin box near the back. It was neatly wrapped in shiny blue paper with a silver bow on top. Megan blushed as Kenzie slipped it onto her lap.
"What is it?" Megan asked as her fingers worked at the paper to rip it open.
Kenzie smiled as she watched Megan open her gift. "Just a little something I saw at a new shop in downtown that I thought you might like."
Megan's smile widened and Kenzie swore her eyes were sparkling as she ripped away the paper, tossing it to the ground. The box was taped on either side, but Megan made fast work of ripping it away as well. A moment later she was tossi