New In Town
All I Want For Christmas Is You
“Merry Christmas, love”
I take a second to wake up and adjust to the light that's permeating Harry’s room, and smile when I see him laying on his side, looking down at me.
“Merry Christmas, Harry” I grin before kissing his nose.
“Gran’s made breakfast, are you hungry?”
“Yeah, just let me get dressed.” I try to grab the throw off of the end of bed to cover my naked body, but Harry grips it tightly so I can't. “Harry!” I whine.
“What? It’s not like I haven’t seen it before” He winks and I give in, quickly padding across the room to throw on one of his sweatshirts and some yoga pants.
We walk down together and are greeted with a “Merry Christmas” from gran and are guided to the dining room where gran has set up three places for breakfast.
“Okay, dig in! After breakfast we can open presents!” She says with excitement. I can tell she must love the holiday’s.
We hold a steady conversation throughout the meal about the plans for the day among other things, and I find myself smiling like a fool to myself. I guess I’m just really happy to be here. I look out the window to see a steady snowfall, and it just looks beautiful outside. It couldn’t be a more perfect Christmas, even if I’m not with my own family, I feel like Harry and gran are just as much my family, as my parents.
We finish eating and gran urges us to go into the living room where the large tree is set up in front of the window so we can exchange gifts.
“I just have to grab one from upstairs, I’ll be right back!” I explain before rushing upstairs so I don’t keep them waiting too long. I walk over to the closet where I hid a bag with one of Harry’s gifts before I hear my phone vibrating on the side table next to the bed.
“Hey mom!” I answer excitedly. I’ve really missed her voice.
“Hey sweetie! Merry Christmas, we miss you! How is England?” She says.
“It’s really good! I’m having a great time, but we’re actually about to do gifts, can I call you later? Sorry!’
“Of course, I love you Aubrey! And dad says he misses you too!”
“I love you guys, Merry Christmas!” I say and hang up. I feel bad, but like I said, I don’t want to keep gran and Harry waiting.
I see a text from Ethan when I set the phone back on the table. I almost forgot I texted him yesterday and mentally scold myself for it. Why did I do that?
Yeah, I just wanted to talk to you, but I’ll call you tomorrow. Merry Christmas, Aubrey.
I ignore it, I refuse to play these games with him. I’m the type of person that doesn’t like it when others beat around the bush. If you have something to tell me, than tell me!
I set my phone back down and run downstairs to meet Harry and gran again.
“Alright, Aubrey, you first!” Gran says and hands me a gift bag. I slowly pull out the tissue paper and see a card addressed from gran, and read it silently.
I have only known you a few days, but with all the talking Harry has done about you, I feel like I have known you a lot longer. You are such a kind, bright, sweet, beautiful, intelligent young woman, and I am very glad Harry has found someone like you. I know Harry will kill me if he reads this, so don’t show him, but I want to thank you for everything you have done. Harry hasn’t had the easiest past, but ever since he has met you, I don’t even recognize him! He has completely changed his attitude on life, and I really can’t thank you enough for whatever you did to bring my grandson back. I can tell by just the way his eyes light up when he says your name that he loves you dearly, and I hope you stick around for awhile, because you truly are a wonderful girl, and it’s been very nice having you around. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, thank you for spending it with Harry and I.
With Love, Gran xx
My eyes turn glossy when I finish reading the carefully written words on the card. Wow. She is such a sweet woman, and has definitely made me glad I came here for Christmas. I stand up to hug her before opening the rest of the gift.
“I made it” Gran says proudly as I hold up a beautiful quilt.
“I love it! Thank you so much!” I say genuinely. It is so thoughtful, and the fact that is made by her tugs at my heart. My parents always gave me wonderful gifts, but it was always clothes or something like that.
“There’s something else in there” She smiles.
I dig in further to see a picture frame with ‘London’ written across the top decorated with little landmarks from the city, filled with a picture of Harry and I that she took the day we got here.
“Something to remember your trip.”
“This is really nice, thank you so much gran” I say and hug her once more. She has to be one of the sweetest ladies I know. I take my spot back on the couch and admire the picture in the frame once more. I really like this picture of us.
“Okay, now open yours” I gesture towards Harry and push the gifts towards Harry.
“You’re kidding?” He says as he pulls out the jersey from the box. “A signed Justin Daniels jersey?”
“Gran said he was your favorite player, and he has the same agent as my dad so I talked him into getting me one” I say.
“This is amazing! Thank you!”
He takes out a plaid shirt and looks at me confused.
“It’s a new one because I felt bad that I take yours all of the time” I smile and he laughs as I urge him to open the next, larger box.
“Aubrey…” His eyes are wide when he says the acoustic guitar.
“You said you were wanted a new one!”
“This is too much” He looks at me, and I can tell he likes it so I give myself a mental pat on the back.
“No it’s not! I mean, if you play it for me, than it’s basically a gift for me too!” I giggle.
“Thank you, babe” He says and kisses my cheek.
After gran opens her gifts that Harry and I got her, I start gathering the wrapping paper on the floor to dispose of it when Harry stops me and pulls me by my arm to sit back down.
“You forgot one” He holds out a small wrapped box.
It's labeled To: Aubrey Love: Harry
I pull the bow off the top and carefully undo the perfectly wrapped box.
“Oh” Is all I can manage to get out when I open the Tiffany blue box to reveal the most stunning diamond heart pendant on a silver chain.
“I told you it was corny, gran” Harry turns to her and says.
“No, no I love it” I say as I pull it out of the box. “It’s beautiful Harry, I, I don’t know what to say” I manage to spit out. I turn the heart over to see I love you, forever & always engraved on the back. He always says that to me, and I blush as cliche as it is. Now this is too much.
“Well help her put it on, Harry!” Gran jokes from the couch and he follows her orders.
“Are you sure you like it?” He whispers in my ear as he clasps the chain.
“I love it Harry, it’s beautiful” I smile and kiss him. Thankfully gran has left the room to clean up the kitchen.
“I’m not very good with gifts, but gran helped me out” His cheeks flush.
“Harry, it’s perfect” I look down and admire it once again. Damn, he’s good.
I’m on cloud nine as the day proceeds and we continue our Christmas activities. This day has been more than perfect.
We end the day watching some Christmas movie and drinking hot cocoa with gran and I can’t help but pinch myself to see if this is real. It was such a laid back day, but it has to be one of my favorites. I decide that this is happiness. I’ve never been able to define that word, but if this isn’t happy, than I don’t know what is. No, my parents are not here and I’m not at home, but I’m surrounded by wonderful people who are just as much family to me as anyone else.
Harry and I both turn and look at each other and laugh when we hear gran speaking nonsense, and realize she must have drifted asleep sometime during the movie and is now sleep talking.
“Oh gosh” Harry chuckles.
“Today was perfect, Harry” I say and rest my head on his chest.
“It was, wasn’t it?” He replies. “But, I still have one more present for you”
“Harry, you’ve given me enough! Too much, really” I lift my head up and look into his beautiful eyes.
“Come here” He smiles and takes me hand, dragging me upstairs.
He shuts the bedroom door behind us and and pulls me towards him, kissing me desperately.
“Okay fine, it’s more of a present to me, but I want you so bad right now Aubs” He smiles into my neck and wraps his arms around my waist.
“Only because it’s Christmas” I give in and fist my hands in his hair.
Notessorry, just a filler chapter, but I felt bad for not updating!
I can't believe I start school tomorrow :O This summer has gone by way too fast!