“That was ridiculous!â? I cried when we got into the car.
“You’ll get used to it.â? Kevin grinned.
“Where are your Mom and Dad?â? Emily asked Nick.
“They had to go do something.â? Nick said, vaguely. “We’re gonna meet up with them.â?
Joe changed the subject. “So Emily, are your parents coming for Christmas?â?
She beamed. “Yes! They think it’s a great idea for all of us to spend Christmas together! I think they might be a little bit shocked about my hair color though.â?
Nick laughed at that.
Christmas! I thought. It’s the day after tomorrow. I completely forgot!
The car arrived at the hotel and we went up to our rooms.
“Go get dressed.â? Joe said, shooing us into our adjoining room. “We’re going out.â?
“Where?â? I asked.
“Out.â? Kevin said, vaguely. “Your dresses are on your beds. Hurry!â?
He shut the door.
Emily and I looked at each other confused.
She smiled and headed over to her bed. “Everything happens for a reason.â?
“Right. Let’s get dressed.â?