Chapter 62

Carly’s POV:

 

            It was finally Christmas Day, the most happiest time of the year. The only thing was that Harry wasn’t here, which made it feel a bit incomplete. I woke up this morning with Coco sleeping right next to me, looking so adorable. Picking him up, I ran down the stairs in my pajamas and into the living room. I saw my family sitting by the tree, getting ready to open their presents.

 

            I grin as I sit down next to Mum and Riley, putting Coco in front of me. Brian hands me some red antlerts, grinning as he says, “Here’s something for Coco.”

 

            I laugh as I take it from him, and put them on my puppy. Coco doesn’t argue when I put the antlers on his head, sticking his tongue out. “Okay, first present is for Brian and Mum,” I say, standing up as I put Coco down. I walk to where the garage door is and bring in the gigantic box. Thank goodness for my work out, or else I would never be able to pull it inside.

 

            “Oh goodness, what is that?” Mum laughs as I bring the box in.

 

            “See for yourself,” I grin as I sit on the couch.

 

            Brian stands up and opens the box, and once it’s opened, the brown massage chair is revealed. “Oh, wow,” he grins, looking at it.

 

            “Carly, it’s amazing!” Mum exclaims. “Thank you so much, love,” she kisses my cheek.

 

            “It was no problem,” I smile.

 

            “Now it’s time for your gift, Carly,” Mum grins, handing me a long, wide box in red and white striped wrapping paper.

 

            I unwrap it and open the box, a gasp escaping my lips. Inside was a beautiful red and black Yamaha acoustic guitar, looking brand new. I picked it up, eyes wide as I looked at it. “It’s gorgeous,” I gasp, inspecting it.

 

            “We’re glad you liked it,” Brian smiles.

 

            I give each of them a hug and then give Riley’s presents. Once we’re done exchanging gifts, we go and change out of our pajamas. After I’m dressed into something more casual, I go down the stairs as I carry Coco with me, who’s still wearing her red antlers. Once down stairs, a quick picture is taken of Coco and I by Brian and I post it on Twitter.

 

@CarlyMcKinley: Merry Christmas from Coco and I to you! Hope you’re all enjoying this lovely day! Xxx http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh496/biebersgirl222/Pictures/carlyandcoco_zpsd9cfe3e1.jpg

 

@CarlyMcKinley: Merry Christmas to my boys!!! Miss you all! Xxx @Harry_Styles @NiallOfficial @Louis_Tomlinson @Real_Liam_Payne @zaynmalik

 

            I put my phone away and pick up Coco, giving him a kiss on his nose. He licks me back, causing me to laugh. “Merry Christmas, Coco,” I smile.

 

            “Woof!” he barks, his tongue yet again sticking out.

 

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          “It’s the most beautiful time of the year. Lights fill the street, spreading so much cheer. I should be playing in the winter snow, but I’mma be under the mistletoe.” I smiled as I listened to Justin Bieber’s song Misteltoe, my head swaying to the slow and steady beat of the music.

 

            Mum and Brian were out for a Christmas party, and since it was one of those boring adult ones, I didn’t go. However, poor little Riley had to go, so I’m home alone. On Christmas. Isn’t that just perfect? I’m listening to music on my iTunes on my MAC laptop as I’m laying down on my couch, Coco sleeping on my stomach.

 

            Suddenly, the door bell rang, and I frowned. Mum and Brian couldn’t be back this early – they only left an hour ago. Carefully getting Coco off of me and putting her down on the couch, I walked over to the door. I opened it, and a gasp escaped my lips. Standing in front of me was a thick black coat wearing, snow covered Harry. He had his bags to his side as he grins at me, dimples deepening in his cheeks.

 

            “What the hell?” I gasp, a grin on my face. “Oh my God, what are you doing here?” I exclaim, pulling him in for a hug, not caring if he’s covered in snow.

 

            “I had to spend Christmas with you, didn’t I?” he chuckles, hugging me back tightly.       

 

            I pull away and bring him inside, pulling his bags in as well. “What about your family?” I ask.

 

            “We all spent the entire day together,” he tells me. “They’re the ones who told me to come here, actually.”

 

            I couldn’t stop smiling. Even though Christmas would be over in about eight hours, I was still glad  I was getting to spend the last few hours of it with Harry. “I’m so happy you’re here,” I smile as he shrugs off his coat.

 

            “I’m glad I’m here too,” he smiles.    

 

            “Oh, which reminds me; I need to give you your presents!” I grin.

 

            “You didn’t have to get me anything, Carls,” Harry says, sitting down on the couch next to a sleeping Coco.

 

            “Of course I did,” I say, taking the bag out of the storage closet. “It’s Christmas, silly.”

 

            I give him the bag and Harry opens it. His green eyes buldge out when he sees the new iPad 3. “Cary, thank you!” he grins. “I’ve been wanting one for quite some time now.”

 

            I grin, but then say, “There’s more. Look inside the bag.”

 

            Harry gives me a confused look, before setting the iPad down and reaching bag inside the bag. He then pulls his hand out, holding the small leather black box. He gives me another confused look, and I nod, telling him to open it. Harry does, and once he sees what’s inside of it, a smile graces his lips. He gently picks up the necklace, looking at it. It was a hand stamp necklace, which had a quote engraved on it. In tiny, fancy letters, I had asked the jewlers to engrave the quote, “If kisses were water I would give you the sea, if hugs were the leaves I would give you a tree, but if love was time, I would give you eternity.”

 

            “Carly...” Harry breathes. “It’s wonderful. Thank you,” he smiles, putting the necklace around his neck.

 

            I smile. “I’m glad you like it.”

 

            He then looks at me with his deep green eyes. “I still have a small gift for you.”

 

            “Seriously?” I chuckle. “Getting me Coco was enough.”

 

            “Too bad,” he smirks, taking a small box out of his pocket. It was a tiny blue one, wrapped in a small white bow. I take it from him as he says, “Open it.”

 

            I do as he tells me to, and I softly smile. Inside was a black band bracelet that had a silver infinity sign on it, and then hanging from it was a silver anchor. Harry helps as he puts it around my right wrist, and then holds my hand. I look at him and smile. “It’s beautiful, Haz. Thank you.”

 

            “No problem,” he smiles. “I just want you to know that what we have is forever.” He points to the infinity sign. “That’s what the infinity sign resembles.” He then points to the anchor. “The anchor shows that you’re my rock, my anchor. Without you, I don’t know what would happen to me. Without you, there’s no me.”

 

            I bite my bottom lip, smiling. “Christmas is the one time where I’m gonna let you be that cheesy.”

 

            Harry lets out a laugh. “Why, thank you.”

 

            “But seriously,” I say, my tone changing into all seriousness. “It’s beautiful. Thank you,” I say, before leaning in and kissing him.

 

            “You’re welcome,” he says against my lips.