It was Christmas day. The sunlight hit her face and she woke up with a start. Her children would come to visit her today. She jumped out of bed and rushed about the house making sure everything was perfect. The house was decorated, the Christmas tree and the presents under it were ready for her darlings to find.
She heard a noise and rushed to the front door. Finally her precious children were here! She went to the door eagerly only to be met with disappointment. It was only her housekeeper, Anne.
“Oh Anne, it’s only you. I thought it would be John and Mary.”
“John and Mary?” Anne looked confused.
“Yes, John and Mary. My children. They’ll visit today. I’m sure they won’t let me be alone on Christmas Day.”
“Mrs.Hudson… I’m sorry but they won’t come today.” Anne said.
“What do you mean? Of course they’re coming. I know they will.”
“But Mrs.Hudson… Your children…” Anne hesitated. “They… They died Mrs.Hudson…. 4 years back, in an accident… I’m sorry… I’m so sorry that you don’t remember… ”