|Lost but Not Forgotten
Author: Red Rose Production PM
Christmas time is about supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but not for Tom Hanson. Read to find out what made him hate this holiday. Please read and review. REDONE. Chapter 15 up.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 23,664 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 03-14-07 - Published: 01-06-07 - id: 3328157
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Authors Note: I decided to rewrite this story and make it better. I hope it is, but I'm pretty happy how this first chapter turned out, so please read and review.
December 15 1978
"Tommy!" Yelled Margaret as she pulled up a strand of hair with a bobby pin. "Tommy!" she yelled again when the thirteen-year-old boy did not reply.
"What?" The boy spoke in annoyance as he peer into the bathroom door.
"Your father is going to be home any minute. Did you tidy up the kitchen liked I asked?" Margaret said as she put an earring in her ear.
"No…but…" Tom said as he felt himself getting smaller.
"No buts, you march back to the kitchen and clean up. Your father and I have a Christmas benefit supper to go to." She said as she put another earring into her other ear. "And where is your sister?"
Tom turned around and marched back to the kitchen. "She's watching TV." He yelled back to his mother.
"Well she can help up put the dishes away." Margaret said as she looked at the mirror and applied her makeup.
Tom slowly walked back the kitchen and started doing the dishes himself. He really didn't want his sister to help because he knew he would just get upset at her for put something away in the wrong spot.
Tom Senior walked in from the back door and into the kitchen and smiled at his son, who didn't look impressed while he was doing the dishes. "Hey Sport!" He said as he went to the boy and ruffled his brown hair.
"Hi dad." Tom said as he cleaned a cup and put on the drying rack.
"How was your day at school?" He asked as he took off his boats. Then he put his jacket in the closet beside the door.
"It was good day, I got my math test results back and I got 95." Tom said with a slight smile on his face.
"That's my Tommy. Always making me proud." Tom said as he heard little pitter-patter of feet running.
"Daddy!" A little girl screamed with glee as she ran in from the kitchen and jumped into her father's arms.
"How's my little princess?" Tom Sr. said as he lifted the six-year-old girl into the air.
"Good Daddy. Me and Tom made cookies. They're the best." The girl said was a big smile on her face.
"I'm going to have to try one, if you made them." Tom said.
Kim pointed to a plate that was on the counter; it was filled with cookies. "Have one Daddy!" The little girl demanded with a big smile on her face.
Tom Sr. picked up a cookie off the plate and took a bite. "Wow." Then he paused to chew the cookie. "Wow, did you really make that." The girl grinned. "That's fantastic." When he finished eating the cookie he gave he a peck on the cheek. "That's for the amazing pastry chef.
"Tom, you have to get ready. We are already running late." Margaret said as she peered in the hallway.
Tom smiled at his wife as he put his daughter down. "Kim, go help you brother." He said then walked over to his wife and gave her a kiss then walked down the hall to get ready to go to the supper.
Kim pushed the chair up to the sink and started drying the dishes. She picked up an expensive china tea pot and started to dry it. Then it slipped from her hands and fell to the floor.
"Kim!" Tom whispered angrily "That was moms favorite tea pot."
"I'm sorry!" The little girl said as her eyes became glossy with tears.
"What is going on in…?" Margaret said but stopped when she saw the shattered glass on the kitchen floor.
"Mom, I'm sorry!" Tom said quickly to take the blame. "It just slipped."
Margaret took a lager piece of the glass off the floor and saw that it was her favorite teapot. "Tom this was my mother's." She said as tears fell from her eyes.
"I know. I'm sorry" The boy apologized again.
"Thomas, I'm not sure if I can leave you two alone while we go out, you can't even get the dishes down without breaking something. Maybe I will just stay home and your father can go by himself." She said as she looked at Kim. "Kim, go get you nightgown on."
The little girl ran quickly into the hallway and into her room.
"I'm sorry mom." He said for a third time while she picked up all the pieces.
Margaret looked up at her son and saw that he was truly sorry. "Tom, I don't mean to get all upset. But this is the first time we are leaving you two alone and we don't want anything to happen." She said as she went down to Tom's level and held him close.
"We'll be fine mom. Besides, we have few movies to watch and we will probably go to bed early." Tom said as she pulled away from him.
Margaret smiled. "Alright, but you be nice to your sister." She said as she stood up.
"Ready Margaret." Tom said as he walked into the kitchen.
"Wow dad. You look really nice." Tom said as his dad goofed around and model for the pair in the kitchen.
Kim came back into the kitchen, her nightgown on and her favorite teddy in her hand. Tom Sr. picked her up and gave her a kiss. "You be good for you big brother okay." The girl nodded her head and hugged her dad.
Tom Sr. handed his daughter to her mother and watched as Margaret embraced her daughter lovingly.
Tom Sr. walked over to his son and gave him a hug. "Be good. A keep a close eyes on your sister. You the man of the house for tonight."
Tom smiled at his dad. "Well be fine. Don't worry you taught me well."
Tom ruffled his son's hair and then put on his jacket. "Ready to go dear." He said as he grabbed Margaret's arm and started to lead her out the do.
"Tom, will you be fine. You have the number of the hall and your grandma's place if you need anything. We won't be home to late. I love you both." She said in a rush as Tom led her outside.
"They'll be fine." Tom Sr. said to his wife in the car. "We will only be a few hours."
Margaret sighs as they drove out of the garage and away from the house.
As soon as they left Tom looked at his little sister as she looked at him. "Do you want to watch your Winnie the Pooh movie?" Tom asked her.
Kim nodded her head "Yeah, I do."
Tom smiled and went into the living room as Kim followed behind. He popped in the movie "I'll go finish the dishes and I'll make us some popcorn okay?" Kim nodded her head as she sat on the floor and began watching her favorite show.
Tom headed back for the kitchen and finished drying the dishes and put them away. Then he got out the popcorn maker and started making Kim's favorite snack.
After a half hour he was down in the kitchen and brought out two bowls of popcorn.
He brought into the living room and saw his sister sitting on the floor with a blanket around her and her favorite doll in her hand. Tom smiled and set down the bowl in front of her and then sat down beside her as they watched the movie together.
Tom smiled every time his sister laughed. There was something about her laugh that made her unique; it had a little snort to it, which made it adorable.
Once the movie was over Tom stood up and took the empty bowls to the kitchen. "Alright squirt, it's time for bed." Tom said as he entered the kitchen again.
"Do I have too?" Kim whined.
"I'm afraid so." Tom said with a smile.
She then got up and slowly went to her room with Tom following closely behind. "Will you read me my favorite book?"
"Of course I will." Tom said as he tucked her in her bed and placed her favorite doll beside her, then he reached for her favorite book and then curled up next to his sister and began reading the Beauty and the Beast.
Tom sat on the couch with a blanket wrapped around him and he watched his show. Then her heard the door open, he sighed in relief, because his parents where back. He stopped his movie and went to greet them at the back door.
When he turned the corner he saw two men in black standing in the kitchen. Tom's heart started racing as they smiled at him. Tom then ran into the hallway and into Kim's room. And slammed the door and pushed it closed because he knew they were right on his tail.
Kim woke up and looked at her brother like he was crazy. "Tommy what are you doing?" She yawned.
"Kim, help me." He said as the men on the other side started pounding on the door. "Bring me the chair he said as his he used his back to hold the door close.
"Tom?" She said as tears fell from her eyes.
"Just do it." Tom said as sweat poured down his face.
Kim nodded her head and jumped off her bed and pushed the chair to the door.
Tom took it and put on the doorknob to hold it shut for just a while. Tom went to his sister's dresser and started pushing it towards the door. The banging had continued and tears still came from Kim as she shook with fear. "Kim. Hide." He ordered.
Kim ran to her closet and closed the door. She folded her hands together and prayed to God that everything was going to be okay.
Tom tried to push the dresser but he wasn't strong enough to make it all the way to the door.
He looked up as he saw the door burst open and the two men poured in. Tom looked around from something to hit the men with, but he couldn't find anything. He saw that in there hand they had a club and came towards and bashed the kid over the head.
Tom fell to the floor as he vision became a blur but her could hear the men talking.
"Where's the girl?" One said. "You check under the bed. I'll look in the closet." Said the other.
Then he could he his sister "NOOOO. TOMMY SAVE ME." He could hear her but his body didn't let him do anything. Then his world became black.