December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day
"Hey! Lola! C'mon, Lola! Wake up!"
Lola was being shook awake. She forced her eyes open, and sat up. She turned to look at what was shaking her, and was genuinely shocked.
"C'mon, it's Christmas! We're already opening presents downstairs!" Lana bounced with excitement.
Lola got out of bed. "Lana?! Is that...really you?"
"Uh...yeah?" Lana looked confused.
Lola felt Lana's features. She patted every part of Lana's face, then gasped. "IT REALLY IS YOU!" Lola gave Lana a big smooch on the cheek.
Lana said nothing, stunned at what just happened. "Uh, are you okay Lola?"
"I've never been better!" Lola made a stupid but happy grin.
"Is everything alright?" Lincoln asked, who just walked in.
"LINCOLN!" Lola gave Lincoln a big fat smooch on the cheek and went downstairs.
Lincoln paused, stunned by what just happened. "Did Lola just-"
"Yes." Lana answered.
"Is she oka-"
"I don't know."
Lola rushed down the stairs, and her spirits were lifted by what she saw. Her entire family was together, even Mom, Dad and the pets have joined. "Hey, Lola! We've been waiting for ya!" Dad greeted.
"C'mon, you can finally open your presents." Mom greeted, drinking coffee.
Lola joined the family and watched her siblings open their gifts.
"Spicy Gum? Now that's a hot gift!" Luan laughed.
"Luan, you already knew what was in there, didn't you?" Lola asked.
"Uh, no?" Luan looked confused. "I couldn't open it until today."
"But you-" Lola sighed. "Never mind."
Lori opened her gift. "The new iPhone!" She threw her old phone, which was still working, in the trash.
"Didn't you already throw that away five days ago?" Lola asked.
"What? Why would I do that?" Lori asked. "That was my only phone."
Lola was confused by this. None of them seemed to remember what happened the last five nights, and none of them remembered opening their gifts early. She didn't care. She got her family back. That's all she wanted.
"C'mon, Lola. You've got some sweet gifts, too." Luna reminded.
"Oh, right." Lola got a gift and tore it open. Even though she knew what it was, is still surprised her. "A Baby Talking Tattletail."
All the Louds oohed and ahhed a Lola's new toy. Then, Lola noticed something on Tattletail's ear that she didn't see before. It was a tag. It read Tattletail code: 9918530 This Tattletail was born in Royal Woods, MI on 12-25-17. Each Tattletail is made with care and love at our U.S. facility Waygetter Electronics!
"He must really love you." Lisa chimed in.
Lola picked up Tattletail. "Me Tattletail! Me love youuu!"
"Okay, that's actually pretty cool." Lincoln smiled.
Suddenly, there was a knocking at the door. Luna answered it. It was Sam, out of breath and in full winter gear. "Luna! You're alright!"
"Uh, of course I'm alright." Luna looked confused.
"I'm just glad you're okay!" Sam hugged Luna. "I thought I'd never see you again."
"Are you okay, Sam?" Luna asked. "You're acting as if my life was in danger."
Lola and Sam laughed awkwardly. "Eh heh heh, yeah."
"Anyway, what'cha doing here?"
"I uh..." Sam pulled out a CD. "I just came to give you this! Merry Christmas!"
"Aw, sweet! Thanks, Sam!"
"You're welcome! I'll see you around!"
"Wait! Sam!" Lola went out the door, closing it behind her. "Thanks for helping us out."
"Hey, no problem. I didn't want Mama to murder anyone else."
"I still don't understand why my family doesn't remember Mama, or how they're even alive."
"Once Mama's banished, everything Mama or the Tattletails did is reset, didn't happen. Anyone who was killed by her is brought back, but they don't remember Mama or Tattletail."
"That's...weird." Lola replied.
"Yep. No arguments there."
"Whatever. I'm just glad I got my family back."
"I'm glad you feel that way. I'll see you later."
"Bye, Sam!" Lola waved at her, and Sam waved back.
"Hey, Lola! We still got more presents to open!" Lincoln called out.
"Alright! I'm coming!" She turned to the reader. "Well, I got covered in blood, had to start a ritual and almost got killed by a demonic Christmas toy. But it was all worth it to spend another Christmas with my family!"