-- I'm sorry, but I've made many corrections... this would be better... --
Thanks a lot to my beta:)


Cameron awoke at 10 o'clock on Christmas day. The Christmas tree in the dining room was sparkling, and she glanced over the window. She smiled: it was snowing, and the city covered by that covering of soft, pure white snow was stupendous.

She had breakfast with a cup of coffee and then she got ready for the lunch. She had a shower and wasted time in order to decide what she was going to put on.

She decided to wear a black skirt, a white shirt and a black sweater. The girl smiled at his image reflected in the mirror. She looked very nice.

The responsible for her beautiful appearance maybe was her new skirt, or maybe her new lipstick. Or maybe the fact that she was happy.

It was 12.30, and Cameron was waiting for Chase. Suddenly her mobile phone rang.

It was Chase. Cameron answered angrily.

"Chase! I'm waiting for you!"

"Cameron, I'm sorry, but I can't come…"


"I can't come… my car broke down, I'm looking for a mechanic, but it's Christmas, and I can't find one…"

"Ok, I'll go alone."

"Cameron, I'm…"

"You're sorry, I know. See you soon."

Cameron closed her mobile phone She sighed and put on her coat. She closed the door of her apartment and took her car.

It was snowing, but the streets were clean, and within 30 minutes she reached her parents' apartment. Mr and Mrs Cameron were really happy of seeing her.

"Allison, you're arrived! Kennedy's in the living room." Mr Cameron said.

Cameron reached her sister in the living room. She was beautiful. Her long, straight, black hair were let down on her shoulders, and she was wearing a wonderful, elegant blue dress. Next to her a handsome boy was seated with a bored expression on his face. He was tall and tanned, with black hair and brown eyes. As usual, he was on his 40s, like every one of Kennedy's boyfriends, even if she was only 25. She said that she liked 'mature' men.

"Allison! Merry Christmas!" Kennedy exclaimed when she saw Cameron.

Cameron and Kennedy hugged and then Kennedy introduced Cameron to his boyfriend.

"Stevie, this is Allison, my older sister. Allison, he's Steven, my boyfriend."

"Nice to meet you, Allison," Steven said.

"Nice to meet you, Steven," Cameron said.

Cameron sat down and Kennedy asked her, "How are you?"

"I'm fine, thank you. I'm a bit tired, I worked long hours this week."

"She's a doctor," Kennedy explained to Steven. "And your boss, Gregory, right? Is he fascinating as usual?"

"Kennedy!" Cameron and Steven exclaimed at the same time.

"He's very handsome, isn't he?" Kennedy said.

"He's unbearable," Cameron said.

"I think he's handsome, and you thought he same. She fell in love with him, last year," Kennedy said to her boyfriend.

"Kennedy, shut up!" Cameron exclaimed.

"Kennedy, Allison, Steven, the lunch's ready!" Mrs Cameron called them from the kitchen.

Some minutes later, they were chatting and eating the wonderful roast prepared by Mrs Cameron. Mrs Cameron prepared it every Christmas for Allison.

"Mummy, it's fantastic. You're a fantastic cook," Kennedy said with a smile.

"Thank you, Kennedy."

"Don't you think so, Stevie?" Kennedy asked him.

"You're right, love," Steven said.

"By the way, Allison, why did you come here all alone?" Kennedy asked.

In the kitchen there was a complete silence for a moment.

"Ehm… I… I was waiting for someone, but his car broke down and he couldn't come," Cameron said, blushing.

"Don't worry, Allison! If you don't have a boyfriend at Christmas you'll have one for New Year's Eve, don't you think so? You don't need to invent anything," Kennedy answered.

"I'm not inventing anything, Kennedy," Cameron said, sighing.

"After all, I'm very lucky. I'm only 25 and I've a marvellous boyfriend. We love each other so much…" Kennedy said.

"We know that, Kennedy. You say that every Christmas," Mr Cameron said.

"And every time you say that about a different boyfriend…" Cameron whispered.

"Allison, have you told anything?" Kennedy asked.

"Nothing," Cameron answered.

"I was saying that we love each other so much… we'll get married!" Kennedy announced.

Mr Cameron remained with his fork lifted. Mrs Cameron continued pouring the wine in his glass without noticed that. Cameron was astonished.

Her sister will get married before her. Before she will get engaged with someone.

"When will you get married?" Cameron asked.

"On 8th of June," Kennedy answered.

"Are you pregnant?" Mrs Cameron asked.

"Mum, what do you think? I'm not!" Kennedy answered laughing.

"And why will you get married?" Mrs Cameron asked, trying to dry the tablecloth with his napkin.

"We love each other, this is the only reason. Don't you think it's a good reason for get married?" Kennedy asked.

"Oh, yes, of course." Mrs Cameron answered.

"Allison, I'd like to have you as a bridesmaid. Would you do this for you little sister?"

"Yes, Kennedy. Il'' be happy to!," Cameron said.

They continued the lunch, and the main subject remained the wedding of Steven and Kennedy. Cameron felt really sad, and invisible. Her parents were concentrated on Kennedy, and she was too sad to share their happiness.

Mrs Cameron served the fruit salad as the final dish, pouring pieces of apple and banana on the tablecloth because of the excitement of the moment.

In that moment, the doorbell rang.

"Are you waiting for someone, Louise?" Mr Cameron asked.

"No, I'm not" she answered.

Mr Cameron stood up and reached the doorbell in the entrance.

She came back in the kitchen with a strange expression on his face.

"Allison? Do you know someone called Robert?" he asked.

"Chase?!" Cameron exclaimed.

"Hm, yes, I think he said 'Robert Chase'. Do you know him?"

"Yes, of course!" she said.

Cameron ran out of the apartment, went down the stairs and reached the door. Chase was standing outside the door. She opened it and he went in.

"You're beautiful," he said.

"Your car was broken down, how did you reached me here?" Cameron asked.

"I phoned House," he answered.

"You phoned… what?" she asked, disbelieving.

"I phoned Foreman, but his mobile phone was switched off. I phoned some of my friends, but all of them were out of city and I thought 'who could be alone on Christmas day?' House, of course! I phoned him and he gave me a lift."

Cameron noticed that his hair were speckled with withe.

"You're full of snow," Cameron said, shaking his hair with her hands.

"House didn't have a helmet for me," he said, smiling.

He tried to comb his hair with the hands, but he gave up immediately.

"Would you like meet my parents?" Cameron asked.

"I'm you boyfriend, I'm here for this!" he exclaimed.

"Chase, my sister, Kennedy, and her boyfriend…"

"Call me Robert."


"If I'm your boyfriend, you've to call me Robert."

"I'll be so embarrassed… I won't be able to say anything…" Cameron said.

"Don't worry, Allison. It'll be fine. I will be the best boyfriend your parents have ever met," Chase answered with a sweet smile.

"Ok. You convinced me. Let's go," Cameron said with a sigh.

"Let's go," Chase said.

While they were gone up, Cameron said: "Robert, I've got to tell you something. Kennedy and her boyfriend will get married."

"And… is it a bad news?"

"I don't know. She surprised me," Cameron said.

"You'll surprise her more," Chase said, smiling.

They arrived at the door.

"Are you ready?" Cameron asked.

"I'm always ready to be your boyfriend," Chase answered.

With a nice red patch on her cheek, Cameron opened the door and reached with Chase the kitchen.

The eyes of her mother, her father, of Kennedy and his boyfriend rested on Chase.

"Mum, Dad, Kennedy, Steve. This is Robert, my boyfriend," Cameron said smiling,