A Christmas Miracle

December 18th (evening)

Sammy's POV

Oh my God. Casey has been acting so..twitchy since this morning. He jumps everytime my phone pings, and then he stares at it for a moment as if he knows who it is. But he can't possibly know about L.A. boy...can he?

"Hey Sams?" Casey started. "Well, I have to tell you something." I looked over at him. He seemed nervous, or maybe that's just me.

"What's up Case?" Maybe he'll tell me about what's bugging him.

"My father called this morning...he says that we're going to L.A. for Christmas." He smiled slightly.

"Really?" I grinned wildly. Yes, I can finally meet L.A. boy.

"Yeah, really." Casey grinned, probably at my enthusiasm. My grin dropped and I looked down, with a frown on my face. I felt awful keeping this secret from Casey but L.A. boy doesn't want me to tell anyone about him.

"What's wrong Sammy?" Casey came over to me and turned my head up to face him. I couldn't look him in the eye. I looked away and then mentally sighed.

"I'll tell you when I can." I said all mysterious like.

"Sammy, come on. Dont be like that." Casey frowned. Oh no, not again. I didn't want Casey to be upset with me again so I sat on his lap and kissed him.

Hehe, my plan worked?

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December 19th (morning)

"Samantha, your mother is on the phone for you." Marissa's mom addressed as she walked into Marissa's room.

"Thank you Mrs. McKenze." I smiled politely and quickly left the room. Maybe it's just me, but I sensed some tension in the room. I better ask Marissa about that when I get back.

"Hello?" I said into the phone as soon I got to it.

"Hello dear." I heard Lana's voice from the other end. Dang it, I thought it was Grams.

"Oh, hello mother." I said coldly.

"Has Casey told you the good news?" Lana seemed amazingly...cheerful. Hm.

"Yeah," I said a littlle boredly. I actually yawned.

"Well, good." She said awkwardly. "Well, I'll see you and Casey on the 23rd...Goodbye now."

I didn't bother replying. I just hung up. She can shove that into her juice box and suck it.

I bounced up the steps to Marissa's room and literally stopped in my tracks. The door was slightly ajar, somehow I felt the need to eavesdrop. I'll probably feel terrible about it later though.

I peeked in through the doorway stealthly, and heard some bits. Marissa was facing the door, and she was crying! Oh my God, what the heck is going on? Her mom was patting her back and murmuring to her while she sobbed. Poor Marissa. I frowned.

"We'll talk about this later." Marissa's mom finally said and stood up. Seeing that this was my only chance to run, I took it and fled down the hallway quietly. The hallway was at the end of the hall., and that's where I was going. I sighed once i got inside, and quietly closed and locked the bathroom door. Ping.

Well...at least my phone didn't ring out there. I took it out and checked the message. It was from L.A. boy. I internally smiled. He went AWOL on me last night so I couldn't talk to him.

~Your mom is annoying. -sigh-

What happened? :o I texted back.

I flushed the toilet and exited the bathroom, looking around I saw that the coast was clear. Phew. Ping.

~I just got a call from her. She doesn't want me anywhere near you :/ How heartless can she be? You're my sister for Christ's sake.

That kinda made me freeze. Would my heartless mother actually forbid my brother to not see his long-lost unknown sister? Yes.

We'll meet in secret then :) I'll bring my boyfriend, and you can bring your girlfriend. Double date! :D It'll be so much fun!

~I don't know.. :/

Please? :( For your adorable little sister? (:

~Maybe ;p

A/N: Sorry it was short. XD I kinda wanted to be finished with it. I like to put in a limited amount of drama/cliffhangers in each chapter. x) At least you found out who L.A. boy is (; And you'll find out about Marissa's dilemma in the next chapter :3

CONTEST TIME! I'm having a tough time trying to come up with a name for L.A. boy. I'm thinking Ashton? :) BUT! I'm not sure if I want to use it. Ashton is like a hot guy name, so I want to save it for another character that'll be later introduced. Anyway, leave a review with a guy's name that you think would be cool for L.A. boy. If I like your name, and decide to use it, you'll get a sneak peek. (;

So review with a guy name :3 And I want 5 reviews til the next chapter :) So review please.