Heroes: Paire Challenge #9

 
 

Christmas in California was a lot like Christmas in Texas: warm temperatures and fake snow to go with all the usual trimmings.

A nice little present from Lyle with the tag, “to the bee-yotch, from the turd-ball”.

Even a special delivery package from her grandmother in New York: an outrageously expensive gown and a note to have “a proper New Year’s Eve”.

But six weeks wasn’t nearly enough time to get past it all, get over losing him.

And Claire found herself, again and again, staring at the mistletoe over the lintel and imagining what could have been.

X-Mas in Blue