It was time for a family vacation. The destination was a surprise. Dad said we are going to a very, very special place. Looking at the winter clothes we had packed I bet it is extremely cold there. We left for a special airport. There a strange vehicle was waiting for us.
“That a flying sledge,” my dad explained. As we boarded this strange machine, dad announced dramatically, “We are going to North Pole!”
North pole!! For real? I couldn’t believe it – it was my ultimate dream!
As the flying sledge took us to North Pole, Dad explained to me how to operate it. Soon we arrived. I was so excited. We saw a weird looking factory. We decided to check it out. Inside thousands of elves appeared to be making toys.
“This is Santa’s factory,” Dad commented.
“Wow! This is so cool,” I exclaimed. ”Hey look! There is Santa.”
Santa waved and walked towards us.
“There are so many elves, so many toys, ” I muttered.
“Yes , they are working really hard to finish up before Christmas. Your gift will be ready soon.” Santa laughingly said, as he reached us. “Welcome Delson! Ho ho ho! Welcome to North Pole. ”
He led us to some small, cosy rooms.
“Are we staying here?” my sister asked excitedly.
“On one good condition,” Santa replied. “You have to help the elves make gifts.”
“Awesome!” I cheered.
We walked past a heavy iron door with a big lock. I wondered what was inside. Reading my mind, Santa explained, ”That room has a magical box. If anyone opened it , and made a wish, it will come true. But there is a catch. Whoever opens it, an evil spirit will take over their mind and make them fight until they close it. One wicked man, Lasoon, wants to get the box so that he can wish for the destruction of Christmas forever. The only way to destroy the box is to throw it in hot lava.”
I was horrified. I can’t imagine life without Christmas.
Next morning I woke up and got ready quickly. Then I raced to the factory. I saw Santa walking and raced to wish him.
The sound of shattering glass interrupted me. A strange object was thrown towards the gifts. It exploded destroying some gifts and the iron door. An evil looking man entered.
“Lasoon!” Santa screamed. “You will never get the box.”
“We will see , haha !Soilders! Attack! “ Lasoon ordered.
A hundred soldiers entered and started to fire. But they missed us. Santa used a steel table as a shield to protect us. I turned and saw that by now Lasoon had managed to get the special box.
Oh No! I thought.
I pulled out my catapult, and shot at him. He tripped and fell. The box slipped out of his hand. I pounced on the box and ran with it. Lasoon started chasing me. What should I do? On my left I noticed the special flying sledge. I leapt on it and pulled the start handle. I heard Santa scream “Destroy the Box, Sef!”
Yes, I had to destroy it. Or Lasoon would destroy Christmas. But where will I find lava? In Mauna Loa – the biggest volcano? Or in Mt.Etna – the Oldest volcano? Or Mt.Batur – the only volcano I visited before? Then I remembered. I needed to find a volcano that is still erupting. And the chance of that happening was at Kilauea, Hawaii. So I directed the flying sledge to go to Hawaii.
Soon I began to feel very hot. Woolen clothes were not comfortable in Hawaii but there was no time to change. As we neared I lowered the flying sledge and once I was right above the crater I flung the box right at the centre. The box exploded with a bang, spewing lava all around.
Yes! I had done it. Thank God!
I sat down as this strange machine took me back to North Pole. When I landed , Santa welcomed me with a big crushing hug.
He declared,” You saved Christmas, Sef! I dedicate the 2013 Christmas Celebration to you.“
“Sef! Sef! Sef!” the elves cheered. I was beaming.
The cheering grew louder and louder and louder.
Suddenly I heard my sister’s sing song voice, “Sef! Sef! Are you Deaf?”
Then I heard my mom’s voice, “Wake up !Wake up! It’s 2013!”
Oh well! 2013 and me – it’s going to be interesting.