Winter Wonderland

Picture the perfect Christmas; white falling snow and a huge tree decorated perfectly.
Nope. This time, seventeen year old Amanda Peterson and her family are spending two weeks in beautiful Hawaii for Christmas break.
And... Amanda meets someone special...

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8. Amanda's Point Of View.

I sighed as I watched Joshua and Steve leave. I got out of the pool and went into the house, it was gorgeous.

It was actually a lot like my house in Washington, but just warmer. Truth be told, I missed the cloudy over skies and rain.

I went up to my room and took a shower then changed into a pair of shorts and a California Republic shirt.

I went into the kitchen, what to do...? I picked up a pineapple and smiled at the thought of Chrissy. She loved pineapples.

I started to cut the pineapple, put some on a plate, then went back outside and ate while I read my book.

"Amanda?"

"Yes Daddy?" I called back as the big door slammed closed.

My dad walked over to where I was and smiled big. He looked out to the view and gave a low whistle.

Earlier, he and my mom got two rental cars and we put our luggage in them. I got a deep shiny purple jeep, my parents got a bright cherry red one.

My parents had gone to a supermarket to get some stuff for the two weeks we were here. I got to the house and met the owner before they left for New York.

"Pretty, isn't it?" My dad asked.

"Breathtaking." I said smiling.

"Would you ever want to move down here?"

"Um... no... I don't think so."

"Why not?"

"I like Washington. It makes me feel safe."

"Mmhmm." He turned to leave the room and I looked back out to the beautiful sight I would soon fall in love with.

Why would I want to move here? I'd have to leave all of my friends, I have family up there. I couldn't do it. And I wouldn't.

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