The moment you are just a little tiny creature in a big, big universe. All the billions of stars shining down on you, making you gaze back in awe and wonder…
It`s been calm a couple of days, and Heffanutt dares to walk outside in the dark, with Ant King close by of course.
Do you like snowmen? Heffanutt does and is building one right now. He loves the story of the boy who`s snowman is taking him out flying all over the world. It`s an old cartoon/story so you may not know it. But he loves the idea of a snowman coming alive and be able to talk. Ant King has helped Heffanutt put out a torch so that he can warm his paws when getting cold, but he has been careful not to put it to close to the snowman.
The sun and the joy of being outside doing something fun, helps him calm down and forget what happened last night. After a while, Ant King gives him an old hat he found when cleaning a closet. It suits the snowman very well Heffanutt thinks.
Bought boys refused to play the role of Lucia. It almost ended with no Lucia celebration at all, because without Lucia Ant King said, he wouldn`t participate. Heffanutt being the peacekeeper of the house, hating anything that could remind of quarrels and fights, hastily took on the role, and off they went.
They had not even got out of the house when it happened. Going out of the livingroom and into the kitchen all suddenly went black. Heffanutt scared to death, ran right into Ant King, making them both fall over on the floor. Their candle lights went off when they fell making it pitch black. Arms, legs and costume in all directions in the way of each other.
Ant King finally managed to get up, rushed to the light and turned it on again. Heffanutt still sitting on the floor with eyes big as plates. What was that? No one wanted to play Lucia any more, and least of all go outside in the dark.
With Ant King first and Heffanutt close behind they checked the house before able to calm down.
Unable to fell asleep that night Heffanutt sat in his bed with all lights lit, reading a book to sunrise.
Halfway to Christmas, it`s time to wrap up Christmas presents. Ant King is entering the loft to get the presents they shopped a few days ago. They are not there… Ant King looks at several places to make sure that, no, no presents to be found. He walks down again, wondering if Heffanutt might have brought them down already, but doubts it. Heffanutt doesn`t like to go to the loft alone and he is almost never there. Ant King searches the house, behind doors, under the steps, inside closets, no presents. He tries to keep it a secret, but Heffanutt notices him going around, and soon asks what`s going on. When telling him, Heffanutt looks back at him with big scared eyes, has the ghost taken our presents? Ant King says as calm as he can “There are no such things as ghosts, Heffanutt”, but he starts to wonder himself.
It`s afternoon and dinnertime, no presents found, disappointed with the idea of having to shop for presents again Ant King goes down the basement to cath something to drink for dinner. He sure needs it, after a long day’s search. At the bottom of the stairs, he almost stumbles over a heap of shopping bags, what, what are they doing there?? He grabs the bags, forgetting the drink, and runs upstairs again. “Look Heffanutt, look what I found” he shouts.
A lot of whispering and silent laugh, the boys are sitting in the dining room with a locked door. Many secrets are shared with Christmas presents bought the other day. Ant King has emptied the storage of wrapping paper and ribbons, and Heffanutt balanced a lot of cardboard boxes in the room. They can wrap presents, after all, bet the recipients will be happy.
The fireplace, the coziest as can be in the wintertime. Heffanutt and Ant King are enjoying the afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate. All that work chopping wood and storing it pays off on days like this. Feeling the warmth of the fire and hearing the snapping and crackling makes them a little sleepy. Soon they are both nodding their head every now and then almost falling to sleep.