Here is the link to yesterday’s post. Where is He?
Alabaster was starting to worry. It had been a long time now since he had fallen in the hole, night was coming and no one had come to rescue him yet. Where were his friends? Surely they must be wondering where he was by now!
He was getting rather bored, but at least he wasn’t hungry. He had fallen on the way back from the restaurant and all the food toppled in with him. He had landed face first into his banana cream pie and his spaghetti had fallen on his head, but lucky for him the other food had stayed sealed up when he fell. He helped himself to his friends food, for after all it was taking them long enough to find him!
He wasn’t a fan of the dark, but when he felt something soft brush up against his leg and crawl across it, he was rather glad he couldn’t see what it was. If his friends didn’t come soon, he would have to use his own ingenuity to get out of this hole. The only problem was, he didn’t know how much he trusted his own ingenuity.
Back at the Emerald Sea hotel, Jinx, Jangle and Snowball were discussing what may be delaying Alabaster.
“Perhaps he was kidnapped.” said Jangle. “What if the kidnappers ask for a ransom, how much money do you guys have?”
Jinx and Snowball emptied their pockets, but found only lint and gum. Jangle rolled his eyes, “Well I sure hope he didn’t get kidnapped, for you guys definitely are coming up short!”
After talking some more they decided that since he hadn’t been back yet, he must have fallen into some kind of trouble. They left the hotel heading towards the restaurant hoping they would either find him or at least a clue as to where he might have gone!
“Think, think, think!” Alabaster had his head in his hands, while smacking his hand against his forehead to help him think. Surely there had to be a way out of this hole! Perhaps if he just yelled for all he was worth one more time there may be someone that would help him! “HELP!” he yelled until he was red in the face.
“What was that?” Anthony was sure he heard something, but it sounded so faint. He was out looking for his wallet. After getting back to their hotel, Anthony had realized that his wallet was missing. He hoped it had just fallen out of his pocket between the restaurant and the hotel so he had come out looking for it.
“HELP!” he heard it again, and it seemed to be coming from the same hole that Sheila had almost fallen in earlier. Had someone fallen into the hole?
He walked right up to the hole and yelled down into it. “Anyone there?”
Alabaster couldn’t believe it! Someone had heard him! He jumped up and down shouting “YES! Please help me get out!”
Anthony yelled back down, “Don’t worry, I will help you!” even though he didn’t know how he was going to get the person out! He grabbed his flashlight and shined it down in the hole and saw Alabaster. He was so short, and his ears looked a little like …. No, couldn’t be. There were no such things as elves, were there?
Suddenly an idea came to him. ” Stay there, I will be right back.” he yelled down to Alabaster.
Alabaster rolled his eyes, not exactly sure where the guy expected him to go!
Soon Anthony was back, the hotel wasn’t that far away. He had grabbed a rope that he had brought along with him as part of their scuba diving gear. Sheila had been on the phone when he ran in and gave him a strange look as he ran out with the rope. He told her he would explain later as he ran out the door.
Anthony lowered the rope down into the hole telling Alabaster to grab hold of it, and climb up the rope. In a very short time Alabaster was out of the hole! He was so thankful to be out! Shaking Anthony’s hand, he thanked him several times. He asked Anthony his name and told him that he would put in a good word to Santa for him.
Anthony’s eyes got big! “Santa?”
“Well yes, surely you know Santa! The big jolly guy with a round belly. I am one of his elves! I am here on vacation with my friends, we all head back to the North Pole tomorrow.”
“Alabaster! Alabaster! Where have you been?” Jangle was shouting from down the street. Both Anthony and Alabaster turned and they saw Jinx, Jangle and Snowball headed their way.
“There are my friends now, I knew they would come for me!”
Anthony shook his head, he was beginning to question how strong his drink had been that he had at the restaurant.
“Umm… I gotta get going. Really glad i could help you. See you later!” he said to Alabaster, as he shook his hand one more time and turned to head back to the hotel. All thoughts of looking for his wallet had been forgotten.
Back at the hotel Jinx, Jangle and Snowball were devouring the food they had picked up. Alabaster really wasn’t that hungry but he was thirsty from all the yelling he had done, so he had picked up a Salted Caramel Latte to drink.
“Well we all better hit the sack, for our plane leaves early in the morning and remember we have to meet the new elf in the airport.”
Jinx slapped his head. ” With all this excitement about Alabaster, I had totally forgotten about the new elf coming back with us. What is his name again?”
“Good question!” said Snowball. “I just know that he lost his beach house that he was living in, Santa hired him as our new accountant.”
“But what is his name?” said Jangle.
“For now I guess he is someone who shall remain nameless.” said Alabaster, and within a few minutes all of them were sound asleep.