(I guess Christmas in March is the new trend haha)
Danny had begun to regret getting a real tree this year. This thing left pine needles everywhere and weighed a ton, at least. Just getting it from the car to the apartment lobby had left him short of breath and he was thankful Heather was getting the boxes of decorations so she didn’t see him have to stop and catch his breath and use his inhaler. The clerk glared at him as he pushed it toward the elevator and Danny had to promise he’d come right back down and clean up the mess.
"Does it fit?" Heather asked, carrying a few boxes of ornaments and lights and things. She looked between the tree and the elevator, worried.
”We might have to take the stairs, but yeah, it should fit,” Danny replied. Heather set down her things and helped him push the tree into the open elevator doors. Finally, it squeezed in there.
"Here, you ride with the tree, I’ll try and beat you there with the ornaments," she challenged. He chuckled, secretly grateful and nodded. "Ok, go!" He pushed the number of their floor and waited with the strong-scented evergreen. Just after the doors opened, Heather appeared at the top of the steps. "Damn it." she muttered, jokingly. The two carried the tree towards the apartment door that had just been opened.
"Woah, what the hell?" asked Charlie, who was currently living on their couch after her recent break-up with Jason.
"Heather wanted a real tree, so we got a real tree," Danny replied, "Now help us with it." Charlie raised her eyebrows but stood up and pulled the tree inside. It seemed like half the branches came off as it squeezed through the open doorway.
"Ok, let’s put it up," Heather said, happily.
"Um… where?" Charlie asked, looking around the small living room.
"By the window, there," Danny said, nodding. Heather agreed and dragged it towards the spot. Charlie quickly pulled a rug there before they set it down. Out of breath, Danny and Heather leaned back to admire it.
"It looks nice," he commented, putting an arm around her. She hugged him from the side and nodded.
"Now we just have to decorate it." she chuckled.
"No. No way, that can wait until tomorrow. Now, we are going to order in and watch dumb Christmas movies on ABC Family."
"Better idea," Heather announced, and turned to face him. She whispered something in his ear and then, repulsing Charlie, the two began kissing.