Sally and Paul Christmas Miracles: No matter how bad the year had been, something always went right on Christmas.
This is kind of a continuation from the Percabeth story from two years ago found here
This can get a little dark TW for mentions of death/miscarege
The best part of the year was always Christmas. It meant a bad year was almost over, or it gave her a chance to celebrate a good one. No matter how a year had been, Christmas always brought small miracles to the Jackson home.
The year Percy was 8 was the second Christmas with Gabe. The year before he threw one of Percy’s few gifts into the fire when Percy dropped some cheep disposable ornament. That year though, he went out with his friends and got so drunk he forgot to come home. Sally and Percy were able to enjoy Christmas on their own, without any melted plastic.
The year Percy was twelve, they had gotten rid of Gabe forever, and even though they didn’t have much cash, they had some blue cookies and a modest tree, covered in home made ornaments. That was all they needed. They didn’t have Gabe and Percy was alive, that was all Sally needed for the perfect Christmas.