Rosabel took Michael's wet hand and dragged him over to the pool where everyone else was waiting.
"Michael, we heard your scream from here." Janet said, laughing.
"Guys, help me." Rosabel said, as she tried to tug Michael towards the pool.
Simone and Janet ran to help drag Michael.
"No, wait, please!" Michael protested. "Not the pool again! Anything but the pool!"
"On the count of three, okay?" Simone said. "One..."
"Really te guys." Michael said.
"Don't do this!"
The girls all pushed Michael in and laughed as they watched him splash around.
"Great." He said, getting out. "Just fantastic. I'm pratically floating in my shoes!"
Michael took off one of his shoes and turned it upside-down and water poured from it like a tap. It made everyone laugh even more.
"I still can't believe we lost!" Mac said. "What happened?"
"Rosabel happened." Michael said. "I'm having her on my team successivo time."
A few minuti later, everyone went back inside to dry off and Michael had his chef cook a big breakfast for them all. Soon after breakfast Rosabel back outside to play with Mac, Elijah and Simone while Michael and Janet relaxed in the lounge.
"Are te alright Janet?" Michael asked. "You seem upset."
"It's not that I'm upset, it's just..."
"Michael, do te know a little boy called Harvey?"
"He died last night."
"What?! te do know he's Rosabel's best friend right?"
"I know, that's why te can't say anything to her."
"Where did te hear that anyway?"
"Bill told me."
"How come te two have been talking so much?"
"I don't know, he just calls me a lot now. It's like he just needs to get things off his chest."
"How did he know?"
"When I asked, it sounded like he panicked a little, then quickly hung up."
"Something wierd's going on."
"Michael! Janet! Come out here!" It was Mac calling.
They both hurried outside.
"What is it?" Janet asked.
"Rosabel doesn't know what Natale is. te two can explain it better than us."
"It's a kind of disease isn't it." Rosabel said.
"No, it's not." Michael said, laughing. "It's a holiday."
"Really? What happens?"
"Well, in December, everyone decorates their houses with lights, snowmen, reindeers and a Natale albero and everyone sings songs and eats a turkey for dinner. Then at night while you're sleeping, Santa Claus comes and gives presents to everyone."
"Who's Santa Claus?"
"He's a man with a long white beard and a big tummy and he wears a red and white suit with a matching hat. He works all anno in the North Pole with his little helpers and when Natale comes, he gets on his sled and his reindeers pull him in the sky, all around the world to deliver presents to all the good children. He won't give te anything if you're naughty."
"Wow! How long until Natale come?"
"It's just successivo month." Michael said.
"That's a long time away though!"
"You're staying with us, remember? It'll be here before te know it. Now who wants to play hide and seek?"
There were shouts of agreement and everyone ran off to find a hiding place while Michael counted. Michael started to count to 20 but halfway through he got distracted da several domande that popped into his head. How did Bill know about Harvey? Why did he suddenly hang up when Janet asked him how he knew? Why did he tell Janet and not him? Should he tell Rosabel o not? And most importantly, how did Harvey die?