Chapter 3.9 – Snow more puns
For what felt like the first time ever, winter arrived in Sunlit Tides. Everyone was snowed in, since the island had never really anticipated snow, let alone snow this heavy. Indoors, Cookie, who was quite honestly over staying his welcome, was keeping his girlfriend, Thelma, occupied by pretending to be a model.Before long, he got bored and decided to keep her entertained in another way, with the sly use of mistletoe, obviously.‘You, clothes off and upstairs, now.’Meanwhile, outside in the garden, some shiny multi-coloured lights appeared in the sky.Hayley was convinced she was tripping, although she was certain she had not smoked or taken anything drug-wise. When a strange unidentified flying object suddenly appeared above her, she wished she had smoked or taken something. Hayley felt her heart pound as a strange beam shot out from the underside of the strange flying thing, which she could only really describe as a spaceship, although she had never really seen one of those in real life.It enveloped her, much like a warm hug; only with an ice bear who has acid soaked hairs.As the beam pulled her upwards, she tried to scream, but no sound escaped. She thought it was the power of the beam preventing her from doing so, but it turned out that someone had only muted the volume. Seconds later, the spaceship vanished into thin air, and just like that, Hayley was gone. Like, totally.It took the Bailey family a few weeks to realise that Hayley was missing. Coco was so devastated by her twin sister’s disappearance that she started a fire, as one would naturally do.Unfortunately, Irish was not happy about losing yet another BBQ. Coco, however, denied the whole thing and casually pretended that some sort of fire monster must have been responsible for such a heinous crime.She even got Admiral the gnome, and a snowman, to vouch for her. Anyways, a few more weeks later, a spaceship pulled up outside the Bailey household, although none of the family members seemed to notice.Out popped Hayley, who was feeling sore in a way she had only experienced once before. Standing behind her was some strange creature, who looked reluctant to let her go. Hayley had been blindfolded throughout her ordeal, so she was both pleased and angered to finally get to see her kidnapper. On closer inspection, Hayley was sure she recognised him from somewhere.‘I’ll never look at hot-dogs in the same way again!’Once realising that Hayley had returned, the family threw a party to celebrate. It was the twins’ birthday as well, so that was another excuse really. Hayley managed to bury her traumatic experience into a dark, dark corner of her mind and made the most out of the attention and cake available.As for Coco, she declared that someone had better of gotten her a new pair of shoes, else there would be hell to pay.A few months later, Hayley had a Britney Spears styled breakdown and shaved off all her hair. When it grew back to a reasonable length, Hayley kept it that way because she thought it made her look more rock-chick-like.Whereas, plain and simple Coco ended up donning a mumsy gym look, in preparation for kicking off the next generation.