Santa sneaked around the corner tightly gripping Jessie’s lead. Nurse Withers did not like dogs roaming around the hospital and Santa knew if she saw Jessie that they would be thrown out of the building. He would have come to see Jack alone but Jack always smiled when he saw Jessie.
Santa peeked around the corner. When the path was clear he quickly led the dog down the hall to Jack’s room. The pair reached Jack’s room and Santa pushed the door open. He flicked on the light and closed the door behind them. Santa moved to the bed and gently shook the sleeping man.
Jack grunted and then groaned before opening his eyes. He peered out into the gloom of the room. When his eyes focused he saw Santa and Jessie. A broad grin passed across his face. “Well, hello. I was wondering when you were going to visit.”
Jack sat up in bed and patted the covers beside him. Jessie moved forward and put her chin by his hand so that he could pat her head. She licked Jack’s outstretched hand and Jack sighed contentedly. Continue reading August 20th – Santa visits Jack Frost