Last week most of the girls were hanging out here, except for Fiona. Not long after Abby, Zara and Louisa arrived, the phone rang. It was Fiona, she wanted to know if it was okay if she came down to the house, she had someone she wanted the girls to meet. They said that sounded like fun, come on down!
Kit and Zara were in the living room when there was a knock on the door. They knew it was going to be Fiona, so they said “come on in!” When Fiona walked in, she had another girl about her age with her.
“This is my cousin Kanani. She’s here visiting from Hawaii.” Kanani shyly said “Hi.”
“I’m here until the New Year. My whole family wasn’t supposed to be here until closer to Christmas, but we had a change of plans. The school that I go to burned down right after Thanksgiving, and classes are cancelled until January, we are finishing up our classes via the internet. So, my mom decided that since we had extra time, she and I would come early, and my dad is going to meet us later on.”
“Oh gosh, that must be confusing!” said Kit. “Are they going to rebuild? They surely can’t have a new building up by then?”
“No, I guess they are still trying to figure out what to do with all of us,” replied Kanani. “I kind of like going to school on the computer though!”
Zara told them that Marie-Grace and Alya were in the kitchen cooking up dessert, so they decided to go there next.
“Hi guys!” said Fiona. “I’d like for you to meet my cousin Kanani!” Alya and Marie-Grace both seemed very excited to meet her and had all kinds of questions for her when she told them she was from Hawaii. They also felt very bad for her when she told them what had happened to her school. “Wow, I can’t imagine what it would be like if Kennedy burnt down, that would be awful,” replied Alya.
Next they headed upstairs. First they stopped by Cassandra’s bedroom where she and Louisa were hanging out:
Then to the Alya and Shivan’s bedroom where Shivan and Abby were talking and playing with the dogs:
All of the girls had a lot of questions about Hawaii and how long she was going to be here. They all thought she was very nice, and told her to make sure that Fiona brought her back again to visit before they all headed home for Christmas.