The Secret Santa Disaster – Part 2

HEHE IT’S PART TWO. If you haven’t read part 1, here’s the link!

And here’s a quick refresher from part 1:

My spider bite keeps throbbing, and I force myself not to shed tears. I look down again and feel my eyes involuntarily widen.

An inflamed, red ring has formed around the bite. The blood drains from my face as cold fear settles in the pit of my stomach.

The spider was venomous.

The blood in my head pounds. Can venom kill a person? How poisonous was the spider, anyway? If I tell Cécile, not only am I going to look like an incapable weakling, she’ll be asking what I was doing with playing with a big spider Madison warned us to kill.

I shake my head. What’s the worst to happen, I have a headache? Probably wasn’t that much venom. The pain will go away soon.

I walk to the bedroom and try to get my mind off the bite. The pain only seems to be growing worse. Maybe I can get an ibuprofen out of Cécile and pass it off as a headache.

Ellie, my rival, is sitting on the floor, playing with Snowy. I like teasing her for still playing with stuffed animals, especially ones she claims are real. Now, though, she completely ignores me and I think I see her stuffed polar bear… blink.

Josefina is working on a rainbow loom bracelet, probably as a gift for whatever name she drew. K.C. has her eyes closed and earbuds in, probably listening to NF or Andy Mineo and trying to memorize the latest of Christian rap. Cécile is doing something on the computer, and my spider friend is crawling on Katy’s hand.

Wait, what?

“Katy!” I shriek, but it’s too late.

K.C.’s eyes flash open and she rips the earbuds out of her ears. She yells and brings her hand up to eye view as the spider jumps down and scurries across the floor. Josefina drops her project and gasps, and Cécile demands to know what’s going on.

“Ow! Something bit me!” Katy announces indignantly.

“That’s the culprit!” I shout, waving a finger at the spider.

Cécile screams and presses herself against the wall, about to stand up on her computer chair. Ellie pulls Snowy back and studies the scurrying spider with a serious eye.

Josefina is the brave one to dump out her box of rubber bands, dive across the carpet, and clamp the container on top of the spider. Katy begins to moan, and Cécile gasps in relief.

Josefina stands up and brushes her skirts, catching her breath. “Well!” She smiles, her voice calm. “Not everyday you actually see one of the spiders Mama talked about.”

Mama? Oh. Madison. I forgot Josefina is her daughter and I’m just under her authority.

Glancing at the spider, I step to Josie. “Let me kill it.”

“Go ahead,” Josefina sighs. “I wish we could let it go, but since it hurt Katy…”

“I have to avenge K.C. by raining down vengeance on its unregenerate head,” I announce the imprecatory. “It must die a death to pay for it.”

Ellie busts out laughing at me, but I silence her with a glare. I have to avenge my spider bite too.

I kneel down to the spider, and he turns his head and stares at me with all ten of his beady evil eyes.

I smirk. “Prepare to DIE.”

Josefina laughs a little. “Be sure not to step on it barefoot.”

Smiling to myself, I slip my foot in one of Ellie’s boots from her meet outfit.

“Hey!” She protests, but I quickly take care of business.

Ellie frowns. “Gross. Clean my shoe.”


Josefina kneels down and scoops up the crushed remains, walking off to dispose of them. “It has a red belly. It was a black widow,” she sighs.

I don’t know what that means, nor do I exactly care. It’s deceased now. I glare it its dead head, satisfied in my revenge as my arm throbs more and makes me want to moan.

That’s when Katy gasps.

“Uh, guys?” Her voice trembles. “My bite is swelling. I’m pretty sure the bite was poisonous.”

Cécile snaps into action. “Black widow bites are nothing to mess around with! I’m taking you to Urgent Care right now.”

The blood drains from my face. The hospital?

Katy begins nervously whimpering as Cécile leads her out of the room, and my heart thuds in my chest. I’m going to get in so much trouble if they find out it was all my fault Katy got bitten for not killing the spider in the first place; and not killing it because I wanted to give it to Jasmine for Christmas.

I can’t speak up now.

What did I just do to my best friend?

A glance back down at my own spider bite makes my heart freeze in my chest. It looks even worse, and the pain is causing nausea.

“Whatcha lookin’ at?”

Ellie’s nosy voice shatters my thoughts, and I duck my arm behind my back. “The ugliest mask I’ve ever seen. Oh, wait, I’m sorry—that’s your actual face!”

Ellie flashes a grin. “I’m just copying what I see from yours.”

“Are you sure you’re not looking in a mirr—” A throb of pain makes me wince, and I can’t finish my sentence. I clench my jaw to keep from throwing up at a sudden wave of nausea.


Ellie smirks as she stands up with Snowy under her arm, who I think I see… wink. “Cat got your tongue?

How about a spider? I glare at her. “Leave me alone, Smelly Ellie.”

“Sure thing, Delusional Del.”

I watch Ellie leave, and another wave of nausea makes me run to the trash can.

I throw up and start to cry because of the pain in my arm. I’m gonna die!

While I’m still getting sick, I feel fingers pulls my hair back out of my face.

“Oh my gosh! Delaney! Are you okay?” Jasmine holds my hair back as I finish.

I turn to her, and she gasps. I blush. I haven’t cried in months. Here comes the teasing.

But Jasmine furrows her eyebrows and pulls out a tissue. “Why don’t you tell me what’s wrong?”

To be continued… in The Secret Santa Disaster – Part 3!

Hey, what do you know? I was able to stretch it out into three parts after all. Heh heh.

I don’t really like this part. I’m not sure why! I’m usually proud of what I post and try to put out my best, but this one just didn’t cut it. I DUNNO WHY IT’S NOT WORKING FOR ME. Let me know what you think I could’ve done differently in the comments below BECAUSE I NEED HELP. XD

Check back on Friday for another Christmas Craft Collab post, and don’t forget to participate in the Christmas card exchange!

P.S. I’m so sorry I haven’t been commenting around on all your posts lately! I love reading your blogs—I’m so inspired by you guys—December is just CRAZY.

If you follow my personal blog, you might know I’m preparing to write my third novel in a few weeks, and I still have a lot to work to do for it. My parents don’t like me spending a lot of time on electronics, so they keep limiting my screen time. And on top of that, Christmas is in less than two weeks and I haven’t gotten a single gift ready for anybody! *freaks out* Working under pressure is just how I roll. XD I just wanted you to know that I promise the lack of me commenting on your posts is not because I’m not ignoring you, I’d comment on everything of yours if I could!

2017-12-12T11:06:59-05:00 December 12th, 2017|74 Comments


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    EnniMorgan December 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply


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    Bella December 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I <3 this series Madi! Great job!

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Bella!

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    Mary E. December 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    all I can say is, black widow bites are VERY poisonous. is she going to die!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:12 am - Reply

      Is she going to die… good question. >:)

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    agdolldreams December 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply


    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:12 am - Reply

      MUUUUAHAHAAAA!! >:D >:D Hehe, thank you so much! XD

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    Mya December 12, 2017 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I cant wait to see what happens next! 😀

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    Leanne Wingfeather December 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    This is great! I really like the polar bear, he’s so cute!

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:13 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Leanne! Hehe, I like him, too!

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    Hadassah S. December 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    LOVE THIS! Soooo excited for part 3! Great photos too ;D


    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:13 am - Reply

      Aww, thank you SOO much, Hadassah! That means so much! 😄

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    AGs in Alaska December 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    YOU DID EVERYTHING RIGHT! This is one of the best photoseries I have ever seen!!! How do you get your pictures to be so well lit? Mine are super dark. 🙁

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

      AWWW THANK YOU! I’m SO glad you like it!

      I use a studio light to help light up my photos! I try to take my photos in the daylight with natural light from the window, daylight lights overhead in my room, and the studio light shining directly at them. Sometimes I also use something called a reflector to bounce light back into their faces, but not often since it’s big and bulky. XD

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    Natalie@TheAGSpot December 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm - Reply


    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply


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    Amie December 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Amazing, Madi! Great job! I love how Del handles it. So like me…xD

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

      Aww, thanks so much, Amie! HAHA, I’m glad she relatable. XD

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        Amie December 13, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

        You’re welcome! Maybe I’m the only one crazy enough to be relatable with Del…But that’s a plus, right?

        • Madison
          Madison December 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm - Reply

          Oh, definitely a plus. 😉

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    Jewel December 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    IDK, what you are talking about… because this was great! You always do a good job Madi! To be honest, I liked the previous part better, probably because they’re was humor that really made me smile, but this part was totally fine, especially since it needs to be there to further the story.


    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Awwww, thank you so much, Jewel! Hmm, that’s a good observation. Thank you so much again! 😄

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    olivehiddenhollow December 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    *clears throat*
    🎶jingle bells Delaney smells
    Lea climbed a tree
    She almost died
    A spider bite
    Does the same to Delaney🎶
    Thank you, thank you.

    Well. I wasn’t expecting K.C. to get bit. 😳
    At least it’s dead now! 😁
    And I liked this part, it just wasn’t exactly action packed, if you know what I mean. 😉
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:18 am - Reply

      Delaney: *gawks* *is offended* *screams* *takes off running and complaining*


      ALSO. I got your Christmas card!! I LOVE THE NINJA ON THE FRONT IT’S LITERALLY THE MOST PERFECT THING I’VE EVER SEEN, EVER. I literally squealed out loud when I saw it and my family was like MADISON WHAT IS WRONG. XD

      Ooh, thanks! Yeah, I could’ve upped the action a little more… thanks! 😉

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        olivehiddenhollow December 13, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

        I’m so glad you like it!!! 😊
        Most crazily, ~Olive

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    Blue December 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm - Reply


    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply


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    blackiesunshine December 12, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Okay, so do you have any tips for me on Cecile’s hair? I may have gotten a new doll and need some advice. 😛

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply


      So THAT’S the new doll you got! >:) I’ve been guessing to myself but never guessed Cécile. Here are my tips, but I actually took photos for a hair-care tutorial for her recently that I’ll post soon!

      1. Always mist her hair before styling
      2. Hairstyles like braids are okay, but return her hair to her original curls as soon as possible
      3. I curl my Cécile’s hair like this; gently brush out the curl with an AG doll hair pick (only because my Cécile’s hair isn’t as great, but if yours is new, don’t brush it out), spritz with water, flatly wrap the curl around a hairbrush, mist with more water, hold for a few moments, and gently release and twist the paintbrush out.
      4. That all sounded way too instructional and I hope it made sense. XDD

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        blackiesunshine December 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

        That makes total sense! Good to know – Cayman (new name) thanks you!

        • Madison
          Madison December 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

          Ooh, that’s such a cool name!

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    kaitlynrh1 December 12, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    NO!!!!!!!! Why did you make that happen to her Madi?!?!

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

      HEHE! I felt abnormally angry and felt like inflicting death on my dolls. JUST KIDDING JUST KIDDING it made an interesting story 😂

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    meandmydogsblog December 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Oh NO! We had a black widow living at the back of or house before, but we did not know it. We only found out when she made an egg!!! We had to spray the entire area to kill everything!! I am now super scared of black widows. POOR KATY!!! DON’T YOU DARE KILL KATY MADI!


    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:26 am - Reply

      Oh my goodness, that sounds so freaky! BAD BLACK WIDOW AND EGG.

      How would you react if I did kill Katy? >:)

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        • Madison
          Madison December 16, 2017 at 4:31 pm - Reply

          Katy: Hmph, I thought there would be some crying emojis in there!

          Katy! Hush! XDD

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    AAG December 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply


    P.S. Look for cards from Mae The Great (me) soon!

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply


      P.S. Ooh, YAY! Will do!

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    Hannah December 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    So good! I wonder what will happen next?

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Hehe, thank you, Hannah! 😄

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    Kaylyn Grace December 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    THIS IS SO GOOD!!!! I think you are being too hard on yourself, Madi. This is great! HAVE YOU GOTTEN THE PACKAGE YET???!!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Aww, THANK YOU!! Awwww, thanks, Kaylyn! <3 AHHH NO I CHECKED MY P.O. BOX TODAY AND I HAVEN'T GOTTEN YET. Maybe it's just taking a while to get to me!

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        Kaylyn Grace December 13, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

        YOU’RE WELCOME!!!! You’re welcome again! OH NO!! Maybe… XD

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    Katie December 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    NOOOOOOOO!!!! Poor K.C!!!!! *Sobs like crazy* Poor Del!!! *sobs even more* I thought the part was really good! I like when Del put on Ellie’s shoe to kill the spider XD I hope they’ll be ok, can’t wait for the next part!
    – Katie 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

      AWWW POOR DOLLIES. XD Awww, thank you SO much, Katie!! <3

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    Olivia Bell (aka Livy) December 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Eek, this was scary and kinda exciting too! 😛 What will happen in part three??? 😮

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

      Hehehe, thank you so much, Livy! Dun dun DUN… 😮

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    thehuman14 December 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    What are you talking about?! This is totally my favorite part so far! Amazing job!
    ~ The Human

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

      Awww, that means so much!! I’m SO glad you liked it!! <3

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    Seven December 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Omg Madi, this was great! I think it was awesome. Naughty Del! Haha, jk. Aww, I just realized you have snow on your website! So cute!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Aww, thank you SO much, Seven! Heh heh, very naughty Del. XD Hehe, thank you! It’s my first time putting snow on it for winter; I like how it turned out!

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    justAG December 13, 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply

    AHHHHHH! DEL! How you could you be so stubborn and proud! 😀 Also why does this have to be in three parts?!?!?!? 😉 In all seriousness, I really really like it Madi!!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:46 am - Reply


      LOL, I just wanted it to be in three parts. XD Awww, thank you so much, justAG!

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        justAG December 13, 2017 at 11:09 am - Reply

        Ugh Del! My dolls are so much better behaved! What went wrong with you??? XD XD

        No problem, Madison! I’m not just saying it, I mean it! 🙂

        • Madison
          Madison December 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

          Delaney: What went wrong? How about what went right? I’m epic!

          XD Awww, you’re the sweetest! <3

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    Allison December 13, 2017 at 11:35 am - Reply

    OH NO! I think this part was great, Madi! I know how you feel, though. Sometimes I’m like, “Yikes, should I even publish this post?” …And then usually everyone loves it and I’m like, “Ah, what was I worrying about? Everyone’s always so sweet.” 🙂 I’m looking forward to the next part!

    • Madison
      Madison December 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Aww, thanks so much, Allison! I’m like that too. But it’s true, commenters are the sweetest! Thank you so much again!

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    agsparklesisters December 13, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    So happy we just got the notification for this.
    ~Tori, Bella, and the dolls

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    quinleytheelf December 18, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

    *shouts to Delaney* Go to the hospital now!! what are you waiting for?
    *whispers* This is exciting I wonder what Will happen next?

    • Madison
      Madison December 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply


      Hehe, thank you sooo much, Quinley!

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    quinleytheelf December 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    *Shouts to Delaney* Do you want to die? *points to grave stone with Delaney’s name on it like in The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens* If you don’t change now and remember christmas in your heart…this could happen. (Also that could happen also because you got bitten by a spider, too!)
    *Whispers to Madison* You’re welcome, I hope Delaney gets better soon.

    • Madison
      Madison December 19, 2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Delaney: *shrieks* I SHALL KILL DEATH!

      … I don’t think that’s how it works, Del.

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