"Be happy my son! It's Christmas Eve!" laughed Gepetto as he took cookies out of the oven. Pinocchio sat at the table looking at a photo of his friend and secret crush lee the elf. "How can I be happy when I miss my friend's rabbit, duckling, gingy and lee" asked Pinocchio getting up and looking out the window. He always watched the boats come in with new people every day. "I wish I could tell lee how I felt before I moved here to take care of you and your illness" said Pinocchio as his dad joined him at the window. Gepetto looked at a boat coming in. "Son! Look at that one! It has a banner on the side of it" said Gepetto pointing at it. Pinocchio squinted and it said in big letters, "FROM DULOC TO ITALY OR BUST"
Pinocchio's eyes widened and yelled, "ITS MY FRIENDS! THEY'VE COME TO VISIT ME!" Pinocchio put his scarf on and ran out the door. "I'll be back dad" said Pinocchio as he popped his head back in. Gepetto laughed and said as he saw Pinocchio running, "Young Love"
Lee and her friends stood on the deck when they saw the island of Italy. "ITALY!" exclaimed gingy. Lee bolted her head up from playing cards with rabbit and she ran straight to where gingy was. She smiled and saw a piece of land that looked like a boot. "It is Italy" said lee as she looked at her friends. "It looks so big" said duckling as she joined lee. "well it won't be long before we're in port" said rabbit.
Pinocchio reached the docks and took a quick breather. He scanned the area and saw the boat. And who came off first? It was lee looking around for Pinocchio. Pinocchio got teared up and screamed "LEE!" She heard that voice and saw a puppet running towards her. "PINOCCHIO!" cried lee. "LEE! OH LEE!" cried Pinocchio as she ran into his arms. They both had tears going down their cheeks.
"I missed you lee" cried Pinocchio looking at her. "I missed you too Pinocchio" cried lee. Before they could say anything else, she kissed him. Pinocchio's eyes widened at this sudden move. But he smiled and kissed her back. "Well looks like someone has got the moves" laughed rabbit and gingy. "HEY!" laughed Pinocchio as he hugged his friends. "Hi Pinocchio" said duckling. "Duckling! You're looking beautiful" said Pinocchio. He took his friends home to his house.