Duck had always loved Christmas. Everyone is happy for an entire month, there is always heaps of food to eat, decorations are put up and carols are sung, presents are opened and family come together.
hoping that there would be no Unnamed business on the 25th so he could
spend it with his loving family and, of course, to watch the Doctor Who
Christmas special which is on the day after, thanks to time lines and
living here in Down Under.
Australians, you see, miss out on a large
part of the season. Instead of a white Christmas with snow, we have a
boiling hot day where you can't go outside in case of heat stroke. Most
carols don't make too much sense in the contrasted climate and instead
of snowball fights we have backyard cricket.
Fletcher teleported Duck to a mall that they both knew quite well and the blonde porcupine went off in search of hair spray.
was never quite that great at getting presents for people. His problem
is that he can't be all that empathetic when he needs to be. Instead of
thinking of what that persons wants, Duck would always buy them
something that he would like.
It's quite a curse.
One year he got his sister six pack of men's underwear. Her face after opening it still haunts his dreams.
But this time round Duck was focused. He was going to give his friends something that they want. He was determined.
doing some serious study on the internet, Duck discovered that 'Chione'
in Greek means snow. So he arrived at a store and bought a very large
and fancy snow globe that had the nativity scene inside.
Wikipedia, the word 'dynasty' is either some old TV show or a family of
royals. After pondering for a minute or two, Duck decided that the DVD
of the show and Lorde's new album that should contain the song 'Royals'
were both a fitting gift for Dynasty so he bought them.
Requiem. According to Google, requiem is either a song by Mozart, a
movie, a book, or a mass for a number of dead people. A massive box of
chocolates it is then!
Mistical and Sam are a nice couple so why not
matching gifts? While browsing through a two dollar store, Duck found a
pair of mugs. One said 'His', the other 'Hers'. Perfect. Now just to
stuff them with lollies.
Duck had no idea what Swik would want. Her
name doesn't come up in a dictionary or thesaurus and the mall was
nearly closing. Quickly, he hurried through another shop and bought the
first interesting thing he laid his eyes on:
A metre long rubber duck.
there is no reason anyone would need something like this, let along
want one, but Duck thought it would look good in the pond outside his
house. So that's why he bought it for Swik...
After Duck had finished wrapping all the presents he had bought, he had a
heart attack. He had completely forgotten about Valice!
All shops were closed at this time so Duck decided that he should make something instead of buying a gift.
got out his scrapbooking kit and started to write. This scrapbook was
going to be about the group's adventures with the Unnamed. Even though
he couldn't find many pictures of any battles, Duck had a few images of
the victory celebrations after and times when they were all relaxing and
having fun. He stuck those in and wrote about them and what the group
had done prior to the photo. Duck then put a couple a colourful
decorations over the pages and named the book: Memories with friends.
Christmas was Dynasty's time where he could enjoy himself. This year was
a lot more... action packed. Luckily the Unnamed, who they had been
fighting for around six months now, had agreed from the 20th December
2013 to 6th January 2014 to hold back so they could enjoy their
Christmas. But from the 7th the fight would be back on. Great.
was running through the shop 24th December 2013 6.00pm with £50.00
thinking what am I gonna get them!! He had a list and he hadn't done a
single one of them.
"Right." he said. " first on my list Valice!"
Dynasty did not know what the hell to do.
Then he seen it. It was perfect.
A make-your-own-cheese-burger maker.
It went straight in the trolley.
That was Valice done.
Something to do with Ducks.
He loved the store he was in. It was amazing.
door of the shop opened and Dynasty didn't really care. He did when he
seen who came through it. A squad of the Unnamed soldiers.
What were they doing here???
Just ignore them and get the presents Dynasty tod himself.
did find Duck's present. A chocolate milkshake maker that when it's in
your mouth it quacked! He'll love that, Dynasty told himself.
was going good. So far. Someone stepped beside him and he recognized
him a follower of the Unnamed. Dynasty moved away and he didn't follow
they don't sell swords in a shop do they?? What about some gloves. He
looked at the Unnamed followers. One of them had a sword. A machete!!
Mistical had been going on about one of them for ages. One problem. How
would he get it off the Unnamed Followers? He was going to regret what
he was going to do he told himself. There was no one on this ile. He
walked behind the Unnamed follower pulled him down and took the sword of
him despite his efforts. The follower fainted!
hadn't seen him for a while. He had been on another job. But he was
coming to the christmas party anyways. He had always went on about
smarties the last time he had seen him. He said they gave him energy.
-the unnamed followers were on the same ile as him - so he got Requiem a
supply of smarties. He was nearly done. He ran of the ile.
Something to do with twitter.
loved Peter Andre. He had always said how he wanted him to follow him
on twitter. He would love that. and Dynasty was kinda friends with him
and had his number. He text Peter Andre:
Hey Peter! You know how
it's nearly xmas I've got this mate. He thinks your amazing could you
follow him on twitter? His name is @samheartmisticalLOL. Thanks.
Dynasty. And message him on twitter saying it's coz of me and it's his
2 minutes later.
Dynasty picked up a pick and mix bag for her. He liked Chione. She was canny.
Didn't know him that well. Just get him a BIG box of maltesers. Done.
went and paid for them and then left the store to see the unnamed
followers singing "so here it is merry christmas everybodys having fun!"
He laughed. He was all ready for christmas.
Valice got out of the bus. She had left Roarhaven with Chione in the morning and Fletcher had teleported them home.
It was the 23rd of December and her first day off since she had joined the fights against the Unnamed.
“It’s christmaaaas coming!” Chione grinned and left the bus too.
“And we still need a hell lot of presents”, Valice sighed.
Both of them took out a piece of paper.
meet again in two hours, okay? And then there’ll be nothing left on
here!” Chione waved with the paper, grinned, turned round and left.
Valice grinned too and looked on the paper.
She sighed again. “Well then, let’s go!”
Christmas market was exactly like it had been last year. ‘Hopefully the
stuff they sell here’s better this year’, she thought.
It really wasn’t. The same colorful candles and boxes, decorations, lots of food and hot spiced wine and people everywhere.
Seven. Seven presents.
She went from one stand to the other, looking at the funny and almost completely useless stuff you can find there.
She found the presents for Mistical and Sam first.
Mistical a gun made of chocolate but with so many details it actually
looked real and for Sam an iPhone (made of chocolate too) with not one
but three Twitter icons on it.
For Duck she bought a Tardis cookie
box, for Chione a flash drive and for Dynasty a Transformer made out of
gummy bears. Half an hour later she found something for Requiem, a Rubik
Cube, not with colors that have to match on it, but with weird pictures
on it like a skull, the entrance picture of TVD and a zombie-Barbie.
For Swik she bought a chocolate fondue that looked like a pair of wings.
she had bought all the presents she went to the library. There she took
out a key and opened a locker and took her laptop out.
walked to an ice café (the same one she had sat in when she’d got the
first message from the Unnamed), ordered a coffee and started the
She took out the flash drive and loaded lots of pictures on
it, together with a word-document with a nice text on it and an
When Chione walked in Valice was already done with gift-wrapping the presents.
“So, you’re done?” Chione asked.
“Yes”, Valice answered. “You?”
Chione grinned. “Sure”, she said and sat down.
“I think tomorrow will be weird”, Valice said. “With the 25th being more important than the 24th and stuff.”
Valice had been a kid the 24th had been her most favorite day in the
year. In the evening she’d always went to the nativity play with her mum
while her dad and her granddad “helped the Christ Child” decorating the
tree. When she’d come home she went upstairs until her dad would ring a
little bell and they’d all sing Christmas songs and gave each other
their presents. And then they’d eat fondue. Always Fondue. But this year
it’d be different.
So this is the X-Mas post, a little bit to late but better late than never! :D