Disclaimer- I don’t own them at all, but I really wish that I did.
A/N- Hello to all of my readers! Because the Christmas season is over for another year, this will be the last chapter! BUT, the ideas are already attacking me for a sequel, which will be coming out at the start of the next season, maybe even earlier! -grins- Thank you to all those who continued to read this! This is dedicated to you.
Nick came up
decided that other things were more important,”
“Oh, yeah? Like what?” Nick asked as he moved his lips to her neck and began kissing the soft flesh.
She would have
come up with a coherent response if she could have, but his lips were doing
wonderful things to her neck that she couldn’t have stopped even if she wanted
to. When it became too much to take,
Nick ran his
tongue along her bottom lip, asking for entrance. She happily obliged and
opened her mouth to let his tongue begin a battle for dominance with hers.
During their make-out session, they had laid down on the floor, with Nick on
When she broke away from his neck, he nearly whined out loud. “Are you trying to kill me?
“Is it working?” she asked with an impish grin on her face. Her eyes looked down at him, and he saw mischief written in them. She pushed herself off of his warm chest and sat gently on his hips. When she rolled her hips forward, he let out a low groan.
“I’ll take that as a yes,” she told him huskily. She leaned down and gave him a quick peck on the lips. “Come on, we have to wrap these presents. We can finish this up later.”
Nick looked in her eyes and saw that she wasn’t kidding around. He fully intended to take her up on her word just as she had said. She moved off of his hips and crawled over to where the unwrapped presents laid, waiting to be given away the next day on Christmas.
“Can we just
use magic and get this over with?” Nick groaned.
“I told you
already, we’re going to do this by hand. It’s more meaningful that way,” she
replied. He responded with a huff and pulled a present to Vida from himself and
some wrapping paper towards himself. For several minutes, the only sounds that
could be heard were the sounds of wrapping paper being cut and tape being
applied. In no time at all,
Nick scoffed. “I don’t get how you can do that.”
“Just have a present wrapped in only a few minutes. That’s not right.”
“It comes with being a female,” she grinned.
He smiled back at her. “Will you help me so we can be finished?”
She nodded, seeing his blatant desire in his eyes. She helped him and gave him pointers, and in no time, they had finished wrapping the rest of the presents. They put the presents under the tree and stood back to admire their work.
beautiful, all of it. Thank you, Nick,”
beautiful. And you’re welcome. I was too happy to do it,” Nick responded. He
wrapped his arms around her, both of them just reveling in being with each
other. Nick remembered something, and began kissing
“We need to go to sleep sometime, Nick. It’s already almost midnight, and you know that both Vida and Chip are like little kids still on Christmas morning,” she told him breathlessly.
“I know, but there’s no reason why we can’t sleep here,” he gestured to the Christmas tree.
“Here? Under the tree? You’ve lost your mind haven’t you?” she looked at him incredulously.
“No, I haven’t. Christmas is your favorite holiday, so why not spend it under the tree? We can put down a mattress and some blankets. What do you think?”
“Nah, go on. I’ll be right here when you get back.” She gave him a quick kiss and scampered off to get ready, leaving him alone with his thoughts.
Several minutes later, she came back dressed for bed, wearing a pair of matching pajamas that were blue and red. Nick had brought out a mattress and plenty of blankets and sheets for them to use. All he wore was a pair of sweats. He had already put sheets and blankets on the mattress and was lying down, waiting for her.
“Hey. You tired?” she asked as she curled up next to him.
He shrugged. “A little, you?”
She tried to stifle a yawn, but it was useless. “Just a little. I can’t believe that Christmas is finally here.”
“Yeah.” He wrapped his arms around her, her head resting on his chest. “Let’s get some sleep, it’s late.”
“Merry Christmas, Maddy. I love you, too,” he told her as they both fell into a deep slumber.
“Hey, you two! Wake up! It’s Christmas Day!” Vida told them excitedly.
Madison sat up, both rubbing sleep out of their eyes. A quick glance at her
“Yeah, so? Chip would have woken you guys up earlier if I had let him. Besides, he’s already started waking everyone else up,” Vida shrugged.
Nick shook his
head, rising slowly to his feet. He held out a hand to
After a few
hours, breakfast had been consumed by everyone and presents had been swapped.
Nick and Madison had previously agreed that they would give their presents to
each other at a separate time, which was now.
“What on earth did you get me that’s this big?” Nick asked, looking the present over.
“Just open it and see,” she replied. He shrugged and began ripping at the paper. Within seconds, he had unwrapped his gift and opened the box. Inside the box lay a black leather jacket with a large red phoenix on the back of it.
“Where did you get this, Maddy? This must have cost you a fortune,” he told her as he held the jacket in his hands and examined it.
“That’s a secret, I can’t tell you. Can I open mine now?” she asked excitedly. He nodded his head yes and she eagerly ripped the wrapping off of hers. The present was rather small, so she assumed that it was jewelry. She opened the box and gasped. Nestled against white tissue lay a necklace that had two pendants on it, a blue, mermaid shaped one and a red phoenix. “It’s beautiful.”
“Not as much
as you are. Look on the back of the pendants.” She held the pendants close to
her eyes and inspected them. Sure enough, in tiny print words had been etched.
“I hope to share many more Christmases with you. I love you, Nick,”
wrong? Please don’t cry,
“I’m not sad,
I’m happy. The gift just made me cry. I love you, too,” she told him, giving
him a kiss on the lips. She leaned against his chest and watched their friends.
Vida and Chip were laughing together, Xander and Clare were sitting with each
other, Daggeron was looking at the sword that he’d
gotten, Jenji was playing with the catnip that he’d received, and Udonna and
Lianbow were standing under the mistletoe.
“Should we make them kiss?” he laughed.
“Why not? We had it done to us and we did it to everyone else. It’s only fair,” she replied with a bit of an evil grin on her face. “Udonna, Lianbow! Look where you’re standing!”
The pair looked up and saw that they were standing under the mistletoe. Everyone’s attention was focused on the couple.
“It’s tradition, you know. You gotta kiss,” Vida teased with a grin.
“Now, now, they don’t have to unless they want to,” Xander retorted with a smile. He wrapped his arms around Clare’s waist and smiled.
else could make another remark, Lianbow’s lips met Udonna’s for a sweet kiss.
Nick grinned with happiness. This had been the best Christmas that he had ever
had, and he hoped to have many more to come with