Title: Hurry, Tonight
Author: untapdtreasure
Rating: K+
Summary: Red dress down to her knees, hair pulled back from her face, and that breathtaking smile only she could wear.
A/N: written for the 'Santa, Baby' prompt given to me by barsonaddict.

/ Santa baby, just slip a Sable under the tree for me;
Been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight /

The song had just started when he'd stepped into her apartment after being let in by Carisi. He'd promised an appearance, and he'd made certain to be jovial as he could muster, but the holidays had never quite been the happy times normal families had. Especially when he was a kid. Maybe he was jaded. Not that his Mami and his Abuelita hadn't tried. Just growing up in el barrio was tough. And it wasn't just around the holidays.

He felt a warm hand on his arm and turned. His breath caught in his throat at the sight of her. Red dress down to her knees, hair pulled back from her face, and that breathtaking smile only she could wear. "Lieutenant..."

"Counselor, so glad you could make it. Wouldn't have been the same without you." She leaned in, hoping to press a welcome kiss to his cheek, but his head turned at the last second.

Their lips met, both to shocked to pull away. It wasn't until the room erupted in a round of applause that he pulled away, griping her arm gently. "Well, guess the cats out of the bag."

"It had to happen at some point, right?" Her hand slid down to rest in his. "Everyone, if I could have your attention..."

He felt his chest swelling out with pride as he moved his hand from her and slipped it around her waist and tugged her against him.

/ Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing... A ring...
I don't mean on the phone; Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry, tonight! /