24th of December

santa

This was it. The Christmas Eve. Tree: check. Tyson and Daichi got it. After Tala had to go find them because they were lost. Unharmed yet shaken and shivering were they found by the wolf. Decorations around the house: check. Ming Ming and Hilary along other girls managed to forget their disagreements and they actually got the house decorated. Adults brought or made the food, delicious scents soon floating around the house. The boys? Helping girls of course. They all chose what to decorate so they wouldn't get ordered around. Poor Bryan almost fell down the staircase as Ian was chased by Kevin. The all three midgets were now good friends, one thing that Bryan still hadn't figured out, genius he is. He was saved by Garland, who had been passing the staircase and then the Bega captain had given the duo a lecture of their lives, even Lee had to bow in front of the angry blader.

Lights: check. The taller bladers plus Mystel and Ray –not so heavyweight- went then outside to put the last lights. Mystel was a tough to calm down as he was up in sugars. He had got hold of Max or Ian's candy stock. Crusher and Brooklyn had to untangle him from the lights only once.

More and less good singing could be heard as one group came to the house a bit late. The Majestics. The singing was done by Johnny and Enrique, whereas Oliver and Robert tried not to stick their fingers to their ears.

"On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…"

"A Brooklyn in a pear tree."

Brooklyn blinked and dropped Mystel he was holding. Poor little Egyptian fell on his head and started crying like a kid. Garland sighed and gathered the pint-sized, bawling blond to his arms.

"On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
Two Kais dreaming! "

"And a Brooklyn in a pear tree. "

Kai, who had heard it from the open window tried to suffocate Tala with the pillow. He had laughed! Johnny couldn't have known about…

"On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…"

"Three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming"

"And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

Ray shook his head. What ever those two managed to take without Robert noticing, let them keep it to themselves…

"On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…"

Johnny ran out of ideas now.

"Four Hiros swearing! "

Poor Tyson… He shouldn't have sang that.

"…three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming"

"And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

Now they were closer and their singing clearer. Enrique gave Tyson thumbs up.

"On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Five golden weight discs. "

"Four Hiros swearing, three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming"

"And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

"On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… "

"Six Tysons eating! "

Score Tyson 0 – Daichi 1…

"Five golden weight discs.
Four Hiros swearing, three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming"

"And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

Brooklyn was still blinking and Claude had to walk him back to the house. He was in shock and Garland kept trying to calm down crying Mystel.

"On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…"

Johnny knew what was coming.

"Seven Daichis burping!"

Tyson 1 – Daichi 1

"Six Tysons eating!""Five golden weight discs.
Four Hiros swearing, three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming!"

"And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

"On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…"

"Eight Kennys typing…"

When did Emily come outside? Kenny is as red as his hat now.

"Seven Daichis burping!"

"Six Tysons eating! "

"Five golden weight discs.
Four Hiros swearing, three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming."

"And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

"On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…"

"Nine Ming Mings singing."

The said girl squealed.

"Eight Kennys typing."

"Seven Daichis burping!"

"Six Tysons eating!"

"Five golden weight discs.
Four Hiros swearing, three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming
And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

"On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…"

"Ten Mystels leaping…"

Garland let out a relived sigh as Ray managed to get the Egyptian cease his bawling, but only to sob every now and then. His coat was soaked and the singing group headed inside. They could hear yelling from the room Kai and Tala occupied and slamming shut of the window so the whole world wouldn't hear whatever they were doing. Adults had left the teens all by themselves. Good or bad, be the judge.

"Nine Ming Mings singing, eight Kennys typing, seven Daichis burping, six Tysons eating,
Five golden weight discs.

Four Hiros swearing, three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming

And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

Now everyone was singing that, Daichi and Tyson almost at each others' throats. They still didn't know why Brooklyn was upset, though.

"On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Eleven Jazzmans dancing, ten Mystels leaping, nine Ming Mings singing, eight Kennys typing, seven Daichis burping, six Tysons eating,

Five golden weight discs.

Four Hiros swearing, three Drigers growling, two Kais dreaming

And a Brooklyn in a pear tree."

"On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Twelve Talas glaring."

"WHAT?!?!?!"

Well, it was kinda loud enough to be heard to the upstairs, Ian…

"Eleven Jazzmans dancing, ten Mystels leaping,
nine Ming Mings singing, eight Kennys typing,
seven Daichis burping, six Tysons eating,
Five golden weight discs.
Four Hiros swearing,
three Drigers growling,
two Kais dreaming
And a Brooklyn in a pear tree!"

The rest arrived soon after the song had ended, Team Psykick. Saint Shields, King and Queen and Zeo just blinked. It was a chaos inside. They put their stuff down, looking baffled. Zeo sweatdropped as Tyson practically flew across the open doorway of the living room. From left to right, like he had been levitating and someone just had kicked him and now –still in air- he just flew…

"No, I haven't known him since he was a kid…" Zeo muttered and jumped when Kane patted his shoulder. Mariam sniffed the air.

"I smell food…"

"Food?" Gary turned around. "Did somebody say: food?"

Mariah hung her head. Not yet…

"No. No food yet."

"We're getting hungry!"

"You, Daichi and Gary. Calm down, Tyson!" Hilary practically screamed that to Tyson's ear. Poor fella.

Girls had to give in as Ray claimed that the food was ready. Thank goodness no-one decided to kiss the cook. Otherwise Ray'd be just like Brooklyn. In shock. Tala and Kai wandered their way to the kitchen just in time as both dragons were about to dive to the food. Kai had grabbed Tyson's ponytail and Tala had Daichi by the waist. Kai, who had a bigger blader to control didn't budge as Tyson did his everything to get away. Tala, being thin and not –that- strong had to work for his dinner as King and Claude quickly took some food for duo too. When everyone had gotten a plateful or two (Gary), both Russians released the boys they were holding.

"And there goes the food, in three minutes or less…" Bryan said as he watched Tyson and Daichi both grab the biggest chicken wings. "Any bets how long?"

"Don't tempt me." Tala muttered as he took his own plate from Claude. Miguel was staring the dragoon wielders devouring their food, stunned.

"That can't be possible… Caramba…"

"That is everyday stuff for us by now. Just try to ignore him." Max patted Miguel's arm comfortingly.

-

Dinner was over of Tyson and Daichi's part in five minutes, Bryan loosing his bet to Kevin. Brooklyn hadn't sobered much as he didn't even notice what he was fed by Hiro. When the coach had appeared, no-one had a clue. They just suddenly noticed him there. Zeo and Tala hit off right away, mostly because Tala had had some parts of his body fixed by cyber ware.

Later half of them started playing truth or dare, Tala getting totally bashed by everyone. Suddenly he stalked off and left everyone baffled. Someone just didn't have the luck. Robert had to either go and streak around the house or answer Tyson's twisted question. Poor German really had to consider.

Zeo had brought his violin with him and he was playing it, while King was playing the guitar, Queen staring him dreamy-eyed. Soon the Russians got up to leave; Tyson woke up from his food-induced coma.

"Where ya goin'?"

"There's an orthodox church nearby. We'll be back in an hour."

-

After an hour indeed. Tyson was full of questions as was Daichi. One glare from the Blitzkrieg Boys plus Kai shut them very efficiently. But whoever invented Twister, now had a death warrant. Crusher wanted to play too. Queen politely suggested that Crusher "as a rookie" tries it alone. It was good though. They had four mats, easy for Crusher, but he was uncoordinated. Brooklyn finally snapped out of his daze and managed to get away from falling build- ahem, Crusher. Luckily he felt that it quite wasn't his game, so he left the space for others. He never commented the big sigh of relief.

"Garland, Mariah, Ozuma, Lee, Ray aaaand… Tala. Give it a shot." Who made Tyson the head of the game?

"Why I am the only girl?" Mariah protested.

"Oh, alright. King, do you mind?"

Tala was glaring Tyson. Reasons? All possible ones there were. Why? Just because.

Right hand on red. Left foot on blue. Left hand on green. Right foot on yellow. Tala and King could agree on one thing. Tyson should watch his back. He put them to play Twister with the most flexible ones. Well, they both were pretty flexible, but after 5 minutes of the game, Tala was currently "bridged" and his arms and legs shook. Ozuma was struggling to stay upright. He was almost underneath Garland. Suddenly a series of pops could be heard from Tala's back and everyone fell silent.

"Ow."

Garland blinked.

"I hope that is not my fault."

"It is", Tala said before his arms and legs gave out and fell on Lee and Ray. The two Chinese didn't move because Tala weighs nothing compared to… Anyway. The rest finished it, After an hour only Garland and Ozuma were left. When Chief had timed 1 hour 15 minutes, Ozuma was done. Garland was barely affected.

-

It was closing 10 pm, Ian, Daichi and Kevin had fallen asleep and Mathilda was dozing off in Miguel's lap. Max turned off most of the lights, only the Christmas lights were on. What a magical feeling it was. And also strangely tiring. All of them were yawning. one by one, they fell asleep. Finally only Tala and Bryan managed to stay awake. Tala was rubbing his eyes and tried not to jostle Ian who was sleeping, using the wolf's thighs as a pillow. Bryan was nodding off, every time his head drooped he jerked awake.

"I don't wanna fall asleep."

"What? Waiting for Santa?"

"Shut your trap, Bryan. My neck is killing me already. Let's wake the others and head to beds."

"Agreed, o' captain."

"Merry Christmas to you too."

Warm beds and sweet dreams to everybody, a little blue-eyed husky and green-eyed kitten sneaked out of Bryan's room. They purred and whined and wrapped their tiny bodies around the red-clad shins. Big and chubby hand reached down to stroke their furs. Soon the tiny animals were in their very own, brand new baskets and taken to the rooms of their new owners.

Bright smile lit the round face and made the red cheeks glow. A wink and the figure in red and white was gone again.

Happy holidays.


Oops... It kinda just... You know. Got out of hands. I started it about... Almost 12 hours ago! Happy holidays!!!!! I'll be back with the 13 or fourteenth part of TaR soon. Today, next stuff might be for new year! No, I'm not prolific when in sugars... I'm just so lonely!