Disclaimer: Do not own Bleach and will not make a profit out of this fic. All characters © Kubo Tite, save a few OC's, product of fangirl brainstorming. The Sandbox Society universe was invented by Bosska, Gokuma, Marianek, and MarinLiliz

Just a little Sandbox doodle to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

"Hey, are you all set?" Hikaru asks.

A choir of replies echoes in the Christmas decorated room:

"YEAH!" Ren yells.

"Yes!" Hitsuji and Kaoru scream.

"Hmm-hum," Masaki hums.

"Well, I think Taiki is missing," Yuu says, looking around.

"How did you manage to lose a toddling baby?" Hikaru asks incredulous.

"Well he's a baby, neh? It's not like he's going to sing, anyway," Ren adds with a bored huff.

"Are you going to tell Ken-chan that you lost his baby?"

"Hmm... well..." Ren fidgets imagining Ken-chan's reaction.

"I've found Taiki," Susumu's muffled voice says from behind the bright-lighted tree.

"You're a life saviour, Susumu. Thank you!" Hikaru says as the fox boy blushes and smiles shyly. "Well then, are you ready now?" The choir replies again but less enthusiastically:

"Guess so."


"A-Ok!" says Hitsuji.

"What th'...?" Hikaru asks perplexed.

"It means, 'Yes'. Just get on with it, Hikaru!" Ren answers for the smaller boy.

"Oh well! Then on my count: One, Two, Three!"

There's a small ruckus in the back and a few of the smaller kids stagger unsteadily but all manage to stay upright.

"Ren! Stop pushing them!" Hikaru commands.

"I'm not Ren! I'm Yuu," one of the twins says.

"No, you are not!" an identical face replies.

"Tattletale!" Ren calls his brother, annoyed.

"Will you, children, behave?" Hikaru bellows with a very Kuchiki scowl on his face.

"ACK! Like you're not a kid yourself!" both Ren and Yuu cry, affronted.

"If there isn't anyone in charge we will never finish this before Christmas." It seems to make sense to everyone so Hikaru continues. "Okay now. Again on three: One, Two, Three!"

"WE WISH YOU A ... " Some start.

"JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS..." Hitsuji sings at the top of his lungs.

"UUUAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!" Taiki joins Hitsuji, if not on the song at least in intensity.

"Hey, Taiki, it's okay. Don't cry," Susumu begs softly to the baby in his arms, rocking slightly to distract him. Everyone else is under Hikaru's wrath.

"Why on All Soul's Names were you singing "JINGLE BELLS" for, Hitsuji?"

"'Cos it's much more fun!" Hitsuji stomps his foot to the ground, petulantly.

"But we agreed to the other one!" Hikaru cries nearing a breakdown.

"Okay, okay. Don't get your knickers in a twist." Ren snickers.

Hikaru turns red but everyone else just laughs.


"Hihihihi, Ren said knickers," Kaoru says from behind the hand covering his mouth; Yuu's hand.

"ARGH!" Hikaru explodes but then thinks it over clearly and states calmly, "Again on my count. One, Two, Three:"






In case you have forgotten: ^_^
- Hikaru and Kaoru's parents are Abarai Renji and Kuchiki Byakuya.
- The twins', Ren & Yuu, parents are Kyouraku Shunsui and Ukitake Jyuushiro.
- Susumu's parents are Komamura Sajin and Tousen Kaname.
- Masaki and Hitsuji'sparents are Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia.
-Taiki's parents are Zaraki Kenpachi and Yamada Hanatarou