Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The tree was decorated with colorful lights and stings of popcorn and cranberry. Children were tucked in their beds waiting for Santa Claus to come.

Okay, I'm lying. None of that is true in this case, except it being the night before Christmas. But there is no tree, no lights or popcorn or cranberry. No children tucked in bed and no one waiting for Santa.

In a house there was a little boy sitting on the floor watching a little injured bird and an older boy watching him while panicking a little. He didn't know how to babysit. Did little boys always quietly watch birds?

Wait a minute…it just occurred to me! You don't know who either of these boys are or why one is babysitting the other. Allow me to explain. Earlier this day while Kiriha Aonuma was sitting home with nothing to do Nene, a friend of his that he may or may not like, came over and asked him to watch the little boy for him. The little boy was Selim Bradely. If Nene had actually given him a choice he probably would have said no but, she asked and before he could answer closed the door and vanished.

So now Kiriha was stuck with a little kid and had no idea what he was supposed to do. Was he supposed to let him sit there with his bird all night? Or should he offer the boy some food or a beverage? He was a slight genius but yet he couldn't figure out babysitting.

Just as Kiriha was going to give up completely and go to bed, someone entered the room from a cabinet. Quickly he looked over in astonishment, while Selim just sat there with the bird, to see Santa…Claus(?). But something was off about this Santa. Where was his beard, why was his left eye covered by his hair and why wasn't he fat?

"Who are you?" Kiriha asked.

"I'm Santa Clause of course!" the strange imposter stated cheerily.

"…Isn't Santa Claus is supposed to be fat."

"I lost a few pounds. Now where are the cookies?"

"I don't have any."

"Oh, well this house was a waste of time. Goodbye little boy!" the guy waved cheerily though wishing he had cookies and left the way he had come in. Through the small cabinet against the wall, that was far too small.

"Uh…goodbye?"


Author's Note: Just something I wrote a while ago as sorta a request from my friend...so I finally finished it and here it is! Hope you enjoy and it filled you with an odd sense of Christmas! Or you know something like that...