A/N- A Christmas story just in time for the season :3. I don't own any of the Labyrinth characters.
On the First Day of X-mas…
"Wow, it looks great guys!" Sarah said as she walked back into the living room with yet another box filled with more Christmas decorations. Ludo, Hoggle, Didymus, a few fairies, and a group of goblins had just finished putting tinsel around the tree and were now hanging up a few ornaments.
A little goblin put up a light blue snowflake and stood back to admire it. "There! We're done!" she exclaimed as the other goblins cheered. "Hold on guys", Sarah said as she knelt beside them, "You can't just put up three ornaments. We have the whole tree to decorate! Here, I think you guys will like these." She opened the box to revel a whole assortment of ornaments.
"Ahh…" Hoggle said memorized as he picked up a red sleigh bell ornament and rang it. "Pretty." Sarah smiled as they group took out more bells, a few angles, and many more decorations. The goblins mostly decorated the bottom of the tree while Hoggle, Ludo, Didymus, and Sarah took the middle. The fairies got the top of the tree; two carrying an ornament at the same time. They worked while they sung along to the Christmas songs on the radio and in no time they had finished decorating the Christmas tree.
The group stood back to take a good look at their work. The top had a star that Ludo put up rather crookedly and very few ornaments, the middle was decorated more neatly, and the bottom was completely filled with ornaments. It wasn't exactly the most perfect tree but it was fun to put up. "Okay, now watch this." Sarah said as she went behind the tree and plugged it in. Everyone oohed and aahed at the colorful lights that really brought the holiday spirit to life.
Sarah put her hands on her hips. She couldn't have done it all without her friends. Suddenly a little goblin came rushing in with a shiny silver ornament. "Hold on!", he said as he came running up to them, "We forgot one! This was behind the cou…ouf!" he said as he tripped over some extra tinsel; falling right on top of the shiny ornament. He got up, looked down at the ornament that was now smashed to pieces, and started crying. Sarah knelt beside him and put a hand on his shoulder as he started to calm down. "It's okay. We don't have to hang up every single one…"
"But…but…I wanted to hang up a silver one…." he wept as some other goblins patted him on the back. Sarah felt heartbroken. Poor little guy, she thought, I wish there was another silver ornament…
She stopped but it was too late. She could already feel another presence standing behind her. The same presence that happened to invite himself into her apartment practically every week and the same presence who happened to be a certain…
"King!" the goblins and fairies cheered as they started to bow to Jareth. Ludo nodded and Didymus took off his hat and bowed while Hoggle rolled his eyes and reluctantly bowed. Sarah got up and turned to look at the Goblin King who was wearing a white poet's shirt, knee high boots, and grey tights that were so tight that would put a ballerina to shame. "Hello Jareth." Sarah said as she put her hands on her hips. "I see you left glitter all over the place again."
Jareth smiled and crossed his arms as he looked over Sarah. She had her hair in a pony tail and was bare foot and wore black yoga pants. She also wore one of those funny Christmas sweaters with cute penguins playing in the snow with Santa hats on. "Hello Sarah.", he looked around, "I see that you're getting ready for the holidays already. It wasn't you that was crying was it?"
"No, but this little guy was." she said as she looked down at the little goblin who was wiping a tear from his eye. Jareth looked down at him and saw that he sat next to what used to be a silver ornament. "You can't tell me that that is the reason why you're so upset." Jareth said as he nodded towards the shards. "I'm afraid so…" said Sarah.
"I wanted to hang it up but it…it…broke!" explained the little goblin as he started tearing up again. Another goblin put their arm around his shoulder. Jareth sighed. This was no way for anyone to spend the holiday season. "Okay, stop crying." he sighed again as he waved his hand. In an instant, the shards disappeared and Jareth waved his hand again. "Here, this one's much prettier anyway." he said as a sparkly crystal ornament formed in his hand and gave it to the little goblin who happily put it on the tree.
The group started to cheer again as they jumped about. Sarah and Jareth looked at the tree. Clearly Jareth's ornament stood out the most and even though it had only been there for a matter of seconds, it was already Sarah's favorite. "Not bad, Goblin King." Sarah said as she turned to him. "Hmm. I think it's the most beautiful ornament in your collection." Jareth smiled.
"Yeah, it's beautiful. I really like it. Thanks for the gift." Sarah smiled back. Jareth's smile suddenly faded. "Gift?"
"Yeah, the ornament…"
"Oh, no. I would not just get you a mere ornament…"
"No it's okay. I like it. I don't really need anything anyway."
"Precious, an ornament is not going to be my Christmas gift to you."
Sarah looked at him and saw the determination in his eyes. He was planning something, she could feel it. Whatever he was going to do was going to be something that was more elaborate than some ornament and a part of her wanted to find out what he was up to. After all, he only had twelve days left till Christmas. What could he possibly get her?
A/N- Hope you liked it! I think I might update it everyday since it's twelve days till Christmas Eve. Please review! :)