A Dazzling Christmas (Fluff)

Dec 24th, 2015
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  1. > Be Anon, marooned on an ice floe
  2. > It's been days since you last had human contact, and
  3. > "Let's help him up, Sonata."
  4. > Two sets of slender arms lift you up and you wobble on your ice skates
  5. "Ah, thanks girls."
  6. > Adagio smirks
  7. > "You know, you should have said you didn't know how to skate."
  8. > You try to move forward, but your foot slips and you grimace as they catch you again
  9. "Yeah, well I saw how excited you three were, and I didn't want to hold you all back."
  10. > Sonata leans over and gives you a peck on the cheek
  11. > "Aw, you're a sweet guy. For realsies."
  12. > Adagio hums in evil contemplation
  13. > "You know, Aria needs to be sweeter, she didn't even come over to pick you up."
  14. > You have a bad feeling about this
  15. > Sonata grins
  16. > "Maybe his sweetness will rub off on her?"
  17. > "What a wonderful idea!"
  18. > With that they start skating, dragging you behind them as you struggle to stay upright
  19. "Uh, girls, this is a bad idea..."
  20. > They ignore you and go faster
  21. > You whimper
  22. > Then they let go, and you focus on just keeping your skates straight
  23. > You collide with a soft bundle of swearing and growling
  24. > The two of you slide until you gently hit the wall
  25. > Aria glares up at you
  26. > "When you're done humping my shattered body, could you get off?"
  27. > You roll off and to the side
  28. "Sorry! It's the other two, they did this. Um. Are you alright?"
  29. > She slowly gets up, using the wall for support
  30. > You sort of follow her example, just with more slipping and scrambling
  31. > "Yeah, I'm fine, just a little thirsty."
  32. "Oh, that's good. We can-"
  33. > "Thirsty for revenge."
  34. > You sigh
  35. "Of course."
  36. > Aria grabs your hand and drags you off onto the ice
  37. > You begin to suspect that she was an Olympic speed skater in a previous life
  38. > Even though she is towing you behind her, she's gaining on the other two as they flee
  39. > With a wordless cry of triumph, she hurls you onward, and tackles Adagio
  40. > You manage an inarticulate yelp before you bowl her over
  41. > You roll off of her with a groan
  42. "Aria sends her regards."
  43. > Sonata giggles as she helps you up
  44. > "She can be so nice sometimes!"
  45. > As the four of you slowly get to your feet, an official comes skating over
  46. > "Look, it's the holiday season, so I'm only going to give you a warning. No horseplay on the ice, got it?"
  47. > Adagio nods seriously
  48. > "We understand, it was just a bit of youthful high spirits. We'll be good from now on."
  49. > The official seems barely satisfied by that answer, and skates off with a frown
  50. > The girls break down laughing once he's out of sight
  51. > You just sigh and wobble
  53. > You pull into the parking space for your apartment, the sirens all in the back
  54. > (They tend to fight too much over shotgun if you let them)
  55. > You slowly get out of the car, aching somewhat from the exertion and collisions from earlier
  56. > Sonata holds your hand sweetly as the other two disappear into the apartment
  57. > "Thanks for coming with us, it was a lot of fun!"
  58. > You give her hand a squeeze
  59. "No problem, I enjoyed it too...eventually."
  60. > She giggles
  62. > The four of you sit on the couch, under a blanket, and sip from mugs of hot chocolate
  63. > Sonata leans against you on your left, and Aria from your right
  64. > Purple grump smiles grimly at the claymation movie
  65. > "That's right, no one wants to see your damn mutant nose. Father of the year, right there."
  66. > You meet Adagio's gaze on the other side of the grump, and perform a synchronised eye-roll
  67. > You get rather drowsy, with a belly full of hot chocolate and two warm girls leaning against you
  68. > Adagio smiles tolerantly and collects the empty mugs and carries them off to the kitchen
  69. > Sonata pulls a lever on the side, the couch reclines, and your feet are lifted up on a foot rest
  70. > Well, you know where you are sleeping tonight
  71. > Apparently the girls do too, because they snuggle up to your arms
  72. > Adagio comes back, and makes a face at the new development
  73. > She lifts up the edge of the blanket by your feet and crawls under and up to your chest
  74. > She lays her head on your chest, and wriggles a bit before getting comfortable
  75. "Comfy?"
  76. > You get two little contented sighs, and a grunt
  77. "Goodnight, girls."
  78. > "Goodnight!"
  79. > " 'Night."
  80. > And another grunt
  81. > You smile fondly as you sink into sleep
  83. > It's dark when you wake up
  84. > Something feels off
  85. > Siren roll call:
  86. > Adagio: On your chest
  87. > Aria: Right arm
  88. > Sonata: Gone
  89. > Tom Servo
  90. > Crooooooowwwww
  91. > Then you hear what woke you up in the first place
  92. > "Christmas Christmas Christmas Christmas Christmas Christmas"
  93. > Maybe if you stay very still...
  94. > Sonata's face looms out of the dark
  95. > "You're awake!"
  96. "Agh!"
  97. > Your startled yelp awakens the other two
  98. > Adagio gives you a sleepy glare before resolutely resting her head back on your chest
  99. > Aria rolls over and curses
  100. > "It's two in the fucking morning. Go back to sleep, Sonata."
  101. > "But it's Christmas!"
  102. "Then take your stocking to your room, and have fun over there."
  103. > "But I want to cuddle~" Bluey whines
  104. "And we want to sleep. You can't always get what you want."
  105. > Sonata pouts, then brightens up
  106. > She grabs her stocking and then slips back under the blanket, scooting her backside up against you
  107. > Adagio gives you another sleepy glare
  108. > "Having fun down there?"
  109. "Sorry, hand full of butt right now."
  110. > "Yeah yeah, just let me sleep alright?"
  111. "Understood."
  112. > Your consciousness fades to the sound of candy being unwrapped
  114. > You wake up again, this time with pale winter sunlight shining through the window
  115. > Sonata sits at the base of the tree, obsessively stacking and restacking the presents
  116. > From the smell in the air, Adagio is making something like pancakes, or maybe french toast
  117. > That leaves Aria, still asleep
  118. > At some point, she stretched an arm across you, and her face is pressed against your pectoral
  119. > You shift a little, charmed by her sweet embrace
  120. > At that slight movement, she nuzzles her face against your chest
  121. > Goddamn, she's cute when she sleeps
  122. > She must have sensed that thought, because her eyes blink open
  123. > Aria turns a confused, sleepy gaze at you
  124. "Morning."
  125. > "Mm."
  126. > She blinks a few more times and looks around
  127. > Purple slump frowns and exhales through her nose
  128. > She tries to get up, but then she just falls back in your chest
  129. > "Sonata's the worst."
  130. > You give her a light back scratch with one hand
  131. "Whatever you say."
  132. > She hums in pleasure at your ministrations, it almost sounds like a cat purring
  133. > After a few more minutes of just lying there, she stretches against you, also not unlike a cat
  134. > As Aria gets up, she takes the blanket with her for a robe
  135. "Hey!"
  136. > She glances at you
  137. > "Oh, right."
  138. > She pats your head
  139. > "Good pillow."
  140. > You feel oddly flattered
  141. > Then she wanders off towards the kitchen
  142. > You rub your arms in the slightly chilly morning, then walk over to Sonata
  143. "Merry Christmas, Bluey."
  144. > She jumps up and gives you a big hug
  145. > "Merry Christmas Anon!"
  146. > You hug her back, savoring the warmth
  147. > Then she breaks free and drags you to the kitchen
  148. > Adagio looks up as you enter
  149. > Dat apron
  150. > "Merry Christmas, Anon. Have you ever had crepes before?"
  151. "M'christmas, and I don't think so. Is that what those are?"
  152. > There is a large pile of what looks like a cross between a tortilla and a pancake
  153. > You grab a plate as she explains it to you
  154. > "There's a bit more egg than in your normal pancake, and the batter's thinner. What you do is spread some sour cream, powdered sugar, and some fruit, and roll it up."
  155. > You follow Sonata's example as she assembles the dish
  156. "Sorta like a dessert burrito?"
  157. > "I suppose."
  158. "Sounds good. Thank you, Adagio."
  159. > She flips a crepe and smiles at you
  160. "You're welcome. Oh, and don't wait for me, I'm just going to cook a few more, then I'll join you three."
  161. > You cut into the roll, spearing a it with your fork
  162. > A bit of strawberry syrup drips onto your plate, carrying a bit of sugar and sour cream with it
  163. > You quickly slide the morsel into your mouth and chew
  164. > It's surprisingly good, a nice balance of sour, sweet, and tart
  165. > You swallow
  166. "Hey, this is pretty good! You have my compliments, chef Dazzling."
  167. > Adagio performs a bow, a wry smile on her face
  168. > "You're too kind."
  169. > You're on your second crepe when she joins you
  170. > After five, you're too stuffed to even consider the candy in your stocking
  171. > Sonata is bouncing in her chair, looking at each of you with bright eyes
  172. > "Is it present time yet?"
  173. > Aria cricks her neck
  174. > "Might as well be."
  175. > Adagio hesitates a moment, her eyes on the dirty dishes on the table
  176. "It is Christmas. We can do chores later."
  177. > Adagio stands up decisively
  178. > "Very well, let's open our presents."
  179. > Despite her show of reluctance, you notice she isn't any slower than the other two about leaving the kitchen
  180. > As you enter the living room, Sonata flags you down to your pile of presents
  181. > You say pile, but it's only three, money is a little tight in the Dazzling-Mous household
  182. > Adagio clears her throat
  183. > "We'll each open one, alright?"
  184. > General nodding
  185. > At some subtle cue, the four of you tear into the wrapping paper
  186. > Your first present is...
  187. > You open the small box to find a pad of ten hand-written coupons
  188. > "Good for 1 free hug from Sonata Dusk. This coupon is non-trans-fer-able, for realsies."
  189. > You are pretty sure you can get Sonata hugs whenever anyhow, but this is pretty cute, so you don't mind
  190. > You look around to see everyone else's gifts
  191. > Sonata is happily putting on some snowflake patterned knee-high blue socks
  192. > Aria is looking unimpressed with a stack of temporary tattoos, but you see a hint of a smile on her lips
  193. > Adagio is sniffing at a largish bottle of shampoo
  194. > She gives you a questioning glance
  195. "Yes?"
  196. > "This was pretty expensive, wasn't it?"
  197. > It was
  198. "Don't worry about it. Do you like it?"
  199. > She trails her fingers across the label, considering
  200. > "Yes, I do. Thank you, Anon."
  201. > The other two turn curious gazes at her, and she stares right back
  202. > "Now for the second gift, girls and boy."
  203. > Whatever interest they had is gone as they focus on their next acquisition
  204. > Your box is heavy, and rattles a little
  205. > You open to find...
  206. > You immediately scowl at Aria, who glances at her pad of coupons
  207. "Handcuffs, really?"
  208. > She gives you a predatory grin
  209. > "I thought I might teach you some restraint."
  210. > You hold your ground, if just barely
  211. > She can be so intimidating when she's sexy, and vice versa
  212. "I suppose I can practice using them on you."
  213. > Her grin widens
  214. > "Just try it."
  215. > You hear a thump off to the side
  216. > Sonata is happily clamped onto a struggling Adagio, a stuffed penguin sandwiched between them
  217. "Lucky penguin."
  218. > Adagio scowls at you
  219. > "I could use some help here!"
  220. > You tear off one of your coupons
  221. "Sonata, I'm using a hug coupon right now."
  222. > She gives Adagio a final squeeze, then latches onto you, holding you tight
  223. > You hug her back as best you can
  224. "Adagio give you something nice?"
  225. > Bluey looks up at you with shining eyes
  226. > "It's the best! Look at penny!"
  227. > She shoves the nearly spherical penguin doll in your face
  228. "Oh, that is very nice."
  229. > "Mmhmm!"
  230. > Adagio recovers her breath, setting aside what you suspect to be yet another set of handmade coupons
  231. > After another quick hug, Sonata scampers back to her last present
  232. > After a round of nods, the wrapping paper flies
  233. > ...
  234. > It's a collar
  235. > A dog collar
  236. > With a leash
  237. > You look up to see Adagio trying on a black choker with a silver brooch
  238. > You hold up the dog collar
  239. "Did I miss the memo about a merry dominatrix Christmas?"
  240. > Adagio adjusts her new necklace and gives you a sweet smile
  241. > "Don't worry, we love your gifts too. I suppose Aria and I just happened to think of you along the same lines."
  242. > You sigh theatrically
  243. "I may be needing Sonata's hug coupons more than I thought, this year."
  244. > You hear a pop
  245. > Sonata gazes in wonder as the little hemisphere of rubber jumps high into the air
  246. > "This is amazing! Thanks Anon!"
  247. > Adagio gives you a sidelong glance
  248. > "A cat toy? Really?"
  249. > You shrug
  250. "She seems to like it."
  251. > You are suddenly forced onto your back, and your vision is filled with the face of a horse
  252. > "Do you think this is funny?"
  253. > The horse growls with Aria's voice
  254. > ...
  255. "Pfffft ha ha ha! Yes!"
  256. > She whips off the horse head and glares at you
  257. > You don't care, you're still laughing
  258. > Sonata sidles up to Aria
  259. > "Can I see it?"
  260. > Aria hesitantly hands it over
  261. > Bluey dons the mask slowly, and you are reminded of a certain lord Vader
  262. > She turns this way and that, the muzzle collapsing and wobbling under the torque
  263. > "Wow, I can't see a thing in here..."
  264. > Aria just stares, her lips trembling
  265. > Sonata starts crawling, heading directly for Adagio
  266. > Princess Poof tries to back away, but she hits the couch
  267. > Blueberry's horse lips hit Adagio's face head on, collapsing under the pressure
  268. > "Mwah!"
  269. > Aria fails to conceal her smile at Agent Orange's disgusted expression
  270. "See? It is funny."
  271. > Purple grump's smile turns into a scowl, and she punches you, admittedly somewhat lightly
  272. > "Whatever."
  274. > For the rest of the morning, Aria tries for a full sleeve of tattoos, Sonata alternates between cuddling her new friend and playing with the cat toy, and Adagio takes a long bath
  275. > You content yourself with cleaning up the dishes and throwing away the wrapping paper
  276. > It's not the most extravagant life you lead, but it is dazzling in its own way
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