I have been such a bad author >.< I've lost the drive to play Unleashed right now I think I'm afraid of dying again XD. I don't feel like describing the characters in too much detail-if they have an outfit change, that will be described however.
Lights, shining in every possible color of the rainbow, hung like the dew on a tree, just hanging, as if frozen by time...An endless fountain of beauty empowered by the magic in the air. Some wrapped around the corners of the room, while others climbed up the giant pine tree that sat so prestigiously on a silver pedestal that seemed too small to bear the weight. The lights spiraled up the tree, mingling with the dark green coloration of the thick needles, ending at the top where a glorious golden star sat. Small spheres of varying colors augmented the decorations, hanging in various positions. Wrapped packages, with tidy little bows or ribbons, sat beneath the large plant, enticing others to come and celebrate.
Morning had just come to this humble little abode, the sunlight glinting off the snow similar to the moon off a lake. Inside that little home, a large green dragon with silver wings walked busily about, sporting the common Santa hat on its head. The salamence stiffened, raising its eyes to peer at the archway where a mistletoe hung.
"Well Grassy, you are up early. I always thought you liked to sleep in." The salamence, Grassy_Aggron or just Grassy for short, laughed. A pleasant, sweet laugh, not becoming of the large form she had chosen to represent herself with.
"True, Nazo. It's just...It's Christmas, and I couldn't sleep! Plus, I had to stay awake and make sure Grape or Amy didn't get into the presents." The sky blue hedgehog blinked in mild amusement, shaking his head.
"You know, I could have watched the presents for you. Christmas was always my favorite holiday." Grassy blinked in surprise-seemed her characters always developed unexpected habits. It saddened to know that this character was dead...But at least he could enjoy Christmas!
...Or as much as one can with an annoying fanboy lurking around, for at that moment the large hulking shape of Aggranium came tumbling down the stairs-literally. A resounding thud echoed around the house, rousing the last of the inhabitants from their sleep.
"Nazo!" The hedgehog sidestepped just as Aggranium tried to hug him-causing the latter to slip and fall. "Owie..." This mutter from the mutant pokemon caused Nazo to snicker, before he turned to pay attention to the small group that had assembled. Amy had on a white and gold dress, and she made no haste dragging Sonic-who had festive shoes and gloves on-to the tree. Tails followed suit, with two bells tied to both of his tails, equally four bells that jingled and jangled with every step. Grape and Cream, along with Cheese, also went along-Cream and Cheese sporting reindeer pajamas whilst Grape had fake antlers on.
Cami and Shadow made their way to a couch to sit and talk, the Huwing having wrapped red ribbon around her silver wings. Shadow was obviously embarrassed-a giant red bow was tied around his neck. Now that he looked, Aggranium had a giant candycane in his claws. Nazo himself felt out of place, being the only one not wearing any festive clothing.
"Okay everyone! Open up your presents!" Grassy's voice rang out over the small commotion, although many had already begun to tear the delicate wrapping paper. "I hope you guys like what I got each of you!"
Dead silence suddenly gripped the crowd. Sonic jumped backwards, doing a classic dive away from his present while covering his ears.
"What? You don't like my presents?" Hurt rang through Grassy's voice, making Sonic speak up from his cowering position.
"No offense...But you...Uh...Well, you've been torturing us. What did you expect?" The salamence snorted.
"Tis' Christmas, sillies! A time for giving, happiness, and cookies! When magic runs through the air! I'm not insane enough to ruin that!" A smile graced her lips-which is quite scary considering she has a multitude of razor sharp teeth plastered in those jaws. "Besides, you guys have put up with my antics. I'm grateful-without you, I wouldn't have a story to go on...Cami would stay stuck in my head, and Nazo would be just a picture, a name, and an unfulfilled purpose. So, enjoy!"
Sonic returned to his present, albeit still wary. He carefully opened it to reveal a brand new pair of goggles, with the sloppy writing "To keep snow, rain, or whatever else you run through out of your eyes!". Definitely Grassy's handwriting. Seeing that the most likely "explodee" was safe, all the others dug into their presents.
Grape yipped excitedly upon discovering he had recieved a book entitled "All About Medicinal Plants", while Cream and Cheese jumped around with their new jump rope. Amy hugged Grassy breathless due to her gift being an exquisite lavender dress, Tails recieving a brand new tool kit. Shadow recieved a better pistol, with Grassy sternly warning him to "take it outside if you want to play with it". Cami recieved a pair of rollerblades, with Grassy hoping it will help improve her land speed and coordination.
Aggranium couldn't get enough of himself-he had recieved a mirror, and found himself so beautiful he couldn't stop looking at himself. Knuckles got weights, while Nazo got coal. Now, most would be upset by coal...But not the rock scientist! Sonic found himself snickering at the hedgehog, who by then was closely examining the organic rock.
"Behold, the only person in the world to actually ENJOY getting coal!" He suddenly found himself being gripped by Amy.
"You know what they say! If two people get under the mistletoe, they have to kiss!" This did not go over well...The blue hedgehog beelined away from her, hiding behind Grassy herself to escape his crazed girlfriend. The conversation had not gone unnoticed...A mischevious twinkle had entered Aggranium's amber eyes. And Nazo sensed it.
As soon as the pokemon approached, the hedgehog moved away. This ballet of synchronous movement soon came to an end when the hedgehog cornered himself, Aggranium appearing beside him, holding the mistletoe above them. Understand this-Aggranium is by no means interested in guys. He is merely an overly affectionate character who's brain seemed to had been damaged during experiments. Being not too bright, he does not understand how awkward his actions are...Or does he?
"Smoochy smoochy!" Aggranium mused, while Nazo looked absolutely panic stricken.
The loud chatter in the room suddenly came to a halt when a loud bang, along with a fresh inflow of painfully cold air swept through the room. Everyone blinked, gazing at a decent sized hole in the side of the wall, Nazo standing beside it with his arms out as if he had just thrown something. A few feet outside, Aggranium lay dazed in the snow, muttering something about his broken candycane and about birds not swimming...
"...My house!" Grassy cry snapped everyone out of their daze as they noticed the salamence glaring angrily at the hedgehog, who coughed and had an awkward expression cemented on his face.
"Uh...Aggranium was...Well...See...Oh! I think I left the turkey in the oven!" With that, Nazo made a hasty retreat to the left of the room.
"Hey genius! The kitchen is the OTHER way!" Cami's shout caused Nazo to turn around and dash in the direction, disappearing around the bend in the wall. This left Cami to bust out laughing.
"Turkey in the oven?!? It's Christmas, not Thanksgiving!" Adding on the fact he ran the wrong way, everyone else joined in on the laughter, aside from Grassy...Who was muttering about how she was going to "stuff that turkey down Nazo's throat!".
All in all, it was a very interesting Christmas for the gang...And despite the expensive hospital bills required for Aggranium and Nazo, the latter due to Grassy getting her wish, along with the bail required to get Grassy out of jail for animal abuse...It was a good time. Everyone pitched in to fix the hole in the wall (aside from Nazo who was traumatized from his ordeal), so even Grassy got a Christmas present.
Perhaps next time you'll see the gang out Christmas caroling, or perhaps even enjoy a Christmas with the Sonic Shift group. Who knows what will happen next time...But from all of us from Dark Storm, New Moon, and the upcoming Doomsday and Sonic Shift series, we wish you a Merry (slightly belated) Christmas!