As tiny snowflakes dance across the evening sky, you work tirelessly with your loyal butler, preparing for the annual christmas ball. It is always a wonderful event and this year promises a greater turnout than ever before. Because of that, more tables, food, decorations, gifts, and everything else was needed as well as a way to make the ballroom still look stylish despite the extra additions. However, the both of you manage to finish it with time to spare.
As your butler goes to check on the desserts being prepped, you decide to test the music, turning it on just as a slow dance begins. Closing your eyes, you step into the center of the room, pretending to dance with an invisible partner as you get lost in the music. After a few moments, you realize the hand you pretend to feel in your own seems more tangible, and you can hear footsteps in sync with your own. Opening your eyes, you discover you are dancing with a silvery being, one who could have been a prince of the very stars in the sky.
At first you are surprised, but his gentle grey eyes and warm smile wash away any apprehension you might have had. He sweeps you across the floor, every turn, step, spin, and dip in perfect harmony with the music. You lets your eyes close once more, the sensation of flying filling your senses as the dance progresses.
As quickly as it begins, the song ends. You do not open your eyes right away, and feel him press a kiss to your forehead as well as set something in your hand. Opening your eyes, you look down. Sitting in you palm is a tiny gift which produces a soft glow.
You look up to ask him about it, but all you find is stardust.
~The Starlight Prince
Thank you so much for being my first anon of the season, Starlight Prince :3 And especially thank you for re-gifting me!
From the window; I fell with great speed,
To the ground; I collided with a solid meet.
My bones, my body, my entire being laid broken,
My life fleeting,
My sight leaving.
My hearing stung with her cries from yonder window,
Her screams of dismay,
Her unreachable grasp trying for me,
Her heart breaking in my ears.
I could not look, I could not see,
The only thing I could do was feel Death above me.
It granted me no second chance, no available goodbye,
It could only wrap it's cloak around me and drain my supposed everlasting life force dry.
My Bride remained unmarried, as do I,
All I can do is sit here as my lingering phantom in the Chapel where we met,
If you see my Eglantine, tell her I wait,
Tell her I wait in the Chapel called ''Haven's Gate''.
The Bride of Christmas Past
D : That's so sad! Of course I'll keep an eye out for Eglantine and tell her what you need me to!
In the center of a snow-covered clearing, you come across a Christmas tree. It is small, but beautifully decorated with gold and silver pinecones, strings of cranberries and popcorn, and poinsettias of every color.
The ground surrounding the tree is covered in cloth with a red and green plaid pattern, but the cloth can barely be seen under a mountain of presents, each wrapped carefully and tied with a bow.
As you approach the tree, you see a small wooden sign standing in front of the tree. There is a message carefully penned on the sign:
Please take a gift. We don't have much, but we hope you find something you'll love!
Hey, wait a minute. You're a kitty! You should be here giving out gifts with us, not getting one!
Well...we'll let it slide this time, since it's Christmas.
-The Woodland Creatures&
You approach the tree, and take one of the gifts...
Maybe next time I'll join you guys! emotion_kirakira I've always wondered what it would be like to be a wild kitty, instead of a domestic one!
OoOh hooooly craaap-
my keys are in the caAar!
Tonight 's the night-
that I'll freeze out in the snow.
- Professor Evil Girlfriend
WHAT?!?! cat_eek Nooooooooo! Dont freeze! And thank you for the gift :3
Oh dear and oh my.
Thanks for your kindness, especially around this season,
but I just wouldn't feel right accepting things right now.
Perhaps you can show your kindness, to
others who may need it now.
Keep the Spirit of Giving and cheer,
Awww, OK... But, if you need help, you can always ask :3 I wouldnt mind giving it to you!
My butler is way better than that stupid gender confused shinigami.
But you can't have him any way.
He's baking me cookies.
Take this new toy from the Funtom company instead.
Oh, thank you, Ciel! >U< ... But, Im afraid Im still going to have to steal away your butler someday emotion_dowant
Well if it isn't already that time of year
And I choose to sleep in today, oh dear...
Yet so much to do so to bring some joy
Can I possibly gift every girl and boy?
Awww, thank you for the gift! (I like things like this >///////>wink And good luck with your quest on gifting!
7TH PAIN OF CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
Scowling furiously as his wife and son dragged him to the mall, his eyes landed on the booth near the doorway. Oh! Donations! He wouldn't stand for it this year. Parking the car, he hopped out, his son tugging on his arm while begging obnoxiously for some stupid toy he wanted. His wife was whimpering something on her cell phone, more than likely to one of those girls who came to her book club meetings. As they neared the doors to the mall, he could hear the bells ringing from the donation tables stationed right in front. The Santa outside smiled at him, nodding his head towards the bucket. &OH I DON'T THINK SO!& he seethed, as his son began to cry about his father's lack of attention. The holidays...hnngh. As you pass into the mall, he scowls. &Chaaaarrriiitttiiiessss...& he growled, his son crying at his side while his wife continued complaining. &Merry stinkin' Christmas!&
Thank you! >.> And I know that feeling... Getting all stressed out because of the holidays... Hopefully it gets better?
Thank you! crying You're really captured the mischievousness that I was trying to create in my avatar well!
It isn't the flowing ribbons,
draped and curled with extra care,
or the fine and fancy bows
tied with ornamental flair.
It isn't the label on the box,
the sum of money spent,
or anything that shows the length
to which you obviously went.
The beauty of a Christmas gift
cannot be seen at all.
For the loveliness of giving
is a feeling, grand and tall.
It's the genuine offer of love,
the yearning to make a connection,
a show of honest gratitude,
a display of sincere affection.
-The Lonely BronyElf
That is a very true poem indeed... Thank you for the gift, and please dont be lonely any more! >.>
I'm The real Santa Claws. Be good or I will give you something to really cry about: A deep scratch to the face.
From Santa Claws.
XD I LOVE THIS!!! Oh, dont worry, I will be good! :3 Thank you, Santa (More like CUTIE!) Claws!
Hello, Fellow! Share your dime, It's Christmas time! Give gifts to another member Please, please do remember! I'm here for all of you Prove that you are here too!
OK, will do! : D Tough I already have been giving gifts, and giving some of my gold >.> I'll make sure to give some more! Thank you!
How could you let that creature with you free from his cage? That creature will run amok! Take this! The Mysterious Gifting Ninja feels that this helpful leash will keep that Animal in line.
But I didnt let him out... Someone handed me a box, and out he popped! He's been following me ever since! surprised Thank you for the collar though! *Tries to put it on him.* ... OH NO!! HE'S GOT ME! HE'S PUTTING IT ON ME INSTEAD!! NOOOOOO!!! cryingcryingcrying
You went out walking on a chilly fall night. Winter was getting closer by the second. Suddenly, a crystallized liquid of water, or a snowflake, fell from the sky. Following it, thousands began joining in. It had now started to snow.
Taking a moment, you looked up into night sky and watched as they fell. A breeze of winter-like air blew across you. A chill had ran down your spine as you shook. Looking back ahead of you, you noticed a girl carrying a large red bag and a penguin by her side. She had red hair and green eyes. The girl's outfit was a festive Christmas outfit that mostly consisted of a candy cane theme.
'Hmm...,' you overheard her. 'I think we took a wrong turn again, Sven.' The penguin tapped the girls boot in excitement. 'Huh? What's wrong, boy?'
She glanced over at you. With a bright smile on her face, she began digging through her red bag. Seconds of searching, the red haired girl turned up with a green box with a red wrapping bow on top. She rushed over towards you, excitement taking over her face. The mysterious female stopped in front of you and held the gift out.
'For you,' she said, trying to catch her breath. You accepted the gift from the girl. 'Merry Christmas!' With that said, she hurried back over to her loyal penguin, grabbing the bag along the way, and made their way to the next person.
A little confused, you looked down at the box you had just accepted from a total stranger. There was a tag attached to the bow. 'I hope you enjoy the rest of the year. Merry Christmas! ~Little Christmas Girl and Sven~'
Are you a wizard? @__@ ... Just kidding, you must be the spirit of Christmas in little girl form, right?! >.> And I love penguins (Their babies are so cute)
You sighed watching the collection of people gather, all wearing things they wouldn't normally wear everyday. Everyone was enjoying themselves as they talked among each other and drank hot cocoa. You Smiled seeing everyone getting excited about the contest. You began preparing things for the event when you heard it. A metal sounds hitting the ground, lightly and slowly. You Looked to see a Character in red armor, wearing a Santa hat over his helmet. You Smiled and him and asked if he would be in the contest. 'Me? Oh no! No!' He shook his head, flushing slightly. 'I'm only here to watch for a little bit. I'm only here to see what's going on.' The man in red looked around and a confused look appeared on his face. 'A costume contest? I heard of that happening more around Halloween.' You chuckled at his observation and looked on as well. 'It's a fun idea though. I don't think I'd do well in these though. I'm not the best with costumes.' The both of you laughed at his remark. 'Right. Here.' He handed you a neatly wrapped package. 'I hope you like them.' He said with a smile. Going over the box you saw his name on the tag. It read 'Quickman'. 'I'll be seeing you around. Good luck with this contest!' He then ran off, seeming to turn into a blur in doing so.
Wow, this is actually the first time an anon has specifically mentioned my contest! XD Yes, it does happen more around Halloween >.> But, I want to keep giving back to the community XD Thank you for the gift!
While you were walking along the sidewalk, you heard a warm, deep voice. Hello, have we met before...?
You saw very tall and slender man is standing face to face to you.
He is dressed in a black winter coat
, a blue scarf covered his neck, and black trousers with black boots on.
He has short black hair, and long bangs that covered his left eye.
You answered yes and with a nod.
I thought so, I remembered quite a few faces.
Have you been a good kitty this year?
He questioned and lowered his head to your eye level.
You hopped very energetically and shouted yes.
He laughed gently and smiled kindly to you. I know are have been good. Now hold still on...
He chuckled. I wanted to give you something.
You stopped hopping and looked at him with curious eyes. Here you go, a treat for you...
He placed a wrapped gift with a red bow on top on your paw.
He smiled at you one last time. Happy holidays, my dear kitty.
He patted your head and said goodbye. We may meet again...
He walked away, and disappeared.
~ Hatori Sohma
Ah! I remember you Hatori! How could I ever forget you?! : D Thank you so much for re-gifting me! :3 I really appreciate it!
I'm not the romanticist but I'll give it a go just for you.
I'm not the richest but I'll pretend I am so you don't worry.
I'm not a good singer but I'll always sing for you even if it does make the glass break.
And when the glass breaks I'll shield you, for it is only glass.
Christmas is my least favorite holiday because I have to leave you to find that perfect present.
I hope this will do, I apologize for not getting you anything I couldn't find the perfect gift for my girl.
~ Owen the sweet
Awww, thank you! >//////> I can definitely see where you get your name... And you really didnt have to worry about the gift! I enjoyed your words the most :3
You were walking alone in the empty, sordid hall. Classes were over for the holidays and yet
you spend your weekend here while others go out to the city and enjoy themselves. You
didn't expect to come across one of the best S Class students--Ichinose Tokiya out in these halls.
You could only expect him to be spending sometime with Hayato, if he even cared about his twin. &Hm?& He turned towards you and you instantly panic. You didn't exactly know how to act under
the presence of one of Saotome Acedemy's Prince of Song. &It's Christmas, isn't it?& He asks.
You nod sheepishly. He seems to be contemplating over something before he reaches out
to something within the paper bag he's holding (speaking of which, you only noticed this now). &You're in the same class as I am.& He says and you nod in return. So yeah, you are in
S Class but you were always too scared to talk to Ichinose-san. It catches you by surprise that
he's giving you a gift. &This is for you, & You you nod your head vigorously, a blush apparent on
your cheeks. And before you know it he's already down the hall, walking away from you. &Have a Merry Christmas.& He says and you could only smile and yell at him a thank you in return.
I must admit, I dontt know who this character is, but now you've got me curious, especially since the anime he's from is based off a dating sim (I freakin LOVE dating sims!), so expect me to know very soon 3nodding And thank you for the chocolate (I love chocolate more than I love dating sims XD)
You Shall Die
I now your reading this.
Now I can finnaly tell you the truth.
I have been watching you, and I am coming for you. I know where you live. i know what you do.
I know everything.
But I am waiting.
Waiting for when you least expect it.
I am coming for you Kisshusgirl
Oh god, now Im scared emotion_0A0 But, at least you gave me a weapon to defend myself, so that was sort of nice... But, I guess this is one of those inevitable things, huh?
We see you.
Tis the time of year to celebrate.
This event, we hold dear.
We mark a year of our first gift given.
yours truly, The Observer
Aw, that's nice :3 It feels good to be able to give, huh? I remember my year of first giving... It made me feel nice.
Merry Christmas ^^
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO! I love the gift you gave to me! I feel that its so awesome, I have to carry it with TWO HANDS, and its not even an item you are suppose to equip with two hands XD
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why we call it the present. ~Tarius Black
Did you know that is one of my favorite quotes? : O Probably not, but it is! XD Thank you for the gift! :3
Looks like you're runnin' a cosplay contest. Heh. Did you notice when we dropped by? Probably not. We're pretty good at our job. Justice will prevail and all that, right?
Yes. You're all right.
For a human...
Tee hee hee, too bad ya missed us when we popped into your lovely thread. We're there all the time, kiddo! Hee hee~
. . .
- The Four Hunters, The Coldest Hunter The Steel Hunter The Shapeshifting Hunter The Hunter
Thank you! I must admit, I've been pretty busy, so I dont get to notice everyone who comes into my thread >.> Sorry.
Don't forget to enjoy the New Year with friends! Happy Holidays :3
I wont! :3 Thank you for the present! Now I can be a shining star cat in space (With my butler XD)