(Persona 4:FES - The Golden Presents...The 12 Days of GUILDMAS2017!!!)
"Listen up, everyone! Because it's my day and I'm about to show you how it's done! Now then, you guys all know that when it comes to Christmas, it's all about..."
"And romance in a world of white..."
"Yes, yes, ******** yes! Okay? But that's not what I was going to say! What I was going to say was..."
"Or kisses under the mistletoe."
"Or dinner with the people who love you..."
"What about riding sleds through the snow with friends?"
"I'm a little big for sharing a sled... ^ ^;"
"How about you just snowboard, big guy?"
"Snowboarding sounds rad as fu-wait, why am I getting wrapped up in your pace, anyway?! This isn't about sledding, snowboards, or anything like that! It's about a tradition here, in the Guild! And that's..."
"The GUILDMAS2017!!! Collaboration Christmas Story!"
"In which everyone contributes a few lines to craft a single tale..."
"And you build on the ideas of the friends who came before you, no matter how outlandish, ridiculous, or fun they might be!"
"...Really? Is getting interrupted by you guys really going to be my thing for this entire intro?"
"Sorry, I got kind of into it after a bit..."
"Though it is kind of becoming its own tradition..."
"That's not a tradition I want to be a part of!"
"Then, what are your favorite Christmas Traditions?"
"Let's all share! ^ ^"
"I don't have many...but I'm down."
"Sounds fun to me!"
"*sigh* Fine, then. I'll play along with you assholes. Let's get down to it...everyone's favorite..."
"*stare* ...Eh, whatever."
"^ ^ We love you too, buddy."
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*~::FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS OF THE PHANTOM THIEVES (ILLA PHASMAS)!!!::~*
"I guess for me, it's just walking the city in the snow and looking at all the lights and decorations. I never had much in the way of a home or family...but seeing all the people on the streets and the city all lit up during the holiday made me feel at home."
"That's pretty sweet, big guy. ^ ^ For me, I think it's just having my parents come home for Christmas to celebrate together. They aren't really home much, but even they don't miss the holidays all that often. Having them there, opening presents, going through all the motions of being a family together was all I really needed. *shifts* What about you, Saji?"
"Some when I was little, but my family drifted apart after a while and we lost them. *glances at Tamao and the others* I think I'd like to make some new traditions together with all of you...with Principal Kaede and Miss Mariko and Mado-sensei. *thinks a moment and smiles* Oh! But I do like to sketch the couples on Christmas Eve together near Shibuya Crossing. Though for some reason they don't usually like them..."
"*playfully punches Saji's arm* That's because nobody wants your ugly-cute sketches on Christmas, you dork! They want something romantic and memorable, that captures the magic of the moment. Don't you ever want something like that, too?"
"*cheeks darken faintly, glancing in Tamao's direction* Do I...? Oh, yes. Yes, I would... ^ ^"
"*flinches at his look and smiles, blushing faintly* D-don't answer that so easily! *shifts* Well, for me...for me I think it's seeing different views of the places I know. I've been to the Tower in Asakusa before, but there's really nothing like the view from the Sky Tower on Christmas. Seeing the city all in colorful lights and white snow, the light mist trickling down from the sky and painting the whole city like something out of a movie. Just once, I'd like to see a movie capture the full magic of that view...not that it's the only place I'd love to visit, either. ...Chell?"
"Huh...? What? Me? ******** style="color: hotpink">"Yes, you! It's your day, so you should go last! What do you like to do on Christmas?"
"Me? On Christmas? ********, but..."
"Don't you have something you normally do on the Holiday?"
"Uh...lately, yeah...sort of?"
"Well, what is it?"
"I ******** work, okay? s**t...I mean, at least, since I started at the Big Bang Burger, I always get stuck working on Holidays, right? It's not exactly fun, but the pay is good..."
"But you won't this year...right?"
"Spend time with your friends this year, Chell."
"Come on...a Phantom Thief can't be working in a burger joint on Christmas, right? Where's the romance in that?"
"It ain't about romance! I mean, it could be, it's just..."
"Chell...you're not going to skip out on us for an extra few dollars...are you?"
"But...I! ...Ah...s**t. Well when you put it like that..."
"Yes! ^ ^ v"
"I guess it wouldn't be too bad to create some new traditions with you assholes, either."
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