25 Carols to A Winter Wonderland – Here Comes Santa Claus

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Sequel to :

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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“Jump in bed and cover up your head, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight.”

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Recommended song : Glee Project – Here Comes Santa Claus

“Namsoon, why aren’t you sleeping yet?”

Chanri said softly as she stepped into her daughter’s room, seeing her tiny little figure is sitting on her bed. “I’m waiting for Daddy,” she answered.

“Daddy’s not going to arrive soon, his flight got delayed,” Chanri said, took a seat beside the five years old girl and ruffling her long wavy hair gently. “You’ll see him tomorrow as soon as you wake up, Honey.”

“But he said on phone that he will come tonight,” Namsoon pouted. “Daddy lied to me.”

“That’s because he didn’t know yet if the flight got delayed. Come on, you have to sleep. Daddy won’t like it to see his beautiful daughter with panda eyes tomorrow.”

“But, Mom~” Namsoon whined at her mom. “I can’t sleep. I want to stay awake until Daddy’s arrived.”

“But if you stay awake all night, Santa won’t come and give you present,” Chanri smiled.

“Really?” Namsoon looked up at Chanri with widened eyes. “How did you know, Mom?”

“Because when Mommy was nine, Mommy ever stayed awake all night because Mommy wanted to see Santa Claus.”

“Did Yoda Unca know that?” and by Yoda Unca, Namsoon means Chanyeol, Chanri’s older brother. Not biological sibling, since Chanri was adopted by his family when she was little.

“Uh-uh, he also stayed awake all night. And what we got? Instead of seeing Santa, we got panda eyes the next morning and we slept when we’re in church.”

Chanri gave her a warm smile as she leaned forward to kiss the tip of her tiny nose. “So… If you stay awake, Santa won’t come and give your present to another child. And Daddy won’t like it. You don’t want him scolding you tomorrow for staying awake all night, right?”

“No, no, Daddy’s scary when he’s mad,” Namsoon shook her head. “I don’t want Santa to give my present to another child.”

“Fine, then you have to sleep now, Sweetheart.”

“Okay, goodnight, Mommy!”

“Goodnight, Namsoon… Have a nice dream~”

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“She’s still sleeping, right?”

“Uh-uh. She insists to stay up all night because she wants to see you badly.”

“Really? And what have you done to make her finally gave up?”

“Nothing, just telling her some stories about ‘Santa won’t give present at naughty kids’.”

Namjoon chuckled, dropping his suitcase on the floor. Five AM, still too early. He has few hours to sleep, but he was too excited to celebrate Christmas with his lovely daughter.

“Hey, Chan,” he called out as he walked behind her, slipping his arms around her slim waist. “I miss you so bad.”

“I miss you too, Silly,” she chuckled, remembering it has been a long time since the last time she called him ‘silly’. She always gave him ridiculous nicknames when they were dating, until the first year of their marriage. But as Namsoon came in the family, she stopped to call him with nicknames because she thought it wasn’t really appropriate.

“I miss you calling me ‘Silly’ instead of ‘Daddy’. That sounds… A little bit kinky, you know?” he joked, laughing out loud when Chanri playfully slapped his arm.

“Merry Christmas,” she whispered, spinning around to face him.

“Merry Christmas,” he said the same words as well, leaned down to place a soft kiss on her lips. “I love you.”

“I don’t love you.”

“Seriously, Chan?”

She smirked mischievously and hugged him tightly. “I love you too,” she said.

“I want to see Namsoon,” he gave her a chaste kiss on her forehead before pulling away. “Chanyeol and his family will come here later to celebrate Christmas, right?”

“Right. My mom will come as well,” Chanri answered. Namjoon walked out from their shared bedroom and went to the living room.

He placed the presents he already prepared for Namsoon and Chanri under the Christmas tree, then heading to Namsoon’s room. She looks so angelic when she’s sleeping. He smiled a bit, realizing how much he miss his little pride.

“Merry Christmas, Dear. I’m sorry I didn’t arrive last night as I promised you. But now I’m here. We’ll be celebrating Christmas together. I love you.”

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-fin

Notes :

Maaf berantakan, bikinnya sambil dikejar debt collector //nggak

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