A Fantastic Christmas Eve and Where to Find It (Newt x Reader)
A/N: Happy Christmas Eve, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to all of my incredible followers! I am so incredibly grateful to all of you. This is just a little drabble for the holiday season. I hope you enjoy! I’m hoping to post a Christmas day writing tomorrow, so hopefully I get that out!
You were completely and utterly exhausted. Your adrenaline had run out yesterday, and the full impact of the events in New York were finally catching up with you. You sighed, threw off your coat, and flopped face-first onto the bed of your cabin. You couldn’t wait to get home, but you were not thrilled about spending more time aboard a ship. It was your least favorite mode of transportation, but unfortunately you and Newt didn’t have much of a choice when it came to Trans-Atlantic travel.
You heard a low chuckle before the bed dipped next to you, “Someone seems a bit tired.”
You mumbled out a response, and Newt laughed again. He began stroking your hair gently, “What was that, love?”
You huffed and turned your face to look at the sparkling blue eyes of the man you loved, “I said I don’t know how you aren’t more tired. I am absolutely knackered.”
“Well, my dear, I am utterly exhausted, but there is always more work to be done. Besides, did you forget what today was?”
You puzzled a bit before realization dawned on you, “It’s Christmas Eve, isn’t it?”
Newt smiled at you sweetly, “Yes it is.”
You shot up, covering your face with your hands, “I can’t believe I forgot! I am so sorry, love! Tomorrow is my absolute favorite day of the year. How could I have forgotten! We need to do something special, Newt. I’m sure I can-”
You were cut off by a gentle kiss. You blushed, smiling. Newt took your hand, saying, “Of course we will celebrate love. Besides, we already had a mini-celebration with Jacob and the Goldsteins, remember? They knew we would be on a ship when the day came and wanted to do something special.”
You smiled, thinking back to that day. It was just a small get-together, but it was filled with so much love and magic and happiness that it was one of the best celebrations you could remember having. Everyone shared stories and small presents, Queenie cooked an incredible meal, and Jacob made the most wonderful pastries. Even the creatures celebrated with you all, and you felt so incredibly lucky, “That was quite the lovely evening, but this is our first Christmas as a couple, Newt. I want it to be perfect.”
Newt pulled your back into his chest and wrapped his arms around you, kissing your head, “And it will be as long as I’m with you.”
“I love you, Newt.”
“I love you too, darling.”
You both just enjoyed each other’s presence for a few moments. You had never felt safer and more loved than in the quiet moments in Newt’s arms, and he felt the same way. You two understood each other in ways neither of you ever thought you would experience, and every second since your fateful meeting had been filled with love and understanding, even in the years you each refused to admit your feelings.
You sighed before you pulled yourself away, getting to your feet. You turned back to Newt, and smiled at his adorable pouting face. You held our your hands, and he grabbed them gently. You pulled him up, reminding him, “Now it may be Christmas Eve, but there is still work to be done. The creatures need their mummy, dear.”
Newt broke out into a wide smile. “Yes! Let’s go into the case!” Suddenly you were the one being dragged behind him and he opened the case and descended quickly into it. You laughed, enjoying his excitement at seeing all of his creatures. But once the door to the small shed opened into this world, you stopped, gasping at the sight before you.
There was a gently snowfall surrounding you, but it didn’t touch the ground in the habitats that needed to stay warm and dry. There were lights stretched around every branch and rock and nest, and each creature had their own lovely Christmas sweater. In Frank’s old habitat sat a small table with an incredible smelling meal sitting on it along with a scraggly looking Christmas tree that was covered in homemade ornaments.
Tears slowly slid down your face, and Newt began to wipe them away and apologizing profusely, “I am so sorry, love. I know it’s not much. I don’t know what I was thinking. I wanted to try and make Christmas special for you. I’m sorry-”
“Newt, it’s incredible. I absolutely love it. I love all of it. I can’t believe you did this, all of this. No one has ever done something so amazing for me before. I don’t know what I ever did to deserve you, but I love you so much.”
Newt smiled and pulled you in for a kiss, “You are worth much more than I could ever hope to give you, but I love you too, with all my heart. I did get a little help from Queenie just before we left. Now, why don’t we go enjoy a nice meal. Jacob and Tina helped feed the creatures earlier as well, so we have some time.”
“That sounds perfect, Mr. Scamander.”
You shared a lovely meal with the love of your life, and afterwards, the two of you went on a stroll through the habitats, wishing a very merry Christmas to the other loves in your lives. The night ended with a dance in the snow before falling asleep in each other’s arms, exhausted but so very happy, knowing that this was the Christmas you would remember for the rest of your lives.
Have a wonderful, safe holiday season! Sending thoughts and love <3