and i'm watching the santa clause

A child - visibly upset - once asked me if Santa Clause was real after another adult told them he was not. Answering as truthfully as I could, I replied, “Yes, but only as long as you believe.” As I watched confusion and hope battle across the child’s face I added, “I believe.”

  • Sonia Nevermind: Well, now that everyone's here let's get started.
  • Gundham Tanaka: So...where's your servant?
  • Kazuichi Souda: *Shivering* S-s-so...c-cold...
  • Sonia Nevermind: He's outside, keeping watch.
  • Kazuichi Souda: Miss Sonia...! It's coooollld...It's like negative bajillion degrees out here...
  • Sonia Nevermind: *Goes to get some hot chocolate* Alright, how about some hot chocolate?
  • Gundham Tanaka: I'm good
  • Kazuichi Souda: Eh...? Miss Sonia...? Is that hot cocoa I smell? I could really use some up here...!
  • Sonia Nevermind: Iiiignore him~
  • Kazuichi Souda: Fuck you, Sonia.
  • Sonia Nevermind: He'll shut up eventually.
  • Kazuichi Souda: Miss Soniaaa...some kid asked me if I was Santa Clause...I told him Santa was dead...