58) Kankri wakes up with a jolt. He seems to have returned home. He can hear his brother urging him to get up. And he can also feel the dampness in his eyes.
59) As he is making himself look presentable, Kankri is looking all over the living room, trying to find the Nutcracker, his mind still filled with the events of the previous night. The toy is nowhere to be seen, leaving Kankri to feel incredibly uneasy. The boy cannot get the young man from the dream (?) out of his head.
Still restless, he overhears one of the children talking to someone in the foyer. It’s Uncle Drosselmeyer!
Frantic, Kankri rushes over to ask the inventor about the fate of the Nutcracker.
60) However, he halts as soon as he reaches the foyer, his heart skipping a beat. Uncle Drosselmeyer notices and greets the boy, saying they have been expecting him. He introduces Cronus Ampora, his older nephew, who’d just come back from the military service for Christmas break. The dapper young man beside the clockmaker approaches the boy, as Drosselmeyer introduces the latter to him.
Sollux has been standing under the mistletoe for 2 hours simply because it has the best wifi connection. He doesn’t even know its there. Eridan’s been trying to gather enough confidence to ask his crush for a kiss for the whole 2 hours. It’s a mess.
(Sollux’s sweater says “’Tis The Season Two Bee Jolly” with a little bee under it. Eridan’s says “I’vve Been Naughty”. It matches with Feferi’s “I’ve Been NIC-E!” one.)
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