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This is part 1 of a 7 part story, with one part posted on GAP post per day until Christmas Day.
This story, like every other Christmas story, begins in a small, blissful winter town. Nestled in between Harmony and Melody hills, the cozy hamlet of Sound Bits was a magical sort of place to be, especially when Christmas rolled by. The air was full with the sound of carols and the sharp scent of freshly baked gingerbread men. Bright lights were strung from lampposts, sparkling above the streets like multi-colored stars and snow fell in soft white blankets on candy-striped rooftops.
Three young lads who called themselves Hero, Micky and Xiah were racking their head as they strolled along the main avenue of Sound Bits, thinking of a special event for Christmas and all the presents that they’ll give and receive. While Hero and Micky were caught in a snowball fight with the other kids from The Other Town, Xiah was sighing, looking at his blank Christmas Presents List.
“It’s Christmas Xiah, cheer up and play with us” said Hero.
“Why the long face?” asked Micky.
“It’s this Christmas wishlist!” he answered.
“What about it?” asked the other two.
“It’s, it’s so devastating, I have no idea what to give my family, I think and think and it won’t come through, what should I get them? What should I give them?” He moaned, dropping his hands while eagerly looking up to the sky, “Santa, help me.” He whispered while the snowflakes dropped on his nose.
“Hm…” Hero crossed his arms with his index finger stroking his chin. He was thinking hard for Xiah, but nothing comes, then he figured it out. “Oh, you dork” Hero puts his arms around Xiah’s shoulder “Don’t you worry, parents don’t need presents, what they need is you to say ‘I love you’ to them. That is all.”
“Really?” asked Xiah.
“Really” answered Micky, “Let the parents think of what to give you and your brother, meanwhile, us kids, just have to play our part, and expressing our love from the heart.”
“Oh, okay, but, but I still want to visit The Secret Toy Shop.”
“Then let’s go!” Hero and Micky shouted, running to the shop while dragging Xiah with them.
The most magical part of Sound Bits was the people who lived in it for every resident of the small town was blessed with some type of special gift. There was Hyun Joong who could make flowers bloom, Flowsik who could randomly send balls of swirling light bobbing through the town, and even JiHyo and Joongki—the Running Mans—who were both able to run far distances without tiring themselves out. And, the mayor, who has a gift for entertaining little children, making toys, telling stories and jokes, but no one ever saw his real face. They only know that he owns a magical toy shop called The Secret Toy Shop.
“What happened?” asked the three upon entering the disheveled shop.
“Ah, we got a break in” replied Jihyo, the shop manager.
The three of them stood in front of the large Christmas Tree, examining the empty spot that Santa was supposed to be standing at, next to the fireplace.
“Where’s Santa?” asked Hero.
Jihyo sighed while Joongki came in with the mop.
“Santa got kidnapped, boys” Joongki replied.
“By whom?” Micky inquired.
“Hey, there’s a letter!” shouted Xiah, taking the letter off from the Christmas Tree.
Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas. If you’re nice, you will give your special gift away, if you’re naughty, I’m going to take it anyway. Just like how I took your Santa Claus. Ho, Ho, Ho.
PS. Santa Claus is your friend.
Merry Christmas, PSM.
“Who the hell is PSM?” Hero asked.
“Petty Sea Man?” Micky supplied.
“No, I believe it’s Poorly Sighted Man” Xiah countered.
“Hm… No, it’s Pretty Shoe Man” Hero said.
“Pretty Sandal Man.”
“What?” Xiah and Hero turned to look at Micky.
“Paedophage Scary Man?” (*paedophage means one that eats or consumes the young of other species – could be children– )
“Ew!” “Gross!” said the two at once.
“Please sue me?” Micky tried again, hoping that this one is better.
“Oooh, PLEASE SEE ME!” shouted Hero “I think that’s what it said.”
“Hm…” thought the other two.
“So he wants whoever to find the letter to see him? And we found it so that means, we have to go see him” said Xiah.
“Yes, Xiah, you’re a genius.” Mickey patted his shoulder.
“Uh…” Jihyo was about to interrupt them, but they all at once shoot out the door, as fast as they could, to save Santa.
They were so eager to go save Santa that they didn’t bother to question to where the bad guys had taken Santa. But, once they were out the door of the toy shop, they found that not just Santa was stolen, but the voices of the carolers by the Gingerbread Man’s house that had always sang those joyful Christmas tunes were also stolen. Their lips were moving, but no sounds came out, and yet, they still sing like there is no tomorrow. Down a block, a baker was crying. His cookies and gift of baking were gone after he woke up. Down another block, Mr. DecK was sighing while his wife patted his back. His gift of decorating was gone.
“What’s going on?” The trio asked each other.
“What’s happening to Sound Bits?” Xiah exclaimed.
“Where are the sounds of Christmas, where are the decorations, where are the cookies, where is Santa!?” shouted Micky.
“Oh boy, Christmas this year is gonna be a bummer” remarked Hero.
“Right, without Santa, we won’t have Christmas, so we have to hurry and save him!” Xiah said excitedly.
“Eh, where are we going to find him?” Hero asked.
“That’s right, that letter only asked us to come see the bad guy, it never said anything about the location of where we should go” said Micky.
“Then, this calls for an Adventure!” Xiah said excitedly.
“Adventure?” gasped Hero, seeing the light, “Then this calls for packing! I’ll go get my new LV case that sister gave me last Christmas and the cat.”
“I’m getting my cats too!” Xiah shouted while Micky was left alone, stuttering to himself.
“Um… Guys? Do we have to run? Just so you know, I don’t like to move faster than the speed of 1.5 miles per hour.”
To be continued…
Credit: Hazy and DoctorJaee of JYJ3