Obligatory ambiguous Christmas-y like story go!
Despite a blanket of snow covering its roof, the Faefather’s estate was abuzz with activity. Fairies were running down the hall, each one having an excited look on her face. The annual dinner of the fairies was just a few days away. Each fairy knew her part to play; no fairy in the entire mansion was idle. The kitchen and dining hall were the places of the most activity, with fairies either working hard on preparing the meals that would fill the tables in the dining hall, and other fairies filling said dining hall with as much decorations as possible.
The Faefather began his usual patrol, walking through the several rooms to see how everything was progressing. As the Faefather approached, the fairies would quickly drop what they were doing and give him a quick curtsey. Each curtsey and greeting put a smile on the Faefather’s face as he continued moving through the halls, passing several paintings of different fairies and humans.
Although the foyer was one of the main rooms of the estate, it was strangely empty at this time of year, most fairies too busy ti spend any time there now. Nonetheless, the Faefather stood there, examining his home with wide satisfaction. The Faefather was proud of his accomplishment, knowing that not less than two years ago, this area was nothing more than an empty forest, only a few fairies being in this area. With the Faefather’s progress, the fairies throughout Gensokyo began to flock to him, employment under the Faefather being viewed as a satisfying alternative to going it alone, especially for the respect such a position would garner with others.
Finished with his admiration, The Faefather retired to his private study, waving to a couple of more fairies along the way, each fairy he greeted nearly fainting in such joy to be happily greeted in return by such a famous man to fairy kind. To them, this man was not such a leader, but an inspiration, an inspiration to fairies to truly gain the respect they so desperately want.
Back in his study, the faefather relaxed, his shoulders easing up as he sat on his leather chair, a sort of throne and with him as King. Taking a cigar from his mahogany smokebox, the Faefather allowed himself a pleasant time for a quick smoke, lighting up the tip before taking a deep breath of relaxing tobacco smoke. Yes, this is the life.
A soft knock on his study door quickly caught the Faefather’s attention, his eyes carefully scanning the door.
“Ulysses?” A familiar voice asked, followed by a few more knocks. “May I come in?”
“Ah, Luna, of course my door is always open for you,” The Faefather happily responded as he watched the door creak open, a small fairy floating in from the opening. “So, Luna, what do I owe the pleasure for today? Perhaps some champagne is in order? Or maybe some brandy. Would that sound nice, Luna?”
Luna gave a oft smile and nodded slowly. “Of course, Ulysses, I would love to try out the brandy.” Luna floated up to the Faefather’s desk, planting her shoulders on the edge. The Faefather smiled as he opened one of the drawers, taking out a small bottle and two glasses. Pouring a bit of the liquid into the cups, the Faefather placed one of the glasses in front of Luna before taking the other glass in hand.
“So, what shall we toast to today, Luna? I was thinking of letting you decide today,” The Faefather offered, holding his glass at eye level.
Luna thought for a moment before smiling widely. “Let’s toast to our continued good fortune, and that fairies may continued to be happy here,” Luna answered happily, raising her own glas up and clinking it with the Faefather’s. With the two persons taking a sip, both Luna and the Faefather let out a loud laugh.
“Of course, of course, that is a given, Luna. I make sure that all fairies here are as happy as they can be, but of course I ensure that you are the happiest, Luna.”
Luna blushed as she took another sip of brandy. “Isn’t that a bit unfair, Ulysses? I mean, you shouldn’t be sacrificing other fairies happiness for mine.”
“Why would it be, Luna? I would never dream of sacrificing another fairy’s happiness for yours. I of course just give you more. It’s only right for all you’ve done for me, Luna. Why, if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be the man I am, and this wouldn’t exist at all.”
Luna continued to blush, letting out another small smile. “Well, thank you, Ulysses, I’m glad to know you think that way, and that you’re not becoming a monster like others would say.”
The Faefather sighed, setting his glass down before giving a warm smile to Luna. “I simply do what I must to ensure that my fairies are as happy as they can be, and to ensure that others will respect that, no matter what it’s because of you that I’ve found purpose in my life again, more than being just a businessman, but being someone who is truly making a difference in life.”
The Faefather stood up from his chair and approached a nearby cabinet, a happy look on his face. “That reminds me, I was saving up a treat for us both besides this brandy. I’m certain you’ll enjoy this tasty treat.”
Luna nodded, “Spending time with you like this is a treat enough for me.”
“As it is for me, Luna, as it is for me,” The Faefather responded happily. “Here we go... wait, this isn’t right.”
The Faefather opened the cabinet and was shocked to find it was empty, the Faefather opening and closing the cabinet several times, thinking this might be some mistake. Luna floated over to the cabinet, looking a bit worried.
“Ulysses’, is something the matter?” Luna asked, the Faefather returning her question with a look of worry of his own.
“I don’t understand it, I left a good treat here for us to share here earlier, but now it’s gone. I don’t recall at all of opening this cabinet between from then and now...Hrmm, unless...” The Faefather shut the cabinet closed and sighed. “And it was a good treat too, just made for the two of us. Oh well, I apologize, Luna for nothing having this treat for us.”
“I don’t mind at all,” Luna replied contently, “Just being with you is enough for me.”
The Faefather smiled and nodded as well. “I guess I should be heading down to the kitchen to see how the fairies are holding up on their baking I would love it if you would accompany me for that.”
Luna smiled widely. “It would be my pleasure to accompany you, Ulysses.”
The Faefather and Luna walked towards the door, The Faefather opening it for Luna like a gentleman. However, when the Faefather opened the door, there standing in the doorway was another fairy, sniffling a bit, a look of guilt on her face.”
“Yes?” The Faefather asked, looking down at the fairy, the fairy refusing to look at him. “Well? What’s wrong, young fairy?”
“I... I..” The fairy started, trying to talk between tears. “I’m sorry, Faefather! I didn’t mean to do it!”
“Do what” The Faefather continued, Luna floating by his side and also staring at the fairy.
“I didn’t mean to walk into your study, but I saw the door open and I was wondering if there was something wrong. You weren’t in there so I was about to leave but I could smell a delicious aroma coming from one of the cabinets. I knew I would get in trouble but I just couldn’t help myself so... I opened the cabinet and ate the delicious treat you had there. Please, forgive me Faefather.”
The Faefather stared at the guilty fairy, a look that was of neither anger nor happiness on his face. Leaning down at the fairy, The Faefather grasped her neck and motioned her to look at him. “Tell me, fairy, what is your name?”
“D... D... Diana, Faefather sir,” the fairy answered, a few tears still streaking down her face.”Please, I understand whatever punishment you give me won’t be sufficient enough to pay for the crime I have committed.”
The Faefather continued to stare at the fairy and closed his eyes. “Well then, Diana, I guess there’s only one thing appropriate for the crime.” The Faefather stood back up and looked at Luna. “Luna, you don’t mind me bringing Diana with us down to the kitchen, do you? She’ll be helping us to bake a new treat for us to eat.”
“She is?” Luna asked.
“I am?” Diana gasped, a look of surprise on her face.
“O f course! Who better to help us than the one who got to eat it? I’m certain she’ll be able to make sure that the treat we bake is just as good, if not better than the last one!” The Faefather
Diana stared at the Faefather before quickly nodding. “Of course, Faefather sir, I won’t let you down at all!”
“That’s the spirit!” The Faeafther patted Diana on the back. “Come on, let’s hurry while there’s supplies left for treat baking.”
The Faefather soon made his way down towards the kitchen, a fairy flanking each of his sides. As soon as the Faeafther stepped into the kitchen, all the fairies quickly stopped what they were doing and greeted the Faefather in unison.
“Don’t mind us; we’re just going to do some baking here. You can continue with your with your duties.” The Faefather shouted, the fairies returning to their cooking quickly as the Faefather continued walking to an empty area
Gathering up all the necessary supplies, The Faefather watched as Luna and Diana began mixing the ingredients together, forming the basis for their delicious treat. However, Diana was a bit too quick with the mixing, a bit of the batter flying out of the bowl, and right on to the Faefather’s shirt. The kitchen became deathly silent as all the fairies stared at Diana.
Diana tried to hide her face, completely embarrassed at what she did. The Faefather, however, only smiled. Wiping off the smudge, the Faefather let out of a big laugh, patting Diana on the back and watching everyone else return to their cooking. Happy to have resolved the crisis, The Faefather continued to supervise, handing Luna and Diana whatever other necessary utensils they needed. After several hours of cooking and baking, the treats were done and brought out to a specially made table for three, the treats laid out for each of them.
Sitting across from each other, Luna and the Faefather smiled as they watched Diana happily eat the treats she helped to make. Soon, each of them took a bite and nodded in approval. Soon, the dining hall was filled with the joyous laughter of the Faefather and his fellow fairies.
I don't know what else to put here, so that's the end.