Everyone knew Santa had two lists of children: Naughty, and Nice.
On Christmas morning, the nice boys and girls would find in their large stockings sweets and small toys, and beneath their ornate evergreen gifts and treasures--they were rewards and appreciation for their kindness, love, and generosity. On the other hand, the naughty boys and girls would only discover a lump of cold coal at the stomach of their stockings, a small punishment, perhaps a lecture in karma.
Roxas didn't believe in that crap.
He was old enough to know that "Santa", the one who would eat all the cookies and milk left out during Christmas Eve by anxious children, is actually his brother, who was always hungry for a midnight snack. He was old enough to understand that the lump of coal he had found when he was younger was just a stupid attempt for his parents to scold him for his bad behavior during dinner. He was also old enough to know that whatever 'naughty' things he did was just part of him--probably just a teenage phase or what not. Roxas was a nice boy, so say his neighbors when mother invites them over for Sunday tea; the teenager would do his chores, would do his homework, and would hold the door for the elderly. But he was a growing boy, dammit, and growing boys need to satisfy their own naughty side too. He would pull humiliating pranks on Seifer when the time called for one, would buy Playboy magazines, and would call his mother a "stupid cow" behind her back whenever she'd unfortunately find the unmentionables while vacuuming beneath Roxas's bed, confiscate them, and lecture Roxas in growing up proper and ask him "just how many times have I told you not to buy or read these?!"
And despite all that, Roxas would always find a nice present, perhaps a new video game, a new skateboard, beneath the Christmas tree on the 25th of the snowy month.
Roxas would accept Santa has a naughty and nice list, but he knew for a fact that no matter just how 'bad' he would be this year, there would still be a reward for him.
What he didn't
know was that this year, on the night of Christmas Eve, when Santa was making his rounds of present-distribution, when all the children in Twilight Town--as well as the teenagers who had just exhausted their "Christmas special!" porno stash and their bottles of Smirnoff--were soundly asleep with sugarplums dancing in their head,
Santa would be riding on his own large red sleigh, with his Naughty Elf sidekick seated next to him, a large roll of satin red ribbon in his hand, and soaring magically through the sky. The rather skinny Santa would be reading the very short 'naughty' list in his hand, seeking out the most misbehaving boy in Twilight Town to teach him a thing or two about what it really means to be on the Naughty List.
~~~~~MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU GUUUUUUUYS!!!
GOD, IT'S BEEN FOREVER SINCE I'VE DRAWN ARR. WHAT IS GOING ON LMFAO
THINGS ARE JUST NUTS RIGHT NOW--MY LIFE HAS BEEN CONSUMED BY RE:COM AND CHRISTMAS PROJECTS AND OTHER JOB OFFERS. MY GOODNESS, I FEEL MORE BUSY THAN I WAS DURING EXAM TIME LMFAO OTLLLL
--I HAD MORE TO SAY, BUT I HAVE TO GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER. CIAO!
~~~~RIGHT! NOW I REMEMBER WHAT I WAS GONNA SAY LMFAO: DEDICATIONS OTL
I DEDICATE THIS PIC TO ALL YOU AKUROKU/ARR FANS OUT THERE--SPECIAL LOVE TO