The Rebellion Advent Calendar: Day Nineteen
4 years ago
Six days to Christmas and Mrs Claus has pulled off her masterstroke. All around the Claus compound there are sleeping elves. Santa has been in bed for thirteen hours straight. Nothing is stirring, not even a mouse. It’s amazing what can be achieved with a little sleeping powder-laced sherry.
She creeps to the gate and peeks out. She sees the devastation the Santa War has wrought on the North Pole for the first time. No Elf’s Land is a mess of spent streamers, broken candy canes and unexploded baubles.
She blinks back the tears. Her resolve stiffens.
‘Rudolf,’ she says. ‘I must find Rudolf.’
She pulls up her voluminous red scarf and heads out into No Elf’s Land. Behind her, only the snoring of Claus the Sleepy can be heard, rumbling across the compound...
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