Kody stood in the main house, staring. “Uh, Mesa?”
The room was filled with boxes and lights, garland and sparkles and... wow.
“Did the North Pole explode in here?”
His Alpha stood there, hands on his hips, glaring. “What? It’s Sammy’s first Christmas with us. I don’t want her disappointed.”
Kody snorted. Their mate wasn’t sad. Samantha loved it here, loved the clan.
Loved him and Mesa.
“Don’t you snort at me. It needs to be perfect.”
“You’ve got enough lights to signal space.”
“I might have a few too many.”
Sammy walked in the living room, whistling happily, before she stopped, blinking, and Kody winced, waiting for the explosion.
What he got was a happy laugh. “Are we all decorating together?”
“Yes!” Mesa, his big alpha Mesa, bounced. Bounced.
“Oh, how fun. I’ll get my iPod. There’s Christmas music.”
They’d lost their minds, both of them. They were wolves. Did wolves really even do Christmas? Kody chuckled. “Can I have a Yule log?”
“Baby, you can have a Yule tree if you want.”
“And hot chocolate, Kody-love. With booze.” Sammy bounced, and Kody’s eyes crossed at the boobage. So pretty. “Our first Christmas altogether!”
Their joy was infectious, and he found himself nodding. “I’m on it. Don’t start without me.”
“Start what?” Mesa popped his butt on the way by. “You’re right here.”
“Decorating. I was going to make drinks.”
“Oh!” Mesa came back to kiss him. “We’ll help.”
God, his mate was like a puppy. It was adorable.
Christmas music filled the air and he heard Sammy’s laughter. “Boys! Come on! Let’s play!”
Mesa kissed him one more time before whispering, “Don’t worry, baby. I got mistletoe, too.”
“You’re good to me.” He hummed, rubbed their noses together. “Mate.”
“Yeah. Finally. So it’s okay that I went a little nuts?”
“She brings it out in you.”
“You both do.” Mesa tugged him toward the kitchen where their girl was already heating milk for hot chocolate. This whole Christmas thing might just be fun.
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