let our mercy be the gifts we lay

Emma looks away because she just can’t go here tonight and Regina shuts the water off, closes the dishwasher. “Get off my counter, Miss Swan,” she orders coolly, in that voice that she uses anytime they edge toward that something they sometimes get near.

A something that will remain nameless, thank you.

It’s a few days before Christmas. Emma has no idea what to get Regina but Regina? Yeah, she pretty much nails it.

Victoire and Uncle Krampus

Uncle Harry always dresses up as Krampus during Christmas at The Burrow to chase around the younger kids, but now all grown up, Victoire finds herself on the receiving end of a different kind of punishment from her Uncle “Krampus” upon discovery of what Harry is doing to the other women of the Weasley family upstairs while nobody’s watching.