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16 December 2010 @ 10:24 pm
Fic: ‘Tis the Season: Epilogue: An early morning conversation.  
Title: ‘Tis the Season: Epilogue: An early morning conversation.
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia (movie)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: After events in the Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe.
Summary: A conversation she’d hoped to have.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

This is the fifth of the Chronicles of Narnia stories I’d decided to write for ‘Tis the Season after seeing the Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe not too long ago. It is also the last of this series of stories! I couldn’t help but write an epilogue for A late night conversation; I know I would’ve wondered for the entire coming year if she’d had her chance to speak to Father Christmas!

This is the story that comes after A late night conversation.

Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of C. S. Lewis; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by him.


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In the short hours before dawn, Lucy crept away from the sleeping Faun, snuck into the guest room where he was staying and returned, covering him with the patchwork quilt she held in her hands; later, she would fetch a hot chocolate so he could warm himself upon waking after sleeping on the window seat all night. It was then she heard a noise, a clatter from a nearby room. She grinned and ran to the room, catching Father Christmas as he straightened from placing presents under the fir tree that dominated the room.

“I’m so glad to have caught you!” She whispered as she stepped into the room and closed the door. “I was afraid I wouldn’t.”

“And why such a need to see me, Lucy Pevensie?”

“You remember who I am!”

“How could I forget Queen Lucy the Valiant? You and your brothers and sister brought hope to Narnia and defeated the Witch who long kept me from the land with her unnatural winter.” He sat in a chair by the tree, the sack of gifts sitting under the tree and looking, so Lucy felt, very comfortably at home.

She walked further into the room, her cheeks aflame from his words. “I ... wanted to thank you,” she began, suddenly shy. “If it hadn’t been for your present last year, Edmund wouldn’t have survived the battle.”

“It is I who should thank you, Lucy.” He held a gloved hand to her, which she accepted by taking a step, or two, closer. “You have brought Narnia hope and peace, which is all I have wanted for it for one hundred years. My gift was necessary, a tool to bring about that end.”

“Your present saved my brother’s life,” she whispered.

“And you, with your brothers and sister, have brought life back to an entire land, Lucy,” he gently reminded. “For that, I thank you.”

“Perhaps we should say thank you for what we all have done and leave it at that,” Lucy concluded without realising what she’d been thinking, she’d said aloud.

“We shall,” Father Christmas agreed and smiled warmly. “Might I add, Lucy, that I must go as I have made my delivery and it has been a long time since my reindeer and I have had rest!” He laughed, a boomingly jolly sound.

As he moved his sack away, he suddenly revealed the ...

“... presents!” Lucy squealed.

He chuckled as she curtsied to him and then ran into the hall, calling, “Susan! Edmund! Peter!

Presents!
 
 
 
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...angel_in_tears on December 16th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
That is totally ADORABLE! I love how beautiful and kind she is, thinking of Mr Tumnus :D And having a serious chat with Father Christmas and then seeing the presents and squealing like anyone would :D I love the contrasts in Lucy, you write them beautifully ♥
F. J.: Christmas Candlesmorethanacandle on December 16th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
love the contrasts in Lucy, you write them beautifully ♥
Thank you so very much! Lucy was a lot of fun to write in this and the last story; it's wonderful to hear I've managed to write her so well!
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on December 16th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. This is a fitting end - though I wanna know what their presents were this year!
F. J.: Christmas Candlesmorethanacandle on December 16th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
though I wanna know what their presents were this year!
No! I'm not allowing y'all to inflame my curiosity after the box! No!

And thank you; it's lovely to know the end I snuck in was so well-considered.
Armchair DMarmchairdm on December 17th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
I wasn't expected you to get curious about the presents! I just said inquiring minds want to know...

Yeah; you managed it perfectly.
F. J.: Christmas Candlesmorethanacandle on December 17th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
I just said inquiring minds want to know...
No!

Yeah; you managed it perfectly.
Thank you.
"MJ": Animated: Christmas treelondongirl27 on December 20th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I got a wonderful, warm Christmas-y feeling from reading this. Also, I love how you showed Lucy's concern for Mr. Tumnus' well-being. Your 'Narnia' stories have been a joy to read, F.J. :)
F. J.: Christmas Candlesmorethanacandle on December 21st, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
I got a wonderful, warm Christmas-y feeling from reading this.
Which is what I hoped would happen; I'm thrilled this story managed to do that for you!

I love how you showed Lucy's concern for Mr. Tumnus' well-being.
It would've felt quite wrong if she hadn't fetched the quilt; it simply felt like such a Lucy to do.

Your 'Narnia' stories have been a joy to read, F.J. :)
I'm really glad of that! I'm feeling a little less nervous about treading in Narnia now, thanks to these stories.