"Cosmo! Cosmo?" Panic settled comfortably in her stomach, much to Wanda's current dismay. How could someone loose an entire person within only a few minutes?
She sighed and tried to compose herself. If only she hadn't lost herself in those beautiful, green eyes! If only she wouldn't go weak in the knees every time he begged her in such an innocent manner! If only she listened to her gut and made him stay, darn it!
"Wow, oh wow…"
It seemed rather impossible for him to travel too far away, but knowing Cosmo, he could've have gotten into more than enough trouble already!
Wanda gathered her thoughts and grasped the leather jacket, letting out a sharp breath. Not only was he gone, but he was not disguised. Her face paled dramatically at the thought. Cosmo could not only be in trouble, but have the adults and godparent-less children discover the fairy population.
Before Wanda could finish her thoughts, she dashed after a flash of light green that caught in her peripheral vision. It turned the corner quickly and she followed suit.
"Cosmo, what are you-" She stopped short with a small gasp.
Although they stood in a darkened alleyway, much to Wanda's everlasting relief, they both stayed in silent awe at the sight before them.
Towering at an impressive 100 feet tall, covered in glittering gold and white trimming and sparkling orbs was a stunning pine tree in the, supposedly, town square.
"Wanda… What is that?" Cosmo breathed, smiling brightly at the sight before them.
Wanda smiled at him, helping him subconsciously slip his arms into the warm jacket.
"Cosmo, it's just one of the many symbols used for this holiday."
"'Just'? But it's so pretty! Even beautiful!"
Wanda smiled, and Cosmo noticed the reflection of the white lights on the tree in her eyes.
"Oh, Cosmo. Have you ever seen something so magnificent?"
A mumble was heard from beside her, and she turned to her green-haired friend.
His eyes widened surprisedly and a great blush spread across his cheeks.
"Nothing. I didn't say anything."
Despite the fact Wanda has only been friends with Cosmo for four or five years of heir immortal lives, it hadn't taken long for her to understand him. That even surprised her to this day. Back in sixth grade, the year of which he switched to her school and they decided to befriend one another, his comments and thought process confused her to no end. She's ashamed to say that she started to believe others when they called him "an idiot" or "stupid".
Luckily, she caught on rather quickly. Against popular belief, Cosmo was no idiot; in fact, quite the opposite! Even though Cosmo wasn't as quick as a learner, or learned the same way as everyone else, his though process amazed her. He altered the things he was supposed to learn into a creative and fun way his mind could clearly understand. Unfortunately, with the way his mind works, the process of taking and transferring took a while for him.
After Wanda had discovered this amazing fact about him, not only did it embarrass the hell out of her that she thought ill of him, but she was fascinated by him. Every little thing he said or did may have not made sense to the average fairy, but it was a very cool aspect to see the hidden gems behind sometimes the cutest thing she's ever heard. A lot of the times, she was caught staring at him as her smile turned goofy when he lost her in his hidden intelligence. She would blush as his voice trailed off, only to tilt his head at her in confusion. But, thanks to JUST how smart he was, he would quickly catch on and tease her immensely about. And her face would only glow redder.
On the brighter side of it, it became easy to also understand when he was lying.
"Nothing, huh? Of course it's nothing." Wanda rolled her eyes.
"What? What is that supposed to mean?"
"Oh, Cosmo, I can tell when you're lying to me," Wanda teased him lightly, smiling.
His startled look grew, "What? When? How?"
She sneered playfully, "Well, I can tell when you're lying, almost every time you lie, and because to me, you're easy to figure."
He frowned, "Well, whether I said something or not, it's not like you'll know what I said anyways." Cosmo finished his statement with a satisfying smirk.
"You were talking about me, weren't you?"
His face fell dramatically and he turned away with his face red.
Wanda twirled happily, "Oh, I just love being right." She glanced at her discomfited close friend and giggled, grabbing his hand, "Come on. I want to show you a certain place."
He followed along silently, glancing around at the numerous decorations, lit shops, and multiples of Christmas shoppers bustling through the sidewalks. Wand enjoyed, although she would admit to herself or any other, holding Cosmo's hand as they scurried through the busy pathways, both fairies embracing the scents of cookies and hot chocolate.
Finally arriving at their destination, Wanda turned Cosmo to face her instead of the surprise location.
"Cosmo, when you think of a traditional human Christmas, like we study in our Godparenting classes, what do you think of?"
He pondered the question for a moment, "Well, a big, fat guy named Santa Claus, now Christmas trees, a bunch of deserts…"
"…And-?" Wanda grinned turning him around to face a large, open, outdoor space.
His smiled increased ten-fold and he finished.
"Honey, you've got to hold onto me!" Wanda used caring nicknames whenever she was in a helpful mood.
Cosmo's hands shook involuntarily and he reached out to her pathetically, skates slipping out from under him on the lake. She snickered and slid up close to him.
Wanda pulled his hands to sit securely on her waist and grinned when pink dusted his cheeks.
"Now don't let go."
She wrapped her arms around his neck and started pulling him along, skating backwards.
Cosmo gaped at Wanda, "You can skate backwards?"
"Let's just call it 'years of practice'" Wanda winked playfully at him, subconsciously pulling herself to his form.
He sighed and looked down at his skates, "Okay, right, left… right, left…"
The two fairies skated around the outdoor ring for only a few rounds before Cosmo had gain the stability to look up at Wanda without having to glance down, but refusing to let her go just yet.
It was until they passed by a certain part of the fence that Wanda was able to tear her gaze from Cosmo's. A chorus of giggling came from a group of girls who looked around 17, only a year older (in proportion to fairy years, anyway) than Cosmo and herself. They were those types that hung together in clusters, spending all free time in the bathroom at school gossiping or in front of mirrors, applying hideous globs of lipstick and mascara.
She only needed a moment to glance at them when she could tell exactly what they were doing. Wanda could hear the "Ooo"s and giggles of the six of them to realize it was the two of them they were teasing! Wanda felt her face flare up severely as they all gave her kissy faces and a congratulatory thumbs-up. She could even hear them whispering among themselves about Cosmo, some including the phrase "He's so cute!"
She looked down as Cosmo noticed and he glanced over at the girls finally, catching onto what was happening much faster than her. They both eventually slowed until the just stood at a standstill at arm's length. Cosmo shivered.
Wanda smiled warmly at him, "You know what, I'm cold, too. You know what this calls for?"
Cosmo beamed excitedly and pulled Wanda along at high speeds towards the entrance of the rink.
"LET'S GET HOT CHOCOLATE!"
Heh heh.. Hey, guys…
So, this is a little late…
By, like, a year.
BUT HEAR ME OUT.
My original plan was to go ahead and finished the rest of the story, and then post it all within a few days before Christmas as a surprise for those who liked the first two chapters and wanted me to finish. And at the time I thought of it, it would've also been weird to post a Christmas fanfic in the middle of May.
But for Christmas, I heading or INDIA for a WEDDING. I am SUPER DUPER UBER excited. So I want to finish this before I leave on December 23.
Thanks to those who still want to read this!