Plot Summary: It was finally time for the yearly Christmas party Dory and Marlin hosted! There will be secret Santa gifting, deserts, and maybe some caroling :3
A/N: YAY! WE FINALLY AT THE LAST CHRISTMAS SHORT! I'M SO EXCITED! I swear this whole project has been really fun to do! The last time I wrote so much was when I was forced and pressured into making requests. NOT ANYMORE BABY! I made these 5 shorts all on my own with the help of some kind peeps on Amino and some Tumblr writing prompts. Thank you all so much for reading these so far. I love you all to bits! ,) Enjoy! And Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Or have a good day! ️
OCs Featured: Bluebell, Maggie, Maya, Mason, Madeline, Charlotte, Tiffany, Eric, Peter, Oliver, Owen, and Odette
Everyone arrived at Marlin's house. They were surprised by the lack of power, the living room only being lit by homemade lights and candles. "Marlin, what's going on?" Asked Jenny. "Yeah, What happened with the power?" Mr. Ray chimed in. "I'm sorry for the confusion! But trust me, there's an explanation for all of this!" Dory loudly announced before forgetting what she was going to say. "What is the explanation?" She asked Marlin, making him shake his head in amusement. "My brother, my son and I were working on the lights outside. I go inside for one minute to find that Mason managed to cut the power with only a cup of hot chocolate." Mason gave everyone a nervous grin. "Yeah, I may or may have not tripped on one of the light's cords. I deeply apologize." There was silence for a moment before everyone started laughing. "Damn, Mason. You're given one task and you screw it up in the blink of an eye." Hank teased making Mason growl in annoyance.
Marlin quickly steps in before something happens. "It's alright, they're laughing with you not at you." "I hope so, if I have to hear one more joke about my clumsiness, I'll have you play football against my team." Mason joked. "Nope! Wouldn't dream of it." Marlin chuckled. "Marlin, does this mean we can't do secret Santa anymore?" Asked Pearl. "No, don't worry. We're still doing secret Santa, we'll just have to make the most out of the lack of power." Dory assured. "Dad, can we start secret Santa now?" Nemo asked Marlin. "Sure, son." He replied, making Nemo excitedly hug him. "Will all the children gather around the center of the living room and present your gifts?" With that, all the kids sat by the tree, waiting for Marlin to call on their names. "Maggie! You're first." Dory announced. Maggie went under the tree and took out her gift to give to Tad. "Here Tad, this is for you." Tad happily opened it, gasping once he saw what it was. They were small gold shoes with purple bows on the front. He hugged Maggie, thanking her for the gift before trying the shoes on, satisfied by how well they fit.
Pearl was next, she handed her gift to Nemo. He got a set of school supplies. "Thank you, Pearl! I've been needing new supplies." He said, hesitantly hugging her, making her blush. Next was Tad and his gift was to Odette. She got a brown scarf. She thanked Tad before happily putting it on. Bluebell was up next. She got Pearl a pink frilly dress. "Thank you, Bluebell. I've always wanted one of these!" She said, holding out the dress for everyone to see. It was then Squirt's turn. He got Maggie a glove for her to use when drawing on her tablet. She instantly tried it on and went to drawing on her tablet, satisfied with how well it worked. Then it was Odette. She got Bluebell a stuffed clown fish. "Aww! He's so cute! I think I'll name him Cole. He'd be a great friend for Bella. Thank you, Odette." She then started to play with the two fish. Next was Nemo. He got Sheldon a new tie for his vest. He chuckled at his gift, remember what happened to his other tie during one of the field trips he was on. The boys were rough housing, Sheldon tried to stop it, making on of the boys take his tie and accidentally toss it down the ledge they were standing on. Sheldon was for the most part thankful he got another one.
Then Owen was next. He got Squirt a life vest. "Awesome, I needed one for my next surfing trip, thanks a bunch dude." He said, high fiving Owen. Then Sheldon was up next. He got Oliver a small pillow. "What do you say, Oliver?" Hank stepped in when he saw that he wasn't saying anything. "T-Thank you." He quietly replied. Lastly, Oliver got his brother Owen a brown skateboard. "Cool! I've always wanted one! Can I ride it inside?" "Now Owen, you can't do that inside." Said Destiny. "You'll have to wait until spring." Owen groaned in disappoint, but still thanked his brother.
"Alright, now may all the adults come and present your gifts?" Said Marlin. The children moved, letting the adult take over. First up was Peach who had a gift for Deb. She decided to give her a new phone case, but it was one that could open and it had a small mirror on the side so she could have her "sister" Flo anywhere she went. Jacques gave Madeline a new pair of headphones of which she was desperate for since her last pair broke whilst waiting for everyone to arrive to the party. Bailey gave Jenny some purple shell earrings. Destiny got Bubbles a huge pack of bubbles. He happily blew some bubbles letting them float all around the room. Chum got Bloat a stress ball he could use whenever he was angry. Peter gave Marlin a small orange planner he could use to help juggle his work schedule. "Ah, so that's why you didn't come here earlier with Maya, huh?" Maya and Peter nervously chuckled before moving onto her gift.
Maya gave Tiffany some plant seeds for her garden she and Charlotte have been building in their backyard. Marlin got Bruce a pirate outfit for Nala. He happily put on Nala and legit almost died because of how cute she looked. Mason got Gill some metal guitar picks. He tested them out on his guitar and was satisfied with how smooth they moved along the strings. Eric gave Mason a football helmet. "Awesome! Why don't we all play football outside?" He offered. "One, it's dark and two it's snowing" Replied Marlin. "Aww, but it's still football season." Jenny gives Nigel a pair of pilot googles. He's been needing a new pair since his adventure he had with Marlin and Dory, trying to rescue Nemo. Gurgle got Chum a pair of new jeans. "Huh? Chum, why do you need new jeans?" Asked Anchor. "Because Nala tore the last pair." He replied, making Bruce chuckle sheepishly. Dory got Charlotte a mystery novel. She was certainly happy she had something to read when curled up against the fire with Tiffany. Crush got Peach a scented humidifier that he guarantees with clear her stress.
Anchor gave Destiny some special contacts that would help her with her nearsighted vision. Bailey gave Anchor a dirty glare. 'I could've given Destiny something like that.' He thought. "You alright, Bailey?" Anchor asked. "I uh.. yeah!" Bailey stuttered. "I appreciate you giving Destiny some contacts." Anchor nods, giving him a skeptical glance. Bloat got Gurgle a cleaning set to which he was relieved to have considering he lives with seven other people. Nigel gave Jacques a new duster. He gladly started dusting the entire house with it making everyone chuckle. Bubbles gives Maya some new paints and a decent sized canvas. She was about to run out of canvases so she was happy to have another. Hank gets Bailey cards against humanity, which makes him extremely happy, considering he's always wanted that game. He starts getting some people to play with him while the others continued giving gifts. Mr. Ray gives Rudder some new fuzzy slippers. Madeline gives Hank a bottle of Vodka. "Hey, Marlin. I know there are children at this party, but can't I have at least one sip?" He asked, making Marlin shake his head in amusement. "Not a chance."
Gill gets Peter a vest complete with a pink tie. Deb gives Charlie a book consisting of nothing but dad jokes, much to Jenny's dismay. Tiffany gives Eric tickets to Hamilton on Broadway. "Whoa! Tiffany, how did you manage to get these!?" He asked stunned. "I sorta used the money my job pays me." She replied. "You're the greatest co-worker ever!" 'What about me?' Mr. Ray thought. Eric realized there were two tickets and he had no one else to go with him. He remembered Mr. Ray saying he liked Hamilton. "Hey, Ray. You wanna come with me to Hamilton?" Eric asked, making Mr. Ray squeal internally. "Sure!" He happily replied. Charlotte gave Mr. Ray a shirt that said "Don't Make Me Use My Teacher Voice!" (A/N: Fun Fact: That shirt was what I used for a doodle with Mr. Ray) Rudder gives Fluke a new sweater. Fluke gets Crush a Hawaiian shirt to which he was happy to accept considering he was planning on going to Hawaii with Squirt for New Years and needed something to wear there. Charlie gives Anchor another pair of shades that could help his color blindness. And Bruce was the last one to give a gift. He was so nervous. How would Marlin react to this sudden gift?
Crush sets an assuring hand on his shoulder. "It'll be fine, you'll do great dude." He whispered, making Bruce give him a relieved smile. "I uh, actually have two gifts. For both Dory and Marlin." He announces. Bruce gave Dory a music box that played "Love of my Life" by Queen. He nervously handed Marlin his gift. "I-I know this is sudden, but I wanted to give you this to thank you for hosting this party. Marlin opens it to see a new jacket. He was happy to have received one, since he knew he needed a new one. "Wow, how did you know I needed a new one? This is so kind of you. Thank you Bruce." Bruce gave Marlin a grateful smile before replying "Anytime, mate." "Alright, everyone." Dory stood up. "Who wants some deserts, courtesy of Peach?" Everyone cheered, making Peach nervously smile. "It wasn't just me, it was all of us." She said, referring to the rest of the Lab Gang. She then proceeded to hand out the pastries to everyone. They all complimented her and the rest of the Lab Gang on how good they were. "Thanks, guys. By the way, Maggie, Sharkbait, Bluejay. I saved you all some cookie dough." Peach said, making the children gasp."Really!?" "Yay!" "Thanks, Peach." They happily replied, tasting the batter. "No problem you three."
Meanwhile, Oliver was laying on his new pillow until Hank came up to him. "So, how are you enjoying the party, kiddo?" "It's pretty fun." Oliver replied. "What about you?" "It was actually better than I thought. Maybe Christmas isn't as bad as I remembered." Hank replied, making Oliver smile at him. Everyone was enjoying the party until suddenly, the power went back on. Everyone aw'd or boo'd in disappointment. A moment later, Dory turned off all the lights again, making everyone happily cheer. Marlin chuckled at the sight before turning to Mason. "Who knew you cutting the power would actually turn out to be something good?" "Yeah, I honestly thought you'd kick my ass for that." Mason joked, making Marlin playfully punch his shoulder. The two saw Dory over by the Christmas tree, talking to her parents whilst admiring the tree's colorful lights. Mason then got an idea. "Marlin, you should go over there, and sing her something like last year!"
Marlin blushed. "What!? No! The song I sung for her last year was my gift and I didn't expect everyone to start singing along too." He argued. "Come on, what's the harm in caroling?" "I don't know about you, but there's a lot of harm in it." "It'll be fine," Mason assured. "just go over to Gill, ask him to play you something, then go over to Dory. It'd be perfect." "I uh-" "You plan to marry this woman, don't you?" Asked Mason. "Um yeah, you were there at the proposal." "You want to show her how much you love her?" "Yeah I gue-" "Then sing your heart out to her, it'd be so romantic! It'll be a moment she'll never forget! Hopefully.. cause of the whole short-term memory loss thing. Heh heh." Marlin was about to protest, but surprisingly Mason had a point this time. Maybe it won't be so bad. "Since when did you, a single professional football player, become a love expert, huh?" He asked. Mason shrugged. "Not sure, I got a lot of women and guys swoon over me so I guess it comes naturally." Marlin chuckled before making his was over to Gill who was talking to Peach. "Uh, Gill?" "Hey, Marlin. What's up?" "I kinda need a favor from you." "Sure, what is it?" "Can you play something on your guitar for me?" He nervously asked. "What song?" Marlin whispered the song title in Gill's ear, the idea making him grin a bit. "No problem, man." He winked at Marlin, making him slightly smile back, feeling less anxious as he walked over to where Dory was.
She sees Marlin walk over and gives him a huge grin. "Marlin! I'm so happy the party's going well! Everyone's so happy, the secret Santa was a success, the deserts taste amazing, and the homemade lights are working perfectly!" She hugged Marlin, making him chuckle a bit. "I'm happy too. Um, Dory?" "Yes?" "There's sorta a gift I didn't give you yet." "Ooh! What's the gift, Mar? Tell me!" Marlin grinned at Dory's enthusiasm. "Just give me a second." He turned to Gill and gave him a thumbs up, signaling him to start playing.
Gill: (Guitar solo)
Everyone stopped what they were doing and turned their attention over to Marlin and Dory. Marlin at this point didn't care about everyone staring at him, all he wanted to do was make his fiancé happy.
Marlin: Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun
Dory was so happy to hear Marlin song again and knew she just had to sing along.
Dory: Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air
Pretty soon, everyone else started singing too.
Nemo: What a bright time, it's the right time
Bluebell: To rock the night away
Gill: Jingle bell time is a swell time
Peach: To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh
Crush: Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Bruce: Jingle around the clock
Anchor and Chum: Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet
Bruce, Anchor, Chum and Crush: That's the jingle bell rock
Oliver: Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Oliver and Hank: Jingle bell chime in jingle bell time
Bruce, Anchor, Chum and Crush: Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square
Gill and Peach: In the frosty air
Marlin: What a bright time, it's the right time
To rock the night away
Dory: Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh
Nemo: Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Bluebell: Jingle around the clock
Dory and Marlin: Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet
That's the jingle bell
Marlin, Dory, Nemo and Bluebell: That's the jingle bell
Everyone: That's the jingle bell rock~!
Everyone started cheering and Dory happily kissed Marlin. "This is the best gift anyone could've given me! Thank you, I love so much!" Marlin kissed her forehead before replying "I love you too."
HOLY HECC IT'S DONE! I'M SO HAPPY! ,3333 THANK YOU FOR READING THESE 5 SHORTS AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS, OR HAPPY HOLIDAYS, OR JUST HAVE A NICE DAY X33