(A/N: Okay, I forgot to mention it, but this is also the final chapter of this story! Plus, you might notice that there are going to be changes to this chapter, meaning it's the story you might remember, but re-written. How is it going to be different? I'm not going to tell you! You'll have to read it to find out, and here we go!)
It was the day of the annual T.U.F.F. Christmas party. Everyone who worked at T.U.F.F. felt the excitement, and many agents arrived right when the party was about to begin. But the agents we're supposed to be watching are not at the party yet. They might be on their way, so let's go find 'em!
It turned out that Dudley and Bruce were on their way to the apartment building where Kitty and Katrina lived. They were going to pick up the girls and go to the party together, as they had discussed during their break the other day. Bruce was driving the car, and Dudley pulled out his cell phone to call Kitty and let her know that they were coming.
Meanwhile, the Katswell twins were ready to go to the party. Now all they had to do was wait for Dudley and Bruce to come and get them.
At that moment, Kitty's cell phone rang. She picked up right after the first ring.
"Hello?" Kitty answered.
"Kitty, we're right outside. You and Katrina can come out now." Dudley said.
"We'll be right down!" Kitty promised. Then she hung up and turned to Katrina.
"Let's get going!" Katrina grinned. She and Kitty hurried out of their apartment, locking the door behind them.
When the girls stepped outside, Dudley quickly got out of the front passenger seat and got in the back so Katrina could sit next to Bruce, and Kitty was able to sit with Dudley.
"Hey, guys!" Katrina greeted as she got in the front passenger seat, next to her beau.
"Ready to go?" Bruce asked.
"Ready as we'll ever be." Kitty replied, fastening her seat belt.
"Then let's go!" Bruce said.
And the group made their way to T.U.F.F., ready for some Christmas fun.
"It's odd. I thought T.U.F.F. is usually closed on Saturdays." Bruce said.
"It is." Dudley replied.
"But why is it open today? It's Saturday." Bruce pointed out.
"We always have the Christmas party on Saturday because there's no crime on the weekends. It'd be pointless to have it during the week, 'cause then it would be interrupted by bad guys causing mayhem, and where's the fun in that?" Katrina asked.
"I see your point. Thanks for explaining that, pretty lady." Bruce said.
"Glad I could help you, Brucie." Katrina replied, blushing.
When they got there, they discovered that a lot of agents were already there, and they were simply having a wonderful Christmastime.
Since it was nice and warm in the building, the Puppy brothers and Katswell sisters removed their winter gear. It was only then that Dudley and Bruce saw what Kitty and Katrina had on, and they couldn't believe how lovely the girls looked.
Kitty was wearing a long-sleeved, green velvet dress with black, low-heel shoes. Her white headband was replaced by a blue one with a sprig of holly on the right side. She also wore a gold collar with a silver bell dangling from it.
As for Katrina, she also wore the same collar as Kitty, but she wore a little black dress, black flats, and her hair wasn't in a ponytail like it usually was. She left it loose, to do its own thing.
"Wow..." Dudley and Bruce said in unison, finding it difficult to look away from the girls of their dreams.
As for Dudley and Bruce, they were both dressed in sharp, black tuxedos, and the thing that really surprised Kitty was that Dudley was wearing pants with his suit. But the ties he and Bruce wore were different. Bruce wore a red silk tie, and Dudley's was dark blue with silvery stripes, and on those stripes were skiing Santas that went all the way around. (A/N: My dad has a tie like this.)
"Oh my..." said Katrina, impressed with Bruce's attire.
"I should be the one who's impressed, Katrina baby. You look more beautiful than I could've imagined!" Bruce said to Katrina, making her blush like mad.
"Dudley, you're actually wearing pants!" Kitty pointed out.
"It's cold out there! I also wore pants at your wedding, but no one really noticed." Dudley said. Then he added, "You look really lovely today, Kitty."
"Thanks, Dudley. You look pretty handsome yourself." Kitty replied.
"So, who wants to exchange presents now?" Bruce asked.
"I do! Let's do this!" said Dudley. He was looking forward to seeing what Kitty got him for Christmas.
So the Puppy boys and Katswell girls exchanged Christmas presents. Kitty and Katrina both got Dudley some chew toys he'd had his eyes on for weeks.
"How did you know?" Dudley asked, surprised and happy.
"You can thank Brucie for that; he told us what you wrote on your wish list, and that you specified which ones you really wanted." Katrina smiled.
Bruce got a new sweater from Kitty, but Katrina got him a bottle of expensive cologne.
"I'll be wearing this on the nights we go out." Bruce smiled at Katrina.
Kitty received a warm winter hat from Bruce, and from Dudley, a red rose made of crystal. She was speechless when she saw the rose, but she thanked him for it by giving him a big hug. Dudley was glad he made Kitty so happy.
As for Katrina, Dudley got her a $25 gift card for some store, and Bruce got her a rose similar to the one Dudley got for Kitty, except hers was pink, not red.
"Do you like it?" Bruce asked.
"No, not really." said Katrina.
"I LOVE IT! But not as much as I love you, Brucie! I can't believe you got this for me! Thank you!" Katrina replied, and she grabbed Bruce and pulled him into a passionate kiss.
That made Bruce feel a lot better, and he returned the kiss.
Figuring that the couple should be alone now, Dudley and Kitty got up and walked to another part of the room.
"I've never seen Katrina this happy with any guy before. I'm glad she's found happiness with your brother." Kitty whispered to Dudley.
"Yeah, and I'm really happy that Bruce found the girl of his dreams in Katrina. She's a sweetheart, but I think you're sweeter." Dudley replied.
"Aww, you do?" Kitty asked.
"Yeah." Dudley said.
At that moment, they looked up, and what should they see hanging over their heads but... mistletoe.
"If that's what I think it is..." Dudley started.
"Are you thinking it's mistletoe?" Kitty asked.
"That's what it is?" Dudley asked.
"Oh yeah." Kitty replied.
They were silent for a moment. If they were standing under the mistletoe, then that meant they'd have to...
"Neither of us wanted to kiss at the wedding. I didn't even want to when I dreamed I was marrying you." Dudley said, blushing.
"That was a long time ago. Things have changed since then." Kitty reminded him, also blushing.
"You're right. But I'm not going to unless you want to. You up for it?" Dudley asked.
"I thought you'd never ask." Kitty replied.
The two started to lean closer to each other. Closer... closer... and closer still...
"HEY, YOU! JUST WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING WITH MY GIRL?!" an unknown voice suddenly yelled out.
Everyone was startled by the sound, and the party froze! Who said that?
Dudley and Kitty jumped apart at the sound of the voice. They looked in the direction the voice came from and saw an ugly cat with red-brown fur making his way over to them.
"Oh no..." Kitty facepalmed.
"Kitty, who is that guy?" Dudley asked.
"He's my ex-boyfriend. Everyone calls him Jerkbait, and he's a real jerk. He cheated on me with some women who didn't really care that he was already seeing someone, namely me. After I dumped him, he's been chasing after me every now and again, trying to get me to go back to him." Kitty said.
"Did he say he'd never cheat on you again?" Dudley asked.
"Yes. He feeds me that line every time he tries to win me back, but I know better. It's easy enough to say the words, but proving them is what I want to see him do. Not like he's actually gonna do it." Kitty said with a frustrated sigh.
"Smart woman." Dudley said just as Jerkbait arrived.
"Kitty, my love! It's almost Christmas, and what I want isn't something Santa can give me. I want you! Please come back to me, and I'll see to it that you have a merry Christmas!" Jerkbait pleaded.
"For the umpteenth time, NO! I'm never going back to you after what you did!" Kitty yelled.
"Oh, come on! I said I was sorry when you caught me!" Jerkbait said.
"'Sorry' doesn't cut it! When you're in a relationship, that means no one else! You can have female friends, but they can only be friends! Nothing more!" Kitty said.
"When are you going to accept that I'm sorry and will never do it again?" Jerkbait asked.
"A better question is: when are you going to realize that I'm too smart to fall for that line? Do you know how many women were told that by men, only to find out that it wasn't true? Too many, but unfortunately for you, I'm not one of them." Kitty said.
"Okay, if that's how you're going to be, I'll just have to take you by force." Jerkbait said. He grabbed Kitty by the arm before she could react and tried to drag her away.
"Dudley, help!" Kitty pleaded. She was struggling to get away from him, but his grip was too strong. He wasn't about to let go of her for nothing!
"He can't help you." Jerkbait replied.
"He will so!" Kitty said.
"There's nothing he can do to stop me! I'm better than he is!" Jerkbait declared.
Dudley was NOT going to stand for this! He marched after the pair and grabbed Jerkbait by the neck, surprising him so much that he let go of Kitty, who quickly got behind Dudley.
"Listen here, you rotten jerk! If you EVER come near Kitty again, or say anything to her, I will find out about it, and I will hunt you down and make your life a living nightmare! Is that CLEAR?!" Dudley yelled, getting right into the ugly cat's face.
"Why does she like you?" Jerkbait asked, trying to breathe.
"Dudley knows what loyalty is. You don't." Kitty replied.
"I don't think he really cares about you like I do." Jerkbait tried.
"He cares about me more than you ever could! He's better than you could ever hope to be, and I love him!" Kitty said.
"(gasp) Did she just say...?!" Katrina asked, shocked.
"Kitty admit it! She loves Dudley!" Bruce replied.
Dudley was so surprised when he heard Kitty say that she loved him. Did she really mean it, or was she just saying that to get rid of Jerkbait? Either way, Dudley accidentally let go of the stupidly evil cat.
"Have you lost your mind?! He's a dog! You're a cat!" Jerkbait asked Kitty, trying to go for her.
"It doesn't matter! He cares about my feelings more than you ever did!" Kitty said, dodging Jerkbait by staying close to Dudley.
"You know what?! I don't care whether or not you love him. You're still gonna be mine!" Jerkbait said, and he tried to grab Kitty again. But just as he reached out, Dudley took him out with a PUPPY PUNCH!
Once Jerkbait was out cold, Kitty handcuffed him, and two other agents took him to jail.
"Kitty, did you really mean that? Do you love me?" Dudley asked, turning to his partner.
"Yes, Dudley. I really do love you. I was planning to tell you after we kissed, but then Jerkbait showed up and... well, it more or less forced me to admit it right then. Do you love me back?" Kitty asked.
"Yes. As it turns out, I've loved you for a long time without realizing it. Back when Eric proposed to you, and you accepted, I felt really awful, like I had just lost the best thing that had ever happened to me. I also felt that I wasn't good enough for you because of all the times I did you wrong. When you came back and forgave me, I felt that I had a chance. And I'm glad you didn't get mad at me for being so close to you because I missed you so much when you were gone, and I couldn't be by your side long enough." Dudley said.
"Oh, Dudley! I wasn't thinking when I proposed to Eric. Then again, he wasn't thinking, either. We went right ahead and decided to get married despite knowing next to nothing about the other. I'm so sorry for hurting you!" Kitty exclaimed.
"It's okay, though. We're together now, and that's all that matters." Dudley told her.
"Yeah, but..." Kitty said, eyeing the mistletoe, which neither of them were under anymore. Dudley noticed.
"I don't have to be under the mistletoe to do this." Dudley said, and with that, he dipped Kitty and kissed her passionately. Kitty didn't put up any kind of fuss; she kissed him back. The best part was that this time, their lips actually made contact, and they didn't act like kissing the other was the worst thing they'd ever had to do. That's when Dudley and Kitty realized they were meant to be together.
When they pulled apart, Dudley looked Kitty in the eyes and said, "I love you, Kitty Katswell."
"I love you too, Dudley Puppy." Kitty replied, and they kissed each other once again.
And everyone started to cheer (with Bruce and Katrina cheering as though their favorite baseball team had just won the World Series)! It was great to see Dudley and Kitty end up together, especially after Dudley saved Kitty from the clutches of her evil ex-boyfriend, Jerkbait.
It was a Christmas party Dudley and Kitty would never forget!
Well, that's the story! Now Dudley and Kitty are boyfriend and girlfriend. But a bigger question is: do they get married? Do Bruce and Katrina also end up together? If you remember, "Love Stories", then you know the answer. If not... all will be revealed in the re-write of "Love Stories", which will be coming soon!