A/N: Here is the Secret Santa story for xTheDoctorsCompanion! Sorry it's so late and short! I've been busy renovating my room and only got this done today. Anyways a special thank you to Northern Wolf for organizing this years Secret Santa. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah. Anyways here's the story!


Christmas, 1976

It was Christmas Eve of 1976; Juliet was just finishing putting out the snacks when the doorbell rang.

"Don't worry, I'll get it." James said, brushing her arm. Juliet smiled and continued to pour the DHARMA peanuts into a decorative bowl. "Hey LaFleur!" she heard Miles shout, giving James a hug.

"Merry Christmas. Where the party?" James chuckled before pointing towards the living room. As Miles and Jin took off their coats, Juliet came out to greet their guests.

"And Merry Christmas to you too Lady LaFleur." Juliet smiled again as James slipped an arm around her. As they all gathered in the living room, they talked about their past Christmases and memories while enjoying the hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies Juliet made. The only one missing was Daniel, whom they haven't seen in two years. The poor heartbroken Daniel left on the submarine two weeks after their arrival to the DHARMA village, and so far they've only gotten one letter after he arrived at the DHARMA headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But they still sent him a Christmas card this year. After exchanging gifts, the couple said goodbye to Miles and Jin, reminding them to bring something for the Christmas dinner tomorrow. After the guests left and the cleaning was done, James flopped on the couch and Juliet followed suit resting her head against his chest. Juliet suddenly laughed out of nowhere.

"What's so funny Blondie?"

"Do you remember the first time you met me?"

"Well I try not to think of it."

"What, me tasering you?" She laughed. "I'm kidding, just want to bug you."

"Remember our trip to the beach and saving Sayid, Jin and Bernard?" James said, quickly changing the subject.

"Yes I remember that, good times." Juliet replied and smiled as the flashes of past memories swam though their consciousness, from jungle treks to running from flaming arrows together. It was silent for a few moments before Juliet suddenly broke the silence.

"I'm glad I stayed with you." She said, looking up to him. "It was worth it." James leaned forward to gently kiss her. They lay there together for another few minutes until he noticed Juliet was almost asleep. He picked her up and brought her back to their bedroom and gently placed her under the covers.

"Merry Christmas." James whispered before he fell asleep with the woman he loved in his arms.

A/N 2: Please review! Namaste :)