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24 December 2007 @ 01:40 pm
The Twelve Days of Christmas - Christmas Day - Day One  
Well, here's the last installment. I hope you've all enjoyed the story. Merry Christmas to you all and a happy, healthy New Year. Enjoy!

“Hey, get back here.”

“I’ll be back in a minute. The power came back on. I’m going to turn up the furnace.”

She laid back down on the mattress they had dragged down the stairs and put on the floor in front of the fireplace. He had suggested it, amongst other things, and it had turned into one of the most romantic and fun evenings she had ever had. In fact, it was the romantic and fun evening she had ever had.

He crawled back under the covers snuggling up close beside her. “Merry Christmas,” and he handed her the gift he had given to her at the restaurant. “You left this on the table.”

She took it from it, “Merry Christmas to you too.”

He kissed her cheek and pulled her closer. She turned to face him, their legs entwined. “I missed that.”

He grabbed her waist tickling her. “So you want me only for my body.”

“Maybe”, she laughed. “That and keeping me warm.”

“Well, I’m willing to do both.”

She fiddled with the gift box. “What time is it?”

“Just after 6:00. The snows stopped. You should see it all.”

She smiled at him, a wicked little seducing type of grin. “I wish it was still falling and the power was still out.”

Suddenly, like she realized she hadn’t opened the gift yet, she jumped up and sat cross-legged in front of him. “Bill, I feel terrible, I didn’t get you anything.”

He shifted, pulling himself up and leaning back against the front of the sofa, the blanket falling down around his waist. She reached out with her fingertips running them softly across his chest. Leaning forward, she rested her head on his bare skin and he wrapped his arms tightly around her.

“This…this is the best present you could have given me.”

She turned her head upwards looking in his eyes. “What?”

“This…right now,, it’s all I wanted.”

“Me, too.” She brushed his lips tenderly with hers. “I love you so much.”

Bill reached out form behind her and picked up the gift. “Aren’t you going to open it?”

Unwrapping it, she noticed right away that the box was from Dragonfly.

“My favorite jewelers.” She removed the top of the box. “Oh Bill, it’s gorgeous. I love them. “Here” she said handing him the necklace, “help me put it on.” He fixed the clasp behind her neck, nuzzling at her as he did it. “It’s beautiful.” He reached from behind her and turned the pendant over so she could see the word ‘Sorry.’

“Bill, remember something, this was both our faults. It’s over now. Let’s move forward. But you know every time I look at this, I’ll remember how much we mean to each other.”

He kissed her again. “Can I ask you one more thing?”


“Did you date anyone while we were apart?”

She was a little taken aback by the question and pushed her hand on his chest, lifting her body back off his. “No! Bill, I wasn’t even remotely interested. Why would you ask me that?”

“Ahhh, this idiot I have to deal with sometimes mentioned once that a friend of his saw you with someone at your Christmas party.”

“Mmm, Peter McBride.”

Bill’s face didn’t hide his surprise at her giving him a name. “Peter McBride??”

“Oh Bill, he’s an ass I work with. At our Christmas party, he was bugging me so I thought I’d dance with him once and get rid of him, and he was, well, you know, kind of groping.”


She brushed his chest again with her fingers. God, she loved it and smirked at him. In a quiet, sultry voice, she whispered, “trust me, you’ve got absolutely nothing to worry about. And, now if you’ll stop worrying about my love life, I’ve thought of something I could give you for Christmas.” Her fingers continued up his chest, making their way to his neck and then messing his hair. “You know, you’re very sexy.”

He pulled her tight, hands exploring her entire upper body. “So, what’s the Christmas present you were thinking of?”

With that, she took hold of his lips, pressing fully. As she fell to the mattress, she pulled him down with her keeping her lips on his. “I hope you like it, ‘cause it’s nonrefundable.”


“Mom, Uncle Bill and Aunt Karen are here.” Meghan had answered the doorbell and greeted her aunt and uncle with a Christmas hug. “Thanks for the gifts. We opened them already.”

Gail came bounding from the kitchen in full flight, apron flying and an oven mitt in one hand. She grabbed them both with one of her patented bear hugs. “Oh, I’m so glad you two are together again.”

Karen pulled away out of her clutches. “How do you know that?”

“Oh, my God, sister, you two are so transparent. All you have to do is look at your faces and you know.” Meghan, now standing beside her mother, shrugged her shoulders at them and laughed, “mom’s right, you know.”

Dinner was wonderful with everyone pitching in to help with the cooking and cleaning. Everyone was relaxed and chatty, with Gail constantly making reference to how happy Bill and Karen looked.

They had driven down together, with Karen deciding they would head back to their house in the morning after spending the night at Gail’s. Initially she was to fly back to LA on the 27th but since she really didn’t have to be back at work officially until January 2nd, she’d stay for what she referred to as the “making up period.”


Snuggled together in the guest room, Bill was all hands. “God, now you’re groping.”

“You have a problem with that?”

“A little. We are surrounded by my family you know.”

“Well, then I’ll try to be quiet.”

“Bill!” She grabbed his hands and held them tight. “You’re bad.”

He faked struggling to free himself.

“Bill, shhh! Be serious for a minute. I want to talk about something.” She suddenly had a very serious look on her face and he knew she meant business. “Bill, I’ve been thinking. We haven’t even talked about where we’re going to live.”

Bill freed one of his hands and touched her face. “I’ll go wherever you want me.”

“I want to stay here in Vermont.” She pulled herself up resting on her elbow. “I really don’t like the job I’m doing. I thought maybe we could set up house here and if you’re willing, perhaps I could help you out.”

“Who would be the boss?”

“Well, me, of course,” she laughed.

“Mmmm, I don’t know, we’ve tried that before.”

She poked him in the ribs causing him to grunt loudly. “Shhh!”

“Well, then don’t poke me so hard.”

“Alright, listen if you really insist , you can be the boss. Actually I’ve never worked for someone as sexy before. Might be kind of fun.”

“Well, as my assistant, Ms. Hayes, you may be required to work some late nights … if you know what I mean.”

“Will I be paid for overtime?”

“Of course. Let me show you how.” He rolled over, planting his arms on either side of her shoulders. He gently lowered himself. She loved how it felt, the weight of his body on hers. There lips met in a long, passionate kiss, both quietly moaning at the sensation. Deepening the kiss even further, she knew what Bill wanted.

“Bill”, she said, pushing across his chest. He smiled, “I know. I know. But we can cuddle can’t we?”

(Anonymous) on December 24th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
This was a great story!
(Anonymous) on December 24th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
A fabulous story that I loved from beginning to end. Thanks for sharing.
You know who I am sillies....: Bill and Karen Weddinglnl002 on December 25th, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
Cara: karen: oh really?caramelapples11 on December 25th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
Yay for making out up! :D

Wonderful job on this story! Write another soon!
cosmic_lcmcosmic_lcm on December 25th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing! Great story! I enjoyed it a lot!
I hope I'll read a new fic from you soon ;-)
Oh! And Merry Christmas!
kaidikaidiii on December 25th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Well done! It´s was exellent story.Thanks
24fanatic8: Bill & Karen's Wedding Pic24fanatic8 on December 26th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
This has been a wonderful story with a great ending. Thank you for writing this and giving us B/K fans a little Christmas present! :)

Merry Christmas!
(Anonymous) on December 27th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
i loved this story a lot. it was very good. I am glad that they got back together.