WARNING: This story contains mild foul language. Yep, that's it. Oh, and awws. Well, hopefully awws...
NOTE: This story contains mild spoilers for the Dreamkeepers Graphic Novel Saga, including yet-to-be-released pages of Volume 4. They are sufficiently vague enough to avoid truly spoiling anything for free readers of the comic, but those with knowledge of Volume 4's ending will be able to properly understand one of the things mentioned in the story that would otherwise make no sense.
Now that is out of the way...
"When twinkles the mantle of snow,
'Tis time for the holiday glow.
'neath sacred tree,
Thanking yon spirits
for all that is free.
Visitations in night
the children will lift,
Bestowing to them
their singular gift.
Reflections but past, on now to the feast.
Celebrations galore, let sorrows all cease.
Light up the fires,
Hang baubles and spires,
Put on a roast,
raise glasses in toast,
With gifts on the hearth,
and plenty of warmth,
Our year of endeavors
settled in rest,
Spirit of harmony
seeing all the best.
the gracious reprieve,
Pray goodwill to all,
it's Allspirit's Eve."
--"AllSpirit's Eve", a Dreamkeepers Holiday Prelude, by Dave & Liz Lillie
Possessed by a festive spirit (no pun intended), I decided that I should write a holiday-themed Dreamkeepers fanfic and that it would be done by Christmas Eve (yeah, failed at that; a couple hours late by my clock). However, I lacked an actual plot. Then Dave posted this years holiday prelude and I was inspired to make a Vi-centric story, where sometime after Volume 4, when the crew is at their lowest (so far), Vi decides to bring some holiday cheer to lift everyone's spirits. Yes, I said Vi; read the story, it will make sense.
I fear that this one lacks polish due to the rushed nature of it (Why oh why did I want to have it done before Christmas? Could've just waited until afterwards and do some editing, but then it wouldn't be the same.), but I also said that of previous works and they turned out fine, so what do I know?
Note: I published this one as a pdf due to formatting loss when pasting into stashwriter. I've noticed that while Chrome displays the file on the same page within a module, Firefox appears to be incompatible. If you don't already know this, if you are using Firefox or is otherwise unable to view the pdf directly, click on the link provided below the preview image, which states that your browser is incompatible with the plugin. It should bring up a new window with the pdf. If all else fails, simply download the file and view it off your computer.
So, anyways, hope you enjoy the story and leave a comment if you can!
Oh, and Merry Christmas!!!
DISCLAIMER: I do not own the Dreamkeepers universe, it belongs to Dave & Liz Lillie. The flashback scene is based upon the 2017 Holiday Prelude by Dave & Liz Lillie. The poem in this description is directly taken from the "AllSpirit's Eve" Holiday Prelude by Dave & Liz Lillie. Any similarities to other fanfics/fanart is purely coincidental and unintentional.