"...Welcome back to the Six O'Clock news, I'm your anchor Gaye Appearel. On the lighter side of things this holiday season, we have reports from the Midtown Mall about what may have started as a disturbing incident but ended up charming nonetheless. For this report, I'm joined live by my steadfast field reporter Frankly Eyedungivadamn. Frankly?"
"Thanks, Gaye. I'm here outside the Midtown Mall's AC Moneypenny store and, as you can see behind me, there's quite the cleanup going on. About an hour ago, eyewitnesses reported a shockingly loud explosion and the police were notified. However, on closer inspection, it turned out to be no real threat. A local family was having their Christmas pictures taken when a mishap occurred.
(cut to first photo) "As you can see, a middle-aged wolf and his young cub were posing for their family pictures and, it was told to me by the studio photographer, that like many children getting the youngster to settle down was proving quite difficult indeed. The cub had just been to see Santa and was quite heavily distracted. His caretaker had to hold onto him and the cub took his hand. However, this second shot...
(cut to second photo) ...was taken by sheer surprise a second or two later. The wolf is an inflatafur and according to him, the cub was slightly jumpy, pulling his index finger by reflex on the shutter clicking. This is one of the wolf's unconscious inflation switches (as many of us have with our unique traits and bodies these days) and he swiftly began to balloon outwards. The photographer captured this rather amusing second photo by accident before diving for cover. The wolf blew apart with a mighty bang after filling out the whole studio and most of the ground floor before he detonated. However, no one was injured or even upset. Most bystanders found it utterly hilarious and gave applause to the happy couple as they took their photos home.
"An AC Moneypenny manager said that the incident was actually a boon as many people came to find out what the noise was about and found a cheery scene, staying on to do more Christmas shopping. As a result, the wolf, whose clothing was destroyed in the process of filling out a department store, was compensated a new suit. The cub was given a shiny new toy and they were wished well on their way out. Eyewitnesses said the wolf was greatly embarrassed looking and that the cub, while seeming quite dazed from being at ground zero of the blast, was giggling to himself and poking his older companion in the side.
"Back to you, Gaye."
"Thanks, Frankly. Up next, we cover whether or not incestuous intercourse is a viable gift this time of year and have our panel of experts lined up for a rousing debate. Stay tuned!"
My friends and I did our Christmas gifts last night via call through Discord. Imagine our surprise when
showed us these absolutely hilarious pictures he'd drawn for us for the Christmas season. A little short blurb of a story brewed up in my head and I decided to give that as way of passing forward the Christmas cheer!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, all! May your winter be mild, your presents thoughtful, and may you always keep an eye on cubs who just will not stay still.