[Under the tree is a bottle addressed to Warren. It reads ‘Shafer Relentless Napa Valley 2008’. There is a note stuck to it.]
I thought if there was one thing I could get you, it’d be the one thing that’s always disappearing. I hope you like it, although I think you can trust Darce’s taste. He did most of the deciding and it’s supposedly the best wine of the year. Merry Christmas, and I hope it goes as great as those decorations look!- Vance
Warren hugs the bottle. It is indeed the best 2008, and he is a devoted fan of the Syrah family of grapes. Darce indeed has good taste, and Warren looks forward to sharing some precious ‘midnight in a glass’ with his good friends.
[A small giftbox for Warren houses a cute little snow globe with a Precious Moments Mary Poppins inside. If the little key in back is wound up, it plays a dainty music box version of ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’.]
We’ve seen a couple of these kinds of figures in the other room, and we know you like Mary Poppins, so when we saw this we made an educated guess that you’d like it. Merry Christmas, Warren! - Michael, Van, and Pat
Warren winds the key, then gives the globe a gentle swirl before setting it on the arm of the couch and dropping his chin on his hand to watch it with unashamed enchantment. “It’s practically perfect in every way. Thank you!”
[There is a paper bag (holiday themed with stripes of course) with Warren’s name written on it. Inside, there is a whole batch of homemade (and slightly lumpy) peanut butter thumbprint-style cookies meant to taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.]
I didn’t know what a rich guy like you would want for Christmas, so I decided to make you something instead. I tried to make ‘em taste like PB&J sandwiches, and they came out pretty close. And no crusts. - Fred
[Warren curls up with a glass of milk and the cookies, giving one a thoughtful tasting. It would seem to be a successful recipe from the way he melts into the seat with a big smile. “Fred, I think these are about the richest gift anybody ever got! Thank you!” … He then must defend his stash from the dogs, who are very curious as to what smells so amazing.]
May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with good cheer! Somehow I thought of you when I stumbled across what I chose to be your gift. It’s not much, but I do hope you like it. Take care.
[Warren blinks, then breaks into delighted laughter. Leave it to Jean to make sure he can always find his way home, and in a stylish manner, too.]
This is a pin-up of my original designs of the X-men I did for a print for Megacon 2011.
[On the back of the silver bell is an engraved message:
"Every time a bell rings…"
Along side the bell is a note:
"Thanks for making the holidays so comfortable and warm here at the mansion, Warren. Merry Christmas.
[This is likely to be taken away by noon after Warren delights in ‘handing out wings’ all morning.]