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In the opening lines of this short story we're introduced to the hero, Seth, and heroine, Dini, just as they are introduced to each other.
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“Here, let me help you with that,” Santa took the package from her hands and placed it on the trailer with all of the other wrapped presents.
Dini chuckled, “and here I thought the elves did all of the work getting Santa ready to deliver the gifts.”
“Well since I don’t have to deal with Rudolph or any of those temperamental reindeer today I figure I can lend a hand.”
“Thank you, Santa,” she smirked.
He patted his flat stomach. “Maybe I should put a pillow in here or something?”
“They’re pushing for healthier Santas nowadays. Besides, I think the kids will be thrilled with any guy in a red jacket with a white beard who gives them a present.”
“It’s the first time I’ve ever played Santa, I don’t want to screw it up.” He adjusted the ear loops that held his beard in place.
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Dini didn’t want to think about her past. And, Seth wasn’t thinking about anything but his past. Thrown together as Santa and his Number One Elf at the homeless shelter, Dini and Seth seem to be on opposite sides... of everything. Her past is catching up to her, and Seth may risk his future to protect her.