Notes:Yay! It's Christmas, or X-mas, or that special time of year, or
whatever! Anyway, I've decided to make a Kirby X-mas story
just cause I love Christmas. The holiday cheer, no school, and
most of all, PRESENTS!!!! Well, anyway, try to enjoy
and have fun with yourselves! Merry Christmas or whatever!
Dedede angrily looked over the walls of his balcony, surveying
the large, green, plains around his fortress. He growled to
himself in irritation.
chose that time to walk up with some tea. "What's wrong
with you? Woke up on the wrong side of the bed this
morning?" he asked, cocking an eye.
around, Dedede grabbed the snail and shook him by the neck,
splashing the tea all over the ground.
not fair, Escahgoon!" he whined, eyes big and glossy.
the way you pay me? Yeah, I'd have to agree with you on that
one, sire," Escargoon sneered.
that, ya fool! Look!" Dedede pushed Escargoon's head over
the balcony, in the direction of Cappy Town.
squinted. "I still don't see what the big deal is, sire.
Is this some kind of a hidden metaphor, or something?"
dropped Escargoon back on the balcony and whacked him over the
skull with his hammer.
the day them Cappies start their annual Gift Swap
massaged the new bump on his head. "Yeah, so? Since when
did you start caring about those losers?"
I don't never get nothin' from them!" Dedede whined.
"Everybody down there is all happy and 'jublicious'-like
and I'm up here like a doggone fool without no presents!"
don't look at me, sire. You're not exactly the first person on
my list of deserving gifts either." the snail said.
was soon on the floor with another bump on his head.
put his hammer away. "Well, this year's gonna be
different! I'm gonna be the one with the most gifts eva and
those Cappies'll be the losers!" Running back into the
castle with Escargoon, he laughed to himself deviously.
arriving in the throne room, Dedede hopped into his seat.
Pushing the button on the left arm of seat, the room went dark
and a huge monitor came out of the wall. Turning on, the sly
smile of the NME salesman appeared.
Big D?" he greeted. "Ready to pay up your bill yet?
Y'know, the one that's overdue?"
that! I need a monster for a special occasion!" Dedede
occasion, huh? Well, I didn't know it was your birthday, king!
Congrats! So, how many candles are on the cake?" the
salesman couldn't help but laugh.
decided to step in. "It's not his birthday! We want a
monster that can ruin an occasion!"
the Cappies' Gift Swap celebration!" Dedede shouted,
throwing his arms back and knocking Escargoon on the ground.
I may have just what you need, then," the merchant
adjusted his glasses and smiled. "I think you'll like
what you'll see."
an explosion of light and electricity, the new monster was
downloaded in a flash. It was a large white walrus with a blue
mouth wearing black suspenders and strangely, a bare blue
frowned. "Now, what the heck is that supposed to
like to call this cool little fellow Mr. Frosty," the
salesman explained. "He causes devastating blizzards and
can turn anything into an ice sculpture! That's more than
enough to crash a party!"
smiled. "Perfect! Sounds like the kind of monster I
for once..." Escargoon added, rubbing his head.
Cappy Town, the yearly 'Gift Swap' ceremony had already
started. It was a special time of year where the residents of
Cappy Town would purchase and exchange gifts with each other
in order to celebrate unity and peace amongst the Cappy
civilization. It had been held annually near the end of every
year in order to bring a brand new year of good luck to
Tuff, and Kirby had stopped at Kawasaki's to order lunch.
While Tiff had already gotten a present for her mother, Lady
Like, Tuff, on the other hand had procrastinated and never got
anything on his own.
blew bubbles in his soda, musing. "I just don't know what
to do, Tiff! C'mon, don't you have any ideas, or
shook her head. "Not this time. I told you last week to
get this over with, but did you listen to me? No!"
come on!" Tuff nagged. "Just a hint, maybe,
got yourself into this mess and now you have to get yourself
out," Tiff said.
just smiled and slurped up his noodles and the plate along
have to start taking responsibility for what you do and not
always ask me for help," she lectured.
I'll do that next year!"
this time, Tiff had already left the table and the restaurant.
wait!" Tuff called after her, Kirby following.
it, Tuff! I'm not helping you this time!"
I promise to get something for you!"
scratched his head. "Uh, a dictionary, or
the last time, I..." Tiff suddenly stopped as a snowflake
fell on her pointing finger.
was that?" Tuff wondered.
piyoo!" Kirby pointed at the sky as more snowflakes fell.
look! It's snowing!" Tuff said, pointing out the obvious.
sighed. "It's not supposed to snow here, Tuff and you
being so lame, Tiff. I think it's really snowing this
time!" Tuff brushed some flurries off his head.
smiled and caught a snowflake. "Piyoo!"
a nearby alley, Meta Knight sat quietly looking at the sky,
his eyes glowing blue.
in the castle, Escargoon was confused about Dedede's
he questioned, "what are you exactly trying to do
I make it snow, then the Cappies' can't celebrate their Gift
Swap!" Dedede answered, looking at the freshly fallen
shook his head. "But that doesn't make any sense! How is
snow going to do anything? Hasn't something like this happened
once...no, twice before? If you ask me, I think we
should just go after Kirby, plain and simple!"
Frosty'll put Kirbeah on ice, awright," the king assured,
crossing his arms.
do you know? I thought he was supposed to make a
asking questions, pea brain an' leave all the thinkin' to
me!" Dedede barked.
leaned on his hand. "I'd love to do that, your highness,
if you had a brain..."
snow continued on throughout the day, covering Dreamland in a
white blanket of snow. Snowmen were numerous and snowball
fights often commenced among the children. Sometimes the
adults even joined in, seeing how many times they could hit a
slowly moving Melman before he fell over.
was the only one not interested in the frozen fluff. She sat
underneath a tree watching everyone else play in the snow,
trying to come up with a logical reason for why it was
happening. The last time it snowed like this, it was because
of the Pengi wanting to make Dreamland their new home since
their home had melted. The time before that was Dedede's
fault; the Ice Dragon he ordered first brought snow to
Dreamland so he could get rid of Kirby. Fortunately, that plan
fell flat on its face after Ice Kirby destroyed the dragon.
Now, it was snowing again...but was it Dedede's doing?
suddenly came over and sat beside Tiff, exhausted and out of
breath. He had snow all over his head and was more of a
lavender color than his usual pink. Tiff assumed it was
probably because he'd been the guinea pig of most snowball
off her scarf, she brushed the snow off the Star Warrior's
think they'd know better, Kirby. Just because you're a little
different, they go and use you for target practice!" she
puyu--!" Kirby was cut off as Tiff roughly brushed the
scarf over his face.
she was done, she ringed out the scarf and wrapped it around
her neck again. Seeing that no one was attacking him with
snow, Kirby decided to stay with Tiff to avoid getting
pummeled by the other Cappy kids, Tuff included.
a few more minutes, Tiff shivered. "Is it me, or is it
getting colder?" she turned to Kirby, who nodded.
stood up stretched, rubbing her hands together. Kirby slowly
rose and shook his frozen feet, following Tiff as she began to
head back for the castle. The two went through Cappy Town,
taking a shortcut pass the large tree in the middle of town.
that I think about it," Tiff wondered aloud, "Kirby,
you've never done the Gift Swap before, have you?"
Kirby responded bluntly.
it's where you buy a gift for a close friend or a member of
your family. The entire point is to bring in the new year with
good luck by being generous to each other."
nodded, interested while they walked on.
goes on for 12 days, each day for a month of the year. On the
evening on the 12th day, everyone with a gift puts it in a big
pile in the middle of town and they're mixed up. Then
everybody chooses a random gift from the pile to take and
whatever it is will be their good luck charm for the next
year," she finished.
smiled and nodded.
for friends or family bringing good luck...
Dedede sat in the study, looking through a book just as
Escargoon slithered in.
what are you doing?! Someone like you shouldn't be in here!
Reading is bad for your brain and tough on the nerves!"
he shouted, startling the penguin.
quiet!" Dedede snapped, throwing an abandoned book at the
snail. "I just found out some mo' stuff goes down
indifferent places other than this Gift Swap the Cappies
rolled his eyes under the book on his head. "Oh,
goody," he replied, sarcastically.
'bout a 'Sainty Clause' or sumthing..." Dedede scratched
his hat. "That a monster wit' big ol' claws?"
and it's Santa Claus," Escargoon corrected, pointing at a
picture since the penguin couldn't read. Taking the book, he
read for himself. "Says here he brings presents to all
the good girls and boys... Hmm, well, we can both say that
you're not on that list, sire!"
bonked him on the head with his fist, then was struck with an
idea. "Hey, maybe I can be Santy Claus!" he
a break..." Escargoon mumbled, recovering. "Santa GIVES
presents and you TAKE presents! There's a big
but I can do the opposite and take them gifts all for myself!
Now, gimme!" Dedede snatched the book from Escargoon to
get a better look at Santa. After flipping a few pages, he
came across a picture of Santa in his sleigh with reindeer.
This puzzled him.
I'm warning you; read that junk and you might actually learn
something!" the snail said.
Escargoon, Dedede shoved the book in his face. "What're
these things here, now?"
are reindeer, sire." Escargoon sighed. "They pull
the sleigh and make it so he can deliver the gift--"
needs me a 'rainydeer' then, sose I can fly an' travel betta!"
chance. Reindeer don't even live here," the snail
we need something that can fly, then," the king
smirked. "A bird, maybe?"
was about to bring his hammer down on Escargoon, but suddenly
he grinned. "I know who can be my 'rainydeer'..."
so you know, I ain't strapping on any wings..." Escargoon
wrapped herself in an electric blanket and blew on her hands.
"This is ridiculous! It can't be that cold!"
maybe it's just that you're not used to the cold, darling. I
know I'm sure not," Lady Like said, sipping some cocoa.
frowned. "We're not supposed to be."
could get slightly warmer; the weather can't stay like this
forever," Sir Ebrum stood near the window, looking at the
Like took another sip of cocoa. "I hope Tuff comes home
soon. It doesn't look pretty out there."
sat in the front room, watching Tiff from the couch. He was
tempted to get undera blanket and warm up, but Tiff was in one
of her moods and he didn't want to make her more mad.
Kirby turned around just in time to see a watermelon in the
doorway. Licking his lips, he quickly pursued the tasty melon
down the hall, with no one noticing he was gone.
watermelon rolled down the hallway, attached to a hook being
pulled by Dedede. When he heard Kirby get close he whispered
of the two in the next room, Kirby continued to follow the
fruit until it stopped at a doorway. He happily gobbled it up
just as he saw Dedede lurking behind the door.
a moment to spare, Escargoon jumped on Kirby, completely
missing him and crashing into the floor. The Star Warrior ran
away, only to trip over Dedede's hammer. Using this to their
advantage, the two ambushed Kirby.
Escargoon held Kirby down, Dedede jammed a green collar full
of large, weighty bells all around the sides over Kirby's
head, pushing it down hard enough to prevent it from being
removed. He then took the plush reindeer horns and tied them
to Kirby's head, yanking on the thin strings and tying them in
a tight knot under the puffball's neck.
lookie dat, Escahgoon! Kirbeah looks like a big ol' 'rainydeer'
now!" Dedede chuckled, pointing at Kirby.
horns are fake and that collar clashes with the pink, but it
was good try, sire," the snail sighed.
frowned. "Good try, nothin'! Dis here's the best 'rainydeer'
I done eva made!"
frowned at his new reindeer attachments, as they were very
uncomfortable and tight. Turning his head to the side, he
began pulling on the reindeer horns, obviously not
cooperating. Dedede saw this and yanked Kirby's reins, making
him fall on his face.
listen up, 'rainydeer'," Dedede said, addressing Kirby.
"since I've got these here reins, you can't do nothin'
less I says so, got that?"
than responding, Kirby began tugging at the knot that was practically
choking him, squeaking in protest. Dedede angrily yanked the
reins again, sending Kirby headfirst into a nearby wall.
best listen to meh, 'rainydeer', elsewise, you ain't going be
doin' any flyin' tonight!" Dedede growled.
Kirby bent over on the floor and tugged hard at his collar,
the bells shaking in a harmonious tune.
the reins, Dedede walked out the door. "Come on!" he
commanded, dragging an unwilling Kirby behind him. Escargoon
followed, as well.
the blizzard was coming down harder than ever. Snow had piled
up in big heaps up against everything, making the entire
courtyard look like a frozen wasteland. Of course, this didn't
stop Dedede, as he trudged through the ice to his
the reins, Escargoon tied them to the limo's front then hopped
into the driver's seat.
are you sure this is going to work?" he asked, worried.
"If we stay out here too long, we could all get the flu,
or even worse!"
king pulled out a whip and tightened it between his gloves.
"No! We ain't goin' back inside 'til I gots all of them
turned to Kirby and snapped the whip at him, shouting,
sudden sting of the whip startled Kirby as he began trying to
pull away from the source of the pain.
looked at Kirby, then at Dedede and facefaultered. "No,
sire, it's 'mush', not 'oatmeal'!"
the penguin bellowed. "Just go!" He whipped Kirby
again, forcing him to pull harder, but it was apparent that
the car was going nowhere fast.
plan's going nowhere!" Escargoon shouted, throwing his
arms up in annoyance. "We'd be better off if we got the
guards to pull this thing!"
I'd be better off if you quit yo' naggin'!" Dedede
if you came up with better plans!" Escargoon retorted.
the argument went on, Kirby managed to slip out of his collar
and reindeer horns and ran for it.
long after Kirby left, Tiff suddenly noticed the puffball was
sighed in irritation. "Just my luck Kirby would go
missing right now."
snow had now become a blizzard; more than a blizzard, almost.
It seemed like it was raining snow with huge, thick sheets
barreling down, only getting worse and worse. The skies had
darkened and the Cappies had retreated to their houses due to
the extreme weather. Unfortunately, it was getting very late,
delaying the Gift Swap that was to take place in the middle of
sighed again, not really wanting to go out in the mess.
Regardless, she put on her scarf and some earmuffs and was
about to open the door to leave when she ran into her
shivering little brother.
T-t-tiff," he trembled.
Where have you been?"
couldn't help but shake. He was entirely blue and icicles hung
from his moppy hair. "It j-j-just got s-s-so c-c-cold
s-s-so f-f-fast," he continued. "I-i-it's
f-f-freezing out t-t-there!"
have you seen Kirby anywhere?" Tiff asked.
slowly shook his head. "N-n-no..."
Tiff grabbed the electric blanket from the couch and put it
over Tuff's shoulders, "warm up and go tell Mom and Dad
obeyed and went into the back room, as Tiff ran into the storm
to find Kirby.
the Star Warrior fought his way through the fierce snowstorm,
lost and bewildered. The snow pelted against his face, like
daggers or shards of glass, but he kept going. It seemed like
hours until he finally bumped into something.
Rubbing frost from his face, he looked up to see Tiff in front
ran over to Kirby and hugged him. "What're you doing out
here? It's too dangerous out here! You could freeze!"
then, the ground started shaking vigorously.
what's that?!" Tiff squinted through the snow to try and make out
the object drawing closer.
question was answered as Mr. Frosty stomped into view, ice and
snow coming from his hands, scattering everywhere.
frowned. "A monster! Dedede!"
if on cue, Dedede and Escargoon drove up in their car, still
arguing about earlier.
swung his fists around. "You can't call me that!"
call you a lot of other things, sire, but there are children
present!" Escargoon called back, pointing at Kirby.
eyes went wide, as did the snail's as they realized Kirby
right in front of them.
look! It's that there Kirby!" Dedede shouted.
knew that all this snow was your doing!" Tiff angrily
shouted. "I bet you're trying to get rid of Kirby
that right, girlie!" Dedede chuckled. "And after
Frosty here's done with him, he'll be nothin' be a Kirby-sicle!
Now, Frosty! Get 'em!"
hesitation, Mr. Frosty raised his arms, making the blizzard
much worse. The winds lashed blistering ice and snow at Tiff
and Kirby, but it was also affecting King Dedede and
what's going on?! I thought you told that thing to attack
Kirby, not us!" the snail shouted, blinking and squinting
covered his eyes completely. "Something's wrong! That
ball of blubber's not even trying to hit Kirby!"
Kirby again, Mr. Frosty held up his hands, an ice cube forming
between them. He then threw it at Kirby, hitting him in face
and knocking him over.
buried under the snow stood up and shook the snow off her
head. Trembling, she looked around for Kirby, Dedede, or
anybody, but the snowstorm had become a hailstorm pelting her
with thick clumps of snow. It was impossible to see anything,
so she decided to stay close to the ground.
and Escargoon were having problems of their own, being
bombarded with the hail Mr. Frosty made, not to mention the
limo being badly dented.
this here car damage is comin' outta yo' paycheck!"
Dedede shook Escargoon by the neck.
why we should've paid the insurance bill, your majesty!"
the lackey spat.
Tiff still couldn't see anything and she could barely hear,
but she knew Kirby and Mr. Frosty were fighting and Kirby was
up again, Tiff cupped her hands around her mouth. "Kirby,
suck it up!"
another ice cube, Kirby ran to Mr. Frosty's right and started
inhaling. Frosty paid no mind to this and tossed another ice
cube at Kirby in time for him to gulp it down, although Kirby
couldn't help but hack up some shards of the freezing ice as a
he leapt into the air, ready for his transformation. First, it
started sprinkling snow, then snowed a little harder, then a
huge clump of snow fell on top of Kirby. Spinning around, he
quickly shook it off, but when stopped spinning, he was
wearing a blue parka.
transforming, Kirby landed on the ground near Tiff, letting
get a good look at him.
a new kind of power!" Tiff thought out loud.
is now...Freeze Kirby!" Meta Knight announced, suddenly
appearing out of nowhere.
Tiff had to admit she was surprised at the outcome, expecting
to see Ice Kirby instead.
charged towards Mr. Frosty, bouncing off an oncoming ice cube.
Realizing Kirby was getting closer, Mr. Frosty threw more and
more ice, continuously missing his mark. The last ice cube
actually backfired, since Kirby kicked it back at him.
the overgrown walrus stunned, the hail and snow ceased, giving
Kirby the perfect time to attack. Kirby held his arms up as
cold wind surrounded him, growing in size as he charged up.
don't think that would be wise, sire..." Escargoon
lowered his arms and folded them together then held them
straight out, blasting Frosty with snow, ice, and hail. The
attack could've been called an overkill after it left the
unfortunate Frosty nothing but a large pile of ice in the
this, Dedede went ballistic. "Now I ain't never gonna get
no gifts from nobody never again, Escahgoonie!" he
free form Dedede's grasp, Escargoon started the car and drove
off. "I told this plan wouldn't work!"
the water out of her ponytail, Tiff smiled. "I'm glad
that's all over. I was starting to get sick of all this
Knight nodded, his eyes glowing a hazy emerald. "Thanks
to Kirby, I wouldn't worry about it snowing for a while."
Mr. Frosty was destroyed, the snow still remained, but that
didn't stop the Gift Swap. About an hour later, Tiff, Tuff,
and Kirby went to town to put their gifts in the pile.
Everyone wrapped their gifts in the dull, mundane paper so it
would be easy to get it mixed up with the other presents.
the presents were well mixed up, everyone who put a gift in
ran to take the first one they could grab, not judging by size
or looks. It was especially exciting to hear different Cappy's
expressions over what they got.
I got a lamp!"
is this a flyswatter?"
A new microwave!"
pair of glasses?"
duster should come in handy."
on earth is this?"
don't need toothpaste!"
I got an Nintendo DS!"
ripped open his gift almost immediately. "All right! A
football! Go, long!"
threw the pigskin at a nearby Spikehead, who caught it with
her new baseball glove.
gonna have to do better than that!" she jeered.
much as she wanted to deny it, Tiff was a little anxious about
opening what she got. Last year, her 'good luck charm' was a
pair of stinky socks; the year before that was a broken comb.
she opened the small box, expecting an old, rusty spoon.
Instead, she pulled out a sparkling pearl necklace.
was speechless on what to say, what to think, what to do. It
felt wonderful to finally get something worthwhile, but it
also felt bad that she didn't know who gave it to her. Part of
the Gift Swap tradition was for everyone to remain anonymous.
opened his present and pulled a Santa Claus hat out of a large
basket of assorted fruits. Putting the Santa hat on, he
proceeded with eating his present.
couldn't help but have a feeling of content on what he
received, but he was even happier seeing Tiff's reaction to
was a great feeling to see Tiff smile, but it was an even
greater feeling to know he put it there.
I feel like that wasn't my best, but don't complain! And Kirby
PROBABLY only gets Freeze if he actually eats Mr. Frosty, but
in this case, it doesn't really matter, lol. Same goes for the
pearl necklace he got for Tiff. Don't ask me where he got it
from; use your imagination. Maybe he stole it, maybe he made
it, maybe he bought it, maybe Lady Like gave him one of her
necklaces. Your call! So, that's it and Merry X-mas, peace on
Earth, goodwill towards all Kirbys, do your homework, brush
your teeth, feed the yard, mow the dog, watch your toes, and
look out below! :) Oh, and R&R wouldn't hurt either. BTW,
notice the random idiot who got the DS?:P