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Dedication: To my husband Robert who has made every year full of promise. I love you!
The Yule tree was in place. She had decorated it with ribbons and colourful baubles. The Yule log was in the fireplace, lit with the remnants of last year’s log. She did one quick look around the house, checking that everything was ready for Yuletide celebrations. Once that was done, she looked out the front door again. It was almost time.
At first, she couldn’t see anything through the fog that surrounded her, but she could hear dogs barking, the beat of hooves against the road and voices, though she couldn’t make out what the voices were saying.
“What do you think, Fenrir? Are you ready to come home now?” Odin addressed the Hellhound.
“It appears you have enchanted my dear friend, Fenrir,” Odin said to Cassandra. “You have done well, and your brother will be returned to you by morning. I’m afraid you will have to keep Fenrir for longer though. He is refusing to leave your side.”
“In the flesh,” he said, a slightly wicked smile appearing.
She turned to lead him back into the house, glancing over her shoulder as she paused. “You’re not sleeping in my bed tonight, Beast,” she huffed. “You can sleep on the couch.”
“As you wish.” His smile never faltered as he followed her into the house.
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