Snippy's Mistletoe -
It is that time of the year when the wastelands gets colder than usual and the snowflakes falls more often. Snippy dread this type of weather because that could only mean one thing….Christmas. And Captain somehow always remembers Christmas and every year, Captain would order his minions to set preparations to prepare (in his words) “The most tasty jolly holly chest-nutty fire roast-y holiday. “ Just like last year and the year before that….
Snippy found it useless to celebrate this holiday since their current situation is not so jolly, living in the wastelands and trying to stay alive. Even before the end of the world Snippy’s Christmas were always horrible and depressing. But Captain dismissed Snippy’s sour mood with a flick of his candy cane and gave Mr. Snippy a mission.
“Find the plant that rains delicious smooches to the holder!"
This surprise Snippy. Though the Captain is always unpredictable, the Captain always make Snippy find a decorations from Christmas lights, a Santa hat, toys to wrap, a plastic Santa, items that can be give as gifts for the Captain, a sleigh, and one time making Photoshop into a reindeer which didn’t end well for the sniper.
But a plant? Why a plant? And not just any plant. A mistletoe.
Snippy replay the argument he had with his Captain over and over in head while walking through the destructive mall. Snippy told Captain it was pointless to use that mistletoe because there were no women alive and they were all men. Unless Captain wanted a kiss from one of his minions….or he wanted to give a kiss to someone.
Snippy shiver at the thought and he immediately began to come up with an excuse why he couldn’t find mistletoe but during his thought process he trip over a shopping cart and fell over and started to roll down a steep hill that lead straight out of the mall. Snippy crash into a pile of dirt and mud.
“I hate Christmas.” He spoke bitterly and began the process of wiping the mud from his clothes.
Snippy looks out into the landscape and watch the snow continued falling softly. Snippy enjoy the silence and the landscape look, for once, beautiful. If it wasn’t for the mall, the dead city in the distance, and the park cars, the place look like it never went through an apocalypse. The snow covers the land and hides the dead world from Snippy’s view. Everything was pure white and the land was smooth, not a single footstep was seen all expect a greenish color.
Snippy squint his eyes and spotted something in the distance.
It stuck out so brightly and Snippy couldn’t simply ignore it. The color was so bright and new. Snippy step into the snow and walk slowly to the green object. When he finally reaches the object his eyes widen.
There in the snow was a brightly, fresh new mistletoe growing out of the ground.
Was it real? That is impossible. No plants have grown here since the bombs were dropped. Maybe it came from the mall? Snippy reach out to it and hesitate for a minute, but pluck it off the stem. Snippy raise it to his gas mask.
Bright green with red berries. Could this be a mistletoe? Snippy thought mistletoe grew on trees?
Snippy glare at this mistletoe, waiting, expecting something was going to happen. The snow just continued to fall on his head. Snippy shook his head.
What am I waiting for? There are no women alive and even if there were who would give him a kiss?
Snippy sigh, and started walking back to the base with the mistletoe in his hand.
At the rate things are going, it looks like Snippy would forever be alone surrounded by insane people.
As Snippy walks away he fails to notice an apocalypse survivor taking shelter in a nearby car.
This survivor was wearing a red, gray, white and black scarf, brown coat, white goggles and was holding a sketchbook tightly across its chest. The survivor was sleeping peacefully lost in the world of dreams. As Snippy passed the car without noticing the survivor, it mumbles quietly.
“Thank you... but I hate fruit cakes…” The survivor mumbles.
Was not expecting to write something like this but I did. I guess this is before Snippy found Jester. I don't see them as a couple but some people already ship them so oh well! Enjoy :]
This is for Alexuiss's X-MAS CONTEST TIME- [link]
Romantically Apocalyptic (c)Alexiuss [link]