It was about four days before Christmas and Kacey, (a.k.a. Numbuh 7) was busy decorating the Sector V tree house. Her small Golden Retriever puppy, Toby, was handing her ornaments to put on the Christmas Tree with his mouth. Toby was wagging his tail violently. A sign of happiness. Kacey's Australian cousin Wally (a.k.a. Numbuh 4) walked in. He didn't look too happy.
"What's up, Wally?" Kacey asked in a generous tone while grabbing another ornament from Toby. Wally grumbled to himself before answering her question.
"N- Nothing. I'm fine." He quickly shed away a few tears. Toby whined and then rubbed against Wally's leg like a cat.
"Are you sure?" Kacey asked. "'Cause Toby seems to have noticed you're sad." Wally looked down at the puppy only to gently move him away with his foot. Then, Kacey's smile faded into a frown.
"Listen, Wally, it's four days before Christmas. You have three to lighten up." Wally growled. Just because Kacey was a year older than him and 1 grade ahead, it didn't mean she could tell him what to do.
"Fine then!" He put his hoodie up and his hands in his pockets and walked away. Just then he ran into Kuki (a.k.a. Numbuh 3) another one of his team-mates.
"Hi, Wally!" Kuki said cheerfully. She then held out a very long piece of paper. Wally looked confused.
"Hey, Kuki." He replied. "Um, what's that paper for?" Kuki's grin stretched from ear to ear.
"It's my Christmas list, silly!" Kuki held it out to Wally's face. "I have to put it under the tree so one of Santa's elves can bring it to him!" She then saw Wally's face. She decided to cheer him up. "What's on your list?" Kuki asked. Wally didn't have much of a list. He then pulled out a little piece of paper. It read; Dear Santa, It's me, Wallabee Beetles. I know I haven't written to you since I was 6 but, this is an emergency! You can take all of my presents from under the tree back, because all I want for Christmas this year is the girl of my dreams. Then in deep bold letters was; ~Wallabee "Wally" Beetles. Wally quickly put the note in his pocket.
"Um, I don't really care what I get for Christmas this year." Wally lied. He didn't want to show the note to Kuki. He pushed Kuki out of the way and ran into his room.
Kuki shrugged and then walked into the room where the Christmas tree was being set up. On the couch was Abby (a.k.a. Numbuh 5) reading a magazine and Hoagie (a.k.a. Numbuh 2) eating a hamburger. Kuki plopped onto the couch and shoved her Christmas list in Abby's face.
"Kuki! Stop it!" Abby shouted scooching over towards Hoagie. But when some of his burger spilled onto her magazine she scooched back over towards Kuki.
"It's my Christmas list, Abby!" Kuki shouted adding another thing to the list. "What's on yours?"
Abby simply replied with the truth. "I ain't got no Christmas list. Abby gets what Santa brings her." She smiled at Kuki then went back to her magazine. Kacey just finished the tree at that moment.
"Done!" Kacey announced. Toby barked happily. He then cuddled on Kuki's lap.
"Hi, Toby!" Kuki exclaimed. Toby barked again. Then, Wally walked in and sat next to Kuki. Toby hopped on Wally's lap but Wally put him back on Kuki's lap.
" Hey, Wally!" Hoagie said to Wally. "You alright? You usually love playing with Toby!" Wally wasn't too sure about telling Hoagie what was on his mind. H decided to tell a different story.
"Uh, I'm sad because Numbuh 1 ain't gonna be here for this Christmas." Wally answered. But saying that brought down everyone's mood. Wally just decided to forget about it and take a nap on the couch.