Abby and Kiki ran after Megan. Wally was upset about something.
"I ruined your guys' Christmas. Cruddy fire." He said. Kacey sighed.
"No, you didn't." She told him. "We're all glad you're OK." Kiki came back.
"Abby caught Megan but she's spilling out all this helpful information. You guys should see." They all ran to the room that Megan had ran in. Abby looked tired.
"I'll take it from here, Abby." Kacey said. She and Hoagie grabbed Megan's arms.
"I'm the one who started the fire!" Megan shouted. Wally had tears in his eyes. How could she do this? "The Delightful Children hired me too." Megan said. Kiki looked angry.
"We better head back to our Tree House." Kiki said. Megan laughed a fake laugh as they left.
"Um, listen Wally, Kuki. There's something we gotta tell you." Kacey said motioning to Abby and Hoagie. "We kinda set up that you guys were gonna sing a duet in the Kids Next Door Christmas Talent Show." Kuki looked OK but Wally was fine.
"You're not mad?" Hoagie asked. Kuki and Wally shook their heads. Toby panted and hopped on Wally's lap.
"Well, we should start cracking!" Abby shouted. Kuki picked out the costumes. Abby helped them practice the song together. Hoagie picked out the food. And Kacey lead it all like the leader she is.
Finally, it was Christmas Eve. Every Kids Next Door operative was there. Numbuh 362 announced the Talent Show.
"First up tonight we have Sector W singing Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." Numbuh 362 said. Backstage Kacey and Abby were putting the final touches on the costumes. After a while a lot of acts went by and not a lot were good. Kuki and Wally would be last. Jingle Bell Rock was an easy song to sing but, not in front of everyone. Eventually, it was Kuki and Wally's turn. Kacey was just about finished helping Wally with his vocals. Then, Kacey and Abby pushed Kuki and Wally out there. Everyone looked at them. Kuki began.
Kuki: Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock
Wally: J- Jingle Bell Swing and Jingle Bells Ring
Kuki: Snowing and Blowing and bushels of fun
Wally: Now the Jingle hop has begun
They sang great. Abby and Kacey were overjoyed with "Yes!" and "We did it!" but Kacey said something so true. "They grow up so fast!" Abby nodded. When they were done every act has to come out. The crowd had to choose which act was the best.
"Alright! Here are the results!" Numbuh 362 said. "3rd place goes to Numbuhs 99 and 100 playing the guitars!" Everyone clapped as they came and got their trophy.
"2nd place goes to Sector W singing Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!" Everyone clapped as they got their trophy.
"And 1st place goes to Numbuhs 3 and 4 singing Jingle Bell Rock!" The whole audience cheered. Kuki and Wally screamed as did Kacey and Abby. They got the trophy and went on home.
"That was great!" Abby screamed. Kacey hugged them both. Kuki looked happy.
"Better go leave Santa my note!" Kuki screamed. She ran and put the note under the tree. Wally pulled the special note out of his pocket. He decided to go put it under the tree. But he hid it under Kuki's note. Then thought to himself. Come on Santa. Please. Please read my note. Please answer it. Pretty soon it was time to go to bed. Everyone but Kuki and Wally went to bed.
"Come on Wally, Santa won't come unless you're asleep!" Kuki said. Wally gave her a poor smile. Kuki pulled him along and put him in his room. She skipped to her own room. Wally knew she was right. He went to sleep dreaming about how Santa would read his note and fix everything.