After recently discovering that he's the father of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Reaver wants to make up for lost time, by giving each of them the perfect Christmas gift, but he's having trouble finding anything that seems right. A visit with Eidolon unexpectedly provides him with exactly the inspiration he needs.
This is another short story that's less than four pages and takes place between Rogue Rider and Reaver in the Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series chronology. This one follows Reaver who has just recently discovered that he's the father of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Feeling guilt over not being there for the first five thousand years of their lives, he wants to give each of them the perfect Christmas gift, but just can't seem to find anything they don't already have or that doesn't seem cheesy. He goes to have a talk with Eidolon who inadvertently gives him the inspiration he's been looking for. Reaver was a watcher of the Horsemen for years, not knowing that they were actually his children, and now that he does, I love that he wants to be a real father to them. Between this story and the previous short, "Oh, Christmas Hells, Oh Christmas Hells..." where he babysits Shade and Runa's triplets, I can tell he will be a great dad, so I hope he gets another chance in his own book to do just that. Overall, this was a sweet, heartwarming story that really embodies the Christmas spirit. This story is available for free on the author's website as part of her Demonica: Overkill anthology of short stories.
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