Dancer tippy-tapped his way out of the Sheriff’s Office, his well manicured hooves beating a simple rhythm. “Dance with me, I want to be your partner. Can’t you see, the music is just starting…” he sang out.
Sheriff Kringle pressed the intercom. “Elf-ira, get Prancer on the phone.”
Prancer checked his reflection in the window, polishing a well-groomed antler before entering the darkened bar. He adjusted his “deggings” and sashayed over to an empty bar stool. Cocking up one hip, he perched provocatively on the edge of the stool. He lit a cigarette, and laid his vibrating cell phone on the bar. He signaled the bartender for his usual – a Bi Polar-tini. His messages flashed. Dasher. Dancer. Sheriff’s office. Comet.
Tundra turds, he thought. This can’t be good.
Things were closing in on him. He’d blown off the summons to the Sheriff’s office. Heard the Sheriff was investigating the disappearance of one of the founding fathers of that right-wing reindeer club. Like those jerks had ever really included him in their fanatic little group. He’d been an outsider for so long. Always the whispers. Called on to fill out the roster of eight until…well, until the whole Rudolph thing. Well, Prancer was no stranger to secrets. This one would keep a little longer.
Prancer eyed the lone young buck at the far end of the bar. Big brown eyes, button antlers, delicate ankles and tight little haunches. He signalled the bartender for another.
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