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Book 1-9 Short Holiday Read
Dasher gains life as a human, but she is missing a connection. She wants a mate and is willing to do whatever it takes to find one.
One of nine reindeer that pulls Santa’s sleigh, Dasher wants nothing more than to find a partner, a mate, someone to be with. With the restrictions in the workshop, she has only one choice—she goes to the human world and starts trying men on for size.
The down side to mating with a human is that they don’t remember her the following day. The depressing point is that none of them have the stamina to keep up with her and there are no second chances. Every time is the first time with a human.
When she is assigned to a shop that needs an emergency audit, she enjoys the thrill of digging through the messy paperwork, and she has plans for the proprietor. One time might be enough if it was with him.
Argus has been sent to bring back a reindeer, but the woman with smouldering dark eyes is more than he was banking on. She seems nice, but he wants her naughty.
Ru calmly walked another stack of files to the cabinet and slowly sorted through it as she sought the alphabetical corollary. Her band and the bands of her siblings rattled on her arms under her sleeves. It made it hard to concentrate.
For the last two months, she had managed to keep management at bay while her sisters were out in the human world. It was her job to be the decoy, as she was the only one who was bound to Santa’s sleigh.
With the way the bands were buzzing, it was likely that someone wanted to do a briefing regarding this year’s path through the changing global weather patterns.
Ru promised herself that she would ignore them until it wasn’t possible. Unfortunately, she knew that that particular moment was here. She could hear footsteps in the archive. There were never footsteps that didn’t belong to a reindeer in the nice and naughty list archive.
There was only one reason for someone to make their way into the territory of the team—Santa wanted an audience.
“Hello? Where is everyone?”
Ru whistled sharply. The footfalls headed her way. She kept filing. It was what the reindeer did during the off-season. They were confined to the archive and did all the paperwork for the previous season. It was terminally boring and the reason for the visit today.
She could feel the presence of the elf behind her.
“Where are the others?”
Ru continued to file the verifications of the fulfillment of the nice or naughty requirements.
“Rudolph. Where are the others?” Administrator Rin wasn’t shrill, but he wasn’t completely calm.
She turned when she finished her batch and looked at him with her hands folded in front of her. “What others?”
He lifted his monitor—the flat display that told him where the reindeer were at any given time. Rudolph’s glow was red; the others were gold.
“He is going to hear about this.”
She shrugged again.
“Come with me.”
That was surprising. “Leave the archive?”
“And the stables. Santa needs to know about this.”
Ru walked with him to the upper level and through the crystalline gateway that normally blocked her progress. With Rin’s hand on her shoulder, she slid through the gateway and into the main hall.
Santa was sitting with his mail and flipping through the letters that the elves had selected for special consideration.
Rin cleared his throat. “Boss, I have Rudolph for you.”
Santa looked up, his pretty elven features glowing brightly in the reflected light of his crystal palace.
“Rudolph. Come and have a seat. I have been trying to contact you and the others from the team. Where have you been keeping yourself?” Santa patted the chair next to him and smiled.
Ru moved toward him and took the seat. “I have been where I always am. I am in the archive or the stable. Isn’t that where I am supposed to be?”
She tried to hold in her frustration, but it lashed out.
Santa put the letter he was reading aside. He waved his hand and a pot of tea appeared between them. “Tell me wh