Author: BellaDonna
Story Title: What's your childhood trauma?
Gen or Slash: gen
Rating: PG
Complete or WIP: complete
Category: drabble
Disclaimer: The characters don't belong to me, I'm just using them to create a story for fun. No copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: challenge response for me_and_thee_100 #34 'Holidays'
Summary: When Ken was little, he loved Christmas...

What's your childhood trauma?
Or the true story why Hutch doesn't like Christmas

by Belladonna

When Ken was little, he loved Christmas. Decorating the tree, everything. Thought that'd never change. Not even when he found out Santa wasn't real but his grandfather.

Young Ken also loved the theater. He was excited when he was chosen for a role on the Christmas play. Wasn't a big role but an important one.
He kept practising it, everywhere. Felt ready, knew the words by heart. Was ready for his moment to shine.

When the time came, he froze. Mind empty, the theater filled.
He barely managed to get out the words, badly stuttered.

„Here comes Santa Claus, now.“