Fire washed over them. Sammy held Maddie close, sorry he’d brought them here.
“Well, what are you waiting for?” came a voice from above them.
“Huh?” Amazed, Sammy realized they weren’t burned.
He looked at Maddie and saw she was clean and sparkling. So was he. He looked up at the white haired, red monster.
“Whut’d you do?” he asked puzzled.
“Gave you a bath, what else? You were dirty. Didn’t Tony tell you?”
“Darn that elf! Well, come on, it’s time for bed.”
Taking them both by the hand, Santa lead the children off into their new life.