Panel 1: LUKE CAGE stands in the snow and holds his arm in front of his face as a blizzard suddenly starts to blow.
CAPTION: Just when seemed his Christmas just might be ruined
LUKE CAGE: Now I have to deal with a blizzard that’s blowin?
Panel 2: LUKE CAGE begins to walk through the snow. The snow of the blizzard is thick now.
LUKE CAGE: I swear if I freeze to death, that fat man’s getting a poundin!
Panel 3: The blizzard begins to dissipate. The Avengers Mansion can be seen in the background through the snow.
CAPTION (1): But Santa had certainly not forgotten the hero,
CAPTION (2): He saw to it that Luke was whisked back so quickly, he said
LUKE CAGE: Woah!
Panel 4: LUKE CAGE runs back into the Avengers Mansion.
CAPTION: When inside he did run to get out of the cold, just what wondrous thing did his eyes then behold?
Panel 5: LUKE CAGE enters the room of the Avengers Mansion that has the Christmas Tree in it. Underneath the tree are a buttload of presents. Standing nearby are JESSICA JONES, who’s holding a sleeping DANIELLE in her arms. She looks surprised, but happy, to see LUKE CAGE. A fireplace nearby is lit up, providing the room with warmth and an ambient light source.
CAPTION (1): A reward from Santa, a huge bundle of gifts.
CAPTION (2): And waiting nearby were his sweetheart and his kid.
Panel 6: LUKE CAGE stands next to JESSICA JONES. He has his arm around her and holds her close. LUKE CAGE happily looks at the presents under the tree while JESSICA has turned to give her husband a kiss on the check.
CAPTION (1): As he stood with his family, holding them tight
CAPTION (2): Cage thought that he heard something from outside in the night
Panel 7: Outside shot of the Avengers Mansion. It’s a picturesque Christmas scene, with the area covered in white and a light snowfall. Santa’s silhouette can be seen flying across the moon.
CAPTION (1): It was a blessing from Santa, as he flew into the west:
SANTA: A good night to all, and to all a SWEET CHRISTMAS!
(And with the final THOUGHT BALLOONS scripts of 2011, I’d like to take the time to thank everyone who read and/or participated at all this year, wish you all a belated Sweet Merry Christmas, and give you blessed tidings for a wonderful New Year!
Here’s to 2012!)