Dinner had ended long ago and after a couple hours of sitting and talking by candlelight, along with a few drinks, everyone had finally wandered up to bed. Only Artie was left sitting in the living room, staring at the Christmas lights twinkling around the room and thinking about Christmases past. For years he had no one in his life to celebrate with. No family, no real friends, but somewhere along the line that had all changed. Between Leena, Claudia, Pete, and Myka, he felt that he had a true family around him now. They may not be blood, but they were just as close. Of course they all drove him crazy, but that's what family does and he wouldn't trade them for the world. They could never know that though, he thought to himself with a smile, or they'd be walking all over him in no time. Well, even more than they already did.
Thinking back to earlier at the Warehouse, Artie knew that he shouldn't have yelled at Claudia for decorating the office. She was just trying to get everyone into