Over the last few months on of TMSM’s New Zealand Members Sam wrote and shared a story with us about Santa’s Reindeer and their connections to Disney. We wanted to share these stories with you over the holiday season. Charlie and His Reindeer is a five part, 10 chapter story the we will be sharing with you over the next few days. Please remember when reading this the author was originally written on Sam’s cell phone, and that same is a 16 year old from New Zealand so some of their slang and word usage is different that ours here in the US.
Chapter Four: Preparation.
After the parade had ended most of the performers left, leaving all of the trainees and one mentor, Dasher was to be the reindeer trainees mentor “alright lads, and Sky, training will commence in two days, which gives us roughly 78 days to get you lot in tip top shape before the first Christmas Fantasy parade and the start of the Christmas season, I will be your mentor for those 78 days, give or take a few, the others of the Great Eight will drop in every once and a while to give you tips and help guide you along, now I know your all probably wondering where in the group you’ll be stationed, well even we don’t know that but it will become clearer to us as we train and your skills become noticeable, I hope you all strive to get the front spots, see you in a few days” with that last comment, Dasher left the trainees to do what they please for the next few days “well we all know who’ll get one of the front spots” Asher gestured in Rudolf’s direction “how so Ash?” Cyrus asked putting one arm over Asher “firstly my name is Asher not Ash, secondly Rudolf is Dashers son. Dasher, who is the greatest reindeer out there, will definitely choose him as being the leader, which means he’ll get a front spot” “what’s so bad about that” Sky interjected, Asher replied “nothing’s wrong with him getting the front spot, it’s the fact that we have work our hooves off to try and get that spot and Rudolf gets it for being alive” “I don’t get the front spot just for being alive, my dad’s been training me since the day I was born, I have more skill in my left hoof then most of you do in your whole body” “I highly doubt that” this was the first time most had heard Bit speak, his voice was very commanding.
Bit left after that comment followed by Asher and Kidd, they headed up Main Street and onto Tomorrowland, “dude way to put Rudolf in his place, I agree with you Asher, it is unfair, what do you think Bit?” Bit didn’t reply, Kidd whispered to Asher “why doesn’t he talk to me?” “I talk to those I trust, Kidd right?” “Yeah” “the only reason I spoke up back there is the fact that I disagreed with Rudolf’s blatant lack of knowledge, he doesn’t know how good any of us are, none us know how skilled the others are apart from that hoof-for brains who no doubt will bring up his talent countless of times before our training is over” “we probably shouldn’t be hating on each other, we’re going to be spending the next few months together and we’re going to need to trust each other in the end, we’re a group, a team” “that’s deep Asher” “He’s right though” Bit stated as they passed Star Tours. “Does this mean you trust me Bit?” Kidd asked, “I’m talking to you aren’t I”, Asher heard Kidd whisper “Yes!” and pump his hoof into the air, Asher laughed and rolled his “I’m glad I already have some friends, a few hours ago we didn’t even know each other and now we’re finishing off each other’s.” “Mickey ice cream sandwiches” Kidd joked, the trio laughed, even the serious Bit let out a small chuckle.
Chapter Five: Great Help
As the three trainees walked around Matterhorn, Asher heard a familiar voice “hey guys you hear that? that’s, that’s Comets voice” they hurried round to see Comet and Prancer talking to Rudolf “well well if it isn’t Asher and the haters of talent squad”, Asher retaliated “thickhoof!” “Get chopped!” Kidd added, “Rudolf! Asher!, Kidd!, your a team now, respect each other as you would me, Prancer and the others of the Great Eight, especially your father Rudolf”, Rudolf lowered his head in disgrace, he disliked it but he knew they’d have to trust each other in the end, Kidd finally asked “where are the others?”, Rudolf just shrugged. “I’m sensing some hostility between you guys” “well done Prancer, it appears that your level of observation far exceeds those of everyone else” Comet said sarcastically. “What are you three doing?” Asked Comet, “We were wondering if we could talk to you about the training” Kidd answered, “go ahead” replied Prancer, “yeah go ahead, I was just leaving anyway” Rudolf walked off angrily, “he needs to learn about kindness and friendship, he won’t go far without those, even if he is Dashers son” “Dasher was like that too Comet, back when we were trainees, full of hot air and willing to reject those who don’t have his way of thinking, anyway, what was it that you three wanted to talk about”, Asher answered “well we wanted to know about the actual training and how the order is determined” “oh well that’s easy, the order will be determined by how good you are, but don’t think that being at the back means that your bad, you’ve all proven your skills by being here and beating out all the other candidates” the next few hours passed with the five reindeer chatting away. “It’s getting dark, you three should head to where you’ll be staying for the next few months” Comet stated, the three trainees looked at each other with confusion “you don’t know where your staying?, Dasher didn’t say anything?, god I hope that Rudolf isn’t that forgetful when he leads you lot” Asher saw Comet put his hoof up to his ear and click something, then he realized that Comet had an earpiece and so did Prancer, Comet talked into his “are there any reindeer with some trainees with them?”, Dancer was the first to reply “yeah I’ve got Cyrus and Alpha with me and Cupid” “do they know where the trainees are staying?” Prancer asked. A few moments passed in which Asher guessed Dancer was chatting to Alpha and Cyrus, Cupid answered “uhh no, no they don’t”, “ok we all need to meet and discuss where they’ll be staying”.
*Story and pictures by Sam Pratley
About Sam (by Aut)
Sam is one of the member’s of TMSM’s Facebook group TMSM Fan Nation. Sam is in school in Dunedin New Zealand and is one of the many members of the Nation that lives outside of the United States that contributes to threads and topics regularly adding to the “wonderfulness” of the Nation.