Ivan offers shelter to a man stranded in a blizzard. He learns that he has something in common with his guest--something that would surely drive the other man away if he ever learned Ivan's terrible secret.
Bill has been living alone for a long time now. He takes care of his neighbors, being a lonely but helpful man. On Christmas Eve there is supposed to be a bad storm, but he checks on his neighbor's before going home to watch Television and relax with his cat, Misty. However, after Bill wakes up from his nap he finds his house has been redone for the holiday. Just what is Bill getting for Christmas?
It's a brand new day in the Nile delta, the sun is being pushed across the sky by a giant scarab beetle, and Anubis is bored. Luckily for him, there are plenty of distractions for a young god with a wandering eye. Unluckily, there are also responsibilities to be seen to, and the jackal headed god of the underworld has never been very good at denying himself what he really wants.
A refuge can be a place, or a person. Sometimes, it's both. Just like scars. We can carry them on the outside, or on the inside. Sometimes, it's both. Wiley Burch is a cowboy on the run. He never bargained for being someone's target, but it appears his luck has run out... or has it?
When Jamie tells his mother she's going to be a grandmother, he's not expecting to get slapped around the face in a posh country pub, but then, no one ever expected him to have children. Explaining everything to his mother is not something Jamie is looking forwards to.
Blake has a wish. He wants someone for himself. Someone who sees him... really sees him. Living his life in the background was understandable; at least he'd forever told himself so. But, he was changing. His entire family was living their fairy tale lives. Didn't he deserve a chance to do the same?
When Horus and his family leave the city of the Gods to travel up the Nile, Anubis resigns himself to being bored without the company of his oldest friend. He does not however plan on being awoken in the pitch black to discover that the sun has been accidentally sealed into a temple, and that he is the only one qualified to retrieve it. If only such quests were simple.
It's two days before Christmas, and things aren't going to plan. Rory has been boxed in to a trying situation, and the vicious weather only makes it worse. Can he survive both the storm and the homophobic Clint?
Rule #1: Don't go into the woods. Matthew moves to New Eden, Connecticut to live with his newly discovered aunt and uncle after a devastating accident. He is given a list of rules to follow and learns that his heritage is stranger then he ever thought possible. There are two sides to every story, however; and after meeting Isaiah he begins to question everything he's been told, including staying away from the woods.