Magnificent Seven Old West Universe
United in Caring

by Amelia

Songfic: Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer

4th in a series.

Follows: Over the River and Through the Woods, Let it Snow and She Made Christmas Eve Bright

Magnificent Seven Holiday Fic

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen.,
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?

He sneezed, once, twice, three times in a fast row,
His friend and companion, she flicked her tail and hid low.
Unsure of her man's growling and the red cheeks that glow
Ezra looked at his furry friend with worry, what he must do he knows

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.

“Vin,” the name was called, followed by a hanky and blow.
“Ez, your nose looks redder than a tomato, should you be out of bed?”
“I need a favor, please. For you to watch Miss Teri for me.
I do not wish for her to catch what I have you see.”
“Not a problem, Ez. Be glad to do it.” Vin smiled as the squirrel climbed to his shoulder.
Ezra nodded his thanks, then sneezed again as he felt the air seem to him grow colder.

All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.

“Hey, Vin, why is Ezra's squirrel with you and not with him as she always tends to be?”
“He's got a cold, Nathan, and asked me to care for her so she wouldn't catch it.”
Nathan growled “And he didn't come see me, that foolish aggravating stubborn nit wit.”
The squirrel's tail a twitching and her fury of chirping announced her feelings of such talk.
“Nathan go on and check on him before she takes a plug out of ya. Go on away just walk.”

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say:
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

“Now little lady you need to calm down. Nathan didn't mean nothing by his words or tone.
He was just upset Ez didn't come to him for help and now he’s worried to the bone.
So how about you and I go find Larabee to aggravate, then we’ll get something to eat.
Later this evening we’ll check on Ezra and maybe you can lay down by his bed in a chair's seat.

Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You'll go down in history."

Late in the night Vin peeked in the room, that his now medicated friend was in.
A smile touching his face at the sight that he felt would truly be the heart's win.
There Ezra laid sound asleep in comfort breathing, with Nathan on the other side by the wall.
On the bed at his arm a paw touching his hand, a furry guard watching in case a need for a call.
Both sets of eyes meeting, understanding and agreeing with a nod to the other,
Knowing the two were united in caring for to both he was family and a brother.