“What do you see in ‘em?!” He growled. “I’m faster, sturdier!”
The old man laughed, “But Ted darling, you’re more! Now lemme go. It’s a long night”.
“I will take you. I won’t let you go with ‘em again!” Ted softened now but was still adamant.
“Who’ll look after the place? Sure you know that’s more important? I trust only you with that. C’mon now kid”.
Ted woofed with pride and gave way.
One tug at the reindeers and the old man was gone. The jingle of the bells on his sledge audible long after it disappeared in the snow.
100 Words story written in the spirit of Christmas (albeit a bit delayed! 😀 )