'Tis The Reason
by Madeline McEwen
Derek Cuthbertson, Cubby to his friends, first sets eyes on Berty, whom he assumes to be a ramshackled homeless guy on the street, a few days before Christmas. Little does Cubby know, that Berty will turn out to be the best holiday present he could ever have imagined. Berty isn't gift-wrapped but he's the whole package--signed, sealed, and delivered in the nick of time.