Author's Notes:
My 45th drabble for Challenge 316 – Reverse Fandom – How I Met Your Mother at tw100.

A bit unseasonal, but that's how the bunnies bounce sometimes. Prompt at the end.

Summary: Christmas morning delivers an early gift.

In the early hours of Christmas morning, Tosh reached over to shake Owen.

“Owen, wake up!”

He stirred and rolled over, blinking blearily at his wife.

“Huh? Whassamatter? What time’s it?”

“I don’t know, after three I think.” Tosh gasped suddenly and groaned.

Owen was immediately alert and worried.


“I’m pretty sure that was a contraction. The baby’s coming.”

“What, now? But you’re not due until the New Year!”

“Tell that to your daughter, she doesn’t want to miss Christmas!”

Tosh was right; their baby wasn’t waiting around. As Christmas bells rang out, Lily Harper came into the world.

The End

A/N2: Title used is ‘How Lily Stole Christmas’