Title: Let It Snow
Author: Kayla
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Summary: Walker and Alex prepare for Christmas. It's their second Christmas together and their first with Angela.

Christmas is less than two weeks away, and Alex has begun wrapping gifts for everyone.  Walker has just arrived home after work.

"Honey, I'm home." Walker said as he stepped into the house.

"I'm in the living room, darling. Dinner is on the stove." Alex yelled in reply.

Walker went into the kitchen for a quick bite of potatoes. When he had sampled the
night's supper he went in the living room.

"Hey honey. Just had a bite of potatoes. They're good, like always." Walker said after he gave Alex a short, but sweet, kiss.

"I'm glad you like them, Cowboy. I've already fed Angela, so we can go ahead and eat.  I'm going to come back after supper and finish wrapping these gifts."

Walker helped Alex up from the floor, and put his arm around her waist as they headed into the kitchen for steak and potatoes.

Walker and Alex are now in the kitchen finishing up their supper.

"So how did your day go, Cowboy?"

"Trivette and I are still working on the "Christmas Bell" case."

"It still amazes me to this day how awful people are. Do you know how cruel-hearted
people must be to kill all of these people and then take the buckets with them?"

"I know. That's what we do though. We find them and punish them."

Walker and Trivette had been working on the "Christmas Bell" case for three days now.  A group of people were going from store to store at night. They would kill the person standing at the buckets ringing the bell for donations. When they were indeed sure that the person was dead they would take the bucket off, chains cut, and run.

Alex and Walker had now finished their supper and were headed into living room.
Walker had Angela with him. Alex was once again in the floor covered in wrapping
paper, boxes, bags, bows, ribbon, tape, and presents. Walker played with Angela, while Alex wrapped gifts. Every once in awhile, Walker and Alex would talk. Every hour Walker and Alex switched positions. Walker would wrap and Alex would play with Angela.

At eight o' clock they decided it was time to call it quits and head to bed. Walker cleaned up the living room while Alex gave Angela a bath.

It was now Thursday morning. Alex and Walker were already at work. Walker was busy reading over reports about the "Christmas Bell" case looking for clues, when Trivette walked in.

"Hey Walker. You're here early." Trivette said.

"I only got here ten minutes early." Walker responded.


"I only got here ten minutes early."

"I don't get you, Walker."

"Well maybe you'll get this case. Maybe find some clues in here."

"Where's my copy?"

"Should be on your desk."

Trivette looked down only to see his copy.

About thirty minutes later, Walker broke the silence.

"Trivette, turn to page four. I believe there is something there. It appears that these people are going from block to block, and each night the report comes in a hour later."

"I think you've found something here, Walker."

"Let's go see where they are going to hit next."

"Come in.", Alex said as she heard knocking on her door.

Walker steps in.

"Honey, we finally got a major break in the case."

"That's wonderful, Cowboy! What is it?"

"It appears that each case goes from block to block and from hour to hour. Trivette and I will be going on a stakeout tonight."

"When are you leaving?"

"In a hour."

"Let me get off. I want to go home with you."

"Ok. Hurry."

"I will."

"Alex, it's time for me to go."

"How long will this undercover operation last?"

"I'm not sure. As long as it takes to catch these people."

"Walker, you will be home for Christmas right?"

"Alex, honey, I can't promise anything but you know I'll try my best. I am pretty sure that it won't take that long to catch these people."

"Walker, you better be back by then."

"I will."

"Walker, look. Do you think that might be them?" Trivette asked after spying twelve
people walking towards the bucket at one store.

Trivette and Walker had been on stakeout for two days now.

"They just might be." Walker responded. "Let's go check them out."

Walker and Trivette jumped out of Walker's Ram. They took off walking, but when
someone from the group of twelve spotted them and started running, they also took off running.

"Stop. Texas Rangers." Trivette yelled.

Five out of the twelve people stopped. Police officers standing by went over to arrest
them while Walker and Trivette took off for the other seven.

The chase lasted around ten minutes. Trivette and Walker captured all seven, and walked them back to the Police officers.

"I'm ready to head home. This stakeout has worn me out. It has to be the engagement
because I've never been like this before." Trivette told Walker as they were walking back to the truck.

"It's not the engagement, Trivette, you've always been this way."

"No I've not."

"Don't argue with me."

Walker's latest comment left Trivette standing in the parking lot trying to figure out what his partner had meant. Walker was already in the Ram and was pulling out of the parking spot when he stopped beside of Trivette and rolled the window down.

"Are you just going to stand there all day, or do you want to go home?" Walker asked.

"Oh. I think I'll go home."

As Trivette was getting into the Ram, Walker smiled to himself.

Walker dropped Trivette off at headquarters, and headed home. He decided to save the paper work for the next day. Right now all he wanted to do was go home to Alex and Angela.

"Angela, I think your daddy is home." Alex told Angela.

Alex walked over to the door with Angela in her arm's.

"He sure is, Angela."

Alex opened the door and walked onto the porch. She had a smile on her face, and when Angela made a sound she looked to see her smiling, too.

Walker stepped onto the porch. He gave Alex a short, but sweet, kiss, and whispered in her ear, "later." He then reached to take Angela in his arms. He put a kiss on her forehead.  The Walker family then walked inside to catch up on being a family.

Walker and Alex had used the night to "catch up." It was now the next day. Walker
slipped out of bed, and walked over to the window in their bedroom. The sight before him brought a smile to his face. He then walked down the hall to Angela's room. Angela was awake, and moving her arms and legs back and forth. He picked her up out of her crib and carried her into Alex and his bedroom. Walker then slipped back into bed. He laid Angela down on Alex. Angela went to work. She made her mommy get up. "Angela.", Alex said sleepily.

"Alex honey, get up. I have a surprise for you."

"You do?" Alex responded while sitting up.

"Come on. Let's go over to the window."

Walker took Alex's hand, while he carried Angela. He told Alex to close her eyes, and not to open them until he said so. He pulled the curtains away.

"Alex, you can open your eyes now."

Alex opened her eyes to discover that it was snowing outside!

"Walker, it's snowing!"

"I know. Angela was awake when I went into her room. I believe she knew something
was going on."

"I wouldn't doubt it." Alex responded.

"Mama." Angela said.

"WALKER!" Alex said with excitement in her voice.

"Alex, did I hear her right? Did Angela just say Mama?"

"She did!"

Walker and Alex then gave their full attention to Angela. Today was certainly full of
firsts for Angela, and Walker and Alex.

The weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
Since there's no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Well if it doesn't show signs of stopping
But we've got some corn for popping
When the lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let is snow

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I hate going out in the storm
But as long as you hold me tight
All the way home I'll yours

The fire is slowly dying.
But dear it's still goodbying
But dear as long as you love me
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I hate going out in the storm
But as long as you hold me tight
All the way I home I'll be yours

The fire is slowly dying
But dear it's still goodbying
But dear as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.