One beautiful Christmas morning, Josh woke up with a huge smile on his face. He scrambled out of bed and ran out the door to his parents room.
Only to find that two puddles of blood had taken the place of his beloved parents. A note was left for Josh from Santa. It said that he had his parents and if he wanted to see them alive then he was going to have to make a great sacrifice.
Suddenly, a huge hole cracked through the floor, sucking Josh in. Once he stopped falling, his head hit a cold, hard ground. He black out from the impact.
When he finally regained consciousness, he saw his parents unharmed but terrified in chairs. Behind them was the fat, jolly man he used to love. What sacrifice was he talking about?
Santa said that people all over the world are losing their humanity. He is trying to change their ways starting with Josh and his compassion for his parents. He had to choose who was going to float in forever darkness in Santa's red bag. Josh would never let anything happen to his parents so he jumped in.
As he fell through the darkness, all he could hear were his parents cries. But, Josh wasn't afraid. All he knew was it was him instead of his parents. And that was enough for him. Before he was completely swallowed in darkness, he said, "I love you."