I do not own Pinky and the Brain.

In the Animaniacs reboot episode "Future Brain," I thought it was cute that Future Brain still enjoyed Pinky's cheesecake, and the bit in "Roadent Trip" where Brain is apparently a Harry Potter fan.

It was Christmas Eve, and it would be an understatement to say that The Brain was not in a festive mood. He preferred to sit and stare out the window, while blocking out Pinky's attempts to sing "Deck the Halls". Pinky's version of the song replaced all of the "fa-la-la-la-las" with his usual "Narfs!" and "Poits!" and the rest of his made-up words.

Pinky stopped singing and approached his companion with concern. Brain barely noticed, despite Pinky wearing a tiny elf hat with an annoying, jingly bell.

"What's the matter, Brain? You seem sad."

Brain turned slowly to look at Pinky.

"Are you pondering what I'm pondering?"

Pinky adjusted his elf hat and scrunched up his face in confusion.

"Well, I think so, Brain, but if we're in California, why did we get a white Christmas in 1995?"

"A valid question, my friend," Brain said with a sigh, "but no, not that. This time of year only reminds me that another year has gone, and I still haven't accomplished my goal."

"Don't worry, Brain," Pinky said, "I'm sure you'll take over the world in the new year. Zort! You can make that your New Year's Resolution!"

Brain sneered at the idea of having a New Year's resolution. Humans never followed up on them.

Pinky wasn't about to give up on Brain.

"Let's go to the break room, Brain! I have a lovely Christmas surprise for you."

"Is it mistletoe?" Brain asked sarcastically. He knew Pinky was incapable of comprehending sarcasm, but Brain just couldn't help himself sometimes.

"Oh, no!" Pinky said with a laugh. "Mistletoe has Nargles in it."

Another reason for Brain to dislike the fifth Harry Potter movie; it had introduced that silly Luna Lovegood, who had her head as high in the clouds as Pinky did, and naturally, she had become one of Pinky's favourite characters.

"I don't feel like going into the break room right now, Pinky," Brain mumbled.

Pinky decided that if Brain didn't want to go and see his surprise, then Pinky would just have to bring the surprise to him.

After Pinky had left, Brain couldn't help but go to the cage, where he found his globe keychain and took a long look at it. Brain recalled Pinky's eloquent letter to Santa and his selfless request that Brain receive anything that Santa had intended to give to Pinky. Pinky had more to him than it appeared at first glance...not unlike Luna Lovegood.

Brain heard the jingling bell on Pinky's hat, and he heard Pinky call out, "Here it is, Brain!"

Upon returning to the windowsill, Brain found that Pinky had left him a piece of cheesecake, with whipped cream and what appeared to be a ground-up candy cane mixed into the whipped cream.

Pinky did make a lovely cheesecake; it was one of Brain's guilty pleasures. Brain tried to eat the cake slowly and savor the individual flavors of the cream cheese, the graham cracker crumbs, the whipped cream and the peppermint candy cane.

Brain finished the cheesecake, and he felt somewhat better. He wanted to say something to Pinky.


Pinky came back from the break room.

"Yes, Brain? Ooh, you finished the cake!"

"Yes," Brain said. "I just wanted to say thank you, and...may I have some more?"

He'd intended to say something else, but just couldn't get the words out.

Pinky smiled.

"Don't worry, Brain, I made lots more!"

This time, Brain went with Pinky to the break room, where they finished the cheesecake while watching It's A Wonderful Life.

Maybe Brain didn't have a wonderful life, but Pinky made Brain's life somewhat better, like the candy cane on the cheesecake.