An Artemis Fowl Christmas

Summary: Artemis Fowl is back to no good again, plotting yet another crimminal sceme, but one might affect Christmas forever. What is his motive? Holly Short is sent investigate, but she didn't realize she was walking straight into a trap.

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Artemis Fowl was staring out his Lear jet, just killing time before they arrived at England.
Artemis checked his case again. There it was, the cargo glittered in the moonlight. It wouldn’t be long now. He had planned this for over four years.
Artemis had just sat back to enjoy the scenery of Christmas villages below him when he had noticed a shimmering patch beside his window. His eyes widened in horror as he gripped the reality at what had happened. Not only did he have the LEP on his tail, the People had also come up with an idea on how to shield an entire ship. Artemis had underestimated Holly while Holly knew what she was up against this time. A boy genius with a bigger ego than one had ever seen.
Butler accounted what had just happened four minutes after Artemis had. He had just cocked his Sig Sauer before Artemis held him off.
“We can’t just blast them out of the air. Not only will the craft obviously blast apart with the occupants, it would be unthinkable for it to explode over a major city.” Butler seemed surprised. Perhaps his young charge really did change over the years. A younger Artemis would have thoroughly approved of gunning down the craft.
“I may have to use dimension warping on this one” Artemis stated stiffly. Butler was appalled and tried to argue, in full knowledge that no one could ever win an argument against Artemis Fowl. Artemis had half suspected Holly had chose this method of approaching him because she had faith in him that he would not shoot them, but the plan could not be hindered.
“It is the only way, old friend. I cannot let us be pursued further, nor can I allow fairies or humans to get hurt” Artemis focused his magic not unlike the manner he did on Hybras. In moments, Artemis’s magic sleuthed out the vessel by its energy and appeared to strangle it until it disappeared into nothingness. Artemis had “merely” maneuvered the craft to a safe landing spot.
Holly had not only inherited Artemis’s eye the last time they were on Hybras, but also part of his essence. She felt that unusual feeling they shared in the magic circle again. He’s trying to relocate us. Despite Vinyaya’s gibbering protests, she leapt off the ship and onto the jet. The shuttle slowly disintegrated behind her, which suited her just fine. She could never be patient enough to wait for Retrieval when Root was in command, and solitude in a mission suited her just fine.
Artemis and Butler pressed on, without knowing of the fact that Holly had grabbed the tail of the Lear jet and was slowly advancing toward the door…
Finally! Holly managed to slip into the jet unnoticed and shielded. She was going to stun Butler (she shuddered at the very thought of it), seize Artemis, and question that big brain of his. Holly tried really hard to hold back her tears before they spilled. She was sure puberty had nothing to do with this, but she was still doubtful Artemis was like this after what he’d done.
The jet arrived at London at twelve thirty unsurprisingly, at St. Bartholomew’s hospital. A thought stuck Holly. If Artemis released Jaki, then what was his true objective? Holly knew that Artemis had a cousin, requested a time-stop, and was carrying an abnormally large briefcase. If Minerva was here, she would have undoubtedly figured it out, but alas, she was in Paris enjoying a long satisfying stay at the Hôtel de Ville. Unfortunally, Holly wasn’t the only one who was tailing Artemis…
Artemis hacked into the hospital’s security system in the blink of an eye. Artemis and Butler strolled through the lasers and cameras like they weren’t even there. Holly slinked through the shadows, careful not to lose sight on the target. She was too focused on Butler and suddenly… what? Where was Artemis? He was there a second ago! Suddenly, Holly got that sickening feeling you get when you get caught cheating on a test. Holly was scanning the area when she heard a whirr and a shadow loomed close to her.
“Looking for someone?” A blurry Artemis appeared behind her back and carefully nudged her in the back. Holly collapsed to the floor with a start. She gasped for breath.
“H-how did you know I was here?” Holly shot Artemis a cold and fierce glare.
Artemis smiled sincerely for the first time. “Your actions were far too predictable. We’ve known each other for several years now, Captain Short”
“Indeed, and we won’t be for much longer” Holly raised her finger and brushed against her knuckle. It was the new version of the finger gun Foaly had improved since the Fowl manor seige. Holly was quick, but Artemis was faster.
Swipe.
“Handy doodad. Foaly’s been making new innovations, I trust?” Artemis stood holding the mini dart in his hand. Holly stared. So Fowl’s speed had increased enough to catch bullets! What other abilities did he learn? D’arvit. Holly scowled. She would be having a word to Foaly about his “improved” security system as she lost consiousness. Holly slumped over onto the floor as Artemis was left panting for air. He had made the elementary mistake of exhausting his powers.
Artemis felt cold metal against his neck. Ark Sool grinned evilly from behind the Neutrino barrel. It had been child’s play leaving the manor with no one around. Artemis had sent Butler to stand guard at the gates and his phone had lost connection for some reason. Damn. Sool took no notice at his frustration and began promptly firing away.
Artemis evaded several laser bursts using his magic speed boost, but he was going to run out sooner or later. Thirty minutes later, Artemis had only enough magic to heal him a few scrapes or bruises. Sool smirked nastily as he approached Artemis with his Neutrino.
Suddenly, Holly came out of nowhere as she flung Artemis away and took the burst of energy. Artemis gasped. Somehow, Holly’s words a few years previously came to him. When are you ever going to learn, mud boy? Your schemes have a tendency of getting people hurt, usually people who care about you.
Holly grunted. “I don’t know why you did all this, nor do I care that all these things you did were wrong… but I do trust you that you did all this for a good reason… because I consider you my friend” Artemis felt his heart droop. He would not admit he did not plot all this merely for personal gain, but he still felt remorseful for what happened.
Holly’s magic had healed her injuries, even if she still was unconscious. But there was more. Her remaining magic crept up Artemis’s arms and seemed to replenish his supply. She was merely passing on the baton. He had to use that move now. Sool was slowly recovering from the shock and Artemis barely had enough energy to stand. He adjusted to the unstable elfin energy he acquired from Holly.
Now was the tricky part. It was a magical technique that he had never even attempted before. Artemis focused his aura as he had practiced it meditating so many times before into a recognizable shape. Focus… gather every particle of magic…and release it!
Sool found himself overwhelmed by the blast of energy of the combined efforts of Artemis Fowl and Holly Short.
Boom. Thanks to Artemis’s tampering with the security, cops did not come rushing in at the scene. Sool was rendered unconscious, ready for the LEP to pick up. Holly awakened for a millisecond and during that time, she saw Artemis the Hunter. She smiled as she drifted back to Dreamland.
Artemis shoved the Neutrino away into his pocket. He never knew when he might need it. Just then, a figure appeared in the doorway of the corridor. Artemis tensed up for a moment before he saw it was his faithful bodyguard, Butler.
“What has happened here?” Butler’s eyes widened in surprise. “Thank goodness you’re alright.” Butler attempted to reprove his young principal before Artemis held a raised hand.
“Time grows short… let’s proceed” Artemis silenced further arguments and the pair shuffled toward ward 354.
Artemis wordlessly opened the door. Livian was still asleep (which came at no surprise, seeing that it was twelve fifty one p.m.). Butler made preparations while Artemis rolled up his sleeves in anticipation.
A few more minutes dragged on and everything was completed. Artemis spared a parting glance at Livian. To his great astonishment, she sleep talked one word: “Artemis”
Artemis grinned. So her sub-consciousness already figured it out…
As Artemis and Butler headed back to Dublin, Artemis dialed Foaly’s phone number… perhaps they would like a short explanation… without the major details and a few white lies mixed in, of course.
Epilogue:
The LEP had arrested Ark Sool the next day and he was sentenced to Howler’s Peak. Many people rejoiced at this bit of news, primarily Holly, Foaly, Vinyaya, Trouble, and other Root supporters.
Artemis Fowl was cleared off all charges against him considering the following factors of the facts of he did not violate fairy secrecy, or did any harm to the People in any way. Jaki had even managed to get all the presents to the children in time. The council however, pressed charges on Artemis for kidnapping, which he promptly bailed out with his massive Fowl fortune, much to Butler’s relief. Artemis had only said the truth to Holly, who swore under Frond’s name not to tell.
Artemis had gained something extremely precious that day… the virtue of trust.
Back at England, Livian Fowl woke up promptly to the smell of peppermint… wait… peppermint? Where could that have come from? Her hospital room was bare.
Livian sat up and was pleasantly surprised to find a 9ft Christmas tree in her room, complete with ornaments and presents.
Livian accidentally brushed against a tumor as she slipped out of bed and expected the pain that never came. Hmm…? She gasped. She was completely cured! It was a great Christmas miracle! Livian leapt with joy. She had no doubt in her mind that Artemis had something to do with it. After all, he did send her an email and no one else could. A strange thought came to her. Artemis had no way of getting here since the airports were closed on Christmas day and his Lear jet couldn’t have flown to England from the time Artemis sent the email last night. Oh, well… she was positive it was Artemis anyway. She giggled. There was no need of informing her cousin about her suspicions after all, he’d only be embarrassed.
Something twinkled in the corner of Livian’s eye. She gasped.
A perfect white gold tiara encrusted with jade and diamond sat on the very top of the presents. Although she didn’t know it, it was the Fei Fei tiara Artemis had acquired during his partnership with Mulch. Her heart swelled with joy. Not at the gift itself, but at Artemis’s newfound attitude. Years ago, Artemis would have been appalled at the idea of giving such a valuable item away without charge, even to her.
She held the tiara to her head and thanked Artemis quietly. Back at Fowl manor, Artemis nodded out the window and smiled warmly as Jaki himself beamed from his magic mirror. It was not likely to be the Christmas either of them would easily forget.

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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63 responses to “An Artemis Fowl Christmas.” Join in!

  1. I’m already on the third chapter, so if I can get at least 20 requests to post the second chapter, I will do so. The second is mainly about when the LEP (and Fowl) takes action. 😀

  2. i really liked it! post the next chapter!

  3. Interesting. It seems to me that Artemis is a bit OOC for a post TLC story- he’s grown more moral since the demon incident. And the plot seems rather… unlikely, to say the least.

    That aside, it looks like it’ll be good and when/if ever you post the rest I’ll be sure to read.

  4. What’s OCC? And also, to say the truth, exploiting Klauss wasn’t his true objective. That’s a secret. There is no way Artemis would devote his time in Santa Claus. San’s decendents had certain powere, and I forgot to mention that. He is “probably” going to try to exploit them. There is more deeper meaning than just extended knowledge of the fairy race.

  5. Oh, and he’s supposed to be more morale after the Opal Deception.

  6. […] An Artemis Fowl ChristmasBy Star JininHe removed the book cover of a Webster dictionary and pulled out a picture of Holly, fresh and content from her daily Recon duties. He sighed. Sorry, Holly. I know you would never approve of my planned actions, but… Artemis Fowl shook …Artemis Fowl FanFiction – http://artemisfowl.fangathering.com/fanfiction […]

  7. OOC stands for out of character: meaning that Artemis seemed to be acting unlike himself. But given what you’ve said above, I suppose I’ll have to take back what I said and reserve judgement until I read more (which, by the way, is why I haven’t rated- I like to rate after reading a few chapters and getting a feel for the story).

  8. I like it! very creative and to say the least a very good story taking in consideration that this is your first! 😀

  9. I suppose, seeing from the lack of comments, I should wait longer, but judging from the ratings, I will load up the second chapter. It’s filled with more action. Expect it after I finish my homework 😉

  10. It is not lack of comments because I think ppl in America r sleeping.

  11. http://artemisfowl.fangathering.com/fanfiction/help/how-to-write-a-story
    Try going there to figure out how to add new chapters.
    What I do is just post my next chapter in the same box, then I go an place my cursor in between the two chapters and hit the chapter button.
    Hope that helps!
    Oh, and I added on your other chapter for you.

  12. OHH I’m hooked I have a guess as to whats going on so please add chapter 3 so I can see if I’m right. I love the way you have expanded on the use of Artemis’ magic that he stole in The lost Colony, great idea.

  13. yes die sool

  14. Thanks, BlackOpal! Sorry guys, chapter 3 is taking me a little too long, but it introduces more charachters and lays on the foundation for the approaching climax. It will probably be the best one so far

  15. Oh, I really like this story now! It has a good plot, and you’re a talented writer. I’ll be watching for updates. 🙂

  16. i am sorry I didn’t comment earlier but I read this as soon as I got on and LOVED IT!!!!! I can’t WAIT for more! 😀

  17. Sorry, there was a repitition of the second chapter. It’s fixed now. Also, for you Mulch lovers out there, don’t worry. He’s going to be in it, just later.

  18. mahi101 AF Fan December 13th, 2007 at 4:11 am 18

    loved it!

  19. I have noticed lately that the ratings have dropped. I am not concerned for the popularity of this fanfic,but concerned on why. So far, mahi101 AF Fan remains the only one to even comment on this fanfic. If anyone could spare a few seconds to give feedback, it would be greatly appreciated.

  20. Star, You need to relax. lots of people are reading your story. sometimes though it just isn’t really necessary to comment if things haven’t changed. you story has gone through a few changes. People have commented. also this is your first story. First stories don’t always get a lot of comments. idk y that happens but it does. It happened to V,Kgerrad,me, HS9, and SOOO many other ppl I can’t think of right now. also it IS pretty much Christmas time so I am guessing ppl r either spending time with family or working on their own stories.

  21. Jelly’s right. There’s lots of new stories, and not lots of time for most people to read them. Not to mention that there aren’t THAT many people who visit the archive in the first place, though it is growing. Be patient. I know it’s nice to get instant feedback when you update, but it rarely happens.

    I just read chapters 3 and 4. They’re good, but not as… polished, I think is the word, as the first two. I think you may be rushing to update, and it shows. There’s nothing specific I can point out, but sometimes the phrasing or dialogue is rather awkward.

  22. mahi101 AF Fan December 16th, 2007 at 9:03 pm 22

    hmm.. Well , Ya know wut happens somtimes is that you have a great idea and when you ut it diown od papaer youn dont get everythingin so its not as good , so always take your time , but ofcourse , I liked the update!

  23. Ohh… yeah…sometimes, I get embarrassed and awkward at what I wrote and refuse to even look at it. Thanks guys! I guess I was getting a little worried about the deadline. I’ll polish it up after everything’s in place, and remember, I am still needing comment contributations (yeah, I’m really insecure)

  24. Okay, and I have a faint idea what’s so awkward, but could everyone voice it so I can be sure? Please just tell me what places need a remake. 🙂 The changes may or may not be made until I am finished and have time.

  25. Okely Dokely

  26. Please someone point out the awkward parts? I can’t see them myself, and as they say, the spectator sees the chess board better than the players. I’m blind as a bat when it comes to my own mistakes

  27. idk wut they r tking bout. i don’t c ne mistakes.

  28. […] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerptHumans thought fairies didn’t exist either, and look at all the gold that turned out just from one measly trip to Ho Chi Minh and a night of plotting. It’s worth a shot.” Artemis proceeded wearing out his fingers on the gel keyboard. … […]

  29. Ummm… I don’t get what you’re saying Jelly.ARGGHHH!! NOOOO!!! THERE’S ONLY ONE DAY LEFT!?!? ARGHHH!!! *slaps keyboard*

  30. Congratulations! I just heard about you winning the story! 🙂

  31. 1crazyhollyfan January 2nd, 2008 at 3:46 am 31

    That is so wonderful! You really deserved the Christmas story prize. Definately a five out of five!

  32. I loved how you quated from the first book. The conversation held between foaly and Atemis while broadcasting on revolving freqencies was exactly the same as the one you put in this story. If any of you care to checks this it can be found in chpt.9 ace in the hole Pg.241. And Know i’m not looking at the book or anything that has it recorded.I’m a freak i know but i find certain things worth retaining. I swear on Commander Roots Grave. By the way congrats on winning.

  33. sorry i spelled quoated wrong spelling is not one of the things i find worth retaining.

  34. ok so my retentchen was a little off but most of it is what was said in that conversation i mentchend earleir but yah really good fic

  35. Great, post the next chapter!
    Also, Artemis doesn’t use PCs, he uses powerbooks, macbooks, and imacs (apple computers). Great job!

  36. I liked your story, but I have a question. After Butler defeats LEPRetrieval one, how does Trouble flt through the window? Butler knocked him out didn’t he?

  37. Yeah well, Trouble’s tough and Holly must have been some added motivation. I will post the whole thing now (I am so insecure about plagerism)

    P.S. I love Trouble!!! 😀

  38. I couldn’t even tell this is your first story. I loved it!

  39. I said I didn’t see any mistakes in your writing. no awkward parts or anything! I read this story before and enjoyed it very much! I think about 3/5 would be just! because that is like a really high percentage, because I guess there were some quirky parts but overall as a story it was pretty good! 😀 I hope you right more!

  40. Nope. AAFC is finished. I’m currently working on Blood lily, though. If you’d like to read it.

  41. Man, this stori’s awsum!!! I still don’t kno why Atry went bad again though

    I mean it’s cool and stuff, but I don’t kno why Artemis is tryin 2 kidnap San D. Klauss
    Sorry Im talkin 2 much, but one last thing.

    I saw in chapter 5 why Artenis is OOC. ok, that should be it. I’m not tryin 2 critisize u, I just didn’t understand some parts.

  42. Um…Artemis’s motives are clearly stated in the last chapter. And he performed the kidnapping because he needed a big enough time stop that not even the LEP can give him.

    No offense, but wow. You sure are like Foaly. You posted 7 comments in a row!

  43. I have only read two chapters so far but the story is excellent. You have the prose of the original writer of the series and I am going to enjoy the rest of the story.

  44. I finished reading the whole story and I have to say it was well done. The first couple of chapters really set the plot for the last chapter. It appears you knew what the ending was going to be before you started the first chapter. Nice ending.
    I really enjoyed the story. Keep writing.

  45. lol nice story even though i didnt finish, i recommended the book artemis fowl to this guy in my class cuz we’re doing a book report .i just started the series and im almost done! hope you write more stories cause im probably gonna enjoy your story by the sound of these comments.
    -your cousin DT, from Canada
    (figure it out your smart “star jinin”)

  46. YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! DIANNY!!!!!!! *SCREAMS LOUDER*

  47. Hey !
    Cool story. But Artemis seems a bit OOC. He’s kinda too morale in this story. Anyway, I liked it. I really hope you write some more.

  48. HaHaHa I am the randomtropy demon who has come to infect these comments with randomness!…
    Well actually I’m just a bit bored but still! Randomness will overwelm the comments muahahahahaha!
    Banana phone! Ha!
    Spore!
    123456 Pokemon! (Btw search on utube hillarious!)
    Blu Ray!
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    Infect other people!

  49. Love the story 🙂 I gave it five stars

  50. hmmmm, last years is……pretty good!!!

  51. this is really cool!!!!!!You should write more like this!!!if you want to you can read mine!! its on the latest list cause i just updated it and wrote it not to long ago!!!And it’s the only one i wrote(except 4 the update notice)!!! Your story rocks!!!kudgw!!

  52. the chptr 2 is the best yet!!(im only in chptr4 though) it still rocks!!!

  53. oh……my…….God! That was awesome!I just finished it and you need to make more!!!!!(seriously, if you din’t i will hunt you down and kill you!)Great story!

  54. Billy-Bumbler March 5th, 2009 at 5:17 am 54

    This is one of the best Christmas stories I have read in a long time 5/5!

  55. RandomReaderGuy May 27th, 2009 at 2:33 pm 55

    Wow. That was one good story! At first Arty seems really OOC but the rest of the story went smoothly. Arty’s motive is quite touching.But the Ark Sool thing is so random.And you’re contradicting TLC’s ending having Mulch living in Vegas. He’s continuing the PI firm, remember?
    but other than that the story is AWESOME!
    4.98/5!

  56. Awww… Arty… that was soooooo sweet of you…..
    I would try to do that if my cousin had cancer or something. I really would at least I would try…. really I would…
    that was kinda sad though. but magnificient 😀

  57. hitsugayatoushiro June 9th, 2009 at 5:11 pm 57

    i kno wat u mean it was gr8

  58. this story is really fantastic!!you’re a very good writer,man! but who is livian?is she a cousin of artemis?

  59. Star Jihn like Jelly said, you don’t usually get feedback as soon as you post, when I do story I have to wait a day, except for my most devoted followers, perfect few mistakes throughout the whole story
    5/S

  60. It was pretty good. It took me about 40 mins. to read the whole thing, and that’s saying something since I read most books in just over 2 hours. I only found a few mistakes throughout the whole story… HI!

  61. That was awesome Star Jinin! I really enjoyed it! I hope you write more stories!

  62. Okay your story is really good but one thing that really bothered me was that Artemis’ password was his birthday. I think that is really obvious, and a little too obvious for him because everybody uses thier birthday. That is the only con crit I have because it’s the only thing that actually bothered me. Pretty good spelling and punctuation sooo… Sil out.

  63. Totally agree with them, this is awesome.

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