Drake knew that, for any good dumpling, you needed Five Spices in the stuffing.
And not too much, too. He'd learned that the hard way. In short, he'd made himself, his cousin, and his aunt unable to smell anything but cinnamon for five days.
And he knew that for any memorable Winter Solstice celebration, you needed Five Spices too.
A/N A holiday one-shot with characters from my book, The Catcher's Dreams, in their teenage years and celebrating the Winter Solstice Festival! Focuses on DrakexCody. you can see this as an alternate to the Rose Macarons epilogue.