At Westmonte, Lux is sitting on a bench, reading the copy of her social work file. Math approaches and sits beside her. He tells her that he knows what it's like to feel like the odd person out. He explains that he used to really like Cate. He meant to ask her to the Junior year Winter Formal, but he couldn't get up the nerve. Frankie Palladino asked her instead, but he ended up ditching her at the dance. Lux says that she should have gone with Math, but he says then she wouldn't have ended up with Baze that night. And, then there wouldn't be a Lux. He says that good things can happen in messed-up ways. Huh? He says that Cate was trying to help her when she came to the school. Lux says she knows. The trouble came from her lying. He says that everything in life comes down to not wanting to be rejected and Lux has to know that she's not the only person who feels unwanted. SAD! He says that he gave something to Baze, to cheer her up. She'll get it later. In return, he'd like for her to read "the rest" of the Santa letter. When did he hear the first part? He says that the answer to what she should do is in the letter. Wow, they're asking us to take some huge leaps here.
So, Lux starts to read the rest of the Santa letter. She tells Santa that it's OK if he can't find the "perfect" parents. We see Baze climbing into Lux's room at Cate's. He puts the bong lamp (presumably nipped by Math) at her bedside and an envelope by the lamp that reads, "Thanks for the loan." We see Cate and Ryan. She says that she's called Lux 50 times and she hasn't answered. Ryan says that she'll be at home, but Cate asks what if she isn't. Then, he will. Gah, I hope Lux is there. Ryan says that one good thing about being outed is that he can kiss Cate. At Cate's house, she enters gingerly looking for Lux. The VO continues, saying that her parents just need to be nice people who try. Cate looks like she has given up hope when she sees the attic stairs lowered. She walks up to find Lux asleep. She sees the envelope from Ryan. The VO asks Santa to tell her parents that she's out there and that she loves them already. She was an eight-year old Nicholas Sparks. Cate turns off the bong lamp and leaves Lux to sleep.
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