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Panel 1: (Helen is standing at a table, pouring water from a kettle into two mugs. She is uncomfortably smiling, clenching her teeth)
Helen is thinking: “YIKES, CEDRIC’S NEW DRUMS ARE MUCH LOUDER HERE THAN AT THE STORE!”

Panel 2: (Helen is surprised and smiling, turning her head around to look at Desmond, who is offering her a wrapped present. He is smiling with his eyes closed and signing gift)
Desmond: “HELEN, I HAVE ONE LAST GIFT FOR YOU!”

Panel 3: (Helen and Desmond are sitting on a sofa. There are many things laying around, along with unwrapped gift paper, bows, and a Christmas tree. Cedric is playing loudly on a new drum set, smiling and closing his eyes. Helen put on a bright pink pair of noise-reducing earmuffs, is closing her eyes, hugging and kissing Desmond on the cheek. Desmond is closing his eyes, smiling, holding a steaming cup of tea, and giving a thumbs-up)