The first part is mostly sex. The last part, though, definitely gets to that magically profound sense of awe that Rough Canvas managed to grasp.
As usual, Marcus, oh, Marcus, is ever so tragic, but Thomas is there to help remind him it's okay to fall apart and he's there to help patch up the cracks and pieces.
The revelations and epiphanies in this are quite amazing I feel it, you know. That sense of what Christmas is about, that magical, intangible feeling
as to why humans bother celebrate a holiday, a season.