- Busy day. - Thank you.
Made her favorite this morning.
That should put her in a good mood.
Don't bring the negativity, Lulu.
I'm optimistic, I'm a glass-half-full
kind of elf.
Morning, Miss Cassie.
Up and at 'em.
Early bird gets the worm.
Sorry about this.
What has your father said about using magic
to avoid your responsibilities?
Just let me sleep, it's summer, I've earned it.
No can do, the boss gave strict instructions.
There's an itinerary.
Early morning wake-up, check,
breakfast, on deck.
You have a meeting with Cupcake in the mail room.
The boss wants you to know every facet of the business,
bottom to top. He gets over a million letters a year.
- Did you know that? - Fascinating.
I can't tell if this is one of those times where you think it is
or you say fascinating and you don't really think so.
Okay, so, not fascinating.
Uh, after the mail room, you have a photo-op
with the Young Aspiring Toy Makers of the North Pole.
Do I have to? They're just such nerds.
I was a member of the YATMOTNP.
- Shocker. - That hurt my feelings.
Guess I'm not building that thick skin after all.
Probably going to cry about that later.
Shake it off, Pep.
tonight's the Tooth Fairy Banquet,
so, big day, let's get cracking.
I hate you.
Can I get a smile, Cassie?
Okay, thank you, Miss Cassie has another appointment.
Cassie, can I have your autograph?
All right, come on.
Here we go.
Video Game Department needs to go into overtime again.
No, the more we pay in overtime,
the less we have in our quarterly earnings, no go.
The union isn't going to like that.
So what's new?
Set up a lunch with the union rep.
- What's his name? Pickles? - Freckles, sir.
- Pickles is head of accounting. - Yeah, whatever.
Listen, elves need to make toys
as much as toys need to be made.
Solid logic, sir.
The Sugar and Spice Department
is having major problems
with the candy canes.
- That doesn't look right. - Good eye, sir, worldwide peppermint shortage.
Listen, I don't want any more excuses,
I want results, Cottontail.
It's Gum Drop, sir.
On it, Chief.
Right, we'll pick this up later.
You got it, SC. Let's get back to work, fellas.
You do know it's summer, right? I'm supposed to be on vacation.
Ah, vacation, from your many responsibilities.
Well, you've inherited your mother's sense of humor,
but unfortunately, not your father's business savvy,
and both will be necessary when you take over the company.
What's the hurry?
Ooh, you have something you'd rather be doing?
I don't know, meet new people.
Look around, people everywhere.
Elves are people too, kind of.
No, Dad, Dad, I want to travel, see the world.
You'll see the world plenty once you take over,
you'll see it all in one night, once a year.
Dad, I want to find myself.
Oh. Oh, hey, hey, well, let me help you out.
There you are, you're Cassandra Claus,
you're at the North Pole, you're in your father's workshop,
and it's where you're meant to be,
so, I'll see you tonight at the banquet.
For the Tooth Fairy, huh?
Oh, I know, she's a bit eccentric.
Eccentric? She's a loon.
She's an ally.
Look, all of this is going to be yours someday,
and you're going to bring such joy
to the children of the world.
Nobody wants me.
They want you, with the beard and the red suit.
They don't want some Santa Girl.
People tend to lower their expectations
when you're handing out presents.
I'll see you tonight.
Don't be late.
Miss Cassie, you're not dressed.
You know, and people say you're slow.
You were supposed to be at the reception...
What people say that?
Just relax, okay?
I don't really do that.
You got this letter this morning.
I'll take this, and when I come back up,
you'll be dressed and ready.
Yeah, if you need to believe that, absolutely.
Oddly, that didn't make me feel better.
Miss Cassie, are you all right?
It came. I can't open it, you do it.
- Okay. - No, I'll do it.
That's fine too.
This is from a university, in the real world.
Why would a university...
Oh, oh, geez, okay, okay.
- "Dear Miss Claus--" - Are you crazy?
Don't read it out loud, just read it to yourself and then tell me.
I didn't get in. Of course not.
You did, Miss Cassie, you got in.
- I got in? - You got in.
I got in? Oh, I got in!
A real university in the real world!
A new place with new people,
I'm going to learn everything!