The Hobbit Hole (Two earth days after the tea party) She held out a basket, it smelled like soap and flowers and was filled to the brim with green cloaks and hoodies. "Pick one," she stated before a smile crept onto her face. For the first time in a long time C felt like things were going their way. "We leave tomorrow," the hooded figures still clung to the concept of time. It was always night in the darkside but C talked about New Year's Eve and tomorrows and Luke chirped happily about Christmas and awesome it would be if they could make it home in time for Halloween. They weren't exactly right in the head, but the hooded figures, Harper concluded, were just like them. Luke stared at them from behind C, a goofy looking grin plastered to his face. "Welcome to the family," the young man chirped. His smile faded and he eyed the humans with faux seriousness. "If you want to be cool, you should pick a cloak." He gave them a thumbs up then gave Numair a quick glance. "Hoodies are for losers—no offense, Nums." Rainbowzilla waddled around then peered at the humans. It looked like he was waiting for them to reach a decision as well. "Wah! Wah!" The little lizard crashed into Leila's legs before it ran in little circles around Toby and Ran. "Oh yeah, C wanted me to tell you something....errrr, what was it again?" He went quiet for a few moments, but as soon as Luke remembered, he lit up like a Christmas tree. "Ah! She and I are going shopping for supplies. Yeah, yeah, shopping." He thought he was being mysterious, but it was obvious they weren't going to be paying for any of those supplies. "We'll leave tomorrow." Tomorrow, huh? Does it even exist? Riley didn't voice out her thoughts and instead she approached the basket and pulled out one of the many green cloaks. "Ha, Ace, Toby, these aren't half bad." The girl turned to Numair, out of all the hooded figures, he was clearly the most sane. "I'd hate to agree with Luke, but the cloaks are a lot cooler." If they had to be all buddy buddy with the crazies then she'd get to know the sanest one first. The girl threw on her cloak and pulled up the hood. It billowed in the wind and she felt like some action hero in an adventure movie. "What do you guys think?" The girl laughed and turned to look at Gary and Sacha, "you guys have good taste...so this next item is underwater?" She asked the question that had been floating around Harper's head. "And we're going to get it without drowning?" Harper made his way to the basket and pulled out a green hoodie. The boy made his way towards Numair. "It's more practical," he paused to give the surfer a grin, "less suspicious too." He was still pretty wary around everyone, but if they were going to work together then they needed to trust each other, so he tried his best to connect with the others around him. The boy shot Inadi a smile, "it's not so bad, it's actually pretty comfy." Luke beamed. "You guys almost look as dashing as me, and yeah, we're going to turn you guys into fish." He said the last part like it was no big deal. Riley let out a snort and Harper stared with eyes the size of saucers. "No big deal, just part tuna or part crab. Don't worry, you'll turn back into humans when we return to land..." there was an awkward pause followed by a cheerful laugh. "Most likely...maybe, err, hopefully! Yeah, hopefully." Luke nodded his head vigorously. "Hey now, don't look so frightened. It'll be fun and if you don't turn back we could always sell you guys to the circus or something." C didn't disagree and for a few seconds Harper feared for his and his friends lives. "You guys can't chicken out," Luke puffed up both his cheeks in indignation. "Gargar, Sacha, broooo, help me out." He turned to the humans and the silly expression on his face disappeared. "This is the last item. Soon, all of us will be able to go home." He took the basket from C and held it out to the humans. "We need to do this."