Costume: Double Trouble
Danni wanted to cry too; the whole series of events an absolute nightmare after such a promising start. His eyes stung at the edges and he knew he was on timer before he started sobbing. He stayed behind for a second as Mads worked on getting Princess the rest of the way there, instead focusing on their second damsel in distress. “Look at you Spicy! Makin’ it all the way ‘ere in one piece and still breathin’! Gotta love it. But seriously, thanks.” Danni bopped him on the nose with a lopsided smile. “It's time for the cuddle pile, so we're nearly done! We’ll ‘ave ‘ot chocolate, popcorn, chocolate bars, probably some wierd t'in’ Dee smuggled into t'e snack stash when I wasn't lookin’, beef jerky, and more physical affection t'an you can ‘andle but uts good for you so no skippin’! Unless y’all are gunna be love sick, and t’en you can stay in your room.” He ruffled Spicy’s hair, pressed a quick kiss to Dee’s cheek, and then scrambled back up the stairs.
He snatched up the stuff he had dropped when he got the call, and jogged to April and Maddie’s door clutching pillows under one arm, three blankets piled over his shoulder, snacks and movies shoved in the Bad Day Box, and mugs dangling off his fingers, which he carefully set down before shrugging off the blankets and pillows. There would be time to get comfy and cozy later, when everyone was here and they had the hands to build a fort where they could all hide in for a while.
And that was that. His own tears dripped out as he saw Princess on the bed crying, and he all but flung himself at her. He took Princess's other side, wrapping an arm around her back, a leg across her lap, and rested his head on her shoulder so he had as much physical contact as possible. He didn’t know what she’d gone through, what she’d seen or heard, but he cried because she did, because one of his favorite people was hurting and that hurt him too.