“Wow they really like us!” Laun smiled, though before she could answer Damien came running over.
“Duuuuude that ROCKED!” Damien squealed.
“I know we were working on it for awhile! Mcg helped a bit.” He laughed.
Nic’s smile shimmered brighter than her dress. “Well, we did add our own flair to the whole thing though.”
“LAUN!” Corrina shouted with a smile as she joined them. Laun turned to her and as usual when he saw Corrina he got the look on his face that says; ‘where have you been all my life?’ He hugged her with huge smile.
“Cor, you look beautiful!” He said brightly.
“Oh please I only chose to come as Helga cuz all I need was a cup and a yellow dress.” She smiled bashfully.
“AND cuz I wanted to be Salazar you know just for the irony of my date being a muggleborn Hufflepuff, plus I get this huge snake to play with!” Damien said giddily, playfully shove the rubber snake he had enchanted to grow in size in Corrina’s face.
“You guys…” Laun laughed his voice dying out.
Nicolette smiled politely despite her growing discomfort around this couple. How. . . clever. You two should find Tom and Rose and get your picture done together.” She was really trying to make conversation, if only for her date’s sake.
“We did kind of steal the idea from them.” Damien laughed.
“They can prove nothing.” Corrina smirked.
“I’m sure they don’t mind, they don’t own the founders.” Laun laughed again.
“Where are they?” Corrina asked, looking around.
“I dunno, probably ditching eachother to find their real dates.” Damien laughed.
“Oh I dunno, I think there is a spark between them.” Corrina said sweetly.
“You are crazy.” Damien shrugged.
“I think I can see what Cor means,” Laun lied just trying to get on Corrina’s side.
“Yeah yeah.” Damien rolled his eyes.
Nic gave Laun a little tug on his arm. “We should go find Danny and Cecelia. I want to say hi. . . ”
“Oh,” Laun said unable to keep the dissapointment out of his voice, “Why don’t you go ahead and I’ll catch up with you?” He smiled.
Her smile faltered. “B. . but” She gave him a pleading look. “I was kind of hoping we could go together. . .”
“We will,” He said smiling reassuredly, “I will just be a second, I swear, you go ahead.”
The slipping smile she had became replaced by the more familiar plastic one she wore to hide unhappiness. “Um. . . sure. I-I’ll just see you when you’re done.” And with that she headed into the crowd without her date.