Part 10: Midnight
Summary: Pizza, PJs, and Philosophy. Things get a little emotional again.
They ordered pizza and argued amiably over the movie they would watch. Because it was already after eight, they knew, realistically, they wouldn’t have time to watch more than one or maybe two, if the midnight deadline turned out to be real. Ultimately, Thomas grabbed a handful of bendy straws, cut one short and concealed it in his fist, and they drew for it. Patton won, and selected Beauty and the Beast, which no one else minded (when Patton tossed him a wink, Thomas hid a smile, realizing Patton had chosen a tried-and-true favorite of everyone’s to keep them from arguing any longer).
While they waited for the pizza to arrive, Thomas suggested they set up the living room so they could all pile up and sleep downstairs.
“There’s not room for everyone in the bedroom anyway,” he said. “And it’s not like I’m going to leave you guys alone. Especially if…” he trailed off, unable to finish the sentence.
“It makes perfect sense,” Logan said. “It will allow us to remain in close contact with one another, which we may find…reassuring.”
“Yeah, plus: slumber party!” Patton cried exuberantly. “Thomas! Can I borrow your cat onesie?”