Ok Arizona, looks like I'm all yours until the next catastrophe! <he giggles and leans closer> So, what wonderful surprises do you have for us?
"O-oh. Ermmm...right here? Right now?" the hybrid suddenly feels the stares of everyone in the room. Watching, waiting to see what she would do next. To see how she would manage to screw this up.
She gulped, but mentally chided herself for feeling that way. She had to remember that she wasn't affected by her curse anymore. It... was going to take a while to get used to that. Remembering that fact did little to help calm her nerves, however. What did creatures even do on a... a date (his words, not hers)? Something exciting, right? Exotic, even. Like sand surfing. Or a cruise ship. Monster hunting was always fun! Although that was typically the quickest way to ensure her date ended up torn apart. Or in the stomach of some large creature. Or both. Besides, she doubted Mambi would appreciate killing magical creatures. Magical, bestial, feral, unintelligent creatures
she corrected herself with a glance at Natasha. And it wasn't like there happened to be any monsters running around here for the two of them to hunt anyway. <wink>
Her nerves were getting the best of her already. She was overthinking this way
too much. She'd already planned for this...date-like occasion, after all. Just a nice, little candle light dinner to take a quick break from everything. Taking a deep breath to steady herself, she pulled a nearby table over to set between her and Mambi and called out to Aurora.
"Hey! Aurora! Can ya tell Hops that I'm ready for him in th' garden?" she asked, as the holographic duck nodded in affirmation. "Thank you!"
Alright... that was the dinner taken care of. Now for the candlelight... surely she had to have a couple of regular candlesticks lying around in her bag?
A quick rummage around soon revealed that she did not. There was that one cursed candlestick that required a drop of blood every minute the flame was lit, a joke candlestick that put itself out every time it was lit, and that one candlestick that still had blood on it from the time Miss Scarlet had murdered Mr. Body in the observatory. Just no regular candlesticks!
Just as well, she supposed. The only candles she had were Roman Candles anyway. Except for those floating candles... would those work? No. Those tended to be a little too messy for their own good. What else did she have then...
A candelabra? Too fancy.
A chandelier? Again, too fancy. And too much of a pain to set up for its own good.
A Chandelure? Cute idea, but the little guy couldn't sit still for more than a minute at a time.
Suddenly, her hand closed around a jar. Curious, she pulled it out.
Inside, brilliant colored balls of light swirled about, dancing smoothly in the air. Wisps. That might work, actually. She gently set the jar on the table, letting Mambi admire them for a moment before tentatively touching the lid. With a quick nod from Mambi, Arizona unscrewed the lid and allowed the Wisps freedom, sending them scattering across the garden in all different directions, curiously examining the plants, the guests, and anything else that happened to be in sight, their bright rainbow lights shining softly amid the light of a sunset. The hybrid smiled as she enjoyed the show, glad to see that everyone else seemed to be doing the same.
Arizona's smile grew as she turned around to see Hops enter the gardens, tray of vegetarian sushi in hand as he stares, mouth agape, at the sight waiting for him inside.
"Hey Hops." the coyote said quietly. "Just set them down here, please."
The rabbit nodded, making his way over, and, with a quick, nervous glance at Mambi, set the tray down and quickly scurried out of sight, watching the Wisps dancing about for a good while before quickly scampering off again, muttering something about needing to finish something up in the kitchen.
"How's that for a surprise?" the hybrid finally said with a teasing grin.