"He's bringing her here?" Brianna whispered in disbelief.
Michael nodded, "I'm confused too, I thought he liked this girl."
"He does…." Brianna responded," That's what makes it so strange."
Michael placed a finger to his lips, signaling her to keep her voice down, they didn't want to risk alerting the other bots. "Should we warn Peter?"
Brianna shook her head vigorously, "No. Spine can tell them if and when he wants to, but we tell no one, understood?" Brianna said adamantly.
Michael nodded warily before clutching his keys. "I'll be back in a little while." He tried to flash her a reassuring smile, but it just looked pained, there was no telling what the night would hold.
Paige lifted her head as Michael went rushing out the door. "What was that about?" She asked Rabbit quietly.
Rabbit shrugged and said, "I dunno."
She snuggled into him again, and he pulled her closer. Her ankles crossed over Rabbit's as she moved, "We should go on an adventure today." She said smiling, knowing he would say yes.
Rabbit's face lit up as soon as she said the word adventure. "Ya! Let's go on an adventure!"
She snuggled into his side and added, "But not yet, we can wait a little while can't we?" She murmured, mindlessly tracing designs onto his chest with her finger tips.
Rabbit's smile fell for a moment, "P-p-p-please?" He begged, having gotten excited over the thought of exploring some more.
Paige reluctantly said, "Okay, we'll go on an adventure, but only after the movie is over."
Rabbit pouted a little bit, but settled back into his seat. He ignored the movie once again, opting to listen to Paige's gentle breathing, he could get used to this.
Michael pulled up in front of Holly and The Spine, stifling a cry of shock when he realized that The Spine was wearing none of his make up. The Spine stood up and opened the door for Holly, who moved into the car quickly, thankful for the warmth. He slid in next to her and closed the door. Michael turned around for a moment, extending a hand to Holly, "Hi, you must be Holly. I'm Michael, Michael Reed."
She took his hand smiling, she didn't mention that she already knew him, that would lead to a conversation she wasn't ready to have yet. "it's nice to meet you Michael."
"I should probably warn you about my brothers…" The Spine said reluctantly. he loved his brothers, but they were a bit overbearing when it came to bringing someone home. He noticed the flicker of recognition in her eyes, but when she made no move to interrupt him, he continued on. "Rabbit and Hatchworth, they don't quite know when they're making someone uncomfortable. They tend to be a bit overbearing, and….. and they don't know about you yet." He said the last portion rather timidly, hoping it wouldn't upset her.
She raised an eyebrow, before saying with a smirk, "Well then, I guess we'll just have have to sneak in then."
The Spine was caught off-guard by her willingness to keep her presence secret but he went a long with it, it had been a rather crazy night. He closed his eyes deep in concentration once they got closer to the manor.
Holly looked at him for a minute before asking Michael, "Is he okay?"
Michael glanced at The Spine in the rear view mirror and said nonchalantly, "he's fine, probably just shutting off his connections to Walter Wi-Fi."
The Spine's eyes opened a few minutes later as the car pulled around to the side of the house. The Spine slid out of the car with ease before offering a hand to Holly, she gladly accepted, climbed out as gracefully as she could manage. She stopped for a moment to remove the silver heels, trying to be as quiet as she could as she followed Brianna to a secret door in the wall.
The Spine caught Holly's arm before she could follow Brianna through the door, he kissed her gently, before saying, "I have to follow Michael right now, but I promise I'll be back soon." He let go of her arm, looking her in the eyes before turning to follow Michael.
Holly disappeared through the door after Brianna as The Spine turned away. He looked out into he darkened yard. For a moment two small pinpricks of green light seemed to be farther off in the yard, he cocked his head to the side. What could it be? He wondered.
Michael reached up and tapped him on the shoulder. "You okay."
The Spine turned to look at Michael before gazing back into the darkness, there were no more green lights. "Fine, just thought I saw something." He shook his head before getting back into the car.
The Skull smiled slightly, if it could even be called that, from his vantage point in the bushes. For a moment there he thought The Spine had spotted him, but he had walked away. Foolish, he had no idea that he was there, not yet, but he would. He relished the thought of looking into The Spine's eyes as he tore him to pieces, but that would wait, he needed to talk to Wanda, to tell her about the night's reconnaissance. This was very good.