Kori and Toby
It was chillier than Kori had expected it to be, though something told her she should have realized that early April wasn't going to be the warmest or best time to wear something without sleeves. The chill would probably have been chased away if she felt more comfortable getting near the bonfire that had been set up. But she couldn't bring herself to get close, she wasn't practiced enough with ball gowns to trust that she wouldn't set herself on fire if she turned wrong.
But moving around the groups of people seemed to be doing an okay job of keeping her warm enough that she didn't feel the need to escape to an enclosed building. It was nice actually, the compound hadn't had something like this in a while, and from the short period of time that she'd seen Silas and Rae it looked like the surprise had been successful. She was glad for that, her friend deserved to have some happy with the past couple weeks that she had experienced.
Kori had even managed to only spend a little time with her brother (Leah was nowhere to be seen, though Evan was present), since enough of the parents in the compound had shown up that she'd been pulled into more than her fair share of conversations about the kids at the daycare. It had helped to keep her mind from wondering what Mike would have thought of the event, and what he would have dressed up as, if anything. Not that those questions hadn't crossed her mind briefly, but they weren't monopolizing all of her thoughts.
She laughed a little to herself when Elisa breezed past her, nearly stepping on the hem of her skirt, and turned to relay a gentle warning when she caught sight of Toby, and not in the costume he'd said he was planning on. She wondered what prompted the change.
"You took away all my chances to make Phantom jokes," she teased him as she walked up. "Hi, by the way," she added as an after thought.