Toby had never really been as against cold weather as most people were. No, he wasn't exactly in love with being cold, but he wasn't a cold wimp like a lot of people had grown to be.
That said, when the wind whipped around a little bit, he definitely wished that the party had taken place inside. As much as he wasn't afraid of the cold, he was anxious, because cold weather and wind almost always meant that he would end up spending the next week or so laid up and sick. He hugged the overcoat that came with his costume a little tighter around him and turned to look in the direction that Emma and Elisa were standing.
Or at least they had been a few seconds ago.
Now, they were taking off quickly, in the direction of the bonfire. Toby sucked in a sharp breath, but tried to calm himself down. Fire phobia was a terrible thing, and he didn't accidentally want to transfer his own phobias down to the girls. They were relatively happy-go-lucky kids, and he didn't want to ruin that for them. That said, though, his anxiety was hard to tamp down.
He was surprised, but not unpleasantly so, when he heard Kori's voice from a few feet away. With a turn in her direction, his smile became a little more genuine in spite of himself.
Her question made him laugh. "Oh," he looked down at himself and shrugged a shoulder. "Well hello there, belle of the ball," he joked, waving a greeting to Kori and taking a glance at her costume. She looked nice, he thought. "It was actually the girls' idea," he mused, pointing in their direction. Emma's Maid Marian and Elisa's Little John costumes were due to the puppet show that they'd claimed Kori had helped them put on, and they'd practically insisted that Toby self-craft a Robin Hood costume out of clothes they already had. "They wanted me to match. I had to destroy several articles of clothing to make this, so I hope it doesn't look too stupid," he chuckled.
"You're certainly a convincing Cinderella," he told her with a smile.