"What, so you don't think Cinderella was the belle of the ball?" he asked her with a playful smile. "Now the question of the hour is whether you have the glass slippers," he pointed out with a little grin and a shrug. Honestly, he didn't expect any kind of special shoes, but he was versed well enough in the ways of the fairy tale to know that they were a major part of the Cinderella story. He chuckled a little bit when she mentioned that it was cute, that they matched. "I was attached to the Phantom idea, but when the girls mentioned wanting to dress up as Robin Hood characters, I had a hunch that it was only a matter of time before I got dragged into it." He smirked. "Though I am a little intrigued to hear all of these Phantom jokes," he added.
With a glance down at his makeshift costume, he chuckled. "Thanks. I'm just glad they didn't try to coerce me into tights." That would've been horrendously uncomfortable, and a little more embarrassing than Toby would willingly put himself through. "Hey, most everyone here has you to thank for what they're wearing, so I say you did more than well." He nodded, as if that would completely dispel any doubt, then smirked. "What? Come on, Kori, I'm sure creative you can come up with some way to tease me. You work with kids, after all."
Nodding, he glanced in the direction that Rae and Silas stood. The blonde was handing her son over to the man, and he smiled. "She certainly goes above and beyond a lot of the time, doesn't she?" he asked. Silas was doing a lot better, and being around Rae again couldn't have been hurting matters at all. "That's the point in time where a chivalrous man like Robin Hood would step in and offer his coat." Toby's own coat was hanging on the back of a nearby chair, but the thought should've counted for something.
"That's okay, though. This costume is fitting. Elegant. Kind. Cinderella was the kindest of the princesses, if I'm recalling correctly." His smile was gentle, soft, though he wondered if the compliment was welcome or not.
Toby nodded. It was a nice party, and with the things that had been going on, a nice way to cut loose and let off some steam. "You see a lot of people letting loose, who don't normally let loose." He smiled, but the smile faded when he saw the girls doing laps around the fire pit. Toby's pyrophobia was something he didn't commonly discuss, but at times like this, it was hard not to think about.