"Wow!" was the first excited word that came out of Viktor's mouth when he arrived at the meeting hall, Makkachin in tow and a coffee from home already in hand, to find a plate of actual food waiting on one of the tables. He'd made good use of the newly acquired french press in his house, of course, and was in a far better mood these days because of it, but food was another story. He'd most been living off of root vegetables and egg drop soup, which Yuuri had taught him how to make and was easy enough that he couldn't really mess it up. It helped that he'd been able to finally take the bandage off his head just this morning, which was really starting to itch, and the headaches were coming fewer and far less frequent each day. His memory was a whole other issue entirely, but, for now, well. Small blessings.
"Hello!" he called, raising a hand and waving to who was apparently the only other person in the room, smiling a ridiculous heart-shaped smile that should not have been as charming as it was, and made himself at home on one of the long tables crowded against the walls. Makkachin left his side to circle the room, sniffing out corners and exploring. His English was thickly accented, but fluent. "I'm not sure we've actually met. I'm Viktor Nikiforov. Did you make these?" he asked, waving an arm to indicate the platter of pastries, which looked a lot like the pyshky he used to get in St. Petersburg. "They look amazing!"
He didn't really know what to expect from this meeting, of course, nor was he sure what sort of contribution he could offer given his very specific skill set. All the same, Viktor knew he had to attend. He was the only one, besides Yuuri, that he was aware of who had firsthand experience with what lurked beyond the shadow border, and with the 'divine intervention' of their self-proclaimed goddess (he was still having a hard time swallowing that one, having been raised an orthodox Christian), in a sense that was more than just providing basic necessities for living. It made sense to at least connect that experience to the wider context of whatever was going on here, and to be involved in any decisions made that would affect the wider community.