Kaden lingered, just long enough that they were probably far enough away they wouldn't hear him sniff, wouldn't see him scrub his stupid face against his long sleeve before running to catch up with them - then overtake them, running toward Cathal's front door like it was a race (and he was the winner.)
"Pepperoni, now you're talking," he said to Marcie as they caught up with him. "Pepperoni triple cheese. Do they do cheesy garlic bread? I want cheesy garlic bread. Are you a coke person or pepsi? I'm coke. Lots of it."
Yeah, good save, he thought to himself. Good save.