"I don't know," Kitty replied to Pete in a tone that could have been whining. She felt pretty dumb at the moment and wanted to make it so he wasn't annoyed with her. She didn't like people being unhappy with her at all. It just didn't sit right. "Okay, let's go to a real farm and get a tree. Legally. Then when we get back you guys can put it up and I'll make the spiced cider." She nodded at Terry's words about the students, then bit her lip in thought. "Maybe I better make a bunch of it."
It was a given that once people knew there was a tree that needed decorating there would be a flood of people wherever the three was put. She could make enough cider and maybe even some popcorn to go around. It would be fun. "I'll take pictures and add them to the scrapbook I decided to make for Ro. Whee, this will be fun!"
With the decision made, she happily handed over the axe, then grabbed pete's free arm to pull him down more to her level and kiss his cheek. "I really am sorry, pete. Despite my joy at teasing and pulling jokes on others, you know I'd never trick someone into doing something illegal on purpose, right?"