Pete realized Kitty was trying and offered her a small smile, patting her shoulder lightly after he'd taken the axe. "It's alright. I'm sorry if I was harsh about it, but it would kind of look bad if we got into trouble. I know you meant well."
At the mention of all the kids that would likely drop by to decorate, he laughed a bit. "Yeah, we should definitely pick up more while we're out. Maybe doughnuts too. Cider and powdered doughnuts go well together." He looked thoughtful at that, his words turning into more of a mutter as he neared the end of his statement, as if the gears in his head were taking over. He seemed to realize he was zoning out and snapped back to reality a second later. "But yeah, I know a place we can go. And, like I said, I'm pretty sure they do the cider thing too."
He started to step back in the direction of the school, the axe hanging easily from the hand farthest from the girls. "I want to point out in advance that I'm horrible at decoration. If you guys want to order me around for planting the high stuff where you want it I'm absolutely game, but if we leave me in charge of any on my own it's going to be a disaster."