Disclaimer: See chapter one
A/N: See earlier chapters
His black cloak was waving behind him as Dr. Creen burst into the Osco
Drugstore looking like something straight out of the Slytherin common room.
He walked up to a slacking teenage employee dressed in a cap sleeve shirt,
jeans three sizes too big and some chains who was listening to her
headphones behind the counter. She was blowing a bubble with her bubble
gum and leaning back in the chair with her eyes shut as he walked up to the
counter. Suddenly he realized that he'd forgotten entirely how to interact
with other humans. He opened his mouth and as he began speaking, his voice
rose to octaves that only six-year-old Japanese schoolgirls can reach. He
managed to squeak out, "E-thuse me mith, bu do yu haf any pale laffender
fife cleanerth?" She stared at him for a moment and then took off her
"What did you say?"
He spit out the fake teeth reluctantly and said, "Pale lavender pipe
cleaners. Do you have any?" His voice was still very high, but at least
now he was articulating. She looked at him strangely.
"Aisle five towards the back.they might be under some other stuff, but
you're bound to find them somewhere, I guess."
He placed his fake teeth back in. "Thank yu." His voice had gone down to
about the level of a five-year-old male tenor. He walked down aisle five
and all the heads turned. Mothers covered their children's eyes, a group
of local jocks with nowhere better to go snickered and pointed, a young
child began to cry, and a stray dog stole a large chunk of food from an
unattended counter. He began shuffling through piles of bags of pipe
cleaners that were gathered on the bottom shelf.
After about twenty minutes of digging, peering, and muffled swearing, he
found a bag containing 100 pale lavender pipe cleaners. He huddled them
close and slinked over to the check out line. People were diving out of
his way as if he was Moses parting the Red Sea. He bought his bag of pipe
cleaners, and made a break for the exit. As he shuffled closer, he
suddenly turned into a bat. The he popped back to human form and shook his
head angrily. "I hate it when that happenth," he muttered under his breath
as he walked through the doors. He never noticed the wide-eyed stares the
people were sending in his direction.
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