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A/N: See earlier chapters

Chapter 5


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 headphones.

"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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~Kai =^_^=