„It's sad how not everyone is here at the time, huh?” says ITAT, looking at the crowd and noticing that it's not as full as it normally is. „Well, get on down from the table and talk to the others, I'll be going back to my office. So if you need me... I'll be there.” She explains Wacky, sillingly pointing to her office door and leaving Wacky. He gets down from the table, immediately getting attention from everyone in the lobby. A blue-haired, weirdly dressed male member of the group walks up to Wacky, giving him a friendly introduction. „Dude, we're happy to have you here! My name's VL.” A girl with dark blonde hair and a similar outfit to VL pops out from behind Wacky. „And I'm Exy! Me and VL are both part of a famous band called Teem 16. It's a pleasure to meet you, Wacky! And I hope you feel welcome here!” Wacky, looking at them both, mumbles to himself „I knew I've seen them around somewhere before...” And thanks them.
„You two. You're already in the newbies personal space. Do you think that'll make him more comfortable?”
A figure with lime-green hair, bandaged arms and an overall messy appearence comes from behind the crowd, with two others following behind him. On his right, someone with long, light blue hair who couldn't sit still. On his left, a girl with short purple hair and freckles and some chubby dude, walking along with her. The green mess in the front comes up to Wacky. „The name's Ryokuta. One of the three 'spies' of Splattering. No need to thank me for getting them two off of your back.” Wacky looks at him confused, but still noding. „And... Who're those three behind you?”, Wacky asks. „Oh, them... The blue dude is Duroik. Also part of the three spies and... a crazy diabetic. The girl is Needy. The third member of the three spies. And the yellow dude is her boyfriend, Lekuru. He may not have that special of a role, but he sometimes helps us with our missions.” Wacky notices and points out „When you told be Needys name, I thought you were calling her needy for a second there...” and chuckles at his own misunderstanding. Without any reaction, Ryokuta gets closer to Wacky and whispers to him „To be honest with you... I'm not sure if anyone else thinks this, but Needy and Lekuru make a cute couple.” Exy laughs, „So much for giving him space, huh, Rio?” Ryokuta sighs and steps away from Wacky, welcoming him again. The grey-hair notices a dark-haired boy in the crowd. He comes up to them, asking „And you? Who're you?” The young-looking boy quietly answers „M... Me?” VL quickly steps in the way of Wacky, guarding the boy, who did not expect this to happen as well. VL tries to justify his action: „I'm sorry for his quiet acting, I'll introduce him to yo--” The boy pushes VLs arm out of the way, gets in front of him and continues his interrupted introduction „I'm Eljay. VLs younger brother. It's very nice getting to meet you.” He tilts his head, smiling at Wacky. The newbie, sort of struggling to hear what Eljays quiet voice said, looks at him and VL, being confused on how they're related, yet look so unalike. Exy grabbed Wacky by the hand, leading him to give him a tour of the building. Once he could orient himself around the hideout, he went back to the lobby to sit down and relax at the huge table. Thinking he met everyone is the building so far, he closes his eyes and imagines what adventure could await him here. „You know what... Maybe joining this place isn't that bad. Everyone is polite and welcoming... Maybe I won't even have to do any missions!”A while later, the entrance of the building slowly opens. Wacky widens his eyes, looking at the door from concern. As the others in the lobby were looking at who's entering as well, they did not look that worried about any intruders. Five people enter the building: A man with short purple hair, two more men with short, ginger hair, one of them being taller than the other, a girl with long, red hair and a girl with short, pink hair. The newbie has trouble seeing their exact appearence at first, but once they fully entered, he could make up all kinds of their details. He widens his eyes, not believeing who he is seeing is who he thinks they are. The pink-haired girl and the tall ginger enter the boss' office, the man looking like they're caring for the girl a little too much. The other three look around the lobby and eventually notice the unknown, grey-haired figure, sitting at the table. The purple-haired and ginger-haired boys eyes widen as well when they see him. They couldn't believe what they're seeing. They thought it's some sort of dream, or miracle. The guy in the purple takes a step forward and speaks:
Wacky smiles, realizing that they are indeed who he thought they were. He runs at them two, laughing, leaping in for a hug. „Muba, Buke! It is really you!” Wacky says, very gladly.
Buke, the boy with the ginger-hair, responds „Of all places for us to find you here, Wacky! Say, what brings you here?”
„Oh, I just joined here! I'm a part of the group now. You two are as well, right?”
Muba, the man in the purple, nods „Yeah. We joined a while back. Now that you're working with us, we may re-unite a bit better! We haven't seen eachother in around eleven years, in fact.”
„Yeah, it really has been a while, but at the same time, it doesn't feel like you two changed one bit...”
Buke, looking strangely at Wacky, asks „...Did the boss really let you join Splattering? You don't seem like you have any power, or anything special...”
„The boss said I have a 'strong potential'... Not sure what she meant by it, but she just let me join.”
„...And you agreed to join?”
„Uh... Well, I was kind of not fully myself when I joined, because of how sudden everything was.”
Buke looks at Wacky, wanting to ask more questions, but then quickly shakes his head: „Ah, I shouldn't be asking this many questions! This isn't the sort of attitude to have when meeting an old friend again!”, and awkwardly laughs.
„'Old friend'? You guys know eachother?”, the girl with long, red hair asks. Muba explains it to her, with everyone outside of the two boys listening to him as well: „Me, Buke and Wacky used to go to the same school when we were kids. We became very close friends and tried going to the same schools together, untill Wacky couldn't visit the same school as us around fourth grade. When he left, me and Buke for some reason didn't talk with eachother as much as we used to and we just... grew apart?” Wacky scratches his head because of his mistake. The girl introduces herself to Wacky, sounding pretty interested and trying to sound cute: „That sure is one heck of a story! By the way, Wacky, was it? I'm Rainbowcat. Usually people write my name as 'RC', for short. I'm glad to have met you!” She shakes Wackys hand. Randomly, the before mentioned long-haired figure comes out from the crowd to talk to Rainbowcat, Muba and Buke: „So, how'd your mission go? I'm guessing it was a success, no?” They turn around to look at them. „Oh, Floppy. I guess it went well? I'm not sure what the boss will think, though.”, Muba reponds.
Wacky looks at the figure, thinking too much about his name. „Floppy? Is that really your real name? Pretty strange...”
Rainbowcat speaks up for the long-haired character: „Your name also sounds like an adjective. Maybe you're not one to judge his name. Not trying to sound rude, I'm just saying...”
„Eh, whatever...” Wacky turns his head away.
„It's a pleasure to be meeting you now, Wacky.” They say.
Wacky grunts, but then responds: „I guess it's cool meeting you as well... 'Floppy', was it?”
„Correct, that is my name.”
„Well, I'll be going to the boss to report what happened. I don't believe Anika did a good job at it.” Muba says and makes his way to the office.
Rainbowcat gets closer to Wacky, blushing: „So, what do you think about this place and it's people so far?”
„Well... Everyone here is pretty cool. Even if there are some lame factors. I think I'll like being here with you guys.”, he answers and smiles.
Floppy looks at the clock on the wall, points out: „Ah, it seems as if it is getting late. I think I'll be heading to bed.”, and leaves.
Rainbowcat agrees and heads to her own room as well. Many have left the lobby, leaving Wacky as the only one there. As Muba leaves the office, he comes up to Wacky: „The boss ordered me to show you where your room is. Follow me.” He guides Wacky to a room with a bed, closet, drawers, desk, and many other basic appliances that you'd find in a bedroom.
„This is your room. It's between mine and Ryokutas. You can make and put a label on the door yourself or wait untill the boss makes one for you. I'll leave you to it, I need to go rest as well. See ya tomorrow, Wacky.”, Muba says and leaves.
Wacky looks around the room, thinking of how basic it looks for now and how he should decorate it in the near future. Short after, he falls onto the bed, thinking of what exciting events could happen in next morning. He closes his eyes, gets carried away in his thoughts and eventually falls asleep. His dreams lead him thinking of a better tomorrow. He just couldn't wait to wake back up...