[Action A - Before December 23rd - Around Town]
[So what if he had been vanished? So what if he was supposed to be gone? He wasn't
. He was still here, and Christmas was still coming, and he had still
been saving the (rather generous) allowance that Key-Fu had been giving him. He'd get everyone presents, just as planned.
So you'll see Picky throughout the day, browsing through shops, trying to pick things out for the people he cared about. Maybe comparing ties at Bodine Clothing. Perhaps trying not to be seeing bringing a doll to the counter to pay for it. Tis still the season for shopping because darn it
, his friends and family still deserved to have presents.][Action B - After this announcement - Streets of Mayfield][He should have stayed inside. Really should have stayed inside. If people were being told it was okay to kill the "fakes", then he was in lots of trouble. But... but... But he hadn't gotten Pokey's present. Even if Pokey was one of the erased and even if Pokey's replacement was kinda horrible.... well, he'd do it. That was what he had decided, after agonizing over it.
So here we have Picky, running home as fast as his legs can go and his lungs can manage, clutching a package wrapped in brown paper close to his chest. Every so often he has to stop and catch his breath, but he tries to duck behind a snowbank or a tree to do so. And then he keeps running.
If he can just make it home, he'll be safe, he knows it....]