"Aaaahhhh nooooo I'm sorry I tried to distract you also it's not my fault we won and I really didn't have anything to do with it and oh god please don't hurt meeeeeeeee!" Janus blubbered as I dragged him through the bushes. He dragged his heels, but otherwise didn't try to break my grip. I deposited him by a large bula berry tree and then dug through the bag of supplies. When pulled out one of the larger, sharpened Gafna bones, he squealed again.
"Ssshhh, cut it out already," I fussed softly. I pulled out one of the polish cans, another of the books, and Kakaru's picture frame, and handed the items to him.
He glared at me. "Did you poison this stuff?"
"YES NOW DIE." I held the items to his face and he jumped. "Will you just take them?"
He regarded me in his fake-caution face, then took the items. "The empress sure wants you to use your heads, huh?"
I shrugged. "We should probably be flattered that she knows we have a chance of figuring it out. Though, if I get voted off, it will be nice to just watch all this on TV in my pajamas. But until then ... "
He pocketed the items and smiled. "What are you plotting?"
"Nothinggggggg. Love you." I smiled back and hugged him for a while, then we headed back towards the beach, holding hands until we got back within sight of our teams. Janus pretended that I had roughed him up, moaning dramatically, and I did my best to look angry again. Hopefully it didn't look like I was hiding a smile.