[One would think Sora wouldn't be posting so soon after the incident with the skateboard, but here he is again. Looks like he's in his room. Wherever the communicator is, it's perched only a foot off the floor. Sora's sitting cross-legged on the floor near the bed. Given that he's sitting around in pajama pants (red flannel with chocobo prints, go figure) and nothing else, he's obviously not planning to go anywhere. It's unclear whether he's aware the communicator is on, but he's obviously up to something.
He places a shield cookie on the floor in front of him and then knocks on the floor, tapping out 'a shave and a haircut' and waiting just a moment. Underneath the cookie, a pool of purple shadows opens up and the end of a Toximander's snout can be seen as it pokes out just enough to get the cookie before disappearing again.]
Hey, you're supposed to come all the way out.
[The Toximander peeks out at him and cocks its head to the side quizzically, as if asking where the fun is in that. Sora clears his throat and give the Spirit a look. It makes an amused noise and dives under the floor again. Sora sets out another treat and tries it again. This doesn't go over well. Jelly Bean runs by, snapping up the treat before Sora can stop him and flopping down on the floor just at the edge of the communicator's view.]
Jelly Bean! That wasn't for you.
[Clearly, there are no fucks given on Jelly Bean's end as he just scratches a random itch and more or less ignores any scolding. When the Meow Wow steals a second treat, Sora picks him up and carries him off somewhere. A door closing and an indignant whine from Jelly Bean are all the hints necessary to the fact that Sora's just locked the Meow Wow in the bathroom.
Now back to the Toximander... he sets out another cookie and knocks on the floor again. This time the Spirit emerges a short way away from the treat and 'swims' to it, snapping it up as it dives back under.]
Okay, smarty pants...
[This time Sora holds the treat up as high as he can without moving from a sitting position and knocks on the floor again. The Toximander emerges and looks for the treat for a moment before realizing it might want to look up. It makes an exasperated noise and leaps for the treat. Sora lets it have the treat, but he also catches the Spirit and pulls it to him before it can disappear into the floor again, much to its surprise.]
Swimming in the ground isn't the only way you can move around, you know.
[He gives it a poke in the snout as he says this. The Toximander squirms a little before giving up. After a moment, it turns around and licks his face. Apparently, the next best thing to swimming around in the floor is being overly affectionate. Sora doesn't seem to mind this. After a few moments, he puts sets the Spirit on the floor and starts to get up. But it doesn't seem to have had enough of the cuddles and it crawls back into his lap before he gets anywhere.]
So you're clingy, huh?
[This time he stands up first, holding the Spirit as he does, and then sets it on the floor. It follows him as he retrieves the communicator... and he gives the device a funny look. He's quiet for a moment, his expression running through surprise, realization and annoyance in short order. Apparently Bruce got one over on him before being dismissed to... wherever the Spirits go when they're not active.]
We've got to talk to the Moogles about Spirit proofing these things...