The experimental solarpunk month had officially came to a close a few hours before, after the last of the lingering guests had been properly sent on their way, much quicker than it normally took it too! Most people just won't ready to give up them vacation fantasy to go back to a life of responsibilities and comparative blandness. But as the song once sung, even the greatest dancers in the world are bound to leave the dance floor. Everyone had to leave eventually, even them too.
And knowing by this time tomorrow, the renovation team would be well on their way tearing down all the hard work and new memories that had collected over the last few weeks to make a new vision, a new daydream to play in... Well, that's why they had these parties.
Walking into the atrium, the loud tinny sound of some Top Forty song echoed off the walls. Some employees were lounging around their elaborate costumes, others had changed back into their regular clothes. The decorations of the last month were still up and dazzling around but along with them, people had grabbed some of the more beaten up and oh so comfortable sofas and chairs from the employee lounge. And the drinks already seemed to be flowing for those interested.
Dropping the food on the spare table, Ellery smiled to himself. He loved these parties so much, a little celebration, a remembrance for all the good moments that happened and a good riddance to all the bad too! It was just oddly cathartic (and, you know, fun), which is why he always went to them and encouraged all the new souls that joined their crew to come too. You just had to experience it, at least once.
And, speaking of! Ellery hopped up on the arm of a sofa, scanning the familiar faces in hopes of seeing one face in particular. The last week had been a bit busier than normal, so he'd forgotten to double-check with Sunny to see what her plans were. It wasn't mantandory to come, of course, but still. "Oh," he said when he spotted her, giving her a little wave in hopes of catching her attention. Walking over was probably a better idea honestly, but he didn't want to interrupt and the night was still young after all.