"Does this bloody house REALLY NEED MORE TALKING INANIMATE OBJECTS!?""
The exclamation echoed throughout the house. None of the noises ceased; Tony's voice blabbing on about time combined with the sound of the Notepad throwing paint everywhere. Robin glanced over at Colin, who was currently making several dial-up noises. Manny covered his ears.
"I say, it does look like we have more company than usual."
Harry twitched, refraining the urge to yell at his friend. Shrignold flew past them and threw red glitter all over the room. Harry turned to him.
"What in the bloody 'ell are you doing!?"
"I'm setting up the ritual to worship Malcom," Shrignold replied nonchalantly. "You should get ready! It beings in only a couple of minutes."
"Robin," Manny said, looking up in concern. "I'm scared."
"Don't be!" The Notepad came out of nowhere; a bucket of paint in its hands and colored pencils in the other. "We're just having fun! You should join us!"
"There's no time," Tony said, shoving past Harry. "YOU'RE the one who caused this mess! You know how long it'll take just to clean up!? My whole SCHEDULE is thrown off because of this!"
"Ah, lighten up," The Notepad threw a pencil at him. "It's called art! You should try it sometime!"
"WILL ANY OF YOU JUST LEAVE THIS BLOODY HOUSE!?"
Despite the havoc going around the house, a circular figure happily rolled his way through the crowds. He avoided the passage of legs before resting on a pair of feet. Harry looked down, only to see Gilbert smiling up at him.
"May I just have a wor-"
Harry, who was pretty much done dealing with all the destruction going around him, picked the globe up and kicked him. His aim happened to be conveniently accurate because the globe crashed through one of the windows. Robin blinked in surprise.
"Why, harry, that wasn't quite nice."
"I know," He replied. "But what's more rude is the fact that ALL of these things interrupted my shows! I've missed 4 episodes! You know how important they are!?"
"Are they as important as kicking one of your friends out the window?" Robin glaring at him, his feathered hands resting on his hips.
"I'm not friends with ANY of you!" Tony exclaimed. "All of you have interrupted my schedule for today! Now if you were to just keep the house tidy and empty, none of this would've happened!"
"Hey," The Notepad gave him a glare. "I was here before you, buckaroo! Watch your place!"
"Guys, guys, stop fighting," Shrignold said, flying in between them. "Let's make up! Hug one another and embrace the love!"
Tony whipped around to Harry. "WHY DIDN'T YOU THROW HIM OUT THE WINDOW!?"
"That's not nice," Robin said. "Wishing bad luck among others is a very mean thing to do."
"Robin," Manny held onto the bird's hand. "I'm scared."
"Don't be!" A sudden voice interrupted them. "Because we're going to the Digital World!"
They all looked back, and saw Colin making his way into the room. He somehow managed to find a chair with wheels on it. Not only was Colin having access to any room was bad, but the fact that a computer with no thumbs was in control of it. Which was probably what caused this disaster in the first place.
"I just need all of you to come into the other room!" Colin happily stated. "I've got so much for you to do!"
"I'm not taking part of this tomfoolery," Tony tugged at his gloves. "If you need me, I'll be fixing this mess you call a house."
"Ooh, can I come!?" The Notepad happily bounced on the table. "I want to see my digital world!!"
"No," Harry interrupted. "The only place you're going is back to the store. All of you are."
"WHAT!?" The Notepad blinked in surprise. "You wouldn't do that!"
"I'm at the point where I will," Harry glanced over at Robin. "What do you think?"
"Well, we could use the money. How much we've spent on our friends must be able to cover the cost of repairs for the house." Robin said.
"A-And it's a lot less scary," Manny looked to the floor. "W-Without them here..."
Colin lunged forward to scream at them for even thinking about returning him, but Tony merely kicked his chair into the other room. The sound of it crashing made everyone glance over.
"If anything, you should get rid of that butterfly and computer. They're no good."
"What!?" Shrignold placed a gloved hand to his chest, offended. "H-How dare you! Malcom would be very disappointed, Tony!"
"I don't know where in heavens the bug came from," Harry tapped his chin in thought. "But Colin costed a lot. We could return him."
"IF YOU DARE RETURN ME I WILL GIVE EVERY AGENCY YOUR CONTACT AND PERSONAL INFORMATION!" Yelled the voice in the other room. Tony rolled his eyes.
"All type and no click, that thing. Here. I have the receipt for him."
With that, the clock then gave Harry a receipt. When he looked at it, he realized it was from the transaction of buying a computer when they needed to do research for Manny's homework.
"How on Earth..."
"No, please!" Notepad bounced over to him. "Don't replace any of us!! We're your friends! It's just hard to adjust having to live with new people!"
Tony rolled his eyes. "Oh, stop with the act. You absolutely hate Colin."
"No I don't!" It narrowed its eyes. "If anything, YOU hate everyone! You're a burden on all of us!"
"But I'm a clock," Tony pointed to himself. "Without me, everyone would be late to school and work!"
"Colin has a clock," The Notepad crossed its arms, smiling. His eyes widened.
"You wouldn't dare-"
"Can everyone just be quiet!?" Harry gave them a glare. "That's all I want! Peace and quiet so I can watch my shows!"
"If we do that," Notepad looked at him. "You'll keep us?"
"Yes. Just, please, stop talking."
The Notepad smiled, but didn't say a word. Tony huffed and made his way into the other room, clearly disappointed. Harry let out a sigh.
"How long do we have to put up with this..?"
"Just a few more episodes," Robin assured him. "And we'll be done."