"Ehhh... But don't you have to wait for someone to pick up before you hand it over? And that's only if the call was meant for you, isn't it. Augh, I think I got it wrong again. I wonder if that location thing he told me about works here. Still don't get how people can use this so easily... But nope."
He puts the phone behind his back.
"Not to be o-offensive either, but I don't see how you'd be able to use it, too. And um.... um...."
Just as he ran out of things to say the ringing tone stopped. A clatter, like someone clumsily picking up the phone, and a soft "Hello?" comes through.
"W-Well, you did say that the FBI didn't have any walkers earlier, right? There! I could just go back and you'd never see hear a peep ever!"
If he could just think of a way to quickly leave without either upsetting more things or tripping over his own feet... Oh, right. His hand shot into his pocket and pulled out a phone. Oh, surprise, the backwards fellow had actually managed to get hold of one!
"Um... How does this thing work again?"
Looks like he still has no idea how to use the thing. Except maybe pressing buttons. And perhaps understanding enough the sequence of buttons to press to make a call to someone. The tone trills away.
Great, caught nice and good. Just the way he wanted his little errand to work out. He wasn't sure if he could out himself of the cell this time, but now that he thought about it, there was really nothing about staying in the cell except for... Yeah, well. He really did not want to face the burning walls again. Speaking of which.
"Oh yeah. Did you um, did you ever go back down to um, well, check on me? I mean, not that because I escaped, because I didn't - no, that's not the point. Um. Did you even open the door? Or was my being here the only thing that informed you that I'm not in the cell anymore? So that made it if I didn't come in, you wouldn't have known, right? So in the future I should learn to avoid the houses of anyone in the police department. Don't walk within a mile of them. Yeah."
Quickly, stall for time. Meanwhile, he could edge carefully back. Carefully. Don't topple anything, don't touch anything, and most certainly don't pull one of Marie's erm, imaginative stunts and explode the house with a force field. Like he could still do that. Right. Why had he even entertained that thought? Never mind, back to edging carefully down the hallway. Try not to arouse even more suspicion than there already is, got it?
Or maybe under the detective's sharp eye, that was useless too. Worth a shot, though.
"L-Look, I'm won't be loose. Just... Well, I could always go back and tell him I'm not allowed around here so I don't have to look for his kid and I'll be stuck with the chores for a whole month. Yeah. Sounds a loooot better for everyone, eheheh?"
He shot a glance at the door while the detective wasn't looking, then quickly whipped his head back, just in case. Nope, he was not going to make it to the door without falling over at least once. And falling over would most likely mean that nobody back there was getting dinner that night. Uh oh.
"Or... I dunno, I could also just step outside, go home, and nothing would have happened? I don't have the means to uh, off anyone now, n-not that I intend to, anyway! Really!"
((Over here, the weather's fine. A bit chilly with the wind, but getting better. The neighbouring country (Germany) is already going through spring, so it'll probably be here in a short while, too. 3nodding
"Okay, okay. Time to confuse you again. There's four of us in total, three of us living together. One's me, the other's the walker, then there's this kid who ran into this place somewhere which is why I'm here. To go find her and pull her out. Have you seen her? She's too young for this place, and wears this big hat on her head. Not Rose, not... Not Rose."
He pauses to catch his breath, wiggle around a bit to make sure his legs weren't falling asleep in the air, then continues.
"That's about it. The last guy you already met, he's gone and poofed again. That colleague I was telling you about? Apparently nobody mentioned that he was a walker too."