power outages were not a problem for him! so used to camping as he was, david didn't really mind a lack of light, as he always had a flashlight on him anyway, since that was just good practice, and various other tools that would help in certain situations. unfortunately for him, he'd just come from work, and was still in his uniform—it was a lot different from his camp uniform, but he still wore his yellow bandana around his neck. all in all, david didn't look quite the part for the restaurant he was shuffled into at the other owner's behest. he'd gone somewhere else first, just intent on getting something he could eat at home so he could relax and unwind from a day full of dealing with the best animals in the world. he could see that the power outages were something of a big hindrance to most, and a lot of the food that was cooked couldn't be done au naturel apparently. so as the power started rolling out, every restaurant, and store for that matter, started trying to filter their patrons into anywhere else that still worked. so, when it'd been insisted by the manager of the restaurant he'd gone to, that he go across the street—all but pushed by her—so that he could, and he quotes 'get your skinny behind something to eat'; except that wasn't the terminology she used, but seeing as how he was who he was, he wasn't going to repeat it.
so that was how david wound up here, still in uniform, still kind of roughed up by the animals he was taking care of, in a restaurant that looked way too good for him right now. he was given very little room to protest as everyone was scrambling around to double up on the tables and its occupants. attempting to speak out every time, david fell flat, not to mention, flustered. everyone was friendly, even as they ushered him to a table with someone already at it, even as he tried to awkwardly protest. they were all apologies as they sat him down and david didn't even get a word in edgewise before the lights overhead flickered and died. he glanced upwards immediately, watching as the light bulbs dimmed; at least no one could really see how much he certainly didn't fit in here. nervously tugging at the collar of his polo, david was also glad he didn't really get a super good look at who they'd sat him with. candles were distributed and he got a better look at her, feeling even more underwhelming in a matter of ten seconds. but, david was david, so he bolstered all his courage and charm, and laughed sheepishly. "not too much of a problem, if you're prepared!" he chirped. the blackouts had been fairly regular, but he'd been certain everyone had generators these days; he knew his small zephyrian apartment complex had one, even fantastical as it was. "i wasn't really planning on dining in either, i was somewhere else before this. ah well, guess i can get food anywhere, right? so here's as good as any!"