My response to the prompt festive.
No one knew how tomorrow’s mission would go, but that wasn’t going to stop them from joining in the annual Water Festival. Not only because they didn’t want to miss out on the fun, but because it was the best way to cool down.
The Water Festival took place every year on the hottest day of the year. On that day, everyone armed themselves with all kinds of tools to throw water at each other. It was a terrible waste of resource and potentially relationship ending, but all concerns melted away once the actual day rolled over and people remembered just how hot the day could get.
He pointed at a water gun on display.
The storekeeper typed out a price. He dropped the requested amount into the money box and picked up the massive weapon.
Tomorrow, he would put his life on the line for the city, but today, it was play time.