Ben gave another one of his quick nods. "Sure thing."
The toy fire-lizard was easily retrieved, and he was soon handing it back to the young boy with a gentle smile on his face. "Here you go, Henry. Keep a better eye on it from now on, hm?"
Miriam rolled her eyes a little at Cara, amused. "Go ahead and tempt them, why don't you?"
Despite the tone of mock-cynicism in her voice, Miriam didn't seem to mind her surroundings overmuch, probably because she herself didn't have to try dealing with a crying child. Even Stephanie could be a handful when she was determined to be upset about something, and as far as the young Assassin was concerned her partner's daughter was somewhat abnormal with how well-behaved she tended to be. As long as she didn't have to test her patience too rigorously, she was happy enough.
Not to say she wouldn't help out if any of the other adults couldn't get around to it. Just to keep her partner from getting annoyed. Really.
Vicky had decided to risk leaving Luke alone for a bit in favour of helping Owen get some food. The little boy was less than impressed, but had long since learned that arguing with his mother wasn't... more
Re: It's still sort of cute though. kgarrett,Thu Feb 10 03:58
Cali had finally managed to get Kyle and Kevin wrangled over to the area of the play pen, with a small plate of healthy foods for each. Neither of them looked very happy, but for the moment they were ... more
Artemis observed Henry carefully, until he was absolutely certain the other toddler was sufficiently satisfied with his own toy, and thus wouldn't try coming after his. Feeling his point had been... more
Seeing everyone happy again, Jenni took a look around the room and made a decision. "I think we can do better than doughnut holes. Off you go, Helen. Here, here's a rattle." She did a double-take at... more
((Sorry I've been kind of quiet; school and work kind of ambushed me this week)) Kaliel, who had been listening with a quiet interest to Ilraen, turned at the sound of Jenni's voice. Ooh, cake!... more
Cara looked over to Jenni, then waved Stephanie over. The little girl put her plate aside and came to get a look, grinning hugely as she guessed what was about to happen. William had been listening,... more
Kieran had been trying to impress the younger kids by flipping strawberries into the air and catching them with his mouth. At Jenni's call for attention, however, the last strawberry missed his mouth ... more
Brad had gone over with the other kids when he heard Jenni, climbing into the first free seat to get a better look at what was going on. Ben, of course, had followed Jenni over to the table once the... more