Vee was so happy that Rhi had agreed when she had called to reach out. Family was important. Especially when family had a lot going on. And she and Rhi were so close in age and two of the only females in their odd little clan that it seemed silly to her that they hadn’t seen each other in quite a long while. There had been quite a lot going on, but that didn’t seem like an excuse to her. It seemed more like a reason. Vee was, as always, rather shy until she relaxed and showed her sassier side, but that didn’t stop her from inviting Rhi to a picnic, because who didn’t like a picnic. She smiled a little to herself.
Besides, she was glad to hang out more with Rhi. She was curious to know how classes were going—she would also not be surprised to learn if they were going well because she seemed rather brilliant to Vee—and how life was going, friends, all that good stuff. It was totally time for bonding and things and if it was over Vee’s picnic food at the park, well then that sounded good to her. And Vee, perhaps selfishly, had always picked spots for meeting or doing things, that she herself was comfortable at so less of a chance of her freezing up while being socially awkward.
She was in no position to be picky but that didn’t stop Vee from watching the young woman who was technically her niece as she took a bite of the sandwich. Or from letting out a relieved breath that ended on a bit of a laugh when Rhi gave her the compliment. That had her smiling as well. ”Thanks. I’m glad to hear that you think so” she replied, obviously pleased even if she was sure Rhi was exaggerating a little. See, she liked it, and took a healthy bite, but she also made it. So there was that factor so slide in there, wasn’t there? She smiled a little to herself.
As for what she was sketching, well, she was happy to answer and look down critically at the sketch in her lap. She was happy that she at least liked this one far more than the others and she nodded at the response that she received about it. ”Bright I can do, I’ve got plenty of paints that are bright. I will happily help light up the room” she agreed, glad of the note. She was probably going to do so anyway, paintings for nurseries tended to be either bright or calming depending, but it was good to know which direction she should turn.
Oh. How was Markus. She blushed but she also smiled quite wide, fidgeting her fingers along her sandwich to tear at a bit of the bread and pop it into her mouth. ”He’s good. We’re good. It’s all just kinda wonderful. Which is a totally dreamy little response, I know” she said, laughing a little bit, shyly. She didn’t often talk about her relationship out loud, unless she was trying to nudge one of her brothers away from teasing her, but she didn’t mind talking about it much. It was a very good part of her life, after all. It was something that was always good no matter what. Even if it got rocky, it was still wonderful and good to her.
She looked over at Rhi and tucked her short hair back behind her ears—it was finally growing out a bit but she wasn’t sure what to od with it—and debated tossing back the question. She had heard through the grape vine here or there that recently there had been a change in that area for Rhi, on the loss side. But she wasn’t quite sure. Oh well, only way to really know was to ask, wasn’t it? ”How about you? Anything in that area? Oh. I mean. You don’t have to answer if I’m being totally nosy” she insisted, blushing a little bit.