Jodie’s smile widened at the girl’s giggle, and she reached up for the Earl Grey tea. “Earl Grey it is.”
The teen began to make the tea for the other girl. “Do you want milk or sugar?” she asked as she moved to get the milk out of the fridge. She always had milk in her tea, but she didn’t want to assume just in case she didn’t want any.
Her slight smile fell at the other girl’s — Ailiana’s — observation. “Yeah… but I don’t always like having my family for my birthday anyway, so I don’t mind.” Which was partially true, because she didn’t get on too well with her sister. But she did wish that they cared enough to leave her gifts or something like that.
"Both please!" If Ailiana really was going to be poisoned (even though she was beginning to doubt it now — but you can never be sure!), The demigoddess might as well have creamy and sugary goodness in her stomach when she dies.
"I know what you mean," Ailiana agreed. "My birthdays were pretty quiet too." While Jodie acted like she didn’t care, her green eyes said otherwise. "It will be alright; we’ll make sure you birthday is amazing, even if your family and friends aren’t here."
The redhead nodded as she set about making the tea for the girl, making sure that the kettle was still hot before adding some more water to it and setting the water to boil again. After all, she had only boiled enough water for herself. The got the sugar out of one of the top cupboards for her as the water boiled. “Got it!”
She moved to sit up on the counter as she spoke to the other girl, beginning to eat her own toast. “Yeah well… I guess I should be used to it by now…” she mumbled, wiping the crumbs off her mouth. “So, um…” It wasn’t that she was against the girl helping her to have a good birthday. It was just that… well, she’d appeared out of nowhere. “Where are you from?” she asked curiously.