It was a natural reaction for her to smile in return, knowing she had done well in complimenting him. There would always be give and take with them, but neither of them had ever seemed to mind. They fueled each others egos.
Her nose wrinkled a little as she smiled again, "So sweet." She waved a hand absently as though it would clear all history of any negative comments that had been said about them. "Of course not. They were trying to look smarter and were sadly mistaken. If they had seen our love up close they would have never said such things, the old fools."