"Okay, okay," Jessie relented with a laugh, raising her hands a tiny bit in surrender. "I accept the compliment, and that one just then about being pretty too."
She really liked how important family seemed to be to Hati. She understand that, understood how easily family could slip away. So she nodded and said, "I've got a bunch of young cousins I try and look out for when I can, but I don't see them enough. Little terrors they are though." She grinned.