Re: Visiting the Hospital
Iris let the conversation move around her, having let Sam cling to her for those long moments (with soft words of attempted comfort whispered into blonde hair), and stepping back after Louis took his turn and Cris appeared. As before with the mostly assortment of family and "family" that comprised this group, she only really wanted to be around her sister. The thought of going upstairs to see Joey made her stomach tense (hospitals, babies, family) though not turn, just let it be known that she'd be more comfortable somewhere else.
With Sam electing to stay in the courtyard, she thought that maybe that could provide a solution - getting to see Sam just a little bit more, and not have to accompany the men upstairs to see the baby. "You mind some company down here?" The words were directed at Sam alone - the rest of them weren't as important in her mind as her sister was.