Lyra gave Tina a truly blank look when she said that about the DJ. Though she was excellent actress when she wanted to be, there was really no faking the true look of not understanding or knowing a thing about what Tina was talking about.
She felt something in her chest, anger but also maybe a tiny break of the tiny hopes she'd tried so hard not to have when she tried to find this baby's father. Hopes that only her brother and maybe her mother might know she tried not to have, that maybe this time she could make things right, somehow.
Emotions surged in her, amplified by her hormones, and she forced herself to blink slowly so she wouldn't tear up.
"That isn't where I recognize you from," she said, her chin inching up just a little. "I had no idea your were a DJ. But I recognize you from a party we attended a while back. I'm sorry, ma'am, but I don't recognize you." And there was something of regret, for once, tinging her voice.
She glanced around subtly, praying none of her coworkers or boss noticed this prolonged conversation.