"Right, I forgot I wasn't innocent," he huffed. He was just the biggest, baddest villain, wasn't he? It was too bad he didn't have his Bowser costume on, it would have been perfect for this picture she seemed to paint of him and his morals. "Whatever, Mia." He was childish, sure. But he was still bitter. And no, thank you, he wasn't going to be an adult about it. He was going to express his opinion the only way he knew how. In a scene.
"I don't expect you to be a bitch who keeps them away from me, but you can maybe respect the fact that it's painful for me to stand here and grin and act like everything's okay. You're putting the responsibility on me to say no. And that's not fair. They only get to see me for two days of the week. You know I can't disappoint them." His logic was skewed, but he didn't care. He had a point to make, and he was damned sure going to make it before the boys came back.