A look of surprise definitely flickered across her features when Silas answered her, though the look was mostly hidden by her sunglasses. It wasn't that Nick hadn't been expecting an honest answer, it was more so that she hadn't been expecting an answer, period. "So was it before the outbreak or after?" She was curious, she'd never met anyone who'd honestly lived on the streets before. Nick didn't ask about why he had been raised by his grandparents though, somehow prying about that seemed way too personal to her.
Nick had come here fully prepared to prove herself, so it wasn't a daunting thought anymore. Anywhere else she might have spent a good deal of time stressing out about it, but in the garage she had almost all the confidence in the world and she knew her own abilities. If Silas wanted her to prove herself with this little project, well, prove herself she would.
"I should be able to make something work from that list of stuff," she remarked honestly. If nothing else she really didn't want to make anyone go on a run into the city unless they really had too. "But I guess I should see the stuff before I really say that." Her hope was that she could scrape something together with the scraps that Silas listed, but sometimes her luck was shitty.
Following behind Silas as he made his way through the rear door and into what looked to be a storage area for old junk cars and other vehicles that were probably being worked on in some manner or another. Nick's gaze moved over everything slowly, her mind already racing with what felt like a million different things she could create out of scrap metal - but first she would focus on the cages for the golf carts.
Her gaze followed the motion of Silas' hand towards the small pile of scraps. The stuff didn't look half bad, but Nick wouldn't judge it fully until she had a chance to get her hands on it. Fishing a pair of work gloves out of her back pocket, she slipped them on before moving over to the pile and kneeling down. "This is all of it, yeah?" She asked as she studied a portion of chain link fence.