Marcie straightened up, shooting Cathal a grateful smile- even if she wasn't precisely sure what she was grateful for. Perhaps it was that he wasn't treating Kaden like damaged goods.
She reached out to touch the back of Kaden's arm gently, to reassure him that she was still here. He still looked a little outside of himself, or too much inside himself, or something. "They're sweet. Not much of a chore to feed them! Hey, is Jesse home tonight?" She wouldn't mind seeing her other new friend if they were there too.