Lili knew about Merrit Palmer Yates, III, but she wasn't about to go fawning over someone who was hired to do a job. He might merit the title of "superstar lawyer," but, in the end, he got paid. Yeah, she couldn't do it, but he probably couldn't do what she did either. Then again, he did deserve as much respect as she could muster though so she had to do something to make sure she paid it to him. She had to get out of the thought process of someone who had no responsibility and into the role she had firmly plopped herself down into.
It took twenty minutes, but the next girl finally arrived on shift saying something about her kids. Liliana just waved her off and tossed the apron she'd been wearing to her with what could be considered a friendly smile. In general, she was ambivalent to the situation as she understood kids took priority, but she did like being able to go on her way when it was time to go. She made two more cups of coffee before she left, one for her full of plenty of cream and sugar, and a second that was identical to Merrit's order before stepping from behind the counter.
"This seat taken?" She asked as she set a new cup of coffee in front of him. Probably the lamest line you could ever hear from her, but it was very true. Had he been waiting on someone, she would make herself scarce.