He smiled back, a genuinely friendly smile. He did like children and she was the picture of a sweet little girl. Nathaniel's eyes moved through the room again as if to assure himself they were alone before moving to her side and hunkering down next to her as he studied the picture for flaws. Of which there were many.
His lips pursed for a moment while he took in the fact that it was much later in the day than he thought. Lunch time, not dawn. Had really needed to sleep so late? A sigh and a shake of his head followed as he stood again. Another smile was offered, as was a friendly pat on her head that ruffled her hair just a tad while he began to walk away, "It's lovely child, just unfinished. But you already know that. You can show me it when you're done. I think I shall take your suggestion and get myself to a proper bed."