"Those prim roses didn't come out yet?" He had to admit they shouldn't be that tall, they were only as old as Elli, but they should have bloomed some. "Everybody's got to witness the south at least once in their lives." He wasn't sure how many people would have the constitution to stay, though. The heat wasn't for everybody.
Cullen laughed softly. "You caught me." He took her careful, and settled the little girl on his knee, supporting her just in case she jerked backward. "Might be why my shirt's clean too." He teased. "Ain't that right?"