It bothered her, the tone of voice he was using. And Alex wanted to push the issue, in her oh so charmingly Scottish way, that lacked any tact. She wanted to force him to talk, to open up to her, to be honest.
But, she also knew Hal. Knew that pushing like that was probably the worst thing she could possibly do for him. At least right now, with him clearly tired. Maybe the vampire meeting had been too much too quickly, too many people around, even if biting them wouldn't have been an option. So she simply offered him a small but reassuring smile.
"Okay, though if this is all a ploy to make me bring you more cups of tea, it's not going to work, mister." Her tone was gently teasing, trying to make him relax a little bit. "You get one extra, then that's your lot. I will stand firm on this." Three brothers, one dad. She could resist the pleading of boys. Even Hal, who had her heart so completely.
And she couldn't help but feel a flash of smug pride at the way he reacted to seeing her powers. "I just figure, I might as well be the best damn ghost that ever haunted Lawrence. Plus I kinda made a mess the first few times, you might have demanded Marigolds."