He was offered up a pretty big smile because she was happy to see him inspite of everything else. She needed to see everyone which was part of the reason behind the party in the first place. It was one thing to speak to everyone on the network and another thing entirely to speak to everyone in person. “I am shopping or well ordering for the party. Don’t currently have pools and things so I need to get those installed and all of that good stuff.”
Which it was kind of a headache with the whole week away part but she’d had tighter deadlines before. It would all go off just fine and she wouldn’t even resort to compulsion. Hopefully. Even if it was really tempting to do so. “Figured I should get it done today since I have to do classes tomorrow and will be changing my focus to that and all.” For those she probably would use a little compulsion. It’d be needed with the two week absence.
“But what are you doing out here? I’m surprised you’re not like locked away with Anna and Crowley still.” She had seen how upset Kol had been with the two of them not coming back right away like the rest and while she’d tried to hold an optimistic outlook on it for his sake and Elena’s, there was never any real certainty with the Seal.
“Wait. Are you busy? Because we should so have this conversation while sitting down and having drinks.” Alcoholic or caffeinated goodness worked for her.