Stroking her ego while simultaneously giving her kisses was one way to calm her down. Lucius knew her well, without question, but she hoped that he was being genuine with her and not just avoiding the reality of the situation. Though perhaps past behavior did not excuse him or warrant it, she decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. Loving him as she did, she had to.
"Of course not. You have me to do that for you," she teased. The painful irony of the whole thing was that this was what she'd been waiting for. Not retiring, but just having carefree moments with Lucius without the threat of impending doom lurking around every corner. She had that now, but could not let herself enjoy it to the fullest. Just let go.. she thought to herself.
She shifted up enough to lightly kiss the corner of his lips. "I thought you knew. The reason I married you was because you were so humble," she said, smirking. "Not for your devastatingly handsome face, your charm, your intellect.. How boring.."