Susan knew what he was doing. It was a tactic Ernie had mastered, and Susan knew that a question was being ignored it was best not to push it. There was likely a reason it was being ignored, so she just remained quiet. At the offer of sugar and cream, gaze shifted towards the creamer and sugar bowl.
"Cream, no sugar, please." Susan was used to being the one that would be serving, so this was a nice change. Taking the cup once it was offered, she placed the tea spoon into the cup and swirled it's contents slowly and thoughtfully. Studying the tea, she was a bit nervous to press on with any other questions, so she lifted the cup to her lips and took a sip.
Catching his gaze mid-sip, Susan slowly lowered the cup. The comment piqued her interest, how could she forget how he used to look? He was bloody SCARY and to top it off he was a bully. Or maybe his actions made him seem scary. "Vaguely." A little white lie, "Sorry, I don't really remember what you looked like, I just remember how ---" Glancing back down at her cup, Susan stopped talking for a moment as she cleared her throat. "I'm sorry, Marcus. I guess I'm just trying to understand what... well, what changed. I mean, I remember you shoving around those smaller to you, but now, now... well, I don't see that. Not that I'm complaining, I enjoy this side of you much more than well, than the old you." Shrugging slightly, she lifted her cup to take another sip of her tea.
Was she just digging herself a deeper hole? Merlin, she was feeling absolutely ridiculous, and her cheeks turning a bright red showed her embarrassment clearly.