Lucia was glad that Elias took her comment with the good humor in which it was intended. She hated to offend, but joking was how she managed to get through her days and keep her sanity. She watched the thoughts fly across his face, he was in really rough shape. He needed sleep, her laundry could really wait. She had no problem hanging out and watching Netflix while he slept. She was about to suggest just that when he told her he had a solution. He had everything gathered up before she could say a word. She really wanted to let him know this wasn't necessary, but he didn't seem that he would take no for an answer.
She did however take some of the bags from him, and when he objected she pointed out he needed at least one hand free in case he had to reach for his weapon. She walked with him to his car and raised an eyebrow, it was a nice car, but the white color kind of gave it the girl car feel. She smirked and bit her lip because she wanted to tease him, but he was obviously short of sleep, besides Serge had put up with enough of her snark for two people the last two days. She slid into the car but said nothing as they drove across town to a much nicer area than she lived. She turned her head to look out the passenger window as he typed in the code. It wasn't likely she would remember it anyway but looking away was simply the polite thing to do.
Lu stepped out of the car and followed Elias to the door. She was shocked when they were greeted by the child, and she had thought perhaps he had brought her to his home, but she called him uncle rather than daddy, so she was really unsure of what was happening. She was going to ask, but soon the child was in front of her and speaking directly to her. Lu smiled and grabbed her jeans right above the knee pulling them up to give her enough room to squat down putting her on the same level as the child. "Hello Eve, it is nice to meet you. I am Uncle Elias' friend Lu." She said with a smile. She didn't have kids, or much experience with them, but she did remember when she was a kid she hated feeling excluded when everyone around her talked, so she made sure to get on her level.
She was about to ask her a few more questions but she jerked her head up as she heard Serge's voice. Lu smiled and glanced over him, his personal apron was a lot more fitting for him than the frilly one she had at her place, not that he didn't look gorgeous in both. Her attention was once again drawn to the little girl as she grabbed her hands and tried to sell herself on her skills as a laundry helper.
"You know what Sugarplum... I would REALLY appreciate the help, maybe you can teach me to do it the way your Daddy taught you. I mostly just throw it in an hope for the best." She said as she reached out and tickled her tummy a little. She looked up at Serge as she stood from her squat and was about to object, but she had to stop to catch her balance since Eve tugged in the middle of her standing. She looked down and grinned. "I know your Daddy is an awesome cook! He's one of my friends too, My Daddy asked him to help me with some things, and when he was helping me he cooked."
She bent over and scooped up the girl settling her on her hip before scooting her to her back. "Hang on kiddo." She said as she placed her arms behind her under the girls little bum to hold her on her back as she fell into step with Serge. She wasn't going to say a word about it, his personal life was his own, and he was under no obligation to share it with her. "I'm sorry about this Serge, I just offered the kid a nap, and next thing I know he was sticking me in the car and headed here." She explained. "Not sure Why, I mean I do think Dad's being a little on the over protective side, but I'm pretty sure I could have handled watching Netflix for a few hours while my babysitter caught some sleep." She joked.