"You know, he is much more polite than any bear I've ever come across. More polite than most people," Etheyl says, finally taking her gaze away from the door.
Etheyl smiles at Lexa. "Yeah, I know we are fussing a bit much about all this. Besides, probably be hard to read with someone staring at you. Still, just because you're used to loneliness or pain or any of the other bad things you've been through doesn't mean we want you to feel them. What good was everyone getting you out of there if we can't make your life better? You know, you're more than welcome to ask us for things, even, if you're feeling daring," she adds with a gently indulgent smile.
"And hello again, Susan. And nice to see you, Val," she adds with a smile and nod of greeting.