She'd consider a moment. Eric was upstairs and she didn't want to give Thomas any reason to try to be a big brother but he looked so serious so she'd nod. "Of course." She'd head into the living room and offer a seat on the couch. "Want anything to drink?"
OOC:The living room and kitchen would be about the same since she wouldn't have done too much except repairs. She's changed the yard up though and the master bedroom...I should probably get new pictures for some of them. :)
She'd nod. "That was how I ran into him last time I saw him. He'd been upset about something that happened in daycare and had apparently tried to run away. I convinced him it was smarter to go back and when we got there they'd called Dad and he saw me. He started ranting and raving completely furious. I'm surprised he didn't have a heart attack and keel over." She'd give a small smile. "Anyway I took the blame of everything happening so he wouldn't focus on Nicholas. I was sort of worried with how angry he was he'd hit him. I think he came close to trying to hit me." She'd shrug.
And you still wanted to have a relationship with him was on the tip of Thomas' tongue, but he didn't say that. "Well... he was crying for a different reason when I saw him." He cringed. "Uhm, he said... that his Dad's... dead."
"Yeah," he said, wincing. "I... I don't know. Maybe they're still looking into his family and that's why we haven't heard anything?" He shrugged. "But... he said that his Dad was dead. He also said that Dad told him you were absolutely crazy-- a mad woman. I let him know you weren't."
She'd nod slowly still processing. "I'm sure Dad thought I was but I think Nicholas had a better grasp of me than that. Wow...he's gone. We'll need to find a place for Nicholas. I have some extra rooms upstairs he could stay in."
She'd frown. She wanted to take care of him. She'd been the one fighting this fight when no one else wanted to get involved. She hated to admit he might be right and her words would be grudging. "Yeah I do travel a lot. It wouldn't matter once he was in school but for now..." She'd trail off. "I don't think Mal and Mark though since they'll be having a baby soon. Ash and Charity could probably handle it better especially since he's close-ish in age to Aria."