The young girl grinned just a bit to herself as she watched CJ enjoy her drink, a youthful pride very much coming over her at the success of making an actually good cup of coffee. Alex's eyes sparkled as she watched for a moment or two, before returning to her homework on the table, seeming intently focused on what was, at a glance, fairly simple work.
"Ya got somethin' on your nose, by the way. Dad said he'll be here soon, so that should mean he'll be here any second. He always gets home pretty fast, dunno why..."
Well, as for the why, there was a very simple answer for that. The elder Alex simply loved his daughter, and if she asked him to come home, he would come home at the drop of a hat. It helped that he didn't really have much else to be doing with his day or anything. He just went shopping, made sure the cafe was clean for Nel so she could at least relax a bit, all that. But by and large, his life right now was pretty relaxed, which was really good, considering he was still technically recovering. But of course, when his daughter told him there was some lady at the cafe with a bunch of bags, that made him the faintest bit suspicious, and so with a bit of urgency that was just
short of kicking in the front door, the man himself returned to the scene.
"Yo, kiddo, you all good? Homework giving you any trouble?"
It was a pretty inane question to ask one's daughter when he had been concerned for her safety, but there were a few reasons he wasn't too terribly concerned. The first was that he was pretty certain that she could handle the average person if it came to a fight, and the second was that he didn't feel like scaring her with any serious intensity. But the sight before him gave him a bit of pause, mostly because he wasn't sure he'd ever seen someone that he was so absolutely positive was completely harmless at a glance before.
"Oh, hey. Name's Alex, think she probably already mentioned that to you if I had to guess. What brings you to the Tundra?"
There was a faint nagging at the back of Alex's mind that he shouldn't be bothering with introductions, like he'd met her before, but frankly he wasn't good at keeping track of all the people he'd met in over a decade of just walking around. Still, there was something a bit different about this one, as if he definitely should have remembered. Well, maybe he'd figure it out eventually.