Derek glanced over to Seth and Alice. "Pretty sure they are greying hairs right now," he admitted glancing to Violet.
Fortunately for Violet though, food was being brought out which finally separated Alice and Seth a little, albeit Alice was nudging his leg under the table as she turned to eat.
Violet smiled and shook her head as she looked over to the boys. “Neither of you hellions helped keep the peace either.”
Derek grinned and gave a shrug. “What can I say? I have a devil on my shoulder.”
"Yeah, he's always chasing her, just like he always has," he agreed. "Trying to keep her from the things she's not supposed to eat are the hardest things to do," he said. "But how about you lot? How have you been?"
It was a bit of a loud greeting as Violet couldn't hold in her excitement anymore and started giving hugs and "look how handsome you are!"'s and touching their faces. The same thing she had done when Alice had walked into the shop. It took her a few minutes and a nudge from Red for her to stop and finally sit down with them.
"You have no idea how happy I am to see you three. How are your parents?"
Derek shrugged. "There doing pretty good. Mum's sick," he said. It was something Alice had learned in Argentina but it wasn't like she was on her death bed and why she hadn't gone home. "She's as mean as ever though."
"Meaner," Damian piped up.