"It's fine." Nat quietly replied back, watching Madrigal and Alice with a smile on her face. "He's just protective of us is all, he's the reason why we can all be here."
She paused and laughed again as Sam joined in on the tickling fight, except while he was focused on Alice just as Madrigal was, he also attempted to get back at the ringleader with a few tickles to his side.
She quirked a smile at Michael. "That's what any good ringleader is, right? the heart and center of the circus?"
Milly cast a calm serene expression over the tickle fight, almost as if relaxed at the sight. It was amazing how much more heartwarming a scene could be when the most frozen person in it looked a little less like a clothing display dummy.
She leaned in slightly closer for an even more quiet whisper. "Though if he starts pestering you again, turn the conversation towards compliments to him or to him, the performer in him loves it."