"It was a joke, Ruella," Jez smiled gently, even as her sister got up in arms about even the idea of being called a part of something other than the House she'd been assigned during her school years. She chuckled softly and then offered a small shrug, "Besides, Dad was a Spencer, so there's at least some in your blood, but I wasn't saying that you were one yourself." That kind of loyalty, though, could have done a great deal for her sister's House if things had maybe been a little different in school. Maybe if they'd known sooner about their connection, if Mea had been allowed to connect with their family while she was younger, able to learn to accept them and herself. What ifs were pointless, but there was always a small wondering.
"it sounds like a good day out though. Don't worry, I know of some nice places to shop where we won't be really crowded or anything. Just good for spending time with each other and getting to know Lauren better," The young woman was aware that Améa was not overly fond of crowds and the city, so she would at least try to make it as painless as possible. She knew it was a good idea for them to at least make the effort to spend time with their younger sister, to try to connect and let her know that they wanted her to be a part of their lives. It would take work - it had with Améa - but it would be worth it and pay off in the end. Though, it appeared that even her twin had some doubts still, much less about whether she wanted to be a part of it all and more to do with Stuart's acceptance of who she was and what she had done in the past. Jez could understand that, but her features remained in a relaxed smile as she watched Mea.
"I think that would be a really good idea too. You can only truly connect properly when everything is in the open, after all," Jezebel nodded gently, but then placed a hand on Améa's shoulder and gave it a small comforting squeeze as she leaned a little closer, "But I don't think that you have anything to be worried about. All you need to do is be honest, tell him of your life, about the things that happened and why. You'll see that he will still want you for his daughter. He's a good man, but he's also had to make tough decisions in his life too," Leaning in close again, she offered Mea a small half hug, a little squeeze to try and comfort her a little.
"Regardless, you'll always have me. And of course I would sneak you sweets, though I'm pretty sure Mary would send them over anyway, and order me to make sure that you're eating enough," Jezebel smiled at the other woman lightly, and she wasn't lying either. Mary was quite attached to Améa, and certainly wouldn't want to think that she wasn't looking after herself properly, "But I know you're going to be alright."