Talia was not saintly enough to let go of her grudges, and now, she thought it was high time for her to get even with Sherry.
As such, she looked up breezily at Jasper and asked, "So when can I go back home? I know I left on my own will, but you were the one who allowed me to stay someplace else for the time being. I'd only be a waste of space now that you have Sherry around the house, wouldn't I?"
Jasper didn't find anything odd with her behavior, and after a moment of thought, he said, "You can move back soon enough. She'll only be in the country for a little while longer. For the record, I never wanted you to stay someplace else, but I let you because that was what you wanted to do. I thought that was a lot easier on you than having to suffer in silence if Sherry were to give you a hard time, and I don't have the energy to deal with cat fights."
Bluntly, Talia pointed out, "She was looking to give me a hard time, but clearly that didn't work out, because I slapped her."
Jasper held her gaze for a while and said nothing, and she thought she saw a glimmer of praise in his eyes.
Meanwhile, Sherry was growing restless in Cassius' car. She started to get out, but Cassius stopped her.