"I'm afraid I've never really bothered to learn or listen to much music since leaving my home but..."
She stood up, she didn't really need any musical accompaniment, she knew this song by heart and music only got in the way. It wasn't in english of course but she spoke clearly as she sang a short verse (charisma + performance: 10 + 8 + 2):
"If anyone saw me like this I would never live it down. You see, I work as a police officer and I normally use the name Jake. I told you most think I'm male and that suits me just fine as women are often perceived weak and when people think you're weak they are likely to try to take advantage. It's for that reason I've worked hard to build up a reputation for Jake as an... well frankly as an unlikable asshole. It means I don't have to deal with people who I would otherwise not think twice about."
She clipped her hair-extensions back on as she spoke.
"Since Jake is known in both the mortal and kindred community, you can imagine the effect it would have if he was seen in a dress and actually appearing to be friendly with someone. I'd find it funny if I didn't have a good reason for not wanting it to happen."
She finished fixing the extensions.
"I must apologise again for earlier. You see, that's an old lullaby. I used to sing it to my son. He... he was killed. He wasn't even three summers old, sorry, three years old. I wasn't strong enough to protect him. And please, I'm not saying this for sympathy, I just wanted you to understand what happened. In truth, I try not to think of him too much, even after all this time, it still hurts. That's one of the reasons for Jake. People don't try to get close to him, therefore he doesn't have to worry about losing anybody. I find it hard to trust people anyway, and he gives me an excuse not to."
She hoped he understood, she wasn't used to opening up like that, it was new territory and she was even babbling a bit.