"Ummm...yes." Chloe wasn't sure whether or not she was lying. Her relationship with her mother was complicated before the Eva, and the robot had just made it even more inscrutable. Mom worked for NERV, so she must've known beforehand. Must have.
"It's, ummm...weird for you not to be around...I mean...I know you were always...at work, but it's, umm. Well, different. I guess. I think."