Ouch! I have to take exception to that last crack of Ron's. What? Is Eliza under an Imperius curse? (Just joking.)
You seem to be trying out some new adverbs. 'Buoyantly' (for a stressed person) don't seem to quite fit, but the others really add to the description.
You know, you can write the rest of the story yourself if you want since I put it in an open series. I originally wrote this and the other installment for FictionAlley some time ago, but I never got around to finishing this one. Basically, I decided to put them here and see what other people would come up with since it looked like I wouldn't get around to finishing it anyway.