What isn't shown is how, after Scribe Tara calms down she explains about how her laughter was at the [i]definition[/i] of a ship, and not towards him as a person. Besides, she respects him far too much to ever consider him in such a light.
Somehow though, I doubt his ego was soothed.
As a side note, if people want to ship these two together, I'm not against it. A friend of mine coined it 'Tarsley', I do believe. Enh, whatever floats people's boats. As always, I make no money off this. Bigsley belongs to Bethesda and his creators. I just have a blast with him.
And because of the new job, there will be, unfortunately, less shading.