Millicent only nodded when he spoke, trying to give him some semblance of a smile. 'Thanks for telling me in person,' she said softly. 'I need some time to think about how to break this to Ella and Liam.'
Liam. He was going to be heartbroken without his Mertha. She'd need to write Miles and tell him to bring Liam at once, before he heard it from someone else.
She stood up too, drying her tears, wishing she could offer some comfort even as she walked Seamus to the door. 'If you want, it's ok if you come to dinner. You'll need to eat,' she said, placing her hand on his arm. 'Promise me you'll take care of yourself, and tell me more when you know what's going on, ok?'