Millicent was trying not to look too upset in front of Ella, and Justin was doing a wonderful job of keeping her distracted. Yet even she noticed the way she was looking out of the window every five minutes.
When she saw Nori, she sprang to the window, opening it only to see Miles and Liam arriving right behind it. She drew a breath of relief, and gave Justin a look.
'Liam and Miles is coming,' she said with a forced smile to Ella, watching as Ella lit up and ran to the garden door and opening it up, clapping her hands to see Liam.
'Wanna go riding the Dragon?' she asked happily, and Millicent could only sigh in response.
'Before that, love, we grown ups need to talk to the two of you. We have something to tell you.'
Ella tilted her head, looking up at her. 'Like when you told me Justin is my real daddy?' she asked grinning widely. 'Or that we're having a baby? Is Liam going to be a big brother too?'