Running a hand through her hair, Millicent tried to find the words, then closed her eyes and sat down next to Liam, placing her hands on both children deciding it was probably best not to beat around the bush with this. It wouldn't be better if she did.
'What we need to tell you is not a very nice thing,' she said slowly, making sure she had their attention. 'It's about Mertha,' she then said. 'Someone was very mean to her, and she had to go to heaven.'
She looked at them. 'She's there now, with the angels, and she can't come back.'