She was gently trying to sooth him, rubbing his back and whispering softly in his ear that things would be all right, though she knew that they wouldn't fully. She never lied to the children, but in this case - what could she do?
'I know you don't,' she said softly feeling him cling to her so tightly. 'None of us do, but you don't always get what you want. But I'm here, and your Daddy is here, and Ella and Justin - and we all love you very, very much.'