Liam heard Ella's question - it mirrored his own thoughts, and he looked to his Daddy, and to 'Cent and Justin too. he didn't want any of them to leave him as well.
He wasn't sure he liked 'Cent's answer, but he knew it was truthful, even if he never wanted any of them to go away again.
"I don't want to go," he said firmly. "Me and Ella want to stay, so nobody else goes." he was trying to sound brave, just as Mertha would want.
Pulling away, he went to his Daddy wanting to make sure he was going to stay as well. "I wanna stay here now," he said firmly, not wanting to go back to daddy's manor, or Aunty Lettie. His Daddy held him tight, promising they could stay next door, and that nobody here was going anywhere.