"No!" George said suddenly, sitting up. "I am not going to allow you all to gawp at him. He has been through a terrible ordeal, and while he is still human, and obviously so, you are going to leave him in peace." He looked from Mariella to Isiah, "Neither of you are to come to my home." He paused, knowing that he had probably just alienated himself, and so instead turned to Horace, and to the young witch who sat opposite, on the far edge of the circular table. "Lord Granville and Miss Pilgrim, of course... if Adith must be inspected I would have you represent the Council. But I will not have the boy argued over and shouted across. The doctor says he needs rest and quiet."