[WV's eyes get wider and wider as PM's story goes on, and he stands clutching the roll of gauze almost like a stress ball, in both paws. He glances at AR, then back to PM]
Of course it does—and thank goodness such is the case! Oh, my—all of that sounds simply horrific. You, a-and the others: you all are tremendously brave. [gaining steam, he stands up straighter, his eyes bright] All of us who stayed behind owe you a great debt.