"Working," after a while she let go, only so she could lead him to the couch and sit him down. "But I can text." she picked up her phone and did so, knowing Patrick would come down as soon as he could.
She went and made the tea, keeping one eye on Ella and the other on Padraig. When it was done she carried the mug to him and set it down. "I'm glad you came to us, whatever the reason."