She sighed, knowing he was closer to it. "I'm sorry about that. Feels like it isn't nice to realize that." She set her hand over his. "But I am human, and always here."
"Yeah. I hid. Didn't work either." She shrugged and reached down to scratch at Ace's fur. She was glad the dog had come out. "One way, it's nice to know they're always going to have someone looking out for them. Other side? My grandfather looks like he's my age and Deirdre's not the only great grandchild he's got. So you know, you learn to stop thinking about it."