He desperation scared him. It was unsettling to see her so upset, tears ready to fall as if she'd rather be anywhere than in the same breathing space as him. When she tumbled he immediately raced to help.
"Helen stop this. I just want to help you." His days of grand gestures were over, but she wasn't in any position to ignore him now. She wouldn't be able to walk if he didn't make sure her injuries weren't too severe.