"I love you too," she replied, her voice thick with tears again. "I'm so glad you're here now, and not...there anymore."
Jesse shifted as much as he could, to better see all of them. He managed a very small smile for them, because even moving his face muscles seemed to hurt. "I missed y'all too," he said, his voice still raspy and hoarse. He looked over at Joey. "Can you bring him here?" he asked. "I can't really lift my arms."