Re: hannah and david: woods
It wasn't in his nature to pry. On any other subject he would have left it, bit this one - boy meets girl, boy dumps girl, girl attends a party at his house and the sadness creeps in - it koad d him too much with worry and assumption. "Why did things end between the two of you?"
He imagined her at fancy parties with wealthy gents. He had once tried to imagine Molly at the same functions, her cheerful earthiness mixing with the good, the bad, and the ugly of the highest social set. "Did they expect you to smile?" He wondered, of the old times.
He caught her eye when she talked of her dance partner. Unexpectedly, he smiled - properly, for once, bright with surprise, not the dim bulb of a hundred miles off. "He was good company."
Mars didn't think she was Hannah's - Amy's - sister. "Why?" He asked. He didn't address Si telling her about him. It was Si's business, his mission, to protect his family, and David could respect that.
His lids lowered. A little not okay. "I don't know all those stories," he said. Observed but not expecting her to tell them all to him. "She helped you feel better by climbing inside your head. By having a root around and putting it all right."