Luckily, the immature cheeky side of Oliver which normally would have made a sexual comment at Verity's last statement fell mute under the circumstances. He actually wanted to hear what was said next. Chances were Margaret had been correct in advising the couple that the miscarriage was circumstantial, but it never hurt to consult an expert. 70/30, it was better to know if they had a biological obstacle to contend with as well as the emotional trauma of the last several months.
For as much his own needs as hers, Oliver reached over and threaded his fingers sportively with Verity's, holding her hand close to his heart.