JJ clamped down on her tongue again before she said something she didn't mean. Fuck hormones were shit.
His mother smiling at him was all he needed, really. Sure he had pulled away from her before, but now he was in a space he knew; the first place he had ever really felt safe in his entire life. So he edged over towards her until he full on collapsed on the floor in front of her and buried her face in his knee, where he started crying. His arms wrapped around her legs, tightly, and he refused to let go.
"Oh dear," Adrian said gently, but he didn't move to try to disengage Jayden.