Joey, who had been starved of affection by everyone except his younger sister for the first seventeen years of his life, reached out to Iestyn now. Nothing made Joey feel more secure than closeness with the people he cared about, as long as they were willing to give that.
"He was walking past the park. I was at the playground with Olivia and he was just walking by, but he saw me and- Fuck, he knows about Olivia now."
"He'd not going to hurt your daughter," Patrick soothed. "Joseph, look at me. You're safe now." All at once Patrick started to glow a little, and Joey sighed with slight relief.