Right, the W-word. He had forgotten about that whole debacle with Isabel and her powers, and the island taking advantage of literal things. It was like he'd forgotten how to live in this... dimension. How many people had disappeared, come back, disappeared again? He could have missed entire generations in the blink of an eye.
"Sorry. I think I forgot most of the rules about this place. The only thing I would think about was you and Jacob," he replied quietly, feeling drained. "I need to get my head around all this or I'm not gonna be any use to anyone."
Her not blaming him didn't seem to actually help, and in fact made him feel worse. She should resent him for disappearing, right? Being kind to him felt undeserved. He did smile when she reamed him out jokingly before he sank into her hug. He was so tired.