It was yet another knock at his front door. Why again hadn't he found a party for this night? He was almost out of his personal stash of candy as it was. Sighing, he opened the door with the last few sad specimens of Honeyduke's finest in a bowl in his hand.
"Verity?" He stared at her for a moment before his gaze went inevitably to the princess at her hip. He blinked at the girl. His girl. His daughter.
He had a sudden urge to sit down, but he fought off the feeling. "Hello."