"It wouldn't have made no difference, your stayin'. Jon wouldn't a been any less fond of his fun," Mary said evenly, and even managed a smile. "Did you meet him 'fore you left?" She waved off Ann's apology- it didn't matter, Mary decided; Ann said lots of things, and none of them mattered soon as sunset came. "I ain't had it near so bad as all that. Lord, what did Harry go telling you, anyway?
"'Course, Harry seals up lots of things. But why this? You and he aren't at one another's throats are you?" Mary asked, looking a little wary.