Demetri frowned. This wasn't going well at all. "I fell in love with someone, in Paris, and his family didn't like that too much and threatened to tell Father and make the affair public. So for their word nothing would be said, I've been reporting on people coming from France. But I couldn't let them get hurt, so I've been helping to bring folks into England safely," he took a breath but barely paused, not wanting to lose his nerve and forget something. "I was late in meeting him this last time and once we did meet, he told me what I needed to do and then said if I didn't follow to the letter, people would find out what you've been doing."
He hunched over, upset and hating that Christopher was so upset. "I tried at first to distance myself from the family, hoping that it would keep them away from the three of you but now I can't so I thought it better to let you know so you all could be warned."