Reuben relaxed then, surprised and even horrified by himself. "I... I shouldn't have shaken you, Fabian." He apologised in response. "But you must never, ever, speak about your mother like that. Your uncle would be heartbroken, and..." He shook his head, moving a hand to his forehead, still able to feel his pulse. "Everyone is doing their best to make you better. It must be frustrating, but you must appriciate their efforts and accept their help."