I apologize for barging in so rudely, but miss Sedant is looking after a child that is now as much her daughter as the girl's father died long ago. I can assure you that Calliope and I have had no such relations, and if 'people' start their talk, I'll be sure to silence them.
Young Johanna is in need of a motherly force in her life, sir. And Calliope is the right woman for the job. Consider it... a fostering of sorts. Or that she's adopted her when her father, or rather, who was once her father, had died before she could have a proper upbringing.