It's okay :D
For a moment after Hermione finished, Christopher did not speak but sat silently in his chair, looking a bit thoughtful if anything else. Then he gave a small laugh, longer fingers touched the side of his head and over his eyes, "I'm sorry-" but he was still smiling- "but she's always doing that. She wanted to get a pet, like a dog or a cat, when we moved in, but I'm allergic so she had to settle for a fish." Christopher sighed, casting his gave downward.
"But you were very brave," he said as softly as his raspy voice would allow, turning to Hermione, "You tried to help her, and for that, I must thank you."