Oh Helena could see the twinges of pain on Myka's face. She felt a second dagger to her heart upon seeing that, and wanted to say something, anything to take it away, but what could she say? It was obvious from just looking at Myka that they were from two completely different points in time. But even with that rush of emotion that she tried to keep inside, she couldn't help but hope that Myka would remember being here. Yes it was a lot to ask of the Seal, but she needed that now. She needed Myka to remember what they had been through in this world. If she hadn't, Helena didn't know if she could explain it all. It was something she definitely couldn't handle.
But when Myka finally spoke, that hope was effectively killed. H.G., the more formal name of address. Helena had noted when she was called H.G. and when she was called Helena and how it pertained to someone trusting her. And with Myka's question of where she was, it was obvious to the Victorian woman that she didn't remember being here. All at once, Helena nearly felt her knees buckle, but she masked it by shifting her weight from one foot to the other. As yet another knife was plunged into her heart and twisted, there was a brief moment where all of her emotions were plainly seen. The pain. The lost hope. The loss of relief. The grief. The deep melancholia. And all of them deepened more and settled within Helena's soul, pushing it to the breaking point yet again. Silently drawing in a breath, she managed to push her emotions aside, though it was a Herculean feat. She had to be all business and explain what was happening here.
"You're in Lawrence, Kansas. Currently it's the seventh of November two thousand and twelve. And as much as it may seem that an artifact did this, it wasn't an artifact." Helena let Myka digest that bit of information, though she'd also paused then to try and get ahold of herself more. There had been a slight tremor of emotion in her voice. As much as she wanted to hug Myka, she had an inkling that would not be the best course of action right now.