He held her hand tenderly, "But they are both away at the present. I think perhaps you should not be alone this moon next. If you will allow me, I will come and lend you what assistance you need," and he squeezed her hand in support, "Bill does have trouble, every month. While he does not change, it is quite difficult for him."
Percy paused, "You should meet with him. I think it would bring you more comfort to know that you are not the exception," and he held her hand still, moving it to rest on his own knee, "There is no shame involved in what you are experiencing. I would think you are very, very brave to face this, shouldering the burden on your own as you have been."
His eyes didn't leave her face, as he sat next to her. He wanted to put his arm around her, to lend her more comfort and support but the notion struck him as inappropriate and absurd. He should no be making an suggestive moves on a girl when she was clearly vulnerable.