As soon as the words left his mouth, tears rapidly welled in her eyes. She felt her heart constrict tightly in her chest. That poor woman...she was going to go through something terrible...something that would change her for forever, "Then every moment spent with him will be precious to her," she said softly, refusing to keep imagining herself in that position. It was too painful. Her empathy ran too deep.
Stephanie felt lost. She didn't know what to do for Stephen, not when he took up the position that she herself was so familiar with. It always provided some measure of comfort. She shook her head softly at his request, although realizing he couldn't see, she spoke up, "No...but I wish I did." She'd probably end up erasing too much if she tried, and she wasn't willing to risk that.
"I'm sorry," she nearly whispered, though what she was apologizing for, she wasn't sure. Her lack of knowledge on the spell that might afford him some comfort, the fact that he'd seen it in the first place, that such a thing could happen to one so innocent...it was just something to say. Something that probably wouldn't really mean much...but it was hanging there in the air anyway.
She'd give anything to take pain away from him...she'd gladly take the full burden instead.