She could see him going rigid and she started to slowly grow panicked. If he cared, like really, really cared then she just ruined everything. But Lyra was not a liar nor was she the type of person to withhold information she considered quite important. Her family was important and if he wanted her he'd have to take her and her family.
She reached out to touch his hand gently.
"I don't know a lot because I was very, very young and they were scared. My father says he did what he did for us and regrets it all greatly... are you okay? Tristan?"