Hermes chuckled and put his hand over hers, tapping the tops of her knuckles with the pad of his thumb, a touch he knew always comforted her. He knew what she meant, of course, but it was nice to hear her say that he meant so much to her. “Then maybe… You should write out a speech to give to him. And ask him to listen patiently while you read out the whole thing. If you can read it neutrally without getting too emotional… Maybe you can work something out with him? I’m still in favor of leaving him high and dry if he continues to be an arse, but if you’re trying to work to something better, then that might be good, I think.”
"I’ll figure something out…. in the morning," she said," I just need to find a way to get this off my mind for now. I can’t be looking over my shoulder at shadows….."
She sighed, closing her eyes a moment, the face of her husband still lingering there. She mustered up a small and rather dismal smile before shaking her head once and looking back to her friend,” I just needed to clear my head, get it out. I just needed….. this.” She gave him a small shrug.