Beau could tell by the movement of her chest and belly that she was crying and lay on the bed beside her. He removed the pillow from her face and held out his arms to her.
Leah moved into his arms and buried her face in his chest, and finally let herself cry properly. Beau didn’t say a word, just held her and stroked her back while she sobbed uncontrollably. Eventually the sobbing stopped and Leah looked up at him, her eyes were red and puffy, her face was streaked with tears and she looked devastated. Beau’s heart was breaking just looking at her, so he did the only thing he could and gently kissed her. Leah sighed quietly against his mouth as their lips gently brushed together in what was a very soft kiss, which Beau would hope convey to Leah that he cared deeply for her and wasn’t going anywhere.