The explanation didn't take very long, I made everyone some hot drinks, mostly to give myself a break from the crying faces. I would have time to cry later, but now I needed to be strong. Claude had been my rock for as long as I can remember, it was time I re-payed that kindness.
No one really had an appetite for breakfast, Billy was under strict doctors orders to make sure that he ate something at every meal, even if he wasn't hungry to help his body continue to fight. The girls both seemed a little in shock, as if they were expecting to have woken up and found out that it was all a bad dream. They had identical expressions on their faces. My girls, so different and yet so very very similar.
Stay tuned for chapter 20 to find out how the girls are getting on :)