Adewole cried helplessly for some time, until Alleine soothed, "Oh, Ollie, you must've loved her a lot. I wish I was dead and she was here."
"She is gone," said Adewole, wiping his eyes and nose on his last clean handkerchief. "Wishing changes nothing, child."
"Don't I know it. I'm still sorry for you, though."
"Thank you, my dear." He sniffled and cleared his throat until he brought himself back under control.
Alleine broke the silence. "Ollie, can I ask you something? You said you didn't know I was in here. What was you looking for?"