He Chuckled and patted her shoulder, "You'll learn."
Syvis did as she was told laying down in a gown. She put a hand to her head "He's still there. What could one man do on a landing for hours and hours?" She looked at Conrad apologetic "I'm sorry love. You don't deserve a drunkard." She waved a hand over to Ellice who came running over.
"You're no drunkard Syvis. You've had a rough night, and I can see why you went to it." He said, stroking her cheek. He gave her a kiss, "just sleep."
Syvis gave the girl a pat on the cheek. "This isn't what ladies do." Ellice nodded "Get some sleep. It's good for your complexion." Despite their ups and downs the little family was becoming more functional in Syvis' mind.
"Ellice?" "Yes?" "Dump the decanters." Ellice got up and did as she was told, dumping the decanters out of the smoky bathroom window. This was the best thing Syvis could have asked for in Ellice's mind.
He couldn't help but chuckle at this. He smiled down at Syvis and gave her one more kids before pulling the covers over her and closing her eyes with his fingertips.
Then he gestured for Ellice to follow him into her room, "right, let's get started on teaching you how to read."