Sydney weeps, the first time Miss Parker has ever seen him give in to such emotion. For a moment she’s frozen, and then she does what comes naturally—even to her. She puts her arms around him, pulls him up close, feels his hand against her ribs and his face on her shoulder. Somehow Sydney has become family. She remembers how he made her feel when she was a little girl, safe. In the last year of working together, they have become friends, and he still makes her feel safe. Now she will do anything to help him feel safe.