Viggo nodded. He didn't know how he was supposed to listen to the boys' constant mocking without intervening, but he would certainly do as Isla had told him. Viggo was nothing if not loyal.

As asked, he sat on his hands, literally.
Impressed with Isla's courage, and Viggo and Vera's understanding, Elsie looked at the trio with a small smile on her face. She hoped they would remain friends until they were all adults and had their own families.

"Alright, how about we head back inside and I can pour everyone a glass of wine."