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Serenity nodded and lowered her head. Her mouth drew back in sadness as she let Chel cry against her head without dampening her emotions any further. Chel let it out for a few minutes longer, then sat back and wiped her eyes with a sigh. Her face was blotchy and red from her tears and her eyes were puffy and swollen. Chel willed herself to stop, running a hand over her cheek and feeling how hot they were. She imagined if she had a mirror she would be embarrassed by how she looked.
Everyone would know she had been crying and then they would have to ask if something was wrong. Chel dreaded having to field such questions.
“Lexx is going to win, Chel,” Sirius stated, hoping his words would cheer the girl up.
“That’s not why I’m upset,” sniffled Chel.
“Don’t worry about him, Chel.” Serenity purred.