Like a little girl, she ran to him crying. Blabbering about her disappointment in between sobs. With his simple yet valiant effort, he made her smile.
If you may, cuddle the weak but do not punish the strong! If you may, take care of the weak but do not neglect the strong. The strong, are humans still – they feel, they get hurt.
A raised voice, like silence, does not explain anything. A raised voice, though loud, can not be heard. A raised voice, like a boat on land, is useless!
So she waited.
A yes way of saying no: say yes, then place a condition that is impossible to accomplish. A yes way of saying no: ask now then tailor-fit a perfect excuse.