The feeling is almost mutual

We have recently lost Henry to a new series of books. They feature monsters, magic, sword fights, and mythological creatures. He has been completely sucked into this world for the last week.

He is reading on the couch. Erin plops on the cushion beside him.

Erin: Good book?

Henry: Mph.

Erin: Maybe I can read to you for a bit?

He turns the page.

Henry: No thanks. I'm happy reading to myself.

She puts her arm around him.

Erin: I just miss my boy.

Henry: (not looking up from his book) I sort of miss you, too.