[ lip quivering, he goes quiet when the Turk walks in. Peter swallows, before shaking his head and scrubbing at the tears ]
[puts a hand on Peter’s shoulder gently , looking for his eyes.] C’mon Peter, ya know ya can tell Dede anythin’. Not tell me , what’s wrong? Maybe I can help.
[ insistently, he looks up at Sadiq with a smile on his face. Tears all gone ]
I didn’t listen and I messed up. So all of the fireflies are dead cause of me. I was a bad boy, sir.
[he frowns , picking up the boy in his arms , standing up straight with him]
Now now , Peter. Just because ya made a lil’ mistake doesn’t mean that you are a bad boy. Everyone makes mistakes. But how come the fireflies are dead? What fireflies?
[ he swallows, before holding up the jar, tears threatening escape again ]
I caught them last night with a big person. But they all died before I could show Arthur