Emma gets the impression that Will doesn’t want her there.
Considering their personal history, I’d have thought that would be true even without Emma’s argument with Dead St Nic. Still, I suppose it’s a sign that Emma is at last developing theory of mind (“the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself, and to others, and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions, and perspectives that are different from one’s own”). Most people manage it by age 5 or so.
Ruth sympathises, she was there when her mother, Heather died too.
[sic]. Maybe this would help?
Tony tells Joe that he believes if someone knows they’re running out of time, they focus on what matters, so if they say something special you ought to take notice.
Fortunately Nic didn’t, so that’s all right.
And John probably mostly said “ow, there’s a tractor on my chest”.