Worse, she was losing her grip on the magic within her.
Losing Josh was like losing a brother.
I've been losing some good ones.
When he finished the chores, he swallowed three aspirins and went outside to shovel the accumulating snow, hoping further activity might dissipate the anger he felt, not only at Shipton, but at himself for losing it in so public and childish manner.
You could lie and tell him Humphries said it wasn't really his fault and his mother was just upset at losing a daughter.