"Derpy..." He knew he needed to say something, but, well...Words had never really been Thunderlane's strong suit. Taking a quick moment to think on what would be the right thing, he hunched down next to her, resting his cheek on his own forelegs as he peered at her. "I'm glad you're not part a my family."
Her muffled sob was a very clear indication that that was decidedly not what she wanted to hear.
This is a much longer follow up to How Sweet It Is. It will definitely make more sense if you read that first!