upset, but reasonable

Those first minutes on the warming table can’t be pleasant for a kid — having just been yanked from the womb and all — but Grip just kind frowned like this and whimpered. He’s been like that ever since: his cry is a low-pitched, reasonable sort of thing (most times, anyway). It sounds more like he’s just asking you to do something than screaming for the heck of it. Here’s knocking on wood that it stays that way.grip010