I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand. Although as an author I am responsible for making readers understand--a reader who doesn't understand is an unhappy reader. (And there is some value to leaving some questions unanswered.
Understand that when silence surrounds a person that something is wrong. And if you dont understand that then why does that per son deserve to tell you what's wrong if you dont understand the silence that surrounds them.