VP: Don't panic.
Gosh, you are having a real hard time with that.
Interacting with the dersites always makes you nervous, even with the truce in place. And now that the metaphorical heat is back on for this cycle, it seems to be burning white hot. Who knows what'll happen next.
Not to imply that you're only looking out for your side's interests or anything! You just have a job to do, and that job requires a little bit of skepticism. Especially in times of crisis.