[ He can't even imagine her discomfort, even though he's more empathetic toward her now. Genuinely, he waves a hand without glancing away. ] N-no! It's not that it wasn't nice but... it kind of confused me, at the time. It still sort of does.
[ He runs a hand through his hair. ] I always thought that sort of act was special. [ Ashton is earnestly not doubting her, but things were different then, and he would like to understand. ]