His fingers found comfort in gently stroking her hair, he continued the motion while she spoke. The girl was serious. They'd had these kind of conversations before but the weight behind it now set it apart from any declarations of feeling in this relationship.
"We've both made mistakes, dear. I'm no saint. I've been horrid to you as well." It was something that they were learning about together. It was his younger self that had been destructive to them both, it had sought some revenge for the hurt she had caused him before, where as Conrad was not this spiteful young brat anymore.