Lily felt his grip tighten, quietly thankful that he wasn't letting her fall apart.
"It wouldn't though, not for long." She had been far too practical for too long to think that trying something different would bring her peace. If Lily loosened the hold she had on her emotions even just a smidge, she might never be able to recover the equilibrium that she worked so hard to maintain. And unleashing that on Sirius wasn't fair.
"I'm doing my best to take comfort in knowing Harry survived. That he grew into the man that he is today. And that's all I can do, Sirius, at least, until I learn more."