Lily appreciated the effort, offering her grandson a shaky smile. It was a rather sweet moment, and it made Lily feel as though she was making some progress with Albus.
"You're right, it's not stupid," she agreed. "With everything that I've been through - coming here, learning what happened to James and I, meeting my son as an adult... it's a lot." She may have pushed herself to get answers too quickly, needing to know why Peter did what he chose to so she could figure out how to proceed with him. Which, of course, left her with more questions.
"Talking things out absolutely helps, if you're having that conversation with someone who can put their ego aside long enough to genuinely listen and hear you." Hearing him talk about how his family ignores their feelings sent a pang of regret through her. "I believe that's something your father may have gotten from the Evans side of your bloodline."
It wasn't until after her argument with Severus and subsequent getting to know James that Lily learned how to open herself up to actually discussing things that bothered her. "I'm glad that your friend Scorpius and his father have been able to help you learn that speaking up for yourself is important. I know I have to talk to James about what I learned, but I'm not sure it will help. You see, I guess I mistakenly thought that when you got involved with someone and went out of your way to get into their friends' good graces, those people become your friends as well. Finding out that wasn't the case has opened up my eyes, but it's also left me with a bad taste in my mouth."