"Oh, sweetheart, you don't have anything to apologize for," Lily assured him. She was very close to giving it up and hugging him. She wanted to very badly, but she also didn't want to push him into something he might not be ready for. She knew this had to be a lot for him to take in. She couldn't even begin to imagine what it must be like for him.
Her own eyes were moist with tears when she nodded her answer to his invitation. "Yes, yes, I would really love that," she said, taking the offered space to enter the flat. James had told her some things, of course, but she had so many questions, so many things she wanted to know about her suddenly grown son.