"James I know this is a lot to take in right now okay. I don't know why all of this happened the way it did, but I don't want you to feel obligated to help me in any way shape, form, or fashion okay? I'm not saying that you can't be a part of Emily's life, I'm just saying that I don't want her to be a burden in your life. I don't want you to feel like you have to do something. You don't. We can pretend this conversation never happened; I just wanted to tell you the truth. I couldn't keep it a secret any longer." I finally shut up. I had no idea what he was going to say to me next. I just kept the phone to my ear, waiting. I could hear his breath through the phone and then he finally spoke.
"I want to be a part of her life, as well as yours," he said.