"Why'd you never get married again, after Mom left?"
"Well, that came out of left field."
"I was too busy raising you."
"You're not raising me anymore."
"A father's work is never done."
"I don't want to see you lonely. That's all."
He snickered. "Do you think I'm lonely, Sebastian?"
I wisely kept my mouth shut and just shrugged.
"I'm not. But do you want to know something?"
"It's not smart to project your own feelings onto others."