James takes a deep breath and sighs, closing his eyes, he turns to AJ. A smile crosses his face & he opens his eyes.
"Good Morning AJ, glad to see you up and about..." He turns back to the bench he was scrubbing down.
"I'm not sure what I can tell you about that, to be honest. When I was confronted at the lab, it was basically a shake down. They weren't interested in what I knew, they were just after someone to take the blame. I barely made it out alive, I don't think they were expecting me to run. You have to remember, this is before I was grabbed by your beloved sister."
He turned back to her. "I've never been so scared in all my life AJ, when those Militia started questioning me about you, I could only think that something bad had happened to you. It made me think about all the good times we had and that, after what we said to each other the last time we were together, I just wanted to see you again to say I was sorry." As tears formed in his eyes he turns away, pounds his fists on the table and sniffs, "I love you AJ, I know you probably don't want to hear that right now, so I understand if you walk out. But know that the only thing that kept me strong on that boat, the only feeling that pushed me as I crawled my way back here, was my love for you"