I really liked this piece. It was well written and the voice of the narrator was different to most.
I particularly liked the line.
I’m not going to let anyone else get hurt. I’ve done enough stupid things, and from now on, I’m going to do something that mattersI/i>
Finally someone writes the fact that James has indeed changed. I think you summed up his motivations perfectly. Thanks for writing this.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback! I've always thought that James couldn't have been a total clod, and I'm glad that someone agrees with me.