- 07 Jan 2018, 21:52
After a few minutes of just holding her close and letting her cry Caleb began to wonder at er emotions. It was surely a sign of her distress. As long as he had known Viola he had never seen her cry. She would rant and rave, or turn as cold as ice. But to see her seemingly so small, lost, vulnerable.... so unlike herself it touched his heart deeply. She was always this queen... far above him. Aware that she came from a different class then him. She was a prisoner and yet she would look down on him as a servant still. But at that moment, with his arms around her, it was as though something had shifted, and he felt a knew warmth for her. It was such a rare moment to see this from her.
But finally he said, "Don't cry... it really isn't so bad as all that. You have proven yourself. Made up for so much. Nathan is pleased with you. Maybe he will even let you leave again with an escort. It could go back to how it was... or better ever! I told you that night of the dance I would help you. We are just beginning to get you right psychologically. It's all up hill from here Viola."
He kissed the top of her head, then said, "I think you, or Nathan will find a way to get your voice back. You are both incredibly smart. And I'll always be here to cheer you on alright?"